Sail Boat Chartering

"Remember now, keep the cabin simple with everything stowed where it won't get wet or shifted in a knockdown. Eat sensibly. Don't get sunburned, for no berth is comfortable under those circumstances. Make the whole cruise an interesting game where you have pitted your wits against the elements: try to do everything in the best and simplest way; try to improve your technique each time; rest and relax whenever you can, for there may be some occasion coming when you will need a well-rested mind and body. If you cruise this way for a week in a small sailboat you will be greatly refreshed and strengthened, and if you go for a whole month you will feel like a Clydesdale stallion in the leafy month of May."

- L. Francis Herreshoff, Sensible Cruising Designs

This page is intentionally small since there are many good charter resources on the web and charters change more quickly than I have time to keep up with. It is more a placeholder for places I'd like to sail. You should also check the tall ships section of my site, since many of those vessels provide interesting sailing opportunities.

Table of Contents

Charter Overview and Services Sites
Down Under (Australia, New Zealand)
The Mediterranean and Vicinity
Pacific Northwest
Other North America
Cool Places or Cool Boats

Charter Overview and Services Sites

Custom Float Plans
Provide suggested itineraries, waypoints, local knowledge, and tourist information for your intended cruising area. U.S. East Coast.

Down Under (Australia, New Zealand)

Boating OZ Charters & Events
Information on Australia as a boating holiday destination.

Picot's New Zealand Charter Guide

The Mediterranean and Vicinity

Frode Fanebust's Sailing Adventures in Greece
Chartering in the Greek Islands, and other info.

Adventure Sailing opportunity in the Greek Islands on a 53' sloop as well as a whole bunch of other info on bareboat chartering, sailing conditions, wind, weather, etc etc, relating to Greece.

K. Yachting
An Athens based sailing company involved in chartering, sailing cruises, offshore racing, and yacht management in the Greek Islands.

WaterWays, L.L.C.
WaterWays specializes in chartering sailboats for cruising the Greek islands and the Aegean Sea.

Pacific Northwest

Cooper Boating Center
Yacht Charter and Sailing School, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Mystic Moorages
Bareboat sailing charter, Prince Rupert, Queen Charlotte Islands, Alaska.

Sailing, Inc
Located in Seward, Alaska. They offer skippered, guided and bareboat charters as well as ASA instruction.

Top of the World Sailing Charters
Offers long and short term excursions into the aquatic wilderness of Alaska's inside passage as well as sailing and exploration on the gulf of Alaska coast.

Other North America

Bareboat Sailing Charters
Newport, Rhode Island.

North Cove Sailing School
New York City.

North Huron Charters
A charter service from the town of Blind River on the North Shore of Lake Huron.

Cape Breton Island.

San Diego Yacht Charters
San Diego Yacht Charters is located on Harbor Island in San Diego Bay. They offer both sail and power bareboat yachts ranging in size from 28 feet up to 43 feet.

Spinnaker Sailing
San Francisco Bay.


Canaries Cruising Club
In Tenerife.

Danish Schooner Charter

Europe Sailing
Chartering two traditional schooners, Luciana and Catherina in the Netherlands, Baltic, and Canary Islands.

Frisian Sailing Company
A charter company in Holland, specializing in crewed traditional sailing vessels. They sail on the inland Dutch waters (IJsselmeer, Waddenzee and Frisian lakes) and the Baltic Sea. These sailing boats are former cargo vessel, built between 1890 and 1930 and have a typical flat bottom and lee boards on each side of the ship.

Cirrus Jachiverhuur
Chartering vessels from Marina Schokkerstrand which is located directly on the Ketelmeer in the Netherlands.

Scandinavian Charter Yachts
A charter broker with the western coast of Norway as a specialty.

Arctic Circle Yachting
Out of Bodø in northern Norway.

de Zeilvaart
Chartering traditional sailing vessels. Enkhuizen, The Netherlands.
A website containing a database with (almost) all traditional sailing ships that you can charter in the Netherlands. Also,,

Cool Places or Cool Boats!

Expedition Sail
Articles, photos & charter info about chartering in high latitudes, especially Antarctica, Tierra del Fuego, and South Georgia. Kate & Hamish Laird

Velvet Adventure Sailing
Adventure sailing on an Oyster 55.

Organizations with Multiple Sites

Sailboats Inc.
Sailing Instruction and chartering.

Charter Sailing Unlimited
Chartering in Chicago, and the Virgin Islands.

The Moorings®
Charters available in lots of places.

Star Clippers

Windjammer Barefoot Cruises

Yes. My eighth grade geography teacher is now probably rolling over in her grave in the way I have divided up the world.

I'm always open to adding resources to my list, so if you know of other items, give me a holler:

Form last updated: Sat Feb 14, 2009

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