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70% of the world is water so no surprise that there are also plenty of sailing enthusiast in the world. There are different ways and plenty of destinations to choose between when you plan a yacht and sailing holiday, so let’s start and don’t worry there is something for everyone.

Bareboat charters
are aimed at those who can sail confidently. This type of sailing charter gives you the freedom to choose where you go and to travel at your own speed. Most boat charter companies will insist that you have an appropriate qualification and will most likely wish to see the relevant documentation. Most bareboat charter yachts come fully equipped with everything you will need, from safety equipment to galley equipment, bedding & linen.

Skippered Charter
If you do not have the relevant experience to skipper a large yacht yourself, but would still like to enjoy and independent sailing holiday, you can often hire a professional skipper to take charge of the boat. They will often give instruction on how to sail the particular yacht you have chartered, and can give you guidance as to the best places to visit in the local area.

Crewed Charter
If you are not interested in sailing the yacht yourself but would just like to enjoy the experience of a sailing holiday on a luxurious yacht, why not go for the option of a Crewed Charter. These sailing holidays include a skipper who will take you where you wish to go, the crew to sail the yacht, and normally a hostess to prepare top quality meals for you to enjoy. This really is the ultimate sailing holiday and could be that super treat for your extra special honeymoon!

Sailing Flotilla Holidays
A flotilla is a group of sailing yachts that sail together in a kind of loose convoy with a lead yacht on hand to guide you and help with arriving at and leaving from wherever you stop overnight. On a flotilla, you are however still the skipper and therefore responsible for the safety of those on board. You need enough sailing experience to accept that responsibility.

Learn to Sail Holidays
are offered by many companies and if you choose an exotic and warm destination you will at the same time have a wonderful holiday experience.

If you want to know more about sailing holidays follow the links underneath and if you would like to extend your holiday and need a hotel room or flight tickets, you can easily find it here on ExcelBooking.com as we cover most destinations.

Yachts and Sailing Holidays