Your charter is all booked and paid for. Now you have the enviable task of either doing nothing until you arrive or researching the area you are soon to visit. This is where your charter base will come in handy.
Charter bases are great places to gather current, up to date information. Every charter base that you visit around the world is unique. Each will have its own way of working. Yet all will have knowledgeable staff working with them.
Utilise your time on land to attend chart briefing. Also, spend time talking to local staff on the ‘must do’s’. Many of them will be well versed in talking of the anchorages to visit. The snorkel spots to enjoy. The restaurants and ‘must visit’ bars. They will hear returning charter clients rave or moan every week. A good team member will adjust their suggestions accordingly.
What else can you expect from your charter base?
Whether your yacht charter is booked with a large company or a small may vary the services you find on the dock. If booked with a small charter company. You may find the following offered through an independent service.
You will usually be able to buy ice and other consumables at the charter base. This may either be an on-site market, or a shuttle/taxi to take you to provision.
Looking to take a kayak onboard or borrow some scuba dive tanks? Then look to see if your charter base has someone certified who can help. It’s usually a watersports company who can help you get fishing permits if required. These items are all best to get organised well in advance of your arrival.
Planning on going snorkelling? Check ahead of time to see if snorkels, fins and masks come with your charter. If not you then have the choice to bring out with you or pre-book and rent from a watersports company.
Most charter bases will have an on-site bar and restaurant. This is particularly handy after a day of travelling. Help you relax upon your arrival and get you ready for your holiday.
Some charter bases may have a swimming pool. A good idea to check ahead of time so you can keep swimming suits handy for a refreshing pre or post charter dip.
Looking for a hotel for the night before or after your charter? Check to see if there is one situated at the charter base.
When you have booked your holiday.
Why not ask Enaviga for the details of your charter base. You can then check online to see what facilities are available for you to enjoy.
Don’t forget to download the Enaviga On Board Ap. You can use the ap to familiarise yourself with the vessel you have chartered before you arrive at your destination. This will help you be more time effective when it comes to your boat briefing.