Bareboat Yacht Charter

Bareboat charter is the solution if you want total control of your sailing holiday. With our full support and back-up at all times, we’re certain your sailing adventure will be an unforgettable experience.

We pride ourselves on keeping our prices low, affordable and value for money. Here’s a link to our price page: https://ionianbluesailing.co.uk/yachts-info-prices/

Your Ionian yacht charter holiday begins on stunning Kefalonia. We organise your taxi transfer to the yacht and meet you on board to help you settle in. A thorough briefing/handover is followed by a demonstration covering all aspects of your sailing yacht, particularly safety.

For some, it can be great fun devising your own Ionian yacht charter itinerary. Others might want to discuss their Ionian sailing route with us first. Whatever you decide, we’re available 24/7, with daily weather texts to the on board mobile phone and sail route planning assistance throughout the week.

For recently qualified skippers and crew, chartering a yacht in the Ionian is a fabulous opportunity to gain confidence and quality sea miles. However, we know this can be a nervy experience so a Day Refresher course with a RYA qualified instructor is a great idea and provides a real confidence boost for crew & skipper. Our friendly and enthusiastic approach will teach you the basics and ensure that your skipper gets a grip on the Ionian stern-to mooring techniques. It’s a very flexible, informal & fun day or part-day where you set the pace.

Take a look at our FAQs page for some useful information on preparing for your sailing holiday.

Legal Requirements for Bareboat Yacht Charter

For bareboat sailing yacht charters, Greek law requires that the yacht skipper has at least a RYA Day Skipper or International Certificate of Competence or national equivalent. The port police also recognise any official paper from a sailing school or other relevant organisation that has tested and can verify your sailing ability. Also, one crew member should have some previous sailing experience and be able to handle the yacht in case of emergency.

“I have been meaning to drop you a quick mail to say how much we enjoyed ourselves. Your part was an amazing contribution to the success of our holiday. I have been in and around pleasure boats of all types for forty plus years and am very aware of the efforts it takes to present a boat as well as you managed. Everything worked, every time, every day. A fine recommendation in my book.”

Chris and Ann Cleverley

Latest News

Ionian Yacht Charter Easter Offer

UK flight prices are currently as low as £49 return (London Gatwick to Kefalonia) during April 2020 and we'd like to make yacht chartering in the Ionian even more affordable by offering our fabulous 3 double cabin Bavaria 39 for just £1495 throughout this month. With...

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Free Day Refresher Offer

Save £150 with our fabulous free Day Refresher on all bareboat sailing holidays in May and October. Bareboat charter in the Ionian has long been envied as the perfect way to log your first sea miles skippering or crewing your own yacht and we realise this can be a...

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Now taking bookings for 2020

After a fabulous and busy summer 2019, it's time for the boats to rest up for winter. However, we'll be eager and ready to get going in April 2020 so grab your flights now. London to Kefalonia less than £150 return in May! Late spring is a great time to see the...

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The search for Homer’s Ithaka

Some great reading here if you’re interested in the search for the true location of Odysseus’ homeland. The theory is that the peninsula on the west coast of Kefalonia was a separate island at the time of Odysseus. This would make it a perfect candidate for Odysseus’...

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