Very few countries provide you with the same exhilarating feeling as Spain when it comes to sailing. The country, bounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the south and west, as well as the Atlantic Ocean to the Northwest is also surrounded with two large archipelagoes, the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands. This means that there are enough water bodies around this beautiful nation for a nautical getaway.
Spain also has one of the longest coastlines in the world, with about 4,964 km of length in coastline, making it the 26th largest country in terms of coastline in the world according to World Factbook. This, and many other reasons, made Spain the third most visited country in the world, behind the US and Croatia.
Locations to try out
Some of the most favorable locations for sailing all year long include the Balearic and Canary Islands.
What time of the year is favorable?
The best time to enjoy the best cruising in the endless coastlines of Spain is between March and September. This is because the weather is the most glorious at this time and extremely wonderful for sailing.
Boats to consider
Any kind is acceptable! From Lagoon Catamarans to sailing boats and motor boats, any yacht can be the point of the perfect holiday getaway for you.
Other Adventures to partake in on the coast
Apart from sailing, there are other activities to take part in on the sea. Other sports like snorkeling, scuba diving, angling, kayaking or other adventurous activities like parasailing, jet skiing and water skiing are good, thrilling adventures to get you involved in.
Yacht Hiring and Prices
To get a cool Bavaria cruiser or Sun Odyssey to host about nine guests, you have to pay about $210 - $250 per day. This excludes the price for a Skipper or a Sailor.
Regulations and Authorities
Before you take that cruise round the Balearic or Canary, you have to check with the custom office to see that all regulations and laws are strictly followed. There are also tax fees that you must cover, as well as other documents you must hold at all times documents for sea protection from pollution or protection on the sea.
Also, the skipper has to be licensed. In Europe, he has to acquire either an International Certificate of Competence (ICC) or an International Proficiency Certificate (IPC). Regulatory rules per country may vary slightly.
Safety Practices While at Sea
While at sea, ensure you have a good source of information concerning the weather from local sites at all times.
Ensure that you lock the sailboat when coming out to shore for safekeeping.
It is important that you protect our ecosystem and marine life by keeping the sea clean in every way possible.