Travelling is often about going the extra mile to discover new places and experiences. An avid traveller might have hiked Le Chemin des Rognes in France or camped in the Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park in Vietnam, but the sea remains the ultimate frontier to explore. Booking a yacht charter is the best way to discover the hidden gems of the Mediterranean Sea, from the paradisiacal islet of Porquerolles in the French Riviera to the mesmerizing Lesser Cyclades in Greece! Here are some reasons why a yacht charter can offer you a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
You Can Afford It
A yacht charter can be affordable these days and in many cases cheaper than booking a hotel room in popular tourist destinations in Southern Europe such as Greece, Croatia, Turkey or even Spain and Italy.
If you hire a boat well in advance you can enjoy hefty discounts, particularly in mid-spring or early autumn when the weather in the Med is warm enough for a holiday in the sun.
You Can Travel Like A Local
Those who are equipped with boating qualifications can often opt for a ‘bareboat’ yacht charter, ie without a skipper. For the rest, renting a boat with a skipper may cost you a bit more, say around £100 per day, but an obvious perk would be the possibility of visiting remote beaches that only a local knows.
You Can Book Yacht In A Few Clicks
Until a few years ago, finding a boat was a tricky business, as you would have to visit the harbour and arrange a rental with a local company.
All that has changed with the advent of boat rental platforms, which enable you to compare prices and find the right vessel for you and your friends or family.
This means that you can check out the pictures, read reviews written by other renters and even contact the boat owner to have an idea of what the experience will feel like.
Yacht Charter Is The Perfect Family Sport
Cruising the Med on a spacious catamaran or a classic sailboat is the absolute family experience.
Toddlers, young kids and teenagers enjoy the sense of freedom that only boating can offer, while for parents it’s an excellent opportunity to take it easy and spend some quality time with their children.
You Can Hop From One Island To The Other
Most Mediterranean destinations are home to hundreds of small islands to explore at your own pace.
From Croatia’s Dalmatian archipelago, including world-renowned islands, such as Brac, Hvar, Vis and Pag, to the Cyclades Islands in the Aegean Sea, there is always something a new place to discover in the summer.