Sailing Holidays With F&P Travel
Sailing holidays really should be on everyone’s bucket list; whether with family or a group of close friends. Think floating villa holiday (with a much bigger pool…) with all the trimmings! The crew on board your boat are highly knowledgeable and go above and beyond; from your own private chef creating feasts fit for a king, to an expert skipper creating a fantastic itinerary, you needn’t lift a finger all week.
Along with a real sense of adventure, guests onboard get to soak up plenty of culture and gorgeous vistas, as well as the warmth of the sun’s rays for some serious vitamin sea. Our beautiful collection of yachts, gulets and catamarans journey along some of the most stunning coastlines in the world, and whether you choose Turkey, Croatia, Greece or the Caribbean, each destination has its own unique character and charm and a kaleidoscope of aquamarine waters you can dive into on demand.
New to F&P: Sailing Holidays in the Caribbean
It must surely be everyone’s dream to sail the tropical waters of the Caribbean. Sun-drenched, white sands fringed with swaying palm trees, mountainous and volcanic lush islands, vibrant fishing villages and a sea bursting with colourful marine life.
Sailing around The British Virgin Islands is an incredible experience which combines swanky beach clubs with adventurous scuba diving, exploring old shipwrecks and underwater caves teeming with fish. While on land, Anegada Island is one of our firm favourites with a series of salt ponds, home to tropical birds including visionary pink Caribbean flamingos, hummingbirds, parrots and parakeets.
Why Clare loves sailing the Caribbean: “Amazing for short sails around the islands – I loved waking up off the beach of a different island each day, and swimming ashore to the beach bar (it’s how the ‘Soggy Dollar Bar’ on Jost Vank Dyke got its name.”
Sailing Holidays in Turkey
Even the name – Turkish Riviera or Turquoise Coast – conjures up a spectacular vision of sparkling, crystal clear seas lined with golden treasures. And quite rightfully so as this is a coastline which offers more than you could ever possibly imagine; ancient cities, isolated villages, lively harbours, sandy beaches, hidden coves and pine-forested hills.
Itineraries on Salamander – a beautiful traditional and luxurious wooden gulet – are totally bespoke, breathtakingly beautiful and full of ancient tales both young and old will be enthralled by. Archaeological ruins are quite literally at every turn, and you will love landing ashore to explore coves and beaches – the 11-mile stretch of unspoiled Patara Beach is particularly stunning as is Dalyan Turtle Beach, home to protected species of turtles.
Why Clare loves sailing in Turkey: “A gem of a coastline, the best part of the day is when you drop an anchor for a swim and a lazy lunch in a small bay. Evenings are spent mooring up on a jetty and dining in a Turkish beach restaurant, sipping on retsina and eating the catch of the day.”
Sailing Holidays in Greece
Whether you choose one of our super yachts or catamarans, all are perfect for exploring the magic of the Grecian coastline; the dramatic scenery, crystal clear water, idyllic coves and fishing villages and lively tavernas accessible only by boat. Most trips start and finish in Corfu but of course, routes are all flexible and you can either head north to the beautifully quiet Faraway Islands of Mathraki and Ereikoussa, or south to Paxos with its idyllic tavernas, its sweet little sister Anti-Paxos (only 4km long), and Kefalonia.
Known to be one of the best sailing areas in the world, the Ionian Islands tick all the boxes. Steeped in antiquity with a tapestry of cultures, there are fascinating sites for culture vultures to stretch their legs and trek to, while the hammocks and crystal clear waters offering opportunities to snorkel, water-ski, wakeboard, paddleboard or windsurf can be more than enough for others.
Why Clare loves sailing in Greece: “When the onshore restaurants are fully booked, there’s nothing better than pulling into a marina, relaxing in the cockpit or lying on the deck of your own boat, pouring yourself a G&T and people watching!”
Sailing Holidays in Croatia
We love the Dalmatian Coast for its stark beauty, rich cultural heritage and empty coves. Our fantastic catamarans or large monohulls are fitted to the highest spec with the usual paddle boards and larger tenders for watersports, snorkelling and fishing equipment. Expect sleepy islands all to yourselves, secret coves for secluded swims and some of the best fish restaurants.
Soak up the historic walled city of Dubrovnik, the medieval walls of Trogir and the empty coves around the island of Vis, while the south offers dramatic beaches and the stunning archipelago of the Kornati Islands. Said to be one of the last wilderness spots in Europe this is off-grid sailing at its very best and has around 150 scattered islands and reefs to explore. And then from pristine nature, there are the sophisticated beach clubs of Hvar for more lively evenings.
Why Clare loves Croatia: “I love being able to explore the coastline on the water. Paddleboarding around the bay before breakfast, visiting the small islands in the archipelago, stepping ashore to dine outside in the evening air.”
Contact Clare, our sailing expert, on +44 (0)1306 264 005 or email [email protected] to talk through possible sailing routes and itineraries.