Yachting attracts outdoor enthusiasts primarily with the feeling of freedom that it gives. Yachtsmen are free to choose the route for the trip and can set sail at any convenient time, if weather conditions permit. Of course, you need to take into account the potential problems that will have to be solved right on board the ship, but if you are in a positive mood and are not afraid of difficulties, then a yacht trip can be the most memorable event of your life, which you then you will remember with a smile. Our team 2yachts has compiled a list of the most attractive yachting destinations based on the natural beauty and development of yachting infrastructure, as well as the comfort of sailing on a yacht, even for beginners.
The American Great Lakes is a unique freshwater system on the border of the United States and Canada, all reservoirs in which are connected by rivers and narrow straits. These lakes are incredibly rich in fish, they are home to 174 species of fish! Therefore, the opportunities for fishing are extensive here. The bodies of water offer unique cruising grounds, including scenic forested cliffs (Lake Superior) and bustling cities (near Lakes Michigan and Ontario). The Great Lakes adorn an entire continent and provide work and water for tens of millions of people, and the total length of the coast is 18 thousand kilometers, which exceeds the length of the land borders of the United States.
Fiji's islands in the Pacific Ocean are the center of attraction for yachts from all over the world, known as a region with pristine beaches, numerous pristine reefs with a wide variety of corals and a wide variety of underwater world. Picturesque landscapes and 1.3 million sq. km (more than the area of South Africa) of territorial waters will not leave any yachtsman indifferent!
Lofoten belongs to a small number of countries in which sailing on a yacht can be combined with ski holidays (nature allows you to combine two types of recreation in Lebanon, but in the UAE - in Dubai on the Persian Gulf coast there is an artificial ski resort "Ski Dubai" ). Here you can go on a fascinating trip to the outlying islands of the archipelago or go skiing in the mountains. In the Lofoten Islands, you can admire the Northern Lights and visit the Lingen Alps, which are impressive for their arctic beauty.
The Marquesas Islands in French Polynesia can delight any yachtsman with the purest azure waters of the ocean, amazingly picturesque views and extensive opportunities for windsurfing, diving, kite surfing, fishing and other entertainment. The underwater world of more than 100 islands is very rich - there are also sharks that do not attack people. Local beauties will delight anyone, even a seasoned yachtsman.
The island of Tasmania is known as a region with unique nature and great opportunities for yachting. There are beautiful secluded coves to anchor in, and half of the island is covered in rain forests. The local nature is amazing (remember at least the Tasmanian marsupial devil) and many animals and plants are found nowhere else in the world, you can also learn a lot from the life of the indigenous population - aborigines, who now make up less than 1% of the island's population ... Tasmania has plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities, from rock climbing to paragliding.
The Trinity Islands in the Coral Sea boast stunning white sand beaches and azure waters and ample snorkeling opportunities. Most of the islands are uninhabited, so the rest here will appeal to those who have long dreamed of retirement in the bosom of nature, enjoying the silence and singing of tropical birds. A large barrier reef protects the islands from the influence of the ocean, so swimming conditions are very good here. These islands are ideal for fishing, windsurfing, surfing and diving.
Phang Nga Bay in the Adaman Sea is a very interesting region for sailing, along with Phuket and Phi Phi, constant strong breezes blow here, and finding a suitable anchorage is not difficult. Here you can explore hidden caves or enjoy the views of natural rock sculptures jutting out of the water - the backdrop for a yacht trip promises to be stunning.
Cape Town can offer world class yachting services, ranging from affordable yacht charter to relatively inexpensive supply. Table Mountain National Park is a must-see for any yachtsman, because here you can observe colonies of penguins, families of baboons, great white sharks and other equally remarkable representatives of the marine fauna live in the water. In Cape Town, you can enjoy water sports on the coast (this is one of the best surfing spots in the world), shopping, visiting some of the most beautiful sightseeing routes in the world and much more.
Having the status of "Gateway to the Arctic", Greenland deserves the attention of yachtsmen due to the most picturesque landscapes, as well as the presence of populations of rare animals and birds. The ideal time to travel along the Greenland coastline is summer. During your journey, you will be able to admire whales and killer whales, and on land - observe snow hares.
A harsh land - Antarctica, capable of challenging even the most experienced yachtsmen, for many lovers of untouched places this continent is becoming one of the few clean areas where yachting is possible. This is the most spectacular, remote and wilderness on the planet, and yachting in the waters is unmatched.