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The Mediterranean Escapade 2021 Greek Island and The Coast of Turkey

Trevor Joyce's avatar By Trevor Joyce | 25 May 2020
Bosu Kale, Turkey

Join Multihull Solutions and Mariner Boating Holidays for The Mediterranean Escapade 2021 Greek Island and The Coast of Turkey. The Corona virus pandemic derailed our inaugural Mediterranean Escapade but the event is now set to proceed in 2021. Timed for the same late spring dates and with the same unique combination - the Greek Islands of the eastern Aegean and the coast of Turkey between Bodrum and Marmaris.

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ANZACS, Ottomans and Crusaders Part 2

Trevor Joyce's avatar By Trevor Joyce | 19 May 2020
Bodrum Castle

Continue exploring the Levantine Coast of Turkey with Part 2 of our ANZACS, Ottomans and Crusaders itinerary

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ANZACs, Ottomans and Crusaders

Trevor Joyce's avatar By Trevor Joyce | 14 May 2020
ANZAC Cove

Cruise the Levantine Coast of Turkey on a luxurious Gulet

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Dreaming of your next holiday to the French Riviera

The Mariner Creative Team's avatar By The Mariner Creative Team | 26 Feb 2020
yachts in the marina, France

Join us in June 2020 for 2 weeks exploring this stunning stretch coastline with a small group of like-minded people, as we escape the crowds to visit sun-kissed Provençal towns and undiscovered islands. Sail into world-famous destinations with the exclusive access only a small yachting charter can offer. Enjoy a leisurely day on board, take a dip, sip a fine rosé or join in the fun with a spot of racing.


 

 

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Aegean Adventure Part 2

The Mariner Creative Team's avatar By The Mariner Creative Team | 29 Nov 2019
Fishing boat in Arki Greece

Traci Ayris travelled with us on our Aegean Yacht Rally in 2019 and here is part two of her travels along the way. 

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Greek Gulet Flag Cruising

Trevor Joyce's avatar By Trevor Joyce | 24 Oct 2019
Aegean Schatz Gulet

The regulations governing yacht charter in Greece have changed and in future all commercial vessel operating in Greek waters has to have a Greek license to do so, which means they must fly a Greek flag. Unlicensed yachts can transit Greek ports but they cannot embark or disembark their passengers in a Greek port.
What's the solution? Read on to find out more

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The Coaching Cruise - a new version of the Mariner Boating cruising rally

The Mariner Creative Team's avatar By The Mariner Creative Team | 24 Oct 2019
Sa Calabrera Mallorca

Mariner Boating Holidays has been creating and hosting yacht rallies for thirty years - mixing cruising with a little racing, structure with freedom, adventure, and exploration. Introducing new sailing venues in varied locations some firm favourites and some new each year. Seventy five percent of Mariner clients are repeat or referral.

Now they have combined with three of the leading sailing schools in Australia to offer aspiring sailors the opportunity to develop their skills while enjoying a fantastic sailing experience in a fascinating location. Mariner will add an RYA qualified instructor to the rally team to conduct coaching sessions on the water, a few theory sessions on the shore and offer free access to the coach during all of the two week rally around the Spanish Island of Majorca in Spain.  

 

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The Bodrum Dream Team

The Mariner Creative Team's avatar By The Mariner Creative Team | 26 Sep 2019
Sarah Joyce in Bodrum Turkey

We recently hosted a private 50th birthday bash in Bodrum which included 7 sailing yachts and a luxury gulet. Sarah shares her encounter with the Bodrum Dream Team as they work together to deliver a great experience for our clients. 

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An Aegean Adventure

The Mariner Creative Team's avatar By The Mariner Creative Team | 26 Sep 2019
Vathy

Traci Ayris travelled with us on our Aegean Yacht Rally in 2019 and has shared part one of her travels along the way. 
 

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Stockholm Archipelago by Catherine Hughes, Sweden Yacht Rally 2019

The Mariner Creative Team's avatar By The Mariner Creative Team | 23 Aug 2019
sunset in Stockholm archipelago

Before we arrived in Stockholm my knowledge of Sweden was largely based on literature: children’s stories, Viking sagas, fairy tales and Nordic noir. That and the YouTube videos we’d watched before we left, which promised saunas on remote islands and warned of navigation hazards and strange anchoring styles. We found all of that, along with the warmest of welcomes everywhere we went, stunning scenery, excellent food, sidesplitting laughter and lasting friendships.

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What to expect on your first day of a yacht charter

Maggie's avatar By Maggie | 22 Nov 2018

What does it truly mean when we talk about yacht check in procedures? The experience can be daunting but don't let that stop you from enjoying a fantastic sailing holiday. Maggie sheds light on the highs and lows of this process having done several each year for over 18 years straight. 

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When dancing spills onto streets

Maggie's avatar By Maggie | 30 Oct 2018
2 women dancing with musician in Greece

The town of Sami on Kefalonia is not at the top of the list of towns one would see, but we have had many wonderful evenings there. I still remember our first visit to a very fabulous restaurant, where we sat happily listening to two Greek musicians, one playing the traditional bouzouki and the other singing, weaving their story in song. Hypnotic tunes quickly drew everyone to the dance floor. 

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The Captain and Crew

Trevor Joyce's avatar By Trevor Joyce | 19 Oct 2018

Having experienced a crewed catamaran in New Caledonia recently, the great thing about having a professional Skipper and Hostess, is that they take care of everything! Read Trevors latest blog to find out what being on a crewed sailing holiday can be like. 

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Life on board a catamaran

Trevor Joyce's avatar By Trevor Joyce | 03 Oct 2018
Bali 4.5 Saloon dining area

Strangers to sail boats are sometimes intimidated by the prospect of living in confined spaces and being deprived of the creature comforts of home. This is our experience of staying aboard a Bali 4.5 sailing catamaran.

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The ever elusive Moose

Trevor Joyce's avatar By Trevor Joyce | 25 Sep 2018
Sandhamn harbour

The Stockholm Archipelago offers a maze of 23,000 islands with the waterways offering the best sailing I have ever experienced anywhere in the world ever; flat water, terrific breezes and any number of places to drop an anchor for a swim or lunch stop. Even the smallest towns have special Guest Harbours reserved for visitors and all of them offer excellent facilities onshore. Sometimes, however, the boys and the girls get mixed up but no one seems to care.
This was my third trip to Sweden over 4 years and the weather was terrific; this year even better than terrific but not Swedish typical we were told. We swam comfortably at 60° North latitude under clear blue skies!

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