The festive season is fast creeping upon us, so to make your present-buying a little easier this year we’ve compiled a special, sailing-inspired Christmas gift guide! From difficult-to-buy-for family members to all-action friends, we’ve got your yuletide presents covered.
1. A half or full-day sailing experience
This year, give the gift of a fun-filled sailing experience with the Viking Mariners half day or full day packages. Sailing out onto the River Orwell with our experienced team by their side, it’s the perfect way to spend a morning, afternoon or an entire day out on the water. Either book a specific date, or buy a gift voucher so your recipient can choose when to book. They may want to wait until the spring or summer when the weather gets better, accompanying their trip with a delicious afternoon cream tea, or perhaps they’ll want to brave the elements with our special Sail & Roast wintertime packages.
2. Stay & sail
For a once-in-a-lifetime gift, our Stay & Sail package makes the perfect Christmas present. Buy your friend or family member an incredible weekend of fun, combining a full day’s sail with a luxury stay over in our partner hotel for a relaxing yet action-packed couple of days. If you don’t want to miss out on the fun, remember this is a great present for couples, so book it for your other half and prepare for an unforgettable weekend escape. Either choose a date when you book, or let your recipient choose by buying a gift vouchers.
3. Learn to sail vouchers
Be adventurous this year and book your parent, other half or even your grown-up children onto a sailing course for Christmas. The Viking Mariners ‘Learn to Sail’ taster vouchers are a great introduction to sailing, while our RYA training courses will take you from beginner to a competent, qualified sailor in just 5 days. If your friends and family have been yearning to try a new hobby, this is the ideal gift for them!
4. Exclusive charter
For a day out that the whole family will love, why not book yourself an exclusive charter with Viking Mariners, complete with your own crew aboard one of our impressive yachts. With prices starting at just £65pp, it’s a great way to bring friends and family together for a unique morning, afternoon or day out on the water, with up to 10 passengers aboard Viking Blue or 8 passengers on our catamaran, Alchemy.
Need more inspiration for Christmas this year? Give our Facebook page a like or get in touch with our team who are ready to answer your questions and find the perfect festive gifts for 2016.