From Europe to the Caribbean, we’ve listed out our favorite sailing spots for every type of travel budget. These dream sailing trips will give you serious wanderlust…and are also incredibly affordable!
1. Dubrovnik, Croatia -The hidden gem of Europe
Why we like it: This is a perfect sailing tour if you’re learning how to sail! Sit back and enjoy the beautiful scenery or learn from the knowledgeable crew members and actively partake in the experience.
We Recommend: For day tours check out the Blue Lagoon and Trogir Sailing tour starting at $56 USD per person which includes a seven hour long sail, a locally inspired lunch, and visit to a UNESCO heritage site. For longer tours (7 days+) both G Adventures and Intrepid have incredibly affordable trips between Dubrovnik port and Split port, starting at $1000 USD
2. The French Riviera, France -For something a little more luxurious
Why we like it: If you’re going to bask in the luxuries of France, sailing should be on your list. Seeing the Mediterranean coastline is a life experience in and of itself.
We Recommend: You can book a daytime or sunset sailing cruise from Cannes here which offers a two-hour long sail starting at $56 USD a person. With several stops to swim and relax in the Mediterranean sea, this sailing tour is a worthwhile addition to your European vacation.
3. Santorini, Greece -The world famous sailing destination
Why we like it: Sail past the red and white beaches from the Vlicha Marina to the ancient lighthouse in Akrotiri. Snorkel, swim, and sunbathe in the famous Greek islands. With locally inspired meals prepared by professional chefs and specialty made drinks, the price will do the experience justice.
Who we recommend: For shorter trips, book with Thira Sailing starting at 150 euro per person for a five-hour sail. For more adventurous and longer trips (5 days+) , G Adventures and Intrepid offer trips similar to the ones in Croatia starting from Santorini.
4. Sydney, Australia- Sailing down under
Why we like it: Pass by the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Opera House, breathtaking bays, and coastline mansions. Board a multi-million dollar yacht with knowledgeable crew and experience Sydney views from the best angle there is, the water.
Who we recommend: Sydney by Sail offers tours daily from 1pm to 4pm starting at $175 per person.
5. The British Virgin Islands – World famous sailing
Why we like it: Sail off the coast of the Caribbean around some of the most beautiful and sought after islands in the world. With temperatures of 25 degrees year round, the waters are not only warm but stay calm and perfect for sailing throughout the seasons.
Who we recommend: You can pay thousands a day to rent your own, or book a sailing tour with G Adventures. Their 7-day sailing trip departs from Tortola and start at $1400 USD/person. Snorkel, swim, or just bask in the luxury of the ocean meeting the sky.