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Sardinia and Bonifacio 7 Day Sailing Itinerary

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Bodrum Sailing Itinerary

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Amalfi Coast Itinerary

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Solent Yacht Charter Itinerary

The Solent is wonderful for a yacht charter closer to home. Sail to Cowes, Lymington, and Poole on this short itinerary.

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Bahamas Yacht Charter Itinerary

World-famous for their sapphire seas and sandy swirls, the Exumas are an explosion of Bahamian colour. Sail from cosmopolitan Nassau south into the wonderful Exumas, a sliver of islands that snake for over 120nm. Read our itinerary and get ready to snorkel in underwater caves, and get friendly with nurse sharks.

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Top Marinas in Greece

Greece is a wonderful place to enjoy a yacht charter holiday. From the laid-back Ionian to the sailor's Aegean and the remote Sporades, Greece's sprawling islands, perfect climate and rich culture mean there's something for every group to enjoy. Here, we look at some of the very best places to bookend your Greek yacht charter, from Corfu to Kos and beyond.

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Kefalonia Yacht Charter Itinerary

The southern Ionian is a magical place for a yacht charter holiday, blessed with abundant greenery, with crystal waters and stunning bays around every corner. Kefalonia's indescribable beauty makes it the ideal place to start a charter that takes in Zakynthos, Kastos, Ithaca and more. This 7-day itinerary is a sample of some of the islands you can explore during a week in the region. it can of course be tailored to suit your requirements.

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The Most Amazing Waterfront Towns in Croatia

The central Dalmatian Coast is probably HELM’S favourite place to spend a summer week, idling short distances between beautiful bays and fascinating towns. Whether chilling out in Brac, swimming off Solta or partying in Hvar, this region has something for everyone. Here are our top 5 waterfront towns in the central Adriatic

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Best 5 Marinas in Croatia

Croatia is a superb place for a yacht charter holiday. From Kremik to Split, Trogir to Rogoznica, these are our favourite marinas to start and finish your holiday in the best possible way.

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Top 4 Bucket List Yacht Charters for 2023

From the BVI to Thailand, Antigua and Sicily - here's our list of the best places to go in 2022, so you can plan your next yacht charter in one of the planet's most sought after locations.

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Five reasons to visit Sardinia

Sardinia is a blend of fascinating geography, culture and cuisine, with Imposing cliffs, pristine beaches, incredible architecture and sumptuous food. Most yacht charters usually sail out of the north west tip of the island, from Cannigione or Portisco, both of which are easily accessible (under 30 minutes) from Olbia international airport. Here are just five of the many reasons you should think about visiting Sardinia this year

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Honeymoon in style on a Croatia yacht charter

We’re not at all surprised that Croatia is currently one of the hottest honeymoon destinations out there. What’s not to love? With its thousand islands, crystal clear waters, picturesque streets and historic towns, there’s certainly a lot to explore. It’s not hard to see why empires fought over its ownership for so long. Here are just a few of the reasons why you should seriously consider Croatia for your honeymoon

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Discover the Delights of Antigua on a Yacht Charter Holiday

Antigua is surrounded by coral reefs, with consistent breeze, sheltered waters and over 365 pink coral bays to explore, making it the perfect destination for a yachting holiday. There’s so much to enjoy, from exploring secluded coves and beaches, to a wide variety of water sports, delicious local cuisine and the historical site of Nelson’s Dockyard. See our top picks below for some of the best activities Antigua has to offer.

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South of France itinerary

Chic, sophisticated, sun-drenched - the Mediterranean coast of France is a wonderful place for a yacht charter. With great snorkelling, bright flora and exquisite wine and food, a Riviera charter is as much about the activities as the actual sailing. Here is a sample seven-day itinerary sailing from the wonderfully located Port Pin Rolland

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Antigua to the British Virgin Islands

Join Helm's marketing manager James on a 240-mile downwind journey, sailing through the Caribbean island chain in fresh trade winds. From Antigua to the British Virgin Islands and beyond, Helm can offer charters across the Caribbean region.

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The Winds of Greece

Greece is a vast and diverse seafaring nation, thanks largely to its geography of 7 scattered island groups - Crete, Cyclades, Dodecanese, Ionian, Sporades, Saronic and Eastern Aegean. These form superb sailing areas, each with their own unique characteristics, charms and weather patterns for a holiday to suit all levels of sailor, from absolute beginners to bareboat experts. Below, we divide the islands by region, and explain the local winds in each glorious Greek sailing area.

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The Winds of Croatia

Bura, Jugo, Maestral and more - here's our definitive guide to all the winds you’re likely to encounter in Croatia, and some you’ll probably never see.

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Mykonos Yacht Charter Itinerary

Mykonos is an astonishing island, and an increasingly popular place to start and end a yacht charter holiday in the Cyclades. Set in the heart of this magical island group, starting and finishing in Mykonos cuts out long legs and means you can make comfortable trips down to Santorini, Paros and Naxos. Below is an example 7-day itinerary, taking in some of the best bits of the local sailing area.

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6 Steps to the Ideal Caribbean Yacht Charter Holiday

The diverse, sun-blushed Caribbean sea includes some of the world's foremost sailing areas. There are many charter bases littered along the island chain, and it can be hard to know where to start. Our guide takes you through the 6 steps to planning a superb Caribbean yachting holiday, tailored to fit you.

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Mallorca Yacht Charter

The largest Balearic Island is a beautiful place for a sailing holiday, with strong breezes and interesting coastal features, combined with dramatic calas and the gorgeous Cabrera National Park. Our relaxed itinerary shows off Mallorca at its absolute best.

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Where to Sail: December, January, February (and stay warm!)

The sailing season doesn't have to end when Winter comes. From Thailand to the Caribbean to the Whitsundays and beyond, there are a treasure trove of wonderful, warm places that are perfect to explore on a yacht charter throughout December, January and February. Where will you go?

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Where to Sail: September, October, November

Autumn is a brilliant time of year to head on a yacht charter holiday. From Turkey to Thailand, and Australia to the Seychelles, here are our favourite places to sail across the world in September, October and November. Where will you go next?

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Where to Sail: June, July and August (and dodge the crowds)

Welcome to summer sailing at its glorious best. From Greece and Croatia to Italy and the BVI, these are our favourite places to charter a yacht across the European summer months of June, July and August. Where will you go next?

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Antigua Sailing Holiday

Our 7-day Antigua itinerary takes in some of this Leeward island’s absolute highlights, from quiet anchorages from which to watch the sunset and gaze at the stars, to impressive viewpoints and favourite local watering holes. This itinerary is based on a departure from English Harbour, but can be adapted to suit yacht charters departing from Jolly Harbour, too.

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Trogir Catamaran Charter

Trogir is a beautiful town just down the coast from Split. It is the perfect place to head out into the Adriatic sea on a catamaran yacht charter holiday. This is our guide to the very best catamarans you can charter from Trogir.

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Top 5 Must-Sees in Corfu

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Historic Sites to Visit in Turkey

From mountainous tombs to cultural ruins and abandoned villages, the Turquoise Coast is full of intrigue and rich history. Here's our guide to the best historic sites to see, from Bodrum Castle to the Lycian tombs

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The Historical Significance of the Ionian Islands

Although Greece gained her independence in 1830, the Ionian islands was only annexed to the new nation in 1864. The islands, otherwise known as the Heptanese, are full of hidden historical secrets and significance. Read on for more.

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What to do in Mallorca

From sailing to caving and national parks to nightlife, this insider's guide gives you the lowdon on the best bits of magical Majorca

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Five reasons to fall in love with Mykonos

Mykonos and the Cyclades Islands make for a truly mesmerising base for a sailing holiday. One of the most famous Cyclades islands, Mykonos is an island like no other. Here are five reasons to fall in love with the sailing area.

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Fethiye Yacht Charter Itinerary

Explore magnificent southern Turkey on this seven-day sample itinerary, sailing out of either Fethiye or Gocek. This sailing area has retained its rugged beauty, and is a haven for sailors looking for warmer and windier weather. Gocek in particular has a fantastic variety of bareboat, skippered and crewed yachts and gulets available.

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How to plan the perfect Mediterranean yacht charter

The Mediterranean is the world’s largest yacht charter area, covering Greece, Croatia, Italy and more. Go bareboat and sail your way, or hire a skipper and relax!

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How to explore the Turkish Riviera

Our guide to exploring the Turkish Riviera. Make the most of your yacht charter along the Turquoise Coast. Sail out of Gocek, Fethiye or Marmaris, swim in sparkling seas, and soak up the history of the region.

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6 Must-Sees in the Bay of Naples

Rich in history and culture, with celebrated cuisine and stunning landscapes, Italy is truly one of the world’s most incredible sailing destinations. The Bay of Naples and the Amalfi Coast are shining examples of this. Here are our must-sees in the region.

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Dodecanese Yacht Charter Itinerary

Set sail from Kos, Greece and explore beautiful Symi, unspoilt Tilos and volcanic Nisiros on this 7-day sample itinerary in the Dodecanese Islands.

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The Quieter Side of Ibiza

There’s no better way to explore Ibiza and it’s beautiful coastline than by boat, so why not do it in style with your own chartered yacht. At Helm Yachts we offer bareboat, skippered or crewed yachts in a range of sizes so there’s something to suit everyone - whether you’re after a relaxing family holiday or a honeymoon for two.

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British Virgin Islands Sailing Holiday

Explore 60 stunning islands with easy line of sight sailing on a BVI sailing holiday. Create your BVI yacht charter and discover the British Virgin Islands at their brilliant best. This sample 14 day itinerary will give you a flavour of the destination and inspire your planning, but the joy of a private yacht charter of course is that you are completely free to follow your own schedule, in your own time. Create your BVI yacht charter now

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Italian Riviera and Tuscany Yachting itinerary

​From Genoa, Italy's largest sea port, full of grandeur and sparkling light to the excellence Portofino and the quiet life of Elba, visit one of the most beautiful region of Italy. The Italian Riviera is a deeply historic, gourmet and fabulous destination where you can explore humble village churches, vineyards, hike or try artisan pasta. Buon appetito!

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Corsica and Sardinia Yachting Holidays

During the first part of your holidays enjoy the astounding geographical diversity of Corsica, from the fabulous beaches to mountain ridges, verdant valleys and dense forests. ​Corsica offers a large variety of activities, from hiking and canyoning to snorkelling and sunbathing. On the second part of your holidays enjoy the out-of-this-world beaches and endearing eccentricities of Sardinia. Sardinia has some of the dreamiest sandy and bluest blue beaches.

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South of France Yachting Holidays

​With its gorgeous beaches, luxury hotels, designer bars, incredible villas, coastal trails, red-rock headlands and offshore islands, the French Riviera is one of the world's great seaside destinations. Visit Monaco and the Monte Carlo's casino, Nice's promenade des Anglais, one of the most popular beach clubs of Bagatelle and Pampelonne Beaches or taste the French cuisine with a glass of wine in Villefranche-sur-Mer.

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Sailing From St Vincent To Grenada

A One Way Yacht Charter In The Southern Caribbean From St Vincent To Grenada Allows You To Experience A Great Range Of Islands and Makes for an Unforgettable Yachting Holiday

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Kornati Islands Yacht Charter

A Week Island Hopping On A Chartered Yacht Will Give You The Ideal Opportunity To Enjoy The Best Swimming Spots In The Adriatic While Also Discovering The Beauty Of The National Park Up Close

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Kornati Islands Itinerary

A week sailing in the Kornati Islands offers a new perspective on Croatia. Comprising 140 uninhabited islands, islets and reefs, the Kornatis are the largest archipelago in the Adriatic and the perfect location to enjoy a relaxing week.

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7 Days Around Mallorca

Known as the 'Pearl of the Mediterranean', Mallorca offers sailors the best of all worlds; from the sheltered bays and dramatic coastlines of the west to the tranquil inlets and creeks of the East. With multiple flights a day, this idyllic island getaway, full of Mediterranean flavours and crystal clear waters is just a short trip away.

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Gocek Yacht Charter Itinerary

This is a sample seven day itinerary giving you a flavour of what you can look forward to on a Yacht Charter in Gocek. This charming area, once sustained from fishing and farming is now a heaven for Yachts and Yachters! Gocek has a fantastic variety of bareboat, skippered and crewed Yachts and Gulets available.

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Pula Yacht Charter - Cruising the Istria and Kvarner Gulf

Yacht Charter Pula North Croatia

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Athens Yacht Charter Itinerary

The Saronic Gulf is one of our most popular destinations. Begin your charter in Athens, Europe's oldest city, and gaze in wonder at the magnificent Acropolis and iconic Parthenon temple, before setting sail to explore the beautiful Saronic Islands of Aegina, Hydra, Spetse and Poros.

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Croatia Yacht Charter (Trogir, Hvar and beyond)

Here is a sample seven day itinerary to give you a taste of what you can see and do during a week’s sailing among the Dalmatia islands. Sailing around the Dalmatian Islands off Croatia is a chance to discover crystalline waters, charming anchorages, ancient villages, magnificent fortress towns and hidden coves as well as lively cosmopolitan party islands.

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Split To Dubrovnik (A One Way Charter)

A One Way Yacht Charter In Croatia is a great way to Explore more of the Dalmatia Coast! Helm can advise on the best yachts and help you plan your Ideal Itinerary

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Antigua Yacht Charter

Antigua is a perfect location for a chartered yacht sailing holiday. Its warm, steady winds and protective wall of coral reef make for easy sailing and a great spot for swimming, snorkelling and water sports, while the buzzy harbours and ports offer some of the most glamorous places in the Caribbean to dine and party.

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Sicily Yacht Charter Itinerary

7 Days Sailing in the Aeolian islands, Sicily. The Aeolian islands, just off Sicily, are a fascinating and beautiful destination for a week’s cruise. Known as the ‘seven pearls of the Mediterranean’, you will discover a world of active volcanoes, Roman ruins, beautiful beaches and crystal clear waters – perfect for swimming and snorkelling.

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Sardinia Yacht Charter Itinerary

Here is a sample seven day itinerary for a Sardinia yacht charter, which will take you along the glamorous Costa Smeralda, famous for its beautiful beaches and chic ports.

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Skiathos Yacht Charter Itinerary

Explore Skiathos during a yacht charter in the Sporades. This itinerary gives a flavour of the type of sailing holiday you can have in this region on a private charter. Skiathos has a wide variety of bareboat, skippered and crewed yachts available.

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Corfu Yacht Charter Itinerary

Spend seven days in Corfu during a yacht charter exploring the Ionian Islands. This itinerary gives a flavour of the type of sailing holiday you can have in this region on a private charter. Corfu has a wide variety of bareboat, skippered and crewed yachts available.

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Destination Guide: Greece or Croatia?

Croatia and Greece are two of the best cruising areas in the world. These glorious Mediterranean hot spots offer beautiful coastlines, idyllic anchorages, crystal waters and rich culture. Which should you choose?

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Caribbean Christmas Yacht Charter

Lose the Roast Turkey and try some Rum punch, Jerk Chicken and Reggae music. No better way to spend Christmas than on a yacht in the Caribbean!

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7 Days Sailing the Dalmatian Islands

In order to give the very best advice to his valued clients, your trusty charter broker Simon thought it best in July 2016 to charter a yacht out of Primošten and spend a gruelling seven days sailing round the Dalmatian Islands

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Cyclades Yacht Charter Itinerary

This is a sample 7 day itinerary sailing in the Cyclades Islands, based on a charter starting from Lavrion, Greece.

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Trogir Yacht Charter (7 days in Croatia)

A Trogir Yacht Charter is the ideal starting point for exploring the Dalmatia Islands! With a great range of bareboat and crewed yachts, create your Trogir Sailing Holiday now.

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Dubrovnik Sailing Holiday

Dubrovnik is an enchanting medieval city, with distinctive architecture, a fascinating history and numerous cafes, shops and restaurants overlooking the crystal clear Adriatic Sea. Set sail from Dubrovnik to enjoy everything from the delights of Korcula to the peace of Mljet.

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Lefkas Yacht Charter Itinerary

A Lefkas Yacht Charter is the ideal starting point for exploring the Ionian Sea! See what a week sailing from Lefkas can look like. The Ionian is an amazing cruising destination, with consistently good weather and gentle seas making it an ideal destination for families and first sailing holidays.

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Phuket Yacht Charter Itinerary

A Phuket Yacht Charter is the ideal way to explore the Andaman Islands. This will give you an idea of what is possible when sailing from Phuket.

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