Plan the Perfect Sailing Vacation. The team at NauticEd has been to just about every destination out there.  Check out our blogs and podcasts listed below and be inspired by some of our favorite destinations! What is a sailing vacation, yacht charter, etc..? Learn more here ›

We are Expert Global Yacht Charter Agents – when you book a sailing vacation and bareboat charter through NauticEd, we don’t charge you a fee – we often save you money since we can compare prices from all yacht charter companies. AND, we can give you advice on which destination or charter company will suit your needs best. To inquire about a sailing vacation or charter, start here >

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NauticEd hosts a variety of family friendly flotillas throughout the year.  These are causal flotillas without a ’theme.’  We’re laid-back and run our flotillas that way.  We like to offer a variety of activities both on the water and on the land.  Experienced skippers, new sailors, or non-sailors welcome.  By the cabin or by the boat.  Bareboat or skippered.  Catamaran or monohull.  Come join us!


Northern Europe is more a summer sailing destination for most people, whereas the Canary Islands is great winter destination (Nov – March).

Europe Blogs:


The Americas include fantastic winter sailing destinations for those in the U.S. – typically November through May.

Americas Blogs:


The Pacific offers a wide range of sailing options! French Polynesia is a great summer destination (May through early Sept), while Mexico and California offer extended sailing seasons.


La Paz and Catalina Island – Podcast

Pacific Blogs:


Asian destinations such as Thailand are excellent winter sailing destinations – December through March.

Asia Blogs:

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Yacht Charter Resources

NauticEd’s team includes full-service yacht charter agents ready to assist you when planning a sailing vacation anywhere in the world. Our services include bareboat or skippered charters, catamarans and monohulls, sailing yachts, motor yachts, and gulets.

We don’t charge a fee – actually, we probably will save you money because of our extended search capabilities. To inquire about a sailing vacation or charter, start here >.

Vacation Planner

Our Vacation Planner provides the best time to visit each vacation charter destination.


Beginner to Advanced Courses ›

Online, at home, in your own time – NauticEd’s selection of over 20 multimedia theory learning courses integrate perfectly with on-the-water practical teaching to make you a confident and competent sailor.

Take a sailing vacation and charter boats worldwide. Gain the knowledge, training, experience, proper certification, and licensure for multi day and near coastal sailing adventures. View Bareboat Courses ›


Get your International Sailing License ›

NauticEd is the only government and US Coast Guard recognized sailing body in the USA, providing you with the licensing you need to charter and sail anywhere in the world.

The SLC is a recreational sailing license valid for all yacht charter companies worldwide including Europe and the Seychelles. Learn more about the SLC ›

Latest Sailing Vacation Posts

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What is a Sailing Vacation?

Learn the basics of a yacht charter sailing vacation and a sailing flotilla.
June 5, 2022/by Grant Headifen
Sardinia Sailing Flotilla

2023 Sardinia Flotilla – Italy

Come join the NauticEd family and friends sailing flotilla in Sardinia in June & July 2023.
May 28, 2022/by Grant Headifen
Image of a beautiful sandy beach and blue waters in the US Virgin Islands

Best Things To Do on a U.S. Virgin Islands Sailing Charter

When you’re traveling around the US Virgin Islands (USVI) on a sailing charter, there’s a whole lot to enjoy.
May 27, 2022/by Trisha Evelyn

Top 10 Beaches in Croatia

Whether you’re looking for a remote beach or a party beach, you’ll be sure to find it among the best beaches in Croatia.
May 23, 2022/by Trisha Evelyn
Crew on a sailboat

Crewing on a Sailing Vacation

8 people confined in 40 sq m for a week? Sounds like a disaster waiting to happen. Well, not after you read this article. Crewing and skippering tips and ground rules.
May 20, 2022/by Grant Headifen
BVi Flotilla March 2023

2023 British Virgin Islands Flotilla

Come join the NauticEd team as we adventure to the British Virgin Islands on our March 2023 family-friendly sailing flotilla.
May 18, 2022/by Grant Headifen
Croatia Yacht Charters Sailing locations

Best Yacht Charter Locations in Croatia

There are four main areas to sail on the Croatian coastline. Each location is easily large enough for a 2-week sailing vacation and so those seeking only a week are confined to smaller areas within each location. Discover here which location is best for you.
April 19, 2022/by Grant Headifen
2023 Sea of Cortez Friends and Family Flotilla

2023 Sea of Cortez Flotilla

The Sea of Cortez has captured the imagination of sailors and adventurers and offers unparalleled opportunities for exploration under sail. Join other sailors on NauticEd's 2023 Sea of Cortez Flotilla.
April 3, 2022/by Grant Headifen
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