Flotilla Sailing

Your group. Your route. Discover together.

Flotilla vacations offer a fun, relaxed and unique experience for families, couples, solo travelers and groups across stunning sailing grounds in the British Virgin IslandsGreece, and Croatia.   Specialty flotillas that cater to specific interests are also available and include our Food & Wine flotillas in Croatia and Italy.  Learn to Sail flotillas like our Flotilla Starter course and Flotilla Hero are available in Greece and Croatia.

Explore some of the world’s best cruising grounds with the support and reassurance of a Sunsail lead crew, set sailing route, and social events.  Captain yourself, or if you aren't a sailor, or would rather someone take the helm for you, you can hire a skipper for your adventure.  

NEW! Sail By The Cabin 

Solo and couple adventurers that don’t need the whole yacht find our Sail By The Cabin vacation ideal.  This option allows you to book a single cabin on one of our Skippered yachts.  Enjoy a sailing holiday as part of a flotilla from May through October in beautiful Lefkas, Greece. Find out more.

Flotilla destinations

Hvar Town, Hvar Island

Marina Agana

  • Easy line-of-sight sailing
  • Short island hops and longer trips
  • Explore quiet islands and national parks
Flotillas Experience level 1-2 ICC RYA Sailing school
Explore Marina Agana
Ithaca, Greece

Lefkas, Greece

  • Easy, rewarding sailing
  • Sail the famous Heptanese Islands
  • Enjoy fantastic watersports
Flotillas Experience level 1-2 ICC RYA Sailing school
Explore Lefkas, Greece
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Dubrovnik, Croatia

  • Gentle winds and occasional Mistrals
  • Rich history and spectacular scenery
  • Line-of-sight navigation and island hops
Flotillas Experience level 2 ICC RYA
Explore Dubrovnik, Croatia

The British Virgin Islands

  • Visit a real-life Treasure Island
  • Steady trade winds, calm currents
  • World-famous yachting destinations
Flotillas Experience level 1
Explore The British Virgin Islands
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Special interest flotillas

Food & Wine flotillas

If exploring the world of local wines and traditional culinary treats is your passion these flotillas are perfect for you. They combine some of the best sailing in the Mediterranean with tastings of local cuisine and the chance to meet the artisans who make it.

A Croatia Food and Wine flotilla includes vineyard tours and wine tastings standard in this specialty flotilla.


Dubrovnik Food & Wine flotilla

Dubrovnik, Croatia

2020 departure date: June 7, 2020.

Wine and sail

Agana food and wine flotilla

Marina Agana, Croatia

2020 departure dates: June 6, September 5 & 12, 2020


SailEATalia Sail, Wine & Taste of Italy flotilla in Procida

Procida, Italy

2020 Departure Dates:  May 2, May 16, May 23, May 30, June 20 June 27,  July 4, July 11, July 25,  September 26, October 10

SailEATalia Sail, Wine & Taste of Italy flotilla in Sicily

Portorosa, Italy

2020 Departure Dates:  June 13, June 20,  July 4, September 5 and September 12

Additional special interest flotillas


Exclusively for adults flotilla

Marina Agana, Croatia

Families love our flotilla holidays, but what about groups of adults and couples looking for all the benefits of a flotilla, in a child-free environment?

Our exclusively for adults flotilla departs on June 20, 2020 and is the same route as the Hvar one week flotilla.

How does it work?

A common misperception of the flotilla is that you have to sail like ‘ducks in a row’. But sailing on a flotilla offers much more independence than that.

Every day your lead crew will brief you on your destination, weather updates and any must-see spots along the way. They’ll help you cast off in the morning and then sail directly to the next destination so they can be there to help everyone moor up at night.

But after that, you’ll be left to explore the high seas yourself. Whether you’re looking for some exciting sailing or searching for the perfect beach, you can sail with confidence knowing that any assistance from your lead crew is only a phone or radio call away.

You’ll mostly stay in village quays and small harbours, and every night you can choose to explore on your own or meet up with the rest of your flotilla for dinner and stories.

The lead crew also organises social events like barbecues on the beach, punch parties and an end of week regatta so you can get to know your flotilla sailing partners.

What's included?

We’ve created a flotilla package just for you, so all you have to worry about is choosing which of our incredible routes to go for and when.

What's included
  • Fully equipped cruising yacht for the duration of your vacation

  • Lead Crew: Skipper, Host and Technician
  • One tank of yacht fuel*
  • Full cylinder of cooking gas and full tank of water
  • Guaranteed mooring at each stopover
  • Dinghy and outboard
  • All sailing, navigation and safety equipment onboard
  • Fully equipped galley/kitchen
  • All clean linen including bath and tea towels
  • Snorkelling Equipment
  • First Morning Breakfast
  • Flotilla Punch Party
  • End Cleaning
  • End of Week Regatta

*Fuel is not included on our specialist flotillas in Italy 


What's not included

Lead crew support

The lead crew is there to support you. They'll help you cast off each day before heading to that evening's stopover to help you moor when you arrive. You can be as independent as you like with the confidence that the lead crew will be there to lend a helping hand when you need it. They can also recommend the best anchorages, harbours, restaurants and places to visit, ensuring that you make the most of your time on vacation.

Onboard your lead boat will be a skipper, host and a technician. On dedicated family flotillas in Greece we add an activities coordinator to help entertain the kids.


Skipper

Your flotilla skipper is fully RYA qualified and is responsible for the flotilla. They will be on hand at the beginning and end of every day if you need assistance with mooring or casting off. They also hold daily chart briefings to help you make the most of your trip.


Hostess

Your flotilla host will know the best beaches, restaurants and local attractions. They’ll find the perfect place for dinner every evening for you and your flotilla, so you can enjoy delicious local cuisine while sharing tales of the sea with your new friends.


Technician

Your technician will be on hand to make sure that each yacht in the flotilla is running smoothly. Should you have any technical questions, just let your technician know and they’ll be there to help.

Activities coordinator

Available on certain flotillas during the school holidays, our activities coordinator is on hand to give you some time to yourself without having to worry about what the kids are up to. They provide fun beach games and activities to keep kids from five to 17 years old entertained.