Activity Yachting Holidays
based: West Sussex, UK
Cost effective 'Learn to Sail' holidays in Croatia, sailing as part of a flotilla. Train to crew or Internationally Approved Skipper Certificate level, and holidays are suitable for beginners or improvers and for singles, groups or families. Also an extensive range of Flotilla and Bareboat/Flotilla options for existing sailors.
| day sailing | sailing (large boat/sail ship) | singles | family | Croatia | Turkey |
Croatian Villa Holidays
based: Buckinghamshire, UK
Croatian Adriatic coast yacht charter (skippered or bareboat sailing) including combined villa and cruise holiday options; and guided city sightseeing, history and architecture tours arranged by Croatian Villa Holidays – specialists in luxury hand picked villa rentals in wonderful locations on the Adriatic coast of Croatia.
| sailing (large boat/sail ship) | sightseeing | Croatia |
G Adventures Featured Site
based: Canada, London & Worldwide
Small group yachting and sailing holidays, sail in skippered yachts at a host of fantastic destinations like the Greek Islands, Croatia, the Maldives, Cuba, Thailand and the British Virgin Islands. Without fixed itineraries guests are free to explore at their own pace. Also listing some great discounts and offers on these sailings.
| sailing (large boat/sail ship) | Greece | Croatia | Maldives | Cuba | British Virgin Islands | Thailand |
Jubilee Sailing Trust
based: Hampshire, UK
Adventure sailing holidays for able-bodied and disabled people. The JST is a UK based charity that aims to promote the integration of able bodied and disabled people through adventure sailing holidays. The JST welcomes people from all over the world onto its two specially designed tall ships, the Lord Nelson and Tenacious.
| sailing (large boat /sail ship) | for people with a disability | working /volunteer | UK | Ireland | USA | Europe | Canaries | Worldwide |
Ocean Elements Featured Site
Sailing holidays in the Ionian Islands, ranging from small, exclusive 1 or 2-week guided flotilla and flexi-flotilla cruises, to bareboat charter yachts (36ft to 54ft boats), and 2-week 'stay and sail' holidays combining a shore-based relaxing or active Beach Club stay with a week aboard a yacht.
| day sailing | sailing (large boat/sail ship) | Greece | Greek Islands |
South America Odyssey
based: London, UK
Tailor-made holidays and honeymoons to the South and Central America. South America Odyssey specialises in itineraries to Latin America including Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, and Costa Rica.
| tailor-made | animals/safari | walk/trek/hike | trekking peaks | diving/snorkelling | horse/pony trekking | sailing (large boat/sail ship) | wedding/honeymoon | family | South America |
Tall Ships Youth Trust
based: Hampshire, UK
Registered charity dedicated to personal development for young people (aged 16-25) through the crewing of ships and boats, including their square-rigged sail training ship the Stavros S Niarchos, their fleet of Challengers and their catamaran.
| sailing (large boat/sail ship) | youth/teen | England |
True Luxury Travel
based: London, UK
Luxury, bespoke holidays in Africa, Asia and Australia, aiming to create unforgettable experiences at transparent prices. True Luxury Travel cater for families, couples and groups and offer a wide range of itineraries including multi-activity holidays canoeing and sailing trips, safaris, fly-fishing, Himalayan helicopter tours, sightseeing trips, honeymoons and beach holidays.
| tailor-made | animals/safari | sightseeing | multi-activity | sailing (large boat/sail ship) | helicopter | family | honeymoon | group | Australia | Africa | Asia |
based: Liguria, Italy
Offering a full range of sailing holidays in the French Riviera, suitable for singles, families and groups.
| sailing (large boat/sail ship) | Italy | France |
Sail Greece Yacht Charters
based: Athens, Greece
Sail Greece Yacht Charters provide friendly, independent sailing charters from Alimos Marina in Athens, Greece.
| sailing (large boat /sail ship) | Greece |
based: Queensland, Australia
Sailing holidays and scuba diving in Queensland, Australia. Sail and dive in the Great Barrier Reef.
| diving/snorkelling | sailing (large boat/sail ship) | sea kayaking | Australia |
West Cork Sailing & Powerboat Centre
based: County Cork, Ireland
Yachting, sailing and powerboat holidays; plus six month, fully approved, commercial yachtmaster courses.
| sailing (large boat/sail ship) | powered boating | Western Europe |
GREEK ISLANDS: Ionian Flotilla Cruises
For a real taste of Greek Island sailing these week-long flotilla cruises set sail from Lefkas; they offer different island stopovers each night and beautiful lunchtime anchorages. Routes take in the best bits of the South Ionian, from remote islands such as Kalamos to busy towns on the islands of Ithaca and Cephalonia. They promise sheltered sailing, predictable winds, short island-hopping distances, easy anchorages and line-of-sight sailing. An expert lead crew deals with route planning, helps with mooring and lays on social evening events and activities for the kids.
These flotilla holidays are great for beginners or recently qualified Day Skippers, they are also ideal for more experienced sailors seeking a relaxing holiday in the Greek Islands.
This section lists yacht charter and yachting and sailing holidays, vacations, training courses, weekends and short breaks in larger, ocean going, yachts and sail boats. Generally this will be any sail powered leisure craft over about 6 meters (20ft) in length. This type of boat/yacht will have cabins, usually with space and facilities for sleeping aboard. Holidays will generally be multi-day, sailing from place to place rather than from a fixed base. This sort of sailing holiday will include both skippered and bareboat yacht charter, flotilla cruising, opportunities to cruise and/or crew, and also yachting and sail training courses.
Sail boats and tall ships
The section also includes cruising, crewing and sailing holidays on tall ships, which are defined as traditionally-rigged sailing vessels. This might include topsail schooners, square riggers, brigantines, brigs, barques, gaff cutters, luggers and privateers; it includes historical craft as well as modern vessels built in traditional style.
Smaller sailing craft
For smaller sail powered boats and yachts check out our day sailing section here».