Let Your Dreams Set Sail

 

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How often have you watched yachts sailing out at sea and wished you were on one? Our trips really are what dreams are made of. We sail in Croatia and Greece, whether you are a solo / single traveller or looking to come with friends or partner, you will be sailing on a beautiful yacht around the most breathtaking islands the Adriatic and Mediterranean have to offer. The best possible way to see these stunning Islands is by boat.

Possibly already a seasoned traveller you have, no doubt had many lovely holidays but perhaps now you are lucky enough to have the freedom and the time to try a different type of holiday which is more of an adventure. Sailing holidays are perfect for those who want a sun holiday with a difference and if travelling solo you will be joining the Yacht with friends you just havent met yet!

We sail every day for about 4 to 5 hours, you do as little or as much as you like in terms of learning to sail. There is no pressure at all to participate, but it’s a lot of fun to do so. We stop for lunch in beautiful turquoise bays where you can sunbathe under the warm rays of the sun, take a swim off the back of the boat or relax with a great book in the shade of the Bimini, possibly with a cold beer / glass of chilled wine in hand.

We moor the yachts in a harbour each afternoon at a different Island where you will have time to explore the ancient towns, stroll through the beautiful narrow streets to explore a magical and historic past. If you wish, there are also opportunities to rent bikes to explore further afield or simply stay on the boat and watch the world go by. This is not a package type holiday, you are free to spend your time on shore in any way you choose.

Taste real culture as you sample the locally produced cuisine in our favourite restaurants beneath the stars.

Join a Share Yacht

LIKE-MINDED GUESTS / TRAVELLERS

After many years of organising Cabin Charter and Share-A-Yacht sailing trips for different age ranges, we know guests enjoy the trips even more when sailing with like minded people. Hence our over 50’s trips simply look to ensure you are sailing with other people who will enjoy similar experiences as you.

There is no set age limit on our Over 50s trips so if you are “not strictly over fifty” or have a friend or partner under 50 who you are travelling with, you are more than welcome to join this holiday (the majority of guests on these trips are between 47 and 60).

Our evening restaurants are tavernas in Greece and konobas in Croatia and are always chosen for their ambience and great food. Dining is a very exciting and social part of our trip. Dining together in the evenings, we want you to have the opportunity to try as many local dishes as possible. On board you will find a very full and informative yacht folder to explain the lovely dishes we hope to share with you.

If you have never sailed before, it won’t take you long to feel fully immersed in this new holiday experience of a sailing holiday, which will leave you filled with happy and amazing memories.

Many of our guests however, are returning year after year, from all over the world, which also makes for a unique international social experience.

If it’s your time to live the dream, this is the holiday for you.

 

Getaway Sailing Tour Manager at ACI Marina Dubrovnik Susan

 

Who is there for you?

Our trips are all hosted by an experienced Tour Manager in addition to our wonderful skippers. The Tour Manager coordinates the week and will also be travelling with you. Our onshore Getaway Sailing holiday coordinators all work together to support your trip and all the activities available throughout the week. Your Tour Manager will meet you at the marina on Check-in day and introduce you and your fellow guests to the team.

Like-minded people

We are the only sailing holiday company offering age specific sailing trips, which means you will be sailing with like minded people of a similar age. We offer solo traveller and couples yachts and catamarans.

We offer a pre trip introduction to fellow guests, though many are from different countries as we often have a real International mix that always makes for a richer trip experience.

Flotilla fun

Sailing is perfect because you already have a boat full of friends you just haven't met yet! No looking for friends to have a drink with or wondering if you are going to dine alone. It’s wall to wall sunshine all the way, beautiful coastlines, stunning islands and fabulous swimming bays where you can swim to the other boats to share a drink.

Sailing

No sailing experience is necessary, as you can be as involved as you like or just lie on deck in the sunshine and top up that tan. If you want to learn to sail we are experienced fully qualified skippers that have the time and patience to teach you ‘the ropes’ and involve you as much as you wish. It’s great fun, especially on regatta day when we race against the other yachts.

 

SILVER YACHT 2017

GOLD YACHT 2017

PLATINUM YACHT 2017

DOUBLE PLATINUM CATAMARAN 2017

Dinners

Dinners are hosted and feel more like a dinner party. These are at our favourite restaurants chosen for their great location, ambience and atmosphere. Perfect dining experience for solo travellers.

Clear Pricing, no Singles Supplement

Our pricing is clear and there is no single supplement. You may however choose to book a whole cabin to yourself if you so wish although sharing is fun and creates life long friendships!

Small and Personal

Our small company approach ensures a more personal and tailored holiday experience creating the perfect environment and atmosphere that allows you to completely relax and enjoy the mix of swimming, snorkelling, cave exploring, dinner parties (the perfect dining experience when travelling solo) and generally having fun, as well as the added bonus of learning to sail which introduces an extra dimension to the holiday with everyone being as involved as they'd like to be (or at least getting a photo at the helm!). If you prefer to chill, watch the beautiful coastline roll by whilst sunbathing and chatting on deck with your new friends.

Our Experience

We have been organising sailing trips since 2004 so we have a wealth of experience in organising the ideal mix of Share A Yacht sailing. We have listened and learnt from our guests over the years, with many returning year after year. Please read our reviews and watch our videos.

 

Itineraries

Over 50s Solo Croatia

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Taste of Croatia

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Enchanted Islands

 

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Classical Greece

 

Couples

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Motor Cruises

Private Charter

Looking for your own private Getaway on a yacht or catamaran filled with your best friends or family? Choose your own route around the beautiful Islands of Croatia or Greece.

Anchoring at beautiful bays to swim and snorkel, take out the dinghy to explore and just chill out without a care in the world.

Get out your maps and decide where you might like to go, discussing with your skipper when you meet us at the marina!

 

Over 50s Sailing Reviews

"As a recently single lady with no desire to simply go on a sun holiday and sit around the pool relaxing, I decided to go on a sailing trip and found Getaway Sailing. With trips for SOLO travellers and over 50’s it looked perfect. With much trepidation I phoned Getaway to discuss whether someone like me would fit in as I had never gone on this type of holiday before . From the very first phone call I knew that I would be welcomed with open arms and not regarded as a loner with no-one to go on holiday with. I phoned several times to ask questions and they were so helpful and always there with an answer and to assure me that I would be really welcomed . I was very nervous about flying out to meet strangers on my forthcoming trip but from the moment I arrived at the marina to meet my fellow passengers and crew my fears were forgotten. The laughter started immediately and continued for the whole week. It has changed my life. I made so many friends from different walks of life and different nationalities that we hope to meet up later this year on another trip around the Greek Islands and I am even considering going on a second trip to Croatia, I loved it so much. I have found myself again after a traumatic period in my life so a HUGE thank you to all the staff of Getaway Sailing. See you soon."

 

Lyn - Surrey, UK

 

"Every so often, one comes across an experience in life, so great that one is left almost speechless. That is how I would describe my experience on a Getaway Sailing holiday in Croatia. Why? Well I'll try to put it in words! Firstly, there is the beauty of the secluded and unspoilt Islands, the little restaurants and taverns, and there is of course the sailing where you can learn as much or as little as you want. But mostly, the experience is about the warmth and professionalism of the hosts in how they created a 'family' from a bunch of solo travellers (albeit a very interesting bunch!). A 'family' that enjoyed fun events, beautfiul meals, crazy conversations and afternoon swims in the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic. There was a perfect balance between organising events and allowing us time to explore. I made friends for life on this trip, simply magnificent!!"

 

Ewan - Ireland

 

"Thank you for the best trip ever :)"

 

Laila - Oslo, Norway

 

"Our trip was totally relaxing and we could be involved with the actual sailing of the boat to any level we chose, secure in the knowledge that our experienced and very competent skipper was on hand at all times. For the most part we just lay back and enjoyed the magnificent combination of brilliant blue water and gorgeous island scenery. Tour Manager Tony Zucco makes every effort to make his cruises memorable for his guests. On each day there was a highlight which varied from a medieval town to a hill top restaurant which combined traditional dishes with wonderful views. Would we go again? If we did not live on the other side of the world we would be signing on tomorrow."

 

David and Thea - Waihi, New Zealand

 

"Brilliant week! The holiday with the mostest, with the expert Susan putting together a superb itinerary. It certainly gave us a real flavour of Croatia and I will be back. The boat was magnificent, a real treat. Thank you to Jack the skipper."

 

Fiona - Bristol, U.K.