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3 Simple Ways to Go Green on Sail Boat Charters

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Save the Earth. Cupped hands holding a blue, white, and orange round globe of the planet. GO GREEN ON YACHT CHARTER

Much attention has been focused on the efforts of the superyacht industry to embrace sustainability and green building practices.  But what about the travelers – the people who rent, for example, a private yacht for a Virgin Islands yacht charter holiday?

How can they contribute to furthering the cause of green, eco-friendly vacations?

 

HOW TO TAKE GREEN APPROACH TO TRAVEL

It’s not hard, and taking a “green approach” to vacations goes hand-in-hand with being a responsible traveler. With a little effort, charter passengers can help reduce the negative environmental impact on the places they visit.

Green travel begins with the understanding and respect for the cruising destination’s culture and an effort to bring benefit the local economy.

Lastly, you do not have to pay more to go green!

 

A FEW WAYS TO GO GREEN

Let’s look at three simple ways to travel greener on your next sailing vacation:

1.  Save Energy
a)  Re-use towels and linens during your charter.   Crews on yachts scramble to clean and change linens throughout a charter.  After all, they are dedicated to the highest level of customer service.  Simply tell your crew that you are willing to reuse your towels and bed linens more than once or twice during your stay.  It is estimated this simple act can save 5 percent on utilities!

 

YET ANOTHER WAY TO GO GREEN ON A YACHT

b)  turn off the air conditioning and lights in your cabin when leaving the room.

 

MORE WAYS TO GO GREEN

2.  Reduce Carbon Output
Plan a trip that will reduce carbon emissions. Sometimes it is as simple as considering the distance from the arrival airport to your awaiting yacht.  Ask your crew if there is a marina or sandy beach close to the airport.  If there is, you can save the cost of a taxi and the related carbon emissions of the vehicle.

 

HOW TO REDUCE CARBON OUTPUT AND GO GREEN?

For instance, many people arriving for a charter in Tortola, BVI first fly into St. Thomas, USVI.  After that, they take a 30 minute taxi to the ferry docks.  They then ride a ferry to Tortola.  Lastly, they take another quick taxi to a marina, where their yacht and crew await.  As a green alternative, you can fly to Beef Island airport in Tortola, adjacent to a large, sandy beach. Your crew can take a dinghy up to the beach to pick you up, and you can literally walk over from the airport!

LAST WAY TO GO GREEN

3.  Support the Local Economy
You can easily travel greener by learning about your destination.  Research the culture, food, and environment of the places you visit. Prior to your charter, ask your crew to cook using native cuisine versus foods and goods that need to be shipped in.  When going ashore to shop and sightsee, buy souvenirs and handmade crafts that benefit the local community.  Do not buy imported goods.  Lastly, Do not purchase souvenirs made from local endangered animals or plants.

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Remember, responsible travel habits will reduce the negative environmental impact on the places you visit.  These impacts matter long after you and your sailing companions have returned home.

 

DO YOU HAVE TIPS TO SHARE?

Do you have any tips to share on how to travel and cruise by yacht with less of an environmental impact?  Contact us with your suggestions at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ now.

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A One-Day Caribbean Yacht Charter Can Be Fun!

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While crewed sail boat charters and bareboat charter vacations normally last 5 to 7 nights, not everyone has the time for a multi-night term luxury yacht charter. In this economy, saving up for a special bareboat charter or luxury yacht charter holiday might mean postponing until 2010.

Now for the good news – sailboat charters can be as short as one day and are the perfect compliment to a land-based Caribbean island vacation.

Let’s take a look at a single-day luxury yacht charter escape in the British Virgin Islands (also known as the BVI or BVI’s):

There are four major inhabited islands in the BVI, as well as dozens of (nearly 60) smaller islands, cays, and rocks scattered throughout the archipelago. Of course, the fun way to see these sights is by boat on a luxury sailing charter.

You can rent a small Caribbean yacht charter sailboat or a fast powerboat for the day in Road Town, Nanny Cay, West End, or several other locations. Some experience driving a powerboat or basic chart-reading skills are important to ensure you have a pleasurable day.

A great trip could start from Road Town, Tortola and head south across the Sir Francis Drake Channel to Peter Island. You can tie up to the dock in Sprat Bay, or anchor off the beach in Deadman’s Bay and swim ashore (remember to wear your water socks). Visitors are welcome in the public areas, the boutique, and the beach grill.

girl swimming over a reef and camera showing fish underneath her and rock formation and sky above

From Peter Island, it’s a short boat ride to Norman Island. This is author Robert Louis Stevenson’s legendary Treasure Island, and the source of countless tales of pirates and buried chests of gold. Today, the island is uninhabited except for a small restaurant on the beach in the Bight. Anchored in the bay is the old ship, William Thornton, affectionately known by bareboat charter lovers and the locals as the “Willy T,” a trading vessel converted to a bar and restaurant. It’s a great stop for a little “pirate” ambiance. Be warned – on holiday weekends, the Willy T is not appropriate for kids as it takes on a bawdy “adults only” atmosphere.

Just outside the bay are the Caves. These are more like grottoes and are a true snorkeler’s delight. You can tie up your boat to one of the National Park moorings and swim in. Don’t be surprised if a school of tropical fish swim alongside you, looking for a handout. The locals ask that you resist the temptation to feed the little critters, however. Human food is not healthy for the fish and may do them great harm in the long run.

After snorkeling at the Caves, it is a short boat ride to The Indians. These rock outcroppings are the size of houses and full of nesting seabirds in the summer. The waters around the rocks are teeming with fish of every shape and color. One local describes a swim here as a magical experience: “Floating among the fish, corals and sea fans will make you feel like Peter Pan flying through an enchanted forest.”

If the sun is still high in the sky, and you still feel fresh for more adventure, zip over to Salt Island. You can tie up to the dock and walk around the abandoned houses to the salt pond where workers harvest and sell sea salt. If you still have any get-up-and-go in your tank, hop back on your boat and cruise around the corner to the wreck of the HMS Rhone, the BVI’s first underwater park. Snorkel over the wreck and try to imagine what it looked like before it sank in 1867!

By now, you realize you are on “island time.” There’s little reason to hurry back to Tortola, unless you have an early dinner reservation at your hotel or resort. Assuming you are in the island groove, we suggest a cruise east to Cooper Island. Accessible only by boat, this island has a few rental homes and a tiny resort that’s looks like a vacation postcard from the water – palm trees and long, white sand beach. By now, you must be hungry from a morning/afternoon of exploring. Drop in a local restaurant for a late lunch. With a full belly and a big smile, it’s just a short sail or cruise back to Tortola.

There are many other itineraries for a day trip by boat. Your hotel concierge can recommend the best local boat rental operators and give you some ideas as to where to go and what to see there. You can go fast on a powerboat or slower on a sailboat – the choice is yours. Either way, a day boat trip around the British Virgin Islands will be the highlight of your land-based island holiday!

For more information, call the yacht charter specialists at 305-720-7245 , email them at info@1800yachtcharters.com, or fill our online inquiry form at 1800yachtcharters.com/book-now/

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AMAIA Catamaran Sailboat Thailand Bareboat

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Amaia catamaran sailboat. Photo taken in a quiet bay. She is at anchor with no sails.  There are 3 large boulder islands in the distance in front of her. She has a red sail cover over the boom, and it reads the boat name, Amaia in white letters.

 

AMAIA CATAMARAN SAILBOAT

For your next vacation, why not book a bareboat charter in Phuket, Thailand on sailing yacht Amaia?

ABOUT THE CATAMARAN

She is a luxurious 47 foot sailing cat that offers variety in charter.  For example, if you so desire, you can also have a crewed catamaran charter onboard, as well.

EXTERIOR DETAIL

Her abundantly-spacious exterior leads to a spacious cockpit which is perfect for enjoying a lazy lunch, relaxation, and some refreshing cocktails.  Lots of options exist for your relaxation enjoyment, for instance, catch up on some reading or sunbathing on the front deck, or even listen to some music under the dazzling cockpit lights.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Amaia can comfortably accommodate up to ten yacht charter guests for a bareboat charter, or 8 up to guests for a crewed catamaran charter.

 

HOW TO BOOK A SAILBOAT CHARTER

To book your private luxury yacht charter vacation, contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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Crewed Catamaran Charters: All New Lagoon 620 for 2012

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With the demand for luxury sailing charter catamarans on the rise, the team at Lagoon recently introduced the all-new 2012 Lagoon 620 catamaran at the Cannes Boat Show.  Designed by the architects Van Peteghem and Lauriot Prévost (VPLP), the Lagoon 620 is an innovative solution to the needs of today’s discerning Caribbean yacht charter client.  The  yacht seamlessly blends strength, comfort, and performance in a charter-friendly cabin layout .

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The 2012 version of the Lagoon 620, features luxurious and comfortable interiors by Nauta.  In the dining room, the settees have been redesigned, as well as the ceiling, enabling more indirect lighting.  On the starboard side, the master cabin has also been modified, with a washroom now placed aft on either side of the cockpit access stairs.  This modification creates more storage space in the bedroom fro the charterer’s luggage.  The forward starboard cabin, can now be called a true V.I.P. suite, with additional volume created by the repositioning of the master cabin’s washroom.

The Lagoon 620 catamaran will be built in 4, 5 and 6 cabin versions, all featuring Nauta interior layout packages and incorporating wood finish, upholstery, inner liners, and more…

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Exceptional living space, both above and below deck will continue to define Lagoon catamarans for years to come as the sophisticated choice for multi hull yacht vacations.

Catamaran multihull sailboats are also available for bareboat vacations (yachts without crew).  1-800 Yacht Charters offers bareboat charter, also.

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Several newer-model Lagoon catamarans are already in service and available for hire, including the Lagoon 560 sail catamaran BACCHUS and the Lagoon 450 sail catamaran OKEANOSContact the 1-800 Yacht Charters charter department at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

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Greece – Perfect Bareboat Destination

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Greece photo. Picture taken from the water. There is a beige mountain with a temple on top of it, and below and to the right, is a sailboat at anchor, on a bareboat vacation.

Greece.  The perfect vacation.  Ideal for yacht charter.  Although it is great to escape the cold weather for a few days with a Caribbean yacht charter, the exotic calls. For instance, you want to experience new and different locations.  But where?  Greece is the word.   (See what we did there?)

Just imagine.  Summer vacation.  School’s out.  The kids are home for several weeks.  The chance to bask in the sun for an extended stay is the epitome of total relaxation beckons.  You want to show the kids an exotic destination.  One with education combined with family time.  .

Nowhere is the idea of extended rest and relaxation more evident than in the Greek islands. Here, in the ancient land of the Gods, it sometimes seems as if time stands still.

A Greek yacht charter adventure features a wide array of itineraries with a heavy emphasis on the sheer pleasure of sailing in a locale so steeped in history and yet so amenable to the sailor looking for all the luxuries and convenience of the modern world.

The shimmering waters, superlative beaches, and intriguing towns and villages make Greece a must-visit summer destination.

If you are ready to enjoy the magical beauty of a charter in Greece and the Greek Isles, contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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Oprah Sails Sydney Harbour with Russell Crowe

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OPRAH AND RUSSELL HIT THE HARBOUR

 

Photograph of Russell Crowe and Oprah Winfrey on the deck of a sailboat. They are waving.

 

Winfrey, on the left, enjoys the famous harbor’s glittering waters on board the bareboat sailboat charter yacht “Eagle Rock.”   She joins Russell Crowe, a Sydney local, tailed by a flotilla of some 20 other yachts.

Oprah Winfrey and Russell Crowe photograph, laughing on a sailboat

 

OPRAH WEAR 

On the right, Oprah wears a white cap given to her by Crowe and emblazoned with the logo of his South Sydney Rabbitohs rugby league team.  She beams as she sits at the stern of the bareboat yacht, talking sport with the “Gladiator” star.

I’m having the time of my life,” Winfrey said.

 

SYDNEY HARBOR CRUISE

The harbor features heavily on the megastar’s weekend itinerary.  For instance, the glittering waterfront reception Saturday night, complete with fireworks, then later, Sunday morning, feature of a climb of the Sydney Harbor Bridge and a visit to Bondi Beach.

OPRAH TOUR ON TV

Finally, Oprah’s whirlwind tour of Australia will be broadcast as a four episode “Ultimate Australian Adventure” in January 2011.

HOW TO BOOK A YACHT CHARTER

To rent a private yacht in Sydney, Australia, contact a charter specialist at 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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Popular Bareboat Marinas Struggle

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marina foreclosures are the reference here. Drawing of a For Sale sign. It is white with red outlines around letters. On the top of the sign is the word, foreclosure.

BAREBOAT MOORING FORECLOSURES

Bareboat charter enthusiasts understand that two Florida docks are the latest to fall victim to tough economic times.

THE FLAGSHIP MARINA – SEBASTIAN, FLORIDA

This is a popular overnight anchorage for bareboat sailors.  It foreclosed in what is one of the largest commercial foreclosure amounts in the city this year.  This report comes from a local report by TCPalm.

The owner, Damien Gilliams,  also owns the Paradise Marina and the No Name Sports Bar.  These enterprises are all located in Indian River County. As of last Friday, Gilliams was trying to sell both Flagship and Paradise marinas.

 

THE HIDEAWAY MARINA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP

The Hideaway Marina Limited Partnership at Pompano Beach, Florida, filed for Chapter 11 last Friday, according to a report on MSN.com.

If you are planning an upcoming bareboat charter in the Pompano beach area – don’t panic.  This mooring is operating, and the bankruptcy petition states the business has been in the hands of a receiver since June.

 

HOW TO BOOK A BAREBOAT CHARTER

To book your bareboat power or sailing charter, contact 2-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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Tax Refund? Yacht Charter Caribbean Option?

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TAX REFUND – CARIBBEAN VACATION?

The tax deadline approaches…you’ll be receiving a refund.  The family deserves a special vacation all together! photo of hundred dollar bills and tax refund paperwork. A 1040 form is underneath them

It’s time to plan…

 

WHAT TO DO IN CARIBBEAN

Why not indulge yourself and rent a private yacht with crew over the Christmas holidays this year?

Should you opt for a Caribbean Bareboat Charter instead, you can enjoy the endless parties in the islands throughout the season.

 

THE ISLANDS ON HOLIDAY

During the holidays, the Caribbean islands come alive. They have colorful festivals and celebrations everywhere.  These celebrations are a reflection of the culture of the local people.  The locals do many things.  For instance, they paint their homes in colorful tones. They also put up new fun window treatments.  Another activity is to decorate multiple Christmas trees.  They have multiple parades full of lively dancers and elaborate costumes.

 

 

HOW TO BOOK YOUR YACHT CHARTER

To book your private luxury Virgin Islands (or other Caribbean island) yacht charter vacation, contact the charter professionals at 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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Thailand Opens Door for Phuket Yacht Charter for Foreign Superyachts

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The restriction that kept superyacht charter vessels away from Thailand has officially been lifted, opening the door for more foreign-flagged yachts to offer vacation rentals in Thai waters.

In September, the Thai government issued a Royal Decree to allow yachts to apply for a Superyacht Charter License for Thailand. Until now, only Thai-flagged yachts were allowed to operate charters in the countries territorial waters, with foreign megayachts restricted from beginning and ending their trips in Thai waters (although temporary entry was allowed).

White sand beach in front of aqua water and 3 large rocks. 3 colorful wooden boats pulled up onto beach.

 

According to Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters, the new license, in effect, has created a new destination for private yacht charter vacations. “We can now offer an exciting new cruising destination in Southeast Asia to our clients,” says Sheeder. “The decree will make it easier for charter yachts to relocate for the winter at the conclusion of the summer Mediterranean season.”

Thus far, 3 licenses were granted in Bangkok on the same day the decree was issued. The first license issued was granted to 41m OCEAN EMERALD, one of three identical charter yachts (OCEAN SAPPHIRE and OCEAN PEARL the others) well known in the Mediterranean.

In related news, Thailand’s Prime Minister has announced the new Thailand Yacht Show will take place at the Ao Po Grande Marina in Phuket in February 2016.  Located in Phang Nga Bay, the marina is undergoing major upgrades including berths for up to 200 yachts, a permanent breakwater, provisioning outlets (ideal for Thailand bareboat charter clients), and luxury condos overlooking the marina.

For information on arranging a charter vacation in Thailand, email your request to us at info@1800yachtcharters.com, call us at 1-800-YACHTCHARTERS (1-800-922-4824), or use our convenient online form.  We look forward to working with you.

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What Kind of Island Vacation to Take this Summer?

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You have a few island vacation options for this summer:
Cruise vacation to the British Virgin Islands?
Self-drive sail or motor bareboat charter in the Bahamas?
Hotel stay in the Florida Keys?

Hmm.  Your choice?

Bareboat Bahama yacht charters, of course!

Island fun in the Bahamas. Photograph of two swimming pigs in the Bahamas. They are climbing up on the back of a powerboat. One pig is pink. One pig is black.  The pink pig seems to be smiling. The water behind them is clear and turquoise. the boat is white.  They are hanging on with their front legs.

But what is there to do on a bareboat charter in the tropics?

Sail to Allan’s Cay in the Exumas and feed the friendly iguanas that live there

Visit the famous swimming pigs on Big Major Cay

Relax on the pink sand beach of Harbour Island

Learn to scuba dive in Freeport

Have a romantic, private picnic on Three Sisters Beach

Snorkel among tropical fish on Rainbow Gardens Reef

Go ashore and visit the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park

Gamble at the casino or see a live concert at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island

Haggle with vendors of handmade merchandise in Nassau’s famous Straw Market

Rent a scooter and tour Grand Bahama Island

Swim with dolphins with UNEXSO in Freeport

…or if you’d rather, you can simply remain onboard your bareboat yacht and just enjoy the calm waters and smooth sailing of the beautiful Bahamas!

Who do you call to plan that picture perfect vacation?  Contact your professional bareboat yacht charter brokers at 1-800 Bareboat and 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/, and we will plan your vacation for you right away!  With access to the newest and largest yachts in the best destinations, we’ve got you covered!

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