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.

119041Although it is the region’s commercial and political center, La Paz remains a relaxed, easy-to-love port with a provincial atmosphere. Set amid ancient laurel trees and coconut and date palms, La Paz is surrounded by ochre colored desert.22735122

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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Cabin Charter in Bali

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8 days / 7 nights itinerary on board a luxury crewed catamaran

 

baliWith more than 13,000 islands , Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world. We sail to Lombok which is called Pepper Island. Lombok is full of charm, originality and authenticity. Located East of Bali it gives a vision of paradise with beaches with fine sand, turquoise lagoons, year-round warm waters and beautiful bays for swimming. The natural beauty in the interior of the island is largely preserved with waterfalls, rice fields and typical villages.

 

DAY 1: BENOA MARINA – SANUR (6 NM / 1 h)
Embarkation is at 05:00pm at the Benoa Harbour Marina. We will then sail for about an hour to Sanur beach which extends over 5 km on the east coast of Bali. Safety briefings wil commence followed by dinner and a night at anchor off Sanur.

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DAY 2: SANUR – NUSA LEMBONGAN (20 MN / 3 hrs )
After a first swim we sail to Nusa Lembongan to Mushroom Bay, unofficially named after the mushroom corals in the reef and famous for the crescent of bright white sandy beach. The inhabitants are mainly Hindus who manufacture traditional wooden boats and cultivate algae for carrageenan production. Short sail south to the ” Manta Ray ” bay for snorkeling. We then continue onto anchor for the night in Cenningan channel .

DAY 3: NUSA LEMBONGAN – Gili ISLANDS (40 MN / 6 hrs)
Early departure to the Gili Islands , they consist of three tiny islands with white sand beaches, lined with coconut trees and surrounded by turquoise waters , a vision of paradise. In the south of Gili Meno we have time for snorkeling and to explore the island. It is the smallest of the three islands, very quiet and friendly. It takes about two hours to go around it by foot. We can visit the turtle sanctuary with its little pools on the beach, teeming with baby turtles. Surrounded by coral reefs the Gilis provide colorful underwater world with turtles, manta rays, clown fish, and countless species of colorful fish.
Gili Air was the first island to be settled by fishing families. Coconut plantations and fishing are still important for the local economy. The beaches here are the best of the Gili bunch as well as the snorkeling sites , they can be easily reached from the shores of the white sandy beaches.
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DAY 4: GILI ISLANDS – SENGGIGI
On the west of Lombok Senggigi is some of the most beautiful scenery on this trip. Lombok is a colorful mixture of Balinese, Chinese and Arab influences. Senggigi offers spectacular landscapes with sweeping bays, coconut palm –fringed white sand beaches and jungle –clad hillsides. It also offers wonderful snorkeling spots.
Opportunity for an optional half-day excursion on the island of Lombok . We can visit monkey forest , the local market and the Temple of Lingsar, which was built in 1714 and is nestled in enchanting rice fields .

DAY 5 : SENGGIGI – POH – GILI NANGGU
Continue to the island Poh for snorkeling. Later we sail to Gili Nanggu , a small island off the west coast of Lombok with lush vegetation. Time for swimming and anchoring for the night.

DAY 6 : NANGGU – GEDE
Further along the Southwest coast we visit other beautiful places for snorkeling off various smaller islands. This coast boasts pristine, secluded beaches, tiny offshore islands in the turquoise blue water, pearl farms, old mosques and friendly people. We will spend the night off the island Gede .

bali_tanah-lot1DAY 7 : GEDE – NUSA PENIDA – PULAU SERANGAN
We set sail toward Nusa Penida (Crystal Bay). Crystal Bay is a beautiful beach on the north coast of the island of Nusa Penida. Here time seems to stand still, you still see people living the old tradition. We spend the afternoon in this small and quiet bay with its crystal clear water, with the whitest sand beach of Bali and one of the best snorkeling places. In the afternoon we sail to the lagoon of Pulau Serangan for the last night on board.

DAY 8: PULAU SERANGAN – MARINA BENOA HARBOUR
We get up early and set sail, disembarking at 08:00am after breakfast in the Benoa Harbour Marina.

 

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Catamaran Lagoon 570 for charter in Greece (bareboat or crewed)

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Lagoon 570 | Dragoon One

*by Dragoon One staff

Dragoon One is a Lagoon catamaran with a length overall of 17 meters and a width of 9 meters.lagoon570

It’s possible to rent Dragoon One with a crew consisting of his captain for a perfect navigation and the hostess taking care of the internal management and for the kitchen or Bare Boat with only a sailor on board (included in price) for navigational support.

A holiday on Dragoon One ensures high comfort and a high level of service.

The port of departure of Dragoon One for 2014 season is the Greek port of Messolonghi, 40 km away from the port of Patras for those who come by boat from Bari / Brindisi and 70 km from Patras Araxos airport served by Ryanair. The yacht’s staff will take care of transportation to and from the port of arrival . The navigation area is mainly the Ionian Greece but the strategic location allows easy access to the Aegean Sea through the Strait of Corinth. Therefore, the possible routes are as follows:charter_grecia

  • Ionian Islands : Zakynthos, Lefkada, Kefalonia
  • Peloponnese and Kythira Islands , Alonissos and Crete
  • archipelago of Sporades : Alonissos , Skiathos , Skopelos, Skyros
  • Cycladic Archipelago

The route will be arranged with Dragoon One’s guests  according to their preferences and available time.

Itinerary 1: Peloponnesse – Kythira – Elafonissos

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Peloponnese Itinerary includes the departure from the port of Messolongi, stop at the island of Zakynthos which is only 30 nm away. the island offers secluded coves with clear water combined to the bright colors of nature and typical local villages. Overnight sail to the port of Pylos (55 mg) a nice caracteristic greek fishing harbor, where you can enjoy fresh fish and tzatziki. Then, cross towards to the islands of Alonissos and Kythira (70 nm), with their beautiful bays and beaches.

Itinerary 2: Aegean Islands

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The itinerary in the Aegean Sea is one of the most charming and typical in Greece. It touches some of the most renouned islands but it is also the most challenging, only suitable to passengers who like to sail in strong wind, because of the constant presence of the  “Meltemi” that sweeps the Aegean Sea in the summer months. You can get to the Aegean Sea either through the Strait of Corinth (but there’s a fee to pay) or by circumnavigating the Peloponnese. The itinerary allows you to touch islands such as Milos, Paros, Ios, Mykonos, etc. ..

Itinerary 3: Sporades – Alonissos, Skiathos, Skopelos, Skyros

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If you are prepared to sail long distances and your charter lasts at least 2 weeks , this itinerary (400 nm) will take you to the fascinating Sporades islands, the most genuine and typical of Greece. These islands are full of hidden coves and fishing harbors, with a very lively night life. There are numerous bars, parties and cocktails on the beach at sunset. Must pass through the Strait of Corinth!

Itinerary 4: Ionian Island Corfù, Cefalonia, Zante, Lefkada, Itaca, Citera

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Quiet itinerary that leaves more time for stops and does not require many sailing hours per day. The Ionian islands are all close together and distances never exceeded the 40 nm. There are many bays with crystal clear waters and many marinas where to moor and enjoy a fish dinner!

Itinerary 5: Dodecannese

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This route sails long distances but it is of great satisfaction. It is not recommended during the months of July and August though, due to the Meltemi, making it difficult to sail the way back. The distances are long and require at least 24 h running of navigation. You’ll be able to touch also the beautiful coast of Turkey, with the characteristic harbors of Bodrum and Marmaris.

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Cruise the “Costa Smeralda”

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If you love cruises and sailing holidays the Emerald Coast is a seaside resort among the most beautiful in the world.

It is located in the north-east of Sardinia stretching between Tavolara island and Capo Testa.

In terms of boating enjoyment, Costa Smeralda offers a different mooring or anchoring every night even for two or three weeks of cruising time, both for those searching the solitude in the charm of the evening sunset and for those who prefer to enjoy the more exclusive social life.

The coast, from the turquoise sea that has no equal in the Mediterranean, it is a series of unspoiled nature and marinas harmoniously blend into the landscape and the local culture.

The boat rental, directly from the ports in the area, allows you to enjoy this unique beauty even in one only cruising week .

Many charter companies offer bareboat solutions for crews up to 10 and even 12 people, also including the provision of professional skippers for those who do not have the ability to conduct the boat on their own.

For those looking for more comfortable solutions there is a great offer of
gulets, catamarans and sailing boats or motor yachts, fully crewed, that can guarantee unforgettable holidays even to the most demanding people.

InterCharter, in his luxury yacht charter section, is also able to propose a large number of offers for a fulfilling and exclusive experience in Costa Smeralda.

Welcome on board of the Catamaran Sagaponack!!

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“SAGAPONACK”
The Privilege 585, the evolution of the catamarans is built for comfortable cruising around the world, it is a symbol of an innovative technology, refined elegance and attention to detail, for these reasons, the majority of technicians defines the Privilege as the most prestigious cruising catamarans.

The width of no less than 9.3 meters, the great
completely sheltered from the cockpit bimini top,
design with three cusps bow and surfaces covered
flat offering roominess external 170sqm well.

 

 

Comfort, Class, Safety and speed are the strong of
Privilege 585; is the equivalent of a hotel 5 star sailor

 

 

 

The beauty and uniqueness of this model catamaran consist of finishing the top of boat building, unusual for boats by charter, and for the comfort of navigation, also with wind and rough sea sailings Safety, without heeling and it is possible to enjoy a wonderful dinner in the cockpit accompanied by a good wine of pur cellar on the boat For children is a paradise, it offers a great freedom of movement, which is impossible on other boats.

Characteristic

“SAGAPONACK”   has been customized with 5 cabins with 2 double beds for a total of 12 beds, each cabin has its own bathroom with generous size with walk-in shower separate

 

a catering kitchen complete with all accessory expertly managed by the chef on board, two
outer and inner tables for 12 people, 3 refrigerators 1 freezer, ice maker, dishwasher, washing machine, water maker and 1400 liters of water complete the services of the main board.
For relaxation “Sagaponack” offers the most exclusive you can get anchored in a bay: Air Conditioning independent in all cabins, heating, tv hd 46 ” home theater, diving equipment, fishing, and water sports; 2350 watts 2 generators and solar panels watermaker 200 liters/hour provide independent cruising and closely with nature without giving up the comforts of home.

 

For navigation is equipped with full batten mainsail, genoa, foremast and bowsprit of code 0, two 130 hp engines, lines Anchor increased offer sailing fast and stops, safe in any weather.

 

 

“Sagaponack” offers the highest standards for safety high in the charter market, compliant with the MCA English, which includes in addition to all the stringent Equipment board,a full first aid kit (defibrillator, oxygen).

 

 

 Sagaponack Crew

Captain: Mario, 30 years of sailing and 20 experience in charter, scuba diving and free diving FIPSAS; Yacht Master commercial First Aid Red Cross
Hostess: Leide, 10 years of experience in the charter, licence apnea divers and FIPSAS; boating license, Diploma cheff FIC;Red Cross First Aid certification and Characteristics
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