How to Sail The Seas on a Budget

The sea offers a unique perspective on the world that isn’t easily replicable in other ways. No matter the destination, travelling and arriving by sea is a unique way to experience it.

Sailing the seas often carries the assumption that it’s expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. There are many tips and tricks to sail the seas on a budget. For a few of the best tips for sailing the seas on a budget, try these.

Make a sale

Sailing isn’t always about having something new and fancy to get around on; it can actually be the exact opposite. Sailing on a budget means having a budget to work within first. One of the best tips to establish that budget is to sell your yacht online.

Depending on where you’re sailing, you may or may not be better off using a vessel that is built for the seas. By selling an existing yacht, you can better understand your budget and be prepared to find a cheaper alternative to your sailing needs. Renting is a great option to get a yacht that is fit for purpose and one you don’t need to maintain all year round. 

Make your hobby work

Sailing around the seas doesn’t have to be expensive, in fact, it can be the exact opposite; you can be paid to do it. If you want to sail the seas, but don’t have the budget, try getting work as a crew member on an existing route.

This may seem more like work than a holiday, but during your downtime, you get to enjoy the perks of the location and see the world while you work. Crew members experience all there is when it comes to sailing the world, and you get paid to do it. If sailing is a passion, then perhaps making it your job is a great idea for you.

Be prepared and plan

Knowing exactly how you can sail the seas on your budget is crucial for successfully living your dream. There is no use in working on a budget only to find out the local conditions cost a lot more than you expected. Don’t be surprised, and make sure you do your research.

Find out and plan for exactly how much any given area should cost to see. This travel planning and preparation will help you better understand what is possible at different budget levels.

Make friends

A budget can stretch a lot further when you have more than one person contributing to it. One tip to sailing the seas on a budget is to find a friend who is as passionate as you when it comes to seeing the world by sea.

Whether it’s one or more friends depends on your friendship circle. With more than just your contribution, the ability to see the world becomes infinitely easier.

If you’re smart and add fishing equipment to the boat, you can also keep expenses down. Friends are also a great way to ensure there is a little company and conversation as you sail. Be sure to pick the right people, though, as you’ll be spending a lot of time together in small spaces.

Sailing often comes with a stigma of being expensive and hard to do. Seeing the world is one of life’s true pleasures and doing it by the sea makes it even more special. If you want to experience what the world has to offer by sailing the seas, but have a budget to consider, then try using these easy tips to get started now. 


Simone Ribeiro
Hi! I'm Simone, a citizen of Britain, where I live for over a decade, and of Brazil, where I was born. Midlands Traveller is where I combine my passion for travelling, business and an Eco-friendly lifestyle.