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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 and hostess 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 for them to get involved with 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.


Flotillas choices

Flotillas in Greece

Flotillas in Turkey

Flotillas in Croatia

Flotillas in Thailand

Top questions

To skipper a bareboat charter or flotilla yacht, you need to hold a practical sailing certificate equivalent to RYA Day Skipper Practical qualification or RYA International Certificate of Competence (ICC). For charters in Greece, you must now have the ICC certificate. You must also be assisted by at least one competent crew member over the age of 18.

For charters in Croatia, Malta and the Canaries, at least one member of the crew or the skipper will also need a VHF licence.

If you wish to take part on a flotilla but do not have an RYA qualification then you may like to choose our 'Learn on flotilla' option on the Ionian flotilla in Greece.

Alternatively, RYA qualifications can be obtained by RYA sailing schools in the UK or from one of our overseas centres in GibraltarGreeceTurkey or Croatia.

Less experienced and experienced skippers alike will benefit from the help and advice from the flotilla lead crew and their knowledge of the local area. He will provide daily weather forecasts and guide you through the cruising area, making sure you visit the best places. The flotilla skipper will save you a berth and be there to take your lines when you moor at the quayside meaning 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 flotillaCote D'Azur flotilla flotilla or the flotillas in Croatia - Trogir flotilla or Dubrovnik flotilla.

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

If you do not have any skippering experience or you want to brush up your skills, book a 3-day or 6-day instructor on the Ionian or Athens flotillas in Greece - Learn to sail on flotilla in Greece.

All our flotillas are family-friendly and children are very welcome. During the school holidays, there are always children on all of 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 Cote D'Azur flotilla flotilla or the flotillas in Croatia - Trogir flotilla or Dubrovnik flotilla.

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

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