PRIVATE SKIPPERED YACHT CHARTER IONIAN

Book a professional skipper to join you on board and enjoy a truly stress-free sailing holiday.

Experience a lavish journey around the breathtaking
Ionian islands with our skippered yacht charters.

Private skippered yacht charters are a great option for those lacking the necessary licensing for a bareboat charter, beginners (recently licensed) who are looking to gain confidence with the backup of a professional captain, as well as experienced and certified sailors wanting to simply relax and have someone else be responsible for the navigation, sailing and mooring of the boat. Bigger catamarans are often only offered on a skippered basis, with a permanent skipper on board, making them an ideal option for luxury skippered charter vacations.

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
5
Dufour 48
Brand New
Dufour 48
New Arrival
3D Tour
Charter Type: Skippered
Yacht Type: Catamaran
Name: Orfeas
Lefkas
14,70 M
10 + 2
4
Charter Type: Crewed
Yacht Type: Catamaran
Name: Blue Velvet
Lefkas
15,84 M
12 + 2
6

What you can expect from skippered sailing holiday packages

  1. Your skipper will be responsible for all aspects of the navigation, sailing and mooring, as well as the safety of the boat and guests on board. As your safety and comfort will be your skipper’s top priority, they may need to make changes to the initially agreed itinerary based on prevailing weather conditions and/or other potential hazards. Long story short your skipper will take the burden off your shoulders, so that you can have a truly relaxing time on board without any worries or stress.
  2. As professional skippers are mostly locals, you can expect your skipper to act as a “local guide” too (to the extent that they can) providing useful area information, historical insights, swim stop and restaurant recommendations etc.
  3. Our professional skippers are highly trained individuals who have an in-depth knowledge of our yachts down to the last detail – so you won’t have to! Your skipper will be your first point of contact for anything you may need during your holiday. If you have any questions at all about the boat and its equipment, all you have to do is ask.
  4. Private skippered yacht charters are a great option both for those looking to completely sit back and enjoy the holiday as well as those looking to gain some knowledge and experience by participating in sailing and navigation tasks under the supervision of the skipper. With a skippered boat rental you can be as involved as you want; just make sure you clearly discuss your preferences with your skipper at the check in so that they can adapt accordingly.
  5. The itinerary of a private yacht charter is completely flexible and will be created by your skipper based on your needs and preferences. During the check-in your skipper will ask about how you had imagined your sailing holiday to look like, any places on your must see list, others you’d like to avoid and any special requests (i.e. avoid crowded places) and adapt the route to match your group’s wishes. Please kindly note that the skipper may need to make changes to the initial itinerary based on prevailing weather conditions and/or any other unforeseen parameters he believes may threaten the safety and comfort of the people on board.

What you should keep in mind when considering a skippered yacht charter

  1. You will need to allocate one of the cabins to your skipper and he will need access to one of the bathrooms, so picking the right size of boat with the right layout and adequate accommodation is essential.
  2. You will also be expected to take care of the skipper’s meals throughout the day. This can be in the form of if you cook for yourself you make sure there is an extra portion (that does not mean that he has to eat at the same table as you or at the same time), take him out to dinner with you (if you feel comfortable), make sure there is food on board for him to prepare and eat while you dine ashore, or agree to pay for his meals as an allowance. This is very flexible and you can discuss with the skipper while on board too to decide how you want to handle this.
  3. You can expect to pay approximately 190 EUR per day for your skipper (depending on current price lists and VAT regulations). Tipping is not obligatory in Greece, yet it is greatly appreciated, especially when you are satisfied by the service provided by your skipper. We recommend tipping approximately 10% of the charter fee.
  4. If you are a licensed sailor yourself and would like to get familiar with the boat and sailing region before enjoying a bareboat charter, you can also look into “assisted sailing” where you can have a skipper on board with you for a day or a few hours.

Summing up a skippered sailboat or catamaran charter is an ideal choice for those looking for a hassle free holiday, where the worry and responsibility can be shifted to a highly trained and certified individual. Find out more by speaking with one of our yacht charter consultants at info@ioniancatamarans.com.

Our skippered yacht charter destinations

Experience the ultimate private voyage through the Ionian Sea with our skippered yacht charters. Discover hidden bays and picturesque villages, and indulge in the serene beauty of turquoise waters surrounded by lush green and emerald hues of secluded beaches, accessible only by yacht.

Explore the Corfu Sailing Guide and Lefkas Sailing Guide for insider tips on the best spots to visit. Chartering a skippered yacht will allow you to fully immerse yourself in the stunning views, crystal-clear waters, and enchanting island scenery of the Mediterranean. With a full crew at your disposal, you can relax and savour every moment of your holiday with a captain.

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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