Finding Crew, Finding A Boat

Two of the more frequent requests we have been receiving lately are how to find crew or find a boat to crew on. So we decided to post what we know about this topic and then open it up for you to add to it.

Below is a list of resources we’ve come across. Where we’ve received comments from readers on how well a service has worked for them, we’ve included those:

Like what you just read? Get lots more:

Meet the Author


Phyllis has sailed over 40,000 offshore miles with John on their McCurdy & Rhodes 56, Morgan's Cloud, most of it in the high latitudes, and has crossed the Atlantic three times. As a woman who came to sailing as an adult, she brings a fresh perspective to cruising, which has helped her communicate what they do in an approachable way, first in yachting magazines and, for the last 12 years, as co-editor/publisher of AAC.

5 comments… add one
  • Lee Ann Feb 20, 2010, 4:17 pm

    I have used Offshore Passage Opportunities run by Hank Schmitt for Newport to Caribbean and other passages at

  • Dave Skolnick on Auspicious Oct 26, 2010, 11:16 am

    I have used OPO to find crew on several occasions and sailed as crew on some of their deliveries. I’m quite content with my experience there.

  • Paul Mills Mar 6, 2012, 10:49 am

    Hi all,

    I ahve recently been looking for crew from the UK. Crewseekers and findacrew have both worked well, though findacrew has been the better service – with a much more fully fundtioned website


  • Judy Ellerton Sep 21, 2019, 9:54 pm

    Crew Bay is also another option:

    • John Sep 22, 2019, 8:35 am

      Hi Judy,

      Thanks for the heads up on Crew Bay. Have you used them, and if so, how did it work out?

Only logged in members may comment: