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The Top 25 ultimate yacht charter destinations in the world, 2015

To help you plan your next yacht charter vacation, CEOWORLD magazine has identified the 25 best sailing destination on the planet. The CEOWORLD magazine drafted in a team of world’s top marine travel agents and yacht charter specialists to draw up a list of 100 yacht charter destinations. Most of the names are quite familiar.

The list was whittled down to a shortlist and the publication then asked readers to vote for their top 25 – how many places have you visited?

According to the experts from the magazine, the world’s top yacht charter destination is the Dodecanese Islands in Greece.  Second place goes to the incredible Caribbean islands, followed by the French Riviera or Côte d’Azur in third. Fourth, fifth and sixth highest recommended yacht charter destinations are Gocek and Fethiye in Turkey, Cyclades islands in Greece, and Dalmatian Islands in Croatia respectively.

Here are the top 25 ultimate yacht charter destinations in the world. Enjoy lovely sailing breezes!

1. Dodecanese Islands in Greece.

2. Caribbean islands.
The Bahamas, Virgin Islands, Leeward Islands, Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados (also known as “Little Britain”), the Windward Islands, and Turks and Caicos.

3. The French Riviera or Côte d’Azur

4. Gocek and Fethiye, Turkey

5. Cyclades islands, Greece

6. Dalmatian Islands in Croatia

7. The British Virgin Islands (BVI)

8. Marmaris, Turkey

9. The Ionian Islands, Greece

10. Aeolian Islands in Italy

Comprising eight islands including Liprai, the largest, Vulcano, Salina, Stromboli, Filicudi, Alicudi, Panarea and Basiluzzo.

11. The Italian Riviera of Liguria.

Rivaling its French counterpart on the Cote d’Azur.

12. The Amalfi Coast, Italy

13. The French island of Corsica and the Italian island of Sardinia.

14. The Balearic Islands, comprised of Majorca, Minorca, Ibiza and Formentera

15. The French Polynesian islands – located almost mid-way between California, United States, and Australia

16. The Indian Ocean – the Seychelles and the islands of the Maldives

17.  Central America – Belize, Nicaragu, Panama, and Costa Rica

18. Southeast Asia – Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), Andaman Islands (India), Vietnam and Laos – the region covers 3,900 miles/6,100 km.

19. Australia

20. The South Pacific –  French Polynesia, Tonga, the Solomon Islands, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, the Cook Islands and Vanuatu

21. Exotic and mysterious Mexico

22. Monaco

23. Island of Sicily

24. Hawaii

25. The seven islands of the Republic of Malta

*Note: This research was conducted by CEOWORLD magazine and  Cosmos Yachting GmbH, a leading professional Charter agency for yacht charters worldwide!  Cosmos yachting specializes in bareboat charters, skippered yacht charter, and fully crewed yacht charters of sailing yachts, motor yachts, mega yachts, superyachts, motor boats, catamarans, or luxury and crewed yacht charter in the Mediterranean Sea, Caribbean Sea, and other yacht charter destinations worldwide.

Check off how many you’ve visited already, and get planning your next sailing adventure.

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Megan Batchelor
Executive features editor at The CEOWORLD magazine and lover of reality TV. I eat cereal for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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