Sailing Holidays & Trips
Sailing trips come in all shapes, sizes, and styles, but one thing they all have in common? Each day onboard is a blissful mix of sunshine and sea breeze, alluring ports of call, and water as far as the eye can see. No matter which destination you choose — Croatia or Greece, Vietnam or the Galapagos Islands — a sailing adventure will be one of the best vacations of your life.
Where do you want to go on your sailing holiday?
Want to sail the Mediterranean on a state-of-the-art yacht? Or take an action-packed excursion around Latin America? Click on the destinations below to explore our diverse array of sailing tours and vacations.
Picture-perfect ports steeped in history and sandy stretches of stunning coastline — the Mediterranean is one of the best sailing destinations in the world. Explore our holiday packages and start planning your perfect vacation to countries like Greece, Croatia, or Italy.
Whether it’s Thailand, Indonesia, or Vietnam, a sailing vacation in Asia promises fascinating cultural highlights, phenomenal cuisine, and exotic ports of call. Browse our selection of tours to find the itinerary that suits you best.
A wealth of laid-back and adventure-filled sailing destinations await in Latin America: embark on a once-in-a-lifetime holiday around the Galapagos Islands, get intimately acquainted with Cuba, or cruise through the technicolour ports of the Carribean.
Discover the very best of Oceania on one of our sailing trips. Cruise through the Whitsunday Islands in Australia or soak up New Zealand’s unique Maori culture — there’s an itinerary for every explorer.
Popular sailing vacation packages
Popular countries for sailing trips
Need some inspiration for your next vacation? From Greece to Croatia, Thailand to Montenegro, discover a range of tours in some of the top sailing destinations below.
Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast is perfectly suited to a sailing holiday; you can island hop along the coastline, visit stunning islets and deserted beaches, and dock at medieval cities like Split and Dubrovnik along the way.
When it comes to stunning sailing destinations, few other countries can rival Greece. Spend your days cruising between the Greek islands, diving into the crystal-clear seas, touring ancient ruins, and sunbathing on outstandingly beautiful beaches.
Many of Turkey’s key sites are on or near the coast, so a gulet sailing holiday is one of the best ways to experience the country’s vibrant cities, significant archaeological sites, and sun-kissed shores.
With its deep emerald waters and otherworldly limestone karsts, there’s no denying Ha Long Bay is Vietnam’s premier hotspot for sailing tours, but there are plenty more dazzling destinations to discover in this fascinating pocket of Southeast Asia.
A holiday spent sailing in Thailand can mean many things, from lazing on the palm-fringed beaches of Phuket to scaling limestone cliffs in Railay to trekking through lushly-forested national parks (or all of the above).
With an incredibly diverse variety of landscapes — ranging from imposing mountain peaks to temperate rainforest, geothermal springs and black sand beaches — you’ll never tire of the views from the upper deck on a sailing holiday around New Zealand.
Charming coastal towns, out-of-the-way islands, and mesmerizing mountain ranges looming in the distance — a sailing holiday along the Adriatic coast of Montenegro will take you through some of the most sublimely positioned cruising grounds in the world.
Blissful, sunny, and buzzing, a sailing holiday in the French Riviera offers everything from tranquil islands to glamorous seaside resorts. Rub shoulders with celebrities in St Tropez or explore Corsica’s idyllic ports of call — this region has something for everyone!
Types of sailing boats
Modern, comfortable, and equipped with a range of top-notch amenities — including fully-equipped cabins and sun decks — yachts offer an excellent sailing experience no matter your destination. If you’re booking a sailing trip in the Mediterranean, it’s likely you’ll be sailing on a yacht.
Designed with ample space, elegant interiors, and high stability, catamarans ensure a safe and comfortable sailing experience. These types of vessels are typical for sailing trips in Asia and the Caribbean.
Originating in Turkey, gulet boats are traditionally-built wooden sailing vessels with two or three masts. Although other countries such as Italy and Croatia use gulets, you’ll find them most commonly on sailing trips in Turkey.
Choose your preferred tour duration
Do I need any sailing experience?
If you’re joining a tour, no sailing experience is necessary! You can simply sit back, relax, and let the crew do all the work.
Do I have to help on the boat?
Sailing tour providers are fully equipped with a highly skilled crew, so there’s no need to help out on the boat — unless you want to fine-tune your sailing skills, of course!
What are the cabins like?
This depends on the type of ship you’ll be on, but it’s likely that your cabin will be small. Typically, couples get their own room, while solo travellers will have to share a cabin or pay a single supplement fee. Most cabins are equipped with ensuite bathrooms, but some vessels may have shared facilities.
How big is the group?
Group sizes will depend on the tour and the company you choose. For the most part, groups tend to be on the small side (typically between 8 and 14 people on average).
How much time is spent off the boat?
Typically, you’ll spend roughly half of your trip on the boat and the other half on land — but it depends on the tour and your destination. Most sailing trips include excursions to various ports, along with a range of land-based activities.
How much luggage can I take?
Space is limited on sailing vessels, so it’s always best to pack lightly. Backpacks and soft-sided luggage are recommended as it’s difficult to fit hard luggage into closets and cabinets.
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