Here’s Why You Should Choose a Sailing Vacation for Your Next Travel Adventure

Sail on clear-blue seas for your next vacation
Sail on clear-blue seas for your next vacation | © Thomas LENNE / Alamy
Claire Dodd

Longing for a maritime adventure, but don’t know where to start? Can’t convince your friends to join you? Fear not. Group sailing trips are a stress-free way to experience the high seas for an affordable price. Read on to discover why your next holiday should be on a yacht.

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Learn about life at sea

If you grew up landlocked, the chances are your only experience on a boat is a pedalo or car ferry. You’re missing out. On a fully staffed boat, you can discover what it is like to sleep in a cabin, weigh anchor, and even pick up some sailing tips while you’re on board.

Everything is planned for you

Holidays are all about relaxation. Planning one can be unexpectedly stressful, especially if it involves island-hopping and multiple modes of transport. With a group sailing excursion, everything is organised for you – from meals to kayaking excursions and sunset cocktail hour. All you need to do is book your flight and turn up. And make sure to put your sun lotion on.

See a unique side of a destination from the water

Everything looks a little different from the deck of a boat. You’ll get to moor in places no one else can reach, swim in secluded coves, and sink a cold one as you watch the sun dip below the horizon. Alternatively, dock in a fancy marina where you’ll have a front row seat to the world’s most exclusive destinations.

Visit multiple destinations

You’ll experience so much more on board a yacht than you would staying in a hotel at a single destination. After all, your home for the week will be your gateway to adventure. Wake up to a different island with a fresh view every day. What’s more, there’s no need to keep packing and unpacking between every destination. Bliss.

Escape the crowds

From hidden coves to remote island atolls, the best places to visit are also the hardest to get to. The beauty of sailing is that you can explore spots that are only accessible from the water. Soak up the atmosphere before the crowds arrive or stay long after the day-trippers have departed

Meet other like-minded people

Bonding over once-in-a-lifetime experiences is a surefire way to solidify a new friendship. Leaping off cliffs into turquoise waters, snorkeling with turtles and dining al fresco on deck are just a handful of things you’ll do with your newfound travel companions. You might even leave with friends for life.

Spot exotic wildlife

From playful dolphins surfing alongside the hull to curious turtles poking above the water’s surface, sailing is a great way to see incredible wildlife. You’ll also have access to world-class snorkeling and diving spots quite literally on your doorstep. Grab your snorkel mask and dive in.

Enjoy luxury on a budget

While chartering a yacht is traditionally a pastime for the super-wealthy, it doesn’t have to be. Joining a group sailing getaway is an incredibly affordable way to experience life on the high seas, as the cost is shared between you and your fellow travellers. Take into account a private cook and you’ll really feel like you’re travelling in luxury.

Soak up the winter sun

Abandon your woollies and short daylight hours for a winter sun getaway. Many yachting tours take place close to the equator where the temperatures are balmy, even in the depths of winter. Pack your bikini and sunnies – and get ready for a tan that’ll make everyone back home jealous.

Embark on a real adventure

Sunbathing all week not for you? We get it. Many of us spend a huge portion of our lives sitting at desks, so it makes sense to spend your well-deserved holiday time seeking an active adventure. Sailing not only offers this, but also the chance to explore seldom-trodden beaches and try other water sports as well.

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