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Learn to Sail

Hoist up the anchor and set sail on your gap year as you either learn to sail or go on a sailing adventure abroad! What better way to see the world than by floating around on the stunning seas? See all the amazing highlights from the deck of a boat. Brush up your sailing skills or just relax on board and sail from place to perfect place.

Budding sailors have the choice to learn to sail in Australia, with the opportunity to find a paid sailing job afterwards. Alternatively, you can just cruise on crystal-clear waters as you explore Australia’s Whitsunday islands by boat. Or go island-hopping in incredible Europe and have a sailing experience you’ll never forget. Skim across the seas and enjoy a sailing adventure or learn to sail abroad!

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Learn to sail and land a sailing job

Learning to sail will give you a whole new perspective on life! Australia is one of the best sailing locations in the world. You can train and qualify as a sailing instructor in this idyllic location on our sailing jobs in Australia programme. After you’ve got your sailing instructor qualification you may even land yourself a sailing job in Australia. Or you could head off to find work and earn money as a member of a crew elsewhere. Set yourself up with sailing skills and make your CV shine!

Sailing for pleasure

If you don’t want to learn to sail but still fancy a sailing adventure, there are plenty of great sailing experiences on offer around the world! Go sailing around Australia’s breathtaking Whitsunday Islands or set sail in Croatia for an on-board island-hopping adventure in the beautiful Balkans. Head to gorgeous Greece and sail around the Greek Islands, or island-hop around the party island of Ibiza in Spain. If it’s sailing fun you’re searching for, you’ve come to the right place!

Set sail on awesome adventures abroad!

35 days minimum

Explore Australia's East Coast on this ultimate tour, which includes some of our most popular Aussie programmes: Have fun in Sydney, learn to surf, travel with hop-on-hop-off pass and enjoy adrenaline adventures in Cairns!

from £2,169

3 days

Enjoy 3 days sailing around the Whitsundays on a beautiful private yacht! Discover the spectacular white sand beaches of these Australian islands and enjoy games and parties on board.

from £329

27 days

See 13 awesome European countries in 27 days and combine cultural city tours with outdoors adventures and a 3-day blissful boat trip around the gorgeous Greek coast!

from £2,799

8 days

Spend 8 days sailing across the Adriatic Sea, visiting idyllic islands and charming cities along the gorgeous Croatian coast. Relax in spectacular Split, uncover the history of Dubrovnik, explore the spotless island of Mljet and much more!

from £629

23 days or longer

Gain NSCV Commercial Crew Course qualifications! Spend 3 weeks on the water and train to become a skilled and uniformed member of the yacht crew! 

from £2,029