Solo Travellers

Our sailing holidays are perfect for solo travellers offering the ideal way to explore the world with likeminded people.


For the solo travellers seeking out adventurous holiday experiences, it really doesn’t come much better than joining one of our fantastic ventures on board a classic boat, luxury yacht or tall ship. Climbing aboard on your own, you’ll soon be acquainted with your fellow passengers, all eager to explore the world under sail. Whilst sleeping quarters often offer privacy, the living areas, deck space and meal times all provide the opportunity to get to know one another and sharing the same experiences together can lead to life-long bonds with most guests leaving having formed firm friendships.

There are also plenty of chances to spend time on your own too, with enough space to quietly read a book or sit and admire the stunning scenery. When venturing ashore, there is the opportunity to remain with your group or set off on your own, no pressure, just the ability to make the experience as you want. With so much flexibility as well as opportunities for companionship and time to yourself, sailing holidays are proving to be one of the most popular choices for solo travellers. As we often say, there are no strangers here, only friends you haven’t met!

Climbing aboard one of our vessels provides a sense of freedom not often found with other solo traveller holidays. Our sailing adventures are the perfect blend of group activity and alone time. Choose to explore independently or with other guests from all across the globe, from all walks of life. It’s amazing how quickly everyone adapts to bunking and living together on the ship. You become a ‘crew’ community within the space of a few hours, bonding over sail changes or the first sighting of a dolphin off the starboard bow.


Our sailing holidays for singles offer an affordable way for solo travellers to travel the globe. A handful of our vessels offer solo travellers the chance to holiday without paying a single supplement as their sleeping arrangements are in shared quarters. This is very common for the make up of traditional boats, and many have been refitted with the charter experience in mind, giving people extra space within their bunks. Voyage with the historic tall ship Bessie Ellen, travel as smugglers used to with Grayhound, venture on Pilgrim of BrixhamPellew or Escape and experience life on traditional working ships.

If you prefer a cabin environment, all solo travellers can opt for a twin cabin at no extra charge, providing they are happy to share with another guest of the same gender. This is an affordable way for single travellers to travel, as recently featured in The Telegraph by Teresa Machan >. It’s also worth noting that the cabins are really only used for sleeping and dressing with most of your time on board spent on deck or in the saloon, so you won’t need to spend all your time with your fellow cabin mate.