Top gay nude cruises to set sail on in 2021

Stefan Arestis

What can we say? We love a nude cruise!

There's nothing like standing on the deck of a ship whilst being completely nude. We can't get enough of the sensation of the sun beating down on our skin, listening to the waves crashing against the sides of the boat. The seawater helps create such a refreshing ambience, one of serenity and calm. Plus, the nude gay factor means we're surrounded by other men without any clothes on, great music, delicious drinks, and fine dining. It's basically a floating gay man's paradise…

We've never felt so close as a couple than when we were sailing across the sea, embracing the bodies that were given to us. Free of all shame and bodily insecurity, nude cruises are made to make you feel proud of yourself, whether you're single or a couple.

It doesn't matter how you look or what age you are, you will always be made to feel like the beautiful creature you are.

If it's your first time, you might feel inadequate standing beside other unclothed men with ripped muscles and perfect figures, but you will really quickly feel like a part of the crowd. This is a list of our favourite nude gay cruises from all around the world that we think you should set sail on in 2019.


Clothing optional gay cruise in Thailand


Experience the stunning islands of Thailand on this clothing optional gay cruise

The cruise at a glance

  • Prices start from €1,895
  • Dates: December 24th – 31st, 2020
  • Itinerary: Phuket – Ko Phi Phi Don – Patong
  • 2 luxury catamarans with max. 10 guests on each

Climb aboard one of two luxurious 40-foot Lagoon Catamarans. Altogether, this cruise will see you travelling with 20 other gay guys, so you won't feel too overwhelmed with other guests.

Plus, it means you'll find it much easier to seek out a quiet spot on the boat for some alone time.

You will love being on this cruise, and getting to see the various delights dotting the coast of Thailand!

Often referred to as ‘The Land of Smiles', the Thai people are considered to be warm, hospitable and we rate it high on our list of the most gay-friendly countries in Asia! This makes it the ideal destination for a gay cruise. Not only are the people fantastic, but the sights along the coastline are something to behold.

The cruise is worth doing alone for the visit to Koh Hong. It's a cluster of islands surrounded by limestone pinnacles and underground caves, offering plenty for you to explore. Enjoy a quick dip in the waters before venturing through a tunnel into an enclosed lagoon. Your jaws will drop as you enter into a room that's big enough to throw a fabulous ball in.

Now, if you've checked the dates, and are scratching your head, then yes, this cruise takes place over Christmas. But why not swap out the snow and family squabbles for a festive season in the sun and Thai waters? The cruise members pull out all the stops to make it feel extra special, with Christmas crackers, dinner, and great company – you'll happily substitute your family relatives for your new gay fam!

Towards the end of the week, you'll get the chance to roam around the Thai fishing villages, and stand atop of the Ko Chang Lat cliffs – you'll feel like you're on top of the world! With chatty locals and plentiful market stalls, there is so much to see and so much culture to learn from.

This cruise takes place on two luxury air-conditioned catamarans with spacious rooms. Each catamaran hosts up to ten guests but you'll be able to socialise with up to 19 other gay guys each day. You'll also be enjoying the services of a gay cook who will prepare your breakfast and lunch each day. At night you'll be able to go ashore and try out local restaurants. The decks have lots of space for sunbathing in between frequent swimming stops. To find out more about Thailand, check out our country guide to Thailand for gay travellers.

Gay Sail is offering our readers an exclusive 5% discount valid for any cruise booked on their website. Just use the coupon code NOMADICGS5 at checkout.

(*) Other dates are available throughout 2020, click the button below to check availability


Gay nude cruise in Tahiti

French Polynesia

Experience the stunning beauty of Tahiti on a gay nude cruise with GaySail

The cruise at a glance

  • Prices start from €1,795
  • April 11th – 18th, 2020
  • Itinerary: Raiatea Island – Tahaa – Bora-Bora
  • Luxury catamaran with max. 14 guests

Tahiti – the largest island in the South Pacific archipelago. And wow! It sure does impress.

From jagged volcanoes to the exotic wildflowers, Tahiti is a place of contradictions. One moment, you will find yourself clambering over rocky hillsides, and the next you'll be threading through the softest of sandy beaches. The Tahiti package gives a taste of everything that you are looking for.

The cruise experience itself, which lasts for one week, pulls out all the stops to make you feel like royalty. From being greeted with a friendly smile, and a welcome drink (before setting sail), to the delicious food, the staff go out of their way to make you feel special.

The boat is small enough to feel intimate, yet big enough to separate yourself from the other guests when you want some alone time. It's definitely the kind of holiday you should take if you're looking to escape the madness of your life. Surrounded by calm waters, cool beaches, and relaxed company, this cruise is simply bliss.

It takes place on a luxury catamaran with spacious rooms. You'll also be enjoying the services of a gay cook who will prepare your breakfast and lunch each day. At night you'll be able to go ashore and try the local cuisine. There's also lots of space for lounging on the deck or socialising in between the frequent swimming stops.

Gay Sail is offering our readers an exclusive 5% discount valid for any cruise booked on their website. Just use the coupon code NOMADICGS5 at checkout.


Clothing optional gay cruise in the Komodo Islands


Explore Indonesia's incredible Komodo Islands on a nude gay cruise with Everything to Sea

The cruise at a glance

  • Prices start from US$1,790
  • April 17th – 23rd, 2020
  • Itinerary: Flores Island – Padar Island – Rinca Island
  • Wooden sailing boat with max. 12 guests

This fabulous cruise stretches out across seven days of blissful travel. Not only are you surrounded by open-minded men completely undressed, but you'll be blown away (figuratively, of course) by the stunning sights of the Indonesian islands. 

For the guys who feel a little bit shy about getting undressed, this cruise is much more relaxed. For some, just going shirtless gives a certain sense of freedom. For others, they feel most comfortable completely nude. On this cruise, there’s no pressure to do what others are doing, simply be yourself and do whatever is most comfortable for you.

Wake up each day surrounded by sparkling blue waters and the smell of french-pressed coffee with a delicious breakfast. Peer over the side of the boat as you approach your next adventure for the day. Expect to see lush green hills or volcanic mountains. Either way, you'll know you're in for a treat. You'll be setting sail aboard the gorgeous “Pinisi” boat – a large wooden sailing ship, made completely free of nails, in the traditional Indonesian Bugis style.

The staff are super friendly and informative, knowing lots of interesting facts to share about the places you will visit. With a mix of Western meals and local dishes, you'll have the temptation to try something new, as well as the comfort of your home favourites. From hot chilis to coconut and peanut sauces to tofu, there is a diverse range of new foods for you to try. You can expect fresh Juice-of-the-Day, and island fruits available all the time. Plus, the crew’s catch results in delicious fresh seafood.

Some of the highlights of this cruise include stunning sunrises and sunsets, a relaxed chill vibe amongst participants and crew, and nude dancing on a beach after a bbq. The cruise makes an effort to sail in secluded waters so that you are free of clothes (and free of worry) for as long as you want to be.  

Perhaps best of all, every day’s an opportunity for snorkelling. Take full advantage as you’re in the world-famous Coral Triangle. With colourful reefs, dazzling clear waters, and a marine population nothing short of amazing, the sea will feel like a whole new environment. Just picture this: six of the seven turtle species on the planet, giant sea stars, flying fish, bioluminescent plankton, and pods of dolphins. Not to be outdone, those manta rays (with average wingspans of 2 metres) will approach and surprise you with their size and grace. With all this biodiversity, you won’t be disappointed if you don’t see any mer-men…after all, there will be plenty of live men right on the boat!

On this gorgeous wooden ship, you can book cabins with either queen-sized beds or four single beds. All meals are provided for you by the onboard cook, as well as alcoholic drinks, snacks, a massage every three days and even body shaving services. Get ready to be pampered! Read more about the Komodo National Park in our gay guide to Flores and the surrounding area.

Other dates available: 12-18 June, 17-23 July, 14-20 Aug, 18-24 Sep, 1-7 November 2020

Everything To Sea is offering our readers an exclusive 5% discount valid for any cruise booked on their website. Just use the coupon code SAILNOMADICBOYS at checkout.


Gay nude cruise in Croatia


Relax and enjoy the stunning beaches and islands off the Croatian coast on this gay nude cruise

The cruise at a glance

  • Prices start from €1,525
  • June 27th – July 4th, 2020 (*)
  • Itinerary: Dubrovnik – Brac – Split
  • 1 or 2 luxury catamarans with max. 10 guests on each

You will never forget the seven days you will spend aboard this luxury catamaran in the beautiful Adriatic Sea.

Along this trip, you'll see more bays than you could ever imagine – with a day trip to the island of Vis sporting over 54 bays along its coast…now that's a lot of bay! You'll also get to visit many gorgeous and picturesque villages along the Croatian coast.

Dubrovnik, where your cruise will depart from, is one of the highlights of this gay cruise. The town is filled with medieval castles, meandering footpaths, bespoke cafés, shops, beaches and of course, the filming location of much of Game of Thrones. Make sure you find the time to walk along the famous walls, which stretch up to 1.21 miles. The Stradun area is particularly stunning! Packed full of activity, this square (built inside city walls) gives off a feeling of being sent back in time to the old-time markets. A simpler way of living!

Another highlight of this gay sailing trip is the island of Korcula…the birthplace of Marco Polo. Have fun playing that game whilst annoying all the locals!

As part of this itinerary, you will also get the chance to visit some of Croatia's most acclaimed nudist beaches. Just remember to apply sun lotion everywhere!!

This cruise takes place on one or two luxury air-conditioned catamarans with spacious rooms. You'll also be enjoying the services of a gay cook who will prepare your breakfast and lunch each day. At night you'll be able to go ashore and try the local cuisine. The decks feature comfy lounges and lots of space for sunbathing.

Gay Sail is offering our readers an exclusive 5% discount valid for any cruise booked on their website. Just use the coupon code NOMADICGS5 at checkout.

(*) Other dates are available throughout 2020, click the button below to check availability


Gay nude cruise in the Greek islands


Have the time of your life on a gay nude cruise through the Greek islands with GaySail

The cruise at a glance

  • Prices start from €1,595 / person
  • August 22nd – 29th, 2020 (*)
  • Itinerary: Athens – Hydra – Spetses
  • 2 luxury sailing yachts with max. 11 guests on each

Imagine being awakened by the sound of a loud horn as your ship pulls into the dock at Poros on your first morning of this gay nude sail cruise in the Saronic Gulf of Greece.

What an unusual and delightful way to start a new day. But you'll make an exception for the Greeks! It's a tradition in the town of Poros to play the horn every morning. You will fall in love with this bustling place, filled with fish markets and stalls.

In this gay nude cruise from GaySail, you will sail from Athens to Poros, then from Leonidion to Monemvasia. That's just the beginning. The Greek islands are truly something to behold, filled with artisan cafés, antique shops, rolling hills, golden cliffsides and of course, stunningly blue waters. It's a non-stop sightseeing and exploration experience.

But remember, it's a No clothing cruise, so as soon as you board your sailing yacht in Athens, the rule is to strip down to your birthday suit, alongside 20 other gay men, and begin the preparations for a night of partying.

This is the magic of nude cruises in a nutshell. One moment you're prancing around on a beautiful deck, totally free of clothes, and the next, you're strolling up a gorgeous promenade taking in the stunning views of the Mediterranean sea.

On this cruise, you'll be able to enjoy the services of a gay skipper and gay cook, accommodation on board, plus breakfast and lunches prepared for you by the cook. At night you will have the opportunity to dine in local restaurants. You'll be sleeping in either bunk beds, split doubles or a normal double bed if you book as a couple. The luxury sailing yachts feature air-conditioning, outdoor areas for sunbathing/relaxing, a spacious saloon and kitchen.

Gay Sail is offering our readers an exclusive 5% discount valid for any cruise booked on their website. Just use the coupon code NOMADICGS5 at checkout.

(*) Other dates are available throughout 2020, click the button below to check availability


Gay nude cruise in Mexico


If you want to see lots of wildlife and spend time on unspoiled beaches, you'll love the SaltyBoys au naturel sailing cruise in Mexico

The cruise at a glance

  • Prices start from €1,295
  • Dates: 24th – 31st October, 2020
  • Itinerary: Baja La Paz – Isla Espirito – Isla San Jose
  • Luxury catamaran with max. 10 guests

Saltyboys offer a gay nude cruise through the Sea of Cortez/Gulf of California that hops between the bays, beaches and towns of the Mexican islands on a luxurious catamaran with air-conditioning.

You'll sail by stunning rock formations and stop off at empty sandy beaches where you can frolic in the nude with your new friends! What's more, you're almost guaranteed to see plenty of wildlife like dolphins, turtles, seals and sea-lions.

There'll also be opportunities to visit cute Mexican villages as you island-hop between Isla Espirito, Isla San Jose, Isla Ceralvo and the islands of Parque Nacional Bahia de Loreto. Combining breathtaking desert vistas with lush green oases and palm trees sure sounds like heaven to us! With such an intimate and small group you'll be making lifelong friends as you snorkel, swim or just sunbathe in the nude. Don't forget your sunscreen though!

Accommodation is shared, although you can pay a bit more if you'd prefer to have a bit of privacy and a room all to yourself. The boats are very spacious and luxurious, perfect for lounging around between shore excursions. Saltyboys offer many different gay nude sailing cruises to other destinations as well, like Greece, Italy, the Caribbean, Thailand, Australia, Croatia and the Pacific. Check out all the options and dates on their website.

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Stefan Arestis

Stefan is the co-founder, editor and author of the gay travel blog As a travel nerd, he has explored more than 80 countries across 5 continents. What he loves the most about travelling is discovering the local gay scene, making new friends and learning new cultures. His advice about LGBTQ travel has been featured in Gay Times, Gaycities, Pink News, Gay Star News, Attitude and Towleroad. He has also written about gay travel for other non-gay specific publications including Lonely Planet, The New York Times, The Guardian and The Huffington Post. Stefan is also a qualified lawyer, having practised as a commercial property litigator in London for over 10 years. He left his lawyer days behind to work full time on Nomadic Boys with his husband Sebastien. Find out more about Nomadic Boys.

22 thoughts on “Top gay nude cruises to set sail on in 2021”

  1. I’ve been looking into gay cruises but on a more intimate and less crowded environment. I found it and it’s all thanks to you!!! Now I’m even more excited to book into one. Thank you! Thank you!

  2. Is it possible to make a reservation for a couple of days without being necessary to pay yet?
    I am interested in the nude cruise either for St. Martin (Feb ) or for the greek islands (August).

  3. hi

    I can see that you don’t offer any destination in the Bahamas or in Caribian. In the past, I did the same type of cruise but I stop it because of brackout with my boyfrend. But since I will like to do it again but with an existing organisation like yours.

    My clientele are gay from Montreal ( french )witch is big gay communauty. We normaly booked from dec 20th to end of march 6 guests each week.

    I like to know if you can now organised those as me as a skipper, Navtour is a compagnignie base in Nassau that I can rent a sail boat to start with.

    Hope my idea get your attention


  4. Thank you as I love to cruise and will consider a NUDE CRUISE. I am 76 years young and in very good health/shape. I am attracted to younger mature men will I be out of place at my age?

    • Darling absolutely not! The ones we’ve been on had everyone of all ages and we got on as one fabulous family 🙂


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