Top Destinations for a Sailing Holiday
Sailing along the clear blue waters, stopping off at ports to sight-see or islands to explore the beaches and sunset dinners on the deck. Whether you are on holiday as a couple, group of friends or family - sailing trips can be a fun way to discover new places and relax in your own tranquil environment. See below for the top sailing destinations you'll be itching to visit!
With so much coastline to explore and so many beautiful beaches to discover, Croatia is fantastic sailing destination. Sailing in Croatia gives you the chance to visit over a thousand islands and check out small secret coves, historic fishing villages on top of some of the more popular towns such as Hvar and Dubrovnik.
Off the coast of Tanzania, Zanzibar offers a sailing trip where you can dive into the Indian Ocean and snorkel along the beautiful reefs whilst visiting the various island along the Tanzanian coast. Zanzibar is the original Spice Island which portrays images of spice markets, flavourful foods and colourful culture. Add to that candlelit dinners on board with the view of orange-pink sunset skies and it really could make a very romantic sailing trip.
Sailing around the turquoise waters of the Greek Islands with the opportunity to escape the crowds and stumble upon unspoilt islands and bays is a dream trip for many people. You have the chance to visit places like Corfu, Athens, Mykonos and Kos and indulge in some delicious Greek food. Dolphins are also a common sight whist sailing around the Greek Islands so keep your eyes peeled.
With options to sail in Key West or Fort Lauderdale, Florida – otherwise known as the Sunshine State is the ideal winter destination for a sailing trip. If you like adventurous holidays, sailing in Florida will also give you the chance to try a wide selection of water sports such as wind surfing or jet skiing off the coast of Miami and snorkelling around the Florida Keys.
Explore the Balearic Islands on a sailing holiday whilst visiting Majorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera. This trip is best in the summer months due to the fairly light winds and easy cruising conditions and the main cruising season running from May to late September. By spending a couple of weeks on board you could pop into Ibiza Town for cocktails, discover the historical Palma City, and stop for tapas in the beautiful old town of Ciutadella.
Sail along the Southern coast of Turkey and find some really exciting place to explore, stop off to shop in the bazaars and markets and enjoy some tasty Turkish mezes. Turkey is warmer so sailing is ideal in May, June, September and October. Apart from passing by ancient ruins on the coast, little coves and stunning bays, you can also take tours to visit ancient cities such as Ephesus and small fishing towns such as Kas.
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