Sailboats at a marina on Tortola in the British Virgin Islands.

Sailing Charters in the Virgin Islands

If your travels include dreaming of sailing on the balmy ocean, consider booking a charter in the Virgin Islands. You’ll have two types to choose from–crewed and bareboat–and no matter which you choose, the freedom to plot the course of the experience is all yours. Here are all the ins and outs of booking a sailing charter to match the experience you want.

Sailboats in the waters off Hamilton Island, Australia.

Recreation on Australia’s Hamilton Island

Recreation on Hamilton Island is weighted heavily toward sailing and boating, since the area is so great for it, but you’ll also find a plethora of other activities from the usual vacation pursuits such as walking tours or a round of golf, and some not-so-usual pursuits such as art classes, and Go-Kart racing.

Moss grows on a bulging knot along the trunk of a larch tree.

Visit Chile’s Parque Pumalín

Parque Pumalín is a 317,000-hectare private nature reserve straddling the highway north of Chaitén. Find out more about the park including flora, geography, sights, and recreational opportunities.

Take a sunset cruise aboard a Sail Trilogy catamaran.

Take a Sunset Cruise in West Maui

Few Maui activities are more iconic than a sunset sail off the West Maui coastline. You have your choice of vessels and experiences, from sailing catamarans serving select appetizers to more yacht-like full-bar and restaurant dinner cruises.

A person in a rash guard sits on the sand with a boat anchored just off-shore.

Recreation and Water Sports in Placencia Village, Belize

There’s no shortage of guide services in Placencia, where most tour operators offer service to all nearby destinations: snorkeling and fishing trips with lunch on a beautiful caye, visits to ancient Maya ruins, and a variety of paddling tours. Here’s some helpful information about great companies offering recreational activities in the area.

View along the coast with a dock extending into the water and boats visible on shore.

Visiting Sarteneja in Northern Belize

In addition to being a picturesque fishing village, Sarteneja is the only place on mainland Belize where you can watch the sun set over the water. Here’s everything you need to plan a visit to Sarteneja.