Sail in Greece, Croatia, France & Italy

Sailing trips in Europe can feel a bit like you’ve stumbled into a Bridget Bardot movie: sleepy Italian hamlets perched on limestone cliffs, the sun-drenched glitz of the Cote d’Azur, lazing the day away on deck with a handful of Grecian olives. It’s one of the best ways to explore the continent, although you are faced with some tough decisions: spend the afternoon snorkelling that secluded cove, or sail Croatia’s favourite archipelago? Indulge in a family-run taverna banquet, or burn the calories on a bike ride through the hinterland? To take that evening cocktail before or after Santorini’s marmalade sunset? Ah, decisions, decisions…

Our European Sailing trips

USD $1,004
CAD $1,099
AUD $1,179
EUR €815
GBP £605
NZD $1,242
ZAR R10,860
A lively restaurant scene, drop-dead gorgeous beaches, lush forests, intricate old towns and medieval city walls are...
USD $1,044
CAD $1,140
AUD $1,221
EUR €846
GBP £627
NZD $1,314
ZAR R11,253
Experience life at a different pace on this peaceful and relaxing drift down the Canal du Midi, the greatest, most...
USD $1,218
CAD $1,330
AUD $1,424
EUR €987
GBP £731
NZD $1,533
ZAR R13,128
CHF FR1,008
Experience life at a different pace on this peaceful and relaxing drift down the Canal du Midi, the greatest, most...
USD $1,092
CAD $1,197
AUD $1,281
EUR €889
GBP £658
NZD $1,351
ZAR R11,812
Set sail across the clear blue waters of Sardinia, exploring rugged coastlines, wild landscapes and white sandy...
USD $1,099
CAD $1,207
AUD $1,291
EUR €896
GBP £665
NZD $1,389
ZAR R11,910
Embrace Mediterranean life while sailing along the French Riviera, taking in the high lives of Cannes and St Tropez,...
USD $969
CAD $1,064
AUD $1,137
EUR €787
GBP £584
NZD $1,200
ZAR R10,496
Set sail across the Mediterranean exploring Greece's heaven-sent islands. The spoils of Santorini, Ios, Amorgos,...
USD $1,004
CAD $1,099
AUD $1,200
EUR €815
GBP £605
NZD $1,242
ZAR R10,860
Explore Croatia's beautiful Adriatic coast on this aquatic adventure from Dubrovnik to Split. Get a taste of Croatia...
USD $825
CAD $900
AUD $965
EUR €665
GBP £495
NZD $1,035
ZAR R8,885
Sail Italy’s Amalfi Coast from the colourful village of Procida, through ancient worlds in Pompeii, medieval...
USD $598
CAD $675
AUD $707
EUR €483
GBP £367
NZD $773
ZAR R6,660
Sail Italy’s Amalfi Coast, stopping in at the ancient isle of Capri, exploring incredible sea caves, cruising the Bay...
USD $1,197
CAD $1,312
AUD $1,407
EUR €973
GBP £721
NZD $1,484
ZAR R12,964
See the best of the Cyclades Islands on this Greece sailing adventure. Take to the glorious Mediterranean Sea and...
USD $831
CAD $930
AUD $996
EUR €708
GBP £504
NZD $1,050
ZAR R9,267
Embark on a sailing holiday to Greece. Explore the waters, islands, history and cuisine between Mykonos and Santorini...
USD $1,610
CAD $1,885
AUD $1,975
EUR €1,290
GBP £1,025
NZD $2,165
ZAR R18,580
CHF FR1,325
Sail Italy’s Amalfi Coast, exploring the Bay of Naples, Capri, Amalfi and Procida island, all the places that makes...

Life on the boat

We use classic monohull yachts for our European sailing adventures (it helps to get into that old-school Euro vibe). As a guide, a typical 50ft yacht for eight travellers is equipped with four twin/double cabins, two or three shared bathrooms and two showers. You’ll be lead by one of our experienced skippers who knows these waters like the back of their hand.

Life on the boat goes at your own pace: help out on deck as much as you wish, or just lie back and enjoy the ride. The choice is entirely up to you. Just keep in mind: cabin arrangements can be quite cosy so as to leave more room for onboard communal areas.

Port stops on European sailing trips

Drop anchor at Capri

Ah, Capri. The Romans knew a good island when they found it. Hence the giant Roman palace built on Monte Tiberio. These days Capri is known for royalty of a different kind, with celebs dropping in to do some boutique shopping or chill out in the aquamarine grottos nearby. A day or two exploring here and it might be hard to get you back on the boat…

Explore on the Amalfi Coast Sailing Adventure

Wander the cobbled lanes of Amorgos

Amorgos is a mountainous little island in the south-eastern corner of the Cyclades. As far as Greek Islands go, this one is more concerned with activities and archaeology than perfecting your tan. White washed streets, a burgeoning rock climbing scene, ancient ruins and one of the most spectacular monasteries in the Med – it’s a real gem.

Explore on the Greece Sailing Adventure - Cyclade Islands

Kick back in the Îles d’Hyères Archipelago

France’s Cote d’Azur isn’t just good for celebrity spotting, shopping and mingling with the glitterati (although a little mingling couldn’t hurt) – it’s also the home of the Îles d’Hyères Archipelago. A little collection of shining, mica-rich islands with secluded coves around every headland. Finding an idyllic beach here isn’t hard. Picking your favourite could be.

Explore on Cote D'Azur Sailing Adventure

Best time to travel

Peak season for sailing holidays in the Mediterranean is between June and August, when the sun is hottest and many Europeans have their summer holidays. But if you want to beat the crowds while still enjoying that trademark Med sun, try travelling in Spring (mid-April to May) or Autumn (September to mid-October): temperatures will be a little more bearable, the waters are still calm, and you won’t have to fight for that beachside sunbed.

Skipper profile

Kutte Priesner, Cyclades Islands “I love the freedom of sailing. I learned to sail in a rubber dinghy with a small sail, and from there I became a sailing instructor in Corsica in 1975. I’ve sailed the Caribbean, but now I mostly sail the Mediterranean Sea. I like island hopping and exploring islands with their unique harbour villages and beautiful bays. I believe to really get the most out of your sailing adventure you must be flexible, forgiving, helpful and authentic. You need to trust the boat, your skipper and the team. Do everything with fun and think positive. You’ll have an incredible experience. “


Croatia Sailing Adventure - Split to Dubrovnik , September 2015

Robert Bruce Collie

Cote D'Azur Sailing Adventure - Nice to Marseille , September 2015

Jasmin Wright

Sail Italy - Amalfi to Procida , July 2015

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