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

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 🙂

Connect

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.

Discover

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 for anyone who wishes to learn. The course covers RYA Competent Crew course curriculum. It`s mostly hands on!

Security

Damage waiver (no deposit needed) and a travel insurance covering sailing incidents. Be yourself and enjoy flotilla 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

 

On Google
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
On Facebook
I have travelled in three occasions with Naleia (destinations: Croatia and Sicily) and it has always been a wonderful experience.All the details are well arranged, while leaving room for improvisation and adventure, as the skippers trace the best route according to winds and spots around. You’ll be part of the crew and learn sailing (it’s perfectly ok if you don’t have a clue 🙂 Incredible landscapes, interesting chats, games, nice villages, azure waters, swimming, snorkeling, relaxing, cooking improvisation and lots lots of fun!!Amazing sailing trips with the best people from all over the world, and best destinations. If you like sailing don't think twice!I definitely recommend travelling with them and for sure I’ll do it again.read more
Alvaro Valls Boix
Alvaro Valls Boix
2017-11-11T20:12:44+0000
The ‚Out and About‘ Naleia Yachting Route was my first sailing experience and it will definitely not be my last one. I enjoyed sailing, the great Croatian nature, relaxing, meeting new people from different countries and and and… Thanks to our experienced skipper Dominik we had the possibility to learn a lot about sailing.
Sarah Stein
Sarah Stein
2017-09-18T19:03:50+0000
I just completed the 'Out and About' route in Croatia and had the most wonderful time. Dominik, Marc, and Jack (yay Plavac Mali crew!) were all fantastic skippers who helped inspire us to enjoy our adventure vacation, soak in our new and beautiful surroundings, and relax and have a good time with our fellow crew in the flotilla. It was clear that there were people on board with either little-to-no prior sailing experience, or at least a few hundred nautical miles under their belt. Regardless, sailing with these guys was really fun and everyone was able to learn something new and increase their experience with sailing theory, crewing the boat, knots, and dingy races ;)Besides the sailing (or motoring around in the absence of wind), Naleia Yachting was an awesome way to explore the Croatian coastline. It is obvious that Dominik and his captains have spent a lot of time and effort to find the best routes, marinas, small bays, swimming spots, restaurants, etc. that more often than not, aren't overrun with tourists. Depending on weather and the group interests, Dominik and his captains make sure the routes are flexible so each week's flotilla gets the most out of their adventure. Which, IMO, makes for a more intimate and rewarding experience. Cheers to everyone from week 36 - I can't wait to join another Naleia trip again soon!read more
Rebecca Miller
Rebecca Miller
2017-09-17T22:51:28+0000
Thank you for a fabulous sailing holiday Dominik; ticked all the boxes. Looking forward to joining Naleia again soon.
Yvonne van Zeller
Yvonne van Zeller
2017-09-16T04:22:04+0000
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
2017-08-19T16:15:59+0000
Went on a trip with Naleia in Greece - organisation was without a hitch, staff was excellent, my fellow travellers were all lovely open-minded people; can't think of a single criticism for the entire experience! Went once, would definitely go again! There aren't many better ways to spend a vacation!Also, no sailing (or even swimming!) experience necessary.
Ivan Paspaldzhiev
Ivan Paspaldzhiev
2017-07-06T17:08:47+0000
Congratulations if you decided to go on a Naleia Yachting trip!This is one of the most awesome ways to spend a hollidays and discover a country with another point of view. Life on the islands will make you experience for example the slowness of time, the saltyness of the seas, the tastyness of freshly cooked food, the lovelyness of lasting friendships, and the cozyness of spending time in the tiny boat quarters. The organisation is professional, yet flexible. Highly recommended! Hope to be able to join again in the coming yearsread more
Wim Matthijs
Wim Matthijs
2017-02-11T13:52:01+0000
Stunning Croation backdrop, incredible Captain (Dominik) so many laughs and good times. I learnt the sailing basics and would happily go back for more. The experience stays with you long after you leave the boat...book now!
Kate Pieroudis
Kate Pieroudis
2017-02-08T20:09:38+0000
Amazing trip - already had 3 trips with Naleia. Dominik makes tremendous effort to matches the crews together with surveys which he sents out after booking. That way you can expect like-minded people on your boat and have a blast of a week (or 2...or 3...)2017 here I come...:)
Rene Gar
Rene Gar
2017-02-03T10:51:37+0000
I've sailed with Naleia a number of times in Croatia, Sicily and Thailand. Every Naleian experience has been incredible, magical and entirely unforgettable. I can't recommend highly enough. � ����
Erin Oldman
Erin Oldman
2017-01-11T10:09:27+0000
You don't have to be a natural born sailor or the biggest daredevil to go on a Naleia trip. If you're in for a week of amazing nature, breathtaking landscapes, unexpected encounters with people from different countries and backgrounds, and lots of good vibes and fun, this is your kind of sailing trip. Let Naleia take care of it, they know all about it.
Margo Sijs
Margo Sijs
2016-12-27T17:37:31+0000
2014 I went sailing with Naleia to Croatia. One of the best thing I have ever done in my life. 7 days of sailing was magical. We steered our yacht against turbulent waves with laughter, energy and joy. Every afternoon after a good day of sailing it was time to embrace the waves personally by diving in the sea. When we finally reached a shore in the evening, the fun just got started. Crazy parties, innovative games and finger licking food were on the menu every evening. After 7 days of total madness Naleians became family, Croatia became home and the sea became a friend. I realise how essential this trip was for me to disconnect from work stress and come back to daily life with exuberance. Thanks Naleia for an experience of lifetime.read more
Sabyasachi Sengupta
Sabyasachi Sengupta
2016-12-18T09:12:24+0000
I have had two beautiful holidays, we have visit beautiful places in Croatia. the sailing conditions were great and with the mixed international group there was always a nice vibe on board when we visited the small villages. the experienced skippers were benevolent to learn us to sail and gave me a safe feeling on board I would definitely recommend to sail with Naleia.
Martijn Teela
Martijn Teela
2016-12-14T14:59:29+0000
I have sailed with Naleia twice, and the experience is great every time. It is a meaningful way to travel, you meet great people and explore new places together. Hope to see you too!
Stephan F. Haagensen
Stephan F. Haagensen
2016-12-10T17:31:44+0000
It is an amazing experience every time. Every time to open a new something. Meet new people or to meet old friends. And of course, the sea. Sail on a yacht or to spend the night in the sea anchor, prepare breakfast or lunch on the boat it thrills. It becomes part of your life. Part of you. I am very grateful to Dominik and to all who help to organize a trip to all who participate in it. This requires courage and an open heart. See you on board.
Irina Sadykova
Irina Sadykova
2016-12-02T21:14:32+0000
The trip to Croatia this summer was simply the BEST! I enjoyed the whole package: open-minded people, positive energy, magnificent places, unforgettable memories. 🙂
Dunja Mušič
Dunja Mušič
2016-12-02T13:56:58+0000
All 3 trips i joined so far : ) were just unforgettable. The spirit, the people, the areas were really awesome! #unique#moments#adventures#love#it
Magdalena Breuer
Magdalena Breuer
2016-12-02T11:53:11+0000
I did one sailing trip with Naleia to Greece in autumn 2016 and I really enjoyed it! Meeting nice, open-minded and adventurous peolpe, discovering stunning places, sometimes only reachable by boat, enjoying wind, waves and sun... all this makes sailing to a perfect way to spend your holidays for me! Thanks to Naleia the trip was very well organised, boat and skipper were perfect and I enjoyed the time a lot! Now memories help me to get through the winter, looking foreward to the next sailing season.read more
El La
El La
2016-11-30T14:07:19+0000
more interesting crew compared to other similar companies I have arranged sailing with, a more interesting itinerary and better value for money
George Tudor-Hart
George Tudor-Hart
2016-11-30T13:58:59+0000
Even though every day life is beautiful, sometimes it's good to simply relax, forget about everything, enjoy the pleasures of the moment, without concern for anything than just what's happening right now. For that, there is Naleia! It will take you to wonderful places, with adventurous people, you will spend hours staring at the sea with admiration and then come back home with memories that will keep your soul warm and comfy and stick a huge smile on your face for a long time. It goes without saying, that fun and big laughers are included 🙂read more
Maggles Ly
Maggles Ly
2016-11-30T13:41:43+0000

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