From popular bustling destinations to quiet anchorages at the edge of the world, these are the most beautiful yachting destinations on the planet.
The most beautiful places on the planet to travel by yacht
Great lakes, USA / Canada (The Great Lakes, USA / Canada)
Some of the best freshwater cruises in the world, Great Lakes offer endless possibilities for exploration. Each lake offers unique cruise destinations, ports and environments, from unexplored rocky bays on Canadian shores to bustling cities.
North Georgian Gulf consists of 4 billionth granite, which was pushed vertically by tectonic forces, and then destroyed by glaciers into hundreds of parallel ridges, and spread for many kilometers into the bay itself. Find your way into its sheltered waters and you are in paradise. Get lost in trying and you'll need a new keel, rudder, or worse. And explore Fox Bay will have to be on a regular boat. There are dozens of steep islands and hundreds of rocky islets. There are no houses, no motor boats, no people and, yes, no need to probe the bottom when you are in a small boat.
The Great Lakes, USA / Canada
Ever since yachtsmen began to conquer the North Atlantic, Bermuda have become a crossroads and one of the most popular destinations for ocean racers and cruisers. Opportunities to sail to Bermuda in group abound, with numerous races and rallies that take place year round heading south towards the mid-Atlantic. In 2017, Bermuda will host the America's Cup, which provides another reason to add Bermuda to your must-travel list.
On these islands, you can easily find an anchorage protected from all weather. Wildlife is abundant here, including rare tropical birds, sea turtles and parrotfish.
Fiji, Quiet Ocean (Fiji, South Pacific)
Cruise yachts from all over the world sail on Fijito anchor in the crystal clear waters of the South Pacific. This Pacific region is like a refreshing swim break, with pristine beaches, hiking, and pristine reef diving with a huge variety of corals and stunning underwater life.
Fiji, South Pacific
Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia (Marquesas, French Polynesia)
In the heart of the South Pacific, the remote and untamed islands are an unforgettable cruise stop - if you can get there. The topography of these young islands reflects the beginning of time. The graceful drama about the volcanic origins of the islands has not yet been flattened and worn out, with towering peaks towering over the anchorages. If you are heading to the islands, plan your Pacific crossing very carefully.
Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia
Tasmania, Australia (Tasmania, Australia)
Tasmania can guarantee a world class cruise and also has a rich sailing history. There are beautiful and secluded anchorages, and the nature of the region is simply unique. It is Australia's most mountainous state with an ancient volcanic history. Due to the mountainous landscape of the island, there are a large number of rivers that originate on the Central Plateau and descend to the coast. Also, almost half of the island is covered with rain forests.
The island is located in "Roaring forties" latitudes in the path of steady gale westerly winds.
Islands Trinity, Australia (Whitsunday Islands, Australia)
Trinity Islands Is a Pacific archipelago in Coral seawhich looks like one big national park. Pristine white sand beaches, turquoise waters Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Aboriginal caves, and 74 islands of which just under 60 are uninhabited. It is also one of the most popular diving spots.
Southeasterly and easterly winds dominate, typically between 14 and 17 knots from May to November. Outer Great Barrier Reef Provides protection from ocean swells while providing typically pleasant sailing conditions. The skills required to sail in these waters are from beginner to intermediate. The breeze is generally reliable and moderate, and travel times between most anchorages are less than two hours.
Trinity Islands, Australia (Whitsunday Islands, Australia)
Phang Nga Bay, Thailand Thailand)
Towering rock sculptures rise from the water in the bay Phang Ngaproviding a surreal backdrop for your cruise. The bay is located in Andaman Sea and it is one of the most spectacular places in Thailand. Be sure to anchor for an unforgettable experience of exploring hidden caves and uncovering the secrets of the bay's 10,000-year history.
Phang Nga Bay, Thailand
Cape Town, South Africa (Cape Town, South Africa)
From the violent southeast, straight to the promenade lined with bars and beaches and to the "white tablecloth of clouds" above Mesa Mountain... Cape Town has it all. World class yachting service is available here and supplies are relatively inexpensive. Cape Town is a cosmopolitan city with high-end dining and shopping, comparable to New York, and the weather is like Southern California.
Don't have to travel far for magic Table Mountain National Park - the place that should be on the list of every yachtsman. This land and sea is home to penguin colonies, baboon families, great white sharks and large toothed whales. There is definitely something in Cape Town that deserves a long, deep look.
Cape Town, South Africa
Madagascar Island, Africa
Madagascar Is a true cruise gem. A combination of something mysterious and ancient. Its culture is a delightful convergence of cultures from Europe, Africa and the Middle East, as exemplified by fine French cuisine, pastries, rum cocktails, vibrant materials for both traditional and modern clothing, and a fusion of French and local Malagasy. Lemurs, ylang-ylang, distilled rum, vanilla, dancing, late night festivities, lazy mornings and lavish dinners.
Madagascar Island, Africa
Chile, South America (Chile, South America)
Cape Horn Archipelago conjures up pictures of heroic journeys through inhospitable landscapes and harsh, damp conditions. But true beauty Chile is that this land is far enough away to be untouched, but not isolated enough to make you feel cut off from the rest of the world. There are many well-protected anchorages located in the midst of an absolutely wild landscape.
This place satisfies many basic but very important qualities of life: clean air, water and land, rich nature, outdoor entertainment, low population density, a favorable lifestyle and the impact of a unique culture. This is a truly unique secluded area for sailing and mountain expeditions. In winter, the snow-capped mountains along the glacier path are full of frozen waterfalls ready for ice climbing.
Cape Horn Archipelago, Chile, South America
A harsh and unforgiving challenge to even the most experienced yachtsman. For adventurous sailors northern antarctic peninsula is one of the last unspoiled cruise lines in the world.
Antarctica Is the highest continent of the Earth, the maximum height of the continent's surface above sea level reaches almost 5 thousand meters. Most of this height is permanent ice cap. There is also the deepest depression in the world, which is also filled with ice, and it reaches 2.6 thousand meters below sea level. Also in Antarctica is the largest crater on Earth, which was formed when an asteroid fell. And the lowest air temperature on Earth in the entire history of meteorological measurements was also recorded here: - 89.2 ° С.
But despite all the severity of this continent, this is the most impressive, clean and wild place on the planet, which cannot be compared with anything else. Nowhere else on Earth is there such a place as Antarctica.
Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Antarctica)
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