Whether you have been inspired by Ben Ainslie’s Gold medal win at Weymouth during the 2012 Olympics, or simply like the idea of heading out on an adventure and testing out those sea legs, a sailing vacation makes the perfect choice for a holiday with a difference.
Adventure on the high seas:
When it comes to finding the perfect break, holiday-makers are demanding a lot more than just sitting by a pool. Individuals, couples and families are looking for a holiday that not only allows them to discover fantastic new locations, but also gives them lots of scope to get active and try new things. For many, a relaxing holiday is no longer about lying in the sun, but about getting out there and finding their own adventure. That’s why sailing vacations abroad are becoming extremely popular.
Away from the crowds and the hustle, a sailing holiday gives you a greater sense of freedom to explore your surroundings. Visit coves and beaches you wouldn’t normally be able to find and take in beautiful images like the sun setting over the horizon as you enjoy a glass of champagne on board. Sailing holidays are a fantastic way to see the world, with plenty of destinations throughout the Mediterranean, Caribbean and South Pacific, to name but a few.
Sailing for any ability:
You don’t have to worry if you haven’t done much sailing before. In fact, even if you have never been aboard a boat before there are yacht charter options for every level of experience. If you are new to sailing life you can hire a boat, cook and skipper to help you during your break. Get as involved as you like, while your on board cook will make sure you all enjoy some delicious meals along your journey. If you know what you’re doing and enjoy being your own captain, consider bareboat charter vacations. This way you simply hire the boat and everything else is up to you. All itineraries are planned in advance to ensure you get to enjoy the best routes, coastal stop offs and stunning scenery every step of the way.
Build a holiday around you:
The great thing about sailing holidays is that you can plan the whole thing around your group. Firstly, choose your ideal destination from one of the many routes available, then select a yacht that suits you and your requirements. It is really easy to add activities such as kayaking, wind surfing or snorkelling to your itinerary, making your break the ideal chance for you and your family to try something new.
Or if you are celebrating an exciting occasion such as a birthday or wedding, why not treat your group to a fully crewed yacht, meaning you won’t have to lift a finger for the whole of your break? Enjoy great service from an on board cook and serving staff, as well as being safe in the knowledge that your journey is in the capable hands of an experienced skipper. You just need to lay back and enjoy yourself.
Idania Silvia enjoyed sailing for many years with both family and friends and regularly heads out on bareboat charter vacations to many locations around the world. She writes regularly on sailing vacations for a range of travel websites and blogs.