Why Your Best Weekend Short Break in 2018 will be Spent on a Boat


If you’re thinking you need a break from work, you are probably right.

Rather than having to listen to one more work-life balance talk, rather spend that time wisely booking your next [harbour] city break and look forward to that instead!

Perhaps even leaving the Thursday evening and working from home the Friday can make it doable.

If you are thinking of getting away for a weekend, we salute you.

No for real. Let’s be honest — It does takes a degree of determination to realize that you’ve had enough of standard brunch and cinema (Brunema?) weekends.

Sometimes you just hit that natural point when you realize that it is officially time to do something different in order to make this weekend or long weekend truly worthwhile.

So, if you are thinking of getting away for the weekend, why not do it on a boat? Even a half day sail is enough to give you a taste of those yachters living permanently at sea.

While going on a boat has clear instagram benefits, it also has health and physiological benefits worth noting.

For when your friend asks why you should go on a boat, here they go:

1. Good Oxygen

Yup. Fresh sea air has benefits that surpass the benefits of regular, city-traffic-infused air. Quality oxygen alone make it a great investment for your body.

If you cycle to work and you find yourself waiting behind cars endlessly you may be inhaling their fumes unknowingly which is not optimal.

“Sea air is charged with healthy negative ions that accelerate our ability to absorb oxygen. Negative ions also balance levels of seratonin, a body chemical linked with mood and stress. Which is why after a holiday you feel more alert, relaxed and energised.”

- NAOMI COLEMAN

Thanks Naomi!

When you are out in the middle of the sea or ocean, you enjoy filling your lungs with stress-free, non-recycled, loved-by-dolphins clean air which does wonders to help clear your mind and your spirit — especially if you work crazy hours and call bullshit on all those bland work life balance articles.

*Except it would be on a boat. Some of our yachts do come with fun inflatables though.

2. Unplug from everything

Detox baby. Even detoxing for a few hours is the equivalent of fully immersing yourself in everything that is not wired. In many of the locations we sail connectivity is reduced which helps you to tune out completely. We would encourage you to turn off your data/wifi on a boat to soak in the whole experience.

3. Side effects include abs

Im not kidding. Our professional skippers can’t do it alone, and you will need to help out and be a reliable crew member, which involves a series of what just happens to be core and ab workouts. Hoisting the sail, Pulling sheets (ropes), preparing for a tack, dropping the anchor, pulling the anchor, hanging the fenders. It’s an active weekend, but you will be doing so much and learning so much about what it takes to be a captain that you will forget it’s a workout. But it’s a workout.

4. Purpose-built for chilling

The Mediterranean breeze blowing through your hair. The sensation of staring into an infinite horizon. Walking about the deck back and forth as the boat glazes through the waves . There are fewer things more serenading than being on a boat, which make it the ultimate way to spend your short break. Take that time to read a book, exchange stories with your fellow travelers, lay down in one of the private cabins, or listen to your favorite music.

*The first result is a boat. That’s gotta be a sign.

5. It’s truly different

Why settle for another typical city break weekend when you can add a twist to it?

Ready to plan a boat trip? Go to Boatide.


If you want to join one of our regular weekend boat trips, or plan your own, get in touch with us on FB!

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