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Nautilus Yachting is one of the largest independent yacht charter agencies in the UK. Most of our clients travel with us regularly or have come through a recommendation of someone who has. Do call us on 01732 867445. We are happy to offer the personal touch that is so often missing with larger organisations.



How do you benefit by booking your sailing holiday with us?

  • Information and advice - You benefit from our first hand knowledge of sailing in the Mediterranean and Caribbean so do ask our advice. We are happy to help with suggestions on yachts and cruising areas.
  • Free service - We specialise in putting together the holiday that's right for you and pride ourselves on giving a courteous and helpful service. And our services are FREE so you pay no more than booking direct.
  • More choice - We act as UK partners with yacht charter companies based in all the best sailing locations round the world. This gives us a vast selection of yachts, catamarans and motoryachts for you to choose from.
  • Independence - Not being tied to one particular fleet means we can give unbiased independent advice about the best yacht for you.
  • Flexibility - It's your holiday and we try wherever possible to fit with your requirements. If you can only fly on a Sunday, we will find the holiday that fits.
  • Excellent prices - With our range of yachts and access to the best airfares, we have holidays to suit all budgets. Just compare our prices.
  • Flight-inclusive - If you want your yacht charter packaged with flights, we offer excellent rates on all charter and scheduled flights from the UK. As one of the few yacht charter companies with an ATOL licence (ATOL 3016) we can sell flight-inclusive holidays.
  • Financial protection - Nautilus Yachting is a fully licensed tour operator and holds Air Travel Organiser’s Licence ATOL 3016 and all our flight-inclusive holidays are fully bonded for your financial protection.
  • Reliability - We started trading in 1992 and have developed an enviable reputation in the charter industry for the quality and depth of the service we offer.
  • Convenience – Have a travel professional handle your holiday booking - we can book your hotels, car hire, airport parking, travel insurance, whatever you need.
  • Trade Associations - We are members of the Marine Leisure Association and British Marine Federation

"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!"

Kos 2016 - R&K.M

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.