Sailing rarely comes to mind whenever one sits down to plan a memorable vacation. People don’t realize that an average sailing vacation entails twists and turns with a mix of thrills that no other holiday experience can provide. Below are five reasons why should go sailing as frequently as humanly possible:
An array of destinations
The world is 25% land and 75% water. It follows that you have more places to go sailing compared to the ordinary destinations that you can get to by air, road, rail, and foot put together. There isn’t a single continent or archipelago that’s beyond your reach as a global tourist with a sailor’s blood. Sailing destinations can be looked at from various angles. You can, for example, look at your boat as a house on a massive swimming pool with an assortment of breathtaking changing views and marine life.
Expensive vacations are not always memorable. Boarding planes from one part of the world to another can for, instance deliver less adventure compared to sailing. This is besides the fact that air travel is expensive especially when bundled up with lodging, car hires and park entry fees. Remember that you also spend money on a list of shopping items, many of which you may never use. There are no shopping malls in the sea, and neither do you need a reliable car hire company’s phone number for pickups and drop-offs. Sailing is a shoe-string budget vacation option. It has no financial-hangovers, just a string of long-running memories that will make you treasure your cameras.
There is everything out there
Standing on the sea-shore, it possible to glare at the sea for hours and conclude that there is nothing out there other than schools of fish and occasional marine vessels. In reality, seas are the gateway to everything marvelous out there. Sailing to the coral reefs’ habitats will mesmerize you. Fresh air teams up with winds of varying strengths to form a unique touristic atmosphere with a touch of adventure as the waves glide by to cradle and rock the boat. Just when you think that you’ve seen it all during the day, spectacular sunset scenes appear to give way to clear star-studded night skies that roof your dining table.
Meet the weird bunch
You’re never alone out while out in the sea. There is always another mariner or a marine law-enforcement vessel nearby. The sea is host to men of cloth as missionary ships carry tones of aid in food and medicines to different parts of the world. You meet the rich and famous in spectacular cruise ships as ordinary fishermen will wave at you just about anywhere and everywhere. Sailing is not a loner’s journey but a window through which you can see the other side of the world and her marvels.
Of security and general well-being
It’s logical to think about safety issues in sailing as in any other vocational undertaking. The sea can be as dangerous as any other wild place. For this reason, go for yacht hire companies that provide experienced sea scouts. These are usually professional mariners who can handle mechanical breakdowns, navigate bad weather, administer first aid, call for help when it’s needed and get you to the right destination points for exotic festivals and marine animal spectacles. They will teach you how to fish and make you dream of the sea each time you set foot on dry land.