Bordering the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, Morocco is distinguished by its Berber, Arabian and European cultural influences. Harbouring epic mountain ranges, ancient cities and sweeping deserts, Morocco is a gateway to Africa and a country of mesmerising diversity. Morocco’s cities are some of the most exciting on the continent.
Whether heart pounding adventure is on the cards or a luxury relaxing retreat, Morocco has it all. It offers a trip full of culture and the most amazing shopping experience which both exceed all expectations. Its climate is another which offers hot summers and mild winters.
Over many years, yachting facilities have improved in Morocco, particularly on the Atlantic coast where new marinas can be found. Despite of its strategic position close to the sailing routes of Europe, Morocco is gem which is often missed. Although harbouring can be limited, the attractions ashore make it more than worthwhile. Provisions are good in all major ports and ‘ship keepers’ will even watch over your precious asset while you explore. Repair facilities in the bigger ports are adequate and there are small boatyards in both Tangiers and Casablanca which have dealt with yachts in the past and carried out simple repairs.
For yachtsmen who want to avoid night sailing, it is easy enough to make one’s way south to any of the marinas close to Gibraltar. From there, a sail to a Moroccan port is just a matter of a few hours away.