Oceanis 423 Clipper

  • The Oceanis 423 is a charming and comfortable design by Beneteau. With a large cockpit and stern bathing platform, and fine interiors including a spacious saloon and full galley, the 423 continues to be a great choice for an unforgettable holidays.

    Technical specifications

    Model: Oceanis 423 Clipper
    Type:
    Length: 13.09
    Beam: 3.9
    Draft: 2.1
    Displacement: 8800
    Motorboats: Volvo Penta
    Horse Power: 55
    Day by day capacity: 10

Destinations where you can hire a Oceanis 423 Clipper

  • Yacht charter in Trogir
  • <p>A <strong>yacht charter in Trogir</strong>, one of the sailing hotspots, is the only way to complete your sailing holiday Croatia. Surrounded by the sea, it is the perfect city to visit during your boat holiday in Croatia. Why not sail a gulet or a yacht like an Oceanis or Bavaria either bareboat or crewed in Trogir, Croatia for your next holiday and find out for yourself how amazing a yacht charter sailing trip is! </p> <p>Trogir is in a fantastic location for you to use as a hub as you explore the nearby Mediterranean and Adriatic seas and coasts! Charter a yacht from us and sail your boat to a different town, marina or island every day during your holiday. We advise you don’t miss out on visiting amazing and gorgeous places such as; Sibenik, Dubrovnik, Hvar, Trogir, Split and many more destinations in Dalmatia, the Adriatic and in Croatia too! </p> <h2>What to do in Trogir</h2> <p>With a yacht charter in Trogir you can appreciate this city which lies on the southern part of the Adriatic coast in the region of Split, and has one of the longest tourism traditions in Croatia due to its historical heritage and impressive natural beauty. As part of your yacht charter in Trogir, you will enjoy both sailing in the clear, blue water and anchoring your charter boat in one of the well-maintained ports to take a look at the city. </p> <p>For those who want to combine a yacht charter in Trogir with some culture, you can appreciate the beautiful medieval city with its white buildings and cobbled streets. While sailing along the coast, you will have a great view of those white buildings from your charter yacht. The most popular tourist attractions in Trogir are the Cathedral of St. Lawrence, the Church of St. Peter, the Duke’s Palace, and the St. Michael Bell-tower. The city’s Old Town has been included in the UNESCO World Cultural heritage register since 2007 as one of the world’s best preserved medieval centres, which makes it the perfect place to visit during your yacht charter holiday in Trogir. </p> <p>But don’t forget to take one of aBoatTime’s yachts or a gulet like the Oceanis or Bavaria either bareboat, crewed or skippered come sailing in Croatia as you visit some splendid destinations in the Mediterranean like Dalmatia, Hvar, Split, Dubrovnik, Sibenik and many more Dalmatian locations on your yacht charter sailing holiday in Trogir. Don’t miss out on the UNESCO sites in Croatia and the ones near Trogir and also remember to visit a new town or marina as much as possible during your trip. </p> <h2>Ports</h2> <p>There are some ports where you can moor the boat to go to the city of Trogir that have plenty of berths for you to moor your yacht in. If you require a marina that is quieter or more secluded, there are plenty of options along the Adriatic coast of Croatia. Here are some examples: </p> <Ul> <li> Marina Trogir </li> <p>This port has 133 berths for mooring a boat with up to 3 meters draft and 60 meters long. You will definitely find one of the berths suitable for you yacht. </p> <Li> Baotic Marina </li> <p>This port has 400 moorings and berths and a lot of services for customers. It can welcome vessels with up to 5 meters draft and 25 meters long. </p> </ul> <h2>The Coastline </h2> <p>The main reason a yacht charter in Trogir is so popular is due to the city´s marvellous beaches, beautiful waters, and spectacular landscape. </p> <ul><li>Cubo bays</li><p>Great for families, there are many services, such as restaurants, changing rooms, tennis courts, etc. They are surrounded by pine trees and rock formations. </p></ul> <h2>Gastronomy</h2> <p>The cuisine is very influenced by Mediterranean cuisines, such as the Greek, the Italian or the Spanish. This influence is especially felt in the coastal region. However, it also has its own popular and traditional dishes. </p> <p>Olive oil and the good table wine are the two ingredients that can’t be absent from a traditional local table. Fish and shellfish cooked with rice, a good sausage from the Dalmatian region…one of the typical dishes Croatian dishes is the Kulen, which is a sort of dry spicy sausage. Another dish that you should try if you are interested in other culture’s cuisines, is the Brodest, which is a rice dish similar to the Spanish Paella. </p> <p>It is a luxury to sail in Torgir, not only because of its crystal clear waters and all the beaches and coves that it has nearby, but also because of the culture of the country it is in. Croatia is a country with a long maritime tradition, and that is why sailing on a yacht charter in the Adriatic will help you to understand in the best way the local inhabitants and their traditions. One of the best ways to discover the secrets that Croatia has to offer is with a yacht charter in Torgir. </p>

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  • Yacht charter in Split
  • <p>Split is the largest city on Croatia’s Adriatic Coast and the most important in Dalmatia. It is marvelous to visit given its rich historical heritage and the wide variety of activities it offers. It can be the perfect starting point for any type of holiday if you decide upon <strong>yacht charter in Spilt</strong> here, there are many itineraries that can be followed on board your boat of choice. It makes no difference if you sail towards the north or to the south, you will always have a great time since there are multiple sailing destinations in both directions. </p> <p>A yacht charter holiday in Croatia and its surrounding area, allows for a wide variety of possibilities for visiting the main tourist attractions of central Dalmatia. The climate is Mediterranean, meaning warm and dry weather in summer with annual maximums of 30ºC and lows of 12ºC, although the winter is not warm.</p> <h2>Ports</h2> <p>Split is the busiest Marina in Dalmatia, with thousands of yachts and sailing boats that sail every day with multiple berths for you to moor your boat. For this reason, if you decide to spend your holidays here and choose a yacht charter here to start your journey, you will have all necessary commodities on board. So take one of our yachts or catamarans like one of the Jeanneau models and spend some quality time in this entertaining marina! </p> <h2>What to do</h2> <p>There’s plenty to do when you charter a yacht in Split. For diving and nature enthusiasts, another possibility is to tour the neighboring Pakleni islands and enjoy the enchanting underwater life. So on your sailing holiday in Croatia on your bareboat or crewed yacht, make sure you make the most of the Adriatic, the Mediterranean and the local sailing and holiday destinations like Trogir, Dalmatia, Kornati, Hvar, Dubrovnik, Brac and many more Dalmatian and Croatian islands and locations. </p> <ul><li>Vis</li><p> Located only 47 kilometres from Split, Vis is known for its strong winds that make it ideal for all types of watersports. It’s one of the most popular diving destinations in Croatia, since the marine life includes Lobsters, scorpion fish and octopi. Dive in the “Blue Grotto”, an underwater cave known for its beautiful lighting and the flora and fauna that youkan find in it. If you like exciting vacations where you get to explore amazing new places, this island is for you. </p> <li>Pakleni Isles</li><p> If you want to find a fully untouched landscape that is completely natural while sailing in Croatia, close to Split there are a number of tiny islands stuck in time such as Pakleni. They are known for their deep clear waters that are inhabited by an overwhelming sea life. Forget returning to moor in a town one night and stay on one of these beautiful islands to escape reality. </p></ul> <h2>What to see</h2> <p>The beautiful old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its streets and buildings. Split is testament to amazing historical change: the fall of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the change to the kingdom of Yugoslavia, and of course, the Second World War. Don’t miss out on the views from Maryan hill, Diocletian’s Palace, the cathedral and the National Theatre, even if it’s just to pass by them outside. </p> <p>You shouldn’t miss the opportunity to visit the nearby islands of: Hvar and Vis. These islands are still only very slightly affected by the tourism in the area and each have small, calm bays and incredible fishing spots. If you want to moor up your boat and spend the night on any of the islands, there are many options to choose from. </p> <p>As a sailing region, the central part of the Adriatic Sea is characterised by large islands, as well as by the large distances between them and it is therefore advisable to check the favourable winds and conditions before setting off. </p> <p>The boardwalk is another one of the must visits during your sailing holiday in Croatia. With the sea and the marina to one side, and a trail of Renaissance style houses going up the hill on the other, the boardwalk provides the most cosmopolitan social life in its multitude of bars and restaurants from which you can enjoy fantastic views! </p> <p>Located in the center, the local fruit market is a huge meeting place for the thousands of tourists that visit each day as well as the local farmers who come to sell their fresh produce. It offers a wide variety of fruit, vegetables and delicacies from the countryside such as honey, oranges, peaches and other such items from the Mediterranean diet. </p> <p>Finally, Croatia is filled with interesting and entertaining towns and ports that you have to visit during your time sailing in one of our crewed or bareboat yachts on your yacht charter! For example, at some point on your Mediterranean adventure, you have to sail along the Dalmatian coast, in the Adriatic Sea and visit fascinating places like Trogir, Kornati, Dubrovnik, Hvar and many other locations in Dalmatia. You’ll have to be busy if you want to fit all that Split and Croatia has to offer on your yacht charter and sailing holiday, but if you do, you’ll be experiencing one of the best sailing destinations that Europe has to offer! </p> <h2>The Coastline</h2> <p>The Dalmatian Coast has some stunning bays on offer, some of the most popular are: </p> <ul><li>Bacvice Beach</li><p>A very popular beach, especially among the locals. The local sport of Picigin is played here, so if you want to discover a new sport, this is the beach for you. </p> <li>Stomarica</li><p>It is one of the famous beaches of Barela, a fishing village and an important summer center on the coast of Makaraska, to the south. It is a rocky beach and it has the blue banner certificate. It is good for some water sports activities. This beach, as the others on the Makarskan coast, has a magnificent natural landscape, formed on one side by the high mountain of Biokovo (natural park) and on the other side by Hvar. </p> <li>Zlatni rat (The Golden Cape)</li><p>This thick sand beach, located on the south of the island of Brac, is one of the best pictures of the Adriatic. Its triangular shape submerging into the seas is spectacular. There is a very interesting natural phenomena occurring here: the tip of the beach changes of shape due to the winds and the waves. Right by the beach you can find a beautiful pine tree forest. This beach is nice for water sports, among them kitesurfing. The small fishing village of Bol offers a large selection of entertainment and excursions. </p></ul> <h2>Natural Parks</h2> <p>If you want to enjoy the nature, you can’t miss the Marjan Natural Park. It is made up of 340 hectares and rises 1.5 km. This forest park is a huge green area, and one of the biggest reserves in Croatia. You can get there walking from the centre to relax away from the lively urban atmosphere. </p> <h2>Gastronomy</h2> <p>During you time on board a chartered yacht in Split you ca eat some fantastic food. Split is characterized by having a varied and healthy gastronomy. In the numerous restaurants there is no shortage of high quality sea products or the meat, always accompanied by fresh vegetables. You will also find a large selection of sausages and cheeses, all of which is accompanied with traditional Croatian deserts and liquors. Having a glass of liquor is the way to start a meal; you know the saying, when in Rome… </p> <p>Some of the typical dishes of the region are the Brodetto, a fish soup served with Polenta from northern Italy, grilled fish, roasted octopus, always served with some olive oil, garlic, pepper and salt. The desserts include the Krostule, typical Dalmatian pastries and the Makaran and the Kastel cakes. </p> <p>Without a doubt, Split is an ideal place for a tourist that visits Croatia as it is the gateway into the Dalmatian way of life. With its millenary history, its marvelous waters and its healthy life full of music and culture, sailing along its coasts will become the best option to ensure some amazing holidays, be it with friends or family. Why not rent a luxury gulet or join an exciting flotilla for your sail trip in the Adriatic? Choose a yacht charter in Split and let the winds guide you on your sailing holiday, you will not regret it! </p>

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  • Yacht charter in Mallorca
  • <p>Charter one of our yachts and experience all that Majorca has to offer, it’s the biggest of the Balearic Archipelago and has Palma de Mallorca as its capital. It's the Mecca for anyone interested in sailing, that's why to <strong>rent boats in Mallorca</strong> is an ideal holiday. So take a skipper or one of our crewed or bareboat charters and set sail to explore the Balearic Islands like Formentera and Ibiza and sail to secluded coves, bays, hidden marinas and puerto! </p> <p>Known in times gone by as the island of calm, it’s one of the most popular tourist destinations in Spain for its beaches, bays, landscape and fun during the day and night. There are hundreds of small, rocky islands that surround Mallorca that you investigate and sail around. Majorca also has many towns and cities which are well worth a visit on our boats, such as the capital Palma de Mallorca, Pollença and the rustic town of Andratx. A yacht charter holiday in Mallorca is the easiest, and most luxurious, way to see the Balearics and enjoy the sun, sea and journey, to the full with your loved ones. <p> <p>It is very common for people interested in sailing to choose to charter a yacht in Mallorca as it’s a fantastic holiday destination. When talking about high quality options in the world of renting boats, Majorca doesn’t really have any rivals as it offers all the same benefits, and more, as its competitors. The crystal blue water, its bright sun and the fresh breeze make yacht charter in Mallorca the ideal escape for that getaway you’ve been looking for. So take a bareboat yacht charter and explore Majorca, the coast of Spain, Ibiza and Formentera, and have a fantastic holiday!</p> <h2>Ports</h2> <p>Due to the popularity of Mallorca as a nautical destination, there are 33 commercial ports, with up to 20 thousand mooring points. The marinas in Pollença and Palma will supply you with anything that you require. </p> <h3>Palma de Majorca</h3><p>It is the biggest port on the Balearic Islands and has space for 162 boats. Its location is excellent to sail around the southern and the southeastern part of the isle. This port does not only harbor yachts and sailboats, but big cruise liners as well. </p> <h3>Olimpic Calanova Port</h3> <p>It is located in the Palma bay and Major cove, it has modern amenities, a sailing school and numerous restaurants. </p> <h3>Public port of Pollença</h3><p>This port is located in the north of Mallorca and is the perfect place to start and see the natural beauty of the coast. Its location in the bay of Polenza offers it great protection from the weather. </p> <h3>Adriano Port</h3><p>This port is one of the most modern in Majorca and it has docking spaces designed for large yachts. It was designed by Philippe Starck and has offers a great range of high profile stores and bars and bistros. Several regattas and other seasonal activities are organized in this marina throughout the year. </p> <h2>What to do in Mallorca</h2> <p>As well as plenty of activities available to be enjoyed whilst sailing on our bareboat or crewed yachts, Mallorca offers plenty of activities on land too: you can take a bike trip on one of the many trails, or emulate the great Rafael Nadal and play tennis in his homeland. </p><p>The local night life is also very famous and really good fun. During your time in Mallorca on your chartered yacht you will have everything at your fingertips, on land and at sea. </p> <p>The coast line of Majorca is characterized by a multitude of landscapes, on the east side of the island you can admire bays and beaches with charming tones of blue; the north offers a safe selection of ports where you can moor your boat without a problem. The east coast will surprise you with its sheer cliffs and incredible views. Moreover, you should take your yacht charter and sail to Cabrera which hosts some stunning views and amazing water to sleep in. Explore on your yacht and enjoy all that it has to offer. All you have to do is choose your boat model and the dates for your yacht charter trip in Mallorca. Enjoy the great sensation that sailing provides in one of Spain’s favourite sailing destinations. </p> <h2>What to see in Palma de Mallorca</h2> <p>Palma’s boardwalk is over 5km in length and it is ideal for nice walks at sunset, or enjoying a delicious meal. The Mallorcan nightlife is very vibrant and you will find great bars, pubs and clubs throughout the city. </p> <p>To get to know the culture a little better, it is recommended that you visit Majorca's old town, accessed by the two railway lines and many enchanting bohemian streets. The Santa Maria de Palma Cathedral is without doubt the symbol of Mallorca but we shouldn’t forget other monuments of architectural value such as Bellver castle, the Lluc Monastery or Bendinat castle. </p> <h2>Beaches and Bays</h2> <h3>Cala de Formentor</h3><p>This cove, located close to the Port de Pollença in the gorgeous town of Pollença, is one of the most internationally well-known ports due to the quantity of famous people that have visited over the years including Winston Churchill and John Wayne. This kilometer long stretch of sand is an isolated, startling space, perfect for relaxing on you sailing holiday and one of the more peaceful bays in Majorca. </p> <h3>Cala Varcas</h3><p>This cove, situated to the south east, is one of the most untouched of them all. Its main attraction is the wide variety of activities you can take part in there: underwater caves and reefs admired by marine life experts as well as plenty of water activities such as diving or deep water soloing. Its great beauty can only be appreciated from the sea and therefore the best way to visit is by boat. </p> <h3>Cala Llombards</h3><p>Situated to the south, is one of the most beautiful in Mallorca, and removing the distance, it looks extremely like the Nordic Fjords (only properly appreciable from the water). It has fine white sand, and turquoise waters that would look more at home in the Caribbean. From this mix of Nordic and Caribbean influence you can also visit Es Pontás. If you are looking for a beach to make you feel fantastic, then this is the one. </p> <h3>Cala Mondragó</h3><p>This is also one of the most popular spots in Majorca and is situated in the region of Santanyi. It has one of the largest entrances to any cove in Mallorca making it ergonomic for boat access, with fine white sand and surrounded by pine trees. Its natural beauty is so extraordinary that it was declared a National Park in 1992. </p> <h3>Es Trenc</h3><p>Another untouched part of Majorca is Es Tranc, a vast expanse of sand located in the south which looks legitimately Caribbean. It mainly stands out as being the only non-commercialised beach in Mallorca, which makes it into a unique space. The beach is usually overwhelmed with tourists which makes it much more appealing to moor up your boat and enjoy the privacy that it provides. </p> <h2>Natural parks</h2> <p>Majorca has a significant quantity of unique natural spaces, considering its size. Discover its forests, cliffs, coves, bays and islets a short sail away. </p> <h3>Sierra Tramuntana</h3><p>With its highest point being in the Puig Mayor at a height of 1,445 meters, you can’t miss the gorgeous views that it offers.</p> <h3>Cabrera Archipelago</h3><p>In the coastal area you can find the maritime archipelago of Cabrera, which is an idyllic location to go diving in and is easily accessible by boat. The surrounding areas guarantee an exceptional diving experience. </p> <h3>Dragonera</h3><p>The rich flora and fauna of Dragonera, whose name comes from the local lizards, will leave you breathless. It is only accessible by boat and it is full of hiking trails that will allow you to discover the area when you sail there. </p> <h3>S'Albufera natural park</h3><p>Every year the marshes and the swamps of S’Albufera becomes home to numerous migratory bird species. Several hiking trails go through the park, allowing you to enjoy nature and admire the numerous animal species that make this park their home. </p> <h3>Mondrago Park</h3><p>Located in the eastern part of Mallorca, the natural park of Mondrago has some spectacular views. Mondrago cove is known by sailing enthusiasts, who drop anchor every year in its turquoise waters.</p> <h2>Gastronomy</h2> <p>The Majorcan gastronomy is famous for its sweets, its rice dishes and its fresh fish and shellfish. Its dishes are simply another reason you must visit.</p> <p>Mallorca is an electrifying destination offering the best beach tourism and an undoubtedly interesting culture too. You can even visit Ibiza and Formentera with a skipper or on your own bareboat yacht charter! Don’t miss an opportunity to charter a yacht on holiday in Mallorca to experience all that this island has to offer including, sailing, diving and exploring, you will not be disappointed.</p>

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  • Yacht charter in Ibiza
  • <p><strong>Rent a boat in Ibiza</strong> and explore Spain, the surrounding islands, the tourist attractions and also its hidden areas of natural beauty. Being only 40 kilometres in length, Ibiza could be considered a small island however it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Mediterranean and the small size allows you to take one of our yachts and visit Ibiza town and even the other islands including Formentera or Menorca in luxury. By taking one of our yacht charters in Ibiza you can explore these towns and locations at your own pace onboard your own catamaran such as the Sunseeker or another sailboat of your choice. Each year more than 1.5 million people choose the Balearic Island as a holiday destination, among which are many sailing boat fans who like to rent boats in Ibiza too. </p> <h2>Ports</h2> <h3>Club Nàutic Sant Antoni Abad:<h3> <p>In the western part of the island, it is a huge port with 579 moorings, which can accommodate ships with a maximum draft of 4.5 meters and a maximum length of 30 meters. </p> <h3>Puerto Deportivo Santa Eulalia:<h3> <p>14 kilometers away from the city of Ibiza, it is a marina with 755 moorings with capacity for boats with a maximum depth of 4 meters and 22 meters of length. </p> <h3>Puerto Deportivo Marina Botafoch:<h3> <p>This port located in the north of the island has 428 moorings, and capacity for boats with 4 meters maximum draft and a maximum length of 30 meters</p> <h3>Marina Ibiza:<h3> <p>It is located in the center of Ibiza and 11 miles away from Formentera. </p> <h2>What to do in Ibiza</h2> <p>A boat hire holiday and the charter of a yacht in Ibiza offers the possibility of enjoying the marvelous world of the Balearic Islands and spending an incredible holiday full of yachting, beauty and adventure. With your head to the wind, enjoy incredible beaches and turquoise waters, enjoy fascinating landscapes, weigh anchor in a tranquil bay to rest wherever and whenever you so please when you rent a boat in Ibiza. </p> <p>During your holiday in Ibiza you could visit the world famous Ibizan clubs and party – there is no chance of getting bored on the white isle! You could even take one of our sailing boats as your boat rental for a hen party and enjoy everything the nightlife has to offer. We suggest that hen parties check out the club Pachá, it is one of the best nights out in Ibiza. The parties are the stuff of legend here and Pachá is a legendary club. The majority of the places to go are located in two areas: the city of Ibiza on the east side of the island and San Antonio on the west. The exciting atmosphere of Ibiza simply has to be seen to be believed. </p> <p>On the other hand, the experience of renting a yacht in Ibiza isn’t complete without trying some of the incredible seafood at one of the many high quality restaurants. The majority of which are found on beautiful beaches; some only being accessible by boat. Ibiza is a gorgeous place, perfect for a sailing, sunbathing and relaxing on a fully kitted out boat. A rental boat holiday in Ibiza will allow you to forget your daily life and completely relax. </p> <h2>What to see in Ibiza</h2> <p>Most popular places to go out at night are concentrated in two areas: Playa d'en Bossa and San Antonio. Both places have vibrant nightclubs, restaurants and bars for all tastes where you can taste the delicious cuisine of the Balearic Islands, and some luxury cocktails. The historic center of Ibiza town, on the other hand, is an ideal place to get to know what Ibiza´s actual culture is like, enjoy traditional restaurants, and shopping at dozens of shops around the Cathedral Virgen de las Nieves in Ibiza. Some of the places to visit in Ibiza are: </p> <h3>San José<h3> <p>San José is a Spanish municipality located in the southeast of the island of Ibiza, where there is a large presence of beach tourism. </p> <h3>Cubells<h3> <p>This is a village and parish in the municipality of San José. It is located in the southern part of the island. A tourist attraction of this place is the church of Our Lady of Cubells. </p> <h4>Our Lady of Jesus<h4> <p>It is a village formed from a fifteenth century church built on the site, which later was expanded. </p> <h4>Sant Llorenc de Balàfia<h4> <p>This is a village in the municipality of San Juan Bautista, on the northeastern side of the island. This place has a great archaeological heritage. </p> <h2>Beaches and coves</h2> <p>If what you search for is freedom then we can’t stress enough the beauty of sailing by yourself (or with a crewed boat, but with your own route) between the best coves that Ibiza has to offer. Here are our 5 favourites to visit when you rent a boat in Ibiza: </p> <h3>Cala Salada</h3> <p>This cove, 4 kilometres from San Antoni de Portmany, is one of the most visited and valued on Ibiza. The beaches are often rather full of tourists: something that you can avoid with rental in Ibiza if you go yachting in one of our Ibizan yacht charters and find yourself some more elusive coves and beaches. </p> <h3>Cala de San Vicente</h3> <p>This cove, situated in San Juan Bautista, to the north of Ibiza is a beautiful beach, sheltered from the wind by the vegetation covered mountains. It is made up of a large, sandy beach where the sea is calm and blue which is perfect for practicing all manner of watersports such as windsurfing or hopping on a banana boat for a really fun time! </p> <h3>Cala Conta</h3> <p>This cove, joint with Racó d’en Xic is in San Antonio and has two openings opposite two small islands. It’s found on the western side of the island and its turquoise sea is crystal clear. One of the main spectacles of this cove are the sunsets, which you can enjoy from whichever point in the sea you choose on a hired boat or yacht charter in Ibiza. </p> <h3>Cala Gracioneta</h3> <p>This beach is located close to San Antonio, and is characterised by its small size and stunning views. It is rectangular in shape, with fine white sand and surrounded by pine forest and the typical traditional buildings of Ibiza. Its location means it’s sheltered from the wind providing calm waters; perfect for diving. The advantage of this cove is the lack of tourists making it ideal as a relaxing destination for a break whilst you are on one of our sailing boat charters, perhaps you could rent the stunning Sunseeker. </p> <h3>Cala Vadella<h3> <p>This cove on the south-western part of the island is very popular with yacht charter tourists, especially for those looking for a romantic sunset from the deck of their boat. Nevertheless, this isn’t its only draw. Its position, surrounded by pine trees makes it look like a natural swimming pool, which also lends itself to water sports such as diving. </p> <p>These are only some examples but, in general, choose whichever cove you wish, a boat rental in Ibiza will not disappoint you either way. It is a genuine paradise where you can enjoy your boat to the fullest, relaxing, watching sunsets or enjoying water sports. </p> <h2>Currency and language<h2> <p>The currency used in Ibiza, as in the rest of Spain, is the Euro (€). In Ibiza there are two official languages, Spanish and Catalan. </p> <h2>Natural Parks</h2> <h4>Ses Salines Natural Park of Ibiza and Formentera<h4> <p>It is located between the two Pityuses natural parks and 75% of its surface is under the sea. It is possible to find an underwater meadow of Posidonia Oceanica, a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. </p> <h3>The Natural Reserve of Es Vedrà, Es Vedranell and the islands of Poniente:<h3> <p>This reserve is located in the western and southwestern part of Ibiza, and it has a great diversity in the landscape, its islands, its fauna and flora. </p> <h2>Gastronomy</h2> <p>Because Ibiza is an island, its gastronomy is local and has its own style and take on typical Mediterranean food. Among the most outstanding dishes are the Pancuit, a local garlic soup, with tomatoes and eggs; the stingray in sauce with almonds; or the Flao, a cheesecake with a light touch of peppermint. </p> <p>Just as its neighboring islands, Ibiza offers an unlimited number of opportunities to enjoy your sailing holiday to the fullest. Sailing through its waters is a great idea to enjoy some wonderful locations like Menorca or Formentera and experience the culture of Spain. The white island is not just about parties, it is beautiful too, which is why it is a fantastic idea to hire a luxury boat or charter a yacht in Ibiza. Isn’t it aBoatTime you rent a boat in Ibiza?</p>

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  • Yacht charter in Tenerife
  • <p>Why not spend your next holiday in Spain and <strong>rent a boat in Tenerife</strong> this year? Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands and is situated to the northeast coast of Morocco in the Atlantic Ocean. The average annual temperature is 22ºC, making boat rental in Tenerife an ideal destination all year round. If you rent a boat, yacht or catamaran and go sailing in Tenerife you will not regret it as there is so much to explore. Tenerife has a population of around 900,000 people, although despite this high population many locations on the island remain relatively untouched and if you rent a boat and decide to sail one of our motor yachts bareboat for example, you could explore these areas by yourself. If you want to, you can sail to great towns, ports (puerto in Spanish) and beautiful bays like Adeje or Cristianos. </p> <p>Renting a boat in Tenerife is a worthwhile idea as the island’s year-round warm and sunny climate makes it a favourite destination amongst yacht enthusiasts. Private boat hire in Tenerife provides the opportunity to explore the island’s coastline and its many benefits, such as beautiful coves, whale watching, sunbathing, diving and the island itself. Renting a boat on a sailing adventure in Tenerife allows you to visit the capital Santa Cruz, the island’s volcano and its traditional villages or enjoying the coast’s vibrant nightlife which enhances your experience of boat hire in Tenerife.</p> <h2>What to do in Tenerife</h2> <p>Tenerife’s centrepiece is El Teide, the island’s volcano, which at 3,700m tall is the highest point in Spain. A visit to the volcano whilst you rent a boat will allow you to take in the breath-taking views it provides over the island, such as the contrast between the park’s rocky terrain and the blue expansiveness of the ocean. El Teide National Park is one of the largest protected areas in the EU, with approximately 42% of the island being under protection. </p> <p>A visit to the capital, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, situated on the island’s northern coast is highly recommended. It is a city filled with character, with various attractions such as theatres and squares, such as the Plaza de España and Plaza de Weyler. Why not walk through the city’s old bohemian streets, and stop for a drink at one of the city’s ocean view bars? A particular attraction is the Auditorio de Tenerife, Tenerife’s Opera House, where you can not only see Opera, but also a variety of different shows. This had led to Tenerife being nicknamed the ‘Sydney of the Atlantic’, as it is also a modern architectural symbol of the island. Rent a boat in Tenerife from aBoatTime and visit the Auditorio de Tenerife from beautiful angles on the water. </p> <p>Boat hire in Tenerife is a fantastic opportunity for you to visit one of the island’s major attractions is the Santa Cruz Carnival, held every February in the island’s capital. Second only to Rio de Janeiro’s festivals, it attracts people from all over the world, with over 100 music groups taking part, it encourages people to celebrate on the streets, and most wear typical fancy, flamboyant dress. Feel free to embrace the carnival, but you don´t have to join in! </p> <p>Elsewhere on the island, there are numerous other scenic locations. For example, San Miguel de Abona, on the southern part of the island, allows you to go horse riding. Additionally, the Acantilados de los Gigantes, or the Cliffs of the Giants, located on Tenerife’s south-western coast, are particularly spectacular when seen by boat. Why not go sailing in Tenerife now and see these amazing sights first-hand! Finally, if you rent a boat in Tenerife, you give yourself the chance to see dolphins and whales that share the sea that you sail your yachts and boats with. Who knows maybe you could even go diving with some dolphins? </p> <h2>Beaches and Coves</h2> <h3>De las Teresitas beach</h3> <p>This beach is perfect if you are travelling with children as there are many beach activities such as volleyball and aerobics that they can partake in. De las Teresitas is located near Santa Cruz and is unusual for having white sand, imported from the Sahara, unlike most of the island’s naturally occurring black volcanic beaches. It is one of the island’s most popular bays, and is the perfect place to swim and snorkel, due to its calm waters. If you are passionate about marine life, there are fantastic opportunities to go on a submarine safari on your chartered yacht holiday in Tenerife and see even more underwater spectacles of The Mediterranean. </p> <h3>De las vistas beach</h3> <p>Is the sister beach of “de los Cristianos” beach, some consider the two beaches as just one, as they are only separated by the southern port. They share a privileged location in one of the most animated areas of the region. It is ideal for both relaxing and fun. </p> <h3>Beach of Troy</h3> <p>Located in the southern part of the island, this beach has golden sand and clear blue waters, in addition it has all the necessary facilities for visitors to enjoy their day to the fullest and participate in some water sports. </p> <h3>Del Camison beach</h3> <p>Del Camison, is barely 100 meters in length and is totally protected from the waves, so sit back, relax and sunbathe in front of the calm waves. </p> <h2>Gastronomy</h2> <p>Choose your preferred sailboat model and enjoy your private boat hire in Tenerife, spending your holidays sailing round its volcanic coasts and enjoying its unique cuisine, fresh seafood and the famous papas arrugadas, or Canarian potatoes, which are served with a pepper sauce called “mojo”. The island is also home to numerous vineyards, producing wine unique to the island, including Tacoronte–Acentejo and Abona. You can also tour the island’s wineries and vineyards if you want to, just don’t drink too much! </p> <p>There are a variety of interesting things to do and see with family or friends whilst enjoying hiring a boat in Tenerife, both in summer and winter. Despite its small size, the island offers a huge variety of landscapes; more than 140 scenic bays, coves and exotic black-sand volcanic beaches, large pine forests, vineyards, olive groves and much more. A boat rental holiday in Tenerife will be the experience of a lifetime, all this is waiting for you on your sailing charter to the Mediterranean as you explore Tenerife and the Canary Islands. Isn’t it aBoatTime you rent a boat in Tenerife?</p>

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  • Yacht charter in Dubrovnik
  • <p>Set sail to Croatia and <strong>rent a boat in Dubrovnik</strong> where you will enjoy the “Pearl of the Adriatic” and “the Jewel of the Mediterranean.” On your yacht in Dubrovnik you will appreciate the reasons behind the name: wonderful climate, perfect coastal cruising, easy navigation and crystal-clear waters. Combine this with a breath-taking scenery and even the most demanding sailing enthusiasts will be satisfied with the experience of a chartered yacht holiday in Dubrovnik. </p> <h2>Ports</h2> <p>Some of the most popular places to moor the boat are: </p> <Ul> <li> Dubrovnik ACI Marina </ li> <p>This marina has 380 berths for boats up to 60 meters in length. It also has a lot of services available to its customers. </p> <Li> Yacht Club Orsan </ li> <p>This marina can accommodate medium size boats, about 20 meters long and 3 maximum draft. This marina is also located near the airport. </p> </ul> <h2>What to do in Dubrovnik</h2> <p>The medieval city itself lies on Croatia’s Adriatic coast and boasts an amazing combination of architectural styles, such as Renaissance, Gothic, and Baroque. There is also a modern area with plenty of restaurants, bars and other attractions for those who enjoy vibrant life. Why not reserve a few extra days on board when you rent a boat in Dubrovnik to explore it if you want to fully appreciate all that it has to offer. </p> <p>It’s a must to take a tour of the old town and investigate its quaint alleyways, medieval buildings, and discover its squares and churches. The fort of Lovrijenac is perched out on a rocky headland with excellent views and steep cliffs surrounding it. The surrounding areas of Dubrovnik have excellent access by boat, meaning that you can enjoy all of its areas and islands with ease. Another one of the islands nearby is Elafiti. You will fall in love with its transparent waters and beautiful surroundings. It creates an impressive landscape, making people return year on year to rent a boat in Dubrovnik. This region on the coast of Dalmatia is, without doubt, a key point at which to start your sailing holiday, since you can combine tourism with beach time. </p> <p>Furthermore, during your holiday in Croatia and Dubrovnik, you have to visit the nearby towns and places such as; Trogir, Mljet, Korcula, Elafiti and the river of Neretva to the south of Croatia. Additionally, when you are sailing you have to visit different areas of Dalmatia by sailing up and down the Adriatic coast on your boat rental holiday in Dubrovnik to truly appreciate all of the islands, medieval towns and even the restaurants! </p> <h2>Beaches and Coves</h2> <p>Dubrovnik achieves a union of the old with the new and the traditional with the modern, guaranteeing true contentment for all boaters during their holiday. A yacht charter in Dubrovnik is the perfect way to discover all the amazing treasures Dubrovnik offers. Out of all the best coves that can be found in Dubrovnbik, we give you the five best. </p> <ul><li>Banje</li><p>This beach is probably the most popular in Dubrovnik. It is found in front of the Ploce Gate to the city and within you can enjoy unparalleled views of the city walls (its directly outside them) and the island of Lokrum. Banje has incredible characteristics and beautiful surroundings, but sometimes however sometimes your experience can be hampered due to the large amount of tourism... something that can be avoided if you decide to rent a boat in Dubrovnik. It also offers a wide variety of water sports and activities. </p> <li>Veliki Zal</li><p>This cove is further from Dubrovnik and is perfect for those who prefer holidays surrounded by nature. This small cove with its white sand beaches is surrounded by a beautiful natural environment, with dense green vegetation. But some holidays surrounded by wildlife often don’t provide the chance to go water skiing or kayaking, unlike Veliki Zal. </p> <li>Danče</li><p>This is a very special cove. It can be found 5 minutes from the old town and it has no sand, just an array of big smooth rocks. This landscape is great for exploring by boat as you can enjoy the water for one, as well as sunbathe from the comfort of your boat which isn’t possible if you visit on foot. </p> <li>Buza</li> <p>With a similar style to that of Danče, Buza also isn’t an actual beach. Found to the south of the city, within this attractive, rounded white cliff, there is a swimming area perfect for enjoying the Adriatic and taking a dip off your boat. </p> <li>Sveti Jakov</li><p> If what you look for is a more exclusive spot then it can be found at Sveti Jakov. It is a small cove with clear blue water that’s lesser known by the tourists and has a great view from aboard your boat. On this golden sand beach, you can also practice many water sports such as kayaking, canoeing or jet-skiing, all away from the crowds. </p></ul> <h2>Natural Parks</h2> <p>Dubrovnik is located in a place with a beautiful natural background. The most characteristic place in the region is: </p> <Ul><li>Lokrum Island</li><p>Small Island declared Natural Park, where you can enjoy its breathtaking views, along with a wealth of historical heritage.</p></ul> <h2>Gastronomy</h2> <p>The mixture of cultures, the great variety of high quality of produce, both from the land and the seas, the love for the cuisine that the Croatian people have shown have given place to a Mediterranean cuisine that combines the purest of flavours with a healthy nutrition. With Italian, Slavic, Turkish and Greek influences, Dubrovnik’s cuisine surprises its visitors by its high quality and variety. </p> <p>Being on the coast with a fishing port, it’s logical that fish and shellfish have an important place in the local cuisine. A good example of this is the Bouzara, a dish that has the crayfish as the main ingredient. We can’t forget the calamari, since it is rumored that in Dubrovnik you can find the best in the world. The squid and the lobster are in many cases served with rice are undoubtedly delicious. The river species also have a representation in the local cuisine, through a very particular dish, the eel and frog Bordet of the Neretva valley. So during your chartered yacht holiday in Dubrovnik, you’ll eat like a king or queen!</p> <p>Dubrovnik’s culture that is best understood by sailing through its waters. If you are one of those non-conformist travellers, which when visiting a place is not happy until discovering all its secrets, your best option is to sail on a yacht and rent a boat in Dubrovnik. If you do this, we guarantee that you will be able to discover all aspects of life of this Croatian city. </p>

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  • Yacht charter in Athens
  • <p>Set sail and choose a <strong>yacht charter in Athens</strong> and explore the capital, cultural and financial centre of Greece, and cradle of European civilisation. Rent a crewed, skippered or bareboat yacht and experience all that Greece, the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean has to offer. With more than 5000 years of history, this city is home to marvellous monuments, squares, parks and museums, intermixing the old and the new. Mythology is woven into the fabric of the city, with hills and ruins being a normal part of the city’s landscape. </p> <p>Athens is home to over 3.8 million people, and the average temperature varies between 12º and 22º Celsius, with 260 days of sun annually. Athens has a warm, mild climate throughout most of the year, with the busiest times being from May until October. The best way to get to know Greece is by relaxing on its sunny beaches, taking tours round its monuments, and enjoying its vibrant nightlife, all of which you can enjoy when you charter your yacht in Athens. This choice offers you the most flexibility in terms of adapting your trip to your preferences and needs, without having to waste time on a cruise; instead being able to spend your holiday doing what you want, where you want.</p> <p>The Ionian Islands make up a significant amount of Greece, two of the most exciting groups of islands are the Cyclades and the Saronic Islands, which include many sites to visit such as the fun city of Mykonos. You simply have to explore! Moreover, with easy access to the Mediterranean, you can visit nearby islands such as Sicily, Malta and also Turkish islands. Owing to the sheer variety of Greek islands in terms of population, activities available and wildlife, we recommend you plan a route in advance, to your needs and preferences. Wherever you go however, we recommend visiting Athens, or at least stopping at this historic city on your voyage. </p> <h2>What to see in Athens</h2> <p>Athens boasts a huge range of things to see and do during your yacht charter holiday in Greece. Whilst on your yacht charter in Athens, you will have the opportunity to explore this city's incredible past. Among Athens’ many extraordinary sights, some of the must-sees include the Acropolis, the Pantheon, the Dionysus Theatre and the House of Music. If you’re interested in art and archaeology, be sure to explore the National Archaeological Museum, where you’ll find a huge collection of pottery and many other objects from Ancient Greece, which will take you to the origins of modern civilisation, art, and history.</p> <h2>Central Athens</h2> <p>Athens is a highly pedestrian-friendly city, and you can easily walk around the city centre, whilst shopping and stopping at one of its quaint restaurants. For those who are interested in the evening entertainment of Athens, it’s worth visiting Athen’s harbour, Piraeus, home to many typically Greek bars, with a relaxed atmosphere. The most tourist-oriented areas are Plaka and Monastiraki. In Plaka, you’ll find Arabesque architecture, and remnants of ancient Ottoman traditions in its shops and street markets. Monastiraki is also a tourist-oriented shopping district, with influences from many civilizations. Typical of the area are street markets, where you can see locals selling all kinds of things, from sofas to televisions on market days. </p> <p>As the country’s capital, Athens is home to a Greece’s diverse range of establishments, restaurants, cafés, casinos and nightclubs with a lively and vibrant atmosphere in the evenings. Its nightlife is matched only by that of Mykonos, nicknamed the Ibiza of the Aegean, due to its sophisticated, vibrant culture and its many nightclubs and festivals. </p> <p>Once you’ve taken in Athens’ scenic coastline from your chartered yacht, why not go walking amongst one of Athens many hills, which are ideal for hiking and also provide spectacular views of the city, the most famous being Mount Lycabettus, Filopappos and of course, the ancient Acropolis. The Acropolis is an ancient Greek citadel which contains buildings that were built almost 2,500 years ago! Here you’ll be able to see Athens’ ancient streets, monuments and the distant sea, from above. A truly amazing sight to behold, especially at the beautiful Greek, Athenian sunset. </p> <h2>Gastronomy</h2> <p>Immerse yourself in the Greek way of life and go out to dinner, taking your time to enjoy the various local dishes and watch the evening entertainment. For tourists looking to enjoy a bit of partying while on their yacht charter in Athens, a night in Piraeus is a popular choice. Piraeus is Athens’ Harbour, one of the most important shipping junctions in the Mediterranean from ancient times and the largest port in Greece. From here it is possible to take a ferry to other Greek islands and enjoy the scenery that they have to offer. In Athens, it’s not a place where old meets new in this fantastic city, but also a place where east meets west. For example, one can spend time in the colourful Turkish bazaars, whilst seeing beautiful 18th century neoclassical architecture in the same street. It is for this reason that many people have nicknamed Athens “The pearl of the Mediterranean”. </p> <p>Don’t miss out on this glorious city and take advantage of the opportunity to visit the nearby islands of Santorini, Mykonos and Crete. Choose a yacht charter in Athens to enjoy this vibrant, exciting and city, which is unparalleled in its historical, artistic and cultural heritage. </p>

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  • Yacht charter in Mar Menor
  • <p><strong>Charter a yacht in Mar Menor</strong> and experience this beautiful hidden corner of the Spanish coast known as the Costa Calida that is steeped in history, beauty and fun. Mar Menor is a coastal lagoon in the Mediterranean Sea that can be found in the southeast of Spain in the province of Murcia where you can enjoy sailing in one of our charter yachts as you sail along the Costa Calida. Visit beaches and enjoy many water activities like scuba diving too when you make 2016 a year to remember by taking a yacht rental holiday! There’s so many activities to do you may even become adicta (addicted in Spanish) – make some memories in 2016 and take one of our yacht rentals sailing in Mar Menor, Spain and the Mediterranean! </p> <p>Mar Menor contains a small sea that is a beautiful turquoise colour, very calm and boasts a coast of 73 km where sailing is a great experience due to the good weather, the large beaches and the coves. There is a wide array flora and fauna and a few protected natural parks. Furthermore, the nearby province of Alicante is well worth a visit on your boat. So make your 2016 special and rent a boat or yacht with us and explore the lagoon, the Mediterranean, the gorgeous towns like Cartagena, Torrevieja, Alcazares (or Alcázares in Spain!), La Manga and the province of Alicante all on your one charter trip! </p> <p>During the Muslim era, it was known as “the little Sea” and in the nineteenth century it started to develop an important fishing and agriculture industry due to the large portions of land and marinas. Nowadays, it is an important destination for tourists that want to spend their vacation in Spain or try a yacht charter in Mar Menor while enjoying the beach, good weather, the cuisine and having fun. </p> <p>The annual average sea temperature in Murcia is around 17ºC-30ºC. During the year, you can enjoy an average annual temperature of 18ºC with an average maximum of 25ºC and a minimum of 13ºC. Snorkelling and other water sports are common activities in Mar Menor, because of the calm and clear waters and the good climate. Adicta water sports centre in the south of Mar Menor is a place where you can do all kinds of water sports! A yachting holiday is always a good choice to spend your spring break, summer and winter holidays with the entire family, friends or with your significant other. If you don’t fancy a week or longer at sea, why not rent one of the villas in the area and charter one of our yachts in Mar Menor for a smaller amount of time – it’s up to you! </p> <h2>Ports</h2> <Ul><li>Club de Regatas Mar Menor</li><p>This port has electricity and water for the boats, along with a wide range of services. It accommodates medium size boats. </P> <Li> Club Nautico Dos Mares</li><p>Also prepared for medium size boats, this port has several amenities for its customers. It also gives you great access to the Mediterranean and also the opportunity to sail to nearby holiday and sailing destinations such as Alicante, Cartegena, Faro Cabo de Palos and many more marina up and down the coast of Spain. </p> <Li> Marina Mar de Cristal</li><p>This port has the basic services, as well as Wi-Fi for customers. It has a total of 222 moorings.</P></ul> <h2>Beaches</h2> <p>There is 70 km of coast peppered with several sandy beaches and rocky coves. The most famous are: </p> <ul><li>Mar de Cristal</li><p>It is a very recognized urban beach, during the summer it is densely populated, but it offers several public services including restrooms, showers and hammock rentals. In addition, it is located at the entry of the boat club. </p> <li>The Red Cove, or the Cala de Escalera</li><p>This place is located in Cape Palos and is one of the most beautiful natural enclaves of the region and a paradise, recognized for its native underwater fauna.</p></ul> <h2>What to see and do</h2> <p>If you choose to charter a yacht in Mar Menor for your next holiday, you will be able to visit the five small islands in this territory: Perdiguera, Deer Island, Mayor Island, Round and the island of Subject. These islands are very small and have a volcanic origin but it is a great plan to spend a great day with your family and friends. You have to visit Cabo de Palos and its famous lighthouse surrounded by rocky cliffs and turquoise waters. </p> <p>The most popular port of Mar Menor in Murcia is definitely La Manga. This coast town is about 70 km away from the main city of Murcia and is an excellent area for boat rental in Murcia due to the climate, tourist facilities and calm beaches but at the same time a great choice for nightlife. We recommend you to visit the city of Murcia for the day. You can enjoy a short route through the historic city centre and visit the baroque Cathedral of Murcia. It is also a good opportunity if you want to do some shopping, visit a museum or enjoy a gastronomic tour around the bars and terraces. La Manga also offers you some amazing villas, chartering a yacht in Mar Menor gives you the chance to stay in one of La Manga‘s villas and sail on one of our rentals for just a short getaway on the Mediterranean water! </p> <p>The city of Cartagena is another part of Murcia you should not miss. The coast here is perfect for enjoying the beach and the sea and at the same time, also visit its popular Roman amphitheatre which dates back to the 5th century BC. Another iconic monument of Mar Menor is the amazing Faro Cabo de Palos which has stood guard over the town, the beaches and the boats and yachts out in the Mediterranean. </p> <h2>National Parks</h2> <p>There is a large diversity of animals and plants. Some of the most important natural reserves are: </p> <Ul><li>Regional Park of Salinas and Arenales of San Pedro del Pinatar</li><p>It is 800 hectares in size and has an enormous wealth of animal and plant species and numerous ecosystems. </p> <Li> Monte Carmolí </li><p>It is a volcano (111 meters tall) where it is possible to see rock formations and features, as well as a very peculiar vegetation and stunning views. </p></ul> <h2>Gastronomy</h2> <p>The cuisine is famous worldwide for its “tapas”, potato omelets, and delicious rice dishes with vegetables, cold meats, seafood and drinks that are going to be a plus during your time on your yacht. Murcia offers tasty dishes and a lot of restaurants and terraces where eating is a pleasure. We recommend you to try some rice dishes, fish, seafood, fried vegetables, and the following desserts that are typical from the region: fried milk, bread of Calatrava with caramel, fruit with honey, Paparajote (a mass of egg, flour and milk with lemon leaf) and “sweet yellow pudding” made of egg yolks and sugar, called tocinillo de cielo”. So during your yacht charter sailing holiday in Mar Menor, don’t worry about going hungry – there will be enough delicious Spanish tapas to go around in the local bars and restaurants! </p> <p>In la Manga you will be able to find several ports where to moor your yacht and Torrevieja and Dénia marinas are also nearby. Therefore a yacht charter in Mar Menor is the easiest and most enjoyable way to spend your holidays in 2016. </p>

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  • Yacht charter in British Virgin Islands
  • <p><strong>Rent a boat in the British Virgin Islands</strong>! It’s all you need to have a care-free holiday. So rent one of our crewed or bareboat yacht charters or maybe a catamaran and begin your sailing holiday in the Caribbean as the Caribbean winds sail you around one of the best sailing holiday destinations in the world! </p> This beautiful British overseas territory, situated to the east of Puerto Rico, was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493. It was joint Spanish and Dutch territory until the English invaded the islands in 1672. The islands’ capital is Road Town, and the official language is English, although Spanish is spoken by Puerto Ricans and Dominicans who live on the island. </p> <h2>Ports</h2><p>Mooring our boat in the existing ports of this islands is always an option. Some of the places where it's possible to do so are: </p> <ul><li>North Latitude Marina</li><p>Located on the island of Jost Van Dyke, in the Great Harbor. It has 20 berths in which the maximum length permitted is 30 meters and the maximum draft is 3.6 meters. </p> <li>The Inner Harbour</li><p>Found in Road Town, Tortola. It has capacity to host 30 ships with a maximum draft of 7 meters and a maximum length of 60. Tortola is an interesting part of the Caribbean and you should definitely explore the island when you are renting one of our yachts on your sailing holiday! </p> <li>Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour</li><p>Located on the famous island of Virgin Gorda, and has a capacity of 111 berths. The maximum draft of the boats it can host is 7.6 meters and the maximum length is 49 meters. The island of Gorda has a stunning Natural Park and Spanish Town, a fun place to visit, is located on the island too. </p> <li>The Moorings Mariner Inn</li><p>This marina is also located in Tortola, in Road Town. It has capacity for 130 boats with a maximum length of 55 meters and a maximum draft of 9.</p></ul> <h2>What to do </h2> <p>The BVI archipelago comprises more than 40 islands, with Tortola, Jost Van Dyke, Virgin Gorda and Anegada being the most populated and well known. The other smaller islands are also ideal locations for day trips, with their beautiful shores and exciting bars which are just a short distance away, all being at your fingertips if you choose to rent a boat in the British Virgin Islands. </p> <p>The archipelago is one of the most popular destinations for a chartered yacht holiday for many reasons: the steady winds allow you to enjoy the islands’ many beautiful white sand shorelines and moor your yacht in one of the picturesque bays. You also have the opportunity to discover the many places where you can go diving and snorkelling amongst coral formations and colourful fish. </p> <p>The islands have a sub-tropical climate, with an average annual temperature of between 25ºC and 29ºC which is ideal for practicing a wide variety of water sports, sunbathing or simply going for a walk along the beach. The steady winds and fantastic sailing conditions throughout the year make the rental of a boat in the British Virgin Islands an ideal option. Also, thanks to the Virgin Islands’ many surrounding islands, they are protected from strong Atlantic tides which makes sailing a pleasant and easy experience. </p> <p>The Caribbean is not only renowned for its long white sandy beaches, but also for the diverse marine life in its seas, you’ll experience it all on your yacht charter getaway in the British Virgin Islands. There are many different places to go diving in the BVI, ideal for all experience levels. Diving schools in the Caribbean are a popular attraction for the thousands of tourists who flock to the islands every year, and highly recommended for inexperienced divers. </p> <p>A yacht charter offers you the freedom to choose your favourite vessel and plan with your skipper the best voyage possible. </p> <h2>The BVI Coastline </h2> <p>There are many places to visit, from sandy coastlines to a magnificent cultural heritage. Some of the important and some of our favourite are: </p> <ul><li>Road Town</li><p>The capital of the island, it is located in Tortola, the largest island of the archipelago. It is also the main port on the islands, making it the best place to start your yacht charter as most charter yachts are moored here.</p> <li>Tortola</li><p>A legendary island of pirate folklore, it is a must see Caribbean island due to its unique landscapes and its laid-back, friendly inhabitants. You’ll find it hard to believe what a paradise you’re in when you rent a boat in the British Virgin Islands. </p> <li>Anegada</li><p>Although all of the British Virgin Islands are renowned for their diverse flora and fauna, Anegada is widely regarded as the best for seeing the abundant local wildlife, due to its low population density and it being the archipelago’s only coral island. Anegada is home to a variety of marine species, such as Parrotfish, Needlefish, Sea Bream and Stingray. For those who are interested in the island’s pirate heritage, there are guided diving tours of old Spanish shipwrecks that are scattered around Anegada. </p></ul> <h2>Beaches</h2> <ul><li>The Bath</li><p>Located in Virgin Gorda, it is one of the best in the eastern part of the Caribbean. It looks like a paradise, with white sand and surrounded by blue water. Through its rocky paths it is possible to go from one beach to another and see the wild fauna of the island. </p> <li>Josiah´s Bay</li><p> On the outer part of East End, in Tortola, it is probably the best place in the islands to practice surf. From October to April it is the best time to find the perfect wave. </p> <li>Trunk Bay</li><p>Beach located in St. John: white sand, blue water and goldfish underwater. Surrounded by all kinds of exotic plants, this beach is the perfect place for some days away from the routine on a boat in the BVI. </p></ul> <h2>Natural Parks</h2> <p>Below the surface of the islands’ waters, lie the marvels of the warm Caribbean Sea, such as amazing flora, colourful fish, turtles, manta rays, sharks and dolphins. If you choose to rent a boat in the British Virgin Islands in winter, you’ll also be able to see humpback whales, as they come to mate in Sir Francis Drake Channel at this time of year. Whether you’re just learning to dive, or are an experienced diver, you can’t miss out on this opportunity. There is a huge variety of natural parks in these islands (21!) and some of them are: </p> <ul><li>Cam Bay</li><p>Recognised as national park in 1999, it is located in the northern coast of Camanoe Grande. It is formed by an enormous reef and lagoon system. In addition, it has calm waters, goldfish and a spectacular marine environment, perfect to go snorkelling in. If you need any lessons or training before your go snorkelling, there are plenty of affordable schools! </p> <li>Sage Mountain</li><p>This natural park is located in Tortola, and was recognised as natural park in 1964. The highest point of the BVI is located in it, and it has a wide variety of plants. </p> <li>Devil's Bay</li><p>On the south western zone of Virgin Gorda's island, it has beautiful beaches where you can relax and enjoy nature. In addition, it is possible to anchor the boat and watch the landscape from our boat. </p> <li>Diamond Cay</li><p>This place was declared national park in 1991, and it is located in Jost Van Dyke. The island of Jost van Dyke is famous for the huge quantity of birds that it hosts, apart from the rest of the fauna that live here. </p></ul> <h2>Currency</h2><p>The currency used is the American dollar. Credit cards are accepted in most places, but not in all of them. </p> <h2>Gastronomy and Cuisine</h2> <p>Caribbean cuisine is something you can’t afford to miss when you rent a boat in the British Virgin Islands. Fish, shellfish and spicy dishes are the islands’ specialities. If you’re a fan of tropical fruits, don’t miss out on mangos, pineapples and coconuts, all of which are abundant on the islands, and present in many of the typical cocktails. “Fungi” is typical British Virgin Islands, and is a cornmeal dish often made with okra. </p> <p>These Caribbean islands are one of the favourite destinations for sailing enthusiasts. Enjoy fantastic sailing conditions and the islands’ laid-back atmosphere, with our yacht charter offers in the islands. There’s so much to discover on the islands, we’re sure that when you rent a boat in the British Virgin Islands, you will enjoy an unbeatable experience! </p>

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