Want to go on a sailing holiday? Bewildered by the choice of yachts? Not sure where to go? Should you Bareboat? Join a Flotilla? Take a Skippered or Crewed Charter? Do you have the right qualifications? Want some tuition? How to get there? Who to book with? What to take?
Well you could trawl the web and check out the hundreds of sailing holiday companies and yacht suppliers. Or you could take a look around this site where you will find impartial advice and information on every aspect of planning, booking and enjoying your holiday, from where you can fly from, to places to moor up. All in one place, and hopefully free of the enhanced holiday brochure pictures and waffle about idyllic tranquil blue bays (ideal for swimming)!! And you can book your holiday here too, with the same discounts you’d get booking direct with the operators.
Sailing Choices draws on my many years working afloat. I’ve also spent several years office based, putting together sailing holidays for a number of the UK holiday operators, delivering holiday happiness to those on a budget and those that were not!
As I can’t be everywhere at once, I am assisted by my good friends who spend much time afloat for work and pleasure, and kindly keep me in touch with changes. I would also welcome your input here: Let me know how your holidays went, whoever you booked them with, tell me what needs updating or gaps that can be filled.
So from guidance on which type of holiday and in depth coverage of the different areas, to tackling those tedious issues of where to park and how to get there, there’s useful information for everyone from the old hands to those who’ve never sailed before, for those that like to make their own plans, and those who prefer a package.
All this takes time, so the site is at present rather Mediterranean focussed, with much more detail still to be added on the individual ports. I’ve a long list of other developments planned, including expanded coverage of the Caribbean and beyond, all of which will follow as fast as I can manage.
Why am I doing this? Well, I’ve had fantastic times afloat, and I’d like to encourage those that haven’t tried it to do so – no previous experience needed. And for novices and old hands alike, whether taking a package holiday or making your own plans, I’d like to help you get the best match between your skills, your dreams and your budget! That’s partly so you have a great time, and partly so you’re not the one that rips out my anchor, knocks off my bow lights or dings my toe rail!
But to be blunt, whether you want a package or to put together your own holiday, I also hope you will book through me. I’m an independent agent and offer yachts and packages from most of the yacht suppliers and holiday companies (not just a handful of the big operators). And it won’t cost you any more, in fact it could cost you less, and you will get a wider choice than from a single holiday company or yacht supplier. So whether you want the best, the cheapest or something in between, drop me an email or give me a call.
Plug over! Whether you’re booking a holiday or not, I hope you find SailingChoices.com useful and maybe even entertaining!. Do let me have your feedback, tell me about your sailing trip (good or bad) and send me your enquiries. And before you go on, bookmark this page so you come back soon.