Choosing Day Tours in Cape Town, South Africa

Written by Marvic

Marvic Tours and Tales believe that modern travellers seek authentic adventures where they can chooserepparttar specific experiences to partake in. This is especially pertinent when it comes to long-haul destinations like South Africa. As with other cities, Cape Town offers so much that it could be difficult forrepparttar 148107 traveller to makerepparttar 148108 best choices. Victoria Koning from Marvic offers some helpful advice:

“Firstly, travellers should consider their own needs. Do they have special requirements like preferring absolute privacy, or perhaps follow a special diet or have physical limitations such as needing wheelchair access? Travellers should also considerrepparttar 148109 things that they’re accustomed to, which might not be available where they’re going. Naturally, reliable travel providers can assist you in these matters.”

“Secondly, travellers should assess their abilities and interests e.g. if someone has a fear of falling, opting for a bungee jump off Africa’s largest bridge may not be a good idea (or maybe it would!) or if their fitness level isn’t great, signing up for extreme adventures might just be too risky. Also, if a traveller is an active, on-the-go-all-the-time kind of person, he/she may not enjoy a leisurely stroll throughrepparttar 148110 Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. We therefore recommend that travellers keep these things in mind when looking atrepparttar 148111 various choices.”

“Thirdly, travellers should be aware ofrepparttar 148112 impact that their perceptions of a destination have on their holiday. Discover these perceptions by asking questions like, “what appeals to me?” and “why am I considering this specific destination?” Koning asks travellers what they have heard aboutrepparttar 148113 destination. Would they like to investigaterepparttar 148114 rumours, or exactlyrepparttar 148115 opposite? What doesrepparttar 148116 traveller NOT want to see? For example, if a traveller is very sensitive, he/she may not enjoy visiting a poor local community that doesn’t have running water, or it could inspire them to see how these folk cope with their dire lifestyle.”

The Bottom Line on Yacht & Boat Charters.

Written by John Thompson

Whether you are considering your first yacht charter vacation or simply looking to liverepparttar experience again there is a lot of vital information you need before planning and embarking on your voyage. Firstly, you need to considerrepparttar 148106 type of yacht charter that is suitable for you. There are crewed or unscrewed yacht charters, bareboat or even a motorised yacht. Each have their advantages and personal preference will dictaterepparttar 148107 chosen charter for you.

One thing for certain, though, whatever type of vessel you go on, there are many destinations to choose from each of them offering beautiful islands and shimmering seas by day and exciting or romantic night life. As with any vacation you need to plan carefully, but when chartering a yacht it is absolutely imperative that you takerepparttar 148108 essentials and spares. Once you’re out to sea there will be few opportunities to stock up and an emergency is much of an emergency when you’re hundreds of miles fromrepparttar 148109 nearest chemist or shop.

Many who are chartering forrepparttar 148110 first time do so for a little quality time with family, friends and loved one because chartering a yacht is one ofrepparttar 148111 most tranquil and peaceful vacations you can decide on.

What experience is required for charters.

The experience you need is dependant onrepparttar 148112 type of charter you are looking for. A bareboat charter means you and a group of family or friends charterrepparttar 148113 boat with no crew to assist. For a bareboat charter, you are always required to have some former sailing experience and usually need to submit a sailing resume torepparttar 148114 charter company. Many will require that you have experience on a similar sized boat and with similar displacement and rig. A number of chartering companies may request that you go on a short sail aroundrepparttar 148115 harbour to make sure that your actual skills match your resume.

If you or a member of your group does not have this experience then you should consider chartering a crewed yacht. Chartering a boat and crew requires little or no experience. You may decide that your sailing skills are a little rusty, in which case you can take a captain or small crew forrepparttar 148116 first few hours of your trip to help you get your ‘sea legs’ back. Alternatively, if you have no experience whatsoever with yachting then you can take an entire crew and spend your vacation safe inrepparttar 148117 knowledge that your boat and your vacation are in safe hands.

What insurance do I require, and what is available?

As well asrepparttar 148118 usual travel insurance, you may want to consider further insurance for your yacht charter vacation. In fact, some charter companies will demand it. Accidents happen in everyday life and this is no different when chartering a yacht, however, there are some vital differences;repparttar 148119 cost of a yacht and any parts ofrepparttar 148120 yacht can be very pricey. The charterer is responsible for loss or damage to any of these parts. While many charter companies offer insurance that will cover a certain amount of damage, you should consider taking extra Charterer’s liability insurance, usually costing approximately $250 for $1m cover. This figure can change depending onrepparttar 148121 terms ofrepparttar 148122 agreement andrepparttar 148123 time of year you intend to charterrepparttar 148124 boat.

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