Skippered Yacht Charter

Fri, 23/09/2011

Skippered sailing holidays has proved extremely popular during the 2011 sailing season in Greece and Island Sailing are pleased to be able to offer some wonderful yachts for skippered yacht charter in 2012.

Chartering your own private yacht with a skipper with family or friends allows you to sail, relax and unwind. A skippered yacht charter offers a unique and memorable way to celebrate a special occasion and a perfect way to relax and escape in the beautiful Ionian Islands. If you want to learn to sail or develop your yachting experience your skipper can give informal and relaxed tuition. You can do as much or as little sailing as you like on your own private yacht and enjoy your skippered sailing holiday with plenty of time to explore the beautiful Ionian islands of Greece, to swim in the crystal clear waters and relax in the sunshine.

Our skippered yacht charter customers in 2011 have ranged from couples to large family groups with ages ranging from very young children through to more mature adults still young at heart! Special birthdays and anniversaries have been celebrated on board, many customers have learned more about sailing and others have simply enjoyed sunbathing, reading and relaxing onboard a lovely sailing yacht! During 2011 a mixed land and sea based holiday (or 'Shore & Sail' holiday) has proved a popular choice and customers have enjoyed a week’s villa holiday followed by a week skippered sailing holiday.

Whether it’s your honeymoon, wedding anniversary, birthday or special celebration a private yacht charter makes for an unforgettable celebration or a perfect romantic getaway. With a wide range of yachts to choose from there will be a perfect yacht to suit your requirements and your budget. Skippered yachts include the brand new Bavaria 45 cruiser, Jeanneau 45DS and Jeanneau 42DS and for couples and smaller families the new Bavaria 36 cruiser or Bavaria 32 cruiser have been a popular choice.

A skippered yacht charter offers:

  • Total Privacy - no strangers, just you and your friends or family doing whatever you like!
  • A romantic and relaxing escape
  • A unique and memorable way to celebrate a special occasion be it a honeymoon, engagement, birthday or anniversary
  • Water Sports - enjoy snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, kayaking ... or just lay back in the sunshine and relax!
  • Affordable prices - comparable to a land-based resort holiday, but with a new bay or beach every day, always a waterfront table or magnificent view, no crowds or queues, and you only unpack once!
  • No fixed itineraries - you control the pace, deciding where to go and when
  • The skipper does the work- but you’re welcome to help with the sailing or even have informal tuition during your holiday
  • Your professional skipper can tailor your yacht charter holiday to suit your lifestyle and interests

To find out more about a skippered yacht charter holiday in Greece call or email Island Sailing on 0330 088 4744 or 0044 (0)7535 792374 or

Call or email us for more information about a 'Shore & Sail' holiday.