The Airbnb for sailing trips is here; these are 6 of their best adventures

The sharing economy seems to have stretched to nearly every facet of modern life. Made en vogue by programs like New York’s Citi Bike and companies like Airbnb, it makes more and more sense to share major expenses in a continuously complex society. So why not book a sailing adventure this way?

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The Airbnb for sailing trips is finally here. It’s called Antlos, which is an Ancient Greek word that was used in “The Odyssey” to describe the motion of water. It currently has a heavy focus on the Mediterranean, with a few options available in the Caribbean as well.

Antlos wants you to be here. Photo: Courtesy of Antlos

Antlos wants you to be here. Photo: Courtesy of Antlos

Antlos is essentially a hub for charters that can last anywhere from a few hours to weeks. We poured through their growing number of vessels for “rent” and picked out one can’t miss from each zone they currently operate in. If you’re looking for a sailing holiday this summer, this is certainly the way to go. Explore and find a sailing adventure for yourself over on Antlos.

Italy

Doesn't that just look like paradise? Photo: Courtesy of Antlos

Doesn’t that just look like paradise? Photo: Courtesy of Antlos

This all-inclusive weekly adventure in Tuscany & Pontine is on par at $101/guest per day, especially when you see it comes with a skipper (Carlo), a chef, the entirety of the boat and all the food and fuel you use. Post up in Rome on a boat or sail around the Tuscan Islands

Spain

The Strait of Gibraltar await. Photo: Courtesy of Antlos

The Strait of Gibraltar await. Photo: Courtesy of Antlos

How does sailing through the Strait of Gibraltar sound? Swimming with dolphins? Skipper Javier has a great trip for you then, one that leaves from San Roque, Spain and sails through one of the most iconic routes in the world. It’s a bit pricey at $397/day, but if you get a big enough group together it would most certainly be worth it.

Greece

Exploring the blue waters of the Aegean Sea. Photo: Courtesy of Antlos

Exploring the blue waters of the Aegean Sea. Photo: Courtesy of Antlos

If you’re a history buff then this classic Greek sailing excursion from skipper Daniel from Athens throughout the Cyclades Islands will be right up your alley. Exploring the blue waters and historic places throughout the Aegean Sea, this all-inclusive adventure is a steal at $130/guest a day.

Croatia

Croatia has a lot to offer in the Adriatic Sea. Photo: Courtesy of Antlos

Croatia has a lot to offer in the Adriatic Sea. Photo: Courtesy of Antlos

Combining a unique wellness program with sailing in the Adriatic Sea, skipper Dimitri’s all-inclusive sailing adventure utilizes the Croatian islands as the spa themselves. $112/day per guest is pennies for a week-long sailing/wellness program.

Turkey

Exactly why it's called the Turquoise Coast. Photo: Courtesy of Antlos

Exactly why it’s called the Turquoise Coast. Photo: Courtesy of Antlos

Turkey isn’t the first destination that pops into your head when you think of sailing adventures, but it should be. The Turquoise Coast, as it’s referred to, houses some incredible diving locations that skipper Ali will bring you to on his 27-foot sailboat. His all-inclusive package includes some scuba gear as well, plus all your meals for $739/day divided by however many guests you can round-up.

Virgin Islands

There are a wealth of options in the sail-heavy Virgin Islands. Photo: Courtesy of Antlos

There are a wealth of options in the sail-heavy Virgin Islands. Photo: Courtesy of Antlos

The Virgin Islands are a bit more pricey than the European adventures on Antlos — probably because everything is done on a boat down there and there are plenty of luxurious options. One of the better options is from skippers Diego and Monica who offer an all-inclusive for $349/day for the boat. They’ll pretty much take you anywhere you want to surf, dive, hike or just lie on a beach — plus feed you.

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