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.

Your sailing holiday adventure begins on the stunning island of Kefalonia. We’ll organise your taxi transfer to the yacht and be there to help you settle in. We’ll then go through the yacht handover which includes a thorough briefing and demonstration covering all aspects of the 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 onboard mobile phone and sail route planning assistance throughout the week.

If you feel you would benefit from some time with our RYA sailing instructor then a Day Refresher course is a great idea and provides a real confidence boost for crew & skipper. We’ll help novice crew with the basics as well as making sure 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

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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