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Basse-Pointe

Like a scene out of jurasic park, a beautiful area of the island.

Cartagena

A wonderful marina and a super interesting town with something going on all the time, a great place to stay for a week or more and explore.

Faro

Faro is well known with sailors around the world as a great place to safely anchor while waiting for the right weather to transit down to the Canary Isles or into the Med. It also has a great DIY b...

Naples / Napoli

We moored up at the marina in the evening and spent the next day exploring the city including a tour of Herculaneum.

Portoferraio

We moored up in the busy capital for a few days and hired a car to explore the southern region and stopped at Villa San Martino and Porto Azzuro.

Bonifacio

We pulled into the breathtaking cliff-top setting and relaxed in a stunning harbour then went off to explore the narrow streets at the historical heart of the town.

L'Ile-Rousse

We arrived in the morning on a glorious sunny day and later took a tour to Calvi where our guide led us through the alleyways and cobbled streets before arriving at the Citadel. We then went on to ...

Alghero

We explored the medieval city fondly known as 'Barceloneta' and then went to the Nuraghe Palmavera tower which had a dome shaped ceiling that dates back to 1100 years BC. A very interesting and pre...

Trinidad Island

Trinidad has many industrial areas due to the oil and gas industry which spoils much of its natural beauty.

Sainte-Anne

Such a cute little village with all the French goodies you’d find in France.

Rodney Bay

Lovely place to moor up for a few days and explore the island. Incredibly scenic pretty much a perfect spot.

Lanzarote Island

A very windy desert/moon like landscape with wide sandy beaches and a large national park around the volcano.

Bayona/Baiona

A cool old fort to walk around and look out over the beautiful sandy bay views. Stopped off for some goose barnacles. Recommend a stroll around the coastal walks.

A Coruna

Busy with many boats stopping over before heading off to The Canaries via Maderia. Nice place to be for a couple of days. Lots of expensive boats and lots of activity.

San Sebastian/Donostia

Lots of bars, cafes and tapas places. Beautiful coastline, best seen from the super interesting fort, or one of the roof top bars.

Fuenterrabia/Hondarribia

Moored up at the marina and took a walk around the old pretty walled city, very interesting.

Port-Joinville

We anchored in the bay which was a bit rolly and took the dingy over to the town which was busy with activity but the big supermarket was closed.

London

We enjoyed our visit to London, it is a great place to visit on a sunny day, even in winter. We walked around St Catherine's docks and Gretna Green.

Sunlife Charter

I have just booked our second sailing holidays with them. Excellent service, good boat, and perfect sailing area.

Poros

We arrived here after travelling through the corinthian canal and we struggled to find a mooring new the town. We walked into town and it is very pretty fishing village that livens up at night.

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Best yacht charter companies

Sunsail Yacht Charter
1 . Sunsail Yacht Charter
(Cosham)

Sunsail have been at the forefront of sailing vacations for over forty years. Since our very first Flotilla set sail from Aegina in the Saronic Gulf in 1974, we've expanded to destinations across t...

Sunsail Yacht Charter
2 . Sunsail Yacht Charter
(Lefkada)

Sunsail have been at the forefront of sailing vacations for over forty years. Since our very first Flotilla set sail from Aegina in the Saronic Gulf in 1974, we've expanded to destinations across t...

Bruneko Charter
3 . Bruneko Charter
(Zadar)

Bruneko is a small family own company chartering boats and renting apartments. Our goal is to provide quality and well equipped boats ensuring pleasant holidays for you.

GTF No1 Charter
4 . GTF No1 Charter
(Sukosan)

GTF d.o.o. is family company with over 20 years experience in the charter. Our goal is to supply you with a top quality yachting holiday.As we ourselves lovers of the sea, boats and sailing, are a...

Sunsail Yacht Charter
5 . Sunsail Yacht Charter
(Komolac)

Sunsail have been at the forefront of sailing vacations for over forty years. Since our very first Flotilla set sail from Aegina in the Saronic Gulf in 1974, we've expanded to destinations across t...

Sunlife Charter
6 . Sunlife Charter
(Split)

SunLife charter is a family owned company. The company has been operating successfully in the past 12 years. Our base is in Aci marina Split.All of our boats - sailing boats, catamarans, motor yach...

Skorpios Charter Ltd
7 . Skorpios Charter Ltd
(Nydri)

The German-Greek family business has been based on Lefkada (also known as Lefkas) since 1986, and has an excellent reputation in the sailing community.Herbert Lerchl, the director and driving force...

Bavadria Yachting
8 . Bavadria Yachting
(Kastel Kamblelovac)

Thanks to many years of experience, our convenient prices, lots of new yachts and our qualified staff, BavAdria secured one of the leading positions among the charter companies in Croatia. Marina K...

Sunsail Yacht Charter
9 . Sunsail Yacht Charter
(Marina)

Sunsail have been at the forefront of sailing vacations for over forty years. Since our very first Flotilla set sail from Aegina in the Saronic Gulf in 1974, we've expanded to destinations across t...

Kiriacoulis Sailing
10 . Kiriacoulis Sailing
(Athens)

KIRIACOULIS GROUP of companies has appeared in the horizon of Yachting and Tourist activities in 1980, under the leadership of Mr. Stavros KIRIACOULIS as President of the board of Directors. The ba...

Waypoint Yacht Charter
11 . Waypoint Yacht Charter
(Trogir)

Waypoint yacht charter was established in 1994 in Rovinj and has bases in Trogir and Dubrovnik. The main goal is to provide clie

Ultra Sailing
12 . Ultra Sailing
(Komolac)

Charter fleet made from Beneteau boats and extra cruiser racers. Main headoffice in Split but bases in Trogir, Dubrovnik, and Ka

Ultra Sailing
13 . Ultra Sailing
(Split)

Charter fleet made from Beneteau boats and extra cruiser racers. Main headoffice in Split but bases in Trogir, Dubrovnik, and Ka

Ultra Sailing
14 . Ultra Sailing
(Trogir)

Charter fleet made from Beneteau boats and extra cruiser racers. Main headoffice in Split but bases in Trogir, Dubrovnik, and Ka

Pitter Yachting
15 . Pitter Yachting
(Biograd na Moru)

Founded the charter agency in Croatia in 1987 and provides 10 bases for charter across Croatia.

Pitter Yachting
16 . Pitter Yachting
(Sibenik)

Founded the charter agency in Croatia in 1987 and provides 10 bases for charter across Croatia.

Pitter Yachting
17 . Pitter Yachting
(Split)

Founded the charter agency in Croatia in 1987 and provides 10 bases for charter across Croatia.

Pitter Yachting
18 . Pitter Yachting
(Zadar)

Founded the charter agency in Croatia in 1987 and provides 10 bases for charter across Croatia.

Pitter Yachting
19 . Pitter Yachting
(Sukosan)

Founded the charter agency in Croatia in 1987 and provides 10 bases for charter across Croatia.

Pitter Yachting
20 . Pitter Yachting
(Pula)

Founded the charter agency in Croatia in 1987 and provides 10 bases for charter across Croatia.

Waypoint Yacht Charter
21 . Waypoint Yacht Charter
(Komolac)

Waypoint yacht charter was established in 1994 in Rovinj and has bases in Trogir and Dubrovnik. The main goal is to provide clie

Sailing Forever
22 . Sailing Forever
(Kastel Kamblelovac)

A one design fleet of Beneteau First (45' and 35') boats available for complete regatta organisation, flotilla sailing, corporate events, team building and charter.

Navis Yacht Charter
23 . Navis Yacht Charter
(Split)

Navis Yacht Charter (NYC) is ISO Certified an innovative company specialized in virtually all aspects of yacht charter and yacht management. First and foremost, NYC offers a unique service organisi...

Navigare Yachting
24 . Navigare Yachting
(Komolac)

Navigare Yachting stands for: A perfectly personalized, carefree charter holiday with top of the notch service, amazing locations and highly trained staff. We are the only Swedish organizer with a ...

Navigare Yachting
25 . Navigare Yachting
(Trogir)

Navigare Yachting stands for: A perfectly personalized, carefree charter holiday with top of the notch service, amazing locations and highly trained staff. We are the only Swedish organizer with a ...

Adriatic Challenge
26 . Adriatic Challenge
(Split)

There is no better way to experience the natural wonders of the Adriatic than from the deck of one of our sailing yachts. Adriatic Challenge, your choice for yacht charter in Croatia, will take you...

Adriatic Challenge
27 . Adriatic Challenge
(Biograd na Moru)

There is no better way to experience the natural wonders of the Adriatic than from the deck of one of our sailing yachts. Adriatic Challenge, your choice for yacht charter in Croatia, will take you...

Alternautika Centar Jedrenja
28 . Alternautika Centar Jedrenja
(Jezera)

We are a croatian charter company specialised in chartering of monotype cruiser_racer sailingboats for summer holiday, regatta charter and complete regatta organisation and sailing school.Our fleet...

Alternautika Centar Jedrenja
29 . Alternautika Centar Jedrenja
(Betina)

We are a croatian charter company specialised in chartering of monotype cruiser_racer sailingboats for summer holiday, regatta charter and complete regatta organisation and sailing school.Our fleet...

Asta Yachting
30 . Asta Yachting
(Sukosan)

We are yacht charter company with over 20 years of professional experience and service in yacht charter business with our own fleet of 60 sailing and motor boats different types and sizes, based in...

ANA Sail
31 . ANA Sail
(Jezera)

Academia Navalis Adriatica is an international sailing and seamanship school which, during the 26 years of it's existence, had over 13000 succesful course participants. The school is a member of I...

Adriatic Charter
32 . Adriatic Charter
(Sukosan)

Over the past 15 years Adriatic Charter strived to be a highly professional and successful company which offers high standards, quality and safety in yacht charter. In order to achieve it we have b...

Adriatic Charter
33 . Adriatic Charter
(Trogir)

Over the past 15 years Adriatic Charter strived to be a highly professional and successful company which offers high standards, quality and safety in yacht charter. In order to achieve it we have b...

Adriatic Charter
34 . Adriatic Charter
(Pirovac)

Over the past 15 years Adriatic Charter strived to be a highly professional and successful company which offers high standards, quality and safety in yacht charter. In order to achieve it we have b...

AMS Yachting
35 . AMS Yachting
(Vrsar)

Sailing and Charter in Croatia from Vrsar or Trogir. Yachts in extremely well condition and with very good equipment. You can make an arrangement about the beginning and the ending of your trip. Re...

Astarea Yachting
36 . Astarea Yachting
(Split)

Astarea LTD is a tourist agency and yacht centre registered for the chartering, charter managament and sale of vessels. We have started our business venture in 1999. as Adria Coral Charter, and by ...

Astarea Yachting
37 . Astarea Yachting
(Baska Voda)

Astarea LTD is a tourist agency and yacht centre registered for the chartering, charter managament and sale of vessels. We have started our business venture in 1999. as Adria Coral Charter, and by ...

Astarea Yachting
38 . Astarea Yachting
(Komolac)

Astarea LTD is a tourist agency and yacht centre registered for the chartering, charter managament and sale of vessels. We have started our business venture in 1999. as Adria Coral Charter, and by ...

AB OVO Salona Club
39 . AB OVO Salona Club
(Kastel Kamblelovac)

Salona Charter is the official charter fleet of the Salona Shipyard. Company was founded in 2002. in order to offer clients a full service. Today, after 13 years in charter business, lead by the sa...

Adriatic Sailing
40 . Adriatic Sailing
(Kastel Kamblelovac)

No two yachts and no two clients are the same, so the different styles of holiday that we can create for you are limitless. We work together as a team, sharing our knowledge, experience and advice ...

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Top rated marinas & harbours

Weymouth
1 . Weymouth

Weymouth Marina is tucked away at the head of the harbour, with quiet, secure berths just a stroll from the beach and shops.

ACI Milna
2 . ACI Milna

Milna is situated in the west of Bra, 18 km from the island capital of Supetar. It is one of the most graceful small Baroque towns on the Dalmatian coast as well as the best natural harbour on the ...

Marina Trogir
3 . Marina Trogir

Marina Trogir represents an ideal starting point for expeditions to one of the most interesting cruising areas in the world the attractive Adriatic coast.Service Center Trogir (SCT) aims to positio...

Port Hamble
4 . Port Hamble

Port Hamble Marina is on the River Hamble, right in the heart of the South Coast's sailing scene. With thousands of visitors every year, this busy marina is popular with racing enthusiasts and crui...

Cowes Yacht Haven
5 . Cowes Yacht Haven

Cowes Yacht Haven represents the heart of the sailing world in Cowes. Whether you are looking to berth your boat or entertain corporate clients in a unique setting, Cowes Yacht Haven has it all. Ce...

Lefkas
6 . Lefkas

One of the four marinas operated by Med Marinas. This large marina is a short distance from Preveza airport and is home to many agencies in the area serving both the North and South Ionian.

Folly Reach
7 . Folly Reach

It can take as little as 20 minutes to motor to Folly Reach from the harbour entrance. Almost halfway up the River Medina, it is a world away from the hustle and bustle of Cowes and is designated a...

Haslar
8 . Haslar

The friendly atmosphere at Haslar Marina is supported by the active Haslar Yacht Club, helpful on-site businesses and bars, and the can-do approach of our staff. Some of our berth holders have been...

Port Solent
9 . Port Solent

Port Solent is at the northern most point of Portsmouth Harbour some 45minutes of motoring up a dredged channel. The marina provides excellent shelter and facilities. Port Solent is a worthy recipi...

Lumbarda
10 . Lumbarda

This harbour (small marina) provides moorings with basic facilities.

East Cowes
11 . East Cowes

With the exception of a few berths, the marina is dredged to 2m. We've happily moored Clipper round-the-world yachts, Swan 60s and even a Volvo 70. Very deep draught yachts should check clearance a...

Port de la Grande Motte
12 . Port de la Grande Motte

A large secure marina surrounded by unusual buildings.

St Katherine Docks
13 . St Katherine Docks

St. Katharine Docks offers great facilities in an iconic setting. As the only central London marina, visitors can enjoy the unique experience of sailing up the Thames and mooring right next to the ...

Marina Kremik
14 . Marina Kremik

The Kremik Marina is located in a picturesque bay surronded by hundred year old vineyards that produce the famous Babis wine. Located south of Sibenik, and set snugly into the land, this marina is ...

Stari Grad
15 . Stari Grad

This natural safe harbour has been developed into a large marina offering a pleasant stay with moorings for many yachts. It hosts a multitude of restaurants and facilities.

ACI Dubrovnik
16 . ACI Dubrovnik

This large marina is some way from Dubrovnik up to the narrowing of the Dubrovacka river. It is a bustling campus of nautical activity due to the numerous charters based here.

Odyseas
17 . Odyseas

This marina to the west of the cove offers shoreside mooring for visiting yachts and is a short walk to the village. Odyseas Marina is the premier marina facility for yachts within the Ionian Sea i...

Stari Grad
18 . Stari Grad

This natural safe harbour has been developed into a large marina offering a pleasant stay with moorings for many yachts. It hosts a multitude of restaurants and facilities.

Marina Agana
19 . Marina Agana

A pleasant marina at the end of a long natural bay providing natural shelter in addition to a man-made breakwater at the entrance. Home to several yacht rental agencies. Visiting boats are very wel...

Gunwharf Quay
20 . Gunwharf Quay

Fantastically located at the mouth of Portsmouth Harbour, beneath the iconic Emirates Spinnaker Tower, Gunwharf Quays Marina offers immediate access to the Solent and some of the best sailing and c...

Noss
21 . Noss

Set on the sunny eastern bank of the River Dart, in a secluded area of outstanding natural beauty and just minutes from Dartmouth, Noss on Dart Marina offers easy access to some of the most beautif...

ACI Trogir
22 . ACI Trogir

The marina is open all year round and offers a fabulous view of the charming promenade of Trogir and of St. Lawrence's Cathedral bell tower. Visitors may think that time stands still in this town, ...

Marina Baotic
23 . Marina Baotic

Marina BaotiАр is located in an idyllic location, the central part of the Croatian coast, in Seget Donji. Exceptional location, professional and kind personnel, equipment according to highest sta...

Okrug Gornji
24 . Okrug Gornji

A small local marina hosting local boats.

ACI Umag
25 . ACI Umag

A large marina on the northern side of Umag harbour with good shelter and facilities.

Nautica
26 . Nautica

A newish marina with a modest number of berths based around the large hotel complex. Some additional bouys on the outer break-water near the bathing area.

Luka Mirna
27 . Luka Mirna

An unsheltered small anchorage in shallow water south of Novigrad serving a lone restaurant.

Cevar Porat
28 . Cevar Porat

A medium sized marina south of the bay with sheltered pontoons and good facilities. Entrance to the bay is shallow and marked with cardinals.

Saint
29 . Saint

A shallow natural narrow bay with a couple of restaurants and an unsheltered quay.

Porec
30 . Porec

The marina of Porec has a few berths but has some bouys can be found outside the harbour.

Jedro
31 . Jedro

A small sheltered harbour south of Porec with a few restaurants.

Service Plava
32 . Service Plava

A marina situated on the northern side of the natural bay with good shelter. Situated between Porec and Funtana.

Parentium
33 . Parentium

A large sheltered marina on the south side of the natural bay with a crane and good facilities.

Shepards Wharf
34 . Shepards Wharf

Short-term and overnight berthing managed and run by friendly staff who know and love their local area and whose mission is to help you draw the best from your boating experiences. Wide water acces...

Island
35 . Island

Island Harbour is set in a beautiful and secluded valley and offers easy access to Newport, Osborne House and (just once a year) the site of the Isle of Wight Festival. The marina offers over 200 b...

Funtana
36 . Funtana

A decent sized marina reasonably sheltered to the south of the bay with a good number of berths.

Vrsar
37 . Vrsar

A large marina on the north of the bay with good facilities and a variety of pontoons for visiting craft.

ACI Rovinj
38 . ACI Rovinj

A large marina offering generally good shelter and a wide range of facilities.

ACI Pula
39 . ACI Pula

ACI marina is hidden behind Uljanik island at the end of the large natural bay. The marina provides a large number of berths and facilities.

Veruda
40 . Veruda

The large Bay of Veruda is south of Pula. The marina is an ideal place for mooring providing safe refuge from all winds, and includes a restaurant and swimming pool, many service centres and a larg...

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Best countries

Spain
1 . Spain

Spain, on Europe's Iberian Peninsula, is really 17 autonomous regions, each with its own geography and culture. The capital, Madrid, is home to the Royal Palace and singular Prado museum, housing ...

Greece
2 . Greece

Greece is a large country in south eastern Europe consisting of two mainland peninsulas and thousands of islands throughout the Aegean and Ionian seas. Greece is known for its beautiful beaches, f...

France
3 . France

France, in Western Europe, encompasses medieval and port cities, tranquil villages, mountains and Mediterranean beaches. The country is also renowned for its sophisticated cuisine and its wines and...

United Kingdom
4 . United Kingdom

The United Kingdom is a great historical sailing nation island in northwestern Europe. Home of the Royal Yacht Association and many international sailing championships.

Martinique
5 . Martinique

Martinique is a rugged Caribbean island that’s part of the Lesser Antilles. An overseas region of France, its culture reflects a distinctive blend of French and West Indian influences. Its larges...

Italy
6 . Italy

Italy, commanding a long Mediterranean coastline, has left a powerful mark on Western culture and cuisine. Its capital, Rome, is home to the Vatican as well as landmark art and ancient ruins. Other...

Malta
7 . Malta

Malta is a Southern European island country consisting of an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea. It lies 80 km south of Italy, 284 km east of Tunisia. With a population of about 475,000 over an a...

Croatia
8 . Croatia

Croatia is an Eastern European country with long coastlines on the Adriatic Sea, encompassing more than a thousand islands, crossed by the Dinaric Alps and dotted with castles. The major coastal ci...

Saint Lucia
9 . Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia is an Eastern Caribbean island nation with a pair of dramatically tapered mountains, the Pitons, on its west coast. Its coast is home to volcanic beaches, reef-diving sites, luxury reso...

Portugal
10 . Portugal

Portugal is a southern European country on the Iberian Peninsula, bordering Spain and the Atlantic Ocean. Its oceanside location influences many aspects of its culture ? salt cod and grilled sardin...

Ireland
11 . Ireland

The Republic of Ireland occupies most of the island of Ireland, off the coast of England and Wales. Its eastern capital, Dublin, is the birthplace of writers including Oscar Wilde and Samuel Becket...

Puerto Rico
12 . Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is a Caribbean island and unincorporated U.S. territory with a landscape of mountains, waterfalls and the El Yunque tropical rainforest. In San Juan, the capital and largest city, the I...

Trinidad and Tobago
13 . Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago is a dual-island Caribbean nation near Venezuela, with distinctive Creole traditions and cuisines. Trinidad’s capital, Port of Spain, hosts a boisterous carnival featuring cal...

Australia
14 . Australia

Australia is a country, and continent, surrounded by the Indian and Pacific oceans. Its major cities ? Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide ? are coastal, but its capital, Canberra, is inla...

Bosnia and Herzegovina
15 . Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina, a country on the Balkan Peninsula in southeastern Europe, encompasses mountainous terrain, medieval villages and Muslim and Christian landmarks. Its countryside is marked by...

Turkey
16 . Turkey

Turkey is a nation straddling eastern Europe and western Asia with cultural connections to ancient Greek, Persian, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires. Cosmopolitan Istanbul, on the Bosphorus Stra...

Albania
17 . Albania

Albania is a country south of Montenegro and North of Greece.

United States
18 . United States

The United States is made up of 50 individual states and has both western and eastern coastlines with the Pacific and Atlantic, as well as a southern coast in the Gulf of Mexico.

Panama
19 . Panama

Panama is one country in Central America with a eastern coast in the Caribbean and a western coast on the Pacific. It is famous for the the Panama Canal that links the two oceans.

Morocco
20 . Morocco

Morocco borders both the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea separated from Spain by only 14km and the narrowest part of the Strait of Gibraltar.

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