The UK coastline is an incredible, and often overlooked, part of the world for sailing ‘staycations’ that are on the rise.
Majority of British travellers are intending to plan a UK holiday in the summer of 2022, suggesting that ‘the Great British staycation’ was not just a short-term solution to the coronavirus pandemic.
Setting out on the open water, soaking up the sunshine and discovering new places are just a few of the things to look forward to with a sailing holiday closer to home. 2022 is set to be a record-breaking year for boating holidays with bookings for May far outweighing recent years.
The global leader for boat rental, Click&Boat, have doubled their bookings from April to May and also, bookings from May 2022 compared May 2021 are seven times higher. Sailing regulars and first timers alike can make the most of private boat charters through Click&Boat for a day outing or a week-long escape. Southampton and Portsmouth are the most popular places in the UK to set sail and there’s a great variety of boats to hire available.
Southampton has always been a major port. It is still to this day the home port of some of the largest cruise ships in the world but is also an incredible opportunity for a luxury yacht charter, boat hire or sailboat holidays with Click&Boat. Ramosseas is one of the best options, based at the UK’s only 5* Marina Ocean Village in Southampton.
It is a superb boat and sets the benchmark for unrivalled space, flexibility and accommodation due to its wide beam of almost 15 feet. Choosing this boat in Southampton, a place which is classed among those in the nautic community as the mecca of UK sailing, is undoubtedly an unforgettable experience.
Portsmouth is the UK’s only island city where sailors can explore miles of coastline and centuries of history. It is one of the best places to rent a boat, and a great destination for sailing all year round. It is known for its maritime heritage and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. There are many boats to choose from, and one of Click&Boat’s recommendations is Grand Cru, a flagship 56ft yacht which offers spacious cabins and guarantees first class sailing experience.