Family Yacht Charter Holidays

Family friendly yacht charter holidays in Greece

Island Sailing yacht charter holidays are great for all the family. The Greek Ionian islands offer some of the safest sailing areas in the world and are renowned for their unique and varied charm offering something for every age and ideal for family friendly yacht charter holidays.

Modern & Highly Specified Sailing Yachts

Our new yachts are ideal for families with plenty of space on deck and below they are fun and easy to sail. The new Bavaria Cruiser yachts have all the important safety equipment on board and are brand new and immaculately presented with plenty of practical space and storage onboard. All Island Sailing yachts have high quality CD, radio and Ipod ready stereo systems with speakers down below and up in the cockpit. Island Sailing provide dinghies free of charge and an outboard engine is also available on every charter yacht. 

The cockpit space is closed and secure to protect a young family, but can fully open to be an inviting passage to the sea so that we can truly enjoy the places we spend the time to sail to. Certainly as a person with a young family I can say that this enormous swim platform is an area where my family will spend a great amount of time. And as an owner I would be happy to have a 32 foot boat where my whole family can sit side by side with our feet in the water.

Patrick Shaughnessy, Father and President of Farr Yacht Design, designers of the new Bavaria Cruiser range.

Lefkas Marina Yacht Charter Base

Our yacht charter base at Lefkas marina is ideally situated for sailing around both the north and the south Ionian and only a 20 minute direct transfer from our local airport at Preveza. Island Sailing can arrange transfers from and to the airport in air conditioned cars (or minibus for larger families!). As soon as you leave the airport terminal you will be greeted by your driver who will whisk you and your family to our marina base in Lefkas.

Lefkas marina is situated in one of the most calm and safe waters in the Ionian and the marina itself is an ideal base for a family yacht charter holiday with all the services and facilities you will need.

The beautiful outdoor swimming pool and sun terrace at the marina hotel is also available. Particularly if you have a later flight back home on the last day of your holiday the children can have fun in safety whilst parents can relax by the pool and have a cool drink and a snack at the poolside bar  - an ideal way to round off the holiday!  The marina also has a 'kindergarden' play area for smaller children and wireless internet for the older ones!    

The Ionian Sea - perfect sailing conditions for family sailing holidays

The Ionian island sailing areas are perfect for family yachting holidays with so many safe bays to anchor off in and friendly town quays to visit. Greek Ionian sailing conditions are extremely family friendly in the Ionian with light, consistent and steady winds there is plenty of fun sailing to be had without the need to worry about anything too challenging coming your way. The Ionian sea is a great place for children (and adults) to learn to sail and for parents to enjoy the sailing conditions, explore and relax!

Typically winds build about lunchtime and drop again at sunset. This means that you can spend the morning sailing gently to a lunch time stop, such as a secluded bay, and go for a swim or snorkel, have lunch on board and then have some fun sailing to your evening destination. The winds are fairly consistent throughout the Greek Ionian and usually result in a very calm evening, at night the winds usually die right down leaving the water looking like a mill pond.

If you chose a family friendly yacht charter holiday in Greece navigation is simple and stress free and due to the close proximity of the islands dotted throughout the Ionian navigation is predominantly by sight with almost no tide or currents and very few hazards. With brand new, state of the art chartplotters on deck on all the yachts you can concentrate on having fun sailing, swimming, snorkeling or just relaxing in the many beautiful Greek Ionian anchorages!

A warm and friendly Greek Ionian welcome for all the family

The Greek people are some of the most warm and friendly in the world and they absolutely adore children! Wherever you go on your family yacht charter sailing holiday you and your whole family will be welcomed most warmly.

The food in Greece offers something for every taste and is fresh, healthy and wholesome. Fresh fish or pasta, beautiful traditional local cuisine or pizza, not to mention fantastic ice creams for the children and refreshing local beer and regional wines for parents you will find something tasty for all the family.

And, if you want some help in your first few hours or days whilst you wind down and settle into your Greek islands sailing holiday we are always happy to help. If you want advice or information about the best places to explore with the family or would benefit from one of our friendly skippers for as much or as little time as you want just let us know. We can provide fun and friendly tuition in any aspect of Mediterranean sailing including stern to mooring practice and have plenty of ideas on the best places to visit so that you have a fantastic, fun and safe family sailing holiday in Greece.

Flotilla Sailing Holidays

A flotilla sailing holiday gives you flexibility and freedom with the reassurance of having an experienced and knowledgeable lead crew to hand. Sail and explore at your own pace on your own yacht in the Ionian sunshine visiting some of the best anchorages, bays and pretty villages in the specially chosen flotilla routes. At the end of each day arrive at the chosen destination knowing that your lead flotilla crew will be waiting to help you moor up safely.

Click here for more information on flotilla yacht charters - a family flotilla sailing holiday can be a great way to meet other families and have the safety net of a lead boat and lead skipper during your sailing holiday in the Ionian.

If you have any questions or need any advice about family friendly yacht charter holidays in Greece call us on 0330 088 4744  or 0044(0)7535301444 or email