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Western Russia

Western Russia Yacht Charter Information

Russia is the world’s largest country and it is bordered from the northwestern and southeastern part by Norway, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland and by Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia, and North Korea. Russia is not always a cold country and the summers in the area can sometimes be just as hot as Florida and its southern beaches attracts many tourists every year. There are also the famous snow-capped mountains and swaying grasslands. Russia is also rich and famous with its numerous ancient fortresses, luxurious palaces, churches and lost-in-time wooden villages.

Russia is also a renowned yacht charter destination and the most popular is the sailing routes from Moscow to St Petersburg and in the Far East. The most popular sailing season is normally from May to September.

During a visit in Russia, you can head your way off the beaten track and explore the old and dynamic city of Moscow, the historic St Petersburg and the beautiful Lake Baikal. If you have enough time during your yacht charter break and move further and deeper to explore the inland of the largest country in the world.

A yacht charter trip in Russia is an amazing sailing experience; you will have the opportunity to explore the soft, golden sands of the Old Russian resort of Kranz which is now known as Zelenogradsk in the far western Kaliningrad Region. You can also visit the charming Volga river, the fascinating Elista which is Europe’s sole Buddhist enclave and the Wacky Chess city.. You can also take time to visit the 400-year old mausoleums of Dargays, the famous North Ossetian-city of the dead or even the hot springs of Kamchatka’s Nalychevo Valley which is located in the Russian Far East.

Yacht chartering in Russia is famous on the Baltic coast around the history city of St Petersburg which was built on the banks of the River Neva and is considered the most beautiful Russian city. The sea area between St Petersburg and Kronstadt, inside a man-made seawall, is a popular cruising area for Russian sailors. You can enjoy some nice sailing experience into the Finnish Saimaa Canal which gives access to Saimaa Lake, but whose entrance was barred in the past to foreign vessels. These restrictions have now been lifted by the Russian authorities. The Baltic enclave of Kaliningrad has been open to tourists since 1991; it is a small region of Russia squeezed between Lithuania and Poland and separated from the rest of Russia.