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Awaken your inner sailor and bring your dream holiday to life. Exhilarate in the freedom of chartering a yacht, catamaran or cruiser. Explore the world’s most idyllic islands and discover hidden gems. Anything’s possible.

Set sail on a bareboat adventure of a lifetime with six of the world's most incredible and diverse sailing regions to choose from. Discover the historic wonders and cultural riches of the Mediterranean, go wild in North America or frolic in the clear waters of the Indian Ocean - you'll be amazed. There's a spot to sling your hammock in Southeast Asia and chill out or party hard in the Caribbean. And there's bucket list experiences waiting to be fulfilled in the South Pacific.

Fancy snorkelling among the kaleidoscopic underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia's Whitsundays island? Or island hopping on a cruise of Croatia's gorgeous Dalmatian coast? Perhaps Belize's famous Blue Hole is beckoning or the tranquility of the Seychelles appeals. Whatever your sailing fantasy and whatever nautical corner of the world you choose to explore, you can relax knowing you're chartering with the sailing destination experts.

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Santorini, Greek Islands, Greece, Mediterranean

Greece Get lost in history

The heaven-sent Greek Isles – scattered like jewels among the waves - are rich in mythology and timeless beauty. Sail into history and create your own postcard moments, more magical than you could imagine. Read more >

Polynesian costume, Tonga, South Pacific

Tonga Welcome to happiness

Explorer Captain James Cook christened Tonga “the friendly islands” and nothing has changed. One of the world’s finest snorkelling and diving locations, Tonga is welcoming, laid-back and truly relaxing. Read more >

Devils Cave, British Virgin Islands, Caribbean

British Virgin Islands Endless summer

Undoubtedly the cruising capital of the Caribbean, the British Virgin Islands are the ultimate easy-sailing destination for novice or moderately experienced sailors - perfect for family travellers. Read more >

British Virgin Islands
Temple. Mahe Island, Seychelle Islands, Indian Ocean

Seychelles Paradise on earth

It’s easy to see why the Seychelles are often called paradise on earth. With alabaster white beaches, aqua waters full of dazzling marine life and an ideal climate, it’s as though the islands were created for sailing. Read more >

"The Whitsundays were incredible. The views, the wildlife, the water. Wow! We have beautiful memories to cherish forever. "
– Andrew Russell, Australia, sailing a Beneteau Lagoon 400.

Southeast Asia

South Pacific

Indian Ocean

North America



So much to explore!

Far-flung or close to home, let us tempt you with 18 unforgettable sailing destinations. Choose a vessel to suit your ability and see the world from the water – at your own pace.

  • Beautiful Bora Bora in French Polynesia

    Bareboating in Bora Bora Blog

    The allure of Bora Bora, and Tahiti in general, is undoubtedly the crystal clear, calm ocean that surrounds these tiny island nations. Read more >

  • Woman sailing a yacht

    What the pros pack for charter Blog

    What are the absolute sailing essentials you need for a week on the water? We asked some of our skippers. Here’s what they suggested. Read more >

  • Sailing in Croatia

    Go sailing in Croatia Blog

    Nautical tourism in Croatia has rapidly developed since the 1990s and today it’s an international sailing hot-spot. Here are our top reasons to visit. Read more >

  • Cooking delicious meals during your Rent a Yacht Holidays charter

    Cooking in the galley Blog

    When it comes to cooking during your charter holiday, you probably want to spend as little time in the galley as possible. Read more >

  • Sailing with Rent a Yacht Holidays

    Sailing's making a comeback! Blog

    With the invention of air travel, pioneered by the Wright Brothers in 1903, sailing and cruising the Seven Seas slowly evolved from a necessary mode of transport to a Read more >

  • A child snorkelling

    Bareboating with kids Blog

    The thought of sailing the Whitsundays with your children might make you a little nervous, but you needn't be. Read more >

  • A lady sailing in the Whitsundays

    Anchoring - top tips Blog

    One of the most concerning aspects of bareboat chartering for inexperienced sailors is anchoring safely each night, but you shouldn't have any problems if you observe the following simple steps. Read more >

  • A crew learning to sail

    Learn to sail Blog

    Whether it is a lifelong dream, an item to tick off the bucket list or a necessity for an overseas sailing holiday, learning to sail will provide you with skills that last a lifetime. Read more >

  • Sailing aboard a Beneteau Lagoon 403 catamaran

    Catamaran versus monohull Blog

    Traditionally, the monohull's sailing performance and handling has made it the preferred charter vessel around the world. Read more >

  • A holidaymaker aboard a charter vessel in an exotic island location

    Smooth chartering Blog

    Chartering anywhere in the world comes with its challenges, but whatever challenges you face will become part of the holiday adventure! Read more >

  • Sun-drenched Santorini awaits visitors to the Greek islands

    Visit Greece - it's second to none Blog

    From delicious food in quaint tavernas to stunning turquoise waters, we've got five (very) good reasons to charter in Greece! Read more >

  • History and beauty merge at Dubrovnik Harbour in Croatia

    Top charter destinations in 2016 Blog

    With more global sailing destinations accessible to charterers than ever before, you can choose exotic destinations for your sailing adventure at home, close to home or in far-flung corners of the Read more >

  • Sailing a charter boat overseas

    Overseas charter - 5 top tips Blog

    Overseas chartering can be daunting for experienced sailors and the less experienced alike. Read more >

  • Underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef, Whitsunday islands, Australia

    Get travel ready Insurance

    While, every effort is made to ensure your holiday goes as planned, sometimes the unexpected happens. Read more >

  • Sailing in the Whitsunday islands, Queensland, Australia

    What sailing experience do I need? Qualifications and licences

    In some destinations, novice sailors with little or no experience must undergo a pre-departure briefing. This covers boat operation and an area briefing. Read more >

  • Tropical island holidays

    When should I go sailing? Best time to travel

    Generally, in the summer months in the northern hemisphere, the Mediterranean is hard to beat. Read more >

  • Tropical sunset in the Whitsunday islands, Queensland, Australia

    Catamaran, yacht or cruiser? Choosing a vessel

    For small groups, a monohull yacht is the perfect choice for a seven-night sailing holiday. For larger groups, a catamaran offers more stability and spacious living. Read more >

  • Sail training in the Whitsundays

    Whitsundays sailing school Learn to sail first

    Not only will you finish the week's course with your RYA qualification, but you will also have enjoyed a week's sailing in the wonderful Whitsunday islands under the guidance of an experienced RYA Read more >

  • Family friendly sailing in the Whitsunday islands, Queensland, Australia

    What should I pack? Travel essentials

    Your travel essentials should include soft-soled shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses, a wide-brimmed hat, camera and light, warm clothing for cooler months. Read more >