Summer is not a real summer if we don’t immerse ourselves in the ocean, taste the salt on our lips and a sun-kissed skin. Here are our best sailing destinations in the world for this summer 2017, including some of our best bareboat sailing destinations. 


1 - Thailand sailing tours

With its thousands of islands, stunning beaches and the endless coastline, Thailand is one of those perfect places to lift the anchor and set the sail without too much planning. There’s no better way to explore this country and its beauty than with a Thailand sailing tour. Whether you like to relax, sample the delicious Thai cuisine, diving or snorkelling, there is something for everyone in this astounding heaven on earth. 


2 - Boat tours in Halkidiki

The Halkidiki peninsula is home to wild beaches and clear waters and sailing or cruising in this area is a true pleasure that should be only interrupted for a long dip in the pristine waters or a walk in one of the many gorgeous beaches. Diving in Halkidiki offers exceptional rock formations, great visibility and warm waters but if the deep water is not for you, then you can opt for snorkelling, especially if you head away from the crowded Kassandra and head to deserted beaches rivalling those of the Aegean Islands.


3 - Sailing Corsica and Sardinia

Corsica and Sardinia, not one, but two of the most incredible and beautiful islands of the Mediterranean in one journey. Italy and France, not one, but two of the most interesting countries in one sailing holiday. Can it get better than this? If you decide to sail around these two amazing islands this summer, we can guarantee not only fun, food feasts and snorkelling, but also relax, adventure and romance, all in one package. And if golf is your true passion, why don't combine it with sailing in this unique adventure


4 - Sailing around the Maldives

There is no better way to explore this striking country than sailing around the different islands and get lost in this beautiful and fragile paradise. Imagine waking up every day in a different, gorgeous location, imagine adventuring yourself in loads of water activities, including diving some of the best sites in the Maldives, snorkelling or rest and relax on some deserted islands. Or don't imagine it, book now! 


5 - Sailing to and beyond Ecuador

There is no other way to explore Ecuador than sailing its incredible Pacific coast. If you’re after a real adventure, then you shouldn't miss the Galapagos Islands which are 1000 km off the Ecuador coast and offer a truly unique ecosystem with many species above and beneath the water that can't be found anywhere else. The Galapagos islands are also a perfect spot for diving
If you don't have enough time and can’t travel all the way to the Galapagos, Ecuador's coast offers some incredible tropical forests, sleepy beach towns and stretches of golden sand with some of the best surfing spots on the South American Pacific coast.  


6 - Sailing through Egypt

Sailing in Egypt is different from sailing anywhere else in the world thanks to its perfect combination of natural wonders and the ancient Egyptian ruins. Sailing around this incredible part of history, you will admire the legendary Lighthouse, pass by the Suez Canal, one of the world’s most famous engineering successes and of course, a visit to Egypt is obviously not complete without a stop to El Cairo, exploring the Great Pyramid of Giza. While you are at it, don't forget to jump off of your sailing boat or private charter and enjoy the pristine Red Sea waters, one of the best diving sites in the world.


7 - Sailing around the Caribbean

Sailing in the Caribbean is a dream come true for many and hopefully this summer you will be the lucky one. Sailing in the British Virgin Islands is perfect all year round and the area offers one of the best bareboat destinations thanks to consistent winds, ranging between 10-20 knots and easy anchoring with depths ranging between 20-40 feet. The average distance between islands is minimal, making it an island-hopping paradise that no sailor can afford to miss out on. While you are at it, don't forget to dive deep, the BVI are also among the best diving destinations in the world.


8 - Sailing the Nordics' wind

SwedenNorway, Estonia and Finland. These remarkable countries in the north of Europe are still among the least known sailing destinations. You can choose to see one, two or all of these countries by selecting among our long list of options on nowboat.com  You can decide to sail by the country with the highest amount of islands in the world (that is Finland, not Indonesia or Croatia), you can opt to plan a party cruise in Sweden or what about a foodie expedition in Estonia? We have it all, just select your preferred activity and location. 


9 - Sailing around Croatia's incredible archipelago

Croatia is surely one of the best sailing destinations in Europe and sailing in Croatia is one of those once-in-a-lifetime experiences that no one should miss. Dalmatia and Istria, in particular, are two of the gems of this beautiful country, but the entire incredible coastline offers crystal clear seas, warm summer climate and a lovely wind that makes it the perfect place for a bareboat adventure in the Mediterranean


10 - Sailing around French Polynesia

If you’re looking for something more exotic and challenging for your bareboat adventure, Tahiti is your best bet. This is an incredibly magnificent destination but it can be very demanding for bareboat chartering. The islands are a bit farther apart (mostly 15 to 25 miles) and navigation can be hard because most islands are surrounded by fringing reefs and there are plenty of shallow areas. In some parts, anchoring can be in over 100 feet or in shallow waters filled with corals. However, if this is too much for you, you can obviously book a sailing holiday to French Polynesia by putting yourself in the trusted hands of one of our many reliable and experienced operators. 


Happy sailing and happy summer!