Have you ever dreamed of embarking on a luxury-style getaway with your own onboard chef and skipper? Well, there’s an app for that!
With winter on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to begin planning your next warm weather escape. But if you’ve been racking your brain trying to come up with unique ideas for your next getaway — why not sail the seas on your own private yacht?
Launched in 2013, Click&Boat has become the world’s leading online yacht charter platform, dubbed the ‘Airbnb of the seas’. Offering an array of boating options ranging from sailboats and pontoons to fishing boats, yachts and catamarans, the service is available in many U.S. destinations, including Miami, Southern California, San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, New York, Austin, Charleston and Chicago – just about anywhere there is a body of water.
If you’d like to take it up a notch, Click&Boat is included among the most sought-after harbors and marinas in the world, from Amalfi Coast and Montenegro to Turks and Caicos and the British Virgin Islands, so this is the perfect addition to your vacation “boat day” (because, it’s a mandatory on every Black girl vacay).
If this year is any testament to how eager people are to travel again, next year should be even bigger — so there’s never been a better time to book a private boat charter and hit the open seas.
Similar to any short-term vacation rental, Click&Boat connects boat owners and professional charter companies with travelers who want all the benefits of owning a boat, but without the investment. It’s as simple as searching by location, vessel type and price — and you can rent for a couple of hours or even a couple of days! With more than 1000 boats available in the US, there are countless rental options for those looking to stay close to home with a baecation or set sail on an adventure along the coast or lakeshore.
The sharing economy has undoubtedly changed the travel landscape. This trend and others are particularly visible among the fast-growing segment of millennial travelers. Seven in 10 millennial business travelers want to stay in local host rentals because of the experience they provide, according to Condé Nast Traveler.
There is also an opportunity to connect with boat owners to ask pertinent questions before booking. In addition, several amenity options are available for an additional charge, including onboard captains, skippers, chefs and more with insurance coverage built into each rental for peace of mind.