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Take Your Passion On An Easy Sailing Vacation

You’re hooked. You fell for the call of whimsical waves and adrenaline-pumping wind and now you can’t get enough. Sailing is a sport that grabs ahold for life, and once you’re incited by the joys of wind-drawn freedom, there’s no turning back.

When taking the plunge into a love affair with offshore adventure, Sunsail makes it easy for skippers of all skill levels to enjoy stress-free journeys at sea. For starters, our stunning yet easy sailing destinations allow you the chance to continue warming up to the sport while still basking in the glory of saltwater thrills. Furthermore, to ensure you and your loved ones feel confident when underway, there are several other beginner vacation options available to provide optimal peace of mind…

Sunsail customer taking the helm

Test the vacation waters

When you’re a nautical newbie, the idea of a private sailing charter can be daunting. After all, vacation time is precious and you don’t want the entire trip’s demanding dialogue to establish a foul mood. What’s today’s heading? The forecast says WHAT? Did we lose the boat hook? What even is a painter? If you’re new to sailing or need a bit more practice, save yourself from these stresses of passage-making and consider an easier sailing destination where conditions are simple and forgiving. There are plenty of laid-back options to relish a more relaxed experience with your best crew.

So, what makes a destination easier in terms of sailing?—Simplicity: easy line-of-sight navigation, short island hops and an ample number of moorings available to guarantee your overnight stays. Easy sailing destinations offer a stress-free environment—perfect for those still learning the ropes.

Flotilla sailing experience

Easy, breezy destinations

While dreaming up your unique vacation, consider some of the top chilled-out sailing destinations that still pack a powerful punch. For easy planning, find comfort among the calm currents of the revered British Virgin Islands, the quick island hops between the Lefkas’ Heptanese Islands, or the rewarding line-of-sight sailing in Agana. Each of these invigorating cruising grounds ranks as Sunsail Level 1 or Level 1-2 sailing areas and offer a range of charter options that cater to your leisure preference.

Need a hand?

For extra confidence or more laissez-faire freedom, hire one of our licensed skippers to accompany your sailing charter for the week. If you feel comfortable taking command of the helm partway through the trip, opt to have a skipper’s aid onboard for only the days that you need it. You even have the flexibility of paying by a daily skipper rate.

Skipper and family discussing sailing route

Join a flotilla

When opting for a flotilla charter, vacationers can empower themselves to build upon nautical confidence with the reassurance and guidance of a Sunsail lead crew. The social and supportive aspect of flotilla charters also opens less seasoned crews up to insider knowledge of the cruising grounds. You can discover the easy-going approach to group flotilla sailing in some of our most sought-after destinations—the British Virgin Islands, GreeceCroatia, and Australia.

flotilla anchoring shore

Get schooled

When’s a better time to brush up on your sailing terminology and perfect your deckhand skills than when you’re already on the water for vacation? Come aboard to learn with Sunsail and work towards taking full command of your own yacht. If you dream to one day bareboat around the world, you can acquire your RYA day skipper certification at one of our Sunsail Sailing Schools. Our tailor-made instructional courses are offered all across the world in the United Kingdom, Croatia, Greece, Australia, and most recently the British Virgin Islands.

Learning to sail in the BVI

Ready to take your passion on vacation? With a variety of stress-free options available in world-famous yachting destinations, it’s easier than ever to delight in the many joys of sailing while building your confidence on the water with each passing day.

Author Name: 
Ryan Smith


Ian Pedersen

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