Picture Perfect Ports

Having insta-envy over the perfectly picturesque destinations popping up on your social feeds daily? Imagine taking in white sand beaches and colorful colonial towns while sipping sundowners aboard your very own crewed yacht as your personal gourmet chef preps dinner. This isn’t your average vacation.

The Moorings, the world’s premier yacht charter company specializing in tailor made luxury vacations, has found the most picture-perfect ports from around the globe. So, slip on your sandals and choose your filter, it’s your turn to be the envy of even your most well-traveled followers.

Known for its waterfall-laden landscapes and crystal clear lagoons, Tahiti is synonymous with “tropical paradise.” The water bungalows set against the back drop of Bora Bora are enough to make anyone consider permanently relocating. While it would be easy to spend your days just taking in the views Tahiti has endless options of activities including snorkeling through coral gardens and touring the local vanilla plantations.

Hoping for a luxurious vacation that takes you off the beaten path? Consider the Spanish Virgin Islands. These islands offer the perfect sailing vacation with untapped anchorages and protected coral reefs to explore via snorkeling. Stop by the island of Culebrita’s uninhabited wildlife refuge and keep your eyes peeled for the endangered sea turtles that call this island home.

The Bay of Naples offers the perfect combination of natural wonder, scrumptious cuisine and cultural gems, resulting in some of the chicest ports in the world. Dock at Ischia Island and tour ancient Castello d’Ischia, then receive the royal treatment with natural thermal therapies, mud baths and facial treatments. Hungry? The island of Procida has more than enough mouth-watering restaurants to satiate any starving sailor.

Colorful colonial towns dot the coast of this collection of over 700 islands. Here divers and snorkelers can explore walls of coral and vibrant sea life. Experience true Bahamian charm in the quaint village of New Plymouth, known for its picket fences and brightly painted homes. End your trip with a tour of the charming Elbow Reef Lighthouse which has been bringing boats safely into harbor since 1863.

Gothic cathedrals, cobblestone streets and white sand beaches merge to make Mallorca a dreamlike destination. Porto Cristo, a favorite stop for yachties, offers postcard perfect turquoise water, great beaches and a long sheltered inlet. Want the ultimate out of this world experience? Linger on Lake Martel, one of the largest subterranean lakes in the world, aboard a fairy lit boat while enjoying a classical string quartet.