Majorca and Ibiza are both very popular charter destinations in late winter/early spring. Basking in the sun, swimming in calm, warm waters and drinking cocktails with those small, some would say unnecessary, umbrellas; such are the images that pop into our heads when we think of these wonderful Spanish islands. But what if I told you that there are ways to experience this region as never before? Why not embark on a grand adventure that your friends will be dying to hear about when you get home? The solution: a bareboat charter!
So the big question is: Why should you choose a bareboat charter instead of an all-inclusive hotel? There are many reasons, but here are the top 3.
- Freedom of choice. With a sailboat you don’t have to rely on a guide to tell you what to do, it’s entirely up to you to create an itinerary. This gives you the option of choosing only locations and sights that you want to see, instead of a pre-determined package where the tour is mapped out for you. Anchor where you want, visit the restaurants that you fancy and experience the islands and surrounding seas on your own terms. Perhaps you will find that deserted beach that will prove your very own secret for years to come!
- Eco-friendly. While a sailboat does produce a certain amount of waste, being mainly wind-powered offers a huge advantage over hotels and cruises. Life on a sailboat is usually also simpler, less resources are consumed, and you’ll leave a smaller carbon footprint. Even something as simple as noise pollution is minimised when travelling without a motor.
- A more hands-on and intense experience. Regardless of whether you are riding skippered or bareboat, there will be plenty of action to participate in. Tacking lines, raising sails and calculating wind/courses are all parts of the sailing curriculum and will definitely help to give you a good night’s sleep. You will also experience local fauna in a completely new way, be it by dropping a fishing line after the boat and cooking the catch for dinner, or perhaps by having a dolphin swim at your bow.
So what are you waiting for? Book your bareboat charter now! Glide through the waters between the islands of Ibiza and Majorca with the wind as your guide. Prepare for a trip that will change the way you see holidays forever!