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World’s Best Destinations for Unique Sailing Holidays

Is there a better feeling than clipping through the waves with the sun on your face? Or watching stars come out over the Aegean Sea with a glass of champagne? Help navigate, tack and steer; or simply kick back on deck with a copy of Moby Dick and let the world float by. Learn a new activity such as sailing – or perhaps reacquaint yourself with the exhilaration of racing through turquoise waters with the wind in your hair and the sun on your face – but why not use the opportunity to try another watersport such as waterskiing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, scuba diving, kayaking or stand-up paddle boarding. Feeling inspired? Check out our list of the world’s best destinations for Sailing Holidays for non-experienced travellers.


A yacht adventure is the ideal way to experience what many consider the world’s most beautiful islands: the Greek Islands. Bliss out on Mediterranean waters, swim in turquoise seas, explore ancient towns and delight in fresh Greek food and culture. Sail aboard private yachts, with time for hiking, snorkelling and relaxing. Explore mystical archaeological sites and taverna-lined harbours, and dine on fresh seafood. Discover Santorini, Mykonos, the Ionian Islands and the Cyclades like never before…

Best Sailing Holidays in Greece:

G Adventures Sailing Greece – Santorini To Mykonos

Intrepid Greece Sailing Adventure: Cyclades Islands

Neilson Two Week North And South Ionian Flotilla


With so many peaceful coves, hidden inlets and secluded beaches to visit in the northern Adriatic, a sailing holiday in Croatia is the best way to discover the region’s hidden gems. Explore Croatia’s stunning coastline from Split to Dubrovnik. Become immersed in the Dalmatian Coast’s natural beauty while sailing the stunning Adriatic. Mix lazy days on the beach with time spent exploring medieval fortresses, enjoying lively restaurants, wandering around cobbled streets and hiking to ancient ruins.

Best Sailing Holidays in Croatia:

G Adventures Sailing Italy To Croatia

Intrepid Croatia Sailing Adventure: Split To Dubrovnik


Fall in love with Italy’s Amalfi Coast on a cruise through Sorrento, Capri and Procida. Imagine carefree days sailing from one stunning island to the next, through the glistening Mediterranean. A sailing holiday in Italy gives you everything – gorgeous beaches, ancient ruins, beautiful landscapes, picturesque villages, sumptuous fresh seafood and chilled out waterfronts. Sail the pristine waters of Sardinia through the Maddalena Archipelago to Corsica. Set sail across some of the clearest, bluest water on earth on this relaxing nautical adventure in Italy. The perfect escape to taste some of the best that this Mediterranean country has to offer.

Best Sailing Holidays in Italy:

Intrepid Amalfi Coast Sailing Adventure

Intrepid Sardinia & Corsica Sailing Adventure


Sail the Mediterranean waters of the famed Cote d’Azur – otherwise known as the French Riviera. Get off the tourist trail and jump aboard a yacht to see France from the sultry Mediterranean. Go from one celebrated port to the next and uncover a side of France only the rich get to see. To contrast the excitement and fervour of the mainland, visit beautiful islands that are a wealth of unspoilt beaches, fascinating histories, natural parks and relaxed, quirky towns. From the charming French cities of Marseille, St-Tropez, Cannes and Nice to the relaxed environs of the islands of Porquerolles, Port-Cros, St Marguerite and St Honorat.

Best Sailing Holidays in France:

Intrepid Cote D’Azur Sailing Adventure


Experience a sailing trip like no other in gorgeous Raja Ampat, West Papua. It’s the archipelago with the richest marine biodiversity on Earth. Made up of 1,500 small islands that house 550 species of coral, 1427 fish species and more than 700 types of molluscs, Raja Ampat is a place where mere snorkelling feels (and looks) like deep-sea diving. It’s very remote, which means a delightful lack of other visitors. Think clear turquoise waters, a kaleidescope of corals and reef fish and, perhaps best of all, some of the friendliest locals you’ll ever meet.

Best Sailing Holiday in Indonesia:

Intrepid Raja Ampat Sailing Expedition


Sail in Burma’s stunning Mergui Archipelago, starting in Khao Lak. Departing from Khao Lak, discover Burma on an Intrepid sailing adventure and dive into an aquatic playground that is truly one of the world’s best-kept secrets. While backpackers, honeymooners and day-spa crowds swarm to the beaches of Thailand and Bali, Burma’s remote Mergui archipelago has remained almost frozen in time since the days of early colonial explorers.

Best Sailing Holidays in Myanmar:

Intrepid Mergui Archipelago Sailing Adventure


Hop over the wall and get to know Cuba like never before on this unique eight-day journey through the islands of the Canarreos Archipelago aboard an exclusive catamaran. Snorkel the crystal-clear waters in search of colourful fish, relax on the beach, and dine on some of the best seafood you’ll ever have.

Best Sailing Holidays in Cuba:

G Adventures Sailing Cuba


White sands, blue skies, and crystal-clear waters — cruise the extraordinary islands of the Maldives by traditional dhoni. Experience the turquoise lagoons and perfect beaches that make these islands famous. Learn the local way and snorkel amongst the spectacular corals of the Indian Ocean. Every day offers relaxing sea breezes and countless photo opportunities. Indulge yourself in this tropical paradise.

Best Sailing Holidays in Maldives:

G Adventures Maldives Dhoni Cruise

British Virgin Islands

The British Virgin Islands are among the world’s most popular sailing destinations, and you only have to look around to understand why. Laid-back and low-key, the BVIs are flat-out gorgeous to sail and explore. Hop aboard a state-of-the-art catamaran and discover secluded coves, impossibly beautiful snorkelling spots, and breathtaking islands virtually untouched by humans.

Best Sailing Holidays in the British Virgin Islands:

G Adventures Sailing The British Virgin Islands

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