COVID-19 statement from The Big Sail

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I know the world feels like a fairly unpredictable place at the moment, but one thing that will never change is The Big Sail’s dedication to help you, and to support your sailing holiday plans. I have taken great joy in getting to know many of you personally on skippered charters over the years, and I am very proud of the personal connections and relationships The Big Sail has developed with all of our customers, through a shared loved of adventure and sailing. I wish everyone and their families well in these extraordinary times.

We’re working hard to review all future bookings and to contact everyone whose booking may be affected by COVID-19. Because The Big Sail is an agent, we do not have the authority to cancel/refund/postpone any bookings ourselves as every booking is made individually with one of the charter operators we are partnered with across the world. However, we will continue to give you our full support, and liaise with charter operators on your behalf to help secure the best outcome for your booking. 

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An In Depth Guide to Sailing the Dodecanese: Part 2

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The Greek Dodecanese complex is known as one of the best island hopping locations for a sailing charter holiday! Made up of exciting larger islands and some peaceful stop offs in between, this part of the world has something to suit every traveller!

You can read our first instalment here where we explored the the vibrant island of Kos, the relaxing town of Lakki on the coast of the island of Leros and the historic island of Levitha. This time, we’ll be looking at the white sand oasis of Lipsi, the buzzing Patmos and the secluded Marathos. Read More

An In Depth Guide to Sailing the Dodecanese: Part 1

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Known as “the sunniest corner of Greece”, the Dodecanese Islands are an amazing destination for a Greek summer sailing holiday! The 12 main islands, along with their smaller companions, all boast stunning beaches, great coastal towns and plenty of amazing things to see and do in Greece.

The first 3 destinations we will be exploring are the buzzing Kos, the secluded town of Lakki in the island of Leros and the historic island of Levitha. These islands can make up three consecutive days of island hopping in the Dodecanese and will give you a great taste of life in the Mediterranean. Read More

When is the Best Time to Visit Hvar?

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Known as the party island of Croatia, Hvar has much more to offer than just amazing nightlife! A sailing holiday is a great way to hit multiple destinations in one trip, making it the best way to incorporate Hvar into a journey around the Mediterranean. However, choosing a time of year is absolutely key to ensuring you enjoy your sailing charter, luckily for you we’ve broken down the best times to visit based on what it is you want to get out of your trip! Read More

When is the Best Time to Visit Croatia?

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Croatia is one of the most popular destinations for travel enthusiasts from around the world. This Mediterranean coastal gem is home to plenty of well-known summer destinations like Split, Hvar, and Dubrovnik – but these are perfectly balanced with the more secluded and well-preserved spots. A sailing holiday is a great way to hit multiple destinations in one trip, making it the best way to explore all the incredible locations that make up Croatia. However, choosing a time of year is absolutely key to ensuring you enjoy your sailing charter, luckily for you we’ve broken down the best times to visit based on what it is you want to get out of your trip! Read More

When is the Best Time to Sail in Greece?

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Greece and the Greek Islands are consistently one of the most popular sailing spots every summer and it’s easy to see why! Stunning beaches, beautiful coastal towns, and great sailing conditions make it the perfect summer getaway spot. However, it can be tricky to figure out what the best time to visit Greece is if you’re hoping for the best weather but also want to avoid the massive crowds that can flock to this part of the world. Here are our tips to get the most out of your sailing trip to Greece… Read More

12 DAYS OF SAIL-MAS: Norman Island, British Virgin Islands

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You’ll find Norman Island in the Southern reaches of the Caribbean British Virgin Islands archipelago. This spot is famous around the world as one of the most beautiful locations for snorkelling and scuba diving as well as being the probable inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. Conveniently nestled in between Road Town and Tortola, Norman Island is an excellent addition to a sailing charter around the British Virgin Islands that will allow to you uncover the magic that this part of the world has to offer! Read More

12 DAYS OF SAIL-MAS: Vis, Croatia

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Vis is the truly hidden gem of the Dalmatian Isles. Tucked away behind Hvar and a few other islands, Vis is the island furthest away from the Croatian coastline meaning it remains relatively sheltered from the waves of tourism that have reached Croatia in recent years. The island has also escaped the broad commercial development that has tarnished some of the Mediterranean due to the fact that it was closed to the public until 1989 as it was serving as the military and naval headquarters of Tito’s army. The military history has made Vis both naturally beautiful and culturally fascinating meaning it’s a must-see! Read More

12 DAYS OF SAIL-MAS: Poros, Greece

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The volcanic island of Poros is an incredibly unspoilt gem in the heart of Greece’s Saronic Gulf. The lively waterfront is dotted with shops, traditional tavernas, and relaxed cafes. Beyond the bustling cobbled streets, you’ll find lush green vegetation, and stunning white sand beaches just waiting to be explored… Read More