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The wind in your hair, distant horizons, crystal clear water… All reasons to pack and go sailing right now. There are a host of sailing destinations around the world, but I’ve picked only the best ones which definitely guarantee a true sailing adventure.
Galápagos Islands, Ecuador
Known as “the enchanted islands” due to its remote location, the Galápagos Islands have not been discovered until the 16th century. Sailing has proved to be best way to explore the rugged beauty of its flora and fauna as most species are endemic to the islands. Tour the Galápagos Islands while sailing to enjoy the sights of the Galápagos Marine Reserve, the second largest marine reserve in the world and the Galápagos National Park, both inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Visit this ultimate sailing destination which Darwin described in his popular book The Voyage of the Beagle.
Finger Lakes, New York
If you are looking for a serene weekend getaway, the Finger Lakes are the ideal choice. There are 11 lakes, but two of them lend themselves for sailing. Cayuga and Seneca Lake are one the deepest lakes in the United States. Legendary for its Rieslings and breweries, visit the Finger Lakes’ wine and beer trails by boat. Experience the Finger Lakes with the two most popular boat companies: Ithaca Boat Tours and Schooner Excursions.
Tahiti, French Polynesia
118 of Tahiti islands are a true example of idyllic beauty. You will definitely enjoy turquoise-blue lagoons and pristine and quiet atmosphere of the South Pacific, if you choose to explore these islands by cruising. The main yacht charter ground in Tahiti are the Leeward Islands. Tahiti islands gives you the opportunity to explore vibrant marine life and beautiful coral reefs. You can choose from various yacht charters such as motor, sailing, luxury charter, skippered, crewed yachts, catamaran, power boat or sailboat for the ultimate sailing experience.
You cannot go wrong with paradisiacal scenery of Australia on a sailing tour. 150 of the Whitsunday Islands lie in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef and they offer the spectacular sailing experience including uninhibited and undeveloped islets. D’Entrecasteaux Channel definitely merits a visit due to its spectacular beaches and forests lining the horizon. These are only two sailing itineraries, but Australia offers a host of other magnificent sailing trips. According to various sailing enthusiasts, Australia offers some of the best boat detailing companies, which will prove to be very helpful while touring the islands.
Nile River, Egypt
The cradle of civilization, Egypt boasts some of the best sailing itineraries. Marvel at the Valley of the Kings, pyramids and temples of Luxor and Karnak by taking a leisurely cruise down the Nile River. The stops on the cruise include the Temple of Edfu, built in honour of the god Horus, the ancient Egyptians’ national patron god and the Temple of Kom Ombo dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek and the abovementioned falcon god Horus. You can opt for a Nile River dinner cruise aboard the Nile Maxim indulging in Cairo skyline and folklore show. A felucca ride on the Nile to the Elephantine Island, one of the most ancient locations in Egypt is not to be missed.
Set sail for Cuba, the ideal sailing destination rich in historical and cultural heritage and untouched natural beauties. One of the main islands for sailing adventure are the islands of the Canarreos Archipelago, the archipelago of Cayo Largo and the Isla de La Joventud. Bask on one of the cleanest virgin beaches in the world and dine at beachside restaurants. Explore rich Cuban culture and indulge in Latino music on palm-fringed beaches along your sailing trip. This beautiful insular country is renowned for its nautical architecture and it can be proud on 20 marinas and nautical centres all around the country.
These six tourist destinations definitely cater to any sailing devotee. Be prepared for the adventure of your life!
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