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10 Reasons to Choose a Charter Holiday

Here are our top ten reasons why you should consider changing the way you holiday and book a charter yacht for your next break this year.


1 - Freedom 

There’s a special kind of free feeling you have when you stay on your own yacht. You have the ability to go wherever you want to, for as long as you wish. 

Sails in the sun

Exploring on a boat means you can travel far distances in just short hops by sea. Beats stressful hire car journeys in the heat, not to mention having to journey back to the same base every time you venture out. 


2 - Fun 

There really is no excuse to feel bored when aboard abroad.

Woman on paddleboard

Every part of your holiday is fun and exciting when staying on the water. The trips between destinations are one of the most thrilling in itself and when you decide on anchoring up, you have all of your possessions with you to enjoy the most secluded spots for even longer and to full effect.


3 - See more, do more

Charter yacht holidays allow you to venture and experience more destinations in one trip, whilst still being a relaxing time away from home.

Harbour in Andalusia

Waking up, you are greeted with the knowledge that each day is a potential new adventure to explore and to make it what you want. Morning swims in pristine, azure coves otherwise unreachable on-foot (lucky you). Followed by afternoons of seamlessly exploring the coastal towns, city culture, food and nightlife.


4 - Flexibility

Why rush and feel you have to stick to an itinerary?

Kayaking into the sunset

Holidays are about relaxing, doing things at your own pace and stories that come from spontaneous decisions. Whether you are a family, couple or large group, yacht charters are a brilliant way of pleasing and facilitating everyone to do what they want, when they want.


5 - Privacy 

It doesn’t get more private than anchoring in a secluded cove.

Two sailboats by the reef


Privacy is one of the most important values when spending some of your precious time off work and away from the hustle and bustle routine. If you want to spend quality time with your loved ones and money on a trip, do you really want to be fighting over sun loungers and having to share your space constantly with others?


6 - Learn how to sail 

It doesn’t matter if you have no sailing experience whatsoever or if you’re looking to brush up on your skills again, having a crewed charter is a superb way of developing your competence on the sea.

Sailing boat in the Aegean Sea

Your skipper can take care of the sailing and mooring responsibilities, so you can relax and enjoy the ride but also help and take part as much as you want. If you are travelling as a family this can be a great way of getting kids into sailing too and developing life skills for the future. 


7 - Boat parties with friends and family 

Having your own private fiestas on a boat, with fresh local food and wine helps create memories that will last a lifetime. 

Aerial of sailing boat and people swimming

If you’re wanting to celebrate something special or often go on holidays with large groups why not book your own villa on the sea instead, constantly surrounded by the best private pool you could ask for. 


8 - Cost-effective 

It doesn’t have to cost as much as you think... 

Group sat on a boat

Travelling in a group will divide the costs between you and if you are a keen sailor or have the appropriate licences a bareboat charter can be very cost-effective without having to pay for a crew. This being said, booking a crewed charter can sound like something out of reach for many, but in reality the cost can be no different to most 4-5 star hotel accommodations and will include far more and experiences you couldn't possibly achieve otherwise.


9 - Looking to buy? Charter it first

Have a taste of what it would be like to own some fantastic new boats.

Luxury motor yacht crusing

If you are thinking of buying a new boat or looking to upsize, the only thing better than a test-ride is to charter one. More often the case can be convincing that significant other and what better way to do just that than with a sunny holiday.


10 - Have your own tour guides 

Beat the crowds and be guided by local expertise to ensure you have the best possible time and experience the real, quintessential version of your destination.

Yacht moored in Turkey

Whether you are bareboat or crewed, having your holiday on the sea will mean the local's best-kept secrets will be more open to you. In the case of having your own local skipper, it will be like having your own personal tour guide showing you all the best places to eat, swim and explore with the route chosen by you. 


Feeling inspired?


If you want to browse through just some of the options we have available, take a look at our Charter Boats section. 


To find out how some of these amazing opportunities could be yours, call the team today on 01227 479900 or send a message to [email protected].  An experienced member will answer all your questions and help you find the perfect charter yacht and holiday to suit your priorities.  

Tom Wilson
Boats And Outboards Marketing Team
Published on 2019-07-01