The Top 5 Reasons to Choose a Sailing Holiday


There is rarely a summer that goes by without some carefully staged paparazzi pictures of celebrities sunning themselves on a superyacht. Sailing holidays might seem like a luxury only the super rich can afford, but they are actually a lot more accessible than you might think - and a lot of fun - whether you’re with family, a partner or group of friends.

Read on for just some of the reasons why you should choose sailing for your next holiday experience.

The Top 5 Reasons to Choose a Sailing Holiday

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The chance to Explore

A sailing holiday offers complete freedom, without the hassle of checking in and out of hotels or missing the last train home. There is no comparison to the feeling of waking up to a new gorgeous view each morning, and instead of one destination, why not sail from Greek island to island or explore the coast of Southern Italy in one relaxing trip.

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Lap of luxury

Sailing doesn’t have to cost the earth, but for a special occasion you can really push the boat out, as it were! Many yachts are available with the addition of a full on-board crew to cater to your every need, from delicious chef cooked meals to drink service and water sport activities. Even smaller yachts are a lot 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.

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Learn new skills

Can’t sail? Not a problem at all - while you need a sailing licence for a skipper-yourself holiday, skippers and crew members are sure to appreciate a helping hand and show you how the boat is run if you fancy having a go. Or, try your hand at jet skiing, diving and more under the watchful eye of a professional.

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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’re more action-based, we can arrange water sports and activities, from snorkelling to fishing, kayaking and windsurfing.

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Hidden gems

Travelling by boat offers the envy-inducing chance to visit areas rarely accessible to the general public. The boat crew are sure to have extensive knowledge of the area and the hidden beaches, islands and secluded coves nearby. Even if you’ve chartered the boat yourself, try asking local residents for the best hidden places that can only be reached on water.

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