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Yachting, Amalfi coast
First-time sailors can explore the Amalfi coast on this four-day yachting trip from Amalfi to Procida via Capri. There are opportunities for swimming and snorkelling, including a dip beside the Blue Grotto on Capri, plus time on land for exploring. Living conditions are fairly cramped – eight people share four small cabins and two bathrooms – but far more time is spent on deck or out and about. No sailing experience is necessary, but there will be a chance to pitch in, especially when coming in to or leaving port. The trip is suitable for ages 15 and above. Intrepid Travel also runs a week-long version, with extra nights in Ischia and Sorrento and a visit to Pompeii.
Four days, including selected meals and activities, from £737, intrepidtravel.com
Day tripping, Cornwall
Those who aren’t sure if sailing is for them can dip a toe in the water on a day trip aboard the largest surviving Bristol Channel pilot cutter, departing from Charlestown’s harbour in Cornwall, which featured in the Poldark TV series. A morning sailing on Mascotte starts from £60pp (classic-sailing.com). And if you like the idea of a boat but not the sailing itself, the renovated Pen Glas fishing boat offers bunks for the night from £25,
Seafood feast, Scotland
Originally a fishing trawler working in the North Sea, the Danish gaff cutter Eda Frandsen divides her time between the west coast of Scotland, exploring quiet anchorages around the Western Isles, and the waters of Cornwall. At 18 metres long, she takes up to eight guests. Locally sourced and sustainable food is a highlight, so expect wild crab, langoustine, mackerel and scallops as you explore the waters of St Kilda, the Small Isles, the Inner Hebrides or Skye.
A three-night voyage on Eda Frandsen costs £550, six nights from £1,100, eda-frandsen.co.uk
Foodie tour, Croatia
Sail Croatia has launched a new island-hopping foodie route, sailing on six- to 10-people yachts and mooring up at restaurants for dinner. The trip starts and finishes in Split and calls at three ports on Hvar, plus Vis, the Pakleni islands and Makarska on the mainland. The suggested venues range from traditional Dalmatian konobas and family-run fish restaurants to modern waterfront dining. One standout is Hora, a…
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