Travel: Top 3 Sailing Destinations in the World

“It isn’t that life ashore is distasteful to me. But life at sea is better.” — Sir Francis Drake

Caressing the sea breeze while it’s touching your skin and hair, seeing the vast shimmering turquoise water and smelling the salt in the air as you embark a sea adventure, that’s freedom you have there. Or pure bliss.

For most travel enthusiasts, sailing is one of the many great experiences you’ll garner when exploring the beauty of the world.

Now, set sail, head to the three heavenly sailing destinations in the world and prepare to be blown away.

Sailing Away to Akaroa
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Bay of Islands, New Zealand

The youngest country on earth is one part of the world that brims with natural resources. The Bay of Islands is one of the most visited places among tourists, as it boasts approximately 150 exotic and breathtaking islands. Bay of islands is among one of the areas in the country having the highest rate of boat ownership.

The Alexander Stewart from Hook Island
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Whitsunday Islands, Australia

Not only Australia is famous for their harbour cruises but also as a great sailing destination. Sailing in Whitsunday Islands gets way even better when you coupled it with other sea life activities like scuba diving and snorkeling.

Highlighting a stellar natural gift that goes by the name of Great Barrier Reef, the land down under is always on a traveller’s bucket list.  Where else in the world would you get to witness the biggest coral reef?

Feast your eyes with all the jaw-dropping sea species underneath the waves. From sea turtles to various schools of fish, this side of paradise has definitely a lot in store for you.

Don’t forget to bring an underwater camera along and capture this uber bewitching sea life. You wouldn’t want to miss it for the world, would you?

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Greek Islands

You simply couldn’t ask for more once you set sail into the Aegean and the Ionian Sea. For one, it is a side of the world where you get to see the best sunsets. Second, it showcases 1,400 picturesque Greek Islands, each boasting with a fascinating feature. How’s that for a treat?

That said, you wouldn’t be too surprised to know it’s one of the most visited countries in Europe.

Indeed, this wonderful quote from Joseph Conrad rings true: “There is nothing more enticing, disenchanting and enslaving than the life at sea.

These three wonderlands can definitely attest to that.



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