Skippered Yacht Charter

If you are looking to relax and discover the Greek islands with family and friends and for those new to sailing a skippered yacht charter is the perfect choice.

What to expect on a skippered yacht charter
  • A 24/7 sea view
  • Swimming off the back of your yacht in warm, clear waters
  • Sail and explore a different island, harbour or bay every day
  • Always a waterfront table or magnificent view, no tourist crowds or queues
  • Spend evenings ashore and enjoy the best tavernas, restaurants and cafes
  • Visit beautiful natural bays only accessible on a yacht for lunch, swimming, snorkelling & relaxing
  • No fixed itineraries – you decide the pace, where to go and when
  • A fun, romantic or relaxing escape
How Does It Work?

Your skipper will sail the yacht around your chosen destination and you can do as much or as little sailing as you like. If you would like to learn to sail your skipper can teach you and if you have sailed before you can sail the yacht if you want to. With their knowledge of the Greek islands your skipper will help you plan the perfect route and visit all the best ports, bays, beaches, restaurants and tavernas.

Our Skippers

All our skippers are friendly, expert sailors with lots of knowledge about the local destinations ensuring you get the most out of your holiday. We have a fantastic mix of male and female skippers in our team from Britain and around Europe who are in their early 20's to mid 30's who have been sailing for many years. They all enjoy sharing their knowledge, experience and enthusiasm for sailing whilst making sure you have a fun and relaxing sailing holiday. If you would like to learn more about sailing our skippers are also great teachers.

Your skipper stays on the yacht with you and will need a cabin onboard so you’ll need to make sure you choose a yacht with enough sleeping space for you and your skipper. You can invite your skipper to dinner or they may stay onboard or pop to one of their favourite tavernas. If you eat without your skipper that's OK, you just need to make sure there's food onboard or you can give them ‘pocket money’ and they’ll only ever be a phone call away should you need them. Our skippers are extremely professional and personable and provide discreet and unobtrusive assistance throughout your yacht charter and always become welcome additions on the yachts they sail.

Sailing Destinations
The Ionian Islands

The Ionian Islands are perfect for fun, relaxed and varied Greek island sailing.  The islands offer safe anchorages in picturesque bays with crystal clear water perfect for swimming and snorkeling. Explore fantastic pretty ports on Kefalonia, Lefkas, Corfu and Paxos and discover everything from the ancient greek mythology of the island of Ithaca to the legendary windsurfing destination of Vasiliki.

More about the Ionian Islands

The Saronic

The Saronic islands and eastern coast of the Peloponnese offers unspoilt beaches, beautiful coastlines together with sleepy picturesque fishing villages, ancient history and vibrant cosmopolitan ports on the islands of Hydra, Spetses and Aegina with waterfront restaurants and chilled out bars which have long been the holiday hideout of the rich and famous. 

More about the Saronic

The Cyclades

The Cyclades islands of Kea, Kithnos, Serifos, Sifnos, Milos, Kimolos and Poliagos resemble what people picture Greece to look like. They are the quintessential Greek islands of picture postcards with white houses on sun drenched hillsides. Further afield to the east and south of Athens discover the remaining Cyclades islands including Paros, Naxos, Mykonos, Ios, Syros and Santorini.

More about the Cyclades

The Yachts

We have the widest choice of very modern, highly specified and award winning yachts and catamarans. The yachts are all the latest models and range in size from 31 feet with 2 cabins to 55 feet with 6 cabins to suit couples, families and groups of friends.

Skipper & Hostess Option

In addition to a skipper you can also have a hostess who can shop for all groceries, cook breakfasts, lunches and up to two evening meals, wash the dishes and keep the kitchen tidy. Not only are they great cooks, our hostesses are also experienced sailors. With lots of local knowledge about the sailing area they can make restaurant recommendations and bookings on your behalf.

Unforgettable Celebrations & Romantic Escapes

A skippered yacht charter makes for an unforgettable celebration or a perfect romantic getaway. With a wide range of yachts to choose from there will be a yacht to suit every requirement and budget.

For more information call us on 0330 088 4744 or email contact@island-sailing.com

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