Sailing the Atlantic is perfect for experiencing what many consider the world’s most beautiful spectacles, including the Canary and Caribbean islands.
The Canary Islands is an excellent point if you plan to sail toward distant neighboring Islands or as far as the Caribbean Islands. Due to it being a popular sailor’s destination, nearly 40 marinas and nautical companies are on almost all islands.
For short-term sailing, The Canarian archipelago consists of seven unique islands, including Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, El Hierro, and La Gomera. Sailing these islands can be an excellent choice if you don’t want to spend weeks sailing from island to island.
A popular passage is setting sail from Gran Canaria, the island of Volcanic origin with hues of teal blue waters, then making way to small islets on the Fuerteventura Island that is rich with marine life and powerful waves.
From here, journey through the tropical blue waters to Lanzarote Island, the most volcanic of all Canary Islands with its famous black-sand volcanic beaches. Stop by one of the world’s most famous beaches, Papagayo beach, a cove of white sand in the shape of a shell surrounded by emerald, green waters.
Next on this journey is La Graciosa, an untouched Canary Island that is sparsely inhabited. This island is the least traveled, offering a more peaceful and relaxed ambiance of the Canary Islands. Take some extra time on this coastal beach to absorb the solitude of sailing.
Whether you prefer a few days on the Atlantic or a few weeks, the Canary Islands are a must.
If your destination is the Caribbean Islands, the archaeological landscape encompassing over 7000 Islands and cays, roughly 75 marinas to start your passage to set sail island hopping, there are many routes to be taken.
Departing the popular passage from Nassau to Berry Islands, sailing to the neighboring Cabbage Beach, is ranked one of The Bahama’s most beautiful and iconic beaches. If you’re in for a longer ride, set sail to Cockburn Town, Grand Turk, the capital island of Turks and Caicos. Navigate the west side’s reefs and sail through the shallow crystal blue waters where dolphins are commonly spotted.
Continue your journey to the tropical island of Labadie, Haiti, a popular port for sailors. Sail around the coast of this forest-rich island that is inhabited by the famous Verdant Mountain. This bustling destination is a tropic dream, with cruise boats and yachts alike navigating the waters.
From here, travel the SE passage to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, known for its clean white sandy beaches, tall coconut trees, and turquoise blue waters. You can sail the entire southeast tip, where you will come across secluded beaches that are sparsely populated, the ideal place to dock your sailboat.
To add to your excursion, travel east to the north-central coast of San Jan, Puerto Rico, loaded with palm trees and colorful saltwater fish brightening up the shoreline. Set sail east to the small British Virgin Islands or southeast to the US Virgin Islands for a further excursion.
Set sail on the Caribbean Island whether you travel the Caribbean Loop or island-hop; the Caribbean Islands are a sailor’s paradise.