Whether you’re an active holidaymaker seeking your next challenge, or a self-confessed sun lounger devotee looking to try something a little different, Neilson’s skippered Flotilla holidays will certainly fit the bill. No boating experience? No worries! Neilson’s Flotilla holidays are suitable for complete beginners, and what’s more, you can work towards achieving a sailing qualification!
Upon arrival at Neilson’s Vounaki Beachclub, you’ll be shown to your private yacht by your personal skipper (how fancy is that?!) before spending the evening at your leisure. The Beachclub provides the perfect location for a little exploring before your flotilla adventure begins. With the pretty shore side village of Paleros close by and the larger towns of Lefkas and Preveza are just a short bus ride away.
Joining you on board the following morning, your personal skipper will ensure you know your port side from starboard side and the aft from the forward before you launch into the cerulean waters of the Ionian Sea. They’ll spend each day with you, not only ensuring you enjoy a unique holiday that’s quite literally a breath of fresh air, but teaching you all the basic skills you’ll need to work towards earning a qualification. Beginners can earn their Royal Yachting Association Level 2, whilst those with more sailing experience can strive for their International Certificate of Competence or Royal Yachting Association Day Skipper certificate.
At the end of each day, your skipper will leave you and join the lead crew boat, meaning you have time to truly enjoy your private yacht experience. Perfect for couples and groups of friends, skippered flotilla holidays are also great for families. Children can join in with learning the ropes, and those aged 16 and above can work toward their certificate too.
Neilson’s skippered flotilla holidays prove that learning to sail doesn’t have to be a time consuming and costly process, so if it’s always been on your to-do list, now is the time to cross it off; and where better to do so than whilst soaking up the glorious Greek sunshine? And if you haven’t had your fill of fun at the end of your sailing holiday, you could always add a stay at Vounaki Beachclub. Explore superb mountain biking trails, try your hand at a range of fitness classes including yoga and Zumba or simply relax after your week of sailing with a range of spa treatments from facials, exfoliations or even a luxurious mud wrap…
Published 25th April 2016