Part of the enchantment of sailing is being able to get to places you would otherwise never be able to see. From seabound restaurants and hotels to quiet harbors and sheltered coves. A great many delightful attractions all over the world are only reachable by boat, each one of them worthy of a visit. From remote islands to coastal national parks, here are five attractions you can only get to by boat.
Nauru is a tiny nation that is apparently the least-visited country on the planet, but don’t let that deter you. One of the Micronesian islands, boasts gorgeous white sandy beaches, lush jungles, and stunning waters. The country is so small that you can jog all the way around it in just a few hours. This island is technically reachable by plane, but only one flight per week lands on the tiny island, so rent or charter a boat at Brisbane, Australia, and get there the better (and more reliable) way.
Masoala National Park
Nestled on the coast of Madagascar, this national park is usually only reachable by passengers hopping aboard cargo ships (known to capsize on occasion) to see its wonders. Still, Masoala National Park is home to a great number of gecko species, insane coral reefs, and beautiful waters. Pick up a boat rental at Antananarivo and sail yourself around to this gem, forgoing the potentially capsizing cargo ships!
Standing on Tybee Island off the coast of the US state of Georgia and part of the Fort Pulaski monument, this fantastically old lighthouse is only viewable from the water or the surrounding islands. Visitors to the island are discouraged from going ashore due to safety hazards that may endanger them. In addition, the island is also undergoing eco-conservation efforts that visitors making landfall in the island could disrupt. Still, Cockspur is a must-see for history buffs, particularly those interested in the history of the American south.
Tristan da Cunha
Serious adventurers won’t want to miss Tristan da Cunha, a volcanic island far-flung between the coasts of South America and Africa. The island possesses no visitor amenities – no hotels, restaurants, nor airport, and hosts less than three hundred residents. For keen adventurers who might be thrilled at the prospect of sailing a week to make landfall on the beautifully green island, it is not to be missed.
This gorgeous South Pacific island belongs to the territories of the United Kingdom. It boasts less than one hundred residents and is so isolated that the UK government has been requesting individuals to take up residence there. Despite its isolation, the greenery and blue waters of this haven far from civilization are well worth the visit. Fish, snorkel, scuba dive, and swim at this tiny but beautiful island. Enjoy the feeling of truly getting away from it all!
Some of the most beautiful places on the planet are the most remote. While it may take special effort to see them, each of these places is well worth the effort. Hop aboard a boat rental, set your course, and let the adventure unfold. To see the sailboat charters we have available near these locations, visit our website.