Planning your next sailing trip? Here are four fantastic locations that will inspire you to embark on the new journeys.
The Seychelles is a precious archipelago in the midst of the Indian ocean. One hundred and fifteen small islands – imagine that! This country is located south of the equator and enjoys excellent weather all year round.
The Seychelles is a very young sailing destination. Safe anchorages, mild climate, few storms, beautiful landscapes – the nature has created a perfect sailing spot here. The only issue is coral reefs which make navigation a bit difficult. However, if naval maps are carefully studied, reefs will not be a problem.
The Seychelles is famous for the clear turquoise water, unspoiled nature, huge turtles and crabs and acres upon acres of the jungle. Make sure to sail to the following landmarks:
- La Digue;
- Mont Fleuri;
- St. Anne Bay.
Seychelles yacht charters open the window to exploring this exotic island. The facilities are well-developed. However, a lot of the islands are private so you cannot anchor without permission (and most likely without paying the fees).
Considering large distances between the islands, yachting is actually the most viable option to reach different locations in the archipelago. Air fleet is mostly private and very expensive.
Beautiful rocky islands, wide white beaches, warm sea and tropical flora – this is what awaits you during a sailing tour in Thailand.
In Thailand, any time of the year is suitable for yachting. The main sailing area is the Andaman Sea but if you want to get closer to the historical monuments of the country, visit the Gulf of Siam.
Phuket Island is the pearl of the Andaman coast and the best resort in Thailand. This is the country’s largest island as well as its separate province. Thailand yacht charters will take you to the beautiful tropical islands of Krabi, Phi Phi Islands and Suring Islands which are also popular diving destinations.
Phuket has a well-developed system of marinas where you can see luxurious yachts anchored at any time of the year.
From November to April, the weather is perfect for sailing both on the west and east coast of Thailand. From May to October, the season of the southwestern monsoon starts. At this time, it is recommended to avoid the western waters.
A lot of the islands in the vicinity of Phuket are national reserves so anchoring is not allowed or is subject to the fees.
Local cuisine and culture is vibrant and interesting, particularly for someone visiting for the first time.
Guadeloupe is the largest island of the Lesser Antilles located in the southern part of the Leeward Islands. Guadeloupe is famous for azure blue waters, sandy beaches and tropical landscapes.
The islands of Guadalupe and La Sainte is home to the beautiful mountains, dense tropical rainforests and crystal waterfalls. The island of Saint-Martin is famous for its excellent organization and service. It looks like a part of France transferred to the Caribbean Sea.
The major beauty of the island is its pristine beaches surrounded by tropical forests. In addition, Guadeloupe specializes in rum production. This country is also the center of Creole culture in which the traditions of Europe and Africa have been curiously mixed up.
Guadeloupe yacht charters provide an enjoyable sailing experience as the waters here are very calm and quiet. The dry weather sets in from January to June and is then followed by a season of heavy rain.
The clean sea waters around Guadeloupe represent a rich ecosystem with coral reefs where you can spot flying fish, marlin, dolphins and sea rays. Jacques Cousteau Underwater Reserve and Pointe-a-Pitre are the landmarks to visit, among others.
The beautiful Caribbean island of Grenada is famous for its national park with vast plantations of nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon and cloves as well as a large number of extinct volcanoes and hot springs. The coastline is framed with reefs and bays.
Grenada and the 30 islands in its vicinity host resorts with the first-class infrastructure. Yachtsmen will find well-equipped marinas, luxury hotels with golf courses and aquariums with sharks here. Grenada yacht charters offer a full range of boats, catamarans, bareboat and crewed yacht and boats to suit all tastes.
The climate in Grenada is ideal for cruising on a yacht at any time of the year. This archipelago is rightfully considered windless. The probability of hurricanes is nearing zero.
There are lots of remarkable places in Grenada to sail to. Grand Etang National Park and Forest Reserve, Petite Martinique, Carriacou and St. Vincent have beautiful panoramas. High spirits and positive emotions are guaranteed!