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Yacht charter

A yacht charter or bareboat charter means you rent your own monohull or catamaran yacht and sail without any professional crew onboard.  You are responsible for everything on the yacht including sailing, cooking, cleaning and the safety of the passengers onboard. Yacht charter is ideal for:

  • groups of friends or family who want to explore and create their own itinerary
  • sailors who have sailing experience and in some instances have a sailing license

Skippered yacht charter

As a yacht charter but with a professional skipper onboard. Professional skippers offer much more than sailing the yacht, they are the host to the country you are sailing in and can provide the local knowledge enabling you to really experience the local culture and highlights of each destination. Chartering a yacht with a skipper is a great idea if you are:

  • a new or uncertified sailor planning your first yacht charter holiday with your group of friends or family
  • a certified or experienced sailor who would like a more relaxing charter experience with your group of friends or family

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Flotilla charter

Charter your own yacht, but follow a lead yacht on a pre-determined itinerary. A flotilla is a sailing holiday aboard your own yacht, with the safety and local knowledge of a lead yacht crew - as well as a fun race each day! A flotilla is ideal if you: 

  • seek an informative guided and safe vacation following a lead yacht
  • prefer to charter your own yacht for your own private group
  • have the required sailing certification or experience to charter your own yacht
  • enjoy the safety and social camaraderie of sailing with a group of yachts
  • are happy to sail a planned itinerary 
  • enjoy meeting like-minded sociable people while on holiday

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Sailing cruise or cabin charter

A sailing cruise also known as a cabin charter is a sailing vacation where you charter a cabin on a sailing yacht rather than book the whole yacht.  You are onboard  with professional crew as well as other people from all over the world who have also booked just a cabin. Sailing cruises are a great idea if you:

  • enjoy meeting new people
  • want to practice and learn new skills
  • wish to sail without the responsibility of chartering your own yacht
  • like the idea of some inclusive meals

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Luxury yachts

A crewed luxury yacht is a private vessel that can be sail or power with highly trained professional crew chartered for your group. Crewed yachts offer the highest level of luxury and standards of service with attention to the smallest details. Crewed yachts are ideal for:

  • distinguished travellers who wish to travel aboard luxury yachts with the ability to go anywhere
  • corporate events or special occasions such as weddings and anniversaries

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Mini-cruises are small cruise vessels with approximately 20-70 passengers where you pay by the cabin for a more inclusive type of vacation. They include meals and offer good customer service.  Mini-cruises are ideal if you:

  • would prefer not to be with thousands of guests on a cruise liner
  • would like a crewed yacht experience but don't wish to rent your own private crewed yacht
  • want an option between smaller more adventurous sailing charters and larger cruise ship holidays
  • like meeting new people while travelling
  • do not have an interest in sailing

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Need advice?
Our friendly team can help, call us on 1 888 372 7245 (Toll free North America)


Your specialist for sailing holidays in Greece and sailing holidays in Croatia. 20 years experience in yacht charter and flotillas in Greece as well as yacht charter and flotillas in Croatia. We are recognized by the Greek National Tourist Organization US and Canadian offices.

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