Join a flotilla for a sociable sailing holiday

Sailing in company on your own yacht ...

A "flotilla" is a group of yachts sailing in company accompanied by a flotilla skipper on the lead yacht. You have virtually all the advantages of independent yacht charter, plus the support of the flotilla crew to make the most of your flotilla sailing holiday. You're the skipper of your own yacht, and each day's activities are yours to decide - you can sail hard or simply idle towards the next port soaking up the sun on the way. Flotilla sailing holidays are a popular choice for couples, friends and families.

Enjoy a great activity holiday ...

The flotilla sailing itineraries are arranged so that you visit the best places but there is always the opportunity for free sailing.  Stop for a lunchtime swim and picnic in a beautiful bay. Enjoy great sailing in the afternoon breeze before mooring up for the night in a bustling harbour where you can step off your yacht onto a quayside full of bars and tavernas.

Share the fun with your family ...

During school holidays there are usually other families on the flotillas.  Children, especially teenagers, love flotilla holidays. There's so much going on afloat and ashore - no time to get bored! There's plenty they can join in as crew - plotting the course, weighing anchor, setting the sails. Every evening the flotilla yachts are moored up together so there's plenty of opportunity to meet up with your new friends.

Where can I sail on flotilla?

We offer flotilla sailing holidays in Greece, Turkey and Croatia. Choose the flotilla holiday to suit your experience - there’s plenty for all levels of sailors. You may want to return to a favourite cruising area or discover somewhere new on your next flotilla sailing holiday.

Flotillas in Greece

Flotillas in Greece

Choose from 4 flotilla destinations in Greece - all with picturesque fishing harbours, idyllic anchorages, history and culture.

Flotillas in Greece

Ionian flotilla

Saronic flotilla

Kos flotilla

Sporades flotilla

Flotillas in Turkey

Flotillas in Turkey

Choose from 2 flotillas in Turkey and explore the beautiful Turkish coast.  

Flotillas in Turkey

Orhaniye flotilla

Fethiye flotilla

Flotillas in Croatia

Flotillas in Croatia

From the new marina at Zaton near Sibenik sail north to Kornati National Park or south to the Dalmatia islands.

Croatia flotilla

 

If you have some previous skippering experience you can join a flotilla and skipper your own yacht. Your experience will be either from a previous flotilla holiday or from yacht sailing in the UK. At least one other person should be competent crew standard.

At present only the port authorities in Croatia require an internationally recognised certificate of competence for the skipper of a flotilla yacht, eg RYA International Certificate of Competence (ICC) or RYA Day Skipper Practical.

The RYA ICC will in the near future be required by Greek and Turkish port authorities but if you have skipper experience it is easily obtained in a day from RYA sailing schools in the UK such as Hamilton Sailing or Brixham Sea School  

Less experienced skippers will appreciate the help and advice from the flotilla skipper. He will provide daily weather forecasts and guide you through the cruising area, making sure you visit the best places. He will save you a berth and be there to take your lines when you moor at the quayside at the end of an enjoyable afternoon's sail. 

And of course everyone enjoys the social side of the flotilla. Every evening the flotilla yachts are moored up together so there's plenty of opportunity for adults and children to meet up with new friends.

The Ionian flotilla and Fethiye flotilla suit less experienced skippers as the winds are lighter and the cruising are more protected.

More confident skippers will enjoy the Athens flotilla and Croatia flotilla.

Experienced skippers will relish the fresh sailing winds on the Sporades flotilla and Orhaniye flotilla.

If you have not got skippering experience or you want to brush up your skills, book a 3-day or 6-day instructor on any of the flotillas in Greece.

More experienced skippers will benefit from the local knowledge of the flotilla skipper. He will provide daily weather forecasts and guide you through the cruising area, making sure you visit the best places. And as he will save you a berth, you don't have to reach harbour early but can stay out longer enjoying the afternoon winds. 

And of course everyone enjoys the social side of the flotilla. Every evening the flotilla yachts are moored up together so there's plenty of opportunity for adults and children to meet up with new friends.

The Ionian flotilla and Fethiye flotilla suit less experienced skippers as the winds are lighter and the cruising are more protected.

More confident skippers will enjoy the Athens flotilla and Croatia flotilla.

Experienced skippers will relish the fresh sailing winds on the Sporades flotilla and Orhaniye flotilla.

All our flotillas are family-friendly and children are very welcome. During the school holidays there are always children on all the flotillas.    

Younger children will appreciate the shorter passages and sheltered weather on the  Ionian flotilla and Fethiye flotilla.

Older children may enjoy the cultural experience of sailing on  the Athens flotilla and Croatia flotilla.

Children with plenty of sailing experience will relish the fresh sailing winds on the Sporades flotilla and Orhaniye flotilla.

Take a look at our handy hints on travelling with small children

Destinations & Sailing holiday prices

SAILING HOLIDAYS

FLOTILLAS IN GREECE

  • Ionian Flotilla
  • Athens Flotilla
  • Sporades Flotilla
  • Kos Flotilla
  • FLOTILLAS IN TURKEY

    FLOTILLAS IN CROATIA

    "We are back from our week's sailing the Dodecanese islands in Greece. We would like to thank Nautilus Yachting once again for the efficient way you handled our booking and all the team at Kiriacoulis in Kos who made us very welcome. This is our ninth year away and our yacht performed well in some good sailing weather. Looking forward to next year ."
    Kos 2014 - B.M

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