Being out on the water opens up a whole new dimension – above and below the surface. So what makes a charter vacation so different? Here are a few things that make these ‘floating holidays’ stand out:
Essentially, a charter vacation is designed around ‘whatever takes your fancy’. Is it to explore an idyllic island, to snorkel in crystal clear waters or just to lounge around on deck with a good book in hand? It doesn’t matter; let your imagination run wild. On a charter vacation, you can choose exactly what to see, where to go, when to leave and you don’t need to explain why. You can literally be the master of your own destiny.
Discover the world
Map out an itinerary of all the places that interest you – preferably within relative proximity in nautical terms. Then entrust this schedule in the hands of your Captain and allow the crew to take you to your desired destination(s). What’s more – it’s not a static holiday. Each day can provide a new setting with a completely different vista from the day before. New sights, sounds and smells are on the horizon just waiting to be explored. The only thing that will limit you is time.
Have a party
Any excuse is a good excuse to have a party. Set the bar high and hold your event on board. The great thing about the venue is that there are no limitations – well within reason. There is no cut-off time or annoying neighbor to complain about the noise, the party can go on all night. A word of warning – be prepared to fish a guest out of the water if they fall overboard after a few too many glasses of champagne. Having said that, it doesn’t need to be a wild affair; other options can include a karaoke gathering, a small cocktail soiree, or a dinner party using the expertise of the Chef onboard.
What better way to get fit than by having fun on the water? Depending on what yacht you charter, certain ‘toys’ will be at your disposal. Generally speaking, the larger the boat the more equipment is available. Spend your time on the water, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, water skiing, jet skiing, swimming and much more. The great thing about a charter holiday is that without realising it, you are actually getting a workout. Well, that is if you’re partaking in these activities. That being said, all that time lounging on the sundeck is also hard work.
In a nutshell, a charter vacation will give back as much as you put in. Whether the aim is to have a high-octane expedition adventure or a low-key relaxing voyage – the choice is all yours!