In the last number of years sailing holidays have become more accessible to people who don’t have their own boats and may not have very much sailing experience. For those more experienced in sailing they can hire and sail their own boats, but for those who don’t know how to sail, you can rent boats which include a crew who can do all of the hard work for you so you can sit back and enjoy the view.
In terms of location, your options are almost limitless, but some of the more popular destination include tours around the Greek Islands, Croatia, the Caribbean, the British Virgin Islands and the Bahamas. Look for tour operators who offer good support services as you don’t want to be left stranded. For those looking for total luxury, you can also hire an on board chef for the trip leaving you free to do what you wish.
Sailing holidays also provide a good a option for families with young children who can learn the basics of sailing. Wherever you go, make sure that if you are taking a boat on your own that you are qualified to the standard required by the hire company and if not, that you have someone on board who is. Be it the Bahamas or the Islands of Greece, sailing holidays are a fantastic way to see the world!