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Great Sailing Vacation in the Caribbean

Jul 9, 2008
The Caribbean islands are classified as one of Conservation International's biodiversity hotspots because they support exceptionally diverse ecosystems, ranging from montane cloud forests to cactus scrublands.

The Caribbean islands are part of an island chain stretching 2,500 miles. Given the vast distance, it is no wonder that tourists spend weeks out here to enjoy the paradise it has to offer. With a population of nearly 40 million people,the Caribbean islands are an island chain 4,020 kilometres (2,500 miles) long and no more than 257 kilometres (160 mi) wide at any given point. They enclose the Caribbean Sea.

There are lots of sailing destinations and if you are tired of the Virgin Islands then move on over to the Caribbean. Just like the Virgin Islands, there are a lot of charter companies which you can go to. They come in different sizes and perhaps the best that is a bit expensive is the chartered yacht. Aside from the yacht, the other features and benefits that come with it include meals, separate guest rooms, a galley, toilet and shower.

Since you are the guest aboard the ship, you can customize the menu by telling the crew before the trip what you will be stocking up on. You can do this by buying the stuff yourself, having someone from the crew do it for an additional fee or select from one of their pre-selected packages.

Naturally, your supplies will dwindle as you stay longer at sea. This means that you have to stock up on supplies once again when you reach your next port of destination by going to the supermarket.

Food purchased from the stalls is usually wrapped in newspaper. Since it will be hard to carry, it is best to go thee with your own sacks or bags. Once you return to the ship, make sure the crew washes it several times before this is consumed.

Since most of the islands here are small and uninhabited, you are sure to explore places that not many have seen. You can even jump from the ship and swim in the crystal clear waters or even snorkel and dive when all the equipment you need to do such things are already on board.

But if you can't afford to rent a chartered yacht, don't worry because you can probably get one that will cost as little as $50 if you are able to schedule a pre-arranged trip with several other guests to split the bill.

One thing you have to be prepared for during you sailing vacation is the possibility of a hurricane. This generally occurs during the months of June until November. If you are not sure that this is the best time, reschedule the trip on another date as these things come and go.

But if you insist on going, there are some online tools you can use to check if the area you will be saying has ever been hit before by a hurricane.

The other option is to plan your itinerary to the islands further south because these are less likely to be affected by a hurricane. These places include the islands of Aruba, Barbados, Bonaire, Curacao, and Turks and Caicos.

A sailing vacation in the Caribbean could be what you are looking for the next time you want to go on leave. Some of the things you see here are just breathtaking and you will never find this anywhere in the globe.

To help you get started on booking for Caribbean sailing vacation, you can look for a good deal either in magazines or online. If you are not sure which one is best, ask people you know who have tried it before or ask for the contact number of previous clients.
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