Sailing free and exploring the seas, beaches and bays of an idyllic location sounds wonderful and it is. Experience the joy of swimming free from the deck of a yacht, anchoring in a tiny quiet bay, dropping into the remote rustic restaurant set under the shade of pine trees touching the shore. It is all possible. However for the uninformed it can be difficult to achieve a good outcome.
We can assist you with where to begin but the best time of the year to visit, what to take, how long to plan to stay, where to begin and end and all the other questions you have not even thought of yet.
Bareboat charters - Sail your own yacht
Bareboat yacht charters provide the utmost in freedom and privacy – do whatever you want, whenever you want to!
For anyone new to sailing, a bareboat yacht is a boat with no crew. When chartering a bareboat yacht, you are hiring the vessel sans crew. In other words, you and your fellow travellers will be sailing the yacht as the crew. This requires some knowledge, skill and accreditation. If you want to hire a car you must have proof that you can drive – a yacht hire is no different. If you know a skipper who has all the skills and knows the area you want to sail in then you are sorted. If not, Mariner Boating is able to help to book a professional skipper to assist.
Another option for a first time or luxury experience may be to organise a ‘crewed charter yacht’. These are usually larger vessels and often purpose built catamarans, sleeping 10 or even up to 12 people in spacious cabins with their own en-suites.
Crewed charters will always consist of at least a skipper and cook, but often also have a deckhand or extra host on board as well. The crew will prepare meals and service the cabin as they would on a cruise ship. But the intimate nature of this holiday option allows you the luxury of choice. Where to stop, when to swim, enjoy a BBQ on board or take a canoe and explore.
Mariner Boating can help book your bareboat and crewed charters here in Australia or overseas.
Call us today on 02 9966 1244 or enquire below to start planning your idyllic sailing experience.