Enjoy flexible sailing holidays based on your needs and preferences.

Do whatever you want and sail wherever you want, at your own pace
with our bareboat yacht charters.

A bareboat yacht charter is essentially a private holiday where the boat is chartered by a licensed individual without the need for any professional crew on board. This charter type is ideal for those who want to enjoy complete freedom and flexibility during their holiday

Royal Denship 85
Royal Denship 85
New Arrival
Charter Type: Crewed
Yacht Type: Motor Yacht
Name: Stella 117
Corfu - Lefkas
25 M
8 + 4
Lagoon 560
Lagoon 560
New Arrival
Charter Type: Crewed
Yacht Type: Catamaran
Model: Lagoon 560
Corfu - Lefkas
17,08 M
10 + 3
Dufour 48
Brand New
Dufour 48
New Arrival
3D Tour
Charter Type: Skippered
Yacht Type: Catamaran
Name: Orfeas
14,70 M
10 + 2
Charter Type: Crewed
Yacht Type: Catamaran
Name: Blue Velvet
15,84 M
12 + 2

Advantages of a bareboat yacht charter

Bareboat sailing vacation packages allow you to be adaptable based on your group’s needs and preferences. You can truly “take the helm” and plan the itinerary yet also have the freedom to make changes as needed i.e. stay an extra night in the same port or skip one of the overnight stops completely.That said, Ionian Catamarans does have recommended routes and sailing guides for inspiration for all of our sailing destinations – please do feel free to speak with our yacht charter consultants.

Keep on reading: Explore the Corfu Sailing Guide and Lefkas Sailing Guide for insider tips on the best spots to visit.

Another benefit of a bareboat yacht charter is the opportunity to truly bond with your family and friends and enjoy an intimate holiday uninterrupted by “strangers” on board. Without any crew members running around, you can truly relax and enjoy the company of your loved ones.

On the same note, not needing any crew members on board means you won’t have to take a larger boat with additional crew cabins. You can pick a boat with just the right size for your group and make the most of all accommodation options on board.

Opting for a bareboat sailboat or catamaran charter does not mean that you won’t have our support with organising your holiday down to the last detail. The Ionian Catamarans team will gladly help you book airport transfers, organise your provisioning and order any optional extras you may need, such as water toys and WiFi. 

Licensing requirements for a bareboat sailing holiday.

The only thing you will need to enjoy a private bareboat yacht charter is the right licensing. To charter bareboat in Greece, the local authorities require one licensed person on board (a.k.a. the skipper) and a co-skipper with previous sailing experience.

As of today, the Greek authorities have not published a list of specific licenses that are acceptable by them, which means that it is up to the local port authorities to decide whether one’s license is adequate for a bareboat yacht charter. Most licenses that are translated to English and have no limitations are usually accepted, however, we do recommend that charterers upgrade their license to the ICC (International Certificate of Competence) as this is widely accepted around Greece. This is a very easy and straightforward procedure – most licensed sailors just need to apply online.

If you are unsure about the eligibility of your sailing license, please kindly email a copy of it to your Ionian Catamarans yacht charter consultant, and we will check and advise accordingly.

On a side note, if you have the right license to charter bareboat and just want a few hours or one day with a professional skipper on board to help you get familiar with the exact boat and sailing region, we can organise that for you in the form of “assisted sailing”. Please do not hesitate to ask!

Are you ready for the holiday of a lifetime on board one of our top-of-the-line sailing yachts and catamarans? Get in touch with our team today at or simply use our Enquiry Form to let us know how we can help you organise your dream sailing holiday and let’s start planning! 🙂

Popular questions answered.

Why should I charter a luxury yacht?

Chartering a luxury Ionian yacht is the perfect way to experience the stunning views, crystal clear waters and enchanting villages of this part of the Mediterranean. Whether you ‘re looking for complete relaxation or adventure, by hopping from one picturesque setting to another, our team promises you the once-in-a-lifetime experience you deserve. Not only that, we also provide top quality services and amenities for your safety and comfort every step of the way!

Holidays aboard a luxury yacht in the Ionian Islands

Imagine spending luxurious days sailing around the Ionian Islands aboard a fully-cripted and equipped yacht. With a professional crew on hand to provide top quality services, you can explore hidden gems and stunningly beautiful beaches, discover cultural attractions and ancient ruins, or just relax in the sun while swimming in crystal blue waters. No matter what activities you choose to do, your holidays aboard a luxury yacht in the Ionian Islands will be sure to create lifelong memories.

Luxury Yacht Charter Corfu & Lefkas: What makes it special?

Chartering a private yacht in the Ionian Sea is truly an exclusive experience. Along with the unsurpassed level of comfort and luxury you’ll find onboard, you’ll have the freedom to explore beautiful bays and bustling boat-friendly villages. A chartered yacht also allows for direct access to unbelievably secluded beaches – helping you escape from your everyday life and relax in paradise. With so much on offer, chartering a luxury yacht provides an unforgettable journey through some of the most beautiful destinations in Greece.

Rent an ionian yacht charter with a crew

If you want to make your charter vacation truly stress-free, consider a yacht rental with a crew. Our fleets come complete with an experienced captain an helpful crew members who’ll take care of everything from the planning and preparation to housekeeping services. With our expert team on-board, you can enjoy all the comforts of being on an exclusive yacht charter without the hassle of navigation or maintenance. Enjoy these luxurious Ionian Sea charters in complete relaxation and luxury!

Learn to sail on a Luxury Yacht Charter in the Ionian Sea.

Experience an ultimate sailing adventure by chartering a luxurious yacht in the Ionian Sea. Learn the basics or refine your skills with the help of our experienced captain and crew. Our yacht charters include all the amenities you need for a comfortable and enjoyable journey, and our professional team will ensure your safety as you explore the beautiful Ionian Sea in comfort. Whether you are a new sailor or just improving on existing skills, this is you chance to have an unforgettable sailing experience.

Talk with Vassia, our Yacht Charter Specialist.

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