The feeling of the wind on your face, the sound of waves crashing below you and the sun shining down upon you are just some beautiful things about taking a boat vacation. Whether you rent a boat or buy a boat, you can’t go wrong.
With so many gorgeous places all over the world just waiting for exploration, why not have an unforgettable summer on board your own private yacht? Whether that means island hopping in Greece or visiting Australia’s Magnetic Island – there really is no better way to spend this year’s holiday season. Here are just a handful of places to explore by boat.
Magnetic Island, Australia
This island is situated off the coast of Queensland in Australia and boasts some incredible scenery. There are many different boat trips to take while you’re here, giving you opportunities for fishing, snorkeling or sightseeing tours around Horseshoe Bay.
The island has an extremely relaxed vibe with the main modes of transport here being small buses and your feet!
Cruising on the Caribbean
There are so many islands to explore in the Caribbean, from St. Lucia and Antigua down to Grenada – there really is something for everyone. Many boat trips in this area offer a huge range of experiences from deep sea fishing to snorkeling and scuba diving.
Situated on the Adriatic Sea with a beautiful backdrop of mountains behind it – Dubrovnik is one of the most unique destinations in the world. You can see why Game Of Thrones was filmed there.
The warm, clear waters of Dubrovnik are the perfect place to swim, snorkel and go diving. There are plenty of boat trips available from Dubrovnik which give you a chance to cruise around the area in style!
This picturesque town sits on the Aegean Coast in Southern Greece and has so much to offer visitors who come by boat. Explore the small alleys lined with cafes and restaurants, or take a boat trip to the island of Spetses for beautiful beaches and even more delicious food!
Beyond just Lavrion, Greece is host to some magnificent Mediterranean islands nearby like Crete and even Cyprus to make the trip you’re going to take a little more adventurous.
Santorini is another famed Greek city known for its stunning architecture and incredible views of the surrounding area – Santorini really is a sight to behold. The boat trips you can take here are great fun as well! You can choose from wine tasting cruises or sunset dinner cruises if you’re not much of a sailor yourself.
With so many small fishing villages dotted around this island it’s easy to see why locals love living in these parts too. If that wasn’t enough there are plenty of fantastic activities like scuba diving and snorkelling which will make your trip even more memorable.
This stunning destination is located in Hawaii and has some incredible natural scenery. There are many boat tours to take around this area, allowing you to see the gorgeous lagoons and waterfalls of this island paradise.
With such an incredible variety of things to do, boat holiday makers will never be bored on this tropical island. Visitors can go snorkelling and diving in the ocean, hike through mountains or just relax on one of its stunning beaches!
Gran Canaria, Spain
If you’re looking for something a little more exotic than the typical European destinations then Gran Canarla is perfect. This Spanish island has so much to offer visitors including boat trips around its coastline and an incredible array of water sports to take part in!
There’s also some great beaches on this sweet island surrounded by turquoise waters which are fantastic places to relax after your long days out adventuring.
Positano is another stunning Italian coastal town which boasts all the charm you would expect from visiting an Italian city. The harbour at Positano makes it easy to travel between towns along the coast line and there’s plenty of beaches and boat tours to make your stay as fun filled as possible!
This charming destination is full of history with some fantastic architecture throughout – you’ll be able to spend hours wandering the streets admiring it all. From here, visitors can also take a ferry trip across to Capri for more amazing coastal views.
All the destinations are perfect examples of places you can travel to that will give you a great experience on board a boat and on your feet. There are many great benefits to organising a trip by boat that will make the experience unforgettable, just make sure you keep your eyes open, get your tan on and enjoy yourself!