Sailing cruises

Is there a better feeling than clipping through the waves with the sun on your face? Or watching stars come out over the Aegean Sea with a glass of champagne?

Sailing holidays don’t have to be an intimidating tangle of ropes, nautical jargon, and sea monsters – not with Intrepid. Whether you’re a fresh-faced novice or an old salt with callouses on both hands, we’ve got a sailing trip to suit you. Be as involved as you like. Help navigate, tack, and steer; or simply kick back on deck with a copy of Moby Dick and let the world float by. These are small groups on small boats, but with big adventures.

Our sailing cruises

Sailing Adventures, the Intrepid Travel way.

Where you can go sailing

Why choose us

Experienced skippers

Our skippers have years of experience sailing the high seas. There’s no one better to show you the ropes (literally).

Best of both worlds

These sailing vacations aren’t confined to the ocean blue. There’s plenty of time scheduled on land to see the sights and check out the local culture.

Safety first, always

Our yachts are well looked after and regularly maintained and on day one, the captain will also conduct a safety demonstration.

No experience needed

If you'd like to pick up some sailing skills, your skipper can show you how. If not, just relax, kick back on deck and soak up some ocean breezes.

Sustainable travel

We strive to use travel as a force for good. That’s why we choose to give back to the communities we visit, carbon offset all our trips and take our social and environmental responsibilities seriously. We’ve been officially certified as the world’s largest travel B Corp, which means when you choose Intrepid Travel, you can rest assured you’re travelling to improve the planet.

Sailing highlights

Palm tree lined beach in Thailand
Explore the unforgettable islands of Thailand

From the famous landscapes of Phang Nga Bay to the pristine beaches of Koh Phi Phi (and all of the remarkable islands in between), a sailing adventure through southern Thailand promises to produce some of your favourite travel memories ever. Relax on golden sand, take a dip in sparkling turquoise waters, and cast your eyes upon natural wonders you’ve only ever seen photos of. 

A cruise boat in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Island hop your way through the Galapagos

There are some destinations in this world that were made for sailing and the Galapagos Islands is one of them. Whether you want to spend your time spotting the islands’ diverse array of wildlife (think spiky marine iguanas and giant turtles) or simply relax on the boat with a drink in hand as the Pacific Ocean goes by, a boat tour around the Galapagos is sure to be one for the highlight reel. 

Buildings and boats in the harbour at Naples
Get lost in the magic of Italy’s coast

Sailing your way down the Italian coast is guaranteed to be a unique adventure you’ll never forget thanks to a variety of stops featuring pastel villages clinging onto rugged cliffsides, scattered ancient ruins from a lost empire, and tantalisingly blue waters you want to get lost in. From wandering through olive groves to laying out on pebbled beaches, cruise the sparkling Mediterranean at your leisure. 

The island of Mljet in Croatia
Sail the Adriatic Sea around Croatia

On a trip to Europe, Croatia is a must-see but when figuring out how best to explore this Mediterranean country, sailing is the way to go. Whether you want to wander through medieval towns, lose yourself in sparkling blue waters, explore unvisited treasures or indulge in this epic country’s traditional cuisine, you’ll be in utter paradise from the minute to step foot onto your own private yacht – all aboard! 

Our sailing yachts

Yacht on the water in Europe
Europe sailing yachts

When it comes to sailing in Europe, we like to go classic. A single-hulled, 50-foot yacht gives you a taste of traditional Mediterranean sailing, not to mention it looks pretty spiffy in pictures too. A typical Intrepid vessel may come with three twin/double cabins, as well as a couple of single berths. You’ll have a recreation lounge, kitchen, three shared bathrooms and plenty of deck space for lazing around and looking fabulous.

Deck of yacht in Asia
Asia sailing yachts

When it comes to sailing in Asia, catamarans are the way to go. They’re smooth, comfortable, and nimble enough to reach those out-of-the-way cays and little island inlets. The twin hull means there’s plenty of space to stretch out –perfect for those balmy evenings and lazy afternoons. Most of the catamarans in our fleet have four twin/double cabins, three shared bathrooms, a galley (that’s nautical talk for kitchen) and a small living area. There’s even kayaks and paddleboards for those that want to get a little active (and bean bags on deck for those that don’t!)

Reviews

4.8 out of 5 based on 426 reviews submitted.
Reviews are from travellers who have completed their trip and want to share their experience. We show all reviews, but may remove any that include profanity or inappropriate content, are unrelated to the trip or reveal personal details.

Filter by rating

Sail Italy: Amalfi to Procida

Sandra · Traveled June 2024
What a wonderful experience sailing along the Amalfi coast. Sunshine and fresh air- feeling very alive!
Review submitted 09 Jun 2024

Sail Italy: Amalfi to Procida

Cara · Traveled June 2024
I cannot recommend the intrepid tour enough! I had an amazing time with a small group of wonderful people and our group leader was super kind, fun, and knowledgeable! Literally no notes, it was a perfect experience.
Review submitted 09 Jun 2024

Greece Sailing Adventure: Kefalonia to Corfu

Veronica · Traveled June 2024
Having just been on the Greek sailing trip I thoroughly recommend it. Going with intrepid is a completely different experience from the large tour operators because you can feel more like a local but have the fantastic experience of their carefully chosen leaders. This is the only company I choose now because I trust them to make my holiday fantastic but also that they will ensure the locals get some business without harming the environment
Review submitted 09 Jun 2024

Croatia Sailing Adventure: Split to Dubrovnik

Kaleigh · Traveled June 2024
10/10 recommend this sailing adventure. Not only did we have an amazing group of travellers, Our trip was incredibly well organized, the sites and scenery from the yacht were bar none, the adventures were non stop and our guide/skipper was top tier. Couldn’t have asked for a more perfect trip!
Review submitted 09 Jun 2024

Croatia Sailing Adventure: Split to Dubrovnik

Fiona · Traveled June 2024
This is a wonderful trip. Such an amazing way to see this beautiful country. Relaxing and also fun. Had the best time.
Review submitted 08 Jun 2024

Frequently asked questions

Get inspired on The Good Times