If you would like us to organize excursions for you, in advance of your sailing holiday, to Pompei, Paestum, Ravello Music Festival Stromboli crater etc., we can arrange everything – tickets, transfers, hotels
If you should just want to relax and chill on your cruise, let one of our hostesses sail with you and do all the shopping, cooking (the best of the local Campania cuisine!) and clearing up afterwards
For those of you who have more than a week or two to spend on the boat and wish to spend extra holiday time ashore, check out the beautiful villas we have for rent with our partner company
For large groups, we can organize small flotillas where the mother-boat is skippered by one of our skippers while the other boats are skippered by yourselves. All the boats receive the full MyEnglishSkipper benefits
I faced the rather daunting prospect of being within the confines of a 53′ yacht amidst six teenage girls: three daughters and three friends….never has a male Skipper been such a welcome sight!
Adrian rose to the challenge admirably, making sure we were all safe, the girls were at ease and in very short order he became an “old family friend”, joining in with the considerable banter flying around.
He joined us each evening for Dinner where his extensive knowledge of the cruising area meant we were never struggling to get tables at good restaurants, as can so often be the case in the high season. His company was positively welcomed by all. During warm days, he was discrete or “invisible” when required, always on hand to help steer us through a tremendous holiday, navigating both coastal and teenage obstacles with consummate skill in a totally unflappable manner. His services come with my very highest personal recommendation. I felt blessed to have him aboard!
We have been sailing with Adrian for the past 2 summers and I can honestly say that they were the most enjoyable family holidays we have had. Adrian has an immense knowledge of the region both in terms of the places to sail and (equally important), the best places to eat. Our days spent sailing on the Italian waters with Adrian were both relaxing and exhilarating. The memories will last a lifetime!
Our first sailing holiday with 2 teenagers and a 6 year old was fantastic and Adrian was so knowledgeable about the Amalfi Coast. It was a perfect mix of time on the boat, swimming and exploring the local sights. We will definitely go again…
We chartered a yacht for a week in Aug 2013 and had Adrian as our skipper and we loved it so much we did it again in Aug 2014 for 2 weeks. Adrian made the trip with his personal touches from restaurant recommendations, idyllic spots to swim ,amazing local info and his general joie de vivre. Overall a truly fantastic experience and we can’t wait to go back for more….
As a relatively experienced sailor who had chartered boats on my own in the past, I was undecided whether to go for a Skipper or not. I decided to try a charter with a Skipper-guide and it was the best choice I ever made!
Right from the start everything ran like clockwork: we found our boat already loaded with our shopping and after a super-fast, 15 min. check-in and a welcome glass of Prosecco, we were off sailing towards Amalfi by 4.30 in the afternoon. We noticed that most of the other charter boats, after wasting time doing the shopping and doing the normal 2-hour check-in, stayed in the marina and didn’t leave until the next morning.
Every day, our skipper Adrian let me helm as much as I wanted and with his vast experience both cruising and racing, he was able to greatly improve my knowledge and technique. He took us to swim in the most gorgeous little bays and inlets where only someone with a profound knowledge of the area would have dared go! He also took us to all the best value-for-money restaurants and to visit all the best attractions. A final word about marinas; we always had one of the best places in all the marinas (and with hefty discounts!). Most of the other charter boats had to anchor outside every night because in July and August, unless you have booked way ahead or you personally know the “right people”, there’s little hope of finding a place.
All-in-all, a wonderful experience! No hassel and the best of everything! Can’t wait to go back.
A fantastic week sailing in the sun with Adrian. Expert sailor and fun, friendly, experienced and knowledgeable. As we were all novices it was good to feel at all times in safe hands.
My family and I sailed the Amalfi coast with Adrian in 2014, and I think it was the best trip I’ve ever taken! We’d considered hiring a yacht without a skipper and my uncle skippering himself, but we were so relieved that we’d chosen to have a skipper, and that we’d lucked out with Adrian, and could thoroughly relax and enjoy the experience with him at the helm. One morning we woke to some very rough seas and were hugely thankful for Adrian’s experience – he was up and whisking us to safety and serenity while we were all still sleeping! But Adrian was so much more than a skipper – he was a tour guide and a host. His local knowledge and his relationships with contacts at the various harbours and towns enabled him to help us plan the perfect trip for the time we had. We could always find room at the port, get the best table at a restaurant, be guided to hidden local gems, and we were always welcomed warmly. We’re planning our next trip with Adrian next summer on the big cat and we can’t wait!
Wonderful week of sailing in Amalfi coast with Adrian. We have thoroughly enjoyed our first time sailing and Amalfi Coast was fantastic – beautiful, clean and welcoming. We were very impressed with Adrian. The boat was first class and all the arrangements for boat pick up / drop off went perfectly to plan. Very efficient service, so thank you. Now Adrian is a good friend.
Our skippered trip last year couldn’t have worked out better – the local knowledge more than paid for the cost – the sailing knowledge raised the enjoyment levels for all of us – our skipper took the time to find out what we wanted from our holiday – read between the lines and delivered something for all of us that was by far and away above any plan that we would have managed without him – I am very happy to recommend this to anyone.