Booking Information

Planning your holiday couldn’t be easier. At Venture Sailing we pride ourselves on our quality service and attention to detail. We want you to experience ‘the best sailing holiday under the sun’. All our holidays are individual and we specialise in offering you the perfect package. Contact us by telephone or email and we’ll happily discuss your holiday plans in detail.

Booking your holiday

To book your holiday, please email or telephone us first on +44(0) 870 626 0978 to check availability. When we have confirmed the dates and the price for your holiday we will hold a provisional booking for 7 days, to allow you time to complete and return a Booking Form and Sailing Resume and to check for flights. Once confirmed you should forward this together with your deposit (40%) to the address below.

On receipt of your Booking Form, we will send you a Confirmation Invoice. Any outstanding balance shown on this and any amended invoice issued will be due for payment no later than 8 weeks before departure. If your booking is made within 8 weeks of departure, you should forward full payment for your holiday with your Booking Form.

How to book

Call us on +44(0)1984 618270 to discuss your reservation enquires and we will check availability and give you all the information you need.

Booking Online:
Email us with your reservation enquires

You can also download a booking form from our web-site and either email to the email address above or print out and post to:

Venture Sailing Limited, Comfrey Cottage, Mill Lane, Padworth. Reading. Berkshire. RG7 4JX.

How to pay for your holiday

We accept the following methods of payment:

Bank transfer, please contact us for our bank details.
Paypal (3% surcharge)
Credit Card (3% surcharge)

What to pack?

Travel light with swimwear, shorts and tee-shirts through the day, casual dress code for evenings in local restaurants and light overwear. We recommend hats, sunglasses and 20+ factor water resistant sun screen.
You may like to bring your own sailing gloves and deck shoes or sandals.

Money matters

Local currency is often preferred, and as most stops are in idyllic bays there may be only one or two opportunities to reach a bank. Euros for Croatia and Greece, Yeni Lira for Turkey, US dollars for the Caribbean.

Time differences

Spain is 1 hour ahead of the UK.
Turkey, Greece and Croatia are 2 hours ahead of the UK.
The Caribbean Islands are 4 hours behind the UK.

Passports and Visas

A British passport is valid for travel to Turkey, Greece and Croatia. For British citizens a visa is required for Turkey which must be purchased on arrival at Dalaman or Bodrum airport (£10 per person). Everybody must have a visa including infants, and payment must be made in English Sterling notes.

If travelling to USA all children need their own passports. To travel under the Visa Waiver Scheme all British passport holders need a machine readable passport. For more information see

Security Deposit

To be paid on arrival locally prior to embarkation of the vessel. This is usually acceptable either by credit card or in cash and is refundable once your yacht has been checked out by our technical staff on return to base.

In some instances there is an option for flotilla bookings to pay a non-refundable insurance waiver instead of the deposit. See individual yacht fleets for details.

Cars & Hotels

We can arrange local hotels and car hire at the most competetive rates - please ask at the time of booking.


All boats are fully insured.

Personal travel and cancellation insurance is mandatory (as cancellation can be a pricey affair) and we strongly recommend that you travel with adequate medical cover. We recommend telephone: 0845 120 6400.


For any specific dietary requirements or if you have any medical problem or disability which may affect your arrangements you must advise us in writing at the time of booking giving full details. If we feel unable to properly accommodate your particular needs, we must reserve the right to decline/cancel your booking.

Foreign Office Travel Advice

From time to time the British Foreign Office (0845 850 2829 or issues Travel Advisory Notices giving advice regarding travel to a particular destination, which you should consult before making a booking. If the FCO advises against travel to the country, then following the advice of our insurers, we may have to cancel your holiday.

Data Protection

Before you confirm your booking please read our privacy policy which sets out how we manage the personal information you provide us with when we arrange your holiday.

CALL US NOW ON +44 (0) 1984 618270
Venture Sailing Ltd. Company number 6039754 Registered address Triscombe Racing Stables Triscombe Taunton TA4 3HG United Kingdom