The Best Destinations for Boating Enthusiasts

Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Bora Bora, French Polynesia. Photo by Benedikt Brichta on Unsplash

If you love sailing out on the open water, then you probably like to look for destinations where you’ll be able to indulge your boating hobby. Luckily, people have been using boats for millennia, so there are great places with boating opportunities all over the world. If you’re thinking about where to go on your next trip that will let you boat around, here are some of the best options.

Newport, Road Island

Boating is baked into the culture of Newport, whose harbor was the site of tons of boating history including the very first America’s Cup boat race in the 1930s. Today the area has jazz festivals, artisan stalls, fresh fish markets, and great restaurants as well as plenty of boating opportunities.

Cote d’Azur, France

The French Riviera, or Cote d’Azur, is known as one of the most beautiful spots in the world for well-off boat owners to spend time lounging and shopping. It’s the Mediterranean coast of France, and it’s home to such famous spots as Cannes and Monaco. There are plenty of events here and a place to park all manner of boats as well.

Society Islands, French Polynesia

Tahiti and Bora Bora are just two of the best-known Islands in this tropical archipelago, where you can boat around the area and snorkel to view wildlife and coral reefs. There’s also a yearly traditional boat race held by the native tribes of the area.