The best yachting regions depending on the season.

Traveling on a yacht can be organized all year round. The main thing is to choose the right time and region for yachting.

From April to October, the best time to relax on a yacht in the Mediterranean Sea.

Features of yachting in Europe.

  • A huge number of yachts for every taste and for any company.
  • Great service in marinas except Greece.
  • Interesting coastline, many cozy bays for anchorage.
  • A very interesting coastal program – ancient monuments, ancient cities, small villages, national parks, trekking.
  • Great for a week relaxation.
  • The lowest prices are May, June, September, October. July and August – maximum prices, it is difficult to find places in marinas.
  • To visit countries need a Schengen visa (without a visa – Turkey and Montenegro).

Sailing in Slovenia

Yes, Slovenia has a sea and a very interesting yachting! From here you can walk through the Slovenian cities of Piran, Koper, Portoroz, and then go to Italy – to Venice, Grado, Trieste, Muggia. Also interesting are the routes from Slovenia to the Istra Peninsula. The perfect combination of relaxing on a yacht with trips to the most beautiful cities of the region.

  • Season: the best time is June, July, August, and the beginning of September.
  • Visa: Schengen.
  •  Airports: Ljubljana, close to Trieste, Venice.
  • Yacht Charter in Slovenia: Portoroz, Isola.

Yachting in Turkey

Yacht Turkey is not at all the same as for all-inclusive tourists 🙂 It is beautiful nature, friendly people, deserted bays, many temples and castles of the Greek and Byzantine periods. In addition, there is the longest yachting season, good and affordable yachts, good marinas and private moorings.

Turkey is an ideal place for beginners, as there are many secluded places from the weather and constant winds.

  • Season: July and August are hot, the best time is June, September.
  • Visa: Russians do not need a visa to Turkey, citizens of Belarus and Ukraine can get a visa at the border.
  • Airports: Dalaman, Bodrum, Antalya (far from the yacht centers).
  • Yacht charter in Turkey: Marmaris, Gocek, Fethiye, Bodrum.

Yachting in Montenegro

So far, a new direction for Russian yachtsmen, despite the fact that this is one of the best regions for relaxing on a yacht. Yachting in Montenegro has been actively developing in recent years, new companies are opening with an excellent modern fleet. A beautiful country with a friendly population, very beautiful cities preserved from the Roman period, the fabulous Boka Kotor Bay.

Яхтинг в Черногории очень интересен: здесь можно словить хорошие ветра в Адриатике Yachting in Montenegro is very interesting: here you can catch good winds in the Adriatic and at the entrance to the Boka Kotor Bay, but there is always the opportunity to hide from waves and wind.

  • Season: The best time for yachting in Montenegro is from June to September.
  • Visa: Montenegro does not need a visa for Russians, Belarusians and Ukrainians.
  • Airport: Tivat (direct flights from Moscow and Kiev fly), Podgorica.
  • Yacht charter in Montenegro: Kotor, Tivat, Bar.

Yachting in Croatia

The most popular country for yachting: there are many interesting cities, beautiful nature, the cleanest sea, the best marinas for yachts in the Mediterranean Sea, a lot of islands and bays. Due to the long coastline and many islands, the routes are never repeated, a month will not be enough to go around the whole of Croatia.

  • Season: the best time is from June to September. At the peak of the season – July and August – the highest yacht rental prices and it is difficult to find places in marinas.
  • Visa: since 2013, a Croatian visa is required to enter the country, but they are allowed to enter any country according to Schengen.
  • Airports: on the coast – Dubrovnik, Split, Pula, Zadar. Zagreb is in the center of the country.
  • Yacht charter in Croatia: Dubrovnik, Trogir, Split, Sibenik, Biograd, Zadar, Mali Losinj, Pula.

Yachting in Greece

Greece is one of the pioneers in the development of yachting in the Mediterranean.

Holidays on a yacht in Greece are one of the best in the region: stunning nature, clear sea, very interesting cities and islands, excellent cuisine, many ancient monuments – amphitheaters, temples, ancient cities

There is a large selection of yachts, although the fleet is basically not new. The main disadvantage of yachting in Greece is that there are few equipped marinas, and in crowded ports there are difficulties with refueling with electricity and water.

  • Season: the best time is May, June, September. In July and August it is very hot, it is difficult to find water and places in marinas on the islands.
  • Visa: Schengen. Greeks often give multivisa.
  • Airports: Athens (direct flights from Moscow and Kiev), Zakynthos, Corfu, Samos, Rhodes, Kos, etc.
  • Yacht charter in Greece: Athens, Lavrion, Zakynthos, Corfu, Rhodes, Kos, Lefkos, Mykonos, Santorini, etc

Yachting in France

The most interesting region for yachting is the Cote d’Azur. Cannes, Nice, Antibes, Saint-Tropez, Porkerol are really beautiful, especially when you live on a yacht in the very center of the city. There are also small interesting islands and places for anchorage. Yachting on the Cote d’Azur reveals an unfamiliar France to us. When traveling on a yacht along the Cote d’Azur, do not forget to take an elegant dress and high-heeled shoes or a decent shirt and pants 🙂

We also recommend visiting the French islands of Elba and Corsica. Experienced yachtsmen can try their hand at the Atlantic coast of France – this is one of the most difficult yachting regions in the world.

  • Season: the best time is June, July, August, and the beginning of September. In high season, we recommend booking yachts in advance, as well as places in marinas.
  • Visa: Schengen. The French often give multivisa.
  • Airports: Nice, Marseille, Paris.
  • Yacht charters in France: Marseille, Toulon, Antibes, Nice, Ajaccio.

Yachting in Norway

In Norway, stunning yachting, unlike anything else. Traveling on a yacht in the Norwegian fjords can be combined with walks in the surrounding mountains, hiking on the glacier, fishing and even diving. For lovers of unusual tours – there is the opportunity to walk around the Arctic Circle.

Minus of yachting in Norway are expensive yachts, a short sailing season and unstable weather.

  • Season: June, July, August.
  • Visa: Schengen.
  • Airports: Bergen, Tromso.
  • Yacht charter in Norway: Bergen, Stavanger, Tromso.

Yachting in Italy

Italy offers a very diverse yachting: walks along the Gulf of Venice, a yacht holiday on the Italian Riviera, a visit to Sicily and Sardinia.

The difficulty of yachting in Italy is overcrowded marinas with low service and very high prices, the old fleet of yachts. Nevertheless, rest on a yacht in Italy is always popular, thanks to interesting cities, a beautiful coast and excellent cuisine.

  • Season: the best time are June, July, August, and the beginning of September.
  • Visa: Schengen.
  • Airports: Rome, Florence, Pisa, Venice, Trieste, Catania, Cagliari.
  • Yacht charter in Italy: Trieste, Naples, Gaeta, Piombino, Livorno, Genoa, Fr. Capri.

Yachting in Spain

The best yachting in Spain is on the Balearic Islands: Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca, Formentera, Cabrera. In winter – Canary Islands. The only minus of yachting on the Spanish islands is the long transitions between the islands, in the open sea there may be great excitement.

Experienced yachtsmen will also be interested in long boat trips between the Baleares and the Canaries. These routes also give you a glimpse into Malaga and Marbella – wonderful cities near Gibraltar.

The region has wonderful new yachts, well-equipped marinas.

  • Season: Best Time – June – September
  • Visa: Schengen.
  • Airports: Mallorca, Ibiza, Tenerife, Gran Canaria
  • Yacht charters in Spain: Mallorca, Ibiza, Tenerife, Gran Canaria

Sweden, Netherlands, Poland, Baltic countries.

Regions for experienced sailors looking for new itineraries.

From November to March is a period of exotic travel.

Features of yachting in exotic countries:

  • In these regions, travel is mainly on double hull yachts – catamarans. They are more comfortable, but also cost more.
  • Most of the parking lots are at anchor or at private berths. There are few equipped marinas, with the exception of the Atlantic.
  • The optimal rest time is 2 weeks. You can spend a week on a yacht, the second – on excursions in the region.
  • In almost all regions there are conditions for diving.
  • Most countries are visa-free, or a visa is placed at the border.
  • Pluses – exotic, wonderful climate, warm sea, fruits.
  • Minuses – high cost due to expensive flight and yacht rental.

Yachting in the Canary Islands

A great option for those who want to combine a yacht with a rich excursion program. Volcanoes, geysers, canyons, whales, dolphins, turtles, a real desert, interesting cities.

Pluses- low-cost flights, good marinas, a new fleet.

Minuses- this is not very comfortable for a beginner.

Yachting in the Caribbean

The most popular destinations are Cuba, Dominica, Guadeloupe, the British Virgin Islands, but yachting is developed throughout the region. An interesting region in natural terms. Excellent fishing and diving.

Yachting in New Zealand

Great yachting in Gulf of Hauraki and in the Gulf of Islands. Incredibly rich excursion program on the islands.

Minuses- a long and expensive flight, the old fleet of yachts.

Yachting in Thailand and Malaysia

Very beautiful landscapes, wonderful climate, warm sea, lots of fruits, friendly people.

There is a fleet of new catamarans.

Indian Ocean Yachting

Seychelles, Maldives (only with a local captain), Madagascar.

Beach holidays, but on a yacht.