Book A Sunsail Late Escape To The Caribbean Or Mediterranean And Enjoy Up To Three Days Free Sailing
The sun may be setting on 2015, but there’s still time to enjoy a spectacular sunset from the deck of your very own yacht, with a Sunsail late escape. Book any Bareboat Charter or Flotilla in the Caribbean or Mediterranean and receive up to three days free sailing.
Dalmatian Islands, Croatia
The Dalmatian Island region of Croatia is one of the world’s most popular sailing destinations, and it’s easy to see why, with smooth, crystal blue waters providing ideal sailing conditions against a backdrop of stunning natural beauty.
Commence your Central Dalmatian cruising adventure from Sunsail’s base in Agana, a short walk from the pretty village of Marina. Fill up on fresh-caught seafood at one of the beachside tavernas before setting forth and taking a step (or sail?) back in time to Zirje. The island’s main village, Zirje Luka, is almost entirely unaffected by tourism, and has remained largely unchanged for hundreds of years. Peruse the few small shops before anchoring at the deserted inlet Uvala Mikavica, a great spot for a peaceful, quiet swim.
Continue onto Skradin and the famous Krka National Park. Navigate through the Skradin Falls descent – a sequence of 17 mini-waterfalls cascading into deep blue-green lagoon pools surrounded by semi-submerged forest. Another must-visit Dalmatian destination is the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of Trogir, situated on a small island squeezed between the mainland and the nearby larger island of Ciovo. Drop your anchor and wander the pedestrian-only, cobblestone streets, taking in a cluster of palaces overlooking the surrounding waters. If you’re not too tired from all the sailing, climb to the summit of the soaring Gothic-inspired Venetian Tower for sweeping, panoramic views of the medieval-style town below and the vast stretch of still water stretching to the mainland.
Sunsail’s Agana Yacht Charters start from $2227 for a 4-cabin monohull yacht accommodating groups of up to10 people for 7 nights.
The calm waters of the Bahamas offer ideal conditions for sailors of all ability levels. Starting from Sunsail’s Abacos base, head for the historic Green Turtle Cay for a warm and friendly Bahamian welcome from the laid-back locals. Take the dinghy out and explore secluded coves with quiet palm-fringed beaches. Just be sure not to disturb the ghosts of the 17th century pirates that also call this place home.
Sail on forth to the pretty town of New Plymouth, which is often described as a living museum, with pastel-coloured cottages ringed by white picket fences lining the island edge. The town dates back to 1783, when it was settled by Loyalists – American colonists remaining loyal to the British monarchy. Uncover more of the area’s fascinating past with a visit to the Albert Lowe Museum – an immaculately restored Loyalist house – and the Memorial Sculpture Garden, which is laid out in the shape of a Union Jack.
After brushing up on the local history, visit the nearby Treasure Cay, home to beaches named as amongst the best in the world, with pristine white sands stretching on for more than five kilometres. Treasure Cay is the ideal spot for some undersea exploration, with one of the world’s largest barrier reefs and home to hundreds of species of brightly coloured tropical fish, as well as more than a quarter of all the coral in the world. Manatees, or sea cows, are occasionally spotted here, so be sure to keep an eye out.
Sunsail’s 7-night Abacos Yacht Charters start from $6213 for a 4-cabin catamaran yacht accommodating groups of up to10 people.
Be quick and book by 2nd November to take advantage of Sunsail’s great offer, with departure dates until 17th December 2015. Trips from 7-9 days get two free sailing days, with three free days for charter voyages of ten days or more.
To book, call 1800 803 988. For more information, visit www.sunsail.com.au