Sailing Holidays

Testimonials

Some of our latest reviews and testimonials

Just a massive thanks for the sailing course I attended last week in Gibraltar. Rock sailing were superb, very professional in what they do and a special mention to Steve who through good planning enabled us to complete the course despite some challenging weather. I shall continue sailing going forward and hope to use yourselves for future bookings.


We had a fantastic time with Peter at Rock Sailing in Gibraltar. Many thanks for organising the course for us. Peter was an excellent teacher and looked after us with great food on board too! While storms raged in the Straights for our first two days, we learnt a great deal about all aspects of yacht safety in the relatively calm Marina. By Wednesday our crew of 4 were eager to set sail and that afternoon we were on our way to Ceuta in a force 6-7, making good headway at an average 11knots. What a privilege! The next three days were filled with great sailing, dolphins, and good company. We will certainly recommend you and Rock Sailing in the future and we are very much looking forward to our flotilla holiday with you in May.


Fantastic company with great service. We have now sailed with Nautilus six or seven times and I would not hesitate to recommend them for their customer service, great boats, great staff and a great holiday.


(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 champagnešŸ„‚ 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.


Greece

Fantastic company with great service. We have now sailed with Nautilus six or seven times and I would not hesitate to recommend them for their customer service, great boats, great staff and a great holiday.


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.


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, weā€™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

Just a massive thanks for the sailing course I attended last week in Gibraltar. Rock sailing were superb, very professional in what they do and a special mention to Steve who through good planning enabled us to complete the course despite some challenging weather. I shall continue sailing going forward and hope to use yourselves for future bookings.


We had a fantastic time with Peter at Rock Sailing in Gibraltar. Many thanks for organising the course for us. Peter was an excellent teacher and looked after us with great food on board too! While storms raged in the Straights for our first two days, we learnt a great deal about all aspects of yacht safety in the relatively calm Marina. By Wednesday our crew of 4 were eager to set sail and that afternoon we were on our way to Ceuta in a force 6-7, making good headway at an average 11knots. What a privilege! The next three days were filled with great sailing, dolphins, and good company. We will certainly recommend you and Rock Sailing in the future and we are very much looking forward to our flotilla holiday with you in May.


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.


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 champagnešŸ„‚ 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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