Ever dreamt of being the captain of your own ship? When you charter a boat you can sail the seven seas as the captain of your hired vessel. There are a range of quality boats to choose from – including sailing yachts and powerboats, allowing you to live out your dreams on the seven seas.
Chartering a boat
When you are seeking a holiday with a difference, why not consider boat charters? You can charter boats of any shape and size in order to explore some of the world’s most beautiful nautical landscapes – from the Caribbean to the Mediterranean regions to the exotic areas of the Indian Ocean and South Pacific.
Whether you are an experienced sailor or prefer the speed and energy of a powerboat, there is a suitable vessel for you. Or if you would prefer an all inclusive experience, you can choose a boat with a professional captain and chef on board – complete luxury.
What is a bareboat charter yacht?
When you choose a bareboat charter yacht holiday, you will benefit from the opportunity to captain your own ship without a professional captain or crew. You don’t need a formal qualification for this type of holiday, just some boating experience. This type of charter means you have all legal and financial responsibility for your boat – for example, you’ll be liable for chartering the boat, as well as for fuel, crew and port expenses.
This is a very popular option for experienced sailors who want to use their skills as part of a self-sufficient, adventure style holiday. Bareboat chartering allows you to go wherever you like, to your own time-frame and at your own pace – and you can also choose from a huge selection of catamarans and monohulls to suit your requirements.
A power boating holiday combines thrill and luxury, as you motor across azure waters in a state of the art vessel. On board, you’ll find everything from queen sized bed to beautiful saloons – perfectly designed for entertaining.
Visit salubrious locations for off-shore snorkelling or unique beachfront parties and explore hidden coves for complete peace and quiet, away from the hustle and bustle of your busy, everyday life. Some of the most popular locations for power boating holidays include Tortola in the British Virgin Islands and Abacos in the Bahamas – as well as areas of Europe such as Croatia, Greece and Turkey.
All-inclusive yachting holidays
If you’re not quite confident enough to take on a yacht by yourself on your first charter holiday, why not choose to have a professional captain take control of the boat? This means you can benefit from all the beauty and exploration of your oceanic environment with complete confidence that there is a professional in control.
So if you’re bored of the usual hotels or camping holidays, try a trip with a difference on a charter boating trip.
Shannen writes for a range of travel and leisure websites and blogs. She loves all forms of flying and owns her own light aircraft but until she experienced a flight with Virgin Balloons she had not realized how special hot air ballooning could be.