There is something about the wind in the sails and gentle rocking of the sea that will instantly put anyone at ease, but it can often take a fair bit of patience and planning to get to this point. We’re about to let you in on a little secret….departing for your sailing holiday in the middle or the end of the week is simply effortless. Intrigued? Below we’ve listed the top 5 reasons why:Table of contents
1. Flights on a Sunday or Monday are Cheaper
The savvy travellers amongst us have probably cottoned on to the airline's tricks, but for the rest of us, we simply book flights to our chosen destination when it is convenient for us. Unbeknown to many travellers, flights scheduled for the beginning to middle of the week are often a lot cheaper than flights departing from Thursday to Saturday, due to demand. If you take advantage of a Private Yacht Tour that sets sail on a Sunday or Monday, you can often nab a cheaper flight.
2. No Crowds at the Marina Check-in
You’d be forgiven for thinking you had arrived at your own private marina if your Private Yacht Tour departs on a Sunday or Monday. Unlike Saturdays at ACI Marina, alternative departure days are calm and quiet, allowing guests to enjoy their check-in process. Saturdays see hundreds of yachts and catamarans checking in and out of the marina, meaning luggage trolleys, staff members and spots at the cafe are in high demand. With significantly less people in the marina on alternative days, check-in is a breeze!
3. Get onboard Earlier
Due to the high number of charters departing on a Saturday, it is standard procedure for a check-in time to be 5pm. Fewer vessels in the marina on a Sunday or Monday mean shorter waiting times, and often an earlier check-in time!
4. Less Crowded Ports
Majority of yacht departures take place on a Saturday, and with most yachts travelling in the same direction on the same day, it's likely that popular destinations such as Hvar, are busy on the same days! If you want to avoid the rush altogether, Sunday and Monday departures will be a great alternative, as you will be travelling on a different schedule to your fellow sailors!
Another important element to note is that it can be difficult to find mooring at popular destinations in the peak season, so following an itinerary that goes against the grain is sure to make mooring easy! You can create your itinerary to ensure you’re visiting hot spots like Hvar or Korcula on a weekday, which might even mean you have those famous secluded bays all to yourself!
5. Hassle-free check in/out
No one wants to finish their sailing experience by sitting in a fuel line! Re-fuelling on a Friday afternoon before check-in is a necessary task that can see sailors spending hours waiting in line. Less time refuelling = more time sailing!
If you’re looking for an effortless sailing experience, a Sunday or Monday departure is just what you need! Private Yacht Tours include an experienced Skipper, fuel costs, a flexible itinerary and return airport transfers, so all that's left for you to do is arrive at ACI Marina on a Sunday or Monday afternoon ready to set sail!