Best places to sail

Best Sailing Trips in 2024

As the world becomes more accessible and adventurous, sailing destinations become more and more exciting. Here are ten of the best places to set sail in 2024, ranging from sun-soaked archipelagos to rugged coastlines.

St Helena Sailing Trip

Epic Voyage to St Helena – Cross the South Atlantic Ocean from Cape Town

This voyage is not for the faint-hearted. It requires crossing the South Atlantic from Cape Town to St. Helena, a remote volcanic outpost that’s one of the most isolated islands in the world.

Why It’s Popular: This route allows you to follow in the wake of the great explorers, providing a thrilling adventure that’s steeped in history.

Choose me if: You’re a history buff seeking a thrilling adventure and the opportunity to explore unspoiled, rarely visited places.

Popular Starting Location: Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa.

Did you know: Napoleon Bonaparte was exiled to St. Helena and spent his last years here.

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Sailing Trip Scotland

Sail the Scottish Isles – 10-Day Trip

Scotland’s rugged western coastline and its archipelagos offer a unique sailing experience, brimming with stunning landscapes, abundant wildlife, and rich history.

Why It’s Popular: The Scottish Isles’ natural beauty combined with the culture and the warm-hearted people make it a must-visit destination.

Choose me if: You appreciate stunning landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and perhaps have a taste for a wee dram of Scotch whisky.

Popular Starting Location: Oban Marina, Oban, Scotland.

Did you know: The Scottish Isles are home to over 60 distilleries. It is a paradise for whisky lovers.

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sailing trip croatia

Sail Croatia – 7-Day Sailing Masterclass

Croatia’s Dalmatian coast is a Mediterranean jewel. It boasts crystal-clear waters, historic ports, and sun-soaked islands. The 7-day sailing masterclass in Croatia is a great way to sharpen your skills.

Why It’s Popular: Croatia’s stunning coast, warm waters, and historic port towns make it a popular choice for sailors.

Choose me if: You’re seeking a balance of relaxation, education, and adventure in one of Europe’s most breathtaking coastal regions.

Popular Starting Location: ACI Marina, Split, Croatia.

Did you know: Croatia’s coastline has over 1,200 islands, islets, and crags for you to explore.

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Sailing trip caribbean

Sail the Caribbean – 14-Day Charter

The Caribbean, with its turquoise waters, white sandy beaches, and consistent trade winds, is a sailor’s paradise. A 14-day charter here is pure bliss.

Why It’s Popular: The region’s climate, rich culture, and biodiversity make every visit a unique experience.

Popular Starting Location: Rodney Bay Marina, St. Lucia, Caribbean.

Choose me if: You are looking for a tropical paradise with a laid-back vibe.

Did you know: The Caribbean Sea is home to around 7,000 islands.

Sailing trip around greek islands

Greek Island Hopping – 10-Day Trip

The Greek islands in the Aegean Sea offer an array of cultural experiences, stunning landscapes, and ancient history.

Why It’s Popular: Each island has its own unique charm, from the jet-set island of Mykonos to the more tranquil and unspoiled islands like Amorgos.

Popular Starting Location: Gouvia Marina, Corfu, Greece.

Choose me if: You enjoy a mix of culture, history, and beautiful seaside landscapes.

Did you know: There are approximately 6,000 islands and islets in Greece, but only 227 are inhabited.

Sailing trip around Galapagos

Galapagos Exploration – 14-Day Adventure

Sail in Darwin’s wake and encounter the unique wildlife of the Galapagos Islands. This is an adventure like no other.

Why It’s Popular: The area’s biodiversity and scientific significance make it a must-visit destination for nature lovers and adventurers.

Popular Starting Location: Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos.

Choose me if: You’re an adventurer and wildlife enthusiast eager to witness evolution in action.

Did you know: The Galapagos is home to an array of unique species, including marine iguanas, flightless cormorants, and giant tortoises.

Sailing trip around Zealand's Bay of Islands

Sailing New Zealand’s Bay of Islands – 7-Day Journey

New Zealand’s Bay of Islands is a subtropical micro-region known for its stunning beauty and history.

Why It’s Popular: Its unspoiled beauty and warm, inviting waters make it a hit among sailors.

Popular Starting Location: Opua Marina, Opua, New Zealand.

Choose me if: You seek tranquillity, pristine landscapes, and a dash of Kiwi hospitality.

Did you know: The Bay of Islands is made up of 144 islands, numerous bays, and sandy beaches.

Sailign trip French Riviera

Sailing the French Riviera – 7-Day Luxury Voyage

The French Riviera, or Côte d’Azur, is known for its glamour and beauty. This luxury voyage offers a taste of the high life.

Why It’s Popular: From the glitz of Cannes and Nice to the more tranquil and picturesque villages, this region offers an unforgettable experience.

Popular Starting Location: Cannes, France.

Choose me if: You’re looking to enjoy luxury, stunning coastlines, and world-renowned cuisine.

Did you know: The French Riviera was one of the world’s first modern resort areas, attracting the English upper class in the 18th century.

Sailing trip amalfi coast

Sail Italy’s Amalfi Coast – 10-Day Trip

The Amalfi Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is renowned for its rugged coastline, picturesque towns, and rich cultural history.

Why It’s Popular: The coastline’s natural beauty, paired with Italian food and culture, is utterly enchanting.

Popular Starting Location: Salerno Marina, Salerno, Italy.

Choose me if: You’re a lover of culture, natural beauty, and exceptional Italian cuisine.

Did you know: The Amalfi Coast road, one of the world’s most beautiful drives, is a narrow and winding cliff-side route that offers panoramic views of the sea.

Sailing Trip around the Seychelles

Sailing the Seychelles – 14-Day Expedition

The Seychelles, an archipelago in the Indian Ocean, offers breathtaking beaches, coral reefs, nature reserves, and rare wildlife.

Why It’s Popular: Its untouched beauty, diversity of wildlife, and pristine beaches make it a haven for sailors and nature lovers.

Choose me if: You’re in search of pure escapism, breathtaking landscapes, and unique wildlife encounters.

Popular Starting Location: Eden Island Marina, Victoria, Seychelles.

Did you know: The Seychelles is home to the world’s heaviest land tortoise living in the wild, Esmeralda, who comes in at 304 kg!

Happy sailing in 2023! Whatever your experience, ambitions, or preferences, there’s a sailing adventure out there just waiting for you.

Check out our guide on how to choose a the best sailing trip, or how expensive it is to get into sailing.

Images by Virginii; Helena Volpi; Lisa Larsen; Julius Silver; Peter Mill; Makalu; Renan Brun; Robert L; Thomas Schroeder

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