Sailing vacations in the Exumas

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Experience

The Exumas

 

Experience all that The Exumas has to offer as we take you to some of the popular locations as well as some of the not so popular stops.

The cay is inhabitated with iguanas and other wildlife which make it great for snorkeling. Or you can take a hike through the large rocks and get a picturesque view of the sea.

See swimming pigs (don’t worry they are domesticated) on Major Spot’s Cay. Visit the isolated Bahamian National Park, Allans Cay, only reachable by boat!

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les-iles-exumasOther island stops on The Exumas yacht charter include Warderick Wells, the hub of recreation and relaxation on the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park. Highbourne Cay offers eight beaches all within walking distance of the marina. Highbourne’s East beach is renowned world-wide for its beauty and is ranked as one of the best beaches in the Bahamas.

 

Sample Itinerary:

relicJust as a sneak peak, one day on the yacht consists of waking up to the delicious smell of breakfast. After a morning swim or spending time on a stand up paddle board, we hoist the sails for a relaxing trip to Norman Cay. Norman Cay is very unique in its history as it once was owned by Carlos Lehder, a known leader of a drug cartel who used the island for smuggling.

Fun fact: it was featured in the 2001 movie, “Blow” starring Johnny Depp. It is here where you can see the scene of a plane crash and take a look for yourself what lies beneath the sea…

 

After lunch, we make a short sail to Shroud Cay. Shroud Cay is a slow paced, uninhabited cay owned by Exuma Park. It is a slow paced cay due to the shallowness of the water and in respect for the abundance of plant and wildlife. There is also a short river ride we will take by dinghy where there is an exotic opening to the sea at the other end!

The Exumas all-inclusive package is the perfect opportunity to escape the winter blues with family or friends.

 

 

 

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To get more details on The Exumas sample itinerary: charter@intercharter.com

Yacht charter – Sea of Cortez – Baja California – Mexico

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Sea of Cortez, Baja California – Mexico

24330031Mexico combines stunning desert vistas with perfect sailing in the Sea of Cortez, also known as the Gulf of California. The famous French oceanographer Jacques Cousteau once defined the waters of this region “the world’s aquarium,” and “the Galapagos of North America,” because of the wide variety of undersea marine life found in these calm bays and unspoiled offshore islands.

A fleet of 5 catamarans and 1 monohull sailboat lies at the exclusive Costa Baja resort in La Paz, in a top-class marina with dive shop, supermarket, restaurants, a fine golf course and a beach club.

La Paz means “peace” in Spanish, and that’s exactly what you’ll find in this laid back coastal city that lies at 24 degrees 8 minutes north latitude and 110 degrees 18 minutes west longitude.

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Streets radiate from the city’s northwest facing waterfront, the Paseo Alvaro Obregon. Running parallel to Paseo Obregon is the city’s stunning malecon, or waterfront promenade. Several blocks inland is the city’s main square, which features a pink quartz gazebo, tiled walkways and 19th century cathedral.

The city also features an assortment of resort hotels, golf courses, fine restaurants, as well as museums and restored colonial-era buildings.
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Corporate event or a team building

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Impression Sailing Week 2014

International Regata ON ELAN SAILING BOATS
Biograd n/m, Croatia
6. – 9. november 2014

croatia_dalmatia_zadar_biograd_003International regatta Impression Sailing Week 2014 on Elan Sailing Boats, which will take place in Biograd na Moru (Croatia) from 6th November till 9th November 2014.
The organizers predict to host over 50 sailboats made by Elan, which will be divided into three groups:
Elan Performance, Elan Impression and Elan Cruiser.

Within the Performance class, sailing boats with ORC certificates will have the opportunity to compete also in this classification.
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A new feature this year will be the race on the 4 x Elan 210, »night match race« sailed by the winners in the categories Performance, Impression, Cruiser and Elan 350 One Design from the first sailing day.
What makes this regatta special is the visit of  Elan sailboats owners, representatives, suppliers and distributors of Elan, reporters, invited VIP guests and of course, all sailing fans, who consider this event  conclusion of  the sailing season and therefore make arrangements for sailing plans in the upcoming season.

Regatta Impression Sailing Week can be your company’s best choice to organize a corporate event or a team building. Do not hesitate to ask for an individual program on e-mail: charter@intercharter.com

Pirate Battle Week – Split Croatia

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1313741908gusarska_noc_omis1_601913332Pirate battle week – 16.-23.8.

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Romanca is a part of the Omiš pirate battle every year on August 18th. It is a tradition that is very important for the boat.

Romanca has been a part of it for years, and it is always on national television.

The guests have a choice to stay on the boat and be a part of the show, in which case we organize pirate costumes for them. We organize dinner in a great restaurant called Radmanove mlinice, so if the guests would prefer not to be on the boat during the show, they can stay at the restaurant or in the city.

The event lasts 3 hours, from 7 to 10 PM.

The guests on Romanca in 2013 were a part of the battle, and they really enjoyed it.

This is a great opportunity participate in something unique.

 

for info: charter@intercharter.com

Easter Regatta – Vodice – Croatia

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Dear friends of sailing and the Easter Regatta,
IMG_5373Celebrating the 18th anniversary is a huge accomplishment and a testament to our great sailing tradition. Our Easter Regatta has reached the age of majority of which we are extremely proud and also happy that the years of effort and investment in a unique sailing
spectacle on the Adriatic have been recognized by sailors and our partners. It was not always easy to organize a competition that has raised new standards within the region with its sporting features, but we have never had a problem with pulling up our sleeves to organize our favourite ‘Easter’ event.

IMG_5551The enthusiasm and hard work of numerous associates and friends of our regatta is clearly shown in a perfectly organized competition which opens the new nautical season in a particularly beautiful special way. I thank with all of my heart. With all my heart I wish to thank those who have contributed to the success of our regatta and it is with great pleasure that I invite you to join us again in Vodice in this April and to be part of the upcoming event and, as always, the within a unique atmosphere as always. To our sailors and all participants of the Easter Regatta, I wish you many memorable moments at sea and on land, fair winds and a great competition seas. May the best team win!
Direktor regate Regatta CEO
Petar Paštrovi?

Program

Wednesday – April, 9th 2014

5-10 p.m. Registration

 

Thursday – April, 10th 2014

8:30 a.m.    Skippers meeting

10:00 a.m.  Regatta start – “Upwind-downwind” race(s)

3-5 p.m.      Lunch, “Konoba Gušte”

8 p.m.,         Party- wine, prosciutto and cheese, tavern in the Hotel Olympia

 

Friday – April, 11th 2014

08.30 a.m. Skippers meeting

10 a.m. Regatta start – Offshore race

03.00-05.00 p.m. Lunch, “Konoba Gušte”

7:30 p.m. Exhibition opening (Damil Kalogjera), Hotel Olympia

8 p.m. Plavac wine party, in the tavern of the Hotel Olympia

 

Saturday – April, 12th 2014

08.30 a.m. Skippers meeting

10 a.m. Regatta start – “Upwind-downwind” race(s)

02.30 p.m. Winners champagne

03.00-05.00 p.m. Lunch, “Konoba Gušte”

 

8 p.m. Closing ceremony and dinner at Hotel Olympia

Midnight – “Šupuk cup”at the swimming pool, Hotel Olympia

For infos

E-mail: regata@pbz-leasing.hr
Phone: +385 98 63 63 581

Direktor regate: Petar Paštrovi?
Predsjednik regatnog odbora: Vladimir Wagner
Glavni premjera?: Denis Marinov, 091 530 7146
Predsjednik Odbora za prosvjede: Daroslav Makjani?, 099 7019 292
Press centar: Branka Pani?, 099 3721 377
Tajnik regate: Sanja Brozovi?, 098 380 900

Boating Holidays on the French inland waterways

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We can offer a range of  hire boats on France’s most beautiful canals and all the advice that you may need to choose the perfect boating holiday on the French inland waterways.

In Burgundy, we rent Boats on the Canal du Nivernais, River Yonne and Canal de Bourgogne, and in the south of France we offer Boat rental on the Canal du Midi.

 

Burgundy

Burgundy is one of the most famous and beautiful regions of France, with the Canal du Nivernais and Canal de Bourgogne offering some of the most attractive canal & river cruising to be found anywhere in the world.preambule-loire-bourgogne
Add to this Burgundy’s reputation for fine wine such as Chablis & Sancerre and it’s gastronomy and you have the perfect ingredients for a most memorable French boating holiday.

The base at Vermenton is ideally placed for you to discover the rustic charm of the canal du Nivernais.
The Nivernais is often described as France’s most beautiful canal, a reputation that is well deserved.
The fine wines and excellent restaurants also merit a similar reputation and the regional cuisine is not to be missed.
Vermenton not only offers the Nivernais, but also gives access to the River Yonne and the stunning medieval city of Auxerre.

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Cruising Suggestions for 1 week

Return Cruises
Canal du Nivernais:
. Vermenton – Auxerre – Clamecy and return
. Vermenton – Clamecy – Tannay and return
Canal du Nivernais/Yonne:
. Vermenton – Auxerre – Joigny and return
One-Way Cruise
Canal du Nivernais/Yonne :
. Vermenton – Auxerre – Joigny – Laroche – St Florentin

St Florentin – Canal de Bourgogne

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St Florentin is a bustling town with many shops and restaurants, and is the gateway to the green and undulating countryside that characterises the Canal de Bourgogne.
Skirting the Chablis wine vineyards the Canal de Bourgogne meanders through green pastures and is studded with many historic towns and Chateaux.
Opportunities abound to step ashore and to sample the excellent local food and wines.
The river Yonne is also accessable from St Florentin and is perfect for those who also enjoy river cruising.

bourgogne2bisCruising Suggestions for 1 week
Return Cruises
Canal de Bourgogne:
. St Florentin – Tonnerre – Ancy le Franc – Rougemont and return
Canal de Bourgogne/Yonne:
. St Florentin – Joigny – Sens – Pont sur Yonne and return

One-way Cruise
Canal de Bourgogne/Yonne:
. St Florentin – Laroche – Joigny – Auxerre – Vermenton

Canal du Midi

preambule-aquitaineThe Canal du midi, the most famous canal in the world, together with the medieval city of Carcassonne have both acheived UNESCO world heritage status- a tribute to their historic and natural beauty.
Linking the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, the Canal du Midi runs through beautiful hills in the shadows of the Pyrenees.
It then passes tantalizingly close to the Mediterranean in the Camargue.
Cruising by boat along the canal there are many ancient towns and villages, where you can discover many hidden treasures, together with local gastronomic and cultural delights.

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The base at Capestang is on the « Grand Bief » a 54km lock free section that runs between Beziers and Argens.
From here a cruise to the stunning medieval city of Carcassone is not to be missed.
Meandering along the foot of the black mountains the midi is surrounded by vineyards that come right down to the waters edge.midi5
There are numerous canal side villages and restaurants and the ever present Mediterranean sun.  Equally alluring is the Camargue and the Etang du Thau.
As well as return cruises, we offer the possibility of one way cruises between Capestang and Port Lauragais.

midi5bisCruising Suggestions
Return Cruises
1 week : Homps – Carcassonne or Béziers – Marseillan
2 weeks : Narbonne – Homps – Castelnaudary

One-way Cruise*
1 week : Capestang – Port Lauragais
*Subject to special conditions : contact us !

For enquiries: charter@intercharter.com
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Visiting Premium Winemakers by Yacht in Croatia 2° by Intercharter

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Secret charms of Hvar terroir by renting a boat

ivo-dubokovic-wine-jelsa-1History of the winery

Ivo Bubrovic produces supreme quality dalmatians wines. The winery was built in 1939 as a part of family house. Aware the quality of family wineyards located on exquisite locations, Dubokovic, with assistance of his cousin Ivo Barbic, who is in professional winemaking bisiness in Switzerland, went on a quest to make a top quality wine. He succeeded. The quality launched his wine high in the world of wines. The Dubokovic winery offers ten wine sorts and soon shall have eleventh – rosé of plavac Mali. This family winery makes 30000 bottles a year.

272521About winery

Winery offers sightseeing winery tours, which can host events with a capacity of maximum 30 people. The winery does not contain hosting facility, thought in the port of Jelsa next to the berths, mr & mrs Jones restaurant is located offering Bubokovic wines and olive oils. Guests arriving to Jelsa by boat can anchor in the port. The closest petrol station is only 400 mt away. Jelsa also offers heliport.

Winery opens as per request, so it is best to make a reservation by phone a few days before arrival. Also guests arriving to Hvar can contact agency Hvar Tours, which organizes winery visits and wine tasting tours.

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Maximum anchoring depth 3.5 mt, 22 boats of max 35 mt.

To rent a boat and reach Jelsa during a splendid cruise in Croatia, please contact  InterCharter

Intercharter – Your specialist in yacht charters in Italy

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2962brochure1Founded and run by Italian brokers and with headquarters in Italy for many years, InterCharter, while operating internationally, can offer specific experience in bareboat and crewed yacht charters in Italy.

In the years we could select the best gulets, catamarans, sail and power yachts and the most reliable charter companies in this beautiful country in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea.

Italy’s two main islands, Sicily and Sardinia, as well as the West Coast of Italy, from the Italian Riviera to the the Amalfi Coast, with its three fantastic small archipelagos (Tuscan archipelago, Ponza archipelago and the Flegree Islands) offer some of the most scenic 3559brochure1sailing grounds in the world.

We’ll be delighted to share our knowledge with you and advise you about how to enjoy your cruise in Italy at best.

 

GetBoatImageFor a pleasant and hassle free sailing vacation, everything has to be planned carefully and our commitment is to guide our clients through all the phases of their charter experience, from the selection of the most suitable yacht, until the completion of the charter.

Visiting Premium Winemakers by Yacht in Croatia 1°

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The finest Dalmatians wine producers and their wine cellars are laying just “under your bow”.

We invite you to visit them and make your summer cruise expirience memorable and special by tasting top quality wines in the authentic atmosphere of the vineries.

Korta Katarina

Owners of the winery, Pam and Lee Anderson, are originally from USA, Minnesota. Enchanted by the beauty of Croatia, especially Dalmatia, they decided to start up business on Pelješac peninsula. In 2005 they bought old estate Riviera and launched their project.Along with estate they bought approximately 7 ha of the most prestigious vineyards in Dinga? and Postup regions.

First wines were made in 2006. The whole philosophy of Korta Katarina is based on producing world class wines from indigenous grape varieties. This is the first “state of the art” vinery project in the region. Korta Katarina portfolio includes Pošip, full body white wine, fruity and fresh Rose made of Plavac Mali and Zinfandel, then Plavac Mali, full body red wine from Dinga? and Postup vineyards aged for 12 months in French oak, and, finally, winery’s signature wine, Ruben’s private reserve, full body Plavac Mali from selected positions aged for 24 months in French oak.

About Winery

Besides regular sightseeing, winery offers wine testing served with local cheeses, cold cuts, marinated products, and extra-virgin olive oils. For those opened for gastro experience services of high quality chef are provided preparing for visitors a six-course meal paired with Korta Katarina wines. If one is eager on this kind of wine experience, three days prior announcement is necessary. The main beach Trstenica is right underneath the winery, offering attractive night life with clubs and bars. A great number of restaurants, cafes, bars, souvenir shop adorn the promenade leading from winery/beach along the coastline to the other part of the place.

GPS coordinates: 42°58’47,80”N, 17°11’36,71” E.

Anchoring: in front of the winery/hotel at recomanded distance of 250 m, another option is berth in Orebi? marina within 20 minutes walking distance.

Working hours: 8 to 16 on working days, Saturday as per appointment.

Winery capacity: 24 sitting places in testing room + 24 on the terrace.

 

visit@kortakatarina.com  099 815 16 55

 

Tomi?

Andro Tomi? was born on Hvar and has dedicated his life to wine. After twenty years of professional training at different faculties, institutions and wineries of  France, he decided to come back home to his island and produce his own wines. Being determined in his believes that Hvar , with his authentic varieties, convenient climate and exceptional locations of vineyards, can recover the long lost reputation in winemaking, he follows his 150 years old family tradition of winemakink. His legendary wines like “1991” have established Plavac as wine meritorious of world’s famous wine sorts and served as stepping stone to Hvar viticulture. In 1997 Andro founded company called Bastijana with main objective premium winemaking as well as promotion of the culture of wine.

About winery

The winery Bastijana organizes wine tasting in triclinium, a room decorated according to the old roman dining rooms. Before tasting the wine guests can enjoy sightseeing the winery and listening to the story of the winery and the viticulture of Hvar. Every wine sort is paried with the appropriate snaks in order to instruct the guests of harmony between food and wine. So this is an in home educational wine experience.

Winery does not host hospitality facility, though centre of Jelsa, with hotels, night clubs and gastro destinatins, is only 10 minutes walking from winery.

 

 

 

 

GPS coordinates: 43° 09’ 40” N, 16° 42’ 3” E.

 

Anchoring: port of Jelsa, walking distance 10-15 minutes.

Maximum anchoring depth: 3.5m, maximum vessel length: 35m, berths 22 boats.

Working hours: 7.00 to 19.00 (off  the working hours appointment is request).

bastijana@st.t-com.hr

tel 021 768 160  –  091 339 8995

REPO(WE)R GREECE

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Dear friends,
We are happy to announce that Intercharter wants to support the international public diplomacy campaign Repo(we)r Greece, that seeks to restore the credibility of Greece and confront the world’s negative perceptions of her people.
The campaign is crafting these messages out of the ingenuity and creativity that abound, as they are reflected in stories from key sectors of our economy, education and civil society. Through a variety of discussion events and programs with academic institutions, community organizations and think tanks across the world, these stories offer clear evidence that Greece is not the failures or special interests of the few but rather the talents and achievements of the many.
We invite you to visit www.repowergreece.com, discover simple ways to participate in this initiative and share our efforts.