Charter Yachts for Your Sailing Holidays all around the World

Your CHARTER sailing holidays

Best charter holidays

We have the best charter for your sailing holidays! There is no better way to appreciate the combination of coastline exploration, aquatic adventure and exhilarating experiences, than on board a sailing or power yacht. You really do have the best of both worlds – a mobile home, which you can adventurously move around the coastline, exploring mainland areas and isolated islands at your will, combined with the enjoyment of boating itself, whether by sail or power; and don’t forget the beautiful waters and aquatic fun to be had.

Sail Charter International can arrange a wide range of sailing yachts (monohull and catamaran) and power yachts, across a range of sizes and capabilities to cover your needs across a variety of country destinations. Make memorable sailing holidays!

Bareboat charter

Charter a bareboat

You can take a bareboat charter when you already know how to sail and have your own sailing license or a member of your holiday group has a license. Chartering a bareboat gives you total freedom to manage the yacht and sail wherever you wish. Having great charter sailing holidays.

How does it work?

When you choose bareboat charter for your sailing holidays you or your skipper are fully responsible for the yacht in general, for all the on water navigation, planning, sailing or driving etc... Bareboating is chartering just the yacht; you can add also a pro-skipper if you want.

Get your QuickQuote

To find and choose your charter yacht, complete your own “YachtSearch” using our search engine below, or send us a “QuickQuote” request, telling our team what you want and let us do the work for you – finding you a range of yachts matching your requirements.

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Skippered Charter

What is this?

Skippered inclusive charter allows all people, whether you have a sailing "skipper" licence or not, to take a charter sailing yacht, with a skipper, inclusive of provisioning and running costs - it takes the work out of running your holiday yacht!

Our Island Adventure Sailing routes are all "inclusive experiences" from Sail Charter International and offer personalised active holidays on high-quality yachts.

Spend your holiday sailing around the most breathtaking islands we offer. Choose from our four inclusive packages to make YOUR dream sailing holiday come true.

Our Destinations

Choose an Island Adventure Sailing experience and get ready to embark on a trip with memories that'll last a lifetime.

We've carefully tailored each route to give you a totally unique experience and a sailing adventure full of incredible sites, amazing people and fabulous memories!

Our planned Island Adventure Sailing routes offer an all-inclusive great value holiday in selected areas of Croatia, Greece and Italy. We also have routes in more exotic destinations such as Malta, the Caribbean British Virgin Islands and Cuba.

What is the "added extra"

The "added extra" in an Island Adventure Sailing holiday is not only the skipper, we also include provisioning, then, as required, extra crew to attend to the daily duties, even a cook can be included. This service will really enhance the fabulous time you will experience, sailing with us.

You can also add-on some exciting focus activities of your choice, led by an instructor/guide at some of your destination stop-overs!

Select where you want to go and let us arrange it all. You can sit back and relax, or learn and take part in the sailing yourself - as you wish!

Skippered Inclusive Charter with Island Adventure Sailing

Your personal high quality yacht always comes with:

   (1) its own skipper, inclusive of provisioning and running the yacht

 – this includes all general running and provisioning costs (breakfasts/lunches, taxes, fuel, moorings, marine park entry, etc.) so that you do not need to worry about paying extra for these while on your holiday.

Should you wish to further enhance the service levels on board your yacht, you can also have:

   (2) a host/extra crew member to look after you and to run the yacht with the skipper

   (3) a cook to prepare and present your on board meals

If you also book an activity (or more) during your charter:

   (4) an activity guide/instructor can also be provided…

– taking you hiking, cultural excursions, free-diving, sea-wall climbing, cycling, cooking, etc.

Flotillas & Regattas

What are flotillas?

Flotillas are any number of yachts sailing as a coordinated group between pre-arranged destinations and meeting up all together for group fun.

We host our own, planned flotillas in the Mediterranean's most beautiful areas, including: the Greek Sporades Islands and the Athens Saronic Gulf; the Italian Tyrhennian Sea with Elba, Capri & Sorrento, the volcanic Aeolian Islands and the Sardinian Maddalena National Park; and the Croatian Dalmatian coast, Kornati & Telasica National Parks and the amazing islands of Brac, Hvar, Korcula & Vis.

How flotillas work?

Flotillas are “Lead Yacht Led” where a lead yacht with a flotilla skipper, coordinates all the other yachts around the selected sailing area.

Our arranged flotillas have between 3 to 8 yachts (usually) and sail together around our specially selected destinations having fun safely together; rafting up all yachts together for lunch, finding isolated bays to anchor and swim between the boats, and still all end up together at an agreed end-of-day destination where we will all, once again, join up together for our evening meal, fun and enjoyment into the night.

We organize it for you!

You can join a flotilla as a bareboat yacht, skippering it yourself,, or flotilla yachts can be fully inclusive, with a pro skipper and provisioned, leaving the “crew guests” to have fun together.

Flotillas are great for Yacht Clubs, groups of friends together, even for corporate teams to engage in business activities or team building. If your club needs a regatta, we can also arrange this. Tell us how many yachts you need and what support elements you need (perhaps a lead yacht or organising RIB) and we’ll quote the best we can.

Join one of our amazing flotillas, or ask us to arrange one for you

Browse through our selection of arranged flotillas and choose how you would like to join: either as a “bareboat charter” or as a “skippered charter”. If you’d like us to arrange a flotilla (or regatta) for your club, group of friends or business (fantastic team building opportunities), just get in touch to tell us what you need and how we can support you. Click on the pre-arranged flotillas below for more information, register your interest directly, or make a general enquiry.

Sun'n'Fun Flotillas for 2020

Sun'n'Fun Flotillas for 2021

  • APRIL: Cuba - the Bays of Cienfuegos & Jaguar (detailed description in preparation)
  • MAY: Greece - Skiathos & the Sporades Islands (where ABBA: Mamma Mia was filmed)
  • JUNE: Croatia - the Kornati/Telasica National Parks and the Dalmatian Islands
  • JULY: Sicily - the fabulous Volcanic Aeolian Islands (detailed description in preparation)
  • AUGUST: the Baltic Estonian coast & islands (detailed description in preparation)
  • SEPTEMBER: Croatia - the Kornati/Telasica National Parks and the Dalmatian Islands
  • SEPTEMBER: Greece - the Northern Sporades Islands (where ABBA: Mamma Mia was filmed)
  • OCTOBER: Croatia - the Kornati/Telasica National Parks and the Dalmatian Islands

Learn to Sail

Why Learn to Sail?

Quite simply - sailing is loads of fun and enables you to explore many places you cannot reach otherwise.

You can just learn to "crew" a yacht, but when you are a skipper, you will have a recognised licence to charter a yacht, either sail or power, and to skipper it yourself!

Where to Learn

Perhaps the most widely recognised sailing school worldwide is the RYA (Royal Yacht Association), who have training centres all around the UK; also many worldwide.

As an RYA PARTNER we can arrange UK and international RYA training - and also offer member benefits too!

Get your Skipper Licence

Once you have achieved your Skipper Licence you will be able to charter your own bareboat almost anywhere in the world - be adventurous.

Maybe for your first charter you could add a pro-skipper just to build your confidence and give those added-extra tips to get you going well?

Book your sailing course here, with us at "SCI"...

We offer the full RYA Sailing Scheme from “Competent Crew” to “Yachtmaster”, working with RYA registered training centres in the UK and worldwide. You can also achieve the national Croatian “B” Skipper Licence, directly with us, in either 3 or 6 days, to quickly and easily sail around the Croatian coast and islands, the largest charter destination worldwide.

  • RYA Yachtmaster Scheme; including "Competent Crew", "Day Skipper" and "YachtMaster"
  • Croatian "B" (inshore/coastal) sailing licence