Sailing holidays might seem like a luxury only the super-rich can afford, but they are a lot more accessible than you might think – and a lot of fun – whether you’re with family, a partner or a group of friends. Read on why you should choose sailing for your next holiday.
The chance to explore
A sailing holiday offers complete freedom to explore without the hassle of checking in and out of hotels or missing the last train home. There’s something magical about harnessing the wind to take your yacht wherever you choose, feeling completely at one with nature.
Nothing compares to waking up to a gorgeous new view each morning, looking forward to another amazing day of sailing under bright sun and blue skies, and maybe stopping off from a lunchtime swim in a remote bay. Sheer bliss.
Lap of luxury
Sailing doesn’t have to cost the earth, but for a special occasion, you can push the boat out, as it were! Many yachts have a full onboard crew to cater to your every need, from a professional skipper to a skilful chef for delicious meals.
Even smaller yachts are much more spacious than you might expect, with many offering an equal number of bathrooms and bedrooms, plus comfortable living areas and large decks to soak up the sun and stunning views.
Learn new skills
Can’t sail? Not a problem at all – while you‘ll need a sailing licence to go your way on a bareboat holiday, you can also hire a professional skipper to take care of the sailing while you kick back and enjoy the ride.
Better yet, you can get as involved as you like, and the skippers and crew are more than happy to show you the ropes if you fancy having a go. Sailing holidays are also the perfect place to try your hand at jet skiing, diving and more.
You control the holiday
Many sailing holidays can be tailored exactly to your needs, with as much or as little activity as you like. Fancy sunning yourself on the deck all day and only pausing to take a swim or sample some local cuisine? No problem. Or, if you prefer more action, we can arrange water sports and activities, from snorkelling to fishing, kayaking, and windsurfing.
Travelling by yacht gives you a chance to visit areas rarely accessible otherwise. This means you can explore some wonderful hidden gems and unspoilt areas. The base teams, skippers and crew have extensive knowledge of their sailing areas and the best beaches, islands, and secluded coves nearby.
Even if you’re on a bareboat charter, it’s worth asking the base team or fellow sailors for their favourite local spots.