A HELM sailing holiday is not simply about sailing – it is about experiencing a destination in an entirely different way to a land-based trip. In a way that suits you. That’s why we created our unique and easy-to use Experience Builder to allow us to hand pick the right destinations, yachts and activities for your group and you budget.
To guide you on your way, we thought it would be useful if we offered a few thoughts on the key decisions to be made.
If you are a novice sailor, then skippered is the only way to go. Experienced sailors will relish the freedom of bareboat sailing and either way, if you wish to be totally pampered, then a fully crewed yacht is for you. Take a look at our blog on how to choose the right boat for you holiday for more info on our four different types.
This all depends on the time of year. Summer is high season for our European destinations – Croatia, Greece, Turkey, the Balearics and Italy – but that does not just mean July and August. You can comfortably sail from May to October, but just bear in mind the daylight hours will be shorter and it will get quite cool in the evening. So bring layers!
For winter breaks, opt for Thailand, the British Virgin Islands or the Caribbean, in particular from November to April to avoid monsoons and tropical storms. These destinations enjoy a tropical climate and temperatures vary little throughout the year.
Why not check out our Destinations section, to whet your appetite!
It is worth spending some time deciding on how you would like to spend your chartered yacht holiday. All our destinations have so much to offer, from snorkelling and diving to beautiful harbours and wonderful beaches. But it is also worth making time to explore inland Whether it be a hilltop villages, a local market, a wonderful ancient ruin or a restaurant serving delicious local cuisine here you will discover the true heart of the country – we can guarantee you will never be disappointed.
Yacht equipment, bedding and towels are all included but let us know if you have any specific requests – these can all be easily arranged. You may find our FAQs section useful too.
We hope this brief guide has been helpful and inspired you to set sail on your holiday with HELM. Please do feel free to contact us if you have any further questions at email@example.com or call us on +44 0207 632 7567.