For those who fancy a change from the typical all inclusive beach holidays on offer, sailing could prove to be the ultimate replacement.
It sounds like a lot of work, especially if you’re used to lounging by the pool or beach but it’s not quite as difficult as you may think. Most good sailing holiday specialists will provide basic training, and controlling a yacht can actually be quite easy.
Some yachts can comfortably fit six people. Therefore, it’s ideal for three couples, plus it means you can take work together or take it in turns. Then again, with a sailing holiday, you may not want to go anywhere in a hurry, and the seclusion that comes with floating far out in the say is quite like no other.
You may want to perfect your skills when mooring up, but quite often nobody is looking, so there’s not a great deal of pressure to be technically skilled.
For boat owners, or people who really do just fancy a change of holiday, sailing should not be dismissed. A recommended sailing trip would be around the Greek Ionian islands, but wherever you chose, you’ll be offered a different level of luxury.
Many thousands of people are now living on the river and canal systems up and down the country, spending days, months and years on the water travelling the length and breadth of the country.
Nowadays more and more people and families are spending there weekends doing similar trips, enjoying the British summer to its maximum, because of the sheer number of options available to the weekends sailor its becoming a more and more popular past time.
While on the river and canal systems there are hundreds if not thousands of riverside pubs and restaurants, a multitude of activities from fishing and swimming to shopping and camping for all the family.
With the dreaded recession often a week away in a marina or on a canal boat is by far the cheaper option for the more adventurous families, prices are still cheap but because of the sudden growth in popularity are likely to climb. A family of 4 requiring a 4 birth boat with good facilities would expect a rental fee of between 200 and 500 pounds depending on the specification of the boat required.
Check out the river trip and boating links below for a more in depth overview of prices and destinations.