Back to chartering (and better than ever) with The Moorings – Cruising World | Gmx Pharm

Whether you’re looking for sunshine and rays, rum drinks and reggae, or quiet anchorages and shore adventures, a charter with The Moorings can have it all.
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There is nothing better than a sailing holiday. Whether you’re looking for sunshine and rays, rum drinks and reggae, or quiet anchorages and shore adventures, a charter with The Moorings can have it all. Now that the world is opening up again, it’s time to put the stay behind and choose a destination. Let’s take a look at where the hottest destinations for 2022 and 2023 are, what’s changed in the world of charter sailing, and what you need to know before your next vacation.

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Back to the Bahamas, BVI and USVI

The bases in the Virgin Islands and the Bahamas, which have long been the most popular destinations for North American sailors, have suffered major setbacks from hurricanes and the pandemic. Thankfully, those days are mostly behind us and charter sailors can once again easily navigate the fabled waters of the Sir Francis Drake Channel, the Sea of ​​Abaco and the Bahama Banks.

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Once on board your boat, you’re ready to discover the BVI.
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The Moorings base is fully open in Road Town, British Virgin Islands, at Wickhams Cay II, where you’ll find resort-like amenities before you cast off. Travelers are no longer required to pre-register on the travel portal for entry clearance and all Covid entry test requirements were lifted on July 15, 2022. Once on board your boat, you’re free to explore the rest of the British Virgin Islands – explore the magical baths on Virgin Gorda, sip a painkiller at Soggy Dollar on Jost Van Dyke and see the Indians, one of the best snorkeling spots in the area.During the pandemic, the US Virgin Islands has become increasingly popular as a charter destination due to the ease of travel for US citizens. Once a well-kept secret, the allure of these islands is now getting the attention it deserves. From the Moorings base at Yacht Haven Grande Marina, you can explore all that St. Thomas has to offer, including plenty of shopping and nightlife, and then explore beautiful and laid-back St. John, where you can explore the pristine beaches of St .John can experience Cinnamon Bay, excellent snorkeling at Leinster Bay and even some hiking trails in the Virgin Islands National Park.

St. John
Explore beautiful and laid-back St. John in the USVI where you can experience pristine beaches, excellent snorkeling in Leinster Bay and even some hiking trails.
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The Moorings base at Abaco Beach Resort in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas, reopened in late 2021 after recovering from the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian in 2019. “While the effects of the storm can still be seen on the main island,” says Ian Pedersen, Senior Marketing Manager for The Moorings, “The Cruising Ground and Outer Cays have regained their shape and are once again a spectacular sailing destination.” The central location of Marsh Harbor makes it the perfect place to begin your exploration of the Abacos – a long-time favorite of cruise ship destinations. Enjoy sailing the sheltered waters of the Abaco Sea to destinations that include quaint villages like Hope Town and Green Turtle Cay, as well as numerous secluded anchorages.

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Now that the world is opening up again, it’s time to put the stay behind and choose a destination.
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If you’re looking for an Out Islands experience, an Exumas charter could be just the ticket. Departs from the Moorings base at Palm Cay Marina in Nassau, BahamasVisitors can then drive down Exuma Cays, a chain of 365 islands and bays stretching over 120 miles. Many sailors who have traveled the world agree that the Exumas are their favorite sailing destination. As soon as you go you will understand. From exploring the mangrove streams of Shroud Cay and the incredible Thunderball Grotto to the friendly settlement of Black Point and colorful Staniel Cay, the Exumas offer a wide variety of experiences – and unforgettable sunsets on the Great Bahama Bank.

Both destinations in the Bahamas are fully open to vaccinated travelers, while unvaccinated visitors must present a negative COVID-19 test upon check-in.

The Magic Med

If your dream sailing holiday involves exploring ancient ruins, villages steeped in history and a variety of sailing conditions, a Mediterranean sailing holiday could be just what you are looking for. “After so many people in Europe couldn’t sail [the pandemic]the Mediterranean sailing season is back and as popular as ever,” says Pedersen.

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If your dream sailing holiday involves exploring ancient ruins, villages steeped in history and a variety of sailing conditions, a Mediterranean sailing holiday could be just what you are looking for.
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From Moorings bases in Italy, Greece and Croatia, visitors can choose the Med experience that best suits them. Looking for sun-kissed beaches, quaint tavernas and excellent diving? Try a charter from Corfu in Greece. Does it sound ideal to visit a plethora of islands offering everything from wild, barren landscapes to historic towns and lively nightlife? A charter for Croatia and the Dalmatian islands is just what you need. How about a view of mountain peaks, incredible cuisine and a soak in hot springs? Check out a sailing vacation from Sicily.

Charter Croatia and Dalmatian Islands
If visiting a plethora of islands offering everything from wild, barren landscapes to historic towns and lively nightlife sounds ideal, a charter to Croatia and the Dalmatian Islands is for you.
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Whatever you decide, chartering in the Mediterranean is an incredible experience. If you want to do a bareboat charter in one of these destinations, you must have a recognized sailing license, e.g. No certifications? Do not worry. Crewed charters are available with a captain and a chef.

Crewed Charter
No certifications? Do not worry. Crewed charters are available with a captain and a chef.
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Ready to go?

After more than two years of various lockdowns and travel restrictions around the world, it’s no surprise that riotous sailors are ready to get started out there. If you are considering a charter holiday in the near future, The Moorings strongly recommend booking as soon as possible to ensure you get the yacht you want. “We are already seeing strong bookings for next summer and even fall 2023,” says Pedersen.

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After more than two years of various lockdowns and travel restrictions around the world, it’s no surprise that riotous sailors are ready to get started out there.
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So gather your crew, choose your destination and set sail.

For more information and to start booking your charter vacation, visit www.moorings.com or speak directly to a vacation planner at 800-416-0247.

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