Top Winter Sailing Destinations

La Digue Island, Seychelles

Seychelles. Credit: Martin120 / CC BY-SA 3.0

Winter is the season to go out and explore the world, and what can be more thrilling than exploring it by the sea. Check out our compilation for the most scenic sailing destinations from all over the world.

1) Seychelles
This beautiful island nation is built up of 115 islands offering breathtaking sights of the sea. A great combination of granite Mountains enveloped in the green forest and beautiful corals, this place also has giant tortoises and pristine sandy beaches.

2) Thailand
With its picturesque beaches and famous cruising areas, Thailand is one of the most popular cruising destinations around the world. The people are warm and their food warmer, what else does a sailor desire!

3) Martinique

Les Salines Beach

Les Salines Beach. Credit: Ian Sewell / CC BY-SA 3.0

The charming island of Martinique lies in the heart of the Caribbean. The island has beaches with black or white sands and mysterious coves which are perfect for sailing and snorkeling.

4) Catalina Island
Boating heaven, the Catalina Island is situated just 22 miles southwest of Los Angeles, in California. Sailors, divers, and sailing enthusiasts love it as it gives the ‘miles from the city’ feeling despite being close to the mainland.

5) Tenerife
The largest of the seven Canary Islands, the Tenerife has got lovely dependable winds that are ideal for sailing and cozy temperate climate. The island is a perfect spot for stargazing as the skies are pitch black and as an added bonus, you can also have close encounters with the gorgeous pilot whales.


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