Wine and sail

Culinary Vacations at Sea

Sailing vacations

Great food and wine on deck and on shore

Unique cultures, fresh ingredients, and fine wines create a sailing vacation with a sensory twist. Try something new and explore family-owned vineyards, traditional ristoranti, and distinct local dishes in some of the world’s most tempting sailing destinations.

Join a food and wine flotilla and experience the coastal cuisine of Croatia or Italy, calling in at fantastic restaurants and renowned vineyards to sample ripe produce. Sail the Amalfi Coast in search of the world’s best anchovies. Sip limoncello on deck, or tuck into fresh Croatian figs and a glass of Plavac Mali. Your favorite restaurant could be just around the bay.

Our finest foodie destinations

Hvar, Croatia

Croatia

  • Fine climate and easy sailing
  • Ancient history and rich, varied culture
  • Line-of-sight navigation and island hops
Flotillas Experience level 1-2 ICC RYA Sailing school
Explore Croatia
Procida, Italy

Italy

  • Glamorous towns and quiet villages
  • Unbeatable history, food and culture
  • Line-of-sight cruising and challenging conditions
Flotillas Experience level 2 ICC RYA
Explore Italy
Greece

Greece

  • Island hopping and challenging sailing
  • Heptanese, Saronic and Cycladic Islands
  • Incredible ancient ruins and historical sites
Flotillas Experience level 1-3 ICC RYA Sailing school
Explore Greece
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Food and wine vacations

On a food and wine flotilla, you’ll join forces with fellow foodies for a sociable journey, eating and drinking your way through the highlights of the Croatian or Italian coastlines. Our experienced Lead Crew will take you to the best restaurants, bars, and vineyards in the region, whether popular hotspots or tucked-away treasures. You’ll sample the best of the regions’ food and wine in the company of new friends, and improve your sailing skills with the help of a dedicated lead crew, or even your own private skipper.

Book a Croatia Food and Wine flotilla, including vineyard tours and wine tastings for just a little more per boat than our standard flotilla price! Our food and wine vacations offer some of the best ways to eat and drink your way around the world.

Dubrovnik food and wine flotilla

Dubrovnik, Croatia 

Dalmatian Coast food and wine flotilla

Marina Agana, Croatia

Amalfi Coast food and wine flotilla

Procida, Italy

Eat, drink and be merry! Choose your favorite flotilla from the list above and get ready for one of the world's best food and wine vacations.

Foodie bareboat charter vacations

On our bareboat charter culinary vacations, you’re the boss. Sail at your own pace and moor wherever you like, ensuring a personalized experience every time. Sail one of the world’s best culinary destinations and call at the region’s finest restaurants, wineries, and vineyards.

Gastronomic skippered charter vacations

A skippered charter vacation has all the freedom of a bareboat charter with the added benefit of an expert skipper to guide you through the region’s culinary highlights. As well as improving your sailing skills and taking the pressure off you and your crew, your skipper will be on hand to provide expert advice and recommendations you won’t find in any guidebook. Discover fantastic local restaurants and sample delicious regional delicacies in stunning locations.

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20+
Stunning Sailing Destinations 
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Flotilla routes
48
Types of yachts
44 yrs
Creating holidays
4 hr
Service guarantee
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