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Some of our latest reviews and testimonials

(Letter to the Azulia crew) Now that we are home again and have time to reflect on our week with you on Azulia, I just wanted to thank you both for your wonderful help in the total enjoyment of our week. We loved everything about the boat and the care you gave us. The meals were memorable, delicious and varied. It is wonderful to have such fresh and imaginative salads everyday when at sea! We loved the quiet bays, the snorkelling and swimming. It did us both a lot of good and we are so pleased to have had such a great experience on your lovely boat. Thank you for organising the lovely lobster supper and champagne🥂 to welcome my husband into his 78th year! All in all it was a superb week!


Our whole time in the Grenadines could not have been better. After two days on Bequia visiting friends, a brilliant four to five hour sail with a perfect wind took us down to Salt Whistle Bay on the island of Mayreau. A very busy anchorage where locals acted as parking attendants to squeeze in as many boats as possible to maximize customers for their shore barbeque where they fed us an excellent dinner. The following morning we did the very short passage round to the Tobago Cays. There followed two nights of gorgeous weather, lovely snorkelling with turtles cruising about everywhere and lobster dinners ashore. Could not have been better.


We have just returned from a fabulous 2 weeks sailing from Fethiye. It was easily the best experience we have had with perfect sailing weather throughout. The area around Fethiye Bay is lovely and there is plenty of historic and natural interest as well as beautiful clear water for swimming and great food. Our flotilla leaders, Mike and Debbie are the best we have come across and have to sing their praises! They have so much sailing experience and an excellent knowledge of the local area where they have developed good relationships with local people, that helped to make our visits to restaurants etc even better. We will definitely be visiting Turkey again-would love to sail with Mike and Debbie again-but have been impressed with the maturity, experience and humour of other Nautilus leaders on other trips as well, so, as they say, we’ll be back!


We had an excellent time. Our 32 foot was in good nick with everything working that needed to and we did not suffer any breakdowns. Our flotilla hosts Debbie and Mike were absolutely superb. The perfect mix of being there to help you but standing back as well. They are, I think, the best flotilla leaders we have come across over many years. The bays and harbours were very busy due to the unexpected extended public holiday but they got us in to a good restaurant every night. This was our first Turkey experience and we loved it so much we will be booking again, probably next May. The booking process through Nautilus was faultless, pre-travel information was good and all the connections etc worked so again 100% there.


A great holiday! The boat was excellent, well maintained and spotless. The transfers to and from the airport were excellent also. Good sailing area with plenty of options for mooring and quays. Thoroughly enjoyed and will no doubt be booking with Nautilus again next year.


Greece

We got back from our charter in Corfu on Saturday and I just wanted to say thanks. Sun Charter were great, the boat was in excellent condition and very clean and tidy. Most of all, we had a terrific time with good sailing and beautiful anchorages.


Just to say thank you for a brilliant holiday. The flotilla lead crew were excellent and could not have been more helpful and friendly. Bobby, who was our instructor for 3 days, was also excellent and we are already recommending Nautilus to other friends. We are looking forward to our next trip with you.


We would like to thank you for arranging another superb holiday for us in the Dodecanese. We found Kos and the other islands very quiet, with no evidence at all of refugees/migrants. We love sailing in this area, the sailing is great and the people incredibly friendly. Summed up in a message home “The sun is shining, the water’s warm, and the beer is cold. Come and join us!”


Turkey

We have just returned from a fabulous 2 weeks sailing from Fethiye. It was easily the best experience we have had with perfect sailing weather throughout. The area around Fethiye Bay is lovely and there is plenty of historic and natural interest as well as beautiful clear water for swimming and great food. Our flotilla leaders, Mike and Debbie are the best we have come across and have to sing their praises! They have so much sailing experience and an excellent knowledge of the local area where they have developed good relationships with local people, that helped to make our visits to restaurants etc even better. We will definitely be visiting Turkey again-would love to sail with Mike and Debbie again-but have been impressed with the maturity, experience and humour of other Nautilus leaders on other trips as well, so, as they say, we’ll be back!


We had an excellent time. Our 32 foot was in good nick with everything working that needed to and we did not suffer any breakdowns. Our flotilla hosts Debbie and Mike were absolutely superb. The perfect mix of being there to help you but standing back as well. They are, I think, the best flotilla leaders we have come across over many years. The bays and harbours were very busy due to the unexpected extended public holiday but they got us in to a good restaurant every night. This was our first Turkey experience and we loved it so much we will be booking again, probably next May. The booking process through Nautilus was faultless, pre-travel information was good and all the connections etc worked so again 100% there.


Just wanted to let you know that we had a great time sailing in the Gulf of Fethiye. Dream Yacht Charter were great. Base Mananger was helpful and gave us ideas of where to sail. The yacht (Sun Odyssey 439) was near new, and well kitted out. Excellent sailing conditions every day - very calm in the mornings with a good sea breeze starting to build late morning and reaching 12 - 15 knots at times mid-afternoon. Thanks again to Nautilus for a great recommendation and a great sailing holiday! We have now done the Saronic, Skiathos, Croatia, BVI and Fethiye - not sure where we will go next!


Croatia

A great holiday! The boat was excellent, well maintained and spotless. The transfers to and from the airport were excellent also. Good sailing area with plenty of options for mooring and quays. Thoroughly enjoyed and will no doubt be booking with Nautilus again next year.


We had a wonderful holiday and everything worked out very nicely so no complaints whatsoever. The base manager was very pleasant and helpful and made sure we had everything we needed. We sailed up the coast to the bay of Kotor and all the way to Kotor itself, naturally, and the scenery is as wonderful as the pictures one sees.


I have recently returned from Trogir after a splendid 2 week sailing trip off the coast of Croatia. I must say we were delighted with the yacht 'Blue Queen' and the standard and level of maintenance was excellent. This year surpassed all our expectations!


Western Med

Booking process is always smooth and efficient. The local Maltese charter company was very good and helpful. This was the third charter with Nautilus and it won't be the last.


I wanted to let you know we all had a brilliant time sailing Sardinia and Corsica, possibly the best in 12 years. The charter company was most efficient and we had 3 very similar Sun Odyssey 44i’s all in good condition, plenty of wind and sun, perfect. Of course now we want the same yachts and weather but different venue for next year!


I would like to report that we had an excellent holiday sailing the Aeolian Islands courtesy of SunSicily on 'Senza Dubbi'. Our travelling arrangements were complex but the necessary transfers were arranged extremely well. The "yacht handover" at Portorosa was quick, timely and efficient; and the free taxi service to and from the supermarket made provisioning of our vessel the easiest I can ever remember. All in all a first class experience with a special thanks to Francesco at the marina.


Caribbean & Tropical

(Letter to the Azulia crew) Now that we are home again and have time to reflect on our week with you on Azulia, I just wanted to thank you both for your wonderful help in the total enjoyment of our week. We loved everything about the boat and the care you gave us. The meals were memorable, delicious and varied. It is wonderful to have such fresh and imaginative salads everyday when at sea! We loved the quiet bays, the snorkelling and swimming. It did us both a lot of good and we are so pleased to have had such a great experience on your lovely boat. Thank you for organising the lovely lobster supper and champagne🥂 to welcome my husband into his 78th year! All in all it was a superb week!


Our whole time in the Grenadines could not have been better. After two days on Bequia visiting friends, a brilliant four to five hour sail with a perfect wind took us down to Salt Whistle Bay on the island of Mayreau. A very busy anchorage where locals acted as parking attendants to squeeze in as many boats as possible to maximize customers for their shore barbeque where they fed us an excellent dinner. The following morning we did the very short passage round to the Tobago Cays. There followed two nights of gorgeous weather, lovely snorkelling with turtles cruising about everywhere and lobster dinners ashore. Could not have been better.


Our two weeks in the BVIs lived up to expectations and beyond, the wind was consistently 13-18 kts with the odd period in the 20s but the icing on the cake for all of us was the snorkelling which was diverse and absorbing with rays, turtles, squid and an array of fish to mesmerise. Thank you to your team for putting it all together for us.


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