Setting Sail for Adventure: Unforgettable Bucket List Sailing Trips to Add to Your Wanderlust

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No matter where you have sailed to in the past, there are hundreds of locations left to explore and if you have your own boat, you can start planning a trip to one of these dream destinations today. Get your boat maintenance done, buy any Beneteau parts you need to get your boat seaworthy, and set your compass toward one of these incredible bucket list sailing trips.

1. St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

Travelers who want to get away from the craziness of the city should look into a sailing trip to St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. It’s one of the few places left on Earth that is essentially untouched by modern life. It will remind you of a national park that’s been preserved for nature lovers and peace seekers who just want to relax and enjoy their time away. 

You’ll find the bays packed with leaping mahi, turtles, and spotted eagle rays, something you’ll never see in more populated locales. Of course, even if you’d rather spend your vacation in a quiet, natural environment, you probably have someone in your party who wants to experience the tourist life. Fortunately, at St. John, you’re very close to the rest of the US and British Virgin Islands, where excitement awaits.

2. Hvar, Croatia

Film buffs will delight in the recognizable scenery they’ll view in Hvar, Croatia, the site of numerous movies and television shows. This island, one of the larger in the Dalmatians, has been the setting for movies such as “Play It to the Bone,” “The Deep,” and “Fishermen’s Conversations” and the incredible views are just one reason why.

Hvar is a bustling agricultural center and features a historic downtown area that offers a multitude of restaurants, bars, and other establishments that you’ll find nowhere else. There are also plenty of quaint fishing villages and hidden anchorages around the island that are perfect for getting away from crowds. The laid-back Mediterranean vibe of Hvar will put you at ease during your stay, but the presence of celebrities such as Beyonce, Brad Pitt, and Prince Harry will make you feel like royalty.

3. Zanzibar, Tanzania

Sailing to the East Coast of Africa might not be an obvious bucket list trip, but Zanzibar, Tanzania is truly an experience that can’t be missed. Not only are there miles of white sand beaches and crystal clear water, but you can also visit the Stone Town of Unguja, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that allows visitors to experience Africa as it would have been during the 1800’s spice and slave trade.

A night market, Prison Island, the Jozani Forest, and The Rock Restaurant, are just a few of the other major attractions in Zanzibar. Whether you just want to relax on a pristine beach and soak in the African sun or you’re looking for adventure and excitement, this sailing trip is one that you probably haven’t considered, but definitely should.

Conclusion to Bucket List Sailing Trips

These are just three of the many locations that are worth sailing to. No matter what you enjoy doing while on vacation, there is something for everyone.

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