Avid travelers like to get off the beaten track and try new things. Some visit remote areas where few tourists dare to go. Others opt for safaris and trips to archaeological sites. But perhaps your best option for a holiday full of adventure and fun is a sailboat charter!
Here are some reasons why chartering a sailboat can be such a great experience.
You are in control. Just picture this – yourself at the helm, feasting your eyes on the endless blue of the ocean. That’s a sense of freedom, independence and control that no other travel experience can offer you. And if you don’t feel confident enough about your sailing skills, you can charter a sailboat with a captain who can show you around. Prices vary, but on average you wouldn’t spend more than $100 a day for a skippered sailboat charter.
You are in control. A sailboat charter is the best option for a family holiday
If you have young children, a sailboat charter is probably the best way to spend some time together and teach them the basics of sailing. Learning the ropes is also a great way to build bonds with you teenage kids who might otherwise feel bored at a hotel. There is always something to do on a sailboat!
It’s the real thing
All boats are lovely, but with a sailboat charter you can enjoy a more authentic experience. From the deck of your sailboat, the mast and the sails will look majestic = a scene straight out of the Pirates of the Caribbean! And if you opt for a classic wooden sailboat charter, you will know how Frances Drake and other famous pirates felt when they were roaming the seven seas in search of legendary treasures.
It’s ideal for water sports enthusiasts
If you rent a sailboat in Miami or Fort Lauderdale you can practice your favorite water sports, including water skiing, snorkeling and diving. You can also charter a sailboat with water sports equipment, in some cases for free.
Luxury and comfort
There is no doubt that a sailboat charter is a high-end experience! Just imagine the pictures you will be able to take on the deck of your sailboat, with the deep blue of the ocean in the background!
It’s not as expensive as you think.
If you are traveling with your family or a big group of friends in an exotic destination such as the Caribbean Sea, a sailboat charter can be considerably cheaper than any other type of accommodation. For example, if you book in advance via a boat rental platform, you can charter a sailboat that can be up to 40% cheaper than a hotel room. Another good thing about these new platforms is that they make it easy for you to compare prices, check reviews by other renters and -after you have registered – contact the owner.
Last but not least, a sailboat charter is the perfect option to celebrate a special occasion, such as your birthday, with a crazy party. Just you, your friends and the sea – what else do you need for a night to remember? Romantic types may also rent a sailboat to propose to their significant other.
Weigh anchor captain, it’s time to set sail!