No matter where you've been before, we could all do with a few new destination to get inspired! So if you're a keen sailor looking forward to making the most of the new season, start your voyage off right here with Seachest's top 6 new sailing locations to tick off your list...
#1. Hvar Island, Croatia
So much more than a summer resort, Hvar is a stunning Croatian Island located in the Adriatic Sea. Not only is the island a beautiful gem of architecture, history and many other gorgeous points of interest, it's also a wonderful place to sail around. Your boat will skim across a sea of the most crystal clear water you'll come across with a plethora of harbour facilities to make your stay as relaxing as possible.
If you're looking for a destination that will guarantee a little romance, The Stockholm Archipelago has a really atmospheric quality, full of wonderful views and a modern ambiance to capture the heart of any visitor. The Archipelago itself is made up of around 30,000 different islands to explore; the Nordic sea is perhaps the most arresting destination to take your other half - make sure you bring some warm clothes and soak up the mesmerising sea vistas that surround you.
#3. Galápagos Islands, Ecuador
A true bucket list destination that every sailor needs to visit, the Galápagos Islands are ideal for animal lovers, thanks to the menagerie of rare and vibrant wildlife. From giant tortoises, Darwin's finches, Frigatebirds and much more, there's also plenty of opportunity to go snorkeling, diving and hiking in between a gentle and relaxing sail.
Off the coast of East Africa is the Tanzanian archipelago of Zanzibar, a truly breathtaking location that feels like you're stepping into the past as well as a picturesque postcard. The sailing lets you enjoy beaches and sunsets you'll never be able to witness anywhere else. and it's also a great place to go if you want to stop off for a quick dive or snorkel along the way.
#5. The Norwegian Fjords
Sheer cliffs and mountains, kissed by the sun and dusted in snow... Sailing through the glassy waters of the fjords will make you feel truly at one with the natural world. You'll be surrounded by dreamlike views and spectacular waterfalls wherever you look as you sail past the impressive, never-ending scenery.
#6. The Grenadines
No sailing destination list is complete without a trip to the Caribbean. One of the most recognisably beautiful locations in the world, you'll experience heavenly sailing conditions through tropical waters and sugar white sandy beaches. With 32 splendid islands that make up Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - the Caribbean is a place you'll always want to return to and rediscover.