It’s everyone’s summer dream to charter a boat and glide over cerulean waters, sail into secret coves, and enjoy a refreshing dip in calm waters that gently breaks over golden sand. Or just enjoying drinks and canapés while relishing wonderful long talks as they relax on board. This summer dream is amazingly easy to orchestrate.
You can choose between chartering a boat and sailing on your own or chartering a boat with a skipper and crew to help you sail more smoothly. Whichever you decide to go for, Boatffair, an online booking platform, can make things easier for you.
Swiss-based couple Natalya and Adrian Walker established the experience-led boat-sharing platform Boataffair in 2017 with the goal of making boating an experience that’s accessible for everyone, including those who do not have any experiences with boating or those who are clueless when it comes to the best sailing destinations.
Orchestrate your own sailing experience
Boataffair has an array of boats you can choose from, including fully vetted motor yachts, hand-picked motor yachts, catamarans, and ribs.
You can choose from various authentic boating experiences on the Boataffair website. These experiences have been curated by local boat owners for and include activities that make for an authentic boating experience.
Below are some of the best sailing destinations that Boataffair’s chartered boats can take you to.
Sailing through the waters of Croatia can make your Mediterranean dreams come true. The country has over a thousand islands, including the Peljesac peninsula located on its southern point. Numerous pebbly and sandy beaches juxtaposed with mountainous and lush landscapes like the Pržina Beach and Estravaganca Beach make up the peninsula, and they are all accessible by boat.
Located just a short sail from the peninsula is Dubrovnik, an ancient city known for its walled city that was finished in the 16th century. The city was also used during the filming of Game of Thrones, a well-loved TV series.
Located in the Arabian Sea is a cluster of isolated exquisite white sand beaches dotted with towering palm trees and reefs teeming with marine life. Images of private islands offering accommodations on water villas perched on stilts also come to mind at the mention of Maldives. Sailing in the Maldives allows guests to explore underwater life which includes about a thousand fish species, sea turtles, whales, and dolphins.
Mallorca, one of Spain’s Ballearic Islands, is famous for its beautiful and sunny beaches which can get overcrowded during peak season. To avoid the crowds, you can head to the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It offers the best views of the Mediterranean. If you are looking for a quiet beach where you can lounge, you can head to Playa de Sant Pere or Playa de Sant Joan.
Located in the US West Coast, the state of California offers perfect surf spots and sunset views. You can catch the best waves in Orange County’s Huntington Beach. You can also sail to San Diego where Balboa Park, America’s largest urban cultural park, is found.
With its near-perfect weather throughout the year, delectable cuisine, rich culture and history, and tranquil beaches, Mexico has become a top sailing destination. One of its best islands, the Isla Holbox, is known for its white sand and azure waters and whale shark sightings from June to September. You can also head to Arrecifes de Cozumel National Park, an island bursting with marine life.
A new service of Boataffair allows existing boat owners to swap boats with those in other sailing destinations. The platform links interested owners through social media where they can discuss the terms of the swap.