Yacht Charter Central & North America
A yacht charter in the Americas gives you easy access to some of the most memorable sights in the USA and Mexico, from beautiful beaches, picture perfect quiet villages and secluded islands to chic resorts and historic towns.What’s on this page
Sailing Vacations in the Americas
Sailing the east coast of the USA from Rhode Island means you have a huge coastline and cruising ground to explore, known to be ideal for sailing. Our Warwick, Rhode Island base is well-located for access to explore the beautiful coastal town of Newport – famous for it’s seafood, historic mansions and its rich maritime history.
On your Mexico yacht charter, explore the wonderful Sea of Cortez from our La Paz base in Baja California on Mexico’s west coast. Discover truly breathtaking natural habitats, along with historic colonial towns and ancient indigenous monuments. A real slice of paradise, the Sea of Cortez is highly regarded for its crystal-clear waters, unique coastal landscape and marine life.
Whether you want to take in the many splendors of America’s east coast or soak up the sun and unique culture in Mexico, we look forward to welcoming you to the Americas and some of the world’s most prestigious sailing destinations.
Yacht Charter Central & North America
Discover the perfect sailing grounds and vast diversity of America's east coast from one of our three US bases. Or sail Mexico’s beautiful unspoiled coast and explore over 900 tranquil islands from our base in La Paz.
Top things to do in Mexico and the US
Newport, Rhode Island
Stroll the quaint streets of Newport with numerous shops and restaurants. Then enjoy a cocktail on the lawn of the Ocean Cliff Hotel while contemplating where you will sail next. Don’t forget the Sailing Museum, home to the National Sailing Hall of Fame that honors legends of the sport.
Rhode Island, USA
Rhode Island sailing offers historic waterfronts and 400 miles of coast to explore. Home of the America’s Cup, this is a prime New England sailing ground that includes Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket and Cape Cod. Or you can sail the Hamptons and Long Island.
See the migrating whale sharks, Mexico
The gentle giant whale sharks in La Paz are filter feeders and safe to swim with. This exhilarating, once-in-a-lifetime experience is highly regulated to protect the animals, so you must book with a licensed local tour operator. It’s one of the best things to do in La Paz, so we recommend you don’t miss out.
Isla Espíritu Santo, Mexico
An outcrop in the Sea of Cortez, Isla Espíritu Santo is a Unesco World Heritage Biosphere Reserve, surrounded by clear, deep waters full of shoals of the most amazing tropical fish and sea lions. Out of the sea it has wide stretches of untouched beaches.
Bahia Agua Verde, Mexico
This picturesque fishing village set in a secluded bay should be on any Mexico yacht charter itinerary.Although on mainland Mexico, it’s not easily accessible by land, guaranteeing an unforgettable crowd-free experience.
When is the best time for sailing the Americas?
The best time to sail from Rhode Island, USA is in the warmer summer months beginning in May, or early fall if you prefer more quiet anchorages. The best time of year for sailing La Paz in Mexico is mid-February to late June or mid-October to late December.
What are the sailing conditions in the Americas?
The conditions for sailing the east coast of the USA are generally calm, with pleasant weather and easy sailing in the summer months. New England experiences large tidal ranges.
The sailing conditions in Mexico include southerly winds averaging between 10 to 15 knots. Most of the Pacific basin tropical storms during the hurricane season typically pass south of La Paz and the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula.
Useful information for Americas yacht charters
What is the currency?
This currency in America is the US Dollar. The currency in Mexico is the Mexican peso, but US dollars are accepted in the main tourist areas.
What is the Wi-Fi connection like in the Americas?
The Wi-Fi connection and internet access is good, with free Wi-Fi from our marina in Rhode Island.
The Wi-Fi in Mexico is good, and most cities and towns have Wi-Fi hotspots at bars and restaurants. Our La Paz marina has free Wi-Fi. There’s no phone coverage in about 70% of our sailing area.
What is the best way to get to the Americas?
Flights to airports near our USA marina are plentiful from major cities. The most convenient way to reach our Mexico base in La Paz is to fly into La Paz International Airport. AeroMexico has the most daily flights and there are several other domestic airlines via Los Angeles or Mexico City.
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Yacht hire Americas
Sail some of the Americas finest cruising grounds with our yacht hire in the US and Mexico. Choose from catamarans and monohulls and find your dream yacht.
Skippered yacht hire Americas
Sailing experience isn’t needed to enjoy a sailing vacation in the Americas – all you need to do is hire a skipper. Your skipper will sail your yacht for you while you relax.
Long-term charters US and Mexico
Explore the wonders of America’s east coast or the stunning Sea of Cortez off Baja California in Mexico with a life-changing long-term Americas charter. We will help you get ready for your sabbatical charter.
FAQSee all our FAQs
What is the cancellation policy for Sail Share?
We highly recommend you arrange travel insurance in case you need to cancel for an unexpected reason to cover non-refundable deposits.
Our Sail Share cabin cancellation fees are:
- More than 90 days before original embarkation date: 25% of the charter fee
- 89 – 60 days before original embarkation date: 50% of the charter fee
- 59 – 30 days before original embarkation date: 75% of the charter fee
- Fewer than 29 days before original embarkation date: 100% of the charter fee
How flexible is the itinerary for a Sail Share charter?
Our yacht itineraries are designed by our destination experts and are set to showcase the best of the destination’s highlights. They are set and not flexible, even if you book all the cabins.
What happens if the weather changes while sailing on a Sail Share charter?
The skipper may decide to change the itinerary if there is bad weather.
Can I choose which cabin I want when I book a Sail Share?
Choose a double cabin with shared bath, or private bath for an additional fee.
Are there child or age restrictions for Sail Share?
Minimum Age: 16 years old
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