San Diego Hosts Festival of Sail

July 21, 2014 on 7:05 am | In Beachbooker, California, Festivals, Sailing, San Diego, Webbandstand | Comments Off



Goddess Swimwear from Today ShowFestival of Sail is an exciting, family-friendly way to bid adieu to summer. Thousands will come to see more than 20 tall ships as they make their way into the harbor. Declan Suites – A San Diego Hotel welcomes Labor Day weekend visitors with impressive special offers. View offer details.

Festival of Sail
When: August 29 through September 1, 2014
Where: Maritime Museum of San Diego | 1492 North Harbor Drive

The Festival of Sail is the biggest tall ships event on the entire West Coast. The event begins with a parade of these majestic ships. Cannon fire salutes mark their journey toward their mooring place at the Maritime Museum. For four days visitors will have the chance to board these vessels and enjoy the many other activities available at this popular thing to do in San Diego.

Attendees are able to be on board the ship during their movement toward the Museum, but only a limited number of tickets are available. Once the ships are docked, the public will be allowed to board some of the ships for tours. Thirty minute cruises around the Bay will provide a different vantage point for viewing the Tall Ships. These cruises will be available throughout the event.

Festival of Sail has grown since last year, and the event now offers a larger kids zone, more vendors, and additional activities. The kids’ zone includes face painting, a petting zoo, an arts and crafts area, and the chance to have a photograph taken with a pirate. Adults will enjoy the live entertainment and beer garden. Food vendors will also be set up throughout the event.

General admission tickets can be purchased ahead of time or at the Maritime Museum’s box office on the day of the event. Tickets for riding aboard during the Tall Ship parade and those for the harbor cruises should be purchased in advance as tickets for those activities are likely to sell out ahead of time.

Hours for the 2014 Festival of Sail are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the event’s final day.

About Declan Suites San Diego – A San Diego Hotel:
Both business and leisure travelers find the San Diego Accommodations at Declan Suites San Diego to be a perfect choice. Our San Diego Hotel is an all-suite property, and our 2-room Guest Suites are some of the largest in the city.

Declan Suites San Diego – A San Diego Hotel is conveniently located adjacent to Symphony Hall. Our luxurious Hotel is also within walking distance of some of the most popular San Diego Attractions including the San Diego Zoo and some of the city’s top Museums.

A host of Dining and Shopping options are also available near our Downtown San Diego Hotel, but you don’t have to leave the building when you’re hungry. We have an onsite Restaurant for those nights when you’d rather stay in and get a little work done or, perhaps, enjoy the gorgeous views of the San Diego skyline from your Guest Suite.

Our 24-hour fitness center, knowledgeable Concierge, and thoughtful amenities are a few of the other features of our San Diego Hotel that make us a top choice for business and leisure travelers and with return Guests.

Planning a trip to San Diego? Choose Declan Suites San Diego. Our fabulous location, well-appointed Guest Suites and exemplary service make our Downtown San Diego Hotel an ideal choice.

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Anchors Away For Audi Hamilton Island Race Week

July 19, 2014 on 1:01 pm | In Adventure Travel, Australia, Beachbooker, New South Wales, Queensland, Sailing, Sydney | Comments Off



Goddess Swimwear from Today ShowSailing enthusiasts from around the globe are preparing to set sail for Hamilton Island in Australia for the southern hemisphere’s largest offshore keelboat regatta, Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, which this year takes place from 16-23 August 2014.

The event’s beautiful Whitsundays’ courses attract the sailing elite, and caters for the full spectrum of keelboats – from non-spinnaker cruising yachts through to Grand Prix level racers. Whilst the impressive shore-side social calendar draws the crème de la crème with previous famous guests including the likes of Naomi Watts and Kathy Lette.
Over the past three decades, the event has evolved into a spectacular display of on-water racing, paired with the finest epicurean cuisine, glamorous parties, exclusive fashion shows, flowing champagne and celebrity guests.
Annual unmissable onshore events include:

• The Charles-Heidsieck Champagne Lunch where guests dine on a bespoke menu matched with fine Charles-Heidsieck wines

• Delectable brunches and lunches presented by Audi ambassadors and iconic Australian chefs Matt Moran, Kylie Kwong and Shannon Bennett

• The Paspaley Pearl Luncheon featuring a glorious feast served on the sands of Pebble Beach at qualia
The majority of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week activity revolves around the iconic Whitsundays landmark; the Hamilton Island Yacht Club – an iconic architectural design by Walter Barda and the official Challenger of Record for the 35th America’s Cup. Sailing remains at the heart of this Whitsunday isle, from the CEO of Hamilton Island, Glenn Bourke, who is a twice sailing Olympian and former Australian Yachtsman of the Year, to owner Robert Oatley, whose yacht, Wild Oats XI, recently won the prestigious Rolex Sydney to Hobart race for a record equalling seventh time.

To book accommodation or for more information on Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, please visit www.hamiltonislandraceweek.com.au  or www.hamiltonisland.com.au


Sail for Tall Ships Day on 12 July 2014 in Honor of the Historic Ship Charles W. Morgan

July 9, 2014 on 4:50 am | In Adventure Travel, Cruise Boats, New England, Sailing | Comments Off



Goddess Swimwear from Today ShowNewport, Rhode Island – 30 June 2014 – Tall Ships America, the National Sail Training Organization representing the United States, is proud to announce that 12 July 2014 is Sail for Tall Ships Day. Tall ships and traditional sailing vessels around America will all sail on this day to honor the whaling ship Charles W. Morgan, as she sails on her 38th voyage calling at historic New England ports.

Painstakingly restored over 5 ½ years by Mystic Seaport Museum of Mystic CT, the Charles W. Morgan is the last remaining ship of the American whaling fleet that once numbered more than 2,700 vessels. Built and launched in 1841, the Morgan is now America’s oldest commercial ship still afloat. The Morgan left Mystic Seaport on May 17, 2014 to embark on her 38th Voyage. Where once the Morgan’s cargo was whale oil and baleen, today her cargo is knowledge, and she sails to engage communities with their maritime heritage and raise awareness about the changing perception about whales and whaling.

On July 12, sailing ships around the nation will put to sea to honor the restoration of this great ship, the heritage she represents, and to celebrate the traditional skills of seamanship that are sustained and hard at work in the Tall Ships America fleet today. From the rockbound harbors of Maine, to the sun drenched coast of California, to the inland seas of the Great Lakes, to the pristine sounds of the Pacific Northwest, all manner of brigs, barques, schooners, brigantines and other traditional sailing craft will hoist sail this day in common cause with the Morgan and her crew. It is a national celebration of nautical skill, courage, and adventure that defined America as a young seafaring nation in 1841 when Morgan was launched, and still defines us as a maritime power today.

For more information about Mystic Seaport Museum, and the 38th voyage of the Charles W. Morgan, go to www.mysticseaport.org

For more information about Tall Ships America, and programs of adventure and education under sail, go to www.tallshipsamerica.org


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Cornwall: Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta This August

July 5, 2014 on 6:56 am | In Adventure Travel, London, Sailing, United Kingdom | Comments Off



Goddess Swimwear from Today ShowThe snap of white sails billowing in the breeze and the ringing chime of the ship’s bell will herald the most highly anticipated maritime event to take place in the UK this year. Visitors will be transported back in time to the Golden Age of Sail as the Cornish port hosts the Falmouth to Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Regatta.

From 28th to 31st August 2014, the historic town of Falmouth in Cornwall is set to host a nautical epic, welcoming over 47 ships, including 12 of the magnificent and mighty square-rigged Tall Ships, from a myriad of nationalities including France, Spain, Holland, Portugal and Russia. The event is set to attract over 100,000 visitors and will make maritime history as for the first time ever an internationally renowned Tall Ships Race will be taking place solely in English waters.

Falmouth is flying the flag in celebration with four days of colourful entertainment encompassing a whole programme of shore-side activities. For the first three days, the ships will be open to the public for a unique opportunity to explore on deck and learn about life on board these giants of the sea where fortunes were won and lost. Visitors can expect a swathe of swash-buckling pirates marauding and seasoned sailors dancing the hornpipe in the streets. In addition, Henry VIII’s historic Pendennis Castle will reverberate to the boom of mock-cannon fire in retort to Tall Ship Mercedes, which will be heard throughout the town and harbour.

Throughout the Regatta there will be a wide range of live music, from an acoustic stage for local talent, to live bands and shanty groups, including the much-loved Cornish based Fishermen’s Friends, with authentic sea shanties to rouse the spirits of any salty sea dogs. On Friday over 300 crew members will be transferring their competitive spirit from the sea to Gyllyngvase Beach for an entertaining day of inter-ship sports challenges including the traditional tug of war. In the evening visitors can marvel at the crew decked out in all their finery, marching through the town in the traditional crew parade. On Saturday, the skies above Falmouth will be lit up in a farewell celebration before the vessels slip their moorings on Sunday and head out into Falmouth Bay for a truly spectacular Parade of Sail, with a huge spectator fleet turning out to send them on their way.

Sam Groom, Event Manager, Cornwall Development Company, said: “Falmouth is no stranger to receiving these giants of the sea, having last hosted the Funchal 500 Tall Ships Regatta in 2008. Alongside the many thousands of visitors who came out to witness these magnificent vessels setting sail from Falmouth Harbour in 2008, a huge spectator fleet graced Falmouth Bay in a show of true Cornish spirit, as yachts, yawls, luggers, pilot gigs and even dinghies and canoes took to the water to wish the ships a fond farewell on the first leg of the Race. Those who saw this spectacular sight will know just why we’re so excited about welcoming ships and visitors alike for this year’s festival.”

The Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta starts on Thursday 28 August with three days of celebrations taking place in host port Falmouth before the Race gets underway from 31 August to 3 September 2014. To keep up to date with all the latest on the Falmouth-Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Regatta see www.falmouthtallships.co.uk , join us on Facebook ‘Tall Ships Falmouth 2014′ or follow us on Twitter @tallships_2014 #tallships


Back-to-Back cruises on a Windjammer

July 1, 2014 on 10:01 am | In Adventure Travel, Cruise Boats, New England, Sailing | Comments Off



Back-to-Back cruises = Two Weeks of Heaven!
Camden windjammers Lewis R. French and Angelique tack across Penobscot Bay.

Given the gorgeous Maine coast – with its more than 3,000 islands, cool breezes, abundant wildlife, quaint villages and the scrumptious shellfish, there’s more than enough to see and do in Maine to fill up an entire summer’s itinerary, not to mention a week. And that’s exactly what some people are thinking when they book back-to-back cruises aboard Maine’s windjammers. We spoke with three different passengers from all over North America who found that one week doesn’t satisfy their windjammer cravings and so, they book two week-long cruises back-to-back.

Says Californian Joan Kritzberg who sails aboard Heritage, “My first week, I had no idea what to expect, then, as soon as the Heritage came into view, I knew for sure I’d made the right choice. My roommates were compatible (how could I not like people who like sailing?) The food was awesome. The weather was great. The shore trips were fascinating. At the end of the week, I was eager to reserve a spot for the next summer’s sailing.”

After two years of sailing just one week, Joan became a back-to-backer. She says, “By 1999, trips 3 and 4, I rationalized that back-to-backs would justify the travel time and expense. By then I had begun to realize how very different each cruise is, and wanted to experience every nuance. In 2004, trip 12, I finally convinced my brother to join me, and now we are both back-to-backers. (This) is the first travel decision we make every January, whether we’ll sail in June, July or August, and the whole travel calendar is built on that.”

Frank “Luke” Lukaszewski first start sailing in 1997. A retired maintenance mechanic from Chrysler Corporation, Luke lives 60 miles north of New York City and looks forward to sailing at least 2 back-to-back cruises every season.

Frank “Luke” Lukaszewski of New York sails aboard the Victory Chimes and says, “The first couple of years, I only came for one week. After about 3 years, I said to myself, ‘Next year I’m coming for 2 weeks.’ And I’ve been doing that ever since. People say, ‘You’re coming back? That’s so long.’ And I say, ‘Just wait! This week goes so fast.’ And it does. That second week goes fast, too.”

Angela Kirby has sailed aboard the Mary Day many times, but this year she’ll be taking back-to-back cruises with her husband. Angela enjoys getting involved in schooner projects, as evidenced by the finished pudding she’s holding that will be mounted on Arno, the Mary Day’s yawlboat.

Canadian Angela Kirby is anticipating her first back-to-back cruise this year, though she and her husband Stuart have enjoyed many cruises aboard Schooner Mary Day. “Over 25 years ago we were recommended the Mary Day by a business colleague and it was a truly amazing experience. We learned the ropes, literally, by hands-on participation – participating as much or as little as we chose; experiencing good and poor weather conditions but through it all was the great feeling of participating in something that was unique. Snuggling down in our bunks at the end of the day, being lulled by the gentle rocking of the schooner as she lay at anchor is something hard to put into words.”

How did two Canadians fall in love with windjamming along Maine’s coast? “The majesty of the sails, the feel of the wind as you are under sail, trusting in nature, the peace at night, the lack of pressure or rush, being with a group of like-minded people who also would not be there if they didn’t enjoy it! With MS (Multiple Sclerosis) I am unable to participate in the deck work as much as I would like but there are other ways to be involved – in the galley, learning knotting techniques or old sailing ways of getting by, with crew members only too willing to instruct in their free time.”

Joan Kritzberg shares a similar story about the experiences and sights that made her fall in love with windjamming: “Wind, water, tree-covered islands, barren granite ledges. A whale, just often enough to make it plausible that we’ll see one today. Lighthouses, mansions, cottages. Sloops with bright colored spinnakers. Seals, porpoises, osprey, eagles. Puffins. Big expensive yachts motoring along, sails furled. A windjammer magically appearing out of the fog. Tall masts and white (or red) sails slipping between nearby islands. Lobster men roaring past to reach the next buoy. Hauling on a line and watching the sail catch the wind. Dropping the topmasts to go under the Deer Isle Bridge. Sunsets and rainbows. Foghorns. FOOD! Glorious food!”

After sailing for many years, Luke always recommends that people try a full week of sailing. “I think some people are afraid to go for a full week their first time. One of the reasons I like the full weeks is because we tend to go further because we have more time. Usually the first day of the full week, the captain will sail further than he normally does and you’ll see things you wouldn’t normally see.

For more information about cruises aboard one of the eight vessels in the Maine Windjammer Association, visit our website.


2015 is schooner than you think‏ in BC

June 25, 2014 on 8:51 am | In Adventure Travel, Beachbooker, British Columbia, Canada, Sailing | Comments Off



DISCOVER THE BC COAST IN 2015 ABOARD THE CLASSIC WOODEN SCHOONER PASSING CLOUD

Outer Shores Expeditions’ popular sailings to Johnstone Straight, Haida Gwaii and Pacific Rim National Park return in 2015

Victoria, B.C. June 24th, 2014:

British Columbia’s leading sailing operator, Outer Shores Expeditions, unveils its 2015 schedule with wildlife and cultural expeditions to Western Canada’s best parks, reserves and archipelagos, including Haida Gwaii, ‘the Galapagos of the North.’ Guests will explore, experience and learn about the local wildlife and ancient cultures of coastal British Columbia while traveling aboard the 70′ classic wooden schooner Passing Cloud. The 2015 season begins April 11th in Pacific Rim National Park and concludes in Great Bear Rainforest on October 7th.

“With a range of sold-out sailings in 2014, including a waiting list, we decided to release our 2015 schedule as early as possible,” says Russell Markel, Outer Shores Expeditions President and Captain. “More importantly, we’re already so excited for what adventures await in 2015, we couldn’t wait to share the news.”

With 19 sailings confirmed in 2015, Outer Shores Expeditions returns to Pacific Rim National Park, Haida Gwaii Archipelago, Johnstone Straight and Blackfish Sound and Gulf Islands National Park. The small-ground operator offers the region’s best land and sea experiences and care for their guests. Each trip is intimately designed and guided by a crew of professional mariners and naturalists, with opportunities to spot B.C. wildlife, like the elusive Spirit Bear, engage with local First Nations communities and even learn basic sailing skills aboard Passing Cloud, a nautical beauty beloved by sailing enthusiasts and first timers alike.

For more information about the 2015 schedule and rates, please visit www.outershores.ca/schedule/schedule-pricing-2015 or call 1-855-714-7233 (Toll Free).

About Passing Cloud

Passing Cloud is a classic, 70′ schooner designed by William James Roué, famous for designing the legendary schooner Bluenose. Built in Victoria, BC, in 1974, Passing Cloud has a rich history on the BC Coast, renowned for her elegant design, exceptional accommodation, robust construction, and remarkable sailing abilities. Designed to sail around the world, Passing Cloud is an ideal vessel for small-group natural and cultural history expeditions throughout the BC Coast. Among her many features are Passing Cloud’s classic West coast wheelhouse, four private staterooms and gorgeous main salon.

About Outer Shores Expeditions

Outer Shores offers multi-day wildlife and cultural expeditions that are once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Guided by a crew of professional mariners and expert naturalists, Outer Shores Expeditions small groups of 6 to 8 guests explore, experience, and learn about the stunning wildlife and ancient cultures of coastal British Columbia while living and traveling aboard the 70′ classic wooden schooner Passing Cloud. President and Captain Russell Markel holds a PhD in marine biology and is dedicated to hosting guests from around the world while fostering stewardship and supporting conservation-based research in the areas where Outer Shores travels.


Learning the Ropes of Polynesian Voyaging in the Hawaiian Islands‏

June 25, 2014 on 8:40 am | In Adventure Travel, Beachbooker, Hawaiian Islands, Sailing | Comments Off



HONOLULU – Hokulea, Hawaii’s traditional Polynesian voyaging canoe, has set sail on a three year worldwide expedition covering 47,000 nautical miles, 85 ports, and 26 countries. Crew members, continuing their ancestor’s voyaging traditions, will only use the stars, waves, wind, and birds for assistance to map their way on this incredible journey. Enroute, Hokulea will spread the contemporary message Malama Honua or caring for our island earth, which has historically been part of Polynesian and Hawaiian culture. For more information on the Hokulea or to track its voyage, visit Hokulea.com.

Visitors to the Aloha State can find their own inspiration, channeling the wayfinding spirit and learning the ropes of the trade at attractions and activities across the islands.

Astronomy meets Hawaiian culture at Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii in Hilo, where interactive exhibits, a planetarium show and special Wayfinding Talks with expert navigators reveal how voyagers utilized the elements of earth, sea and sky to get to their destination. Outside in the Native Garden, guests can learn about the “canoe plants” that were brought to the Hawaiian Islands by the early settlers to propagate in their new home.

Virtually hop on board the Hokulea and navigate your way from Tahiti to Hawaii during a special daily show at the Bishop Museum on Oahu. The 45-minute planetarium program titled “Wayfinders: Waves, Winds, and Stars” was produced in collaboration with the Polynesian Voyaging Society. For a broader perspective on the story of Pacific migration, visit the newly renovated Pacific Hall, which features a fascinating display of artifacts, images, and recordings of the native islanders.

The Polynesian Cultural Center on Oahu’s North Shore is home to Iosepa, a 60-foot double-hulled voyaging canoe that was built for educational purposes and has completed several interisland sails since being launched in 2004. Twice a day, native islanders from the Hawaii village give a special presentation in a special halau waa (canoe house) where Iosepa is housed, sharing the story of how their ancestors braved deep-ocean voyages.

Murals in tribute to Polynesian voyaging are also on display at the Kauai Museum and the Outrigger Reef on the Beach, the latter created by renowned artist and historian Herb Kawainui Kane, who also founded and designed the Hokulea. The 36-foot-long mural that spans the length of the Outrigger Reef’s reception desk depicts 18 different canoes from cultures around the Pacific.

Visitors looking for a first-hand experience can travel the open ocean in a traditional sailing canoe. Island Sails Kauai, Hawaiian Ocean Adventures on Oahu, Hawaiian Sailing Canoe Adventures on Maui, and Kona Boys on Hawaii, the Big Island are among a few companies statewide that offer visitors a unique and intimate adventure learning about the history and tradition of Polynesian navigation and exploring the pristine waters and marine creatures of the Hawaiian Islands.

For more information on the Hawaiian Islands, visit www.GoHawaii.com


Anchors Away for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week

June 18, 2014 on 9:58 am | In Adventure Travel, Australia, Beachbooker, New South Wales, Queensland, Sailing, Sydney | Comments Off



Sailing enthusiasts from around the globe are preparing to set sail for Hamilton Island in Australia for the southern hemisphere’s largest offshore keelboat regatta, Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, which this year takes place from 16-23 August 2014.

The event’s beautiful Whitsundays’ courses attract the sailing elite, and caters for the full spectrum of keelboats – from non-spinnaker cruising yachts through to Grand Prix level racers. Whilst the impressive shore-side social calendar draws the crème de la crème with previous famous guests including the likes of Naomi Watts and Kathy Lette.

Over the past three decades, the event has evolved into a spectacular display of on-water racing, paired with the finest epicurean cuisine, glamorous parties, exclusive fashion shows, flowing champagne and celebrity guests.

Annual unmissable onshore events include:

The Charles-Heidsieck Champagne Lunch where guests dine on a bespoke menu matched with fine Charles-Heidsieck wines
Delectable brunches and lunches presented by Audi ambassadors and iconic Australian chefs Matt Moran, Kylie Kwong and Shannon Bennett
The Paspaley Pearl Luncheon featuring a glorious feast served on the sands of Pebble Beach at qualia

The majority of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week activity revolves around the iconic Whitsundays landmark; the Hamilton Island Yacht Club – an iconic architectural design by Walter Barda and the official Challenger of Record for the 35th America’s Cup.

Sailing remains at the heart of this Whitsunday isle, from the CEO of Hamilton Island, Glenn Bourke, who is a twice sailing Olympian and former Australian Yachtsman of the Year, to owner Robert Oatley, whose yacht, Wild Oats XI, recently won the prestigious Rolex Sydney to Hobart race for a record equalling seventh time.


Sailing Is A Breeze On Murcia’s Mar Menor

June 11, 2014 on 5:49 am | In Adventure Travel, Beachbooker, Sailing, Spain | Comments Off



For holidaymakers looking to enjoy one of the nation’s favourite pastimes, the Region of Murcia is the perfect destination to indulge in a sun-soaked sailing break this summer.

The calm and shallow waters of the Mar Menor, Europe’s largest salt-water lagoon, make it an internationally-renowned destination for a wide selection of watersports including sailing, windsurfing and kayaking.

Hotel Cavanna, which includes the Cavanna Wind Sailing School, is located just metres from the Mar Menor and offers a range of packages to suit both beginners and experienced sailors, with three-day tuition packages available from €165 (approx £134) per adult and €98 (approx £80) for children under 13.

In addition, dinghies and catamarans can be hired without tuition from as little as €28 (approx £23) for two hours.

Visitors may also wish to try their hand at windsurfing, with three-day tuition packages start from €107 (approx £87) for adults and €98 (approx. £80) for youngsters.

The four-star Hotel Cavanna boasts large indoor and outdoor swimming pools and a Spa offering a range of rejuvenating beauty treatments and relaxing massages. Guests can enjoy full-board breaks from €36.85 (approx £30) per night, per person – with discounts available for children under 13.

For the perfect evening, guests may wish to take advantage of the numerous restaurants scattered along the La Manga Strip. There is always a friendly buzz in the restaurants and the sociable atmosphere is complemented by an almost endless choice of tapas – modern interpretations of traditional dishes can be shared between friends and family.

The Estación Náutica Mar Menor – Cabo de Palos (Mar Menor – Cabo de Palos Sea Sports Resorts) offers a series of nautical, sports and tourist attractions, together with accommodation and other services in the area.

For more information or to make a reservation at Hotel Cavanna or the Cavanna Wind Sailing School, please visit www.izanhotels.es.

To find out more about the Region of Murcia, visit www.murciaturistica.es.

The Region of Murcia www.murciaturistica.es is an ideal leisure and sport destination for UK travelers. The area, suitably referred to as ‘the Home of Sun’, offers year-round sunshine with an average temperature of 19.4ºC and 315 days sun a year. The picturesque region is just two hours from the UK by plane.

Located in the south-east of Spain, the Region of Murcia is in a privileged setting within the Mediterranean basin and includes 252km of coastline, known as the ‘Costa Cálida’ or warm coast. Visitors can take their pick from numerous sandy beaches; a variety of water sports and diving locations; 17 top-quality golf courses, all within easy reach of each other; delicious culinary delights; relaxing spas; and the opportunity to explore the beautiful countryside and regional parks.

The Mar Menor is a saltwater lagoon with warm shallow waters, gentle wind, sheltered coastline and many hotel facilities and sports infrastructures which make it the ideal setting for water sports at any time of year, for all tastes and ages. Here visitors can enjoy kite surfing, canoeing, sailing, windsurfing, water skiing and much more. You can also enjoy diving in the marine reserve of Islas Hormigas, settled in Cabo de Palos, which has been recognised as one of the best places for diving anywhere along the Mediterranean and where you can explore everything from historical wrecks to amazing underwater landscapes.

There is always something going on in the region with a host of big events and festivals taking place throughout the year including the international music festival ‘SOS 4.8′ in Murcia at the beginning of May, or the varied summer festivals including ‘La Mar de Músicas’ in Cartagena or the International Jazz Festival in San Javier, both in July. Visitors can also enjoy August’s ‘El Cante de Las Minas Flamenco Festival’ in La Unión.


New Yacht Charter Price Comparison Site

June 9, 2014 on 12:59 pm | In Adventure Travel, Beachbooker, Cruise Boats, Sailing | Comments Off



The highest quality yachts at ridiculously affordable prices. This may formerly have sounded like a dream, but now thanks to recently launched yacht charter price comparison website http://tigersail.com it is a reality that customers are passionately jumping on board with.

“There was a real need here in the Mediterranean for a way to quickly and simply get the best price on yacht rentals,” a spokesperson from the company observed. “And that’s exactly what we’re delivering with TigerSail. Our users can expect to save money, while still enjoying all the luxurious adventure of renting a yacht and taking it out in one of the most beautiful places in the whole world.”

The revolutionary yacht chartering price comparison site covers a wide range of regions, including Greece, Italy, Croatia and Spain. Checking the prices is quick and easy, and the high quality of the yacht being chartered is always guaranteed.

This new revolutionary website was the idea of a number of experiences sailors who came together with their views on the industry and how to provide a unique customer experience for sailing enthusiasts concluding with the launch of http://www.tigersail.com.

Some recent examples of discounted prices include: a Elan 210 (Spyke) based out of Croatia for 573.00 €; a Bavaria 39 C (Mira) from Italy for 1,286.00 €; and a Bavaria 42 3 Cabins (Ambiente) based out of Turkey for 1,358.00 € to name just a few.

Both bareboat and skippered yachts are available depending on the needs of the client.

Response to TigerSail has been incredibly positive, with good reviews spreading across the internet and by word of mouth.

John D., from London, recently said, “I was looking forward for years to chartering a yacht from Greece as part of our family vacation. The price was a big concern and I’m very glad I found TigerSail. Being able to compare prices right on the site saved us a huge amount of money. Will use you again and I’m recommending to all my friends.”

For more information, visit http://www.tigersail.com


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