Bareboat Yacht Charter

Bareboat Yacht Charter

Ionian Islands

On a bareboat yacht charter you sail the boat yourself and explore the Ionian islands of Greece with your family or friends.

A bareboat yacht charter allows you to sail your own route around the many beautiful Ionian islands with the freedom to explore and discover something new each day. The marina bases at Lefkas and Corfu are just 20 minutes' transfer away from the airports and have all the shops and services you need at the start and end of your yacht charter.

We have the widest selection of latest model monohull and catamaran yachts from 31 feet with 2 cabins to 51 feet with 6 cabins. 

What Support do you get

We offer support and advice to all our bareboat customers. Our base teams are on hand at the start of your charter and will be waiting to catch your lines at the end. 

  • We can organise your transfers to and from the local airport to the marina yacht base.
  • You have 24/7 communication with the base team via radio or phone and in the unlikely event of you needing support, backup is provided.
  • Local weather information.
  • Plan your own routes or ask us for suggestions and advice on the sailing area from the best anchorages and beaches and mooring advice to great restaurants, tavernas, cafes and bakeries and local shops facilities.
  • You will receive a comprehensive handover of your yacht including its operation and all of the equipment aboard.
  • You will have a comprehensive sailing guide to the area and all necessary charts and navigation aids including on-deck chart plotter.

The Yachts

All the yachts are the latest models including brand new yachts with good specifications and are fully equipped and include:

  • Large bathing platforms with swim ladder and deck shower
  • Bimini sunshade and sprayhood
  • Autopilot & cockpit chart plotter
  • Bow thruster (on most yachts 40'+)
  • Electric anchor windlass
  • Optional air conditioning on large monohulls & catamarans
  • In-mast furling mainsail or slab reefed mainsail 
  • Stereo radio & CD player, MP3, AUX, USB + external cockpit speakers
  • Bed linen, pillows and yacht towels
  • Dinghy tender, optional outboard engine & optional stand up paddleboards (SUP's)
Sailing Area & Mooring

The Ionian Islands sailing area has something to offer most sailors from relaxing island hops to longer, more exhilarating sailing days. As distances between the main cluster of islands are fairly 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 of the Ionian islands offer longer passages. You can easily explore the North or South Ionian islands from the Ionian yacht bases and, especially for those on a two week charter you can visit the islands in both the north and the south Ionian.

Mooring around the Greek islands is usually free. Mooring at the full-service marina yacht base at Lefkas and Corfu plus power and water is included in the yacht charter price. During your charter you will generally moor each night in a small harbour or town quay without charge. There are also some bays where you can moor for free and take your dinghy ashore. There are only a handful of places in the entire sailing area where mooring fees are due and we can advise you of these before you set sail.

Qualifications

To sail a yacht bareboat Greek Maritime Law requires you to have a sailing license issued by the state authority of the country that you are coming from.  

With previous experience sailing on a similar size yacht the skipper should be assisted by at least one competent member of crew over 18 years of age. The skipper should be competent at handling a yacht in close quarters, anchoring and mooring in varying conditions and be able to use navigation and pilotage skills to plan the day’s sailing and know your position at any time.

 

For more information

Call us on 0330 088 4744 or

Email contact@island-sailing.com

 

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