Solo Travellers & Sailing
Is it a thing?
The Perks of Solo Travel
Travelling in groups can be limiting. From trying to accommodate the work schedules of everyone involved, the different types of holidays available, your budgets and choosing a destination. Then you arrive and you can’t do and see the things you want. Sometimes that gets in the way of fulfilling what you really want to achieve during your precious time away. For others, travelling solo is the ultimate freedom, a chance to get away, relax and potentially meet and engage with people that you would otherwise not have the chance to meet. Some would even consider solo travelling the perfect way to discover your chosen destination because you are the only one to choose what you want to see or do. Spending some time alone is a reliable way to get to know yourself, your own desires and to test your resourcefulness. A solo trip can be a powerful, life-changing experience.
DID YOU KNOW that 72% of women in the US have taken a solo vacation. Solo travel was the #1 trend for 2019 according to Klook Travel and there was a 131% increase in the number of Google searches online for ‘solo travel’ between 2016 and 2019. One in six people (15%) of us have already taken a holiday alone.
The world of sailing not only suits and welcomes solo travelling but embraces it. Hiring a whole yacht out by yourself is a tall order and even if you are a professional sailor or race-crew, handling, manoeuvring and parking a yacht solo is difficult. There are hundreds of yachts and yacht charter sailing companies offering ‘Cabin-Charter’, otherwise known as booking ‘By-The-Cabin’.
What is a Cabin Charter?
‘Cabin Charter’ sailing means to book a private cabin all to yourself on a shared yacht with an en-suite or shared bathroom. The options range from 35ft to 64ft in length and above, of all shapes and sizes and will have at least a Captain on board – but sometimes a Chef too! Whether it’s a self-catering trip or you are wined and dined by your professional crew, you will enjoy all the luxuries and amenities of the yacht; sailing and getting involved, helming the wheel, learning from the crew and assisting with maneuverers, all of the onboard water sports equipment and more – all on a pre-prepared sailing itinerary (as advertised) to avoid any clash of opinion.
What are the options?
There are 18 to 35’s sailing trips, joining a group of likeminded travellers; a mixture of solo travellers, pairs and small groups onboard Joining a flotilla of other yachts.