Sydney, Miami and St Barts are famous destinations for celebrating New Year's Eve on a luxury yacht. But if you’re after a true getaway to celebrate in style on your superyacht here is our pick of five dream destinations for an escapist New Year’s Eve.
1. The Galápagos Islands
For a real taste of the unknown, nature lovers need to head to the Galápagos Islands for New Year’s Eve. Celebrate among incredible wildlife both on land and beneath the waves — the intriguing archipelago is a must-do for your bucket list.
Divers can enjoy the warmer water temperatures at this time of year and can hope to witness turtles, eagle rays, barracuda, seahorses, dolphins, sea lions and 28 species of shark, including the famed hammerhead shark. Due to the strict regulations in place for visiting the Galápagos Islands, diving must be organised with a local dive company, but it’s well worth the effort.
The UNESCO World Heritage site is becoming more and more accessible by superyacht due to the increase in charter vessels available with local guides, which are compulsory for visitors to the islands. Land tours should be organised through national park service approved companies — look out for Galápagos giant tortoises, land and marine iguanas, blue footed boobies, green sea turtles, racer snakes (made famous recently on Planet Earth II) and flightless cormorants.