Sailboats can be really fun especially when you are on vacation. It is one of the most popular and rewarding water activities that you can enjoy. Since Punta Cana is a touristic spot in the Caribbean there are frequent excursions to spend time in a boat relaxing, generally in a catamaran sailboat.
Other activities like surfing and windsurfing are practiced too; however, a trip on the sea can accomplish more than one thing.
Besides feeling the ocean breeze as you let go of all your worries; they are used to travel to exotic scuba diving spots such as the waters near Saona island and Catalina isle plus the nearby shipwrecks that otherwise would be hard to reach. The boats can also be used for some adventuring as you sail in the Caribbean from island to island.
Not everybody can
handle a trip in a sailboat, some prefer being away from them to
prevent becoming seasick. Fortunately knowing a bit about the design
and type of a sailboat can be very helpful when selecting a tour to
explore the waters around Punta Cana (the last thing you want is to
become seasick just as you are about to embark on an unforgettable
Punta Cana adventure).
There are many kinds; they can be classified according to their size, hull, keel type, configuration of masts and purpose. Small and big sailboats behave a bit differently also the classification by the hull can really simplify matters for those that are not that experienced but want practical results. The monohulls, the catamarans and the trimarans are all different types according to the hull classification. Older models are generally monohulls, they can obtain greater structural integrity but those boats types have several disadvantages. Monohulls take longer to accelerate, are heavier, are harder to maneuver and can easily sink. The only way to avoid the sinking problem is if the boat is made with buoyant foam or has air tanks installed.
modern multihull models like catamaran sailboats and trimarans are
capable of moving faster, having greater acceleration and avoid the
sinking problem. Some models are so well designed that even if all the
compartments in the boat are filled with water it can still float. Of
course not everything is perfect with the multihulls; in rough weather
conditions you have to rely on your experience to know when you have to
shorten the sail. Since they are very stable even when the wind is
getting stronger is hard to tell when is going to be too much for the
sail to handle which can lead to capsizing. In the case of monohulls,
heel will give you a hint on when is time to reduce the sail to avoid
capsizing and even if it does their design will allow it to right
boat during your vacation can be a great idea, however, you should keep
in mind certain things. You need a good budget that can cover a boat
and your meals also if you are not experienced you will need a crew
which means additional expenses. Depending on who is going to accompany
you in your trip you can choose different boats types that adjust to
your needs like a monohull or a catamaran. Monohulls tend to rock in
the water a lot so if you or someone accompanying you gets seasick
easily you will not want one. Some types like the catamarans, on
other hand, are more stable which drastically decrease the chances of
being seasick plus they are more private. Another important thing to
keep in mind is the weather conditions and the activities you want to
do as you travel.
Certain boats are more appropriate for longer trips than others. Island hopers that just want to chill from port to port will probably find the catamaran to be the better alternative as it can move faster than other types and have more than enough space to have a good time comfortably. Other daring and adventurous people that just want to find that perfect scuba diving spot and explore the sea tend to go with the monohull boats.