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Sailing and surfing

Charter a private yacht for the day complete with crew, embark on a cruise somewhere exotic, or island-hop by boat for a few days. We can create a pure sailing adventure, or incorporate a cruise into a longer vacation.

For a truly invigorating and refreshing adventure, there’s nothing quite like setting adrift on the ocean waves. It could be a one-day sail on a private chartered yacht as part of a longer vacation, a week’s cruise along a diverse coastline somewhere exotic, or a journey from harbor to harbor, stopping to see the sights, go diving or relax for a while on a white sandy beach.

We can craft an adventure that incorporates sailing or a cruise, so that instead of simply staring out across a wide blue ocean, you can feel it underneath you, and look back at the land instead. And because everything we do is customized, our specialists can make it as adventurous or as easy and relaxed as you like, combining other activities and sights along the way, depending on your chosen corner of the world.

Here are a few examples – but for your own sailing or surfing vacation, speak to one of our travel specialists.

Idea 01: Atlantic and Pacific breezes in Panama
From Panama’s San Blas Islands you can board a private sailing boat and take to seas on an unforgettable cruise, stopping off at remote coral cays to swim and snorkel the turquoise waters, discuss the time of day with the local Kuna Indians, and have your captain cook up a freshly caught lobster supper. While you’re there, we could also arrange a stay in vibrant Panama City, and a tour of the western side, exploring the volcanic landscapes, coffee estates and pristine cloud forests, and maybe a few days on the beach too.

Idea 02: Making waves on the Silolona in Indonesia
The Silolona is a 50-meter wooden schooner that’s available for your exclusive use. A stay on it makes the perfect romantic hideaway, or a wonderful and unforgettable family adventure. Decorated in beautiful teak wood and full of Indonesian artifacts and tribal art, this beautiful vessel can take you on a cruise of the East Indonesian Islands in search of the Komodo Dragon. Wake every morning to a new island landscape and a different culture, a gently smouldering volcano, the craggy peaks of Komodo or a sleepy native harbor bustling with traditional fishing boats. Depending on how much time you want on shore, we can tailor this ocean adventure accordingly.

Idea 03: Surf’s up in Indonesia
Discover the magical islands of Bali and Sumba, from the rice terraces of Ubud to the rustic beach bungalows of undeveloped Sumba. After exploring the beautiful Ubud Hanging Gardens, head to the remote island of Sumba where you can enjoy amazing surfing, while staying at the eco lodge Nihiwatu, with its uninterrupted sea views across the idyllic, deserted beach.

Idea 04: Surf school and diving in the Maldives
The Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa is on the North Male Atoll, and here you’ll find a surfing school where you can hone your skills for learn from scratch. Experience the ultimate tropical island experience, with secluded white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and excellent diving too.

Idea 05: Charter a yacht in Mallorca
Mallorca is full of opportunities for sailing excursions. While staying at one of our Scott Dunn villas, we can arrange a day trip for your party on a private yacht, so you can take to the seas in style before heading home for a gourmet dinner prepared by your private chef, and all the usual Scott Dunn trimmings.

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation

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