The Top 5 Reasons to Choose a Sailing Holiday


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, and click here to start building your own yachting escape

The Top 5 Reasons to Choose a Sailing Holiday

Sailing in the Amalfi Coast | Helm

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 the feeling of waking up to a gorgeous new view each morning, looking forward to another amazing day of sailing under bright sun and blue skies, maybe stopping off from a lunchtime swim in a remote bay. Sheer bliss.

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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 a professional skipper to a skilful chef for delicious meals.

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'll need a sailing licence to go your own 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.

What to see during your sailing holidays | Helm

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 a bit more action, we can arrange water sports and activities, from snorkelling to fishing, kayaking and windsurfing.

Sailing Holiday in the Mediterranean | Helm

Hidden gems

Travelling by yacht gives you the 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 any fellow sailors for their favourite local spots.

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Create your ideal holiday

If this has whetted your appetite for a yacht charter holiday, why not use our Experience Builder to create your own perfect getaway?

Simply select the things you'd like to include, and your personal broker will recommend a series of packages best suited to you. Then all that's left to do is kick back and enjoy the sumptuous weather on your tailor-made yacht charter.

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