Less than a 3 hour flight from Sydney, sitting in the world’s largest lagoon, is a sailing paradise waiting to welcome you. New Caledonia is one of Australia’s closest Pacific Island neighbours and all you need to do is join Mariner Boating Holidays on one of our yachts and join the fun.Read more
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.Read more
Continue exploring the Levantine Coast of Turkey with Part 2 of our ANZACS, Ottomans and Crusaders itineraryRead more
Cruise the Levantine Coast of Turkey on a luxurious GuletRead more
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.
Traci Ayris travelled with us on our Aegean Yacht Rally in 2019 and here is part two of her travels along the way.Read more
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
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.
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.Read more
Traci Ayris travelled with us on our Aegean Yacht Rally in 2019 and has shared part one of her travels along the way.
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more