The Bottom Line on Yacht & Boat Charters.

Written by John Thompson

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Additional health insurance is advised but not essential, although you should especially consider this for foreign travel of any kind not just charter vacations.

Another good idea is to take cancellation or curtailment insurance because many charter companies require a deposit of up to 50%. If you any of your party cancel or need to finishrepparttar vacation early, this insurance will become invaluable.

Charter vacation destinations.

But where should you go? There are many places you can charter a yacht, so you should consider exactly what you are looking for in your vacation.

The Galapagos is an archipelago that consists of 13 volcanic islands as well as 40 small islands. It is a haven of beautiful plants and exotic animals including marine iguanas and sea lions,repparttar 148106 weather is very good, and there are many coves and incredibly picturesque beaches to relax on and around.

The Bahamas is a popular destination consisting of more than 700 islands. There are countless cays and beaches to explore as well as some incredible nightlife and beautiful settings. The reef and shallow waters make this a safe place for families to charter a yacht.

And then thereísrepparttar 148107 Greek Islands. One ofrepparttar 148108 worldís most enchanting cruising grounds, with ancient history and culture at every turn. Islands such as Lesvos, Mykonos and Paros offer a combination of breathtaking scenery and history.

Still inrepparttar 148109 Mediterranean - atrepparttar 148110 western end - there arerepparttar 148111 Balearic islands offrepparttar 148112 coast of Spain. Thereís Majorca, itís smaller sibling Menorca, andrepparttar 148113 hedonistic playground of Ibiza. Youíll find it a little busier thanrepparttar 148114 Greek islands, but onrepparttar 148115 plus siderepparttar 148116 back up and support is first class.

On torepparttar 148117 Caribbean: It has it all. Many different cultures and nationalities, hundreds and hundreds of islands to explore, and clear blue waters. Yachting at itís best.

The choice of destinations is amazing, andrepparttar 148118 beauty of chartering a yacht is that you are free to explore at your own pace. Alternatively, drop anchor, pour a stiff drink and soak uprepparttar 148119 sun!

© 2005 John Thompson

John Thompson is webmaster for , an online information resource for yacht and boat chartering.

Pick 'n Mix Your South African Adventures

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