Quick Quote Form

Skip to Content
Southampton Boat Show Now On!
Visit us at stand J038 and book your next sailing holiday. Boat Show Discounts Available.
FREE PRIZE DRAW
for bookings made 14th-23rd September.
 
Outside the UK: +44 1732 867 445
Mon-Fri: 0900 - 1730
Sat: 1000 - 1500

Sailing holidays for...

At Nautilus Yachting we offer a great choice of sailing holidays on yachts, catamarans and motoryachts throughout the Mediterranean, Caribbean and tropical destinations.

There are sailing holidays to suit everyone - whether you're sailing as a couple or with friends or family, whether your an experienced skipper or an eager novice - and great flexibility means your holiday is designed to suit you, not us. To plan the sailing holiday you've always dreamt of, simply click on the sailing personality you fit, to discover a world of sailing holiday choices.

Sailing holidays for Novice Skippers

Novice Skippers

Newcomers to sailing still have plenty of options to choose from. Whether you are a newly qualified Day Skipper looking for a gentle introduction to bareboat sailing, a novice sailor looking to join a flotilla sailing holiday or someone who wants to enjoy life on the water with a skipper or crew doing the hard work for you - we have what you are looking for!

Sailing holidays for Novice Skippers
Sailing holidays for couples and friends

Couples & Friends

Set sail for a different destination every day- without the clouds and crowds of the Solent! There's always another bay, another harbour, another island to explore. And when you arrive, step ashore for dinner in a waterfront taverna. You'll be supporting the local community and you'll feel like a traveller, not a tourist. There's always time for a swim off your yacht or a walk to a market or cliff-top view. Or just relax - there's no rush and no timetables.

Sailing holidays for Couples & Friends
Sailing holidays for Families

Families

Children, especially teenagers, love sailing holidays. There's so much going on afloat and ashore - it's such an adventure and no time to get bored! There's plenty they can join in as crew - plotting the course, weighing anchor, setting the sails. Swim ashore for an ice cream at the beach bar, take a trip in the dinghy to explore some caves or plan a picnic in a secluded bay. They might even turn off their i-pods and talk to you! A pirate's treasure map goes down well with younger children so they can plot the course.

Sailing holidays for Families
Sailing holidays for Single Travellers

Single Travellers

We don't offer "share boat" holidays but as a single traveller you are welcome on the shared learn to sail yachts in Greece and Gibraltar where you can learn to sail or refresh your sailing skills. With an RYA instructor onboard to make sure everyone takes a turn, you'll soon be making new sailing friends.

Sailing holidays for Single Travellers

"We are writing to compliment you on your flotilla staff in Athens. Matt and Naomi are lovely people. Their hosting skills are second to none. They are genuinely nice people, nothing was too much trouble. They are courteous, polite and always greeted us with a smile. We have had a lovely holiday and hope to return again next year. "

Athens Flotilla 2015 - L.T.

Sailing Qualifications

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). 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.

RYA qualifications can be obtained by RYA sailing schools in the UK or alternatively choose from one of our overseas centres in Gibraltar, Greece or Turkey.

For Caribbean and Tropical charters, formal qualifications are not compulsory, however, you should be Day Skipper standard and be assisted by at least one competent crew. A brief sailing resume should be provided to outline your experience.

If you don't hold the relevant qualifications then why not add a skipper?

Sailing Levels

Level 1

Winds force 2-3 (4-11 Knots)combined with generally shorter distances. Good for beginner or intermediate sailors. Line-of-sight navigation but basic knowledge of charts and ability to plot your position required.

Level 2

Winds force 3-5 (7-21 Knots) with approximately 15-20nm per day. Intermediate experience required. Predominately line of sight navigation but an understanding of how to sail in open water.

Level 3

Winds force 4-6 (11-27 Knots) with mileage of approximately 20nm+ per day. Ideal for experienced skippers looking to venture out to new destinations. Day skipper standard but with experienced crew would be recommended.