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A yacht charter is the perfect option for families or small groups wanting to have the freedom to explore the Greek islands independently.

All our yachts are based in various bases in Greece, such as Athens, Corfu, Lefkas, Mykonos, Santorini, Rhodes and others. Our experienced local skippers are available for hire with the yacht if you don’t have a qualified crew member. Hiring your own sailing yacht provides you with a unique way to see Greece, a country with one of the longest coastline and many scattered islands around. If you enjoy one destination, feel free to stay longer – its your trip so you decide and we are happy to oblige!

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Hiring a Skipper!

When charting a yacht you have a choice between hiring a qualified Sail in Greece skipper, or with the correct license skippering yourself. Hiring a skipper allows you to relax on your holiday without worrying about navigating the yacht as the skipper will do all the hard work for you.

Skipper your own yacht next summer!

Our skippers are qualified RYA (or equivalent) trained and are more than happy to have a helping hand out at sea and also teach guests what they need to know. Sailing a yacht on your own can be difficult so our skippers can show you the tricks so that you can help them out as well as learn how to sail yourself.

FAQ

This depends on your group size as the larger your group the larger the yacht. Select your preferred departure and then sort the results by yacht capacity and this will sort the yachts from minimum to maximum capacity.

Yes, you can learn to sail the yacht! Our qualified skipper will be happy to show you the ropes and instruct you on sailing so that by the end of the week you will have learnt something new!

No, If you have a valid Skipper license & VHF license, you are welcome to skipper your own yacht! Please ensure your qualifications match those available in the below list. If you are unsure whether your qualification is acceptable, please contact our team immediately. It is essential that you email through a copy to careers@sail-ingreece.com prior to your departure as we need to register you with the relevant port authorities.

Please note: It is fine to take a photo of the Skipper’s license on your mobile device and send this to us prior to your departure, however you will need to provide the original (hard copy) license and/or certificate upon check in and carry this with you throughout the duration of the charter. This process helps to avoid any delays on your departure day, and is a legal requirement of chartering a vessel in Greece.

Normally in one of the cabins. If these are full then they will often sleep in the salon of the yacht has a couch that folds into a bed for the night.

Yes a security deposit is required when you check-in for your yacht. This is a hold on your credit card and is released after the yacht is returned, so long as no incidents occurred.

You’ll want to start your week by stocking your boat with food and drink – your skipper will be able to advise you of the best place to shop. It’s customary to pay for your skipper’s expenses for the week, including water taxis, meals and drinks. You’ll also have to pay a local tax for every person on your boat (including skipper & hostess, if applicable) for the number of days travelling. This is payable in cash at the marina.

When picking up the yacht it will have a full tank of fuel. Much like car rental, you are required to return the yacht with a full tank of fuel at the end of the charter. Average fuel costs for a week of sailing are between 100 – 175 euros, depending on the amount of sailing you do.

Mooring costs vary depending on where you’re looking to travel. They range between 40Euro to 80Euro on average per night, depending on the location. More populare destinations often carry higher mooring costs. If you have a skipper, their knowledge of the local areas can help keep costs low, if not free on some occasions.

All our yachts are about 20 minutes’ walk from the train and bus station and 45 minutes taxi from the airport.

No, to reserve a yacht all you need to do is provide us with your contact details and we will hold the boat for you for a short period of time while you decide. You will be notified of your reservation expiry date after you have made the reservation.

A 30% deposit is payable to confirm your reservation with full balance payable 8 weeks before departure.

Due to our yachts operating out of Greece, some of your yacht charter booking will be required to be paid in the local Greek currency (Euro). The Pay Now total is required to be paid in full 8 weeks before departure.

Obligatory extras are additional items that you will be required to pay for when hiring a yacht. These items vary from yacht to yacht and include items such as final cleaning and Greek local tax. Please view the yachts obligatory extras section on the yacht details page to see the specific items for each yacht.

Optional extras are additional items that you can add to your booking. Please visit the yacht details pages to view the optional extras that are available with each yacht.

If you would like to hire a yacht for a different length of time, please submit a request through our Yacht Charter Enquiry Form and we will aim to accommodate you.

All ages are welcome onboard our yachts although practically it is recommended children are able to swim and additional considerations be taken into account such as moving around the yachts, moving booms and ropes, slippery surfaces, boarding and crossing from shore to the yacht. Risks are clearly visible and additional precautions should be taken with children onboard particularly for non-swimmers. For all children onboard we recommend you bring with you well fitted children life jackets and harness with tether system. Remember it is hot in July and August so wearing a life jacket may cause overheating and children to be uncomfortable. Inflatable life jackets with a tether maybe a more suitable option for children. We also recommend the use of nets which go around the yacht, particularly for bookings with children aged 6 and under, and we can organise this at the time of booking

Please contact us either via our Online Contact Form or  charter@sail-ingreece.com and let us know your problem with as much information as you can.

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