North America Yacht Charter
North America has a diverse and beautiful coastline with a variety of cruising grounds to explore onboard a North America yacht charter. The northeast coastline takes charterers from the dramatic, rugged coast of Maine, south to the picture postcard ports of Cape Cod and Newport. Alternatively, the southeast coastline ranges from the incredible Chesapeake Bay to the commercial ports of southern Florida. The west coast of America offers breathtaking scenery from the Pacific Northwest, south to San Francisco and San Diago.
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The Gulf coast with its fantastic beaches and fishing opportunities below America’s Midwest has rich sailing traditions, a Mecca for sailing enthusiasts. Alaska remains one of the world’s most popular destinations for summer time luxury yacht charters in North America with its glaciers and stunning wildlife, whilst British Columbia and the San Juan Islands offer endless opportunities for taking onshore expeditions into nature or into the more cosmopolitan cityscape of Vancouver.
The sheer scale of Alaska is awe-inspiring; as are the icebergs that luxury charter yachts deftly cruise around to provide one-of-a-kind scenic views. Towns such as Juneau and Sitka offer insights into the local history and culture, which includes things like Native American Totem-Pole carving and ship-based whaling. During cruise hours there are countless migrating humpback, orca, and blue whales to provide nature and wildlife encounters that are positively jaw dropping.
Canada is not often the first destination that springs to mind for many when considering their next yacht charter destination, but with vast, untouched wilderness, mammoth mountains and incredible wildlife perhaps it should be. Step ashore and you’ll be confronted with spectacular scenery, cosmopolitan cities and welcoming locals, eager to make your stay in their country one to remember. The three primary areas to explore on a North America yacht charter in Canada are; Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and British Columbia. Sail around Newfoundland and watch finback whales, minke, humpback whales and in the cliffs by the coast, bald eagles from the deck of your private yacht. Icebergs can be seen in late spring and early summer as they break off and are swept south on the currents. Newfoundland is graced with several yacht clubs and a large number of bays and harbours able to accommodate large yachts. Those visiting Nova Scotia can enjoy Halifax’s lively waterfront scene and Peggy’s Cove to find puffins and seals.
Chesapeake Bay lies off the Atlantic Ocean surrounded by Maryland and Virginia. A national treasure, Chesapeake Bay offers yacht charters in calm waters and many sheltered tributaries in which to sail into. Chesapeake Bay, famed for its fishing is a different choice to the usual luxury yacht charter destinations. It offers over 6400 miles of stunning coastline and numerous small, picturesque fishing villages to moor? off and explore. It is a region rich in culture, tradition and history.
The city of Newport on Rhode Island serves as the starting point for many yacht charter itineraries. Newport itself offers a variety of enjoyable activities, including tours of classic mansions and visits to summertime celebrations such as the popular Newport Jazz Festival.
New York City is of course one of the world’s most unique islands to visit whilst on a luxury yacht charter in North America, and itineraries can incorporate cruises past the Statue of Liberty and the towering skyscrapers on Wall Street.
The Carolinas are two states on the eastern coast of North America, North Carolina and South Carolina. North Carolina is bursting with wildlife and natural beauty, whilst sparkling lakes and hidden waterfalls make up the landscape of South Carolina.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida is the American capital of Luxury yacht charter. Florida itineraries usually begin on the state’s southeast coast from Fort Lauderdale and Miami and follow the coastline around the southwest-bending archipelago known as the Florida Keys. Florida’s southern shores are the gateway to the Gulf of Mexico Cuba and Central America destinations such as Panama’s San Blas Islands.