Top 5 Classic Sailing Adventures

If you are looking for a real adventure, sailing to some of the classic destinations may just be what you need. These places will offer you some unforgettable moments on the water. The following destinations are considered classic and they are among the favorites among the all sailing enthusiasts.

Top 5 Sailing Adventures

French Riviera

It is no coincidence that French Riviera is one of the first things that cross your mind when you think about sailing. Nice, Cannes, Saint-Tropez and Monaco are full of myths and legends, as well as celebrity scandals. French Riviera is associated with glitz, glamour and hedonism. So if you are looking for a lifestyle like this, French Riviera is the place to be. When it comes to marines, Cannes and Antibes are the best place to visit. Besides blue sea, these places offer some of the best docks in the area. When sailing in French Riviera you should definitely check out places like Frejus Cathedral, Grimaldi castle at Grimaud and famous Monte Carlo casinos. Porquerolles Island is also one of the top destinations in French Riviera for most of the sailing enthusiasts.

Top 5 Sailing Adventures: Sailing boats at Zadar in the Adriatic Sea off the Croatia coast
Sailing boats at Zadar in the Adriatic Sea off the Croatia coast: Image credit: Gábor Szakács


Traveling to Zanzibar, a part of Tanzania in the Indian Ocean will be like being transported back in time. You will get to see what used to be parts of the kingdom of Persia. Some of the most popular attractions of Zanzibar are picture-perfect beaches and turquoise waters. You can also sign up for dhow tours. Dhows are ancient Arabic sailing vessels you will enjoy being aboard on. You can cruise on a dhow named after the Zanzibar’s most famous export – Freddie Mercury. A lot of peace in the blue lagoons of Zanzibar will make you feel like you are in paradise. There are also some surrounding islands such as Chake Chake and The island Pemba which are also definitely worth sailing to.

Bay of Islands, New Zealand

The whole nation of New Zealand is well-known for sailing. You can just take a look at their success at America’s Cup and you will see that New Zealand is the nation coming up with the world’s best sailors. Besides that, New Zealand also has the highest rates of boat ownership in the world. When sailing around the Bay of Islands you will be able to enjoy its stunning coastal scenery as well as turquoise and deep blue waters. Even though all of the 150 islands are big tourist attractions, they have thankfully managed to escape development and all the township is situated on the mainland. Motuarohia Island, Moturua Island and Urupukapuka Island are something you will definitely want to see.

Nile River, Egypt

Throughout the history, Nile River used to be one of the world’s biggest transport corridors. So visiting Egypt and Nile River is another way to travel back in time and see things you will not be able to visit anywhere else. You can take a tour that starts in Cairo and ends in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan. This tour offers you a breathtaking views while cruising, but also has organized trips to the places such as Luxor, Alexandrian library and Meroe pyramids. If you want to visit every location this tour offers, you can end up sailing for more than 30 days. Still, you will not find this exhausting since every night you can rest by stargazing on the ship and listening to the sounds of the river.

Top 5 Sailing Adventures: Sailing out in the ocean near Maine
Sailing out in the ocean near Maine: Image credit: Shari Weinsheimer

Whitsunday Islands, Australia

There are 74 islands you can sail to at Whitsunday. Each of them will offers beautiful coastline as well as crystal clear water. The whole region is actually a mountainous area, and most of the islands are actually half-drowned mountains. But beautiful landscapes are not everything Whitsunday Islands have to offer. Coral gardens and sea turtles are just some of the things you will also get to see. And if you decide to go diving from your boat you will be able to check out many different aquatic plants and exotic fish. Visiting all of the islands can take up to a week. Make sure you boat is ready for a trip like this by contacting the experts who offer mobile marine mechanic services. Sea at Whitsunday Islands is clear, but having your boat serviced before a trip is always a good idea.

These 5 places are the top choices among the experienced mariners. So if you decide to visit any of them pack your bags, set the sails and prepare for the adventure you will never forget.

About Diana Smith

Diana Smith is a full time mom of two beautiful girls and a passionate traveler. In her free time she enjoys exploring new exciting destinations with her family.

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