Top 9 Yatching Destinations in the World

Are you looking for a fantastic place to charter a yacht? Are you looking for an amazing spot for your brand new yacht’s maiden voyage?

Now that yachting is an option for both the wealthy and the upper-middle class as a vacationing option there are plenty of new vacationing spots you must consider when planning your next getaway!

Here are some of the most gorgeous places that you can charter a yacht or either sail your own boat out to:


One of the best places to yacht in the US is none other than Alaska. Sure, this destination may not be warm or particularly sandy, but it sure is beautiful. Head up to this gorgeous state to see fantastic glaciers, whales, and – if you’re lucky – the northern lights!

Cabo San Lucas

Though, if you’re looking to party, you should head down to Cabo. Cabo is one of the biggest party spots for Americans and Mexicans alike. Enjoy some of the biggest clubs, best food, and welcoming culture in North America.

You may be likely to rub elbows with celebrities while on your yacht as many famous faces are regularly seen partying in the bay.


Thailand is a favorite spot for many adventurous travelers who need more of a culture shock than western countries have to offer. “The Land of Smiles” is ideal for those who are looking for a jungle adventure.

Phuket is one of the most ideal spots to visit in Thailand as it’s home to some of the country’s most beautiful beaches.

The Kimberleys

Australia is an extremely popular yachting destination; however there is one spot so remote that people can’t get there by plane! So forget the Great Barrier Reef, skip the crowds and visit The Kimberleys.

The landscape is one of the most dramatic with waterfalls cascading into pools which cascade into other pools, with red clay fading into white sand washing into crystal clear water. Enjoy the views of Bungle Bungles in Purnululu National park.


If you want to retrace Charles Darwin’s footsteps, why not sail over to the legendary Galapagos?

The Galapagos is amazing year round with the second half of the year being less rainy. The islands are gorgeous and some of the most biodiverse on the planet.

Enjoy the views and snorkeling followed by a meal of fresh fish pulled straight out of the ocean that morning!


Not all of your yachting destinations have to be warm and tropical. Why not head to Norway and see the beautiful country as the Vikings have seen it: from a seafaring vessel.

While the seas are the calmest during the summer months, you may want to take a cruise over in the winter as that’s when the northern lights are visible!

Norway has some of the most impressive geological features in the world, don’t miss the sheer cliffs and waterfalls off of glacial shelves.


If you’re looking for something close-ish to mainland USA without all the people that come with destinations like the Florida Keys, then check out Bermuda. This archipelago is best explored by charter as it has over 180 islets! This is the perfect destination for someone who wants privacy and plenty of options.

While you’re there be sure to check out the crystal caves that are said to be the most beautiful in the world by none other than Mark Twain.