Spring’s in full swing by April, and while it’s not that warm in continental Europe, there is some wonderful cruising to be had further away. Pack your bags and head for North America, the Caribbean or the magical Seychelles.
Antigua - A classic year-round sailing area, Antigua makes our spring yacht charter list for one very specific reason, the sailing week that shows the island at its glorious best in late April.
Antigua Sailing Week puts most regattas to shame. For close racing, glorious weather and legendary parties, it simply can’t be beaten.
Charter for the event, or simply to soak up the feel-good factor.
Tonga - Venture to the distant shores of this Pacific kingdom, and you’ll be rewarded with spectacular cruising in impossibly clear waters.
Tonga is a fertile nation of vivid colours, from coral reefs and blue lagoons to white sand beaches, fringed with palm trees. The sailing combines the best bits of the BVIs and the Bahamas.
The rainy season has been and gone, and April temperatures average 27C and winds are in the 8-12kt sweet spot.
Vancouver - And now for something completely different. Vancouver and British Columbia offer yacht charters quite unlike anywhere else on planet earth. The cruising area is full of twisting fjords, towering mountain ranges, and swooping eagles.
By April, the shorefront forests are full of life, and whale watching season has just begun. Thousands of whales migrate through the febrile waters, and scores of wild salmon return home to spawn. A magical time to visit this magical place.