The top 5 places to visit by yacht in North America this year

From its bustling West coast to the dynamic East coast, North America has plenty to offer as a superyacht destination. Why not take your time exploring the cruising hotspots of Miami, the lush landscapes of Newport, or soaking in the tranquil scenery of Alaska this year? Here we share our top 5 destinations to visit by yacht in North America.

Miami, North America Yacht CharterMiami, Florida

As one of the most vibrant cities in North America, Miami is truly a cultural melting pot. Offering an intoxicating mix of a glamorous lifestyle, world-class cuisine with a Latin heartbeat, and sun-soaked beaches, Miami is an ideal cruising hotspot for superyachts. Known for its all-year-round balmy tropical weather, the city has several marinas and harbors to chose from, you can even purchase that perfect yacht at Miami yacht brokers to truly enjoy a lifestyle on the water. The city features everything you’d want on a luxurious getaway, from designer shopping to renowned night clubs and five-star spas.

Newport RI - North America Yacht CharterNewport, Rhode Island

A classic yachting destination, Newport offers some of the most beautiful landscapes and seascapes in the country. The rugged coastlines and rocky isles have been home to sailors for centuries. Best known for its America’s Cup heritage, visiting this destination by superyacht is a definite must. Enjoy the historic mansions of Newport and marina before cruising to the equally alluring islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, each of which boasts its charm and appeal. From there, it is only a short cruise to Cape Cod, a quieter region known for its lush countryside and rich history.

New York - North America Yacht CharterNew York City, New York

The bright lights of the Big Apple have been a draw for visitors from around the world for years, but the city is more easily accessible by superyacht than one may think. Just a short cruise away from the beautiful seascapes of New England, New York can accommodate superyachts from 35m to over 100m. Once there, why not partake in a leisurely cruise down the Hudson River, enjoy the George Washington Bridge’s unique views or explore Ellis Island. On land, the city truly is your oyster, offering some of the most exquisite dining, best nightlife, luxury shopping, and exclusive hotels in the country.

Alaska - North America Yacht CharterInside Passage, Alaska

The most remote area of them all, Alaska is known for its unrivaled raw and natural beauty. Its isolation is one of its most appealing points, and as the majority of the state’s coastline is not accessible by road, it is the perfect destination to explore by water. The wilderness here is home to everything from eagles to bears, whales, and seals. The Inside Passage is known for its frozen forests, tremendous glaciers, and snow-topped mountains, which serve as the ideal backdrop for stunning sunsets. Be sure to stop by Admiralty Island, the largest National Park in North America, and Haines’ historic town.

San Juan Islands - North America Yacht CharterSan Juan Islands, Washington

Consisting of many islands, each with its own captivating beauty, the San Juan Islands are welcoming to all. Kick back and enjoy life at a slower pace while mesmerized by the varied landscapes – from snow-capped mountains to golden sandy beaches and dense forests. Ideal for hiking, walking, and soaking up the local color, be sure to explore the unique geological formations on Sucia Island and the marine life by Stuart Island. For those looking for a historical refuge, be sure to stop on by Roche Harbour by San Juan Island, a favorite among local and experienced yachtsmen.

Colette Flowerdew-Kincaid
Colette Flowerdew-Kincaid
Colette’s wealth of experience in the superyacht industry and keen interest in lifestyle, travel and gastronomy make her the perfect fit for Upscale Living Magazine. She has joined recently Relevance’s UK team as Content Editor, having previously worked at Superyacht Technology magazine reporting on a range of luxury technologies.

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