People tend to spend their time on the beach. It has as soothing effect that every holiday goer wants to experience. It might be the most cliché place to spend your time in on a vacation, but there is a reason why it is. The water has a calming effect that no other place, even hotels, have.
All the while, there are others who would like to splurge a little bit more and spend their time on the water using sailboats. Fret not if you do not have one, you can rent a luxury sailboat in the Caribbean, in Miami, or even in Dubai if you want. There is always a sailboat to charter as long as you are willing to pay.
The biggest question would be is: What options are available for rent?
- Crewed Charter
If you are unfamiliar with the Caribbean waters, choosing this is the best option available. You will have a crew who answers to your every whim while making sure you get the privacy you want during your holiday. Food comes up when needed. Everything is laid out for you, even the most picturesque spots for that photo perfect moment.
Of course, having a crew around also has one more advantage – water activities. Sailboats normally have equipment ready on board. They can always tell you where the best dive spots are and how to properly use the equipment. Basically, guaranteeing your safety.
- Captain Only
Only having a captain with your sailboat means getting more involved with the operations of the boat. Although, the captain still does most of the heavy lifting. However, with only a captain on board, you will be responsible for preparing his meals as well. Also, you will be responsible for making sure the boat remains clean. Basically, what a crew does in a crewed charter, but experiencing these first-hand can be worth the price of the rent alone.
- Bareboat Charters
You are all on your own on this one. No crew, and no captain. You will be relying on your own skills to get to where you plan on heading. However, if you are familiar with the waters, this would not bother you. To rent a luxury sailboat in the Caribbean, and to be well on your own can be daunting, but if you are skilled enough, then, you get the experience at a cheaper price.
- Bareboat Flotillas
The simplest way of putting this is having a rag tag of individuals who decided on a single itinerary. The one’s in charge are the charter companies. They will be responsible with putting together a group who have the same destination. You will not have a crew still, therefore, you will be relying on each other. Let us just hope that someone on the crew, or at least a few more, are adept in maneuvering a boat.
Having to rent a luxury sailboat in the Caribbean is no easy task. Unfamiliar waters (maybe) and a high level of maneuvering skills is needed to make your holiday a success. However, regardless of what it is, to just be on the water alone and having this new experience is something you will remember for a lifetime.