Nothing quite beats the freedom and luxury of a yacht holiday. Your home on the water with all the trappings of luxury, you never have to get off if you don’t want to. If, however, you’re using it as a way to get around, you can visit otherwise inaccessible gems, dip in and out of the big blue at your leisure and dock up somewhere new for lunch every day.
Dreamy it might sound, but going on a yacht holiday also requires a lot of preparation and knowledge of what such a holiday entails. So, here are your top tips for a perfect yacht charter holiday.
Choose the right yacht
For most people who haven’t bought or encountered a yacht before, all yachts might seem like they do the same thing. However, it’s important to choose the right yacht for you and your group, depending on how many of you are joining. Then you need to think about the amenities you want and need to bring with you.
You also want to choose a yacht that’s aligned with the kind of holiday you’re after. If you want to exercise your sailing expertise, opt for a sailing yacht. For those who want to fully relax and not have to think about a thing, choose a yacht that can accommodate the number of staff you need.
Plan your itinerary properly
There might be lots of places you want to stop off at, but it might also be a nice idea to tie in some events. Check to see if there are any festivals taking place at your chosen destinations and plan your itinerary accordingly. Festivals are a great way to immerse yourself in local culture.
It’s also crucial to keep an eye on the weather. The difference between a great day and a catastrophic day, planning your itinerary around the weather forecast is vital to your safety, especially when out at sea.
Get in the water as much as possible
Who knows when you’ll be able to do this again, so embrace the full experience by taking on some water activities. This can include snorkeling for hours on end, paddleboarding to remote islands, taking the jet skies out for a spin or dusting off the kayak for a trip to an ancient cave.
You could go one step further and explore the oceanic depths with a scuba diving instructor. You can even hire an instructor to accompany you on your trip so that you can fully immerse yourself in the sport and do it every day.
The beauty of the sea is its unpredictability. If a storm decides to interrupt your plans, try not to get too stressed about it and take a more laid-back approach to your itinerary. Simply enjoy not having anywhere to be.