Top 9 Places to Go Sailing in April

April is the Perfect Month to Go Sailing, With Desirable Conditions and Quieter Waters, With the Mediterranean Season Just Beginning

Read All About These 9 Places to Go Sailing in April

The best destinations to go sailing in April vary with temperature and crowds depending on what type of yacht charter you desire. April is a great month to go sailing in Caribbean destinations as the weather is warm and the winds have stabilised.

The Mediterranean is also a great place to go sailing in April as the weather is getting warmer and the season is just beginning.

Sailing in April

Some of the best destinations to go sailing in April are Croatia, Greece, Amalfi Coast, Ibiza, Seychelles, BVI, Bahamas and other Caribbean destinations.

April is a great time to go sailing as conditions are favourable, prices are often cheaper out of the high season for yacht charters and flights. In April you can often find a last-minute or bargain trip with fewer people opting to go sailing in April.

Depending on where you decide to take a sailing trip too, April still has superb weather in the Caribbean and further afield the weather is favourable for sailing.

With the Mediterranean season just beginning and the weather warming up. The water temperatures are still ideal for swimming when you go sailing in April.

Top 9 Places to Go Sailing in April

1. Greece

Popular Destination. Greece is one of the most popular destinations to go sailing in April with less crowded islands and marinas, as well as favourable conditions with small towns still open for business but less crowded.

Weather. The weather when sailing in April in Greece is great with the average high for the month being 68f (20c) and the average low being 50f (10c). This weather is a lot cooler than July and August when it is often too hot to walk around and explore the villages, hike or participate in strenuous activities on the islands or mainland.

Places In Greece. Greece has over 6,000 islands, many of which are both inhabited and uninhabited. The islands are split into main areas and groups, which each have their own individual climates, winds, and sea conditions. These collections are the Dodecanese, Ionian, Saronic, Sporades, Aegean Islands, the Cyclades, and Cretan islands.

2. Turkey

Turkish Riviera. The Turkish Riviera is a 1,000 mile stretch of coastline, with green mountains, crystal clear waters, historic sites, and superb beaches, making it a great place to go sailing in April. From diving in Antalya, the archaeological site of Ephesus, the vibrant city of Fethiye, Ölüdeniz lagoon, the medieval castle, and underwater museum in Bodrum.

Weather. Turkey is a great place to go sailing in April, thanks to its warm but cooler weather with an average temperature of 70f (21c), during this time each day has an average of 11 hours of daylight. The sailing conditions in Turkey in April are an average of 5 knots.

3. Amalfi Coast

Weather. The Amalfi Coast and its surrounding islands are popular sailing destinations in April with comfortable temperatures, uncrowded sites and beautiful sunny days. The average temperature is a high of 66f (19c). During April the sailing conditions are slightly calmer than other locations with winds reaching 6 knots.

Popular Destinations. The Amalfi Coast has lots of places to visit and things to see, making it a popular destination to go sailing in April, as the landmark places, are uncrowded and many offer low season prices.

Italy can become busy in the summer months, especially on the Amalfi Coast, which means everything from restaurants, anchorages, and marinas are quieter than in July or August. The towns of Positano, Sorrento, and Praiano are often crowded in the summer but April offers a break from the crowds.

4. Balearic Islands

Mallorca. One of the best places to go sailing in April is in the Balearic Islands, with the islands of Mallorca, Ibiza, Menorca, and Formentera. Each island has its own unique and wonderful sites to see and experiences to be had. As the largest of the Balearic Islands, Mallorca is the perfect spot and is one of the best places to go sailing in April. Mallorca’s landscape is diverse and with over 340 miles of coastline, it features some of the most beautiful beaches and coves in the world.

Weather. One of the reasons why the Balearic Islands is an ideal place to go sailing in April is due to its weather and sailing conditions. April in the Balearic Islands has an average high of 20c and an evening low of 10c. With 13 hours of sunlight a day and an average wind speed of 11 knots. The Balearic Islands are one of the best places to go sailing in April for experienced sailors due to the high winds and long stretches in between islands.

5. Bahamas

Weather In April. The Bahamas is one of the best places to go sailing in April with an average high of 81f (27c) and an average low of 69f (21c). The water stays at a comfortable 79f (26c) and wind conditions stabilise, gentle, trade winds of between 5 -20 knots, which are usually blowing from the east.

The Bahamas. 200 km of island paradise; Gentle winds and easy sailing conditions allow guests to enjoy some of the finest scuba-diving spots in the world, and navigation is very straight forward, mainly line of sight.

6. BVI

Spring Sun. A great spring sun sailing destination. April is a great time to take a yacht charter in the BVI as there are fewer people visiting the islands, it is a little busier than other times due to America’s spring break season but it shouldn’t be as crowded as in the winter season.  The BVI is one of the best places to go sailing in April.

Weather In April. The BVI’s weather makes it one of the best places to go sailing in April. The average high for the month is 84f (29c) and the average low is 77f (25c), although rainfall can occur it is rare at this time of year. The wind tends to be stable between 15 – 25 knots in an easterly direction, which varies from a southeast direction in the summer months.

Uncrowded. The peak sailing time in the BVI is between December and April, with private boats venturing from the Mediterranean across the ocean, bring more boats and tourists to the area.

By April many of these boats have had their high season with a small number being busy for spring break. But it is not as crowded as during the winter months. Spring is a great time to go sailing in the BVI with regattas and sailing races happening and consistent winds.

7. Croatia

Weather. When sailing in Croatia and when sailing in April it is the beginning of the summer season, with the temperature starting to warm up. The average temperature for sailing in April in Croatia is between 8c (46f) and 16c (61f).

While the weather temperature increases the sea temperature sea averages 14c (57f) through April. Croatia has an average of 10 hours daylight throughout April, meaning plenty of hours of sunshine and daylight to undertake activities and sail around different places.

Moderate Winds. When going sailing in April in Croatia the winds tend to be stronger than other months ranging up to 9 knots and below. During this period the winds tend to be more unpredictable than during the summer, but still favourable for sailing.

Experience Everything Without The Crowds. In April sailing in Croatia will give you the opportunity to experience everything Croatia has to offer, in terms of tourist attractions, restaurants, and national parks, without all the tourists they receive in the summer.

Marinas also tend to be quieter, which allows for easy access for mooring without a large number of boats looking to dock at the same port, as the summer season is just beginning.

8. Seychelles

Seychelles. Proclaimed “some of the most beautiful islands on Earth”, Seychelles take you to an entirely different unique world. Immerse yourself in nature and take in the special and beautiful landscape of this archipelago.

Home to 275 species of birds, 2,200 giant Aldabra tortoises, and many endemic species, Seychelles claims a unique ecosystem. Located 1,000 miles off the east coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean, Seychelles is a collection of 115 islands, many of which are coral islands.

Wind and Weather Conditions. When sailing in April in Seychelles the average high is 86f (30c) and an average low of 77f (25c) during the month. The winds blow frequently in a northeasterly direction at approximately 3 knots and there is a tidal system which varies by 4.5ft or 5.9ft (1.4m or 1.8m).

Places to Visit. When sailing in April in Seychelles there is an abundance of tropical forests, white-sandy beaches, and coral reefs to explore throughout the islands. Some places not to be missed when sailing in April in Seychelles are the following;

  • Cousin – A Important Bird Area (IBA) and a world-renowned ornithological site.
  • St Anne Island – Home to St Anne Marine National Park.
  • Grande Soeur Island – A private island but a great place to swim and snorkel offshore.
  • Coco Island – Home to the IIe Coco Marine National Park and a great place to snorkel.
  • Aride – An island with untouched nature and a conservation area.
  • Saint Pierre – This uninhabited reef island is great for snorkelling with an abundance of underwater marine life.
  • Curieuse – An island with red soil which contrasted between the luscious greenery, home to coco-de-mer palms, 500+ Aldabra tortoises, green sea turtles, hawksbill, takamaka trees, with beautiful walking trails and beaches.
  • La Digue – A small island with classic traditions and white sandy beaches.
  • Praslin – The 2nd largest island with two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, as well as the beautiful Vallee de Mai, Garden of Eden and the beautiful beaches of Anse Lazio and Anse Georgette.

9. Grenada

Weather. Grenada is the ideal location to visit and to go sailing in April, with an average temperature between 31c (88f) and 24c (76f). In April winds have stabilised and settled in a northeasterly direction ranging from 10 – 25 knots. April is the last month of the dry season which runs until May, so rain is less likely during April.

Grenada. With beautiful mountains, unique fauna and flora, lakes, and an abundance of wildlife, Grenada has something for everyone. In addition to its deep colonial history, Grenada is an island of volcanic origin. This gives it a wonderfully interesting landscape of rocky coastline and beaches set against bright green foliage and rich vegetation.

Coupled with the amazing scenery, the island is home to armadillos, mona monkeys, and mockingbirds. The marine life is also present in abundance, Grenada’s waters are full of colourful coral reefs, seagrass beds – making it ideal for snorkelling and sailing in April.

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