Sailing Courses in Greece


Exclusive use of a yacht with private sailing tuition

We offer private tuition sailing courses for couples, families and friends of all abilities. Private tuition means you don’t have to share a boat with people you don’t know. Having your own skipper-instructor on a yacht by yourselves allows us to offer more individual attention than you will receive on a group course. 

Yachts and Prices

We have the widest choice of modern, highly specified and award winning yachts which are the latest models, spacious, comfortable and extremely well equipped with everything you will need onboard, including the all important safety equipment. With a choice of yachts we can offer you the most ideal layout and space. Your skipper-instructor requires a cabin onboard and always becomes a welcome addition on the yachts they sail.

Choose your yacht and add £1300 for your skipper-instructor per week. Yacht prices are per week (not per person) and include exclusive use of a fully equipped modern yacht with private tuition, sailing courses for up to 5 people per yacht with 7 nights onboard, mooring fees on the first and last night at our Lefkas marina base and course completion certification.  Prices don't include fuel used (around £30-£85 per yacht per week), final yacht cleaning, quality bed linen, pillows and towels (£45 per cabin per week) and food and drink for you and your skipper-instructor. Your instructor will need a cabin onboard.

Our Instructors

All our instructors are talented sailors and teachers who have been chosen for their professional and friendly approach. They enjoy sharing their knowledge, experience and enthusiasm for sailing and have taught people of all ages and abilities and will ensure that your sailing tuition in Greece is a valuable learning experience. Your instructor requires a cabin onboard and they always become welcome additions on the yachts they sail.


All RYA sailing courses have a syllabus that you will follow throughout the week.

Whilst the RYA stipulate that courses are run over a minimum of 5 days we usually run them over 6 days and the yacht is available for 7 nights. We set a route so you stay over night in various ports and bays during the week on the various Ionian islands to ensure we cover the course syllabus.

RYA Theory Courses

You can take a classroom based RYA Day Skipper theory course at some RYA Training Centres but you may prefer to take the course online in your own time and at your own pace. Island Sailing customers can access exclusive discounts off online theory courses through our recommended online course provider. Please contact us for more information.

Learn to Sail Holidays with Informal Tuition

If you are looking for a gentle introduction to sailing that offers informal tuition with more time to spend relaxing and enjoying the Greek islands a Learn to Sail holiday offers the perfect balance. Sail with one of our friendly and professional skipper/instructors and get involved sailing the yacht, swimming and snorkeling in bays and sunbathing on deck as much or as little as you want.

More about Learn to Sail Holidays

For more information call us on 0330 088 4744 or email

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