Wildlife and adventure sailing holidays

Wildlife and adventure

Sailing holidays

Stunning vistas and majestic beasts

Plastic sun loungers, crowded beaches and sugary cocktails have no place on our wildlife and adventure sailing holidays. Instead you’ll sail to far-flung destinations, come face to face with magnificent wildlife, explore remote islands and try your hand at the most exciting adventure sports.

Kayak alongside pods of killer whales in Canada’s Salish Sea, dive the majestic Great Barrier Reef from the Whitsunday Islands in eastern Australia or swim with whale sharks and meet giant tortoises in the Seychelles. With a range of charter options to suit all abilities and a world-class fleet of monohulls and catamarans to choose from, it’s easy to create a bespoke sailing experience with us. Strike out on your own in search of adventure or arrange a more organised getaway. Experience the wonders of the natural on a wildlife and adventure sailing holiday.

Our wildlife and adventure sailing destinations

Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island, Canada

  • Stunning scenery and amazing wildlife
  • Ideal hiking, snorkelling and kayaking
  • Rewarding sailing for experienced skippers
Experience level 3 ICC RYA Sailing school
Explore Vancouver Island, Canada

The Whitsundays, Australia

  • Easy line-of-sight sailing
  • Incredible, diverse wildlife
  • Dive and snorkel the Great Barrier Reef
Experience level 2-3 Sailing school
Explore The Whitsundays, Australia


  • Sheltered sailing with a barrier reef
  • Consistent coastal trade winds to exploit
  • Stunning diving at the famous Blue Hole
Experience level 2 ICC RYA
Explore Belize

Phuket, Thailand

  • Ancient fishing villages
  • Exotic beauty and idyllic islands
  • World-class diving and snorkelling
Experience level 2 Sailing school
Explore Phuket, Thailand

Mahé, Seychelles

  • Remote, largely unexplored islands
  • Strong winds ideal for experienced sailors
  • Good diving, snorkelling and sport fishing
Experience level 3 ICC RYA
Explore Mahé, Seychelles
The Bahamas

The Bahamas

  • Beautiful beaches
  • Famous wreck dive spots
  • Blissed-out year-round sailing
Flotillas Experience level 1
Explore The Bahamas

Wildlife bareboat charter holidays

Choose from out world-class fleet of monohulls and catamarans on a bareboat charter holiday to the planet’s wildest places. Sail your own route with dolphins and whales at your bow, calling at remote anchorages and enjoying magnificent wildlife encounters far from the beaten track.

Wildlife and adventure skippered yacht charters

Charter a skippered yacht for a stress free wildlife and adventure sailing holiday. Let your skipper take the helm and guide you to the most spectacular vistas and the best locations to spot wildlife, or pitch in yourself and improve your sailing skills under their expert guidance. Hire a skipper a day at a time or for your entire trip—on a skippered charter holiday it’s up to you. 

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Destinations worldwide
Flotilla routes
Types of yachts
40 yrs
Creating holidays
4 hr
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