Come and join an adventure sailing holiday like no other.
Rubicon 3 sailing holidays, run in spectacular destinations, are categorised as Coastal, Offshore or Skills Builders, meaning your perfect sailing adventure is waiting for you.
Ideal for those joining solo or in groups, most routes don’t require previous sailing experience and top quality training on the yacht is embedded into all of them.
All our sailing holidays include:
Two expert instructors
Ability to earn RYA certificates
Ocean specification life jacket
All meals onboard
Your own pillow
Foul weather clothing
Your own single berth (no double berths)
Spectacular destinations and magical foreign shores
Amazing routes to sail
Set sail in the crystal clear waters of the southern Caribbean and discover magical islands fringed with white sand and palm trees – perfect places for those who love snorkeling. Holidays sailing in the Arctic are magical.
You could sail and explore Svalbard, a world of glaciers, icebergs, walrus and polar bears. If instead you dream of leaving port and sailing hundreds of miles offshore, come on an ocean passage across the Atlantic or the Norwegian or Caribbean Sea. Over 30 magical sailing routes are available, and they always change so check regularly!
Choose from three categories...
Coastal sailing holidays
Perfect for any level of sailor, from absolute beginners wanting to learn to sail to those with more experience, our coastal sailing holidays are perfect for everyone.
These are holidays sailing in wild and wonderful places, yet still staying fairly close to shore. You could choose the west coast of Svalbard or the southern Caribbean. On a coastal sailing holiday, it’s a new destination every day with time to explore ashore.
Offshore sailing holidays head far out to sea and you’ll sail from one country to another. You’ll experience the ultimate freedom of being alone on the ocean. Watch the sun set as it dips below white flecked waves and at night sail under a blanket of stars before making landfall in a new port after days at sea. Our expert instructors will help you learn to sail offshore, and you’ll be sailing to and from some wonderful destinations.
Ocean qualifying passages
Join as a watch leader and many of our offshore sailing routes qualify as ocean qualifying passages for those looking to achieve their RYA Yachtmaster Ocean
These sail holidays have a more intensive focus on training and you’ll need a minimum of Day Skipper.
Maybe you got your sailing qualifications in Greece and are not confident in the tidal waters of the UK, or it’s been a few years and everything has just got really rusty. More experienced sailors with their own yacht might want to prepare for a passage to a foreign port or build the miles and skills toward further qualifications. If rapid skills improvement is your goal, these skills builders are exactly what you need.
No previous experience is needed, but there’s still a healthy dose of adventure and lots of training (see later). Some days you’ll berth in a town centre, small port or marina. Others you’ll be at anchor in beautiful hidden bays. Onboard you’ll be with a group of fun, like-minded individuals. 90% join solo, and it’s about 50:50 men and women.
Our yachts & skippers
Rather than luxury yachts, Rubicon 3 sailing holidays are run on spectacular expedition yachts, perfect for routes off the beaten track. These boats are perfect whether you want to learn to sail for the first time or cross the Atlantic Ocean. Our skippers are not just some of the most experienced in the industry, they are also chosen for being particularly kind, patient and nice to be around. It’s key!
No shouting – ever
It’s amazing how many crew join us, having been shouted at or made to feel foolish on a previous sailing holiday. It’s actually a sure sign of an inexperienced skipper.
The super experienced and professional skippers and mates at Rubicon 3 will never shout or even raise their voices. They are here to keep you safe, teach you and ensure you have a wonderful holiday.
Further information for your sailing holiday
We know it can be hard to choose the right sailing holiday. In fact, with so many holiday options, you’ll likely need some advice to make sure you get the right trip and the perfect destination.
Know that you can speak with us as much as you want before making a booking. When it comes to booking a holiday on a yacht, we like to think we have great service and no question is too simple or too obvious.
Our team, based here in England, will give you the advice you need, from which type of trip to join, what to expect on board the yacht, which destinations you might find most fun – right down to which port you need to get to and when. These are not flight-inclusive holidays so our team will also be happy to help you pick the right flights. If ever you need more information, all you have to do is get in touch.
Full financial protection – Book with confidence
We know it’s really hard to understand consumer protection such as the ATOL scheme, having an ATOL certificate, ABTA and such like. With Rubicon 3, it’s simple.
We give you the best protection of all. To ensure you are totally financially protected and can really book with confidence we deposit all money you pay for your booking with the Protected Trust Service. It means if for any reason your booking cannot be fulfilled, you get a guaranteed, immediate refund. Find out more here …