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Yachting is one of the most idyllic ways to travel the world and it’s no secret that yachting, synonymous with adventure, luxury and relaxation, can provide the type of extraordinary getaway you’ve always dreamed of. Fortunately, there are plenty of places and sun soaked coastlines to explore around the world.
But before setting sail, you’ll want to find the ideal yacht that fits the destination and budget you have in mind. Most yachts are designed to maximize space and come fitted with luxurious amenities for comfort and convenience. Standard amenities include spacious cabins, entertainment areas, a full kitchen, a dining area, and a retractable sunroof. If you’re working with a budget, don’t fret, you can find plenty of yacht sales around you for any price range.
With your yacht ready, adventure awaits! Here are some of the best destinations for your next yachting excursion.
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The thousands of island in Greece offer many great opportunities for yachting. Islands such as Mykonos, Santorini, and Paros are filled with culture to accompany the adventure.
When yachting, consider making stops to explore different islands with their pristine beaches and serene waters. Take time to enjoy breathtaking landscapes, magnificent old mansions, and remnants of ancient architecture like the famous temple of Poseidon in Sounion.
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Yachting in the Bahamas is the perfect getaway. The Bahamas has plenty of islands to explore. This travel destination offers the chance to explore its turquoise waters filled with lively marine life and colorful coral reefs.
It also boasts of a year-round tropical climate. Most yachters love the Bahamas for the available water-based activities. Some activities to try out include kayaking, windsurfing, snorkeling, and scuba diving.
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The Whitsundays in Australia comprise 74 islands located near the Great Barrier Reef. Before yachting in Whitsundays, it’s important to note that these islands promote ecotourism. Therefore, travelers are advised to practice sustainability.
The Whitsunday Islands are a slice of paradise, noted for their powdery white beaches and diverse marine life. The crystal-clear waters are perfect for diving and snorkeling. You also get to sail under cloudless skies as you enjoy everything that this cluster of islands can offer.
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Promising nothing but adventure, Zanzibar is an ideal yachting destination. It offers history, culture, and a chance to relax. It was a former trading post previously known as ‘Spice Island.’
When yachting in Zanzibar, you’ll get a chance to enjoy marvelous sights. The top attractions include Prison Island, Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park, Cheetah’s Rock, and Stone Town. And if you travel in June, you might experience the Zanzibar International Film Festival.
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Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Yachting in the Galapagos is the best way to view this destination. It’s composed of 13 major islands that have so much to offer.
The Galapagos archipelago has blue waters teeming with unique marine life. You can marvel at hammerheads, killer whales, giant tortoises, and sea lions. As for water activities, kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling, and scuba diving will keep you active.
However, note that the government designates the routes of boats and yachts. These boating regulations are strictly implemented to protect the islands.
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Dubai, United Arabs Emirates
Dubai is a city of leisure and recreation. This destination is regarded as a gateway to the Middle East. The beauty of yachting in Dubai is the number of different islands to explore. Furthermore, its warm climate and artificial islands make this city a well-known yachting destination.
While yachting, you can enjoy distinctive sights like the world’s tallest building, orange-hued deserts, and lavish beach resorts. You also wouldn’t want to miss shopping in world-famous malls like Dubai Mall, Mall of the Emirates, and Souk Madinat Jumeirah.
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Bay Of Islands, New Zealand
The Bay of Islands is considered one of the most beautiful spots for yachting. This destination has about 150 islands with a rich Maori culture. In addition, the coastlines offer spectacular scenery. There are also many places to explore, like geothermal hot pools, waterfalls, and quaint seaside villages.
This bay is an excellent spot for fishing, thanks to its diverse marine life. The penguins, dolphins, and whales are a sight to behold.
Cycling enthusiasts can try the Waitangi Mountain Bike Park, while those who prefer long walks may traverse the Te Maiki Flagstaff Hill or Cape Brett Track.
So, with everything the bay offers, you’ll want to head to this destination.
The Bottom Line
All these destinations are perfect for sailing with style. Whatever your interests, you’ll enjoy yachting in these places. However, before choosing a destination, consider the sailing regulations. Most importantly, choose the right yacht for your sailing adventure.
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Yachting is one of the most idyllic ways to travel the world and it’s no
secret that yachting can provide the type of extraordinary getaway you’ve
always dreamed of.
Here are some of the best sailing destinations for a waterborne adventure. Read MoreYachts, Sustainable LivingBlog – Sea Going Green