Turkey — A sailing holiday along these captivating coasts combines the ancient Greek, Carian and Lycian cultures, with the present-day exotic smells of the orient. Pine clad mountains overlook
translucent blue bays and marvellous ports. The Turkish cuisine is regarded as one of the best in the world.
Croatia & Adriatic Sea — Tranquil sailing conditions, blue water anchorages in lush green surroundings, venetian history and medieval castles: Šibenik, Zadar, Split, Dubrovnik.
If you need more guidance a flotilla still offers a lot of privacy, while safely sailing along in a fleet of yachts towards the next port. You will skipper your own yacht, but a flotilla leader will keep a close eye on you. An added bonus for children is the possibility to make friends on the other yachts.
However, if you find a flotilla too restrictive, yet a regular bareboat too much responsibility, you should consider the assisted bareboat charters, the golden mean.
You will get full assistance with a crewed charter. Options are a skipper, hostess, cook as well as an instructor from a RYA or ASA sailing school.
A gulet cruise is perhaps one of the most luxurious crewed charters around.
On a crewed charter, the captain and crew will pay their own dinner, yet a tip or gratuity at the end is customary.
Gulet cruises are usually all-inclusive, yet extra harbour fees should be expected when a Turkish vessel enters a Greek port and visa versa.
There might be extra fees for one-ways as well as charter periods outside the standard Saturday to Saturday. More on charter provisions and costs and which medication to bring to prevent seasickness.