Regular readers will know that a vital component of my luxury travels is always time spent on the ocean; I just love a boat trip! Be that a luxury yacht or a speedboat, there’s nothing quite like having the salty wind blow all around you, swimming off a boat and viewing a place from the ocean; and this is especially true if that place is the Dubai, there’s really no better view of the iconic skyline than from a boat. My only problem is finding the best company to take me, well now CharterClick.com offers an excellent service that takes the hassle out of booking your boat trip.
Dubai is the largest city in the United Arab Emirates, a spectacular and glamorous playground packed with luxurious shops, ultramodern architecture and a buzzing nightlife. Perhaps, its most famous tower, dominating the skyline, is the tallest building in the world; the 830m-tall Burj Khalifa and at its base, you’ll find the Dubai Fountain with its jets and lighting choreographed to music. The sun also shines, the beaches are sandy white and it really is the perfect tourist destination. A private boat charter has got to be the way to see Dubai; take some time out from your shopping and partying to sit back and relax in serene Gulf waters whilst enjoying some of the best skyline views in the world.
The beauty of using CharterClick.com to book your Dubai boat trip, is the ease of the entire process; as their name suggests, the entire process can be conducted quickly and conveniently online. There’s no faffing about in agents’ offices, comparing across loads of website, looking through brochures or even paying cash; you simply go on their very slick website and follow the simple 3-step booking process. First schedule your trip, then choose which luxury boat you fancy and finally pay! In return, you receive confirmation and boat contacts and then just turn up, hop onboard and enjoy your trip. Hassle-free bliss!
The paying bit certainly isn’t as painful as it might be either, this is a surprisingly affordable service. If you take 10 people aboard a Royal 44 yacht, the hourly rate is 699 AED or around £147, which works out to less than £15 per person!
And now onto the real fun; choosing your boat! The great thing about booking this way is the sheer choice; there’s an extensive fleet of yachts, luxury motor yachts, adrenaline-boosting speed boats and even the more sedate fishing cruisers. There’s something for every occasion, if a large group of you want to go, perhaps for a special occasion, there are huge yachts for up to 50 people in the fleet, or for a more intimate experience, there are yachts that can hold 9 people but would be perfect for a couple who wanted some quiet time together and the space to chill out. The speed boats hold up to 12 people and would be excellent for an ultimate, high-speed Dubai-adventure!
They give you a handy choice of itineraries and you can choose from 2, 3, 4 or over 5-hour cruises. Even on the shorter 2-hour cruise you have plenty of time to sail through Dubai Marina Canal, go around Palm Jumeirah island, see about 8 impressive five-star hotels and take a peek at Logo island – a private island, owned by Dubai’s ruler – Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. On a 3-hour trip you will also have the chance to swim off the boat in a nearby lagoon, one of my must-do boat trip activities! But these are just suggestions, the time on board is yours to direct and do with exactly as you wish. All their private yachts are moored in Dubai Marina and Umm Suqeim and are provided with an experienced crew so you don’t even need to have previous nautical experience. and the latest media systems.
There’s no markup from CharterClick.com, it’s all totally transparent and super-convenient. They also offer a small selection of vessels in Abu Dhabi with more destinations on their way, we’re keeping an eye out that’s for sure!
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