Sailing around the world is no easy task, but these days, it’s far from impossible. You see anyone from seniors to teenagers travelling around the world by boat, so, as long as your plan and prepare, there is no reason that you can’t do it too. As long as you are aware of the risks, the costs, and everything that you need to apply for, buy, and book, your dream can become true. Here is a short and simplified guide for you to follow.
Get A Boat
Of course, your first step is going to be acquiring a boat, after all, you can’t travel around the world by boat without one. There are many ways that you can do this if you haven’t got one already. You can obviously buy one, or rent one from a website like sailfree.com.au, but this is going to be expensive, and might not be an expense that you can afford. Alternatively, you could volunteer to be on the crew of another boat or find a way to get on a research ship. You do not have to be a scientist for this, as the researchers will also need cooks, cleaners, and crew.
Plan Your Trip
Planning your trip isn’t going to be easy, and often takes people a few years to plan and consider everything. First of all, you’re going to need to figure out where you want to visit, and the route that you’re going to take to get there, all the while ensuring that you’re going to be safe the entire time. You should figure out how long it’s going to take you so that your loved ones will have a general timeline. You also need to makes sure that you have all of the paperwork that you need, including visas and insurance.
Prepare For Your Trip
There is a lot of preparation that needs to take place before you can set sail. Firstly, you need to visit your doctor and see if there are any vaccinations that you need to have for the countries you’re visiting. You can check this for yourself at either traveldoctor.co.nz or travelvax.com.au. They can also give you an exam, and check that you’re healthy enough to embark on such a journey. You will also need to stock your boat with non-perishable food, water, hygiene products, clothes, a first-aid kit, and anything else you’ll need in case of an emergency. You will also need to ensure that you don’t have any bills that need to be paid before you leave, figure out what you’re going to do with your house, and give your loved ones a travel itinerary.
Once all of the planning and preparation is over, there is nothing to do but crack open the champagne and set sail. While you’re away, be sure that you’re regularly checking your boat for any damage, and be sure that all of your equipment is working. You should also make sure to stay safe, keep out of dangerous areas, and follow the laws of the area you’re visiting at all times. Other than this, just make sure that you have fun.