For The Ultimate Freedom In Sailing HolidaysIf you love the sea, enjoy sailing and want the freedom to explore with your family and friends, then a yacht charter is the holiday for you. From a single-hull sailing boat to a catamaran, there is a choice of sailing boats that will fit your group perfectly.
When you want to travel with a group of friends or family at your own pace, discovering the things that you want to see, sailing offers you that opportunity. Taking all the creature comforts you could wish for with you, chartering a yacht gives you the freedom to travel as and when you wish, mooring up for a better look at nearby sights and casting off when you are ready to explore again.
Fly out to the Mediterranean and take charge of your sailing boat before heading out to explore the rocky inlets and coves of some of the more remote Greek islands, or maybe you would prefer to sail around the little known northern areas of Croatia?
Further afield, head for the Caribbean and experience the beautiful clear blue waters of the British Virgin Islands where you can take your pick from a selection of picture-perfect white beaches with not another soul in sight, or make your way to Antigua for some all-night parties if that seems more to your taste. With your own sailing boat the choice is completely yours, from secluded coves to bustling towns and if one destination does not live up to your expectations you can simply raise anchor and move on to your next port of call.
A holiday in the Seychelles will remain in your memory for a long time to come, or for even more exotic treats why not head for Tonga or Tahiti or perhaps the fabled Whitsunday Islands of Australia?
Offshore Sailing School
Maybe you have never sailed a boat before, or you simply want to brush up on your skills before heading off into the wide blue yonder. Choose an RYA (Royal Yachting Association) approved course to achieve an International Certificate of Competence, or perhaps a Competent Crew qualification.
The fabulous Whitsunday Islands off the north-eastern coast of Australia is home to a sailing school where you can learn the ropes, literally, in some of the most beautiful waters you will ever witness. Located in the shelter of the Great Barrier Reef this destination is home to some amazing tropical fish and perfect beaches.
For a sailing school with a difference, head for Phuket in Thailand, where you will be astounded by the hospitality of the locals as you master the finer points of sailing in this fantastic paradise. Although if you prefer to stay closer to home, there are sailing courses on offer around the Adriatic coast or amongst the Greek islands.
Whether you are an old hand or a complete beginner, the ability to sail your own charter boat crewed by your family and friends offers the chance to experience a freedom that most holidays can never come close to offering.
Adriana Frederick writes regularly on adventure travel for a range of holiday websites and blogs. Adriana is a huge fan of yacht charters and has enjoyed sailing holidays from the English coast to the Caribbean. She is keen to attend the offshore sailing school at the Whitsunday Islands in the near future.