was in 1994 in the Greek islands that our Adventure Sailing "shareboat"
concept first began - from very modest beginnings with 35' rented
boats! - to the present day, with our own little SeaScape family
of 50' yachts. Our home is now on the small island of Leros, where
our yachts live in the winter, and are based for our summer charters.
Having become very
much part of the family in the Dodecanese islands, it was time
to spread our wings and say hello to the next-door neighbours
in Turkey - where we found a very different, but possibly even
friendlier culture there; the always-smiling Turkish people! And
so we discovered The Turquoise Coast, with it's verdant, pine-covered
forests, scattered with incredibly intact ruins, dating back to
BC times - it was like like discovering a hidden treasure trove
of stunning anchorages and fascinating culutre and history.
Hence our Greece-AND-Turkey
trips were born, and have quickly became one of our most popular
options; a chance to experience both cultures in one trip - both
the tiny places accessible only by sailboat, and some of the bigger,
more well-known places.
From here... it was
thanks to our "SeaScape Alumni" that our other trips/destinations
developed; "We love the whole shareboat idea, but now we
want to go somewhere else !!" , they told us. So, five years
ago, our first Thailand trip set sail... to explore in following
years Malaysia too. Then further afield - the past 4 years have
seen our SeaScape groups exploring the Kingdom of Tonga, the Seychelles,
Australia and New Zealand too.
Thailand is still a
firm favourite (not least for the very reasonable airfares there!)
- and we now revisit this tropical paradise every winter. Then
we choose one other (usually new) location, to keep the tan going
for the chilly northern hemisphere months!
So if you're intrigued
with our "Adventure Sailing" concept too - you can find
us sailing out here in Greece & Turkey any time from April
to October! Or for a winter escape and some other exotic sailing
locales, check out where we're going this year for some much-needed
adventurous groups you can join as a single or couple...
...experienced old salt or total novice
vacation where you don't have to worry about...
...how many you need to fill a whole boat...
...or whether you have sufficient experience or local knowledge...
...or what the final per person cost will be
as inclusive as we can sensibly make them...
...no nasty "surprises" along the way!
"matchmake" our crews as much as possible...
...much of our success comes from being a small and personal outfit.
comms and minimal advertising keep our outgoings low...
...which is reflected in our trip prices.
approach which "tells it as it is"...
...no glossy "brochure-speak" nor cruise-ship misconceptions
insider's link to old friends out there who have become "family"...
...who extend their extra-warm welcome to any SeaScape sailors
we bring to visit!
|This is our basic
SeaScape "philosophy"like the sound of it?
Then you'll have an absolute BALL actually sailing with us!!