USA West Coast Yacht Charter Information
The decision of where and when to charter a yacht in the west coast of the USA, whether California, Mexico, Canada or Alaska, depends largely on the extreme seasonal weather variations. The many modernised harbours along the coast have inviting marina facilities and the locals take pleasure in sharing their local cuisine with you. Sail your chartered yacht into San Diego. From Marina del Rey in Los Angeles you can cruise to the Catalina islands or up to Santa Barbara. Frequent high winds, fog and currents will determine your stay in the San Francisco bay.
With spectacular scenery, plenty of bays and inlets to visit and great fishing, a Yacht charter to the San Juan Islands in early summer to late fall will be an unforgettable experience. A yacht charter is the only way to see Alaska. You will have the opportunity to visit locations that can not be reached by road and visit villages where the Indians traditions are still today honoured. It is best seen early in the season from June until mid July, then again in later August & September.
When in Washington, sail to Lopez Island, San Juan and Orcas Island. Lopez Island, being the most rural of the three major islands, is known as one of the friendliest islands on the west coast and waving to the passing tourists is a custom of many years. Landscapes and woods blend into farmlands and vistas of profound beauty. San Juan, the historic town of Friday Harbour, combines rocky shores and sandy beaches, lakes and forests. Sea kayaking, boating, fishing, beachcombing and scuba diving are also very popular activities on the island. Orcas Island is made up of several hamlets and villages, the popular Deer Harbour on the western half of the island is known for boating and fine dining.
Oregon, Victoria and Oceanside are equally glorious. The beautiful coastal community of Dana Point houses the desirable port of Dana West Marina, home to nearly one-thousand boats. This marina is the perfect place to escape and relax. The resort style atmosphere along with quaint shops and a majestic harbour reflect the charm this quaint maritime community has to offer.
Enjoy the splendour of the inner harbour of Vancouver and Stanley Park. Once past the Lions Gate Bridge, sail into False Creek; stop at Granville Island or cruise up Kitsilano Beach, UBC and West Vancouver prestigious waterfront homes. Coal harbour marina is one of the most spectacular harbours in the world, along with Bowen Island Marina, Seycove Marina and Lynnwood Marina. The whole southern point of Vancouver Island is a major yachting waterway. The west coast region is filled with some of the best rugged untouched virgin-like coastlines in the world. A yacht charter in Newport West Coast, Long Beach and San Francisco offer memories that will last a lifetime.