Nowboat founder Giovanni Alessi shares his personal trip recommendations and travel accessories to take on your next sailing adventure.
When it comes to vacations, cruises are a great way to travel, explore, and see multiple cities. After all, who hasn?t dreamt of sailing up a riviera or taking a cruise around beautiful islands far off the mainland" For those who want a more intimate trip though, one with far less tourists and a captain who truly knows the waters, Nowboat is a new global service to consider that connects travelers to captains who want to offer up their fleets and adventures, kind of like a Hotels.com of boats and cruises. All listings are personally vetted by Nowboat so you can choose your adventures without worry, and they?re available in over 50 countries. If you?re considering giving up a few paid vacation days to sail around the word, read on to see which trips Nowboat founder Giovanni Alessi personally recommends, as well the 6 essential accessories he packs himself.
1. 1 Day Private Charter in Hong Kong
This is a private charter in Hong Kong, where the captain, Eric, will customize an itinerary for the adventure you?re looking for. From snorkeling and wakeboarding, to relaxation and great food, Eric will suggest destinations like the magical Wildest Beach, quintessential Long Ke Beach, clear and clean Silvermine Bay Beach, and the modern Macau Lights for a personalized East-meets-West experience. I?ve had the pleasure of joining Eric on the Numarine many times; it really is an exciting and incredible yacht, and one of the best ways to experience our beloved Hong Kong, where I call home.
2. Bike & Boat on board of Ave Maria in Lombardy, Italy
Italy, the country where I come from, hosts a different kind of water adventure: bike and boat. On this trip, each guest is given a bike to get around during the day, on land, and the boat serves as a sort of floating hotel for meals, accommodation, and to give the option of a lazy ...