5 Reasons Why Yacht Cruising Is Wonderful
2. Mostly, you will be the only ship in port, visiting private islands, docking alongside private resorts or in secluded bays on bigger islands, and even calling at places that don’t normally receive cruise ships at all. Places like the mountainous Saba, a Dutch island, with its top-of-the-mount villages and gorgeously lush terrain. With all civilization (shops and cafes) located high above sea level, it reminds you of a Caribbean version of Greece’s Santorini.
3. Certainly, part of the appeal of an island yachting cruise is the beaches. However, there is plenty of opportunity to expand beyond that, too. Exploring options include hikes, scuba diving, a ride to the bottom of the sea on a submersible, cultural forays into the culinary arts, and even embracing your inner hell-raiser by flying across the Antiguan jungle on a zip line.
4. Aboard an intimate vessel, there is still variety of dining venues, from beautifully arranged healthful treats (salads, tapas, fruit) to decadent burgers. The highlight each night – is dinner! You can sample from a multi-course continental themed menu or try local specialties – or a combo of both. Another plus: courses are small and not-too-heavy.
5. Last and by no means least, what gives the best yacht cruises an edge is their onboard Marina. Kitted with kayaks, windsurfing, stand up paddle boards and floats for swimming around the ship itself when its anchored at sea, is plain old FUN!