Round 5: Rent a boat and escape from winter


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It hasn’t officially started yet, but the mere idea that winter is just around the corner makes you cringe. Only solution? Look ahead and start planning a warm weather sailing getaway. There are solutions for all tastes and wallets. Escaping to the Caribbean when temperatures drop below freezing here is everyone’s dream, but you can also aim for something closer and cheaper that won’t also “cool” your bank account. An example? The Canary Islands Archipelago: if you are lucky, booking a little in advance in the period from December to February a flight to Gran Canaria can cost you around 200 euros and the charter of a Beneteau Oceanis 48 costs around 2,700 per week for a crew of up to ten people. In winter, the weather in the Atlantic archipelago is perfect: average temperatures around 20° and moderate winds. If, on the other hand, your desire is to escape far away, here are some pointers for a week-long cruise to Caribbean paradise in the time frame from December to March. The Caribbean, if you are a lover of convenience, is the realm of catamarans, which allow you to get virtually to the beach without hassle. A Lagoon 400 chartered to the British Virgin Islands costs about 6,500 euros to share among eight people. On the other hand, if you have a more sporty spirit, we tease you with a Pogo 30 that you can rent in Martinique for about 1,800 euros per week for eight people.

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