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There are many magnificent charter locations around the world. The main destinations are the Caribbean & Bahamas in the winter and in the summer the Mediterranean and Northeast USA. There are other popular cruising areas like Alaska, Mexico  and the South Pacific; to name a few; but there are fewer yachts and ports of call. But no matter where you choose, you will have a memorable vacation.


CaribbeanYacht At Anchor

The Caribbean covers an enormous cruising area and is perhaps the most popular chartering location in the world. Boats and yachts of many sizes are available throughout the region. This area is made up of many nations, cultures and languages. Stretching from Mexico in the west, to The Virgins, Leeward and Windward Islands to the east. From the northern islands of Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico to the south shores of Trinidad and Venezuela.


The area has some of the most pristine waters in the world. Covering over a thousand miles from north to south, the islands are thinly populated and offer quiet anchorages and unsurpassed sailing.

Australia, New Zealand & the South Pacific

This area has offers magnificent cruising and diving. The Great Barrier Reef in Queensland is one of nature’s wonders. In New Zealand, the Bay of Islands provides a starting point for outstanding cruising with a breathtaking backdrop of mountainous peaks.

The South Pacific Islands are somewhat more remote with fewer yachts and cover a vast area including the islands of Tahiti, Tonga and Fiji to name of few.




The cultural diversity is a main attraction in the Med. The main cruising areas are the South of France, west coast of Italy, Greece & Turkey and the islands off the coast of Spain.

Popular destinations include:Portofino

France ~ Monaco, Nice, Cannes and St Tropez
Italy ~ Capri, Portofino, Amalfi, Positano and Porto Cervo
Greece & Turkey ~ Dalmatians, Corfu, Mykonos, Piraeus, Bodrum and Marmaris
Spain ~ Palma de Mallorca, Valencia and Barcelona,

Northeast USA

The eastern seaboard of the USA is dotted with many marinas and can provide a lifetime of enjoyment. The northeast provides a long history of nautical adventure with many ports from Maine to Florida. In the summer, Newport is a popular destination and a base for many to explore the many islands and harbors. Whether you want the big city life of New York or the quiet charm of Mystic, there is so much waiting for you.

Northwest USA & Alaska

From the San Juans Islands, head north through the many coves and islands along one of the most breath taking coasts in the world. Teeming with an abundant sea life, cruise along the coast to visit Sunshine Coast, Desolation Sound, and the Gulf Islands and on to Alaska in the far north, this sailing area has a plenty to offer any charter boat vacation.

There are so many destinations to choose from, so take the time to discuss your needs with a charter broker to help you plan the vacation of a lifetime!


Donna Salerno Travel