A yacht charter holiday is always very refreshing and rejuvenating. A vacation to a beautiful island, an adventure underwater or just a simple walk on the beach, all manage to excite as well as calm your nerves. We take you to Florida and Turkey, destinations which are a must visit and make for a fantastic yachting holiday!
Traveling to The Bahamas is simple and convenient. Daily flights arrive at the main airports in Freeport and Nassau while scheduled and charter flights are available to airports on some of the smaller islands. The temperatures are moderated by the warm waters of the Gulf Stream. They are closer to the continent and easily effected by North America’s cold air systems, hence they are slightly cooler than other Caribbean islands. You will love the soft sands, sheltered sailing and secluded coves in the clear coral reef waters. Marsh harbor which is the main charter port of Bahamas is often referred to as the world capital of sailing.
From Abaco, charterers can easily access the beautiful string of sandy cays just to the east. You will see the famous lighthouse of Hope Town. Bahamas offers deserted beaches and pristine nature, including the famous underwater caves situated at the Lucayan National Park.
If you are in search of deliciously tropical, yet tempered by cool ocean breezes, then visiting Florida is the best choice. The Florida Keys are an archipelago of about 1700 islands in the southeast United States.
The Florida Keys have become a popular destination for Americans looking for a tropical Vacation without leaving their own country. The Florida Keys can be considered the American Caribbean and features all the same amenities as other island destinations such as scuba diving and snorkeling, boating, sailing and kayaking. Each of the island destinations has some special features. Islamorada is the island destination just south of Key Largo, known for its world class sport fishing. Each season welcomes new fishing tournaments and angling opportunities. Bone fishing is especially popular with large bonefish up into the 10lb thus. If you are keen on fishing, you know where to visit.
Turkey has become one of the most popular destinations for yacht charters in the Mediterranean. The Turkish coastline tends to have a few more trees (pine) than the rest of the Mediterranean yacht charter areas, and even has the odd waterfall! You can also sail upon ancient ruins and archeological sites including Greek cities, sunken Roman harbors and crusader castles. Turkey’s Mediterranean climate means mild winters and hot summers. July and August temperatures can rise above 86 degrees and showers are unlikely.During the peak of yacht charter season, between April and October, the skies are blue and the waters are warm. In midsummer, yacht charter guests enjoy glorious sunsets and long evenings under gentle winds and still seas. Marmaris is a shopper’s paradise, especially for items such as carpets, leather, ceramics and jewelry. Netsel Marina is the place to find original designer clothing. So many aspects make Turkey a delightful yacht charter location.
Article compiled by Vignesh Iyer