Ionian islands Cabin Cruises

Explore the stunning islands of the Ionian from Lefkas on a skippered yacht and share the experience and the expenses with like-minded passengers. This is the perfect blend of sun, sea and scenery. Booking by the cabin on guaranteed weekly departures makes it easy.

Ionian islands Cabin cruise

Ionian islands Cabin cruise
Set sail from the island of Lefkas in a 5 cabin sailing yacht with like-minded people and explore the beautiful islands of Meganisi, Ithaca, Zante and Kefalonia amongst others. Enjoy a swim and lunch in a choice of tranquil bays and evenings exploring before dining in a pretty harbourside taverna. Off the water, explore historic towns, Venetian castles, Byzantine churches  and ancient ruins, or simply  enjoy one of the most scenic and verdant islands of Greece. A maximum of 8 like-minded guests have the opportunity to share a fantastic island hopping Ionian islands cabin cruise. You can get involved in the sailing or relax and enjoy the scenery, the choice is yours, although helping out with mooring and preparing meals is part of the experience.

Discover the Greek islands by sea
There is nothing better after a day of great sailing, swimming and snorkelling than to relax on deck and enjoy a sunset and cocktail with your fellow sailors, before disembarking to explore the new island or harbour or fishing village you have just arrived at. We aim to arrive into port in the afternoon as the towns and villages we visit are well worth exploring, with each having their own character and fascinating history with lots to see. If you are a foodie, this is a great part of Greece, with each island having their own local delicacies to try.

 

 

There are many spectacular islands in the Ionian and we encourage guests to get involved in deciding where we should visit during the week, some might prefer more vibrant towns and some might prefer more off the beaten track hideaways. As in any sailing adventure weather, especially wind will always be a factor and the skipper will always have the final say in where we visit.

Highlights

Week 1 Route, via Kefalonia
Embarkation dates from Lefkas: 12th May, 19th May, 30th June, 21st July, 18th August, 22nd September & 6th October 2024

  • Book a double cabin on a 50` sailing yacht and explore the stunning south Ionian islands of Greece, one day at a time.
  • Relax with a professional English speaking skipper on board, and experience a hands-on sailing holiday of discovery.
  • With up to 8 guests on board, these cruises are intimate and a great way of meeting people.
  • Each day includes a swim-stop in a beautiful location and evening ashore in a new location.
  • Provisions for breakfast and lunch are provided, on a self catering basis. Evening meals ashore at a taverna.
  • One departure per month from May – October, embarking and disembarking from Nikiana port in Lefkas.

 

 

Comfortable and spacious sailing yachts
Our comfortable and well appointed Bavaria 50 sailing yacht is ideal for your Ionian islands cabin cruise. She has 3 double cabins and 1 twin (upper/lower bunks) cabin plus a separate cabin for the skipper. There are a total of 3 heads (WC/showers) on board, so these may need to be shared if the boat is full. A maximum of eight guests can be comfortably accommodated on board, together with an experienced, professional skipper to look after you.

Meals
Your yacht will be provisioned with a generous welcome pack including tea, coffee and fruit juices, fresh fruit, plus everything needed for breakfast and a light lunch for the first couple of days. Your skipper will organise breakfast on the first morning and, thereafter, catering on board will be a collaborative effort between the guests on board and the skipper.  The norm is to have breakfast before leaving harbour and lunch at anchor in a bay, whilst in the evening, most guests choose to dine ashore and discover the culinary delights on offer.

Cruise Programme
Boats depart once a month between May and October from Nikiana port in Lefkas.
Routes may be adjusted according to the prevailing weather conditions. Embarkation is from 3pm every Sunday and disembarkation is after breakfast the following Sunday.

Itineraries

Yachts

  • Blue Marin

    Ocean Star 51.1 Blue Marin is an ideal yacht to explore the wonderful Ionian Islands. The yacht is equipped with modern navigation and safety equipment and is licensed as a professional charter yacht.

    Accommodation comprises 4 double guest cabins: 2 double with en suite shower/wc (A double) + 2 up/down twin doubles, one en suite (A twin) and one that shares a WC-shower with the crew (B twin), plus a seperate crew cabin. There is a spacious and comfortable saloon with dining table and the saloon and cabins are equipped with electric fans. There is a well equipped galley and also a CD player (with aux input).

    Deck facilities include cockpit table, cockpit cushions, deck speakers, bimini top (sun shade), spray hood, swimming platform and deck shower. There is ample space for sun bathing on the foredeck, when conditions permit. Other equipment includes a dinghy and outboard engine, plus a paddle board and snorkelling equipment for guests` use.

    Equipment includes:
    Roller Furling Genoa, Roller Furling Mainsail, Electric Anchor Windlass, Bow thruster, GPS, Autopilot, Chart Plotter, CD Player, VHF Radio, Bathing Platform, Swim Ladder & Deck Shower, Hot Water, Electric Refrigerator, Bimini Suntop and Sprayhood, Dinghy Tender, Charts & Cruising Guide, Cockpit Cushions, Cockpit Speakers, Holding Tank, Fully Equipped Galley, Buoyancy Jackets (5+Years), Linen Including Tea Towels, Binoculars, Full Safety Inventory, 12v Cigarette Lighter Connector, Shore Power Leads.

2024 prices

Prices are per person per week based on 2 people sharing a cabin with departures every Sunday.

Departure Date Twin Shared Ensuite Cabin Double/Twin Ensuite Cabin Single Supplement Special offers
12th May
19th May
£695.00 £745.00 £345.00 Reduced from £895
30th June £895.00 £945.00 £545.00 10% discount
21st July £945.00 £995.00 £595.00 10% discount
18th August £945.00 £995.00 £595.00 10% discount
22nd September £895.00 £945.00 £545.00
6th October £895.00 £945.00 £545.00

Whats Included: Fully Equipped yacht with full domestic and safety inventory, yacht operating costs (fuel, water & gas), mooring fees, half board provisioning, the services of our cabin charter skipper, bed linen, shower towels.

Note: All itineraries are proposed routes only and are subject to changes caused by the weather, although the skipper will do their best to make sure that all passengers are able to make onward connections and transfers in time. No refunds can be offered for changes to the route due to the weather.

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