Considering renting a boat this summer and taking your vacation to the next level? Renting a boat for a day or more is a unique and cheap experience everyone will love! Do this, and you will never regret it. Organizing a boat day is the perfect way to have a different kind of experience and also have a quiet and calm time away from mass tourism.
Choosing a boat, though, can be difficult, especially if it is your first time. Picking a boat can be hard when you are unsure of the options on the market and the specific styles that would fit your desired experience best. When choosing a boat, it is important to consider various factors, and here we can help you with anything you need.
The first thing you do before renting a boat is deciding what are you planning to do on that day. Whether it is going to be a cruise to close destinations or just a little getaway with friends and family, you have to know in advance to make the proper arrangements. If you decide to go on a cruise, then you will need a big boat with a captain to guide you and a complete program to follow.
At DREAMSWIM we offer two kinds of cruises: the Daily Private Cruise to Mount Athos, where you have a tour to the second and third peninsula of Halkidiki, and have an amazing time visiting beautiful destinations as well as the Daily Private Cruise to Vourvourou Island, where you can explore the whole area of Diaporos and Vourvourou and swim in mesmerizing emerald waters all day long!
Otherwise, you can always rent a small boat without the guidance of a captain and visit the exotic spot of Diaporos, which is a safe destination to go to and have an amazing time there with your loved ones.
2. PRICE RANGE
The prices of boat rental range depending on the size of the boat, as well as how long you plan on renting it. It is obvious that small boats are less expensive than larger ones, and of course, you pay less if you decide to use them for a little amount of time. You have the option to choose between half-day rentals and full-day rentals. In half day rental, you’ll get 4 hours on the water, and in a full-day rental, you’ll get 8 hours long the choice is yours! The price is also higher if you choose to have a captain for the day or do a cruise. Regardless of your price range though, at DREAMSWIM we always have the right boat for you!
3. PEOPLE CAPACITY-SIZE OF THE BOAT
Of course, when deciding to rent a boat, you first decide on the reason, why you are looking for a boat hire. Whether you want to throw a party, have a big gathering with family and friends, or just wish to have a chill and calm day on the water, the number of people you will be on board with should correlate with the boat size you are looking for to rent.
If your group is large, then you will need a boat with a capacity of 12 people, or if you hold a license then you could get one of our bigger engine boats with a capacity of up to 10 people. Smaller boats with a capacity of up to 5 or 6 people come into consideration if you will be a small group. We always suggest that the boat needs to be spacious enough compared to the number of people on the boat for you to feel comfortable, especially on a full-day rental.
4. SUITABLE EQUIPMENT AVAILABILITY
The boat equipment is a huge factor to be taken into consideration when choosing a boat to hire. It is very important nowadays that the boat is fully equipped with a GPS to fully guide you to the places you can visit and allow you to know where the dangerous spots are. We all have mobile phones with maps on them, but it is not the same, and they cannot guide you that well in the open sea, so when you rent a boat make sure that the boat rental has GPS systems, maps, and charts on every boat for your convenience.
Another factor to consider while renting a boat is the safety equipment. According to the law, all boats should carry basic safety equipment for all passengers, kids, and adults. Before starting your trip you must make sure that the company provides you and your group with life jackets for every person, an emergency kit, and an anchor for the boat. These few items will make sure your boat trip will be safe and enjoyable.