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SAF   Yacht Itinerary Service

SAF Yacht Itinerary Service  •  No. de SIRET 448 745 133 00026
+33(0)682531582  •  sally@sallyfinbow.com

"We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.”

Sally Finbow Pawelek

I have been involved in professional yachting for forty years, initially as yacht crew and subsequently in crew recruitment and placement. I have now stepped back from crew placement to concentrate on my other passion – travel and researching trips.

Over the years I have gained a wealth of experience in the yachting industry – how it ticks and what our owners and charter guests are looking for. Having already been employed by a well-known charter company to review and update their charter itineraries, I am now combining my knowledge of the industry and my love of travel research to offer a new service – that of planning and writing yacht charter itineraries.



Anse de Source d'Argent La Digue, Seychelles


Praslin, Seychelles



Katouche Bay Anguilla

English Harbour, Antigua

Sandy Island, Anguilla

Falmouth Harbour, Antigua

Shoal Bay, Anguilla

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.”

~ Saint Augustine


Santorini, Cyclades Islands

Spetses Town, Saronic Islands

Thera, Santorini

Lovers Cove, Spetses, Saronic-Islands

Santorini, Cyclades Islands


Christianshaven, Copenhagen

Sognefjorden, Norway

Newport, Rhode Island, USA


Nyhaven, Copenhagen

As any Captain, Chief Officer, Chief Stewardess or Purser knows, putting together an itinerary for a charter client is a time-consuming business. The trip you did last year is now out of date – trends have changed and ‘that’ restaurant or club or beach bar is no longer the place to be or, worse, it no longer exists! With my already existing library and love of researching beautiful and interesting places, from the best beach bars to hidden coves to art galleries and exhibitions or golf courses, I will take all of that planning off your hands.

“Travelling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller”

~ Ibn Battuta 14th century Scholar, traveller and writer


St Tropez, France

Monaco, Monte-Carlo

Fort Carré, Antibes, France

St Tropez, France

Port Hercule, Monte-Carlo


Tortola, BVI’s


The Baths, Virgin Gorda, BVI’s


Virgin Gorda, BVI’s

Whether you are looking to put together a new library of sample itineraries, updating an existing one or a bespoke itinerary for a particular charter, I am happy to help.

I do my utmost to make sure that each itinerary is ‘doable’ in terms of distances, rules and regulations and practicalities and, if unsure, I will check with any number of professional and experienced Captain friends that my proposals are reasonable. I am very aware that any itinerary must be subject to a change of plan, whether it be because of weather or sea conditions, government rule’s changing or, in the case of sample itineraries, different possibilities depending on the size of vessel (anchorages, ports, marinas etc). For this reason, each of my itineraries carries the following proviso:

“Please note that this is a suggested itinerary only and can be adapted as required. Any itinerary is subject to change due to vagaries of weather, sea conditions, changes in local rules and regulations etc and the Captain will have the final say, in accordance with his or her legal obligations to run a safe vessel for all concerned and at all times”.

In any event, rest assured that all the information given will have been thoroughly researched, checked and as up to date as possible.

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.”

~ Mark Twain


Su Portu, Sardinia


St Florent, Corsica

Patrimonio, Corsica

Isola Tuaredda, Sardinia


Marine Iguana, Galapagos

Ecuador blue footed boobie

Sea Lions, Galapagos

Sally Lightfoot Crab, Galapagos

Galapagos Iguana

Please do not hesitate to get in touch to discuss your requirements – whether it be for a bespoke itinerary, a general description of an area for ‘Destination’ page or article or simply background research, I will be happy to help.
+33(0)682531582  •  sally@sallyfinbow.com



Venice, Italy

Port Lligat, Costa Brava, Spain

Palma de Majorca, Spain

Cadaques, Costa Brava, Spain

Portofino, Italy


Pembrokeshire, Wales

Edinburgh Castle, Scotland

Kerry County, Ireland

Loch Lomond, Scotland

Pembrokeshire, Wales

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

SAF Yacht Itinerary Service
No. de SIRET 448 745 133 00026

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