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Luxury skippered sailing holidays

  • As our Explorer trips are cabin charter, children under the age of 18 are not permitted on the trip unless you book a full yacht for your group. Our private Yacht Charter trips are great for families, so check them out as well!

  • Yacht Getaways offer two kinds of sailing holiday options – Our Explorer trips and we also offer Tailored yacht experiences. Our Explorer trips are cabin charter itineraries, which include a qualified Skipper and Host team and we sail on set itineraries. These trips are perfect for those looking for an active, social and balanced sailing holiday. Our shared yachts are adult only and ideal for couples, groups of friends looking to relax and explore the beautiful Mediterranean. For those looking for more of a Tailored experience, we can offer one-off 7-day yacht charters that include your Skipper and itinerary guides for each country, giving you a bit more freedom in the week ahead. These trips are perfect for families with children, couples who want a more private charter and sailing enthusiasts looking to get more involved in the week.

  • Your Explorer trip will include six or seven nights on board, helmed by your RYA Yachtmaster Skipper, 6 breakfasts and 6 lunches with wine prepared by your professional host as well as canapes on arrival, towels and bed linen for the week, 2 paddleboards and snorkelling gear!

  • Visas, travel insurance, flights, extra activities and excursions are not included. Please contact us if you require further information on travelling to any of our destinations or if you need any assistance with your travel plans.

  • All of our trips are 6 or 7-nights beginning on Saturday and check-in and out time can vary across the Explorer itineraries. If you would like to find out specific timings please email us at sales@yachtgetaways.com and let us know what destination you are hoping to sail!

  • Breakfast on board is served Continental, with freshly local produce and fresh coffee. There will be a hot accompaniment each morning which may include pancakes, eggs, fresh fruit and a variety of cereals. Lunch will be a typical Mediterranean meal, with lovely fresh bread, salads and vegetables and homemade pasta dishes; as well as an assortment of antipasti, local cheese and cured meats. Enjoy the best of fresh, local produce and regional wine to accompany.

  • We suggest packing casual summer attire, swimwear, beach towel and appropriate footwear. We advise against hard-cased, wheelie suitcases. The less you pack, the more room on board and in your cabin, making for a more comfortable sailing holiday! We also recommend packing a portable charger, any medication needed and your own reusable water bottle.

  • Not for sailing. The temperatures are warm enough that you can stay barefoot onboard your yacht or even just a pair of flip-flops. We do recommend a decent pair of shoes for any shore-side walking excursions or of you choose to go cycling or hire a moped for the afternoon.

  • Yes. Our Hosts are well equipped to cater for any specialist dietary requirements. We do also recommend supplementing your meals with suitable specialist foods, as the variety in smaller towns can be quite limited.

  • Yes, we are BYO. There are supermarkets or local stores at the majority of our destinations so you can replenish your supplies throughout the week. Guests are allowed to stock the yacht with whatever drinks and snacks they choose.

  • For dinner you can choose from the range of restaurants and bars on offer at each of our destinations – we are happy to help with recommendations, or ask your Skipper or Host to recommend his/her favourite.

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