Special Interest Journeys

  • Mariner Boating Holidays offers a range of special interest journeys where the only common denominator is a boat and water. The boat may be a yacht, a traditional but luxurious gulet, a cruising catamaran or the experience may be land based as in the case of the America’s Cup.

    The interests range from golf to history, art, food, wine, photography and yacht racing. These journeys are usually hosted by a specialist in the field so that you can indulge unashamedly in something about which you are passionate and enjoy the experience at the same time.

    You can join one of these journeys as a single, couple or part of a group and you certainly don’t need any sailing experience. All you have to do is turn up at the embarkation port and we will take care of the rest.

    Over the next three years we will offer the following experiences:

    Cilla Campbell’s Art Tours - Turkey, 7 to 14 June 2014
    Heli-golfing in the Bay of Islands New Zealand with professional golfer Scott Spence, 23 February to 1 March, 2014
    The Gallipoli Centenary - Turkey, April 2015

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  • Turkey

    With kilometer after kilometer of coastline, with three different seas surrounding three sides; Tukey is a superb sailing destination.

    The shores are laced with beaches, bays, coves, ports, islands and peninsulas. There are high rocky mountains , green valleys, lakes, rivers and waterfalls. There are unique rambling archaeological sites to explore.  A flourishing hotel and tourist infrastructure and an ancient tradition of hospitality greet the visitor. Read more


    With over a thousand islands and 4,000 km of coastline, the Adriatic is one of the best cruising destinations in the world. This area averages over 2,600 hours of sunshine per year and has an impressive chain of immaculately clean full service marinas with water, electricity,  super markets and laundry facilities - it really is hard to beat. Read more


    Boasting over 20,000 km of coastline and approximately 1,400 islands, 227 of which are inhabited, this is a great sailing destination. Each island displays its own unique flavour and proud heritage. Most are barren and rocky but some surprise the visitor with fertile valleys where figs, grapes, olives and vegetables are farmed.
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    From Sicily in the south to Elba in the north the western shores of Italy offer a wonderful cruising destination.
    When cruising the Tuscan coast cross between the coast and through the islands of Elba and Giglio 10 miles away. Harbours are slightly sparser along this coast, which includes the major port of Livorno as well as marinas at Marina di Carrara, Viareggio, Salivoli, Talamone, Santo Stefano, Punta Ala Marina, Porto Ercole and Marina di Cala Galera.
    The Tyrrhenian Coast is the most populated part of the Italian shoreline, including the major cities of Rome and Naples. The Pontine Islands of Ponza, Ventotene, Ischia, can lead into a cruise along the Amalfi Coast and take in Capri. Read more


    Join us in the big, wild USA, where you can wrestle with rapids, or massive waves. Mariner Boating holidays can hook you up with a large fish in Alaska or a yacht, sailing the blue waters of the relaxing Pacific North West.   Read more

    New Zealand

    Known by locals as "God's own country", New Zealand's land leaps out of the water and rises with green flanks towards the sky. This is the place where fairy tales are made and certainly fairy tale holidays. The Bay of Islands is the most popular cruising destination with hundreds of secluded islands and bays to explore. Read more
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  • New Zealand Heli-Golf

    Join professional golfer Scott Spence on this unforgettable heli-golf trip in New Zealand's Bay of Islands.  Read more
    New Zealand Heli-Golf