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There are few things as great and wonderous as a trip at sea. Breathing in the sea air, hearing the sound of waves crashing against the boat, and the pull of the wind has few comparisons to describe just how astonishing it feels. The only real way to understand many of these sailing quotes or sonnets written at sea, are to experience the open water for yourself!

If you are an experienced sailor looking to caption your trip out at sea, or even if you aren’t a sailor and just want a nice caption for your sea photo, then we got you! The following is a list of the best sailing quotes and captions from around the internet for your Instagram pics!

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Sailing Quotes for Instagram

Whether you’re here to find a sailing quote to caption an Instagram pic or just searching for some sailing inspiration, these are some of the best quotes on sailing from around the internet! Let me know if you have some that aren’t on this list that should be added!

“In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take.” —Lewis Carroll

“You can. You should. And if you are brave enough to start, you will.” —Stephen King

“The sea is the same as it has been since before men ever went on it in boats.” – Ernest Hemingway

“You haven’t lived until you’ve sailed.” – David Sedaris, Theft by Finding: Diaries

“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” – Jacques Yves Cousteau

“To young men contemplating a voyage, I would say GO.” – Joshua Slocum

“A man is never lost at sea.” – Ernest Hemingway

“I was amazed that what I needed to survive could be carried on my back. And, most surprising of all, that I could carry it.”—Cheryl Strayed

“Land was created to provide a place for boats to visit.” —Brooks Atkinson

“The cure for anything is saltwater – sweat, tears, or the sea.” – Isak Dinesen

“There is nothing more enticing, disenchanting, and enslaving than the life at sea.” – Joseph Conrad

“Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be Pirates.” – Mark Twain

“I am the master of my fate. I am the captain of my soul.” —William Ernest Henley

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” – Ernest Hemingway

“A ship in harbour is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” – John A. Shedd

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So, throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

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Inspirational Sailing Quotes

Sailing is one of the most thrilling and inspirational activities!  If you want to describe your adventure with some inspirational posts then these are the ones for you!

“A bad day sailing is 100 times better than a good day at work.” – Anonymous

“How inappropriate it is to call this planet Earth, when clearly it is Sea.” —Arthur C. Clarke

“To be successful at sea we must keep things simple.” – Pete Culler

“To reach a port we must set sail – Sail, not tie at anchor. Sail, not drift.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

“The days pass happily with me wherever my ship sails.” – Joshua Slocum

“A sailor is an artist whose medium is the wind. Live passionately, even if it kills you, because something is going to kill you anyway.” ―Webb Chiles

“No literature is richer than that of the sea. No story is more enthralling, no tradition is more secure.” – Felix Riesenberg

“No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.”—Helen Keller

“On a day when the wind is perfect, the sail just needs to open and the world is full of beauty.” —Rumi

“They that go down to the sea in ships, and occupy their business in great waters; these men see the works of the Lord; and His wonders in the deep.” – Book of Common Prayer

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Adventurous Sailing Quotes

“The art of the sailor is to leave nothing to chance.” – Annie Van De Wiele

“The most challenging times bring us the most empowering lessons.”—Karen Salmansohn

“There is nothing more enticing, disenchanting, and enslaving than the life at sea.” ―Joseph Conrad

“The sea speaks a language polite people never repeat. It is a colossal scavenger slang and has no respect.” ―Carl Sandburg

“The sea hates a coward.” – Eugene O’Neill

“A sailor is an artist whose medium is the wind.” – Webb Chiles

“I wanted freedom, open air and adventure. I found it on the sea.” – Alaine Gerbault

“He that will not sail till all dangers are over must never put to sea.” – Dr Thomas Fuller

“There are ships much bigger and heavier than ours sitting at the bottom of The Bay of Biscay. Don’t think for a minute that wasn’t on my mind.” —Michelle Segrest

“The wind and the waves are always on the side of the ablest navigator.” – Edmund Gibbon

“It’s in moments like these that you forget how soothing the sea can be, and you remember its power and force.” —Michelle Segrest

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