One of the best ways to have fun, relax and make the most of your holiday is to sail. When sailing, you get to enjoy the fresh breeze and pleasures of nature. You can also engage in activities such as sight-seeing, viewing antique, diving, skiing, horse riding and much more.
However, it all gets started with choosing and chartering a yacht for the trip. Yacht charter is unlike renting a car. You have to plan your trip very well so that you can enjoy everything. The following are the top seven (7) tips to help you plan your yacht charter for your sailing holiday:
Select the right sailors
Who are you going to share the trip with? Are you looking to enjoy the sail with your wife, husband or girlfriend or family? Maybe, you might want to spend time with your friends. Whatever be the case, ensure you select the right sailors who align with your goals.
Select a destination
Where are you looking to sail? When it comes to yacht charter, determining your destination is very important. It sets the yardstick for yacht charter companies to offer you a package of services that best meets your needs. Select a destination and areas that meet your sailing holiday goals.
Select a skipper and helmsman
Unless you have the required knowledge, skill and experience to chart the course for the destination, it will save a lot of time to find a professional skipper. Make sure your skipper knows the routes and has the required expertise and license to give you the best for the trip. If you lack the training and skills to steer the yacht, you might also want to look for a professional helmsman to help.
Plan your route
Many people wait until it is too late before they plan their routes. But, once you have selected a professional skipper for the trip, meet with him/her to plan the course. This will ensure that everything is well planned and not haphazard. Let your skipper help plan all the routes from start to finish before you start the trip.
Decide on the right yacht
There are different kinds of yachts for various people and occasions. Do you want a luxury yacht or a passenger yacht? Each package is different and will have varied prices. Contact your rental company and ask for various categories and decide on the one which will best serve your needs.
Budget for the trip
Now that you have selected your skipper, helmsman, destination and yacht type, just go ahead and figure out your budget for the trip. Consider yacht insurance among your lists. Add other things like food, hotel expenses, and whatever you might need to make your sailing holiday a great one.
Consider the weather
Before you choose the date for your trip and make a booking, you need to check the weather. Read and analyze the weather reports and then find a suitable day and time for your trip. Once the weather is suitable, plan your stuff and move in with your sailors to enjoy your sailing holiday!