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Thursday, 23 March 2017
Would you love to indulge in Scuba Diving? Why? Because it is a one-of-a-kind activity that provides thrill to a large extent and also peace to a considerable extent. Forget about all your worries and delve deep into the marine world. Spain offers some of the best scuba diving spots in the world.
Wednesday, 22 March 2017
Croatia offers lovely atmosphere and conditions for sailing. It is great for both the experienced and the novice sailors. Along with exploring the pristine islands and the golden sand beaches, it offers cycling, hiking and sea kayaking for travelers. Stand up paddling is another activity which offers lot of time to balance relaxation and beach activities. In fact, when travelers rent a boat in Croatia they can actually plan on the type of holiday they wish to have. It will be suitable for families, couples, solo travelers, hikers and active kayakers. Here is a lowdown on the different kinds of trips.
An adventure sailing trip is not just about on board adventure. It also involves outdoor activities relating to water, beaches and sand. In fact, Dubrovnik has loads to offer in terms of natural bounty. Coves, caves, cliffs, beaches, rocks and pine forests are all part of that natural bounty while kayaking, sailing on a yacht, snorkeling and swimming can be done after hopping out of the boat. Sipan, Lopud and Kolocep are some of the most popular green islands in Croatia which are covered by forests and loads of sunshine. The sandy beaches are almost empty which can be ideal for hours of sailing and other water activities. The skippers hired along with the boat guide you through the entire process and takes you to he destinations where the crowd is not thick. Tuna and dolphins often accompany the sailors across the Adriatic Ocean where the sea is crystal clear and the sky is warm and welcoming.
Sailing & Kayaking
After you hire a vessel from the boat rental services in Croatia a great kayaking trip can be organized for the travelers. This trip is not for the family and friends. This is especially for the kayakers. This trip is for the kayaking enthusiasts who can independently travel long distances by paddling boats. These trips are often without guides and thus require sailing experience. Occasionally the guides will provide information and route directions to the kayakers on their wish.
This is organized for those travelers who have inadequate time to spend in Dubrovnik. It is also ideal for travelers who are setting sail across the Adriatic Ocean for the first time. This trip includes quick trips to the Elaphiti Islands Archipelago which offers sea kayaking, swimming, cycling and hiking to the travelers. The best of locations in the archipelago can be reached on boat, paddle board or kayak. There are several private coves which are open for snorkeling and scuba diving. Normally, skippers accompany travelers on his trip because the travelers are mostly first-timers.
Thus, Croatia offers loads of fun and activities for those sailing across the Adriatic Ocean. Anchoring on the islands and enjoying the beach activities could be the best thing about this kind of vacation. Every kind of trip is provided to the travelers being tailor-made for them. Set sail!
Thursday, 9 March 2017
Greece, the cradle of civilization still holds the place of being the number one vacation destination because tourists believe that it is God's own place full of natural abundance in the form of island clusters and beaches. Beautiful rolling waters, golden sea bed and hospitable people make this land the chosen tourist destination. Setting sail on the azure Aegian waters can be an ethereal experience for the traveler on a journey to self discovery.
Friday, 24 February 2017
The Amalfi Coast in Italy offers loads of fun and activities to the tourists. Some are leisure travelers while others are enthusiasts. Amalfi has something to offer to both these types of travelers while also exploring the beautiful coastline. Rent a boat in Italy to explore this fabulous coastline through your lens. This time discover one of the most treasured locations of the Amalfi, Sorrento. It is a well-known destination for sailors and if you are one, then rediscover it and in case you are not, you have the pleasure of discovering it for the first time; it will be memorable.
Sorrento has been inspired from the song “Caruso” and hence it is unparalleled in its beauty. The Italian landscape and the rolling waters have inspired so many poets, singers and performers which has also contributed to its popularity apart from its natural beauty. Sorrento is a gem nestled in the Gulf of Naples and its beauty is eternal.
What Makes Sorrento Special?
For sailing tourists, Sorrento is full of surprises and also some conventionally known facts. It enjoys a favorable location along with the deep blue ocean welcoming tourists with open arms. Also, it has a wonderfully pleasant climate which tourists prefer. Thus, Sorrento is a tourist magnet. Sorrento has something for every tourist so that they can revel in its smell, flavor, color and also the gastronomic delights. During your trip, ensure that you do not miss out on the drink of limoncello, a local delicacy and “delizia al limone” which is a shortcake along with a generous portion of authentic “gnocchi alla sorrentina”. Hop out of the boat and treat yourself by shopping from the nearby destination while ordering dinner on your boat.
You have to rent a boat at best price to discover one of the best tourist destinations of all times and around the world. Enjoy on your boat through the night and hop out to relish the views of the city gardens. On bright days, you can see as far as Capri which is another beautiful tourist destination. Sorrento Peninsula is nearby and can be reached from Sorrento town. It is a very well-connected town.
Beautiful Golden Beaches
Sorrento is blessed with some of most beautiful golden beaches- Bagni della Regina Giovanna, Solara, and Marina Grande. Among all of these, the last one is almost within the town while the others are away. Regina is a secluded beach encircled by cliffs. Solara is also encircled by cliffs and is the best spot for sunbathing. There are more beautiful beaches like Meta di Sorrento and Piano. The longest beach on the peninsula is the Meta Lido and Marina di Alimuri. Marina di Cassano and Caterina Beach are also beautiful spots which are visited by tourists all the year round. These spots can be easily reached from the harbor where you can pull up your boat.
Reaching Sorrento is very easy even on a small boat and mooring is also not a problem. There are several fully-equipped boat harbors along the Peninsula. Some of them are Vico Equense, Meta, Massa Lubrense, Marina Grande and Marina Piccola.
Monday, 20 February 2017
Croatian coast is fondly described as the coast “offering the most” to travelers and enthusiasts sailing on the Adriatic. Its impressive coastline stretches for a long 1,800 kilometers and attracts millions of tourists throughout the year. Croatian coasts are known for their clean and pebbly appearance. In fact, they are the cleanest after Cyprus. The Zlatni rat is the most photogenic beach in Croatia and is visited by several tourists. The best time to visit these shores is the month of August when the sky is clear, the water is crystal clear and the wind is fine. However, you will not get a discounted boat during this phase. Discount rent a boat in Croatia is only available during the off season which is obviously during the winters.
Every sailor knows that traveling by ocean has its fair share of high and lows. The enthusiasts enjoy every bit of the trip. To make it memorable in fact, choosing the right yacht is immensely important. You have to choose between skippered, bareboat, crewed boat to enjoy your sojourn to the fullest. Depending on your choice, capability and of course license, you have to select one of them. There are certain advantages and disadvantages to all these options.
What about Bareboat?
A bareboat is for those who have navigation license are confident about sailing their own boats. The rental agencies provide such boats if you can clear all their questions. Once you clarify their queries and provide appropriate documents, you can skipper your own boat. Also, visiting with a known group of people who are equally experienced helps in sailing through smoothly. If you are traveling with novices, this is not recommended.
Is a Skippered Boat Better?
A Skippered boat will provide you relief from the tension of chartering your own route. Of course, you will plan the itinerary, but still navigating will be done by the skipper. You can simply enjoy and relax during the trip. Normally, the rental agency provides a skipper with the rented vessel. Also, the skipper knows the most famous tourist spots; he can take you there without a second though and you can enjoy without any hesitation or tension. This is great for people who have not sailed for a long time and of course the only choice for people who do not know how to stand behind the wheel. Learn a little bit of navigation from the skipper if you want to.
Crewed- Another Option
This is the third option. Apart from the skipper and the bareboat, you can also hire a crewed boat to travel along the Croatian islands. A crewed boat consists of a skipper as well as host and hostess to take care of each and every need of the traveler. The skipper will navigate the way and the hostess will take care of groceries, prepare breakfast, lunches and dinner. She will also clean the dishes, galley and the cockpit. Therefore, you will have ample time to relish the scenery.
Discover the beauty of Croatia in a new way through the sea route on your chosen vessel. Whether you are roaming around on a bareboat or crewed one, rest assured that you will enjoy everything about your ride if the itinerary is right. Enjoy your sojourn!
Tuesday, 7 February 2017
Spain is considered to be a sailor’s paradise with 320 marinas and 5,000 miles of coastline. Its beauty is unbeatable and the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean allures tourists from all over the world to spend their holiday boating around those islands and beaches.Rent a boat in Spain and enjoy the visual treat that Spain offers. You can either sail to the favorite of the natives in northern Gallacia or sail to the travelers’ favorite den at the ever enchanting Barcelona. Spain has a culture of sailing and their sailors are extremely enthusiastic as well as perfect in chartering a course to the favorite and popular destinations in the islands. Finding a rental boat in Spain is also quite easy. Here are few tips to find out the best deal and also plan it accordingly:
Pick the Best Destination-Picking the ideal destination is a tall task and when it is Spain and you are a novice, choose Barcelona because the rental companies provide vessels to such people without much experience. Going around this island can take you through beautiful tourist spots like Olympic Marina, Sagrada Familia Cathedral. The experienced sailors should consider Valencia due to its perfect weather, sailing conditions and also the beautiful flat landscape. Wind flows in year round and the water is calm providing the best of sailing conditions to the sailors. The port America’s Cup is one of the most popular marinas if you wish to sail on an off-beat path, then the pristine beaches of Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca and Formentera are perfect for you. The coves will provide shelter during the day and at night you can pull off at Ibiza and enjoy the vibrating nightlife there. The climate is moderate and it is quite a popular place for sailing regattas.
Best Time-The best time to visit Spain is between may and October and plan accordingly. You will get lot of discount boat rental services during this period. You at least need to plan 6 months in advance to sail smoothly. In fact, discount is also provided during winter months.
Correct Sailing Documents-Collecting proper sailing documents prior to your journey is your responsibility. You will require sailing license in case you are sailing without crew and the boat is under 16.4 feet in length. Carry your sailing documents and the company will provide with equipment. Certificates from International Certificate of Competence and The Yacht Master’s is considered valid for sailors. You could also enroll for a sailing class provided by the rental services before set sail.
Budget Check-You definitely need to choose a budget sail boat so that you can continue with the itinerary without facing any budget problem. The pricing varies depending on season, destination, crew which also includes a chef.
Spain always offers the best sailing conditions with a host of islands, beaches and moderate climate. The loveliest part about sailing in Spain is that you can complete it within the perfect budget. You simply need to pick up the right bot and chalk out the best itinerary.