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Sailing Trips 2024: Top Destinations And What To Do There

February 08, 2024

If the cold, dark winter nights have you dreaming of summer sailing trips, it could be the perfect time to plan your ultimate summer sailing holiday. Whether you're a seasoned sailor or a novice looking to catch the sea breeze, there's a wealth of captivating destinations waiting to be explored. From azure waters and pristine beaches, to vibrant cultures and rich histories, we've compiled some of the top sailing holiday destinations for 2024.

The Greek Islands - Aegean Magic

For an unforgettable sailing holiday, set sail for the Greek Islands in the Aegean Sea. With its crystal-clear waters, secluded coves, and charming villages, the Cyclades and Dodecanese islands offer an idyllic escape. Explore ancient ruins, indulge in delectable Mediterranean cuisine, and let the Meltemi winds guide your journey through this sailor's paradise.

Croatian Coast - Adriatic Gem

The Adriatic Sea boasts the stunning Croatian coast, adorned with historic cities, lush landscapes, and countless islands. From the UNESCO World Heritage site of Dubrovnik to the breathtaking Kornati Islands, Croatia offers a diverse sailing holiday experience. Enjoy the vibrant nightlife, taste local wines, and anchor in secluded bays.

Amalfi Coast - Italian Elegance

For sailors seeking natural beauty and cultural richness, the Amalfi Coast in Italy is unrivalled. Sail past dramatic cliffs, explore picturesque coastal towns like Positano and Amalfi, and enjoy the finest Italian cuisine. The Tyrrhenian Sea provides an enchanting backdrop for a sailing holiday.

Turkish Riviera - East Meets West

Embark on a journey where east meets west along the Turkish Riviera. The turquoise waters of the Mediterranean and the Aegean Sea have plenty to offer. Visit ancient ruins in Ephesus, bask in the sun on the beaches of Bodrum, and experience the warm hospitality of the Turkish people. The unique blend of history and natural beauty makes this a must-visit destination.

Seychelles - Tropical Paradise

If you prefer more exotic sailing trips, the Seychelles archipelago in the Indian Ocean offers white sand beaches, coral reefs, and lush greenery. You’ll discover vibrant marine life, and you can anchor in secluded bays surrounded by granite rock formations - an unforgettable sailing holiday in a tropical paradise.

The Channel Islands – Coastal Wonders

Nestled between England and France, the Channel Islands boast a unique blend of rugged coastlines, secluded coves, and vibrant marine life. You can explore diverse landscapes, from the iconic white cliffs of Sark to the pristine beaches of Alderney. With favourable winds and moderate tides, the sailing conditions are generally accommodating, making it a popular sailing destination.

Sailing travel insurance

Wherever you decide to explore the open waters, having the right insurance in place is crucial. With sailing travel insurance from Bishop Skinner Marine, you can enjoy your trip safe in the knowledge that you’re covered.

If you’re planning a one off trip, Bishop Skinner Marine can arrange a policy covering:

  • European or Worldwide travel. 
  • Offshore sailing and racing without restriction.
  • Trips up to 6 months.
  • £5 million medical and additional expenses cover.
  • £5,000 cancellation or curtailment cover, and many more benefits.


If you’re planning more than one trip, Bishop Skinner Marine can offer an annual multi trip policy covering:

  • European or Worldwide travel.
  • Offshore sailing without restriction, and for races up to 150nm in length (or further if required).
  • Automatic cover for non-sailing trips including 17 days of winter sports cover as standard.
  • Travel wherever you want in the world (subject to our list of excluded countries).
  • Trips up to 45 days – with the option to extend to 62 or 90 days if required.
  • £5 million medical and additional expenses cover.
  • £5,000 cancellation or curtailment cover, and many more benefits.

Finally for those planning extended trips without the need for cancellation and curtailment cover, the Medical and Repatriation Cover only policy is a popular option for yacht owners planning extended cruises and passages.

We can arrange cover up to 69 years of age, if you are 70+ please discuss with our team how we can help. What’s more, if you’re an RYA Gold member, you’ll receive enhanced cover such as medical and additional expenses up to £10 million. For more information please get in touch with our team or get a quote and arrange cover online.

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