This is music to our ears!  We all know about the fantastic Airbnb brand – well a brand new start-up called Antlos is doing the same thing online but for sailing holidays, making private boat charter holidays mega cheap!

Calling itself the Airbnb of the Seas, Antlos is set to ruin the elitism of private boat charter holidays in the British Virgin Islands, preserved as such for so long. Hurrah!  I am all set for that!

Steering-225x300So by connecting yacht owners with consumers directly, the service cuts out the charter brokers and agents who have successfully maintained high costs for such luxury getaways for so long. By contrast, Antlos offers truly genuine and authentic experiences, providing boat and yacht owners the freedom to set their own rates and offer flexible dates, locations, and completely customisable itineraries. The site’s prices even include fuel costs, marina fees and other expenses, foiling what has previously been an extra money maker for operators.

To give you some examples of the boats travellers can book, here are three hot one’s going right now:

British Virgin Islands: Cruise around the BVIS from £110pp.

Ibiza: Sail around beautiful Ibiza and Formentera from £55pp.

Greece: Explore the incredible Greek Ionian from £65pp.

(prices are for the whole boat rental and per person per space in a double cabin.)

For consumers, Antlos is a showcase of carefully selected, privately-owned and fully skippered boats. Guests can choose from a single place on a boat, a private cabin or an entire yacht for their exclusive use.

All boats come with a fully licenced skipper who acts as both host and guide, meaning there’s no need to know how to actually sail – guests can simply experience the celebrity lifestyle as they are chauffeured around the Caribbean at their leisure. No secret hideaway will be safe as the knowledgeable skippers, familiar with the spectacular Caribbean waters, will be able to sail guests to secret hotspots around the beautiful Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke and Anegada.

From as little as £64 a day, guests will be able to sail around unique rock formations, enjoy fresh lobster and seafood, explore white sandy beaches, kite surf and sleep on beautiful turquoise waters.

To view the extensive range of options on offer, visit Antlos  and follow on Twitter @Antlos