7 Of The World's Greatest Sailing Adventures

09 Oct 2019

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If you're looking for romance, excitement and adventure, look no further than the sea.

A sailing trip is the perfect way to get a new perspective on your travels around Europe (and the world!). You could charter a yacht off the Adriatic Coast or join a flotilla in the Galapagos for a voyage you'll remember for a lifetime.

We've pulled together a list of some of the world's greatest sailing adventures. We hope you have your sea legs - it's going to be an exciting trip.

The Greek Islands

Imagine cruising through crystal clear waters with dolphins breeching at the bow of your boat. You're on your way around the point of Skiathos to a beach that's inaccessible from the mainland. You'll spend the morning there before island hopping across the waters to the next spot on your list. That's the experience you'll get on a sailing trip to the Greek islands. It's without a doubt one of the best aquatic adventures you can have in Europe.

The Great Barrier Reef

The coast of North Queensland is littered with beautiful, unspoiled islands with turquoise waters and they're all just waiting for your visit! From the popular Fitzroy Island to Daydream Island, explore these fantastic Great Barrier Reef locations whilst enjoying some of the world's greatest snorkel and dive experiences.

The Adriatic Coast

The coast of Croatia is a sailing destination that competes with the best in the world. The unique, volcanic islands of Brac, Hvar and Krk offer a totally unique sailing experience and safe waters to explore. It's an excellent destination for budding captains and crews and offers the perfect sailing holiday experience.

Galapagos Islands

Home to incredible indigenous species such as the Marine Iguana, the Galapagos Shark and the Giant Tortoise, this beautiful archipelago off the coast of Ecuador is a true natural wonder. Visitors that know how to respect and preserve its treasures are free to explore some of the most beautiful places and marine life on earth.

The French Riviera

If you're in the mood for a more laid-back boating experience, the French Riviera is perfect for you. Cruise the coast in beautiful sunshine and stop over in ports such as Cannes, Nice, Monaco, and Saint-Tropez for a glass of locally fermented wine. The Riviera is also one of the most social boating experiences on this list; you'll have plenty of chances to catch up with fellow sailors along the way.


This remote island chain to the south of Japan doesn't garner much international attention from boat enthusiasts. Precisely why, though, remains a mystery. It's without a doubt one of the most interesting and spectacular regions in the world to explore. Rent a yacht and set sail around the beautiful islands of the Kerama national park. Make sure you keep an eye out for whales!

The Hebrides, Scotland

Sailing holidays are usually associated with Mediterranean sunshine and golden, sandy beaches. But that's not the only way to have an adventure. If you prefer rugged beauty over tourist shops and beach bars, the Hebrides is for you. Explore hundreds of miles of pristine coastline with nothing but the waves and the gulls to break the silence. Stop over in Skye or Islay to sample some of the local whiskey before camping out under the stars. It's a truly wild sailing adventure that you'll remember for a lifetime.

You can visit the Greek Islands, the French Riviera and the Adriatic Coast all on our amazing Busabout adventures. Take a look at our adventure planner today to get started.