Quay Crew’s Top 8 Ports
Here at Quay Crew, we have compiled a list of what many of you think make up the 8 best ports in the world. From Italy to Norway and hidden gems to world renowned yachting destinations, we have included them all. Take a look at our list of coveted ports and decide where you may want to explore next.
1. Biak, Papau, Indonesia
Over the years, many modern yachts have stopped at Biak to explore the vast undersea empire that lies beneath it. Biak is the largest island in its small archipelago and Kota, a small city on the south coast, contains most of the island’s population.
2. Portofino, Italy
Up until the 1950’s, Portofino used to be a protected fishing village and was once named Portus Delphini, due to the high amount of dolphins that inhabited the surrounding sea. Colourful buildings and expensive yachts edge the harbour and make up the beautiful environment.
3. Rovinj, Croatia
One of the last remaining Mediterranean fishing ports, Rovinj is Istria’s main attraction. Rovinj is also known as the blue pearl of the Adriatic and is one of the most picturesque places in the Mediterranean.
4. Venice, Italy
One of the Mediterranean’s busiest ports, Venice has over 500 ship departures per year. The city is also made up of 150 canals and 115 tiny islands!
5. Bergen, Norwa
Bergen is a well established port and contains just under 270,000 inhabitants. In 1070, the city was founded on old Viking settlements which began Bergen’s long and interesting history that is full of cultural movements.
The marina within Montenegro is located in the protected bay of Kotor. Home of luxury yachts and a world renowned marina village, the port offers 24 hour yacht assistance and is on hand seven days a week. Surrounded by beautiful restaurants and lively bars, the marina makes the perfect home with berths that extend between 12m to 180m.
7. Byblos, Beiruit
Built upon ruins, the modern city of Byblos is known for its picturesque landscape and enriched history dating all the way back to the Stone Age. The ancient port is framed with sandy beaches, a rocky coastline and is famous for its fish restaurants that have served the rich and famous.
8. Nika Hiva, Marqueses
Nika Hiva is the largest of the Marquesas Islands and boasts a quiet yet breath-taking port that is set within the curve of a spectacular bay. The main village of Nika Hiva is situated near one of the island’s most outstanding natural landscapes, made up of black sandy beaches – a must see when visiting.
The list above was comprised from the highest ranking ports selected from Quay Crew’s Facebook page.
From 2006 to 2007 Tim was lucky enough to spend two years as a deckhand on MY Sai Ram and MY Leander, two excellent charter yachts. Quay Crew was formed in 2013 and is proving to be a great success: Tim covers the deck department predominantly working on Captain and Officer roles.
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