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Bareboat Charter Ionian

Sail the Ionian Islands


The Island Sailing team combines unrivalled experience with specialist expertise in every area of yachting to provide a first-class, personalised service. We offer support and advice to all our bareboat customers. The Ionian base teams are on hand from the start of your charter and will be waiting to catch your lines at the end.

The Ionian Islands

Explore the major Ionian islands of Kefalonia, Lefkas, Ithaca, Zakynthos, Corfu and Paxos, as well as more than twenty smaller islands and the unspoilt Greek mainland, with its own array of beautiful villages, harbours and bays. Distinguished by flat seas, lush green landscapes, safe anchorages in bays encircled by olive groves and pine trees. The Ionian Islands sailing area is renowned for perfect and consistent sailing conditions and offers something for everyone – perfect for fun and relaxed sailing holidays.

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What is it like to sail in the Ionian?

The Ionian Islands of Greece are renowned for perfect sailing conditions with plenty of wind for exciting bareboat charters in the sunshine. The Ionian is ideal for sailors of all abilities, and although it is one of the safest and most calm charter destinations there is still plenty of wind for fun sailing adventures. As distances between the main cluster of islands are short you don’t have to sail for hours at a time if you don’t want to. For more adventurous sailors the northern and southern extremities offer longer sailing days as you catch the exhilarating afternoon winds.

What is the weather like?

The Ionian islands are blessed with a truly lovely climate. During the summer months the weather is consistently warm both day and night. Fantastic summer sailing holiday weather can be enjoyed from May until October when you can expect long, sunny days with very little chance of rain. Seasonal winds keep air fresh and are perfect for sailing. During April, October and November whilst milder it’s usually pleasant and often lovely and warm, some rain showers with plenty of sunshine.

Finding your way around the Ionian Islands

Navigation in the Ionian islands is simple and stress free and due to the close proximity of the islands is predominantly by sight with almost no tide or currents and very few hazards. We can suggest route plans and itineraries and let you know about of all our favourite spots.

The Ionian Yachts

Brilliant Boats & Cool Catamarans

Find your Perfect Yacht

We have the widest choice of thoughtfully selected modern yachts built by renowned yacht makers including Beneteau, Bavaria, Jeanneau, Dufour and Hanse and catamarans from Lagoon, Fountaine Pajot and Bali.


We know from experience what specifications and options make for a great charter yacht. There’s a choice of classic slab reefed mainsail or in-mast furling, if you prefer bow thrusters, many of the yachts over 40 feet have them. All yachts have wheel steering and most over 38 feet are twin helm. All yachts have a bimini sunshade in the cockpit and remote control electric anchor windlass. Many of the larger yachts and catamarans also have extras like electric winches, additional large fridges, coffee machines, on-deck drinks coolers and even on deck BBQ’s!


Listen to your favourite music onboard your yacht whilst sailing and relaxing both above and below deck with the latest maritime music systems onboard. Use your devices, cameras and video cameras and keep them charged wherever possible with various AUX and USB ports and charging points. Many of the yachts also offer optional onboard wi-fi if you need to stay connected on charter. All of the yachts have the latest colour GPS chartplotters (as well as the paper charts of course!).


All of the modern, latest generation yachts we offer are designed with sunny Mediterranean and Caribbean sailing in mind. That’s why they all have light and airy designs with plenty of opening hatches, port lights and windows to let the fresh summer breezes circulate around your yacht. In addition, many of the yachts have small cabin fans, some also have these in the salon areas too. Many yachts over 47 feet and the majority of catamarans also have air conditioning and a generator.


In addition to your beautiful yacht – the ultimate ‘water toy’; all boats come with a dinghy tender and optional outboard engine for exploring coves and little beaches and getting to shore when anchored in a pretty bay. Almost every yacht offers a modern, wide sunbathing platform and on the larger yachts these are often electrically operated. Most yachts also have additional water toys you can hire such as stand-up paddle boards (SUP’s) or kayaks.

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Find out more about Bareboat Yacht Charter in the Ionian. More than just experts, we have lived, worked, sailed and explored the Ionian islands for decades.

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