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Boat Charter Top Tips

Jun 13, 2008
There's no better way to make a holiday special than a boat charter. If it goes well it can be a magical day out but it also can be a disaster so here's some basic tips to help make your day at sea fantastic.

If you have chartered a boat "bareboat" that means there's no crew on board and if you have not got the necessary paper work you will need to hire a fully qualified skipper. Often the charter company can organise this for you.

Fuel is not normally included in the price of a charter. It will be charged to you as an extra at the end of the trip. Something to think about as boat love to guzzle back the diesel.

The effects of the sun are up to three times as powerful at sea as on land. Make sure you take a hat and some sun block. The ladies might be interested in the fact you can tan three times the speed at sea.

If you are going to have a swim off the boat it's a good idea to have a snorkel and goggles. Always check for jelly fish before diving in...and sharks if applicable....they tend to be quite bitey.

When the weather is bad you will be required to wear a life jacket, especially if you can't swim. It's advisable for children to wear them all the times. Some boats will not be suitable for really young children. Always take the skippers advice and listen to his safety speech at the start of the journey.

It's a nice idea to tip the skipper and if you're going ashore for a meal ask him along you might get some good sea tales out of him. It's normal practice to tip the skipper at the end of the trip.

That's all you need to know for now have fun and if it all goes well you should have a smashing day!
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iBiza Joe is involved in iBiza Boat Charter. He is one of the big mentalists on the white isle of iBiza and shares his local knowledge at at iBiza Today.et
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