Distant Shores

The Sailing Adventure TV Series

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Are you dreaming of a sailing cruise to "Distant Shores"? Planning to charter in exotic destinations? Investigating the sailing life as a lifestyle for your future?

The Distant Shores sailing adventure series covers some of the worlds best sailing destinations. Episodes are available as high quality HD Video downloads on Vimeo on Demand. You can watch the trailer for free - press "Watch Trailer" or buy individual episodes at just $2.99. Or you can buy individual Seasons or the whole series as a "Super Pack". See the trailer below for the Super-Pack.
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The Shards put together a great show! It's a wonderful way to see the world with a great insight into the crusing lifestyle. Top notch entertainment that will keep you wanting more Well done indeed!
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Season 10 - Advance Season Pass Available

Do you dream of sailing the Caribbean or Bahamas? Are you planning a tropical cruising adventure or charter holiday? Need inspiration to get your crew ready to sail these exotic islands? Come along on board Distant shores II as we explore the Southern Caribbean at Grenada and the Grenadines. Starting with the magic of a Grenadian summer we cruise the southern Caribbean. Carnival is an exciting event in this lush island, and we also explore in the rain forests with a local running club. Then its off to the Grenadines, visiting Carriacou, Petit Martinique and Union Island before heading to cruising hotspots, the Tobago Cays and Bequia. Episode 4 starts with an exciting three-day passage from the BVI to the Turks & Caicos before sailing the shallow Caicos Banks. Episode 5 features some of the most beautiful waters we have ever seen as we take you to the most remote Bahamian islands, and investigate blue holes in George Town Exuma. Plus shallow water hints for the Bahamas Out-Islands and much more!
This season is still in production so a "Season's Pass" is available giving access to all the episodes when they come out (there will be 13 episodes in all).
Note there are 2 versions of each episode - one in 720HD and one in full 1080 (slower download) as well as streaming and SD versions.
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Season 9 - All 13 Shows available now for HD Download

Join global adventurers, Paul and Sheryl Shard, on one of their most diverse voyages ever starting with small historic canals, a Mediterranean cruise, a transatlantic passage and island-hopping in the Caribbean. The voyage begins on the north coast of France as they sail up the River Seine to Paris then transit the inland waterways through wine country south to the Mediterranean Sea. Leaving the Med they sail out into the Atlantic Ocean down the coast of Morocco to Rabat to explore the charms of this medieval port as well as Fez. Then offshore passages begin as the Shards sail out into the Atlantic to the Canary Islands which becomes the jumping off point for a transatlantic crossing where they join the Atlantic Rally for Cruising Sailors (ARC). 2800 nm later they arrive in St Lucia and begin a winter sailing to tropical Caribbean Isles. Includes the British Virgin Islands, a voyage to Saint Martin for Carnival, lush Dominica and dealing with a tropical storm in Martinique.
The season includes 13 Episodes.
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Season 8 - All 13 Shows available for HD Download

Here are Season 8 episodes on Vimeo on Demand. $19.99. You can watch the trailer for free - press "Watch Trailer" or buy individual episodes at just $2.99.
Season 8: Ireland, Scotland, Norway and Brittany Coast
International cruising sailors and filmmakers, Paul and Sheryl Shard, take you on a voyage north to the Emerald Isle. Then on to Scotland, where they cross the Crinan and Caledonian Canals and into Loch Ness. Next it’s north to the rugged Shetland Islands where they explore the northernmost British Isles. Midsummer means a passage to the beautiful Norwegian coastline to investigate Viking heritage and sail into the amazing Fjords.
Sailing back south we visit historic Orkney before heading to the whisky island of Islay and the Isle of Man. With winter’s approach it’s time to visit the Brittany Coast of France, a sailor’s paradise.

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Season 6 - All 13 Shows available for HD Download

Here are Season 6 episodes on Vimeo on Demand. Just $19.99. You can watch the trailer for free - press "Watch Trailer" or buy individual episodes at just $2.99.
Season 6: If you are planning a trip south down the coast of the USA to Florida the Bahamas or the Caribbean this is for you! We voyage from Lake Ontario down the Erie Canal to New York City, then hop down the ICW bound for Florida. Along the way we meet the Caribbean 1500 Rally and talk to them about their plans for the direct Caribbean Route from Norfolk. We stay on the ICW to Beaufort, then jump to Charleston and Florida before crossing the Gulf Stream to the Bahamas. Then we jump offshore to Antigua and enjoy Caribbean cruising for a few months before returning to Eleuthera and the Abacos in the Bahamas in spring. Includes adventure in the Chesapeake Bay as well as a special episode called “Secret Places” with some hints for travellers to get the best from their trips!
Includes information on planning your own voyage on the Intracoastal Waterway and the Erie Canal. Saba, Montserrat, Barbuda and the Saintes as well as the lovely St Martin, Antigua and St Barts in the Caribbean Leeward Islands are covered in the shows as well as the Chesapeake Bay, Abacos and Eleuthera.
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Season 5 - All 13 Shows available for HD Download

Here are Season 5 episodes on Vimeo on Demand. Just $19.99. You can watch the trailer for free - press "Watch Trailer" or buy individual episodes at just $2.99.
Season 5: The Med to the Caribbean & Bahamas - 13 Episodes X 24 Minutes
Sailing adventure continues in Season 5 of the Distant Shores series with international cruisers, Paul and Sheryl Shard. In this series the Shards conclude their cruise of the Mediterranean by sailing the west coast of Italy, visit Sicily, then sell their boat in Malta. In the search for the new go-anywhere cruising boat they visit the London Boat Show, charter a catamaran in the Virgin Islands, then have their new Southerly 42 sailboat built in England where they begin a new adventure sailing south to Madeira, Canary Islands, then transatlantic to the Caribbean and the out islands of the Bahamas. Also includes an episode on the Trent-Severn Waterway in Canada.
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Season 4 - All 13 Shows available for HD Download

Here are Season 4 episodes on Vimeo on Demand. Just $19.99. You can watch the trailer for free - press "Watch Trailer" or buy individual episodes at just $2.99.
Season 4: Cruising in the Middle East - 13 Episodes X 24 Minutes
Set sail for exotic destinations in the Middle East. We join members of the Levante Basin Rally aboard cruising sailboats and motor yachts to explore the startlingly beautiful countries of the rising sun. The adventure begins with a passage from Turkey to Cyprus. Then on to ancient Mediterranean ports in Syria, Lebanon, and Israel, where Crusader castles still guard the harbours and in Jordan where Nabatean temples guard the entrance to a hidden valley. A transit of the Suez Canal bridges the gap to the Red Sea where in Egypt we dive on shipwrecks, anchor off remote desert islands, and make a 3-day trip down the Nile River aboard a traditional lateen-rigged sailboat called a felucca to see the Pyramids. Enlightening encounters as we approach the historic cities and temples of these Holy Lands by boat.
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Season 3 - All 13 Shows available for SD Download

Here are Season 3 episodes on Vimeo on Demand. Just $17.99. You can watch the trailer for free - press "Watch Trailer" or buy individual episodes at just $1.99.
Season 3: Greek Islands and Turkey - 13 Episodes X 24 Minutes
Paul and Sheryl Shard sail their 37-foot sailboat north along the west coast of Turkey to Istanbul then explore the northern Greek Islands of Lesvos, Samos, Chios, Patmos and more. They then head to the southern coast of Turkey visiting Marmaris and the Turquoise Coast, finishing back in Greece to explore Rhodes. Includes segments on exploring inland, island culture and "stern-to" mooring.
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Season 2 - 13 Shows available for SD Download

Here are Season 2 episodes on Vimeo on Demand. Just 17.99. You can watch the trailer for free - press "Watch Trailer" or buy individual episodes at just $1.99.
Season 2: Croatia, Italy and the Greek Islands to Turkey - 13 Episodes X 24 Minutes
The voyage into the Mediterranean continues in Distant Shores Series 2 when Paul and Sheryl head through the Straits of Messina to the Aeolian Island of Italy, then around Italy's south coast into the Adriatic Sea to explore the Croatian coast, then north to Venice. Next its on to the Ionian Islands of Greece and through the Corinth Canal into the Aegean Sea finishing in Bodrum in Turkey.

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Season 1 - All 13 Shows available for SD Download

Here are Season 1 episodes on Vimeo on Demand. Just 17.99. You can watch the trailer for free - press "Watch Trailer" or buy individual episodes at just $1.99.
Season 1: WESTERN & CENTRAL MEDITERRANEAN - 13 Episodes X 24 Minutes
Entering the Mediterranean Sea through the Straits of Gibraltar, the Shards take you to the Pillars of Hercules, first in Gibraltar (Europe) and Ceuta (Africa) then continue along the south coast of Spain to cruise the Balearic Islands where they end the season wintering in the island of Menorca. Highlights include diving on a shipwreck in the Straits of Gibraltar, haul-out in Spain, recovery of a shipwrecked sailor, and a humorous feature on "How to be a Nudist" in the Balearic Islands. Next its an overnight passage to Sardinia, through the Strait of Bonifacio stopping at the Island of Corsica, then south to the volcanic island of Pantelleria. In October they arrive in Tunisia and voyage through the Sahara by camels. Next stop is Sicily before a rough sail to the island republic of Malta to hide from winter storms. Highlights include tips on watch-keeping and passagemaking, navigating the Strait of Bonifacio, and dealing with culture shock and foreign markets.

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Cruising the Bahamas - SD Download

Here is Cruising the Bahamas on Vimeo on Demand. Just 15.00. You can watch the trailer for free - press "Watch Trailer". Also available to rent for $5
If you’re dreaming of a cruise to the beautiful islands of the Bahamas this delightful film will whet your appetite for adventure while providing valuable tips for a safe and enjoyable voyage. The Shards take you to their favorite anchorages, show how to read the colour of the water, interpret the weather, and demonstrate techniques for anchoring and piloting the shallow waters of the Bahamas using unique underwater footage. 1-hour
This is a Classic video and is available in SD quality (not HD) for rental or purchase. It is still one of our most popular DVDs for the numerous "piloting in shallow water" segments


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One year ago for my birthday I got the Distant Shores Super Pack. We have watched every episode - together. Probably nothing has helped us come together (as a family) on a vision more than that experience. We have learned a lot, talked a lot, and enjoyed your wonderful show.
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