1 – French Polynesia
French Polynesia is made up of five main groups of islands, including Tahiti, a landscape of jagged volcanic peaks dotted with lush vegetation and spectacular waterfalls.
Tahiti is the beating heart of French Polynesia. It is both gateway to the territory with Faaaa airport, it is also the administrative center with Papeete, the capital of the country as well as the economic lung with the port companies and shops. In the center of the city, papeete market is an inescapable stop for any visitor passing through the capital, offering a wide variety of products from the archipelago, but it is Tahiti much more than Papeete, majestic valleys, which fall to the rich and preserved archaeological sites.
Bora Bora is a volcanic island that rises over one of the most beautiful lagoons in the world. Numerous paradisiacal islets emerge from its transparent waters.Its majestic silhouette is sculpted by the peaks of its three mountains. The highest is Otemanu, with 727 meters. Its altitude is doubled by the legendary Pahia The island still prides itself on the expeditions of its silent warrior rowers of yesteryear, and its ancient domination of Raiate, its eternal rival. The generous nature has gifted this island with a lagoon of translucent waters of immeasurable beauty, lined with numerous paradise islets. Bora Bora’s power of seduction is always alive. Today, many painters, writers, philosophers and hedonists continue to follow in the footsteps of Alain Gerbault, Herman Melville or Paul – Emile Victor. In the largest open-air aquarium of Tahiti and its islands, you can pet the giant rays and admire the myriad fish that populate their ecosystems. Bora Bora is the last stage of the most important canoe competition in the South Pacific, Hawaiki Nui Vaa, held every year in October.
2 – Dalmatian Coast, Croatia
More and more travelers are repairing the beauty of Croatia to choose it as one of their destinations. More than 2000 islands make up the wonderful Dalmatian coast. Croatia presents a great diversity of landscapes, nature parks, mountains and forests. In addition to a unique medieval architecture like the one seen in Split, Trogir and Dubrovnik. We will have the opportunity to enter a few miles along the River Krkaand contemplate the waterfalls of the nature reserve, sail through the Kornatty Nature Park and its gorge of deserted islands.
This destination offers boaters the possibility to stay overnight in small local ports, in the moorings of the beaches equipped for this purpose or in some large marina, always depending on the needs offered by travel and navigation.
And it is not surprising, because the entire Dalmatian coast is an idyllic setting. Of the more than a thousand islands found there, only 66 remain inhabited, so if you are looking to combine a trip of pleasure, nature, culture and tranquility you have to value this option. Without a doubt, this makes this one of the best destinations to browse. If you want to make excursions to know the coast and its islands, it is most appropriate that you take as a base some city from which you can leave for all of them comfortably and without having to travel great distances. This is the case of the spectacular walled city of Dubrovnik, Sprit or Kastela, and you will be able to get to know them in passing.
3 – Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Although Ecuador has 640 kilometers of continental coast, the great destination for those who want to rent a boat and sail is the archipelago of the Galapagos Islands – about 600 miles west of the continent – considered the most diverse and complex in the world, with many endemic species. In order to conserve and protect all that diversity, 97% of the total surface of the islands is part of the Galapagos National Park, while its waters are the second largest marine reserve in the world. All this makes the archipelago a special and fascinating place in which visitors can have an unforgettable experience with nature.
Sailboats are very popular in the Galapagos Islands, and offer an ecological and romantic way to discover the Archipelago. Note, however, that ocean currents and wind conditions are such that traffic is often still done under the power of the engine. Candles will be hoisted when conditions and schedules allow. Many sailboats have bunk beds, although some offer low beds. The Galapagos Islands are a dream destination for enthusiasts who want to get to know wildlife, where they can experience natural history, and what better way to do it in the traditional way, on a sailboat?
There are not many ways to get around, so the boat is the most practical and the one that allows you to get to know the most remote and uninhabited islands.Do you like photography? Well, you will enjoy photographing all kinds of wild species, mainly birds, mammals and reptiles. Are you a lover of diving or snorkeling? Then get ready to swim alongside the playful sea lions or to observe whale sharks, hammerhead sharks, rays, blankets, turtles and endless varieties of tropical fish. And all this in an impressive setting, with beaches that take their breath, such as Tortuga Bay or Garner Bay, on Santa Cruz Island, or Playa Negra on Floreana Island. Renting a catamaran, with or without crew is without a doubt the best way to tour these enchanted islands, considered one of the most beautiful places in the world.
4 – The Balearic Islands, Spain
The Balearic Islands are a wonderful destination and between the months of April and the end of October it is perfect because the sea is calmer and the temperatures are as warm as they are pleasant. Its coast is ideal for navigating the waters of the Mediterranean, stepping on land on all the islands of the archipelago, discovering its coves and marveling at its secluded coves. You can get to know the wonderful city of Palma and enjoy the night in Ibiza, but you can also relax and wander through the typical villages where the crafts, parties and traditions are still alive. In addition, if you like natural places, you can not miss Menorca, Formentera and Cabrera, to feel in paradise without leaving Spain. The boat rental in the Balearic Islands is a splendid option to travel differently to this land, where there are about sixty ports, docks and yacht club. Whether in Mallorca, Menorca or Ibiza you can choose the boat you need, whether schooners, sailboats, catamarans, motor boats or luxury yachts. An unforgettable experience.
5 – Greek Islands, Greece
Only the mention of the Greek islands makes our minds begin to dream. And an unparalleled way to get to know them is to sail, moving at our own pace and having us delayed wherever we want. Discovering Corfu, Rhodes, the Saronic Gulf or the small Cycladics, starting from Athens and enjoying the beauty of an area with more than 300 islands makes renting a boat in Greece an irresistible option. Skiathos, for example, has 44 kilometers of beaches, perfect for enjoying a pleasure boat. Think that a boat will allow you to reach all of them, as well as the places without tourist crowds. The historical heritage is undeniable in any corner of the territory you set course, and if your thing is water sports, you will have a lot of places to practice from diving to kayaking to paddle board. As if that were not enough, it should also be considered that between the months of April and September, the temperature in Greece hovers between 18 and 26 degrees, rising even more in the summer months.
6 – The Grenadines
In the north of Venezuela and the island of Granada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, they are a true paradise in the Caribbean. Fine sand beaches, turquoise waters and luxurious villas built on some of the unspoiled islets that make up this archipelago of the Antilles Menores. The ethnic mix is reflected in the culture of St. Vincent and the Grenadines where you can see elements Indigenous and Africans but also Hindus and British in both music, customs, gastronomy and even in sport where cricket is one of the most popular. Caribbean rhythms such as “reggae” or calypso have taken root in these Caribbean lands and you can enjoy them even on the beach.