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Moving Abroad: Best Places to Live Overseas if You Love to Boat

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Summary: When expats dream of living abroad, it so often means living near the water, so that they can spend time ON the water. Here's our introduction to some of the countries to consider if you want to spend time sailing, yachting or in any other way enjoy boating abroad.

Moving Abroad - Best Places to Live Overseas if You Love to Boat

Expats that move abroad to enjoy a life near - and on - the water have great options all over the world. Here are just few of the sailing and yachting hot spots to investigate if you want to live the life aquatic!

British Virgin Islands

The British Virgin Islands

The British Virgin Islands are comprised of the main islands of Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada, and Jost Van Dyke, along with over 50 other smaller islands and cays. The capital, Road Town, is on Tortola, the largest island.

If you want to explore BVI, consider taking a family boat trip around the British Virgin Islands.

If you think moving to the British Virgin Islands might be for you, check out our British Virgin Islands' Expat Network and ask any questions you have about what it means to live there.

Panama

Boating in Panama

Expats in Bocas del Toro enjoy a waterfront existence with several major islands on the Caribbean Sea. Bocas Marina is an example of what is available there. The San Blas Islands, Panama City and many others will provide expats with any number of water adventures to consider.

If you think moving to Panama might be for you, check out our Panama Expat Network and ask any questions you have about what it means to live there. Also read our article of 10 Tips for Living in Panama.

United States

Boating in the United States

The United States, which boasts 19,924 kilometers of coastline (World Factbook), offers boating enthusiasts all kinds of options in terms of maritime fun. Yachting, Sailing, Fishing and more are all there for the taking. Take a look at Catalina Island (boating on Catalina), Camden, Maine (Camden Yacht Club), and the Manhattan Yacht Club in Jersey City, NJ for just a sampling of the diversity of what's available.

If you thing moving to the United States might be for you, check out our United States Expat Network and ask any questions you have about what it means to live there. Also read our article of 10 Tips for Living in the United States.

Italy

Boating in Italy

That Italian Boot reaches right out into the Mediterranean Sea, and the breathtaking locations it surrounds will leave you wondering how you could explore all of them in one lifetime. Portofino, Positano, Naples, and Sardinia are just the tip of the iceberg.

If you think moving to Italy might be for you, check out our Italy Expat Network and ask any questions you have about what it means to live there. Also read our article of 10 Tips for Living in Italy.

Monaco

Boating in Monaco

Long regarded as one of the most glamorous places on earth, Monaco does not disappoint when it comes to water sports. Just visit the Yacht Club of Monaco to see some of the great events and offerings they have available.

If you think moving to Monaco might be for you, check out our Monaco Expat Network and ask any questions you have about what it means to live there.

Read more about Boating and Yachting in Monaco on Expat Exchange.com.

France

Boating in France

The French Riviera (Côte d'Azur in French) has places all over the coast of which to take advantage.Read this article from Conde Naste about How to Sail Around the French Riviera.

If you think moving to France might be for you, check out our France Expat Network and ask any questions you have about what it means to live there. Also read our article of 10 Tips for Living in France.

Greece

Boating in Greece

With 13,676 km of coastline, and so many Greek islands that there are only estimates as to how many there are, Greece is an absolute boating, sailing and yachting paradise. Here's some information about boating in Greece to give you a sense of some of the best places to consider.

If you thing moving to Greece might be for you, check out our Greece Expat Network and ask any questions you have about what it means to live there. Also read out article of 10 Tips for Living in Panama.

U.S. Virgin Islands

Boating in U.S. Virgin Islands

In addition to may smaller islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands are comprised mainly of the islands of Saint Croix, Saint John, and Saint Thomas.

This article from Sail Magazine about Catamaran Sailing in the U.S. Virgin Islands is sure to whet your appetite.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000. Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Some of Joshua's more popular articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and 5 Best Places to Live in Spain. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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First Published: Jul 17, 2018

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