The 5 Best Sailing Playlists

It is said that each memory has a soundtrack of its own. So, why don't we add some rhythm to your sailing vacation? Picture yourself enjoying the best sunsets, trying the tastiest dishes onboard and listening to the waves mix with some special tracks. Sounds like a plan, doesn't it? So, why not adding some... Continue Reading →

5 Reasons to Sail in Spain on your next Holidays

The Iberian peninsula and its islands are some of the most desired destinations regardless of the season. Especially British and Italians really love to sail in Spain. The climate, the excellent value for money, as well as ports and facilities for sailors, the exquisite food and rich cultural heritage, the good air connections, the hospitality,... Continue Reading →

Sailing with Children – Useful Tips

Boat holidays represent a different way of exploring new destinations and this applies to both adults and children. Actually, just because you have a family you don't have to quit on the idea of a fantastic vacation at sea. You might think that it can be stressful, but the truth is that sailing with children... Continue Reading →

Top 5 Sailing Apps – Part II

In the previous blog post about the best sailing apps, we promised that we'd published another post on the same topic soon. And here we are with other five apps for sailors and boaters that you will find extremely useful during your sailing holidays. 1. Aye Tides   Price: IOS $7.99 AyeTides displays tides and... Continue Reading →

Pirates, Privateers, Corsairs, Buccaneers: All the Differences

Visual and literary traditions tend to use the terms pirates, privateers, corsairs, buccaneers, more or less interchangeably. These words indeed have similar meanings, but there are significant differences. That's why in this article we want to clarify any doubt by highlighting their principal characteristics and explaining their origins. The Stereotype of Pirate in Popular Culture Stories and legends... Continue Reading →

10 Useful Tips for First-Timer Sailors

Choose the destination first, then the boat according to the cruising area selected and the crew’s needs, agree on a budget that fits anyone, on the dates… we can say that organizing a holiday, it’s not easy, at all! Sometimes planning a sailing journey can take even months! Moreover, after all the “hard work” for... Continue Reading →

The Ultimate French Riviera Sailing Itinerary

One-Week Sailing Holidays in Côte d'Azur from Le Lavandou (Bormes-les-Mimosas) The French Riviera is beautiful, sophisticated, authentic, but above all, intensely blue. That's what marks the alluring south-eastern coast that standing out in France and in the Mediterranean for its blue-coloured sea which gives its name to this area, the Côte d'Azur. It is especially... Continue Reading →

Sailing Itinerary in Croatia: Route from Split

Croatia is an idyllic Mediterranean destination in central and southeast Europe, with thousands of islands and unbelievably blue waters. With its rich biodiversity, the country's vegetation ranges from its Alpine regions to its breathtaking coast and islands. If you are looking for secluded coves and fishing villages steeped in history, the Dalmatian coast is your... Continue Reading →

Your Route in St Martin with Points of Interest

With its International Airport and the most spectacular landing ever experienced, St Martin is the perfect point of departure to sail around pristine beaches! However, there are so many other reasons to fall in love with St Martin. Most of the visitors choose this sailing destination for its cosmopolitan atmosphere. Besides its crystal clear waters... Continue Reading →

St Lucia Sailing Route from Rodney Bay

Santa Lucia is an excellent choice if you're looking for a  stunning place of unspoiled nature and postcard-like scenery as a backdrop for your sailing week. It is a small Caribbean island, located between Martinique and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, in the middle of the Lesser Antilles. It is a volcanic island, easily recognizable by the... Continue Reading →

The Perfect 7-Days Sailing Itinerary in Guadeloupe

Making a list of what to see and create an exhaustive sailing itinerary in Guadeloupe is not easy. Beaches, rainforests, the famous volcano of La Soufrière still active, coral reefs, two nature reserves and small islands all around...everything here makes the archipelago a destination of a thousand shades and colours. Guadeloupe resembles a beautiful butterfly... Continue Reading →

The Best BVI Sailing Itinerary: Route and Distances

The British Virgin Islands In the logbook of every sailor. Thus, don't wait any longer and sail throughout its islands plenty of sun-soaked beaches, lush rainforests, impressive rock formations, traditional world-renowned bars and protected harbours. The archipelago displays more than fifty islands, of which 16 are entirely uninhabited. The largest ones, which are also the... Continue Reading →

The Best 7-Day Phuket Sailing Itinerary

Phuket is undoubtedly one of those places that everyone should visit once in a lifetime. From its countryside to the extraordinary coastlines and islands, you will see all the best of Thailand: Buddhist temples, fishing villages, stunning vegetation, and much more! The area of Phuket, as well as that of Phang Nga Bay and other... Continue Reading →

3 Exclusive Things to See in Spain by Boat

Spain is one of the most captivating destinations in the Mediterranean. Besides its trademark lifestyle, there is much more to admire and many sights to behold. From historical places of interest in its cozy towns to paradisiacal beaches, there is no shortage of things to see in Spain, from the countryside to the coasts, and... Continue Reading →

3 Exclusive Things to See in Croatia by Boat

No wonder why so many people choose Croatia for their summer holidays. With its endless beaches and the incredible amount of islands of all sort and sizes, Croatia is a paradise for sailors and beachgoers. However, not only the beaches seduce all its visitors. Its medieval towns are truly architectural treasures and are among the... Continue Reading →

3 Exclusive Things to See in Greece by Boat

This summer would you like to find yourself between two worlds and enjoy modern amenities and ancient remnants? Well, in Greece you can you have it all in just one cruise! Mainly characterised by sun-bleached beaches, Greece will welcome with a variety of treasures and some of the most appealing attractions in the world: a... Continue Reading →

Best boating destinations to uncover in Italy

Italy is renowned for its best boating, exciting water activities and nautical lifestyle. There are plenty of popular destinations for on-water getaways you must discover. Therefore, if you want to dream big and plan a boating vacation for 2017, Italy has it all. Venice Situated on the north end of the Adriatic Sea, Venice is... Continue Reading →

Posidonia in Balearics, a treasure to be preserved

Enjoy your hire boat whilst also protecting the environment Posidonia is an aquatic plant that is endemic to the Mediterranean. It has similar characteristics to land plants, blossoming in autumn and producing floating fruits in spring that are colloquially knows as “sea olives”. This aquatic plant forms marine meadows and has enormous ecological importance, as,... Continue Reading →

Sailing itinerary for Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura, in the Canary Islands archipelago (Spain), is a place that mixes the desert landscape of some islands in the area with beautiful white sand beaches that you can find in others. In short, it is a really complete place for an on board vacation, so we bring you this 7-day sailing itinerary for Fuerteventura. You can relax... Continue Reading →

TOP10 Caribbean Cuisine (part1)

For hundreds of years, Caribbean countries have been influenced by many different cultures. Among other things, this has made very rich and varied the cuisine of this part of the world. There we find dishes of European, African or American inspiration, but always keeping the Caribbean essence. With local ingredients, they cook authentic Caribbean delicacies. This... Continue Reading →

Sailing itinerary for Saint Lucia

Santa Lucia is a small Caribbean island, located between Martinique and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, in the middle of the Lesser Antilles. It is a volcanic island and is easily recognizable by the Pitons, two majestic cones covered with lush vegetation and which also appear on the flag of this Caribbean nation. This destination... Continue Reading →

Sailing Itinerary for Lanzarote

Lanzarote is an island of the Spanish archipelago of the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean. Each of the territories of this area has a distinct and beautiful landscape, and Lanzarote is no exception. This volcanic island has areas of brown or black desert that sometimes make you feel like on the Moon. And also... Continue Reading →

Cannes Yachting Festival

Cannes Yachting Festival took place between the 8th and the 13th of September. This event brings together every year -and there have been 38 already- the most modern yachts by the best shipyards and it is considered the most important boating festival in Europe. From BoatBureau we bring you the news of this edition and the most spectacular... Continue Reading →

TOP10 Best Sailing Apps (part 1)

In the XXI century, paper maps are cool and vintage, but sometimes there are much more useful applications for your smartphone. Or at least, complementary to the traditional sailing tools. From BoatBureau we present the TOP10 Best Sailing Apps, an applications list that will make your life easier and fun on board. Here are the... Continue Reading →

Sailing itinerary for Bahamas (Abacos)

The Bahamas is an archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean very similar to the Caribbean in its features. Just a few miles from the United States, it is a beautiful vacation destination where the waters are so clear that the naked eye can see up to 60 meters deep. This archipelago consists of over 700 islands... Continue Reading →

World Surf League

You probably remember the video of the surfer Mick Fanning being attacked by a shark that went viral last July. Fanning was taking part of the J-Bay Open, one of the events of the professional surf schedule. Every year beaches of all over the world hold the masculine, feminine and junior main competitions of this... Continue Reading →

Sailing itinerary for Martinique

Martinique is a French island in the southeastern Caribbean known as the Flower of the Caribbean for its spectacular nature. The northern part of the island is volcanic and has wild vegetation, with surprising black sand beaches. And the southern part is a bit drier and is where most tourist facilities and long white beaches... Continue Reading →

TOP10 Best Mediterranean Marinas (part 2)

Sailing in the Mediterranean is always a wonderful experience, and along this sea you can find exclusive marinas that will make you fall in love. We present the second part of our TOP10 Best Mediterranean Marinas list. We have chosen these positions based on many characteristics, including the price of the berth, the location and the... Continue Reading →

TOP10 Best Mediterranean Marinas (part 1)

Along the Mediterranean and its adjacent seas (Aegean, Adriatic ...) there are hundreds of ports and marinas. They are of different sizes, shapes and capacities, but they all have their own charm. We have selected our favorites and we show them to you in this TOP10 Best Mediterranean Marinas. The classification corresponds to several criteria such as... Continue Reading →

Sailing itinerary for Guadeloupe

Guadeloupe is a beautiful butterfly in the middle of the Caribbean Sea, formed by the islands of Grande-Terre and Basse-Terre. Every wing of the butterfly is unique and special: Basse-Terre is mountainous and wet, while Grande-Terre is flat and has large beaches. Also, under the butterfly there are islands of different sizes, where you can... Continue Reading →

Sailing itinerary for Fethiye

Fethiye, in the very heart of the Turkish Lycian Coast, is one of the most idyllic places in Turkey to sail. Its coast has all the ingredients for a wonderful week sailing with a gulet or other type of rental boat. Cliffs and Mediterranean vegetation blend with clean beautiful turquoise waters and picture beaches. And along... Continue Reading →

Sailing itinerary for Crete

Crete is the biggest island in Greece and one of the largest in the Mediterranean. Besides its extension, Crete is important for being one of the places in Europe with more history. It was home to the Minoan civilization, which lived between 2700 B.C.E. and 1420 A.D.; it is one of the oldest that lived in the European territory. For... Continue Reading →

Songs for Sailing, the Spotify playlist

In BoatBureau we belive in #enjoyboating, the sailing with pleasure way of life. In the sea you can live unique experiences. There is nothing like the breeze moving your hair, the sun caressing your skin, the sound of the waves against the sides and the smell of salt. But we also know that the seasoning... Continue Reading →

Sailing itinerary for Liguria

The Ligurian Coast, also known as the Italian Riviera is one of the most picturesque places of the Mediterranean. There are small villages with colorful houses scattered throughout the coastline, gracefully placed on small hills. In the ports there are many fishing boats, but also yachts belonging to Europeans and tourists of other nationalities who want... Continue Reading →

TOP 5 Best Foods of the Adriatic

The Adriatic, located between the Balkans and the Italian peninsula, offers a cuisine that mixes the best of the Mediterranean diet with dishes and ingredients more typical of continental Europe. If you have chosen boat rentals in this area or you plan to visit Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro or the east coast of Italy, we suggest... Continue Reading →

Sailing itinerary for Barcelona

Barcelona is one of the main tourist destinations, not only in Europe but in the whole world. It is famous for the architecture of Gaudi, its festivals and its atmosphere, football, and Mediterranean cuisine and a wonderful climate. But also the nearest coast of this cosmopolitan city has a lot to offer. From BoatBureau we suggest... Continue Reading →

2015 Cannes Film Festival

On Wednesday, May 13th, the 2015 Cannes Film Festival begins, and it will run until Sunday, 24th. The film La Tête haute (Standing Tall) by the French director Emmanuelle Bercot will be shown as the festival opening. On the other hand, Le Glace et le Ciel (Ice and Sky), by the a French director, Luc... Continue Reading →

Sailing itinerary in Sicily

Sicily is the largest island of Italy and its extension allows having a huge geographic and landscape diversity. It offers volcanic regions combined with long coastlines of white sand and crystal clear waters. And on land, its historical heritage is majestic and monuments abound from various eras. If you are passionate about sailing and and you are not... Continue Reading →

Sailing itinerary for Göcek

Göcek Bay is one of the best places to sail in Turkey, chosen by Turkish sailors as well as by people of other nationalities. This 7-day sailing itinerary for Göcek will help you discover this area of southern Anatolia Peninsula. You can enjoy the beautiful Mediterranean landscape, a pleasant weather and crystal clear water in which to... Continue Reading →

Tips on how to choose sunglasses

Now that the good weather is here, it is the moment to have in mind that our eyes can suffer with sunlight if we do not protect them correctly. Especially if you are going to sail, your eyes will be exposed to a huge amount of sunlight every day. From BoatBureau we show you some some... Continue Reading →

Sailing itinerary for Ibiza

Ibiza is one of the most famous islands in the Mediterranean, known for its parties. But it also has beautiful villages to visit and beaches to relax during the day. From BoatBureau we suggest a 7-day sailing itinerary for Ibiza for you to know all the sides of this island. And we include three days... Continue Reading →

Sailing itinerary for Dubrovnik

Croatia is becoming one of the most popular European destinations. With a unique offer of culture and beach, this Adriatic country has the perfect ingredients for an unforgettable vacation. In BoatBureau we suggest you a 7-day sailing itinerary for Dubrovnik. You will know a city that will surprise you and sail the islands and bays around it.... Continue Reading →

Sailing itinerary for Corsica

Corsica, in the Mediterranean Sea, is the largest French island and it has a fantastic natural wealth, both on the coast and on the mountainous inland. From BoatBureau we suggest you a 7-day sailing itinerary for Corsica for you to enjoy its marine face but also for, if you want, go into the mainland. Boat... Continue Reading →

Sailing itinerary for Seychelles

The Seychelles Islands, in the Indian Ocean, are one of the ultimate beach destinations in the world. We suggest a sailing itinerary for Seychelles of 7 days so you will not miss any of its wonders. With boat rentals in Mahe or Prasilin you will have complete freedom to explore the quiet white sand beaches... Continue Reading →

Itinerary of Sardinia

The Costa Esmeralda in the north of Sardinia is a luxury tourist destination of beaches with turquoise water and white sand, which every summer attracts celebrities from around the world. While navigating these coasts, you will experience the heart of the Mediterranean. Disconnect from the stresses of the city and discover how easy it is... Continue Reading →

Itinerary of Phuket

Phuket is full of wonders to see, but some islands, accessible only by boat, offer unique experiences. Many areas remain excellent snorkeling and diving places, while others boast beautiful stretches of sand where lie down and relax without thinking about anything other than what exists around you. Enjoy with this itinerary of Phuket!   Day... Continue Reading →

Top 10 diving sites (Part II)

In the part I of Top 10 diving sites we said that there were many reasons why diving changes your life. Among our Top 10 diving sites we talked about the Australian Great Barrier Reef; the underwater scenery of Koh Tao; the huge marine animals of the Seychelles; the shipwrecks of the Balearic Islands; and the atolls of... Continue Reading →

Itinerary through Turkey, Bodrum.

The bay of Bodrum appears on the point where the Aegean and Mediterranean meet. This is one of the most charming places in Turkey and most desired to sail either catamaran, yacht, sailboat or gulet. The 'Turkish Riviera' mixes its historical and artistic heritage with its beautiful turquoise beaches with white sand and its lively,... Continue Reading →

Itinerary for the Virgin Islands, Tortola

In the logbook of every sailor must be the British Virgin Islands. A paradise that makes you relive distant times and create new memories. If you have not already sailed its waters, a lovely gift is waiting for you. 50 islands and cays, of calm seas, constant winds and simple navigation. Perfect destination for beginners... Continue Reading →

Itinerary of the Saronic Islands, Athens

Athens, capital of Greece, cradle of civilization, crowns a country identified with the sea and sailing for thousands of years. The Saronic Gulf is located in front of it bringing an unlimited range of experience at the helm. Charming bays and marinas await you in a picturesque and vivid adventure through immemorial destinations. Navigation Good... Continue Reading →

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015

A world tour. Seven teams. Eleven ports. Nine stages. 38,739 nautical miles. A technical stop. 27 days for stage sailing the ocean. A goal. This is the fate that awaits the sailors this weekend have been released to sail the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015. An adventure not suitable for the faint hearted. The teams  The... Continue Reading →

Sailing the Southern Caribbean

Sailing from island to island by yacht, sailboat or catamaran is undoubtedly the best way to enjoy the charm of the Caribbean in a single trip. We propose an itinerary through the volcanic island arc forming the Antilles. All the taste of the Caribbean in a few miles! DAY 1: Martinique - Saint Lucia (40... Continue Reading →

Sailing a week in the Cyclades

As a good navigator you know that a private boat trip is unlike any other experience. The sensation produced by the breeze and the open sea; freedom to anchor where you want; the security of a good boat and a skipper who you can trust ... But there is something that makes magical your trip:... Continue Reading →

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