Boating is often seen as daunting, but with online resources that are available today, it’s actually quite easy to take boat trips that are fun for the whole family. Booking your own boat holiday gives you a lot of freedom of movement that you wouldn’t otherwise get if you decided to go on a boat tour instead. You can plan an amazing trip that will make lasting memories and even save some money doing it.
How do you rent a boat online?
Renting a boat online is now easier than ever before. To look at a potential boat rental, simply go to zizoo.com or another online resource. Zizoo is the most user-friendly and easiest to navigate. Many boats come skipper inclusive, so you don’t need to worry about who is actually going to steer the ship.
You can also opt to sleep on the boat itself since it comes with its own bedroom-like facilities, and save on the cost of a hotel while you’re sailing from place to place. Since most of the boats will also have a kitchen or kitchenette, you can also save some extra cash by opting to make your own food. If you just prepare one meal onboard, you’ll have that much more to spend on activities instead.
So, where do you want to go?
Europe is home to some of the most beautiful coasts, archipelagos, and islands. You have the famous Greek Islands, the volcanic Portuguese Azores Islands, the coast of beautiful Mediterranean Croatia, and you have the Spanish Balearic Islands such as Mallorca and Ibiza to name just a select few.
Of course, this is only Europe. If you’re interested in traveling through Asia, you have some fantastic islands in South Korea and Japan. Southeast Asia is home to the beautiful Komodo Islands of Indonesia and of course, the gorgeous Thai islands of Ko Samui, Ko Phangan, Ko Phi Phi and more.
That’s not to mention the islands off the coast of Africa either. The world is your Oyster! Just pick your place, but make sure you have a boat to travel with.
Things to consider
Now, you want to make sure that you’re taking a long enough holiday so that you have enough time to cover all of the destinations you’d like to visit. Depending on where you decide to go, it will take time for your sailboat or yacht to take you from island to island or from coast to coast. Make sure that you plan ahead for those times you know you will be on board.
Bring gear for water activities such as snorkels, rafts, and inflatable toys because part of the fun of a boat holiday is spending time with those close to you and doing timeless water activities.
So, did you decide on a destination yet? Well, now’s the time to research your destination. Personally, I’d love to explore the Azores, the Balearics, and the Greek Islands.
Once you’ve decided on your trip you can make an outline of the top highlights of each of the islands. Then, time out your trip so that you can check off all everything you want to do in plenty of time.
Of course, it’s hard to narrow down exactly what you will be able to see. Just know that it’s always impossible to see everything. If you’re planning for a short time, perhaps choose one to three islands and a couple highlights at each stop. If you have a lot of time at your disposal, then you can get more creative with your itinerary.
Overall, the internet is making it easier and easier to find boat rentals, activities, and potential itineraries for these kinds of trips. So go ahead and set sail!
Disclosure: this is a guest post from zizoo.com. Main image from Pixabay.