The Baltic is the largest brackish-water sea in the world and a yacht charter in the Baltic sea is a very unique experience.
It is located between the Scandinavian peninsula and Europe`s north, north-east and mainland. It is bordered by Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia and Sweden.
The Baltic Sea has little or no tide and contains very little salt in it’s waters, for this reason, it is quite a calm sea with its own unique weather conditions. In winter, large areas of the Baltic sea freeze over, therefore a cruise on the Baltic Sea is more suitable in the summer. July August and September are the best months.
There are many charter options to consider. You can charter a bareboat, with or without skipper, but more luxurious fully crewed vessels are also available.
The easiest pick-up locations can be arranged from Sweden, Germany, and Denmark. Destinations can include Helsinki (Finland), Stockholm (Sweden) and the Aland Islands (Finland), St Petersburg (Russia) and Tallinn (Estonia) and even Riga (Latvia). All are beautiful historical cities with lots of little islands, friendly locals and good food.
The Baltic Sea is one of the most popular yacht charter destinations for German and Scandinavian charter skippers: Since the opening up of Russia, East Germany, Estonia and Latvia, this yacht charter region has grown considerably: sailors can now explore almost over 400,000 square kilometers of the 460 meter deep Baltic Sea.
Some of the nicest places to explore are Finland’s Åland Islands. The Åland islands are situated between Sweden and Finland, in the northern part of the Baltic Sea. They constitute an autonomous and monolingual Swedish region of Finland with its own flag. Åland also has its own stamps and internet top-level domain (.ax). A total of 27,500 people live in Åland. About 11,000 of them live in Åland’s only town, Mariehamn.
The things that make Åland unique are its unspoiled archipelago and the beautiful bedrock, worn smooth by glacier ice, that gets its red color from the area’s rapakivi granite. Åland’s 6,500 islands have a very special world to offer visitors; where the sea is always nearby. Did you know that Åland has more sunshine hours than anywhere else in Northern Europe between May and August?
Another of Åland’s distinctive traits is the midsummer sight of maypoles, colorful garlands and old-world windmills. You can see some of them in the Jan Karlsgården open air museum in Kastelholm where you’ll also get to see what a typical Ålander farm looked like around the end of the 19th century.
A last thing to remember is that most of the Baltic Sea is within the Arctic Circle and the sun never sets in summertime. This makes it a very unique and almost surreal place to visit and sail. Strolling through any of the villages or even the larger cities of St. Petersburg or Tallinn or Riga at 3 AM in the morning it seems like being a parallel universe.
We can make the charter and travel arrangements and give you the options. Call us at +1(877)759-8263 or use our handy contact form.