Things to Consider When You Are Going Sailing
One of the best ways to enjoy the holiday season is to go sailing. You can either hire a houseboat or a yacht. The boat will somewhat be like your RV; the only difference is you’re going to be traveling on water rather than on land. If you’re planning to set sail anytime soon, here are some things to consider before contacting a boat rental company.
1. How much will it cost?
Like most getaways, the cost of a houseboat or yacht charters depends on the number of people going and the size of the boat. If you are a little out of budget, invite a number of friends to come along with you. This way you can split the rental fee to make it more affordable to you.
2. Why should I go?
Houseboating and chartering yachts are now becoming a popular form of recreation among different people of all ages who are looking for fun, excitement or relaxation. So, if you need to have a break from all the stress at work and at home or if you can’t resist the idea of a water adventure, sailing is a breath of fresh air for you.
3. What should I bring?
Generally, rental companies provide all the furnishings and tools needed to give you the best experience ever. Ask for an inventory list of all the tools and equipment in the boat that you’re renting. This will let you know the things that are not provided for by the company such as kitchen utensils, sheets, bedding, blankets, bath towels etc. Then make your own list of all the things that you will need to bring.
4. Why is sailing better than my other vacation options?
Sailing is like a camping trip with a twist. If you are looking for relaxation, what else could be more relaxing than tranquil waters? If you are an adventurous type of person, island hopping, snorkeling and parasailing are just among the many things that you could try while you’re on vacation.
5. I don’t know how to sail. What should I do?
You can either hire a skipper or learn the ropes to be your boat’s own captain. The rental company will give you an orientation about navigation and safety instructions before you set sail. You will learn everything from starting and steering to anchoring and navigating the boat, plus, other special instructions like how to use the radio, toilets, hot tub, water slide and barbecue grill. The key is to listen really carefully, take down notes and everything will turn out perfectly.