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What you need to remember when chartering a yacht in Portugal?
One of the most popular sailing regions of the European waters is Portugal. Each year, there are more and more yacht charters registered in all of the country’s ports. Whether it is the Lisbon coast, the Algarve, the Costa Verde, or the incredibly picturesque Madera, boat charters are the perfect way to spend the holiday.
There are also plenty of marinas which invite travelers from all over the Portuguese reqion. The most popular marinas are situated in: Setubal, Doca de Alcantara, Marina de Albufeira, Doca de Santa Amaro, Sines, Marina de Lagos and the Vilamoura. Some of the marinas offer, apart from accommodation, numerous bathrooms, 24/7 security, sail and motor repairs, restaurants, various shops to complement your supplies, as well as parking spaces, helpful when you reach the marina before setting off for the journey. Some of the marinas, like the Marina de Albufeira, are also prepared to host the disabled, with all the necessary facilities and infrastructure. To meet the expectations of younger sailors, the marina also has free wifi access, to enable them to check what the region offers, as well as to update their social media profiles during the sailing vacation. Another important thing is that when sailing and heading towards one of Portugal’s marinas, you also need to know the frequency on which you’ll be able to contact the marina through the radio.
The climate in Portugal differs slightly when you compare the northern regions to the southern coast. In the North, the climate is milder, with more rainy days throughout the year, while in the South, the climate is much warmer and hardly ever rainy.
What is definitely worth to see when you decide to get off the yacht for a while, is the old town of Lisbon with its magnificent monuments, the inviting restaurants serving local specialties, the Baixa and Alfama, a very beautiful old part of Lisbon, the aquarium with thousands of underwater species. The opportunities are simply limitless.
Also, it is vital that you visit the Portuguese islands and the southern, rocky coast, full of marvelous, high cliffs. In the Algarve region, the climate is so warm that you can both sail and sunbathe all through the year. That is one of the reasons why yacht charters are so popular among tourists and locals, who enjoy a good sail from time to time. The water is extremely clear, which is another advantage, especially if you’re much into diving while the sailing vacation.
The Madera for example, is worth seeing due to its magnificent volcanic landscapes and numerous waterfalls, sandy beaches and cliffs.
The most popular vessels to charter in the Portuguese region are motor boats, booked both with and without the crew-the so called bareboat charters. The catamarans are also quite popular, especially when setting off with a bigger group of friends. What you need to remember when chartering a yacht in Portugal is that you have the necessary permissions, as the chartering company might require seeing them before you set off for the sailing journey. These are not vital when you charter a fully crewed boat.