Welcome to the world of Naleians!

Sail away with open-hearted people and visit out of the beaten track destinations. Live on a yacht for a week, enjoy the nature and taste the culture of our global village. Co-create a community which values inclusion, participation, and enjoys a life of authentic experiences.
Become a Naleian!

Main Features

Sail in A Paradise

We organize affordable one week long sailing holidays where you experience authentic sailing on a 12-16m yacht. An experienced skipper leads each yacht, so no previous experience is needed but you will need a sunscreen 🙂

Meet New People

Naleias’ trips are handcrafted for open-hearted people from all over the world. We usually host 5 nationalities on a 9 people yacht and 2 to 5 yachts in a flotilla. Crews live together in the yachts throughout the trip, so you have a chance to really connect with other great people like you.

Feel The Freedom

The sailing route and daily plan is flexible and can be decided day by day on the basis of the crew`s preferences: sailing is normally blended with snorkelling, sunbathing, exploring islands, caves, and going out for dinner in small coastal villages…

Always Included

Yacht

A comfy bed on a fully equipped 12-16m sailing yacht, tender, end cleaning, tourist taxes, bed linen, towels, etc… If you join solo you share a same-sex cabin.

Blurb Skipper

Skipper

Pro Skipper who is in charge of sailing. S/he is a part of your crew, facilitates the trip and shows you the best secret spots.

 

Basic Learn To Sail

Learn To Sail

Basic Learn-To-Sail course. The course covers RYA Competent Crew course curriculum. It`s mostly hands on, fun and only for those want to participate!

Security

Damage waiver (no deposit needed) and a travel insurance covering sailing incidents. Be yourself and enjoy sailing holidays. We got you covered!

Flotilla Sailing Holidays with Naleians

So, what is it again?

We organize Naleia Yachting trips for anyone with an open heart and a will to enjoy life. It is a week of sailing and living on a yacht, exploring uninhabited bays, walking through historic towns, eating well in local restaurants, snorkeling, and watching sunsets. As we love nature 2 or 3 nights we drop anchor and stay on a remote island, somewhere in the middle of a paradise…

People who join these flotilla holidays mostly don`t know each other but after a couple of days of experiencing Naleia spirit become a crew, build friendships and sometimes even relationships! Often bonds become so strong that after-sailing-reunion is a common thing. Warning! This holiday may change the way you perceive people, world and yourself. For better.

 Feel Invited!

How to join?

Start by picking your destination!

LEARN MORE ABOUT FLYING ELEPHANTS !

Also known as Naleians Manifesto…

Flying Elephants with Naleia Yachting

We like to feel the joy of living. We love to encounter new experiences and new horizons everyday. We believe that happiness is most true when shared. If you miss that feeling, ….

Read more about Naleian philosophy

What people say about us

Stop thinking about sailing with Naleia... and just book it. You’ll love it! Your fellow crew members are a wonderful bunch – and we had the most laid-back skipper ever to roam the Med. The scenery is amazing and varied: you’ll moor-up in a port one night amongst super-yachts then drop anchor the following night in a nearly-deserted bay. You’ll learn so much if you’ve never sailed before, but it’s all really relaxed. I’m so glad I took the plunge – you will be too. Maybe see you out there one day soon...read more
Suzanne Lantos
Suzanne Lantos
14:00 21 Jul 18
Dominik has an amazingly ability to make everyone feel included and have a great time while also teaching new skills. But the best part is that people grow and learn new skills for life and learn things about themselves without even knowing. I’m already booked on another trip and have made new connections with people that I know will be friends for life. Thank you all.
Gary Jenkinson
Gary Jenkinson
22:41 17 Jun 18
Well organised trip, with Dominik competently answering all questions before the trip. Skipper Nico with endless patience to teach the basics of sailing to complete Newbies - I'll be back!
Doris
Doris
17:38 17 Jun 18
Loved the sailing trip to Azores.Dominik and the crew were amazing!We had a beautiful experience whalewatching and learning the basics of sailing.I'll definitely sail with Naleia again!! 🙂
Giuseppe Enriquez
Giuseppe Enriquez
12:43 14 Jun 18
Having done the 'Same Same' tour in Thailand. It was one of the most amazing experiences we had. The snorkeling was beautifull and we saw so many fishes and coral. The group of people we were with was great and spending time with experienced skippers we learned a lot about sailing. I highly reccomend it. One tip, do bring your seasick pills if you are sensitive to that. You don't want to recover from your seasickness while the rest of us is swiming in bioluminescent glow in the dark plankton and having an amazing time.Cheers, Joao and Margaread more
joao caldeira
joao caldeira
08:54 08 May 18
I had such a great trip with Naleia! Me and my friends sailed in Thailand with them. It was wonderful. Our skippers Marc and Nico are the friendliest, most fun and professional people. Being on a boat for 10 days is a intense experience, exciting and deeply relaxing at the same time!Sailing is such a gentle way of traveling, you have to be in tune with nature. Our skippers managed to avoid most mass tourism by arriving at our destinations for the night just when everyone else was leaving. This meant that we had the most beautiful islands to ourselves. Thailand is such beautiful country and the islands we discovered were absolutely stunning. I especially loved snorkeling in Ko Ha.On top of all the wonderful experiences we learned about sailing. Hoisting the main sail, standing at the helm, doing tacks, ankering etc are all very empowering experiences!I absolutely loved the trip and am planning to go on other trips with Naleia!read more
Teresa Liska
Teresa Liska
01:50 03 Apr 18
Great sailing experience.. well not too much wind in the Seychelles in February but still an awesome trip! And Nico's a 5 star skipper 🙂
Cba Xyz
Cba Xyz
16:34 02 Mar 18
I had the best time in Croatia. If you ever had the thought to try sailing, I can thoroughly recommend Naleia! The organisation is superb, the people are warm and open and you will learn much more than just the sailing itself. Personal highlights include spotting dolphins, feeling us come together as a team, swimming in deep blue waters and enjoying local restaurants in remote locations accessible by the sea.
Steven Lynch
Steven Lynch
13:26 16 Sep 17
I just went to Croatia with Naleia and I can honestly say it was the best vacation I've ever had. It was the perfect mixture of adventure and relaxation. Dominik and Marc were fantastic skippers, and yacht life is the best life! Equally as important is the community that Naleia cultivates, we traveled with a great group of diverse people who were interesting, easygoing, and fun to spend time with. I will definitely be sailing with the Naleia crew again soon.
Elizabeth Moody
Elizabeth Moody
15:28 22 Aug 17
I joined the Croatia Sunset Route with Naleia having never sailed in my life before and finished as a competent crew member of a fun and international team of new friends. I’d thought about joining a party cruise and seeing some beautiful scenery along the way but the connection with nature and the flexibility of being on two small yachts was so much better as we were able to visit tiny local villages and go swimming and snorkelling in bays that would have been inaccessible otherwise.Learning to sail – great! Making new international friends – great! Flexible personalised routes - great! Professional organisation – great!Beautiful Croatian scenery – great!read more
Bryn French
Bryn French
16:43 19 Aug 17
I went on a trip to Croatia having never sailed before and couldn't have had a more positive experience. The skippers were friendly and happy to teach, the boat quickly became a team and a lot of thought was put into the program of the day! Highly recommended for anyone looking for an adventure on the high seas with a great bunch of people.
Christopher Mills
Christopher Mills
18:16 17 Aug 17
I went on a week trip in Greece, and would definitely recommend sailing with Naleia! Great organization, very kind, fun and interesting people, and amazing places. Personally, it was quite a different travel experience, which I welcomed since that was what I was looking for. Also, you don't need previous sailing experience. Learning is really fun! It was great, I'm looking forward to doing it again!
Maria Bertogli
Maria Bertogli
11:33 07 Jul 17

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