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A Few Ideas For a Luxury Sailing Holiday

I've dug into my past travels and voyages and come up with a few ideas for unique sailing holidays that you would find truly memorable. For sailing in the Mediterannean, you can't go past the space and comfort of a cruising catamaran. Out in the rolling swells of the Atlantic or Pacific, maybe a well founded mono hull might be better suited. We can certainly discuss what type of yacht might suit you and where you'd prefer to journey.

sailing charter in corsicaWhy not head to Corsica and Sardinia?

The archipelago of La Maddalena, off the Costa Smeralda, is a quiet place of turquoise lagoons, deserted islands and the most heavenly beaches in Sardinia, with barely a footprint to spoil them. In the translucent seas of the La Maddalena archipelago, you're in another world. It doesn't feel like the Mediterranean here. It feels like a more rugged version of the Caribbean. Suspended between Sardinia and Corsica, this scatter of seven large islands and 55 tiny isolotti has some of the most spectacular beaches in Italy, and some of the cleanest and clearest water. A perfect place to cruise and Corsica is just a short hop to the north, an easy days sailing.

Croatia - combine the joy of sailing with the magic of great wine and food.

We combine two sublime pleasures - wine and sailing. Can you picture yourself living onboard a luxury catamaran for seven days, sailing amongst the magical islands of the Dalmatian coast and enjoying what might be one of the world's most unique wine tours?  Nathalie and I have explored the islands of Hvar, Brač, Vis and Korčula extensively, seeking out the best artisan winemakers. You will get to experience the authentic Croatian island lifestyle when we venture ashore, all the while enjoying the comfort of your floating home as it makes it's way amongst the islands. All you have to do is relax and be transported from one idyllic locale to the next.

You will enjoy a perfect mix of sampling the vibe of ancient, charming towns and villages as well as those times when we find a perfect beach and quiet anchorage to enjoy the beauty and solitutude that is the islands of the Dalmatian coast.  If you want a perfect mix of ultimate relaxation and an authentic money can't buy experiences, then please join us aboard for this truly unique sailing wine tour.

article stromboliA hidden gem in the Mediterranean - the Aeolian Islands

Rising out of the cobalt-blue seas off Sicily's northeastern coast, the Unesco-protected Aeolian Islands (Vulcano, Lipari, Salina, Panarea, Stromboli, Filicudi and Alicudi) are a little piece of paradise and perfect for cruising. A perfect blend of stunning waters for swimming, while trekkers can climb hissing volcanoes and gourmets can sip honey-sweet Malvasia wine.

Our base is Lipari, the largest and liveliest of the seven islands, while Stromboli and Vulcano entertain nature lovers with awe-inspiring volcanic display and black-sand beaches. We can sail to ultra-chic Panarea while the islands of Filicudi and Alicudi have an end-of-the-line appeal that's irresistible for those that want a real adventure.

 

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