The trick is to match the trip to the shipmate. After all, Chay Blyth is unlikely to get much change out of a fortnight moored in a French fishing port with nothing but fine wine and local cheese on the menu. Similarly, those used to pottering around the canals of Europe, taking life at the pace of a lock filling with water, probably shouldn’t take to the high seas and pit their sailing skills against the South Atlantic’s unconquerable waves.
So how do you decide upon the sailing holiday for you? Once you’ve settled on your desired level of activity, you’ve got two broad choices. For those with sailing experience, a self yacht charter is the perfect option. Being your own boss adds a huge sense of adventure. It means you can choose where to moor and dictate the pace of the boating holiday. For others, a skippered or crewed yacht, where the only decision you’ve got to make is what time to sip your next gin and tonic, is the way to go.
Whichever you choose, me hearties, life on the ocean waves is a pretty unbeatable way to spend some quality time with friends and loved ones. Choose from activity beach clubs, luxury crewed catamarans, power boats, flotilla yachts, independent yacht charters, sailing schools and canal and river cruises or discover our full range of sailing holidays below.