Happy New Year’s Eve from the Boatbookings Team! It has been a spectacular year full of stunning reviews from unforgettable charters all around the world. If you didn’t get the chance to get away as much as you would have liked, get together with your family over the holidays and start planning for next year! With an experienced Brokerage Team all around the world, we look forward to helping no matter where you want to go. If you need something to tickle your tastebuds, you will be inspired below!
Category Archives: Mexico
Cruise on MARAZUL during the holidays in the Sea of Cortez!
You need to visit Baja California Sur for your holiday. It is one of the purest natural environments in the Western Hemisphere. The area feels remote, yet is easily accessible with direct air service into La Paz, Mexico where you’ll meet your yacht.
FOREVER: The Perfect Crewed Yacht for your Mexican Adventure
Following on from yesterday’s post on Christmas and New Year in Mexico, FOREVER is the perfect yacht to take you there.
After an extremely successful show at the 2014 Cannes Yachting Festival, the iconic Sunreef 60′ power cat is currently one of the most talked about yachts in her class. Combining the space, comfort and fuel economy of a catamaran with the speed and range of a motor boat, the Sunreef 60′ power cat is ideal for the modern day green charterer who demands the very best quality!
When you’re selecting the perfect charter yacht for your next vacation, you will want to have a dedicated crew with unrivalled expertise. Aboard FOREVER, you will be mesmerised by Captain Julian’s expert recommendations for the most secluded coves, private beaches, premier dive sites, and the best ancient Mayan ruins on the Yucatán peninsula.
After a busy day exploring the impressive Mexican coastline, there is no better way to spend the evening than in your very own private restaurant on the aft deck! Sample the finest local fish and seafood, cooked in an elegant yet simple manner. Why not start off with a simple salmon tartare, complemented by a creamy avocado guacamole – a classic fusion of French technique with local Mexican ingredients. Chef Fabrizio’s Italian routes and classical French training are the perfect base for creating exciting new flavour combinations, providing you with plenty of unforgettable opportunities.
The final part of the jigsaw in this winning combination of quality yacht with a celebrated crew are the myriad of water toys. Whether you simply want to cruise into secret coves and anchorages on the tender, try your hand at water skiing or make full use of the onboard diving equipment in one of Mexico’s renowned dive centres, your charter on FOREVER will stay with you for a lifetime!
Tenders & Toys:
William tender for 8
Diving equipment for 4 people + 1 for dive master
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Magical Mexico this Christmas and New Year
What are your plans for Christmas and New Year – maybe you’re skiing in the Alps or sunning in St Barts, or perhaps you fancy escaping the crowds and finding your own paradise in Mexico? With direct flights from London, Paris and Dusselforf, as well as Miami, Los Angeles and New York, Cancun is much easier to get to than many of her Caribbean rivals.
You would be mistaken to think that Cancun is all about 5* all-inclusive hotel complexes. The Yucatán Peninsula was a major part of the Mayan Empire, which saw the construction of iconic ancient settlements, such as Tulum, Uxmal and the world wonder Chichen Itza. In well under an hour, you will have left the airport and embarked upon an adventure of a lifetime.
First stop, Isla Mujeres. Isla Mujeres is within touching distance of the Mexican mainland, but feels a million miles away. Deserted beaches, crystal clear waters, unbeatable sunsets and the very best local cuisine make for a brilliant first impression of the real Mexico.
For a truly authentic experience, make sure to visit El Por Chuc on Calle Abasolo. You may know the difference between an empanada and a quesadilla, but can you differentiate tacos from panuchos, salbutes and tostadas? After a long lunch washed down with Mexican fruit waters or your favoured alcoholic beverage, you may still not know the difference but you can be rest assured that you have had a memorable lunch!
There is no better way to spend an afternoon than enjoying the golden sandy beaches and shallow waters on the northern side of the island. Kick back and relax with an ice cold Modelo or fresh fruit Daiquiri before one of the best sunsets that you are ever likely to see. You will be sure to have a very memorable time, but the Mayan Riviera has so much more to offer.
Whether you want to explore the peaceful islands of Isla Contoy and Holbox to the north or delve a little deeper into the stunning marine life around Playa del Carmen to the south, Mexico is the perfect destination for your next yacht charter. Contact the Boatbookings Team to round off your year in style!
Mexico Bareboat Charters: New Base Opening October 2014
Here at Boatbookings.com, the bareboat team are constantly on the search for new and exiting places to go sailing, so it is with great excitement that we learn of a new charter base opening in Mexico.
A small fleet of charter yachts comprising of monohulls and catamarans will be available from La Paz. Described by famed French oceanographer Jacques Cousteau as “the world’s aquarium” and “the Galapagos of North America”, this beautiful region combines stunning desert vistas with world-class sailing in the Sea of Cortez. La Paz may be the region’s commercial and political center but this city has retained its’ laid back coastal vibe. Meaning ‘peace’ in Spanish, La Paz is set amongst ancient laurel trees, coconut and date palms and is surrounded by the beautiful yellow desert.
Start your charter from the exclusive Costa Baja resort which offers a full service marina, dive shop, supermarket and various restaurants, before heading out to the Sea of Cortez which has been drawing sailors to the peaceful corner of Mexico for generations. Set sail on the sporty Dufour 455 or choose from a range of Lagoon catamarans or a power cat – the Sea of Cortez awaits!
Whet your appetite with our 7 day sailing itinerary in Mexico perfect for your bareboat charter. If you have any more questions about chartering in Mexico, contact Boatbookings today!