Sailing Destinations in America

Florida Sailing destinations include key westThis picture was taken at the southernmost point of the continental USA in the Florida Keys while sailing with friends on our Island Spirit 401, Siyaya. This memento reminds me that US sailors do not have to go too far to experience spectacular sailing and take in breathtaking scenery. Right here in America, we have some great sailing destinations.

Here are a few of our favorite places to experience the best that sailing American waters has to offer:

San Diego, California

Sailors seldom have to plan an outing around the weather forecast because it is almost always good for taking your boat out sailing or chartering. It is common to find boaters relaxing in Mission Bay while others cruise out to Catalina Island for an overnight getaway.

Newport, Rhode Island

This northeast sailing mecca is another top pick even though with cold stormy winters, it is seasonal. It is a wonderful destination whether you cruise or race. As a cruising destination, there’s a lot more to see and many more places to go than one might imagine. The Chesapeake Bay is ideal because of its abundance of sailing activity and the variety of experiences it offers for beginner and veteran sailors. There are hundreds of interesting tributaries populated by little charming towns. One can even sail up the Potomac River all the way to Washington DC.

Florida Keys

Miami offers great sailing and wonderful anchorages in Biscayne Bay area, but if you want to venture further south, the Florida Keys are quite spectacular. In the southern tip of Florida, the Keys offer a pace of life that slows down considerably. The water is warm, the temperatures balmy, and the wind is fairly reliable for most of the year. Where else can you hang out with manatees and dolphins? US sailing does not get much better than in the Keys.

Get Out There and Sail the US!

These are but a few of the hundreds of sailing destinations in America and there are several charter companies that accommodate families and racing crews alike.

Take advantage of our yacht charter booking tips for chartering in one of these USA destinations.

This wonderful article in Budget Travel Magazine shows the many beautiful lighthouses scattered all around the American coastline.

Sailing in America


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