To rent  a sailing yacht and spend one or two weeks on it, traveling to islands in warm seas - it is an active and accessible form of recreation, both for the company of friends, and a family. H2O Adventures Studio works with reliable yacht operator SUNSAIL (operating on the market since 1973). 1000 modern yachts in 29 countries plus  british quality of service!


Facts about Sunsail: 230 new yachts purchased in 2011; 35% of Sunsail fleet - brand new yachts, the average age of other Sunsail yachts is just 2-3 years!

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If you haven’t been to Croatia before then you’re in for a treat! As a Mediterranean yacht charter or flotilla destination Croatia’s effortless blend of history and hipness make it somewhere with universal appeal.  Sunsail’s fleet in Croatia is its most modern in Europe, making a sailing holiday in Croatia a favourite with yachtsmen and women who know a good thing when they see it.



Sailing on the Adriatic coast of Croatia is ideally suited to confident sailors with a reasonable amount of previous sailing experience who will enjoy the easy mix of coastal cruising and relaxed island hopping with short distances between stop-overs and the opportunity for some longer passages. A Dubrovnik yacht charter or flotilla offers the chance to overnight at both modern marinas and secluded anchorages.

  • The fascinating city of Dubrovnik
  • The stunning Mljet National Park
  • See Korcula, where Marco Polo was born
  • Eat oysters at Ston
  • Swim at Lumbarda



A sailing holiday from Sunsail’s base at Kremik, on Croatia’s Adriatic coast, is ideal for charterers with some previous experience. The sailing conditions, whether you go north or south, are ideal for families, with steady winds, warm waters and an ideal mixture of modern marinas with excellent facilities, picturesque harbours and secluded anchorages.

  • Visit the Kornati National Park
  • See the Krka Falls
  • Go clubbing in Hvar Town
  • Fabulous local wines and Great seafood



A yacht charter from Sunsail’s base in the ancient city of Pula, located at the tip of the Istrian Peninsula, is the ideal starting point for a maritime adventure in northern Croatia with excellent sailing conditions and the perfect balance between sheltered sailing and exhilarating longer hops in steady winds.

  • Visit President Tito’s private holiday island
  • Tour Brijuni on a miniature train
  • Eat oysters at Pomer
  • Try the lamb stew on Cres



Sunsail’s four bases in Greece offer the opportunity to explore the fabulous sailing grounds of the Ionian, Aegean and Saronic Gulf. The stunning landscape of Greece is the perfect backdrop to a holiday. Take in ancient sites and modern resorts, quiet ports and bustling towns. Everywhere you visit you will find a welcome as sunny as the climate.



A Vounaki sailing holiday brings you to the cruising ground of the Southern Ionian, a lasting favourite with sailors who know a good thing when they see one. Mixing history and mythology with superb sailing conditions and the opportunity to visit sleepy fishing villages as well as the stunning landscapes of Cephalonia and Meganissi, a sailing holiday from Vounaki is an experience to be treasured.

  • Traditional tavernas
  • Mythological landscape
  • Beautiful scenery



A visit to Athens is always a truly special experience. If it’s been a while since you were last here you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the grace with which Athens has developed into a happening modern city with sophisticated shopping and restaurants.

If it’s your first time, prepare to be awestruck. Be sure to spend at least a couple of days here visiting the extraordinary historical sites before setting sail on your Athens sailing holiday on a real adventure in the Saronic Gulf.

  • Visit the Acropolis and outstanding museums
  • Superb cruising in the Saronic Gulf
  • Wonderful beaches



A Milina sailing holiday allows sailors to explore the peaceful Gulf of Volos, one of Greece’s hidden gems, before heading out to the islands of the Sporades, with their golden beaches and further out, the beautiful, remote landscapes of the Alonissos National Park. You will find beautiful, traditional, flower-filled villages wherever you go.

  • Quaint villages
  • Excellent tavernas serving authentic local specialities
  • Rich marine and bird life



An Epidavros sailing holiday offers the opportunity to cruise the stunning Saronic Gulf and experience a true flavour of old world Greece. Start out with a visit to the extraordinary amphitheatre at Epidavros before setting sail on a journey that will bring you to one beautiful island and one scenic waterfront village after another.



There is something inherently glamorous and sophisticated about Italy. With dreamy light and dramatic volcanic landscapes, sites of antiquity and renaissance art and architecture to explore, not to mention the amazing food to be enjoyed everywhere from the simplest pizzeria to the finest of fine dining restaurants, it’s no wonder that Italians are so besotted with their country that most of them choose to holiday at home!



The capital of Sicily is located on the north-western coast of the island, by Monte Pellegrino - described as the most beautiful promontory in the world. An enchanting melding of the Roman, Greek, Arab and Norman cultures from which it originated; Palermo is the starting point for a memorable Italian sailing holiday exploring the lush volcanic landscape of the Egadi Islands.

  • Fabulous Sicilian cuisine
  • Explore the fascinating and atmospheric city of Palermo
  • Marvellous flora and fauna



Explore Italy’s glamorous Amalfi Coast, stopping off at Positano and the islands of Capri and Ischia to soak up the chic ambience and indulge with some exceptional dining and shopping experiences. You can then sail to some of the quieter islands and sit back to admire their breathtaking natural beauty, or enjoy swimming and snorkelling in extraordinary emerald green waters.

  • Sophisticated boutiques
  • Chic restaurants
  • Visit Capri’s famous Blue Grotto


The Aeolian Islands are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will be able to explore Tropea’s fascinating volcanic landscapes for yourself. With a perfect blend of historic sites, challenging hiking, superb swimming and snorkelling, but also plenty of opportunities to enjoy fine dining, sophisticated nightlife or simply doing some shopping, a Tropea boat charter delivers on every level.

  • Hiking through incredible volcanic landscapes
  • Incredible seafood
  • Therapeutic mud baths and hot springs



A sailing holiday in Turkey gives charterers the opportunity to explore the wonderful Lycian and Carian coasts, rich in sites of historic interest interspersed with unspoilt anchorages, timeless fishing villages and some bustling towns with sophisticated shopping and vibrant nightlife.



A Gocek yacht charter or flotilla from nearby Fethiye is ideal for beginner to intermediate sailors with some previous experience. The sailing conditions allow for both gentle coastal cruising and more exhilarating passages in places where the winds are stronger.

  • Excellent scuba-diving
  • Lycian rock tombs
  • Sea kayak over the Sunken City
  • Shop for rugs in Kalkan and Kas
  • Visit Turkish baths
  • Take a trip to the Saklikent Gorge



Orhaniye is the perfect starting point to set of on either the Dorian or Orhaniye flotillas, or a 1 or 2 week yacht charter exploring this picturesque coastline. Discover ancient tombs and towns, traditional turkish cuisine and local welcomes at every stop. The sailing conditions in this part of turkey is stronger than at our other bases, so more suited to the more proficient sailors among you.

  • Lycian tombs
  • traditional restaurants serving local cuisine
  • superb sailing conditions



Experienced sailors will revel in the excellent sailing conditions and the opportunities presented by the vast cruising area within reach on a Turgutreis sailing holiday. Choose between short hops along the coast and exciting longer passages to create the perfect sailing holiday.

  • Snorkel around the ruins of ancient Myndos
  • Dance ‘til dawn on a Catamaran disco boat at Bodrum
  • Explore ancient Knidos and Iassos
  • Hike to the volcano on the Greek island of Nisiros



Sailing in Spain offers the chance to discover a landscape full of charm and character, with sandy beaches and marinas aplenty.


Canary Islands

Combine warm sunshine, a relaxed & sophisticated atmosphere, with stunning landscapes, excellent winds and fantastic sailing, when you charter with us in The Canary Islands.

  • Great winter sailing conditions
  • Unspoilt and quiet cruising grounds
  • Only 3 to 4 hr flight from UK
  • Unrivalled modern 5* facilities at the Base for clients



Yacht charters in Malaysia offers a unique opportunity to discover areas untouched by tourism and really immerse yourself in the timeless traditions of the local culture as you sail past stunning scenery and deserted beaches. Sail from island to island or bay to bay and mix up quiet secluded nights with more lively party nights in the more developed towns.



Discover one wonderous sandy beach after another on a heavenly cruise in an area which is 'as pure as it gets'.  Langkawi's beautifully stunning landscapes and what lies within have given it Geopark status by UNESCO.  Swim in seductively warm waters, meet the welcoming locals and experience some of the most superb and picture perfect scenery on earth.

  • Enchanting cruising area
  • Variety of cuisine
  • Unique culture
  • Beautiful beaches and bays
  • Stunning landscapes



A Thai yacht charter from one of Sunsail's three bases, Koh Chang, Koh Samui or Phuket opens up a world of adventure on the water. You can sail through giant limestone islands, anchor of deserted beaches and moor up in tranquil fishing villages all untouched and undeveloped. A yacht charter in Thailand really does allow you to discover the real Thailand as it has been for thousands of years.




Phuket yacht charters in the sheltered waters of Phang-Nga Bay, offer the chance to explore an array of attractive beaches and idyllic islands surrounded by the warm turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea.  Beaches range from gentle crescents of sand with calm waters to dramatic rocky headlands rising out of the surf.

  • Winter sailing
  • Majestic coastlines
  • Giant limestone islands
  • The Kings Cup Regatta
  • Pure, pristine beaches

Koh Chang


With so many undeveloped islands to choose from, sailing in the Koh Chang archipelago is a step back in time.  Despite its size and close proximity to the capital, Koh Chang remains undeveloped and untouched with many secret wonders waiting to be be discovered.  Be one of the first to explore this awe-inspiring area.

  • Undeveloped and untouched Thailand
  • Natural beauty
  • Elephant Safari
  • Moo Koh Chang Park

Кoh Samui

Make the most of the dry season when in the gulf of Thailand and enjoy what is rapidly becoming one of Thailand's top holiday destination. Known the world over for its beautiful scenery and excellent diving, Koh Samui also offers outstanding sailing conditions and is perfect for yacht charterers to explore some of the more secluded spots.

  • Thai cusine
  • Local culture
  • Winter sailing
  • Seclusion and nightlife
  • Visit Big Buddha


Caribbean islands


Sunsail has nine bases in the Caribbean for an unforgetable sailing vacation. Crystal clear water and picture perfect beaches are guaranteed everywhere you go. The sailing in this stunning area offers an exciting mix of blue water cruising and line-of-sight island hopping, making any of these destinations an outstanding choice for yacht charters and sailboat rentals.


St Vincent and The Grenadines


Exhilarating sailing is the hallmark of a Sunsail Yacht Charter or Flotilla holiday in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The landscape is wild and tropical and there are as many adventures to be had on land as there are out on the water. Glamorous dining, great beaches, superb snorkelling and diving are all on offer .

  • Celebrity-Spotting at Basil’s Bar on Mustique
  • Exceptional Sailing
  • Diving at Tobago Cays

St Martin


A Sunsail yacht charter holiday in St. Martin offers a terrific blend of easy island-hopping and more challenging open-water passages in a truly stunning location. With Dutch and French influences combining easily with the local Caribbean culture and the island’s reputation as somewhere that knows how to throw a good party, you can be assured of excellent food and live music wherever you end up.

  • Pristine Beaches
  • Fabulous Duty-free Shopping
  • Lively Resort Towns
  • Spectacular diving




A Sunsail yacht charter from our base in the Abacos offers easy island-hopping from one deserted beach to the next in crystal clear waters.  An ideal choice for families and less experienced sailors, the sheltered cruising grounds of the Sea of Abaco are perfect for those who want to take life easy and enjoy a relaxed sailing holiday in the Bahamas.

  • Line-of-sight navigation
  • Visit one of national Geographic’s top ten beaches
  • Stunning snorkelling
  • Great for families
  • Easy airline connections


British Virging Islands (BVI)


The British Virgin Islands are rated as one of the world’s top cruising destinations. Along with some superb sailing and idyllic protected anchorages a yacht charter, flotilla holiday or sailing schools course in the BVI guarantees as much fun as you can handle – it’s the destination of choice for those who like a party as much as they like to sail.

  • Line-of-sight navigation
  • Perfect for all levels of Charterer
  • Beautiful anchorages
  • BVI Spring Regatta
  • Protected sailing
  • Great for snorkelling, kayaking and diving




A Yacht Charter from Guadeloupe offers a unique mix of culture with a distinctly french flair and stunning scenery both on and off the water. Combine blue water cruising and island hopping with trips to sites such as Basse-Terre, a breathtaking waterfall and of course a trip to one of the local rum distilleries is a must, just don't plan any sailing afterwards!

  • Fantastic scuba diving and snorkelling
  • Untouched islands
  • Crayfish waterfall
  • Exceptional sailing





Fort de France, the island's commercial center and principal city is well worth a visit, while Anse D'Arlet is a popular, well-photographed anchorage. Scenic highlights include the peaks of Carbet and Mont Pelée, a dormant volcano and the highest mountain on the island, plus trail upon trail through legendary tropical rainforest.





NEW FOR 2011 - Our new yacht charter base in Grenada takes you to “The Spice Island of the Caribbean”. A rolling, mountainous island, abundant with wildlife, sea life and plant life.  The island offers a world of itinerary options for sailors who are a bit more experienced and is the perfect placed to start your sailing vacation in the Windward Islands. Ideal for one way trips to St. Vincent.





NEW FOR 2011 - As you leave our new base at Laru Baya you will begin a journey like no other. With ancient Central American sites and an array of tropical creatures on land, you will sail from bay to bay through untouched crystal clear turquoise seas teaming with aquatic life, a yacht charter in Belize is a breathtaking experience not to be missed.






Antigua offers the perfect choice if your looking to mix the Caribbean party lifestyle with great sailing and stunning white sand beaches (365 to be exact, one for each day of the year!). With warm, steady trade winds and so many idyllic safe harbors, Antigua is a fantastic Caribbean yacht charter destination. 

  • Beach BBQ’s and live music
  • Gorgeous sandy beaches
  • Underwater discovery
  • Antigua Race Week
  • Tropical wildlife




The Indian Ocean is without doubt one of the few remaining sailing destinations in the world that is  largely unaffected by mass tourism. A breathtaking paradise is barely sufficient to describe the porcelain white beaches, shimmering aquamarine waters and idyllic way of life associated with the Indian Ocean.

Combine unbeatable diving, legendary game fishing and reefs of rainbow-coloured fish with mouth-watering seafood and sophisticated cuisine drawn then you have a sailing holiday dreams are made of.




Sunsail's new Seychelles base is in the heart of this 'paradise on earth' at Eden Island Marina, 2.5km from Port Victoria on Mahé. An ideal place to set off on your Seychelles adventure. Surrounded by three national marine parks, Mahé is fringed with 68 beaches with a backdrop of towering 1000m granite peaks it offers the most spectacular setting for an unbeatable sailing holiday.


Thaiti and French Polynesia


Thaiti and French Polynesia immediately invokes visions of paradise, and a yacht charter in this destination allows you to really explore the untouched areas of this paradise. Experience real blue water cruising hopping from one golden beach to another, where you can immerse yourself in the traditional South Pacific hospitality and relaxed way of life.




Taking a charter from Raiatea, at the heart of French Polynesia, provides a wonderful opportunity to discover some of the jewels of the South Pacific. Steady, balmy trade winds offer a relaxing cruise between the colourful coral reefs and breathtaking transparent lagoons. Small, uninhabited white-sand atolls provide excellent anchorages and a fantastic opportunity to explore the amazing underwater scenery and if you’re lucky you’ll get the chance to swim amongst the playful White Dolphins.




With easy line-of-sight sailing from one spectacular palm fringed island to another, brightly coloured coral reefs, teaming with tropical fish and marine life and the chance to swim with one of nature’s most magical creatures, the Humpback Whale; it’s easy to see why a cruise around the islands of Tonga will inspire such warm memories.




With easy line-of-sight sailing from one spectacular palm fringed island to another, brightly coloured coral reefs, teaming with tropical fish and marine life and the chance to swim with one of nature’s most magical creatures, the Humpback Whale; it’s easy to see why a cruise around the islands of Tonga will inspire such warm memories.




A country of contrasts, beautiful and extraordinary Australia will enchant you with its kaleidoscope of different landscapes, colours, sights and experiences. Sail though the magnificent sparkling waters of the Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsunday Islands and enjoy the spectacular marine life, luxurious island resorts and secluded anchorages.




Rated as one of the world's most beautiful sailing grounds, the Whitsundays offers a blend of breathtaking natural landscapes, spectacular marine life, luxurious island resorts and an infinite selection of secluded anchorages. Surrounded by sparkling waters and sheltered by the Great Barrier Reef, enjoy easy line-of-sight sailing and good winds as you breeze through this magnificent cruising area.




Sail from our base in Portsmouth into the solent, some of the best cruising grounds which has fuelled the passion of so many of the UK's olympic sailors. Offering superb sailing conditions that can range from gentle afternoon sails to white horses and atlantic swells, the solent is a real sailors playground. From our base in Port Solent you can experience yacht charters, flotillas, racing, sailing schools and corporate events.


Port Solent


Our base at Port Solent is in easy reach from the M27 and offers the perfect starting point for a UK sailing holiday, exploring the Solent. Start at Sunsail's very own Portsmouth Harbour Yacht Club (PHYC) where you can relax with a meal and drink and use all the facilities before setting sail into Portsmouth Harbour and beyond.