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10 Best places to catch New Year’s Eve fireworks by boat

by Danilo Polidori on 22 Dec 2016
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Want the best views of the NYE fireworks 2017? Check out these 10 alternative destinations where you can celebrate New Year’s Eve with a bang! A new interactive map detailing the top 10 destinations to experience the fireworks by the water has been released by boat hire company Sailogy. The interactive map includes top European cities like Barcelona, Naples and Lisbon, winter getaways such as Madeira and the Canary Islands, as well as exotic destinations further afield like Phuket Island, Grenada and New Caledonia.

Sailogy has put the interactive map together so holidaymakers can check out some of the best places and towns to head to for New Year’s Eve to experience the fireworks from a more unique perspective than standing in the freezing cold streets of London.

The options include:

• Barcelona – The party crowd gathers at the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc, once you’re done with the partying, head to one of the vast number of mooring spots along the Mediterranean coastline for a bit of post-partying tranquility.

• Naples – The city hosts many live open air concerts, with the main event happening at the Piazza Plebiscito. Catch a procession and watch the sky above the Bay of Naples light up for the first hour of 2017!

• Lisbon – Head to the two prime viewing locations in the Portuguese capital - Comercio Square and the stone tower at Torre de Belém.

• Madeira – Madeira’s New Year’s Eve fireworks extravaganza entered the Guinness World Records in 2006. Moor in Marina do Funchal harbour to view the spectacle.

• The Canary Islands – Sail around the south coast of the island from Arrecife and see the fireworks from Fuerteventura light up the sky.

• Phuket Island – Patong Beach, offers one of the biggest and best beach parties on the island, free entry too!

• Airlie Beach – Why not make 2017 the year you tick off all those bucket list destinations and do the Great Barrier Reef on a New Year trip to Airlie Beach in Australia?

• New Caledonia – Head to the capital city of Noumea where the biggest firework displays and celebrations are held. You might even get to experience traditional music!

• Grenada – Port Louis Marina offers plenty of spots to drop anchor in time for the New Year's Eve celebrations. The All-Inclusive Fete sees live music, DJ sets, a gala dinner and at midnight, a spectacular fireworks display that can be seen all over the island.

• Miami – As the clock ticks to midnight on December 31st the entire length of Miami Beach is lit up by countless firework displays and there’s no better place to see the full spectrum of this mind blowing set of pyrotechnics than being moored out at sea on a boat sipping champagne!

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