Embark upon a Worldwide Gastronomic Adventure in 2015

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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Aft Dining

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.

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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
Inflatable Kayaks
Water Skis
Diving equipment for 4 people + 1 for dive master
Snorkeling Equipment
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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.

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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.

Isla Mujeres

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.

Island Life

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!

Isla Mujeres Beaches

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.

Isla Mujeres Sunset

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.

Enjoy the glorious beaches of 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.

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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!

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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!

Two Refreshing Caribbean Inspired Drinks For Your Next Vacation

Following on from our recent food blog on the very best Caribbean cuisine on your luxury yacht charter, this post aims to provide a few suggestions to help you quench your thirst during your next vacation. Whether you wish to have a cold refreshing beer, an iced coffee or a fruity cocktail, we have come up with  a few incredible drinks from our recent trip to the Caribbean and Central America that will definitely appeal to everyone!

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Canteloupe Water

Agua de CantaloupeFresh fruit waters are very common and popular in Mexico, especially on those hot summer days by the beach. This refreshing fruit drink is simple to make and is delicious with any tropical fruit.
Simply blend your chosen fruit with a cup of water and enough sugar to taste before passing the mixture through a sieve and adding a few ice cubes. Other popular flavours include lime, mango, pineapple and strawberry.

Belizean Rum Punch with Nutmeg

The Rum Punch is a classic cocktail and matches rum with a delicious combination of fruit juices served over ice. However, the Belizean version combines coconut rum with tropical juice, a twist of lime and freshly grated nutmeg. Belizean Rum Punch with NutmegThe nutmeg adds a savory touch to the classic cocktail and will leave your mouth with a flavour sensation! Add fresh fruit and whatever you like to create your own take on this delicious drink.

At www.boatbookings.com,we organize luxury yacht charters all around the world with our highly qualified team that has intimate knowledge of the destinations and yachts that are available. We leave no stone unturned in matching not just the yacht and the destination to your requirements but also the crew, itineraries and all other subtle aspects that comes together to create a charter of a life time!

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A Guide to Mexico: Isla Mujeres on a Luxury Sunseeker Motor Yacht

Mexico is one of the worlds most popular tourist destinations, thanks to its stunning beaches, crystal clear waters, family friendly resorts and fascinating history. Mexico’s Mayan Riviera or Peninsula is one of our most exciting up and coming yachting destinations, providing guests with an unparalleled and unique experience. There are daily flights from both the US and Europe for reasonable fares, so we would recommend starting your charter in Cancún and heading towards the beautiful island of Isla Mujeres.

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Isla Mujeres is located about 15 minutes off the coast of Cancún and is a welcome paradise from the hustle and bustle of the busy mainland. So what should you expect from this small island? The northern point of the island is the most popular center with fantastic beach clubs, hotels, restaurants and bars. Here you will find crystal clear waters and great swimming spots. Thanks to the natural beauty of the reef, the water is simply stunning and almost like a bath! We would recommend visiting Buho’s beach bar and restaurant for your afternoon cocktails and it is the ultimate spot on the island to view the amazing sunset. If you fancy heading into town for a bite to eat, check out middle street and sample some authentic Mexican cuisine. The southern end of the island is less developed, so hire a golf cart and head to the zip line centre for an afternoon full of adrenalin and adventure! You will be mesmerized by the stunning views of both the Caribbean Sea and the Mexican mainland.

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There is no better yacht to charter in the whole of the Mayan Riviera than the luxurious Sunseeker Predator 72 motor yacht, AGUILA. Accommodating up to 10 guests in 5 cabins, AGUILA is perfect for both friends and families who want to explore this beautiful coastline in style. She features an extensive range of water toys, including tenders, wave runners and kayaks, which will keep the whole family entertained for hours. We cannot recommend this yacht highly enough and we ensure you that she would make for an unforgettable charter experience!

Aguila - the ideal Sunseeker for your adventure

At Boatbookings, we welcome everyone from sailing professionals to complete novices and will help you at every step of the way to make your dreams a reality. We have a team of highly skilled professionals who are extremely
knowledgeable in their destinations and will be able to help you with any questions you may have.

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AGUILA – Luxury Sunseeker Yacht Charter in Cancún, Mexico

One of our favorite yacht charters available in Cancún, Mexico, is AGUILA, a stunning Sunseeker Predator 73 with accommodation for 10 guests in 5 cabins. AGUILA is ideal for crewed charters in the Gulf of Mexico and the Yucatán Peninsula.

For more information about chartering in Mexico, please have a look at our blog on chartering a yacht in Cancún or our Mexico Yacht Charter Overview. Alternatively, send an email to charter@boatbookings.com with any other enquiries.

Luxury Yacht Charters in Cancún, Mexico

Screen-shot-2012-11-20-at-12.48.33Cancún is located on the northeast coast of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico, just north of the Riviera Maya. The Riviera Maya is a collection of all-inclusive resorts, small boutique hotels and fantastic restaurants that straddle Mexico’s Caribbean coast along the coastal highway 307.

Cancún is a popular tourist destination due to the wide variety of aquatic activities available in the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, which stretches for over 1000km towards Guatemala. This is the largest coral reef in the Western Hemisphere and the second longest barrier reef in the world. The shallow coral reefs and crystal clear waters make it one of the best locations for snorkeling and scuba diving in the world.

On top of more than 500 species of fish, divers and snorkelers have the opportunity to visit the Cancún Underwater Museum. This is a series of more than 400 sculptures by British artist Jason de Caires Taylor, which have been placed underwater in the Cancún National Marine Park at depths from 9-20 feet. If you don’t feel like diving or snorkeling, however, you could always relax on one of the many fantastic beaches such as Playa Caracol or Playa Langosta.

The northern areas of the reef system near Isla Contoy (only a short journey by boat from Cancún) are home to the largest fish on the planet, the Whale Shark. During the summer, hundreds of Whale Sharks gather here to take advantage of the plankton rich waters, which are created at the border of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea.

Cancún is also one of the most popular sportfishing destinations in the world. Depending on the season that you visit, catches can include kingfish, barracuda, blue marlin, sailfish, tuna and mahi-mahi. On top of fishing, whale watching, snorkeling and scuba diving, holidaymakers have the opportunity to go swimming with dolphins, take guided jungle tours or visit one of the many historical sites such as the Mayan Ruins. In the evening, Cancún is well known for its parties and nightlife. Whether you like hip-hop or heavy rock, live reggae music, salsa dancing, or simply relaxing a sophisticated bar, the city offers it all.

One of our favorite yacht charters available in Cancún is AGUILA, a stunning Sunseeker Predator 73 with accommodation for 10 guests in 5 cabins. AGUILA is ideal for crewed charters in the Gulf of Mexico and the Yucatán Peninsula. If you would like more information on the yachts available for charter in Mexico, please have a look at our guide to Chartering a Yacht in Mexico or send us an email to contact@boatbookings.com.