I plan to charter
a yacht for the first time this summer with my family
and would like some advice from those who have done it before, on where to go, reputable charter
companies, pitfalls to watch out for, relative costs etc
We are on a budget
and tied to school
holidays and so will be looking at a 2 cabin
yacht. Having been to Croatia
for the last 2 summers my ideal holiday will be to sail and anchor
in a cove each night, not on a town quay with many other boats.
Things that concern me - the Bora and other weather
we may encounter, and being able to find somewhere safe to anchor
I'd really appreciate advice on the following.
(main Dalmatian Islands or Kornati) or the Greek Ionian
Islands? For ease of sailing, places to visit, how busy it will be in August.
Reputable charter companies
. Reading various threads it seems that not all charter companies are the same, with varying quality of service
and levels of maintenance
(I note not many companies post photos of the actual yachts - just the manufacturer's promotional ones).
. Can you recommend one to help me plan?
. It seems you pay a small fortune to moor in ports
in Croatia (if I needed to), but less in Greece
? Do you still pay if you moor by out of the way tavernas? Croatia seemed pretty pricey to eat out, what's it like in Greece
these days? Any other hidden costs when sailing?
And anything else a first timer should know . ..
Many thanks for your help