The Seychelles archipelago of 115 islands is scattered over more than 500,000 square miles in the western Indian Ocean and boasts some of the most brilliant flora and fauna on earth, just 4 degrees south of the equator.
Wild, rugged, and mostly uninhabited, the islands of the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia are a destination that world voyager and CW editor at large Jimmy Cornell says outdistances Greece as the most popular cruising area in the Mediterranean.
Antigua and Barbuda
Sail, swim, submerge, smile, celebrate... the simple plan was to pack an introductory diving course into a weeklong bareboat charter in Antigua and Barbuda. It turned out to be way more than that.
Cabrera is about 30 nautical miles south of Palma de Mallorca, the main city on Mallorca, one of Spain's Balearic Islands. And it's the largest island within the Archipilago de Cabrera, a natural reserve administered by Spain's national park system.
Are the Bahamas in your winter sailing plans?
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This tiny country offers major variety depending on whether you choose the Caribbean or Pacific coast. You'll find countless mangrove cays, frogs, butterflies, tiny tree crabs, and three-toed sloths. Under water, there are hundreds of varieties of sponges, coral, starfish and reef fish.To learn more chartering in Panama, click here.