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How Much Does a Sailing Holiday Cost?

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The idea of a sailing holiday conjures up enchanting ideas of sipping cocktails on the sun-kissed cliffs of the Amalfi Coast, snorkelling in the colourful British Virgin Islands, or dancing the night away in the buzzing Greek Islands. However, for many, it also comes with the thought of a great big price tag. However, a personalised sailing holiday doesn’t have to be as expensive as you might think! With specialist yacht charter companies, like The Big Sail, you can design your dream sailing holiday without breaking the bank! But how to go about it… Read More

When is the Best Time to Visit the Amalfi Coast?

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The Amalfi Coast is an incredibly popular sailing destination for holidaymakers searching for a chance to unwind in one of the most picturesque and cultural parts of the Mediterranean. A sailing holiday is an ideal way to hit multiple destinations in one summer trip, making it the best option for travellers wanting to explore all of the incredible stop-offs along this Italian coastline. However, selecting your time of year is absolutely key to ensuring you make the most of your sailing charter. To help you get started, we’ve broken down the best times to visit The Amalfi Coast based on what it is you want to get out of your trip! Read More

When is the Best Time to Visit the British Virgin Islands?

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The British Virgin Islands are one of the most popular sailing destinations for holidaymakers seeking to unwind in one of the most picturesque and peaceful parts of the world. A sailing holiday is the perfect way to hit multiple destinations in one trip, making it the best option for travellers wanting to explore all of the incredible islands that make up BVI. However, choosing a time of year is absolutely key to ensuring you make the most of sailing charter, and 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

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

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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