When it comes to adventure tourism, trekking through the Himalayas or Safari in Africa are typically the first images to strike our minds.
But, if thought through, sailing is yet another sport to enjoy on your travels. And, yes, it is as exhilarating as trekking through the mountains – yet as subtle as sipping your favorite brew amidst the hills.
Equipped with technology and our enhanced understanding of the ocean ways, it is pretty safe to sail now.
And when the sailing is to be enjoyed on a sailboat, nothing could beat the adventure vibes it makes. With a vast ocean before you and only the wind at your back to help you with the sail, it is what many adventure-seekers are opting for these days.
Just to help you quench your thirst for a sailing adventure, we’ve listed the 9 best destinations.
So, sit back and keep scrolling to plan your next sailing trip.
South Georgia Island (Southern Ocean)
Many yachtsmen would know this island because of the role it played in Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance Expedition to the Antarctic. But surprisingly, it is also a pristine paradise.
The island is home to thousands of penguins and rare sea birds, including the Albatross.
Indeed, the island is filled with wonders of nature.
You can enjoy watching various whales and an abundance of other sea life while exploring the abandoned remains of whaling stations.
Sailing through the waters to South Georgia Island, you would come across some of the most turbulent waters on the planet. So, it is also one of the most marvelous adventures in the world.
Galapagos Islands (Ecuador)
As one of the best natural ecosystems in the Caribbean, Galapagos Islands in Ecuador are quite a popular adventure destination for years.
It offers some exceptional wildlife that is unique to this group of Islands. You can easily spot giant tortoises, sea lions, and archipelago’s giant iguanas.
Besides, you can also enjoy snorkeling and diving in your free time if you plan to stay on the Islands for a few days.
You can reach the island either on your own sail, or you can board a cruise ship.
Zanzibar Island (Tanzania)
Suppose you’re into history and an advent sailer too. In that case, Tanzania’s Zanzibar island could just be the perfect destination for you.
The island has long been a connecting nexus for trade to the Arab world. And you can still find the remains of heritage on the island.
Did we mention the island also offers excellent snorkeling and diving experience? Well, you can also go fishing or could just soak in the sun on the beach.
Adriatic Coast (Croatia)
Sitting on the Southern European coast of the Mediterranean Sea, Croatia is filled with opportunities for adventure lovers.
If you didn’t know, sail in Croatia across Adriatic Coast offers some of the best breathtaking experiences in the whole world. You can also go snorkeling in crystal clear waters along the endless miles of the Croatian coastline.
And, the best part of this adventure could be sailing to some offbeat fishing villages. There are hundreds of dotted islands by 1100 miles of the Croatian coastline. Some of which happen to be the oldest fishing communities in the country.
When you need some time off from sailing, you can visit the markets and shop around from the locals.
Well, that’s what a family adventure trip sounds like in all its perfect sense.
Bay of Islands (New Zealand)
Sailing is not just a sport but happens to be embedded in the cultural threads of New Zealand.
The Bay of Islands is famous for sea kayaking and fishing but is particularly popular for day sailing trips. A total of 144 islands spread across just a few miles of the coastal area.
Sailing to any one of the archipelago islands, you can experience some of the best tides in the world. And not to mention the scenic coastline of the archipelago.
You can spot diverse wildlife, including penguins, whales, dolphins, and more. And the best thing about wildlife spotting is that nowhere else in the world such an abundance is found in such a relatively small area.
French Polynesia (Tahiti)
A vast archipelago of small islands situated in the South Pacific, French Polynesia, is another excellent sailing destination.
Crystal clear and warm seawater throughout the year makes up for threat diving and snorkeling experience.
You can also explore plenty of sea life teeming the oceans at every turn.
The region also boasts some of the most pristine beaches reachable only by a ship or a sail.
Virgin Islands (Caribbean Sea)
The Caribbean has long enjoyed the rapport of a Mecca for sailors. And this archipelago situated on the South-Eastern coast of the US is among the most popular destinations in the region.
Each island has its own culture and history, to mention some of the best attractions.
The British Virgin Islands are probably the best for sailing in all the region.
Visitors stand a chance to combine luxury and adventure with plenty of resorts set up on the islands.
Besides, who knows, you may find a hidden island in the archipelago, for many are yet to be explored.
Swimming in the ocean waters and snorkeling can all be enjoyed just about anywhere in the region. Just drop the anchor and put on your swimming or diving suit to enjoy some of the best sea adventures of your lifetime.
Lycian Coast (Turkey)
If you don’t wish to spend all of your time around the sea, visit Lycian Coast in Turkey. You can enjoy time both on sea and land, and won’t regret it. We promise!
Featuring quaint fishing towns and beautiful and secluded beaches, you could enjoy your family time with your kids.
Besides, for the explorer in you, there are various intriguing archaeological sites across the coast. And to your surprise, many of them are not too far off the shore.
With this, we conclude our best sailing destinations. Of course, there are plenty of other sailing destinations including, the Greek Isles, Whitsunday islands (Australia), and many more.
But we feel these are the ones that you should travel once before you turn forty.
Last Updated on August 9, 2021 by Admin @ gotravelyourself.com