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Sleeping on a boat and travelling by boat, is it scary?

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1. Posted by Ilove2travel (Inactive 1 posts) 9w

Hello everybody!
My name is Serena and I'm 18 years old.
I've always travelled with my parents and we visited lot of beautiful places!
Next Summer I'll graduated and I'm already talking with my friends about the journey of our lifes!!! We will be fre!!!!
This will be my first trip withour my family and I'm really scared of it!
We found a very nice website with a lot of beautiful boats -snip- and we decided that we will book boat and we'll go for a trip of two weeks around Greece.
I have never slept on a boat and I'm afraid because I know that somethimes people sleep not in the port but in the middle of the sea.
Is it dangerous? There isn't too much waves?

[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. ]

2. Posted by OldPro (Respected Member 286 posts) 9w

Some people get seasick and some do not. No one can tell you how you will be in that regard.

However, of more concern to me is the site you reference. As far as I can see, it is the on water equivalent of Uber or Airbnb. You rent directly from an owner and there is no company who guarantees you anything. You mention, "a trip of 2 weeks around Greece." If you mean you are going to rent the boat and crew to sail around for 2 weeks, then this is not a site I would suggest you use if you do not have the knowledge and experience of sailing to know what you are getting into.

Is the skipper licensed to carry paying passengers? Is the boat properly equipped to carry paying passengers? Is the boat insured for paying passengers? These are just the first questions I would need answers to before booking a charter.

Look at a reputable charter company like Sunsail.com and compare what you find in terms of qualifications, boat equipment and insurance. I think you will find quite a difference.

3. Posted by SailBoat (Inactive 1 posts) 6w

Good Afternoon,
I think that before going for a trip of two weeks you should try to sleep for a couple of days on a boat, in order to understand if you will suffer seasickness. Infact is spreading the idea of sleeping on a boat in the port instead of an hotel so you could try in this way: I love waking up on the surface of the sea with the first rays of the sun on me.
If you will be fine you could live one of the most beautiful vacation of your life!
I tried -snip- and I really liked the design of the website, the services that it offers and the way that they manage the bookings.
I booked four charters trips and one overnight on board and i'm really satisfied of each of these experience: I liked the boats, the hosts and the places of course.
Everybody should try a boat experience! Once that you try it you would spend all your holidays at the sea!

[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. ]

4. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1653 posts) 6w

My name is Serena and I'm 18 years old.

Bunch of young naive teenage girls all by themselves out to sea with a company of unknown record - what could go wrong? Have a nice time and return home safely? End up being sold into a harem as a sex slave? Fall in love or lust with a deck hand? Fall overboard?

Why not book a cruise with a larger ship which will take the movement of the sea more comfortably and you also have many other tourists with you. Safety in numbers!

There are some travel forums that have more information on cruising.

http://www.fodors.com/community/cruises/
http://www.touropia.com/best-party-islands-around-the-world/

  • * There are tablets you can take for seasickness.

Summer 2017 is enough time to nail things down. Maybe by then you will have a different destination in mind like Koh Phangan or Benidorm.

Have fun but don't end up in jail or worse!

5. Posted by Peter (Admin 5811 posts) 6w

Well, no surprises, but Sailboat and Ilove2travel were the same person. Both banned, but I'll leave the discussion for the other comments.

6. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2458 posts) 6w

Sailboat's impression of a young girl is hilarious though. Thanks for not deleting his comments, too funny...

Cheers,
Terry

7. Posted by peaktimetravels (Budding Member 9 posts) 6w

8. Posted by The Atlas (Budding Member 2 posts) 5w

I totally agree with Serena @ karazyal

Safety in numbers!

Greece is great but I also love the gorgeous waters of the Adriatic Sea. And...it's a phenomenal place for 18 - 25yr olds in July and August. Best note...you only move on the boat between islands and sleep in the harbors. So...if you feel nervous, you can get off the boat for awhile and check out the cool villages.:)

9. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2458 posts) 5w

Quoting The Atlas

I totally agree with Serena @ karazyal

Safety in numbers!

Greece is great but I also love the gorgeous waters of the Adriatic Sea. And...it's a phenomenal place for 18 - 25yr olds in July and August. Best note...you only move on the boat between islands and sleep in the harbors. So...if you feel nervous, you can get off the boat for awhile and check out the cool villages.:)

Read the thread.

Serena isn't a real person. It's someone trying to rent sailboats who is pretending to be a young girl.

Cheers,
Terry

10. Posted by OldPro (Respected Member 286 posts) 5w

Regarding the comment by The Atlas (new member), I often wonder how many people DO NOT read previous responses before adding their own.

To be fair, if someone is responding to an OP, there is no real reason why they should read previous responses other than perhaps to see if they will only be repeating what someone else has already said I suppose.

So to The Atlas, I would say, you were trying to be helpful and that's a good thing but you MAY want to consider at least scanning previous responses to get a sense of what has been said and WHEN. I say when because sometimes a thread that is years old is responded to by someone and then others start responding not realizing it is that old either. A recent example was a 7 year old thread!