Cruising off the beaten track: New options for bareboat or skippered yacht charters in exciting and exotic destinations in the Americas can fulfill this dream.
Some of these exciting sailing areas have seen local yacht charter crews from their own countries before or had been on the international charter map a couple of years ago. Now you can book sailing yachts and catamarans from the following ports in America with us.
Sailing Belize: Fully crewed catamarans have been sailing in Belize all the time in the last years. But now you can again book yachts bareboat as well: A fleet of catamarans is waiting for you in Placencia – perfect to discover the Belize Barrier Reef. This Barrier Reef is the biggest in the Northern Hemisphere and worldwide topped only by the Australien Great Barrier Reef. The reef system is part of UNESCO world heritage and a paradise for diving and snorkeling. There are marine reserves, more than 100 types of corals, more than 500 types of fish and of course dolphins. And atolls and many picturesque sandy cays. Ashore you can explore the Maya Mountains or even a jaguar sanctuary.
Sailing Colombia: In Colombia you can charter catamarans from Cartagena but you need a to book a skipper as well as the captain needs a local Colombian nautical licence. Cartagena is lying at the Caribbean Coast of Colombia and has big commercial ports and marinas. It is the home base of the Colombian Navy and a very safe area. The Caribbean nightlife of Cartagena is legendary. Out of Cartagena, you can discover a beautiful island world. One-way cruises to Panama are possible as well.
Sailing Mexico: The bareboat yacht charter base in La Paz has been open for some time now to sail the Sea of Cortez in Baja California. But now you can start from Puerto Vallarta on the west coast of Mexico as well. A small fleet of Sun Odyssey yachts by Jeanneau is based here. Sizes range from 41 to 54 feet, they all feature a 3 cabin layout.
Sailing Brazil: The Costa Verde is well known as being a spectacular sailing area. She is lying between Rio de Janeiro and the Praia Grande near Sao Paolo. The biggest island in front of the coast is Ilha Grande, a picturesque nature reserve with 86 beaches. Until not too long ago, the only starting point for bareboat yachts charters was Angra dos Reis. Now you can find charter boats from Paraty as well. The historic colonial architecture of the 17th century has been well preserved in the old town, the centro historico. Paraty and Ilha Grande are together part of UNESCO world heritage. A bit further to the South, the port of Ubatuba is now homeport to a small charter fleet as well. The busy town is very popular with 70 beaches and 10 islands.
Sailing Chile: In Chile you can now sail in a rather protected area of Patagonia from Puerto Montt. The town in the South of Chile is the administrative center of the Llanquihue province and marks the Southern End of the Panamericana. The vulcano Cabuco which is more than 2000 m high, spectacular lakes and landscapes and the Isla Grande Chilloé, a big island with a nature reserve.
Sailing USA: Of course Newport on the US East Coast is well known by sailors from all over the world. The venue for the first America’s Cups is a legend. New England itself is a popular sailing area. Now two yacht charter fleets are based there in the summer months. Newport is an ideal starting port for cruising the Rhode Island and Long Island area, the Vineyard Sound and much more. Farther to the North, just before the Canadian border in upper State New York, inshore sailing is quite interesting. Lake Champlain between the Adirondacks and the mountains of Vermon, is a scenic lake sailing destinations. Over 70 islands are lying in the sixth largest freshwater lake of the USA…and charming towns all around.
Sailing The Bahamas: For many years bareboaters found their charter yachts mostly in Marsh Harbour the Abacos. Meanwhile charter crews can start from Nassau as well, to explore the Exumas. The Exumas are extremely beautiful with many reefs and more than 360 islands, most of them small cays without inhabitants. You will be sailing in three major areas Great Exuma, Little Exuma, and The Exuma Cays. The Exuma Cays are well known for their high end luxury resorts and beachside condos. Do not miss to visit the famous “swimming pigs” who live free at Big Major near Staniel Cay.
Do not hesitate to ask for offers for these exciting sailing destination in the Americas!
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