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Treasure Hunt Yacht Holidays

Experience real adventure when travelling by yacht with an immersive treasure hunt to inspire explorers of all ages.

From Sardinia to Indonesia, let your imagination run wild as you navigate the high seas and get to the heart of your destination anywhere in the world with an epic mix of land-based and yacht-based experiences.

“Building Pelorus yacht experiences around immersive and exciting treasure hunts in some of the most diverse locations on the planet is something we have been longing to do since inception. We now have the capability to bring even more realistic narratives to life, adding to the already high return on experiential value we strive to achieve for all our clients. The Mediterranean, Caribbean and Indonesian treasure hunts are only the beginning as we develop new locations worldwide.”

Geordie Mackay-Lewis

Pelorus CEO & Co-founder

Destinations to Inspire


If you’re after marine-filled waters and extraordinary coral reef systems that make for a diver’s paradise, Indonesia is the destination of choice. Base your treasure hunt experience in the exotic land of the dragons, Komodo National Park, or hop between the forested mounts and sublime islands of Raja Ampat. Use a traditional phinisi yacht to uncover secret routes used by historic spice traders in centuries gone by.

Consisting of more than 17,000 breathtaking islands, Indonesia is a place where conservation comes first. Join local rangers to feed reef sharks or dive and swim alongside manta rays in an extraordinary immersive experience as you participate in a worldwide research project. Visit unexplored sacred temples that watch over mystical islands, and venture below ground to deep stalactite caves. Sleep under the stars and discover hidden waterfalls in the heart of the jungle.

What to charter?

Charter the largest traditional Phinisi, LAMIMA, a luxury well-known yacht for its exceptional local crew, our co-founder Geordie recently stayed on. Alternatively, opt for DUNIA BARU, a hand-built yet highly luxurious yacht that our co-founder Jimmy also had the opportunity to stay on.


Often overlooked in favour of its more famous Mediterranean neighbours, Sardinia is the ultimate destination for idyllic island hopping fused with historical discovery. Search for lost treasure in hidden bays as you cruise to protected islands and snorkel or dive off the coast of pristine white sand beaches, free-diving among colourful coral, sponges, and sea daises in the company of eels, octopuses, bream, groupers, and barracuda.

There’s something for everyone in Sardinia. Discover nearby vineyards and embark on exclusive wine tastings or play a memorable game of golf at world-class courses. Hike through towering pine trees across the islands or try your hand at rock climbing, caving, or rappelling in spectacular surroundings.

What to charter?

We recommend a timeless sailing yacht such as BLISS.

Antigua & Barbuda

Retrace the footsteps of the real-life Pirates of the Caribbean with an iconic treasure hunt experience in Antigua and Barbuda. Expect a true tropical paradise consisting of pristine coves and quintessential Caribbean villages as you sail back in time in search of the hidden treasure.

As you cruise the Caribbean, hop off board to explore the islands and zipline through dense jungle. Kitesurf off Barbuda’s pink sand beaches, where the Atlantic meets the Caribbean sea in a striking and distinctive hue of colour. Swim with sting rays before dancing to steel bands at sunset and camping out on secluded islands without seeing a single soul.

What to charter?

Classic sailing yacht EROS sleeps up to 12, but if you’re after a motor yacht, go with a sleek, James Bond-style hunt on OKTO.

“Thank you for everything, it was truly magical and organised perfectly. We have a lot of vacations with the kids and it’s rare to find something that pleased the 16, 13, 10 and 8-year-old.”

Pelorus Client
Treasure Hunt in Costa Rica

Start Planning Your Treasure Hunt Experience

Get in touch with our Expedition Designers to start building your bespoke Treasure Hunt experience as part of your yacht charter.

If you have another destination in mind, we will be able to design an experience like this for you anywhere in the world. You’ll be guaranteed an entirely bespoke, unique, immersive and entirely unforgettable experience for all ages.