North-West Pacific

Luxury Yacht Charter San Francisco

Yacht Charter in San Francisco

With is spectacular waterfront, iconic Golden Gate Bridge and infamous Alcatraz Island, San Francisco is one of America’s premier yachting destinations in the world. The Californian city, set on the world’s third largest natural harbours, is a wonderful base from which to explore San Francisco Bay, which is 48-60 miles from north to south. San Francisco has been chosen to host the America’s Cup in 2013, a move which has confirmed its position in the sailing world.

Luxury Yacht Charter Seattle

Yacht Charter in Seattle

Seattle is a vibrant city in the state of Washington, nestled at the foot of Mount Rainer on the Pacific North West coast. As well as being the summer starting point for cruising Alaska, Seattle is also the gateway to the fascinating and scenic San Juan Islands, which lie north west of the city, a short sail away. There are a staggering 172 islands in the archipelago, although only four: San Juan Island, Orcas Island, Lopez Island and Shaw Island are populated. The entire region is very popular with yachtsmen, and is home to a number of well-known races and regattas as well as the Seattle Boat Show.

Luxury Yacht Charter Desolation Sound

Yacht Charter in Desolation Sound

Desolation Sound is a deep water inlet in British Columbia, 90 miles north of the city of Vancouver. It is hugely popular with yacht charters as it boasts spectacular fjords, snow-capped mountains and an abundance of wildlife. The sound, on Canada’s Sunshine Coast, is the largest marine park in British Columbia, consisting of 6,350 acres of coast. Desolation Sound, which is four times the size of Britain, offers lots of safe anchorage locations, most of which are either totally or partly enclosed by high cliffs, islands or mountainsides.

Luxury Yacht Charter Vancouver

Yacht Charter in Vancouver

Vancouver is home to some of the best cruising territories in Canada’s British Columbia. Built around a busy natural harbor, the city has a wonderful cosmopolitan feel to it with sailing very much at its heart. Consistently ranked as one of the three most liveable cities in the world, Vancouver offers something for everyone. The surrounding coastline is equally as attractive and full of yachting possibilities, with a number of islands off which to anchor and explore.