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Plan your summer adventure with Royal Yacht International's recommended destinations for July and August 2023

Sardinia & Corsica | Emerald waters & rugged wilderness


Corsica, known as the "Island of Beauty," will leave you spellbound with its rugged mountain ranges, pristine beaches, and crystal-clear waters. Discover the island's rich history in the medieval citadel of Bonifacio, perched on a cliff overlooking the sea. Explore the winding streets of the old town, or take a boat tour of the stunning sea caves and rock formations surrounding the city. Visit the vibrant town of Porto-Vecchio, known for its lively nightlife and historic old town. For a truly memorable experience, visit the nearby group of uninhabited Lavezzi Islands, with white beaches and sparkling sea.

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Just a short sail away lies the breathtaking island of Sardinia, a land of emerald waters and white sand beaches. Take a dip in the turquoise waters of La Maddalena, one of the most beautiful archipelagos in the world. Next, head to the Gulf of Orosei or Cala Luna and marvel at the towering cliffs surrounding you. What better way to end your journey than in the glamorous Porto Cervo, known for its stunning marina and high-end boutiques?

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Sicily & Aeolian Islands | Volcanic explosion of culture and cuisine


Planted with Spanish oranges, painted with Byzantine mosaics, dotted with ancient temples (Necropolis of Pantalica, Valley of the Temples), and protected by Etna, one of Europe's highest active volcanoes, Sicily is the Mediterranean's largest island that sits at its crossroads. Thanks to the exceptionally fertile volcanic soil and its delicious produce, the island got its nickname God's Kitchen and became Italy's third largest wine producer. Fall in love in Palermo or Syracuse, both of timeless beauty. Taormina is one of the most well-known town with its ancient Greco-­Roman theatre set at the cliffside overlooking the sea. The three Egadi Islands resemble emerald butterflies resting on turquoise seas just west of Sicily. The islands are so isolated that they once served as a maximum security prison.


The 7 Aeolian Islands (UNESCO Heritage Site) recall a history of sea adventures tracing back 5,000 years. Lipari is the largest island covered with obsidian and pumice, surrounded by brilliant turquoise water and steaming fumaroles (emissions of hot gas and steam). The island of Vulcano is dominated by the Gran Cratere volcano cone, which gives off clouds of sulfurous gas. This peak gives mindblowing views, while the island is famous for its mud baths. In contrast, the island of Salina is lush and hilly and has many little bays, such as Pollara, created by a beautiful underwater crater. The smallest Panarea is romantic, featuring elegantly laid-back bars and restaurants serving delicious Sicilian specialties. The most remote Stromboli is a fully active volcano, punctuated by occasional fierce magma eruptions like a dramatic natural fireworks display.


South of France | World's premier yachting hub


The French Riviera is considered one of the world's premier yachting destinations and a hub for the yachting industry. The region is renowned for its beautiful coastline, clear blue waters, mild climate, and glamorous ports, which attract private and commercial yachts worldwide.

Yacht charter guests can explore the scenic coastline and visit charming seaside towns and villages on the French Riviera, including Cannes, Antibes, Saint-Tropez, and Monaco, each with unique character and charm. Additionally, the region hosts several high-profile events throughout the year, such as the Cannes Movie Festival, F1 Grand Prix, and the Monaco Yacht Show.

Furthermore, the region offers excellent opportunities for water sports, such as snorkeling, scuba diving, and jet skiing, as well as fantastic world-class fine dining experiences that showcase the region's famous cuisine and wine. Overall, the South of France is a special place for a yacht charter vacation, offering a unique blend of natural beauty, cultural richness, and a luxurious lifestyle that is hard to find anywhere else.


Alaska | Chasing the Arctic lights of midnight sun & aurora borealis


Enjoy outdoor experiences unlike any other on a yacht charter along this majestic coastline of North America. Traverse sheltered waterways winding through towering fjords and myriad islands, passing national parks and mountain peaks. Watch shimmering glaciers with house-size blocks crashing into the sea. Enjoy astonishing intimate wildlife encounters – humpback whales breaching, bald eagles soaring overhead, or brown bears catching salmon. For land-based adventures, you will be spoilt for choice, with skiing, white-water rafting, and helicopter picnics on top of a glacier all on offer, not to mention world-class fishing, notably for salmon and halibut.

The natural beauty of Sitka and its history make this the most interesting of the southeastern towns. Tlingit and Aleut artifacts and totem poles can be seen at the Sitka National Historical Park. Land on the icy top of the Mendenhall Glacier and bundle up for the thrill of dogsledding. Steam across the Icy Straits to the remote town of Tenakee and bathe in the natural hot springs before taking a stroll through the charming village and visiting its delightful coffee shop and gift boutique. Spend a morning navigating through the dramatic Tracy Arm Fjord, looking out for bears, deer, and moose, before fishing for king salmon in one of the many great lakes. Steam out into the Chatham Strait and head for Baranof Island, where you can enjoy a bath in a natural hot pool adjacent to a roaring waterfall. Grab your glacial ice for cocktails while observing humpback and killer whales in Red Bluff. Alaska is a true adventurer’s playground!


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