Oceanis 473

  • The Oceanis 473 is a design by Beneteau which has had a great impact in the charter world. Extremely comfortable, with a large cockpit and stern bathing platform, and well designed interiors which include a spacious saloon and a full galley, the 473 continues to be a great choince for an unforgettable vacation.

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    Model: Oceanis 473
    Type:
    Length: 14.3
    Beam: 4.31
    Draft: 2.1
    Displacement: 11500
    Motorboats: Volvo Penta
    Horse Power: 60
    Day by day capacity: 10

Destinations where you can hire a Oceanis 473

  • Yacht charter in Croatia
  • <p>To <strong>rent a boat in Croatia</strong> is the ideal holiday choice for your next holiday, allowing you to fall in love with Croatia’s beautiful islands, with calm winds and spectacular views of its crystal clear waters. Along with its calm countryside, Croatia is famed for its diverse marine life and for its extensive sea caves, ideal for snorkelling enthusiasts.</p> <p>On your crewed or bareboat Croatian yacht charter, perhaps a Bavaria mode, you’ll find a wide variety of entertainment and leisure opportunities to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Croatia is the ideal place to spend your holidays, whether your main interest is taking in the evening atmosphere of the local area, or enjoying the peaceful rural landscape, with its quiet, hidden coves. </p> <h2>What to do in Croatia</h2> <p>A yacht charter holiday in Croatia is rapidly growing in popularity and the country's sailing destinations are recognised as some of the best in Europe, offering comprehensive facilities for travellers. Some of the best bases for yacht chartering in Croatia are the cities of Dubrovnik, Split and Trogir, which have some of Croatia’s best nautical facilities, and for this reason can be found in many tour guides. </p> <p>Split’s marina is one of the biggest in Croatia, and has moorings for up to 370 yachts of up to 14 metres in length. It has all the facilities and conveniences you need to experience a pleasurable, care-free yacht charter. The city of Split is home to an enormous amount of nautical traffic, both commercial vessels and pleasure craft, the latter of which is transforming the city into a highly fashionable yachting destination. Split’s charm lies in its medieval core, which offers visitors a glimpse into history, with its beautiful architecture and in being located on the picturesque Adriatic coast, with its crystalline turquoise blue waters. Other cities and places which are well worth a visit are; Kornati, Hvar, Trogir, Biograd and Dubrovnik. </p> <h2>What to see in Croatia</h2> <p>Trogir is another beautiful city, not to be missed. Sunny shores line the city’s coast, making it a very popular tourist destination. It’s also worth taking a walk through its historic cobbled streets and visiting the San Lorenzo Cathedral and the Duke’s Palace. The excellent entertainment and leisure facilities available are another reason thousands of tourists choose this glorious southeastern European country for their summer holidays. Split and many other Croatian cities are top party destinations for young people who also wish to relax on the beautiful surrounding beaches. If this sounds like you, why not visit the islands of Hvar, Vis and Maslinica. </p> <p>Despite the high nautical traffic and modern, highly accessible marinas, the extent of the Croatian coast and nearby small archipelagos make it easy for you to moor your hired boat in the cove or bay of your choosing. If you decide to spend a day or night in one of these idyllic locations, you can anchor your boat here, or if you have one of our experienced skippers with you, why not ask them to follow your preferred route. Moreover, one of our favourite areas is Kornati, which is one of the most beautiful locations in the Adriatic and Europe! The opportunities for a yacht charter holiday in Croatia are endless. Whether you choose a bareboat charter or a skippered yacht charter getaway in Croatia, it is sure to be the adventure of a lifetime! </p> <h2>Ports</h2> <p>There is a wide variety of ports in Croatia where it is possible to moor our boat and visit every single place. Some of the most important in Croatia are:</p> <h3>Dubrovnik</h3><p>Located two miles away from the commercial marina. Amenities include water and electricity for the boats, and its capacity reaches 450 boats. </p> <h3>Korcula</h3><p>This can host 135 boats, and provides every service needed by the clients. </p> <h3>Split</h3><p>This port has a very complete set of amenities, as well as shops and shipyards. Its capacity is 360 boats with a draft of 3-6 meters.</p> <h2>Natural Parks</h2> <p>Croatia is a country full of greenery: the perfect destination for nature lovers. Its wealth of natural parks, in addition to its still small tourist influx makes it a great place to see a wonderful environment without stress. Some of the most important natural parks in Croatia are: </p> <h3>Brijuni National Park</h3><p>This natural park is formed by a group of 14 islands and is located near the island of Istria. In total, it is covering an area of 7 square kilometers and is home to a large number of plant species. </p> <h3>Krka National Park</h3><p>The Krka river is a stunning limestone area within the Croatian territory. It is characterized by the many waterfalls that exist along their course, formed from the deposition of limestone.</p> <h3>Mljet National Park</h3><p> Located in the far south of Croatia, this park covers the western part of the island with the same name. It is characterized by its unique beauty.</p> <h2>Beaches</h2> <p>Among these marvellous Croatian cities where you can charter a yacht, there also magnificent hidden coves ideal for diving such as Hvar Cove and Pula Cove. You can also go snorkelling in the city’s aquarium and explore the shipwreck of the Baron Gautsch. If you’re new to diving, there are schools in each coastal city, and in addition, other water sports such as windsurfing and jet skiing are also popular in Croatia. Some of our favourites in Croatia are: </p> <h3>Dance Cove</h3><p> Located in Dubrovnik, it is a very particular cove, as there is no sand, but the environment is composed of large soft rock. This place is great to visit by boat, since you can swim in the water on one side, and relax under the comfort of the sun from the boat on the other, something they cannot make those who are on foot.</p> <h3>Valovine Beach</h3><p>It is one of the few sandy coastlines you'll find in Istria, but still also retains an overwhelming vegetation environment. It is ideal for sunbathing or completely relaxing during your holiday. </p> <h3>Cube Beach</h3><p> Located in Trogir, it supplies many services such as restaurants, changing rooms, tennis courts, etc. and it is surrounded by pine trees and many rocks.</p> <h3>Raduca Beach</h3><p> It appears in all the guidebooks as one of the best beaches of Croatia. Situated in Primosten, a pristine beach is narrow and long at the crossroads forests and white sand. </p> </ul> <h2>Gastronomy</h2> <p>The Gastronomy of Croatia is heterogeneous and known, therefore, as a “cuisine of regions”, as each part of Croatia has its own culinary traditions. There are many differences between traditional culinary customs of the inhabitants of the interior and of those who live on the coasts. The indoor kitchen is more characterized by its Slavic influences and the more recent contacts with other cultures’ cuisines such as Hungarian, Viennese and Turkish. Coastal regions, on the other hand, have influences from the Greek, French and Italian gastronomies. </p> <p>The advantage of sailing in Croatia compared to other places in the Mediterranean Sea is that the air currents and the distance between the islands allow you to have a quick and interesting navigation. For boaters who want to feel the sea breeze on your face for your vacation, Croatia is a highly recommendable destination.</p> <p>The options for Croatia enjoy a rented boat are limitless! Spend some time with your employer plan which is the best route to meet your best vacation plans. Whether you rent a boat, charter a yacht or catamaran in Croatia, it will be an unforgettable experience.</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 Marmaris
  • <p>Choose a <strong>yacht charter in Marmaris</strong>, the ideal place not just for any type of water sport - and especially for sailing - but also for one of the most beautiful cities on the Aegean.</p> <p>With a spectacular climate, Marmaris has the privilege of having long days of sun from spring to autumn. This, joint with the clarity of the waters, makes it considered one of the brightest cities in the Mediterranean and a common point of reference for sailing in the Aegean. It remains difficult to say which of the small Turkish coastal cities is the prettiest however Marmaris is a fairly safe bet. This coastal city has an average of 20ºC in spring and 30ºC in summer, with a smooth, dry climate during the high season. </p> <p>For its geographical location, Marmaris is an amazing little corner of rich culture: product of all the conflicts it has suffered over the years. The constant stream of tourists and business that sailed the Aegean Sea in search of new products saw Marmaris as a crucial commercial and political stronghold. The city has been conquered in the past by the emperors of Rome, Byzantium and the Ottoman, as well as the Italian Republic during the Second World War. </p> <p>All that turns the environment of Marmaris, which until recently was a small fishing town with no real tourist interest, into a place with so much more to experience. The town has numerous unspoilt beaches and bays on which you can witness true peace and quiet and the tranquility that the landscape provides, whilst seeing one of the breathtaking sunsets this little island in the middle of the Aegean can provide. </p> <p>A yacht charter in Marmaris gives you all you need to have an incredible sailing holiday; perfect weather, spectacular beaches, intriguing architecture and a magnificent port with space for hundreds of boats and facilities for every need. It isn’t a surprise that Marmaris has been converted into the centre of sailing for the Aegean. </p> <p>Finally, you can use Marmaris as a hub that should be used to visit local towns, ports and islands during your yacht charter holiday. Go sailing in Turkey and sail across the turquoise Turkish coast, ocean and bays and visit amazing places like; Orhaniye, Fethiye, Dalaman or Bodrum. Fall in love with yachting and sailing by renting one of our bareboat or crewed yachts and experience a Mediterranean holiday like no other when you come with aBoatTime on a yacht charter in Marmaris! </p> <h2>What to do in Marmaris</h2> <p>If you want to combine a yacht charter in Marmaris with all that is to be enjoyed on land, Marmaris offers all manner of activities. You could rent a canoe, go on a bike ride, go for a safari ride in a Jeep or simply take a walk through its pretty landscape. </p> <p>The local flavours can also be sampled in one of the local markets that you will find in the centre of the city at fairly low prices. We recommend that you explore the city by foot on your holidays in Turkey and enjoy the shows, markets and all other activities offered by Marmaris, especially in spring and summer. </p> <p>Marmaris has, without doubt, so much to offer in terms of nature, sandy beaches, rocky coves and the countryside that surrounds them. While sailing in Marmaris you will find spots only accessible by sea where you can relax, free from stress of your daily life. Marmaris is just one destination on your journey through the Aegean, and you have the option to visit various islands during a week sailing. </p> <p>Some of the other notable cities are Bodrum and Datca, which belong to Turkey and also Rhodes which is one of the closest Greek Islands. A yacht charter in Marmaris offers so many activities that we guarantee you will want to return year on year to get everything done. Discover the fantastic Turkish coast on board one of our yachts and go on a holiday like no other. </p> <h2>Beaches</h2> <h4>Icmeler Beach</h4> <p>Located very close to Marmaris and of easy access by see. On this beach one can do some water sports or some relaxing in one of the numerous eateries and pubs. It is ideal for visiting with family and/or friends. </p> <h4>Marmaris Beach</h4> <p>The area is beautiful, surrounded by pine trees and crystal clear waters. It is an ideal area to drop your anchor and dip in one of its coves. </p> <h4>Cleopatra Island</h4> <p>A gorgeous location, located very close to Marmaris, to which sailing should be mandatory. On top of the amazing ruins that populate this island, it has a picturesque shoreline, perfect for those looking for a peaceful place to sit back and worship the sun. </p> <h4>Sedir </h4> <p>Another nearby isle where you can sale with your chartered yacht. Protected by the ministry of culture, it’s secluded and hidden with a gorgeous white sands and impressive turquoise waters. </p> <h2>Gastronomy</h2> <p>After a rich dinner at the edge of the sea, perhaps you want to spend the rest of the night in one of the pubs or bars found in the town. The Turkish cuisine is worth trying in Marmaris, where the coastal restaurants don’t miss the chance to offer the visiting tourists the most traditional of food. The majority of the dishes are elaborate with fish and seafood fresh from the sea, as well as spices and vegetables grown right there on the coast. The most popular dishes are stuffed mussels, anchovies in vinegar and a traditional Turkish kebab with spices, rice and lamb. </p> <p>A yacht charter in Marmaris will provide you everything you need to enjoy some incredible holidays: perfect climate, spectacular beaches and amazing architecture. The port of Marmaris is modern and high quality, with sufficient capacity for hundreds of ships of all types with all kinds of facilities for your comfort. Choose your Gulet, catamaran or sailboat available for rent and discover the spectacular Turkish coast on board of one of our yacht charters and experience your holidays like never before. </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 Gocek
  • <p>A <strong> yacht charter in Gocek </strong> will offer you the chance to appreciate one of the most attractive areas of the Turkish coast, as well as one of the most famous boat clubs of the entire country, a fame that it has acquired due to the mountains, the forests and the beautiful islands that surround it. On top of enjoying the yacht charter, you will find yourself in a prime sailing location in Turkey. So set sail in Turkey on board one of our bareboat or crewed yachts and go cruising on the Turkish waves on your own yacht charter as you visit different islands, destinations and a different bay every day. </p> <p>Why not rent one of our luxurious models like a Jeanneau either crewed or bareboat and go sailing in Gocek and sail to nearby places like Dalaman, Fethiye, Marmaris, Bodrum, Dalyan, Lycian and many more destinations in Turkey that you wish to visit. Take your boat to any Turkish bays, islands, towns and anchorages that you want on your boat, or even sail out into the Mediterranean! You are in control of our yachts, you decide where to sail your yacht! </p> <p>Located between Fethiye and Dalyan, in the South East of Turkey and it is surrounded by a small group of 12 islands which form part of its territory. In spite of having a modest population of just 4,000 people, this city is one of the most popular destinations of Turkey for the nautical tourism, so get your flip-flops and sunscreen ready and embark on an epic journey. </p> <p>The variety of views and its unique and forest full environment, pulls in thousands of tourists every year, tourists that decide to rent a sailboat or a gullet in Turkey and enjoy of the harmony of this picturesque town. The town has made efforts to preserve its flora and fauna, limiting the construction of large hotels and resorts. Because of this, it could be said that if you are looking to discover the traditional side of Turkey, so do it on a yacht charter in Gocek. </p> <p>The climate cooperates well, leaving the area with over 300 days of sunshine that bathes the shores with an average temperature of 20 degrees Celsius between the spring and the fall. In addition, the smooth tides and the mild winds that generally blow from West and Northwest, make the long summers perfect for sailboat cruising and for your yacht charter sailing holiday in Gocek. </p> <p>Gocek has a prime position in the Mediterranean along the coast of Turkey, use this to your advantage and sail to different destinations in the area. Rent one of our yachts such as a Jeanneau and visit interesting and picturesque towns, islands and ports like Bodrum, Fethiye, Marmaris, Dalyan and many other places on the Lycian shores. This will all add together to create one of the more memorable holidays you will ever have! </p> <h4>What to see and do</h4> <p>There is plenty to see and do on your yacht charter in Gocek. This marina town is built on the shoreline, therefore there are many places that are accessible only form a boat that you can visit throughout your nautical holidays, places like the gorgeous turquoise bays of Atbuku, Bedri Rahmi and Manastir.</p> <p>The Gobun cove is one of most acclaimed marvels in East Turkey, to which one can access by crossing through the impressive opening between the cliffs that bid you welcome. Once inside, you will be able to enjoy the views from the deck of your sailboat in an unbeatable environment. </p> <p>However, without any doubt, the most interesting option is to visit some of the 12 islands that lie out at sea near the territory. There you will enjoy at maximum of a day on the beach, snorkeling, or simply relaxing on the deck of your ship in front of a winding bay. </p> <p>Besides visiting the islands, you can go to one of the nearby towns if you would like to enjoy a sandy beach. The most famous beaches are those of the D-Resort; the Sarigerme beach, only 10 minutes away by bus, and the Inlice beach. </p> <p>The center of town will transport you directly to the past through the fascinating local culture. Take advantage of this marvelous combination between the ancient and the modern that is offered here, and enjoy the beautiful Lician area throughout your sailing holidays. <p/> <h2>Water Sports </h2> <p>The geography is perfect for watersports such as rafting through the river Dalaya, as well as canoeing and snorkeling. There are various schools that will provide you with the necessary equipment so that you can experience the wonderful marine life of the Aegean Sea. </p> <h2>Gastronomy </h2> <p>Without a doubt, you will taste some delicious food during your time on a yacht charter in Gocek. If you decide to visit Turkey, you can’t miss out on an immersion into its delicious gastronomy through the fantastic kebab and the legendary Baklava. The region in particular is famous for its fruits, in particular oranges, mandarins, lemons and bananas. </p> <p>Throughout your journey you will have the option to stop and enjoy the local gastronomy at one of the many restaurants that are located right on the shore. They are equipped to host nautical tourists and have docks available for their sailing patrons. </p> <h2>Traveling and Sailing Routes </h2> <p>One of the best trips from Gocek includes a stop in Fethiye, a city with a rich historical patrimony that is worth visiting if you want to know some of the region’s history. In addition of its history museum, Fethiye preserves the tomb of Amyntas of the year 350 A.C. On the other hand, it is also worth visiting the amazing city of Marmaris, a natural enclave full of an atmosphere in which you will be able to engage in various activities, explore coves and discover its vibrant local life. <p/> <p>Where ever you go, there will always be space for your yacht as there is over 300 moorings and anchorages, maintenance services as well as ship repair and resupply services, therefore it’s an excellent starting or ending point in your journey through Turkey. </p> <p>Choose the right boat for you and unwind on your once in a lifetime yacht charter holiday in Gocek! </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 Sicily
  • <p>Sicily is the biggest island in the Mediterranean Sea and one of the most beautiful yacht charter regions in the world. Being born from volcanic activity, it hosts one of the most famous and active volcanoes of Europe - Etna. There is a great variety of terrains and some amazing rock formations along the coast which you can enjoy during a <strong>boat hire in Sicily</strong> aboard one of our many crewed or bareboat yachts. The northern and western sides boast many high cliffs and breath-taking views while the southern and eastern parts have instead a number of low bays and beaches. Here you will find most of the marinas which will provide you with all the necessary facilities whilst on board a yacht charter in Sicily during one of the best holidays in the Mediterranean! </p> <p>There’s so much on offer in Sicily, from gorgeous coves in which to spend the day, to a vegetation common to the Mediterranean in its natural parks, an exquisite gastronomy and a large variety of ruins and standing buildings that will attract those interested in the Greco Latin culture. Choose a yacht charter in Sicily and sail the Mediterranean as the Romans did centuries ago. Two of the most popular cities that we recommend you to rent a yacht are Sant’Agata di Militello and Marsala. </p> <p>Sant’ Agata di Militello is a small town of rich forests and magical rocky coves in which sailing is a real pleasure. It is situated in the north and is a perfect point from which to sail to the seven islands like the isle of Lipari, where you will discover its dark volcanic coast. </p> <p>Marsala is located in the Western end of Sicily, close to the islands of Egadi and Lampedusa and has an important port that will provide you with everything you need. While you are there, don’t miss out on the local gastronomy and wine, they will make your holidays in Marsala a delightful experience. </p> <p>Rent one of our yacht charters and set sail around Sicily to visit some beautiful areas along its coast. For example, you have to visit Palermo and the towns of Portorosa and Sant Agata as well as the Aeolian and Egadi Islands and also Lipari. Furthermore, mainland Italy and Sardinia are also very close and if you choose to charter a yacht in Sicily, you should spend a day or two sailing along the Italian and Sardinian coasts on your Mediterranean holiday! </p> <h2>What to see in Sicily</h2> <p>Sicily was formed as a result of volcanic activity and is home to Mount Etna. As a result of this, the terrain is very varied and there are some impressive rock formations along the coast. </p> <p>To the north and west you can find cliffs that provide impressive views and great photography locations, while the Southern part is where a lot of the bays and beaches are located. The Castle of Erice and the Temple of Concord are two of the monuments that shouldn’t be left without paying a visit. </p> <p>Visit the Doric temples of the coastal township of Agrigento or the valley of the temples. If you feel like dropping anchor and exploring the center of the island, make sure you visit Morgantina. This locality is famous for its mosaics and the charm of the “ancient Italy”. </p> <p>The city of Ciracuse is home to one of the most historically relevant Greek theaters. To the East, you will discover the city of Catania and the natural park that surrounds the volcano. Catania is the second most important city of Sicily; it has some of the most impressive churches and Cathedrals. </p> <p>The majority of sport ports of Italy are located here, since its geographic location ensures a pleasant climate for the yacht charter in Sicily throughout the entire year. Its winters are mild and warm, while its summers are hot and dry, but the sun and the nice temperatures are always there. </p> <p>Because of this, the Mediterranean climate is perfect for a yacht charter holiday. Sicily has a rich history, having been occupied by the Greeks, the Carthaginians, the Romans, Germanic tribes, and the Arabs, one can feel this vibrant cultural legacy in the local gastronomy. </p> <h2>Gastronomy</h2> <p>Sicilian cuisine is famous throughout all of Italy and has a very particular style, due to the great variety of flavors and dishes that can be found throughout Sicily. Don’t forget to try the Pizza Fritta, the Sicilian spaghetti with its famous sauce and the arancini, a type of croquette made out of rice.</p> <p>Enjoy a yacht charter in Sicily and live a unique experience on the Sicilian coast, on board a sailboat, yacht or another type of craft of your choice. Why not rent one of our luxury catamarans or yachts either bareboat or crewed and go sailing around the islands, beaches and marinas that Sicily has to offer. This Italian island will provide you with an amazing holiday and make you love to sail, don’t forget to sail to great Sicilian destinations along the coast of Sicily like Portorosa, Palermo, Egadi, Agata, the other Aeolian islands and even the other Italian island of Sardinia. </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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