Rainy days, freezing temperatures and days of darkness; it’s official, winter is here. However there’s no reason to suffer the winter blues, in some places summer never ends with year-round perfect sailing conditions! This winter we’ve got a number of offers in superb destinations such as Tenerife, the British Virgin Islands and Saint Martin.
Lanzarote is a subtropical paradise, and the northernmost of the Canarian islands. It is the perfect place for your yacht charter in winter, with its fantastic year-round sailing conditions and its vibrant culture. Despite its close proximity to Europe, the island enjoys year-round pleasant weather conditions, with an average winter temperature of 20ºC and average water temperature of 19ºC. The island is filled with many different landscapes, from its volcanic Timanfaya national park to its many beautiful beaches, including Papagayo Beach and Famara beach.
Tenerife, the largest of the Canary islands is also a great place to go in winter, with similar average temperatures to Lanzarote, albeit with a more lively atmosphere. However don’t think that you’ll be surrounded by the stereotypical foreign tourists; winter is the perfect time to travel to Tenerife and avoid the summer crowds, and therefore enjoy a more relaxing holiday. You’ll be able to enjoy the island’s unique attractions, such as the breathtaking El Teide volcano and its volcanic beaches, the Canaries’ liveliest nightlife as well as the island’s vibrant cultural events, such as the Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, held in February.
The Emerald isle of the Caribbean, Saint Martin is a true paradise which is worth visiting in winter above all. The island enjoys similar warm average winter temperatures to the British Virgin Islands, and is host to a melting pot of French, Dutch and Creole cultures. If you book a yacht charter with aBoatTime, you’ll be able to experience this rich mix of cultures, and the island’s fantastic nightlife, with many beach bars, and fine dining experiences available.
British Virgin Islands
The British Virgin Islands are a British overseas territory, located just east of Puerto Rico in the Caribbean. They experience fantastic year-round weather, with average winter temperatures of around 25ºC, and water temperatures of a pleasant 26ºC. You’ll be amazed by the island’s calm sailing conditions, pleasant sea breeze and its beautiful diving spots. Escape cold winter temperatures and spend Christmas on one of the British Virgin Islands’ idyllic tropical beaches, and enjoy the never ending summer on this spectacular archipelago.