There are many reasons a sailing holiday will become one of your favourite holidays. However, today we want to share some of the simple pleasures and lesser-known aspects of a yacht charter which become highlights and memorable moments for our guests.
At Otium, many of our yachts are classic yachts – so, while they have all the luxury and comfort you desire, they also have the option of raising the sails. There is something special about the moment the sails go up and the engine is switched off. Picture yourself lying beneath white sails pitched against a blue sky, hearing nothing but the sound of the wind and sea, watching the coastline glide by… For many of our clients, sails or sailing wasn’t a necessity for their gulet or yacht charter though many tell us it was one of their highlights. Sailing and being at sea allows us to be fully present, a simple joy that becomes a memorable moment.
Enjoying Every Sunset
Life at sea asks us to slow down and enjoy the moment. Another simple pleasure turned highlight always mentioned by our clients is watching every sunset. Think about it, in our day-to-day lives we are often too busy to catch the sunrise or sunset; whereas, on a yacht, you are anchored with a front-row seat to mother nature’s artistic talent every day. Made even better with a crisp glass of wine or expertly crafted cocktail in hand!
Anchored in a bay
Sailing by beautiful coastlines and breathtaking nature, exploring historic towns and new destinations, dining in fabulous restaurants or enjoying the nightlife are obvious highlights. However, many of our clients confess that some of their favorite days were spent anchored in a secluded bay. Picture long lazy days swimming in crystal-clear waters – nap, eat, drink, repeat… When we think about a relaxing holiday, these are some of the images that come to mind. Our team will happily plan a custom-made itinerary for you but be sure to soak in moments like this.
Something not emphasised enough when it comes to booking and planning a yacht charter, is the importance of the crew. Without fail, all of our clients have mentioned how much the crew were a highlight during their sailing holiday. Again, this is not always an aspect considered by charter guests when they set out to book a yacht charter but after more than 15 years’ experience in the industry, we understand how important a good crew is to the overall experience. The crew becomes the difference between an average, good or great holiday. This is why we inspect all of our yachts and know our crews personally, which means our suggestions are tailor-made to fit you and your group.
Here is just one comment (of dozens) from one of our clients:
“We had many expectations for this trip to Croatia and we could have anticipated anything, except the crew, we will remember the coast and our fabulous sailing days but most of all, we will remember the crew, they made this a holiday we will remember forever.”
Gourmet Cuisine Aboard
Food is at the heart of any good travel story, and while many guests arrive expecting to enjoy the food aboard, few expect to be ‘wowed’ as they are. We trust the crew aboard all of our yachts to deliver excellence in every way. As food is such a regular part of the day, the chef and cuisine tend to take centre stage. All of our chefs pride themselves on buying the best local ingredients and showcasing the cuisine of the region. From fresh, tasty ‘family-style’ lunches, to fine dining 5-course dinners, our chefs wow and surprise their guests every day. It’s easy to see why the food served aboard is a highlight for our clients.
There are so many more highlights to discover, let us plan and book your perfect sailing holiday and see for yourself