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Five Sailing Vacations Where Sailing Experience Isn’t Required

Freedom is just one of the many reasons sailing is so attractive. It is the freedom to travel under sail that gives the pleasant realization that anything is possible. You can safely go to the distant ever-beckoning horizons to see the unexplored and follow the wind blowing in your sails.

In fact, it is possible that you will be caught in a storm, affected by seasickness, or may have difficulties crossing the water borders of different countries. But if you ignore the potential downsides and enjoy sailing, then this will turn out to be the most amazing adventure in your life, which you will always remember with a smile. Besides, there are plenty of destinations for sailing beginners that do not require sailing experience. We’ve gathered our top 5 for you in this piece.

Best Yacht Vacations for Rookies 

For the acquaintance with yachting, as well as for the first independent voyages, it is better for beginner captains to choose yacht routes in the calm waters of the Mediterranean and Adriatic seas. It is best to plan a yacht trip during the warmer months from May to September, when average winds prevail and the possibility of a storm is minimal. When choosing a yacht route for the first voyage, it is necessary to take into account the development of yacht infrastructure and the quality of service, the number of marinas, the availability of protected bays for anchorage. One of the options can be the Ragnar yacht

The best regions for a yacht “debut” in Europe are rightfully considered the waters of Turkey, Greece, and Croatia. The main advantages of these waters are a comfortable Mediterranean climate, a rugged coastline, no tides, predictable winds, many islands and bays with restaurants, safe anchorages, convenient marinas, a large selection of yachts for rent, good technical service and maintenance.

All this makes it possible to compose a yacht route with the possibility of small daytime transitions between anchorages, alternating anchorages in marinas with anchorages in protected bays, to plan reserve anchorages, and, which is extremely important for novice captains, to get quick technical assistance if necessary. That is why sailing vacations are so popular nowadays. Now, to our top 5 list.

Greek Islands

Greece is invariably one of those places on the planet that you should definitely visit by yacht. This destination is simply a “must do” on the list of any sailing connoisseur. Constant sea breezes, turquoise waters and numerous attractions give the Greek islands a special appeal as an exciting yachting destination. Besides, it’s one of the favorite places for travel bloggers to shoot vlogs in beautiful locations.

Sailing is a great way to experience the unique Greek culture and touch upon the ancient history of this country. Be sure to include such interesting places in Greece as Athens and Paros in your voyage, as well as make a stop on the islands of Mykonos and Santorini.

Croatia

In no way inferior to the much more touted Montenegro, Croatia is also one of the best Balkan countries for exciting yachting. Just like in Greece, there are many small and large islands, most of which are concentrated near the Dalmatian coast.

The azure sea, medieval fortresses and parties from dawn to dusk in the coastal clubs – all this is included in a sailing trip to Croatia. You can choose Dubrovnik as a starting point and go to the open sea from there.

Zanzibar, Tanzania

Zanzibar is considered one of the most picturesque archipelagos in the Indian Ocean. On the itinerary, you should definitely take advantage of the opportunity to snorkel in the waters there. It iis a truly exciting water adventure. In addition, dive safaris can also be booked in Zanzibar, which will allow you to visit the most interesting dive sites within a few days.

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

If you are a true lover of wildlife, then the Galapagos Islands should be on your list of places to visit by boat. This unique place is literally teeming with a variety of wild animals, which are almost never found anywhere else. To the unique flora and fauna of these exotic islands, it is worth adding no less extraordinary volcanic landscapes, which are definitely worth seeing.

Holy Trinity Islands, Australia

White sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and numerous colorful tropical fish that will swim with you in your neighborhood when you decide to go snorkeling –  this is what Whitsunday Islands in Australia can offer travelers, being considered one of the most beautiful corners of the planet for a reason.

The islands are located in the heart of the main attraction of the “green continent” – the Great Barrier Reef. You can rent a boat and go on a journey through this incredibly lively archipelago, which includes about 73 islands. Or, alternatively, you can book a day trip directly to the reef and go diving there

RJ Frometa
Author: RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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