Yeah!!! You have decided to go on a sailing trip. Sailing is a beautiful and exciting way to truly enjoy your vacation. However, there are several important things you have to consider before beginning your adventure at sea.

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Below are a few of the questions to consider when planning your vacation.

WHERE TO GO?

There are some fabulous destinations to choose from. Check them out on our site and pick your favorite.

WHEN TO GO?

What time of year works best for you and the type of charter you are looking for are great things to talk about. In the charter industry you might hear the terms high or low season. ALL season are great but there will be some slight differences with weather, and local entertainment options.

WHAT TYPE OF CHARTER?

After deciding on the destination, you should choose a yacht charter type. According to your wishes, skills and experience, you can choose from CREWED, CAPTAIN ONLY, AND BAREBOAT CHARTERS.

You have to choose a yacht depending upon many factors. These include your wishes concerning the boat type – whether you want a motor yacht or a sailing yacht, mono hull or catamaran or whether you just want to charter a cabin. Your finances and the number of passengers you are taking with you are also of great importance.

WHAT IS YOUR BUDGET?

There are yachts available and options for types of trips for just about every budget. Some factors that might influence your budget are type of vessel, type of charter, number of days on charter and number of guests.

WHAT TYPE OF VACATION ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?

Will this be a romantic get-a-way for two, a family vacation or fun with friends?

WHAT TO PACK?

Packing is another important topic in preparing for yacht charter. There is just one rule – LESS IS MORE (do not overdo it). Bring soft-sided luggage since it can be stowed easily because most boats have limited storage area. Depending on the destination, take only the appropriate clothes and since most opt for somewhere hot and sunny, that means bathing suits and shorts.

WISHING YOU WERE HERE?

You can almost hear the splash of water, the palm trees swaying in the warm breeze, friends talking around a sizzling grill. It’s time to find your outdoor spot and soak up every beautiful moment. COME JOIN US AT THE INTERSECTION OF LATITUDE AND FUN!