Often painted as the preserve of celebrities and beautiful people, yachting may seem to be a young person’s game. Yacht charter brochures tend to feature young families tearing about on jet skis, playing water sports, and diving into the water from the upper deck. From a distance, it all looks rather active.
Does this mean that yachting vacations are best left for the young?
A couple in their late 60’s can take as much pleasure in a yachting holiday as anyone. There are few nicer ways to spend your retirement than cruising around the world on a crewed private yacht; taking joy in the quiet serenity of a floating home taking you from place to place in perfect comfort.
or Those Who’ve Been There And Done That
Unlike on a cruise ship or group tour, there’s no hurry on a yachting vacation. Yacht charters allow you to travel without fuss or inconvenience. You can visit all the historical places you’ve ever wanted to go, catch up on all the unread books of your lifetime, and watch breathtaking sunsets at sea where the water reflects the colors of the sky.
Imagine spending each morning researching what there is to do in town before having a deckhand drop you ashore to visit art galleries, museums, and souvenir shops for as long as you like. Each day can take you someplace new: exploring a medieval hilltop village, a ruined city, or a quiet pine forest. Take your time and return to the ship whenever you like.
After arriving back on the boat you might have an early supper on deck before spending the night playing board games or cuddled up on the sofa to watch movies.
Every day there’s another beautiful view of another inviting shore. And what better way to explore than by kayak, especially on those glassy days where the water is as smooth as sheet metal. You might take a gentle swim or walk on a deserted beach in the early morning light.
For the semi-retired, getting in a few hours of work a day while on a yachting vacation is no trouble at all. Most yachts are equipped to help you stay connected. And what better setting for work than a study with an ocean view and a stewardess on call to bring you cold drinks or fresh-cut fruit.
he yacht charter crew of course, are always around when needed but never in the way. A private chef will cook meals specifically catered to your diet, the stewardesses keep the cabins spotless, and the captain will show you the most extraordinary places.
Perhaps you’ll gather the whole family together for at least a few days aboard. Three generations talking over each other, dive-bombing off the swim platform, and eating huge, noisy meals that have the little ones squealing with delight.
Those with special healthcare needs needn’t be concerned traveling by yacht. Accommodations can be made for your caregiver to join you and you can still spend a splendid vacation surrounded by complete safety and luxury.
If you enjoy nature and beauty and all the world’s wonders, traveling with family or friends onboard a yacht is the ideal way for Boomers to get out and enjoy the world around you.
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