Holidays Afloat Your Guide To The Best Yachting Vacations
achting vacations used to vacation.
be the sole preserve of the
rich or famous; the price Whether you choose to go
being unachievable for most bareboat, take a captain, or even
people. Prices have now dropped an entire crew there is bound to
considerably with the be a destination to suit you.
introduction of chartering and Many destinations offer the
many yacht owners now offer other complete package for your
potential seafarers the vacation. Spend a couple of days
opportunity to ‚Äėrent' their in a secluded cove, exploring the
boat for their dream vacation. beaches and seeing the beautiful
plants and wildlife and then the
Yachting means you aren't rest of your vacation in the
confined to any one area, or even exotic harbour on the next
any one island; giving you the island. Everything is possible on
opportunity to visit various a yachting vacation.
beaches, coves and beautiful
coastlines on your travels. Greece.
Alternatively, you can remain on
your boat and watch the sun rises Greece offers a number of popular
and the sun set over the clear destinations for mooring your
horizon of the sea. Whether you yacht. Each island offering you a
are looking for an action packed new surf washed beach combined
vacation in the destinations of with traditional Greek villages
your dreams or a tranquil, even and exquisite countryside and
romantic getaway for you, your mountains. The local restaurants
family and loved ones. The and taverns are friendly and
possibilities are endless. welcoming offering some fantastic
Greek cuisine and drink.
Where you can go on your yachting
A short distance away from the bazaars that bring Turkish crafts
harbours you will be able to find both ancient and modern and a sea
a busy and popular nightlife, if of many different colours. The
required and historical smells, sights and sounds are an
excavations, museums and experience you will never forget.
hospitable people always more
than willing to idle away the
time with you. For those not The Turkish people are friendly
proficient in the local language and outgoing and, while English
there is no need to worry, a vast is not the predominantly spoken
majority of the locals speak very language, the hospitality of the
fluent English and are usually people means between you there
only too happy to put it into will always be a way around the
practise. language barrier. Again, the
local cuisine is exquisite and
Turkey. the fresh fish is a delicacy that
everyone should try at least once
The mainland of Turkey offers a in a lifetime. There are numerous
combination of quaint and quiet small or large harbours and even
villages with the occasional deserted coves where you can moor
large town for stocking up on your yacht.
provisions and some fantastic
sight seeing. The whole country The Caribbean.
is awash with ancient ruins from
the numerous cultures that have The Caribbean is a very popular
resided there, giving ruins and destination for many sailors, and
buildings to visit suiting is perfect for a romantic break
everyone's needs. or a honeymoon. The bright blue
seas and the clear skies make the
The larger towns have regular Caribbean a picture perfect
destination for a tranquil don't have loud neighbours and
vacation. However, if you are there is no danger of getting the
after something a little more room next to the toilets. Stock
exciting the open seas offer an your yacht with enough provisions
abundance of opportunity for for the week and you don't need
scuba diving, snorkelling and to see a single person for your
water skiing. There are plenty of entire vacation.
beach bars and places to try the
local fish dishes and other Even the novices get a chance
cuisine and the weather is almost too; you can charter not only the
always perfect. vessel but also the crew or just
the captain to go with you.
Numerous islands offering many There's no need to worry about
beaches and coves means you will the invasion of privacy, as the
never get bored if you take your crewmembers are usually very
next yachting vacation in the experienced in knowing when to
Caribbean. make themselves scarce or when
you may need an explanation of
Why a yacht? some of the surrounding beauty
Imagine opening your eyes in the
morning, pouring yourself a Whatever you want to do on your
coffee and stepping out onto the vacation, however tranquil or
deck of your yacht; the sun busy you want to make it,
rising and not a sound to be yachting has the answer. It's a
heard apart from the occasional unique holiday at your pace. And
drift of the waves and the noise one you'll always remember.
of the wildlife. Yachting
provides one of the most tranquil "© 2005 John Thompson
vacations you can imagine. You
About the Author:
John Thompson is webmaster for http://www.holidays-afloat.biz : an online resource for holidays on the water.