What is your perfect destination? Do you like the sprawling white beaches of the Caribbean or the hidden coves of the Balearic Islands such as the tantalizing Ibiza? Or maybe you like the navigable British Virgin Islands where you can have fun with your colleagues without the strains of expert sailing?
Whatever your favorite destination, yacht charters are an integral part of juicing the most out of your sea faring experience. They allow you to kick back, unwind or even have a party to remember at sea. Enjoying the sea breeze whatever the destination is the icing that will create indelible memories during your vacation.
Getting it Right with a Yacht Charter
However, a study by the American Yacht Charter Association (AYCA) shows that 54% of holiday makers rue their trips due to the wrong choice of boat. To avoid becoming part of this statistic, you had better start planning early for your next trip.
More importantly, you need to be proactive in choosing your boat package by considering these factors:
1. Number of your Group
To enjoy the best out at sea, it is always advisable to have a group be it family, friends or office colleagues. This ameliorates this experience as each individual brings a different personality. To avoid getting crammed in a small boat, make sure you contact a firm that can cater for your number in its charters.
2. Early Planning Does It
It might be your dream to enjoy the exotic beaches of Belize during your vacation but you should realize all avid travelers are thinking the same way. To avoid disappointment you need to book way before the tourist season. This ensures you get the best boat as opposed to compromising through late bookings.
3. Pick the Ideal Yacht Trip Destination
As a travelling enthusiast, you appreciate the importance of information. It thus behooves upon you to research before setting out if you really want scintillating water experience. Some of the favorite spots to relax include the Caribbean, Ibiza, St. Martin, Antigua, French Riviera, Sardinia and Corsica. Each has its own allure and you should ensure it suits your needs.
4. Sailing Conditions
Each destination comes with its unique weather and before committing your money, confirm that you will enjoy idyllic moments at sea. It would make no sense to fly all the way to Vancouver Islands for whale watching only to encounter tumultuous weather that can’t allow you to leave the shore.
5. Type of Chartered Vessel
Some of the yacht charters listed by Charter Yacht Brokers Association (CYBA) International include mega, super, catamarans, motor yachts and sailing boats among other categories. These can come with a full crew or can be chartered bare, meaning you have skills to captain yourself at sea.
You should consider many other factors including costs, flexibility of the package, comfort and features in the vessel that will make your experience even better. Whatever you do, never rush into picking a charter without due diligence.