All of a sudden, the balmy warmth of summer seems like a distant memory, as the cold snap and clock change reminds us that we are all now well on our way into winter. It’s that time of year when many of us start looking ahead and planning our holidays for the coming months, so what about chartering a yacht right here in the UK? Take a look at our top 5 reasons we think a skippered or bareboat yacht charter offers a great option for your next break…
1) Less Pressure on the Pursestrings
The first step for most people when planning time away is to check what budget they’re working with. When it comes to going overseas, the cost of flights, transfers, accommodation, food, drink and entertainment all adds up. By chartering a yacht in the UK you can enjoy the benefits of your travel and accommodation all rolled up into one, not to mention the journey itself providing plenty of entertainment and adventure for the whole family, from learning to sail, to fishing and swimming over the side. Many yacht charters can also include refreshments or recommend places to stop off and enjoy delicious, budget-friendly meals so you, and your wallet, can really relax and enjoy your holiday.
2) So Much to See and Do
The coast of the UK is packed full of stunning green landscapes, miles of golden sand, hidden coves and historic landmarks (think castles and causeways galore), so depending on what takes your fancy you can design a holiday that works around your passions. From dropping anchor to embark on a rugged coastal path walk and exploring local gardens, to building sandcastles or investigating fascinating local history legends, the list of activities available around the coast of the UK is endless.
3) Delicious Food and Drink to Suit All Tastes
Historically, the reputation of British cuisine has been, at times, unfavourable. However, this is no longer the case, with a fantastic repertoire of eateries springing up all over the UK, making the most of local talent and, of course, the freshest local ingredients. Find some of the best places to enjoy a wonderful meal or refreshing beverage (or two) during you UK charter – from quick bites to incredible dining experiences beside the sea, the UK really does offer something to suit every traveller.
4) Do Your Bit for The Planet
We’re all becoming increasingly aware of our impact on the environment, both as individuals and as a society. Air travel is the single biggest contributor to our personal carbon footprint, with a staggering 5 million barrels of oil used every day in the aviation industry. By choosing a charter yacht ‘staycation’ within the UK, or even hopping on a ferry to come over for your break on one of our beautiful yachts you can help to do your bit to protect our planet for years to come.
5) From Short Breaks to Weeks at Sea
Chartering a yacht in the UK can help you feel refreshed and relaxed by giving you the flexibility to make the most of whatever time you have available. Maybe you have a day away planned, a long weekend free or are looking for the perfect way to spend your annual two weeks summer holiday; a UK yacht charter can fit exactly around your plans. We help families, groups of friends, couples and individuals design exactly the right yacht charter trip to suit their schedules, including as part of a break further afield, such as a stay on the Isles of Scilly.
With three beautiful, well-equipped yachts to choose from, our base in Falmouth means visitors can easily experience the very best of the West Country from the water. If you’re keen to discuss your ideas and build a break to suit you, get in touch with our team to find out more.