If you are thinking about making a trip and do not want to go for the typical plan, here I offer a full guide of everything you need to know with numerous proposals to show you why a yacht charter is an excellent choice for your next holidays.
First, you should know that you can rent a yacht anywhere in the world and sail from one point to another, traveling and stopping over at incredible places and islands of your choice, as long as every destination has access to the sea.
Nowadays, renting a yacht is almost as easy as booking a hotel online, with some extra details that will be solved by the simply way of getting in touch with the corresponding boat rentals agencies. There are lots of things to consider while organizing this kind of trips, but I can assure you that is entertaining and even funny.
Coming up next, I created a list of ideas and suggestions for booking a yacht charter that may be useful for you while considering this an option for your next vacations.
- Where would you like to go?
Do you want to go sailing around the Caribbean Sea and navigate through the warm turquoise waters or somewhere between Southern Europe and North Africa, such as the fascinating Mediterranean Sea? Do you want to sail for a few days, a week or a month? How many guests will be traveling with you? These are all questions that you should ask yourself before in order to narrow the gap and find exactly what you are looking for.
- When do you want to go?
The sooner you make the reservation, a better deal you will be given. Also with the proper assistance of the boat rentals agents, the choice and the reservations of a yacht charter is much easier for everything to be perfect, so is good to assign time to creating the itinerary for the trip, especially when it is the first time that you opt for this type of travel.
- How is the weather like?
The safest way to choose the best time is to avoid hurricane seasons, especially when a tour will be made around the Caribbean Sea. Some agents recommend hiring an insurance in order to be protected of any situation that may arise.
- Which is your range budget?
After selecting the destination and the number of people on board, it’s time to define what type of yacht are you looking for (motor boats, catamarans, monohulls, motor sailers) what kind of amenities you need (all inclusive or plus expenses) and your range budget.
- Is airfare going to be a needed?
Once defined the destination, start searching in parallel the most important ports and airports in the area. If needed, it is important to buy the airplane tickets with time and know exactly which ones will be the embarkation and disembarkation ports to not meet up with any surprises at the very last moment.
- Water Sports and Activities.
When choosing the yacht, let the boat rental agent know which kind of water activities you would like to do. Today, most of the yachts have equipment for water sports like snorkeling, scuba, paddle and kayak, but it is worthwhile to ask.
- What does All Inclusive and Plus Expenses mean?
All included consist of yacht supplies, cleaning service for all guests, food and drinks. A few days before embarking, the crew on board and the captain will be contacting you, so you can let them know the list of preferences of beverages and meals for the different moments of the day (breakfast/lunch/dinner) throughout your stay.
Plus expenses means that beverages and meals are not included and must be paid separately.
- Will a captain and crew be on board at all time?
If you choose the all inclusive option there will be a captain and the crew on board at all time. But if you choose the plus expenses option, you can ask for the captain only and help with the cleaning, cooking and activities onboard. Remember that the captain is fully responsable for anything happening in the boat. In some cases, some of the yachts offer the option of including a hostess in order to assist the captain. This depends upon the season and the number of guests.
Well, this might help you clear most of the first doubts that may appear while thinking of taking into consideration a yacht charter. My advice is do not hesitate to contact any boat rental agency and have a look at the various proposals. It is an excellent opportunity to see the world from another point of view and enjoy more outdoor activities.