Essential Sailing

Essential Sailing dispels the myth that luxury sailing is only for the rich and famous with our boutique crewed sailing, culture and cuisine holidays. You can live the dream of sailing a luxury yacht without any knowledge, skills and experience, or the necessity of owning and maintaining a boat.

You have a wealth of spectacular places to visit in over 2000 miles of world class cruising areas in 6 destinations and 20 itineraries. From the glitz and glamour of the French Riviera to the volcanic Aeolian Islands off Sicily, the golden beaches of Sardinia and lunar landscapes of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands.

Whether you are a couple, a family or group of friends you can select the optimal size of yacht, and a skipper who can plan the ideal itinerary and introduce you to sailing. The option of a host will enhance your holiday enjoyment with preparing all your meals, recommending onshore restaurants and places to visit.

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Experience 2000 miles of exhilarating world class sailing with 6 destinations and 20 bespoke cruises. 

Savour the culture and cuisine with sight-seeing to over 120 places.


Whether a couple, family or group of friends, select the ideal boat from a network over 120 yachts and catamarans.

Plan your itinerary and have personal sailing instruction with your professional skipper.


Enhance your holiday enjoyment with dining options for self-catering, half and full board or dining ashore.

Relax with a host to prepare your meals, recommend places to visit and eat

What Our Customers Say

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    “Phil & Kate – you two are smooth operators! So calm and seemingly relaxed but running such a slick show!”
    John & Penny

  • “Essentially lovely – the only way to see the Italian Riviera! Great sailing locations, swimming spots, generous hospitality and amazing food.”
    Rosemary, Andrew & Joshua

  • “Outstanding holiday! Ticked all the boxes – sailing, food and memorable places…Thank you so much for treating us like family – our four children had a ball, and our every request was catered for, we are sad to leave.”
    Michelle & Nicole, Katherine & Christian

  • “Thank you for giving us such a wonderful week – taking us to such beautiful places. Your professionalism and patience knows no bounds- nothing has been too much trouble.”
    Charlotte, Peter, Jack & Tom

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