IONIAN SAILING CLIENT COMMENTS and REVIEWS
Have returned for our 4th year with Sail Ionion because they are competitively priced friendly and helpful company that maintain their boats to a very high standard. Nothing is too much trouble, a birthday cake was awaiting as requested to celebrate a crew members birthday and the boat was great. Thank you again.
We've used Sail Ionian for the last 5 years for family sailing holidays as well as a general sailing week with friends. The boats are immaculate and very well maintained and prepared. The whole operation is friendly and professional. We return year after year, which speaks for itself! Cant wait for the next visit.
We were blown over by the great holiday with Sail Ionian. The boat was excellently prepared, best welcome pack we have experienced for what you might need for a 3 week sailing holiday from the pegs for hanging up towels through salt, pepper, oil and vinegar for lunch and dinners to an excellent selection of new pots, pans and crockery even down to details like a good battery powered lighter to start the cooker and antis lip mats for the dining table and lockers. The briefing was very good and thorough And as we have spent several seasons in the sailing area was tailored for our level of experience. Technical or any other questions were only a phone call away. The boat was in tip top condition, we had a 36 foot Bavaria that was about 3 years old with a good selection of navigation instruments that worked (not always the rule from other companies) and enough battery power to run the electrics for several nights in romantic bays and other locations. The staff were helpful responsive and friendly. We had one problem with an instrument that was promptly solved by the engineer on call via mobile phone - well done Matt !!! Would we go again with Sail Ionian, absolutely no question we are arguing over next years dates so we can book early !
We had a fantastic week onboard Gracie which was complimented by the great service from the Sail Ionian team. The yacht was in great condition, and the one small problem we had with the fridge was rectified by very friendly and helpful staff meeting us in our next port. All the Sail Ionian team we met throughout our voyage were always happy to help out with tips on where to visit etc...particular thanks to Tom who provided some berthing training and some more helpful hints when we ran into him later in the week...our group of four aussies and two brits were hoping for a trip to remember and it certainly was. Would highly recommend Sail Ionian to anyone.
The only thing to say of Sail Ionian is that there is nothing bad to say at all. Superbly maintained yachts, fully equipped, clean, everything works as it should. Just look for a bad review on their web site - you won't find any. This September was my sixth visit. I'll be back...
Great time on Zicatela for a weeks training. Fantastic tuition, calm professional and well organised. Sensitive to everyone's quirks and needs! Well done John!!
Would thoroughly recommend Sail Ionian and will find an excuse to come back even tho we have our own boat!!
Graham Stone & Jo Townsend
Hi, I'm writing to express my thanks and appreciation for one of your skippers, Costas, who was working out of Preveza recently with a party of scientists (we can't remember the name of the yacht but think it might have been Supremo?).
During last Sunday might we had a nasty thunder storm and more than 20 knots of wind. After ensuring his boat was safe, he volunteered to help secure our boat. He then helped several other yacht owners and help prevent significant damage to another. He remained on deck most of the night to ensure he and other continued to be safe.
In the morning, we discover a problem with our cooling system caused by the quantity of debris we sucked into our filters over night. He again volunteered his help for several hours. Sadly, we couldn't fix the problem and needed a mechanic due to the extent of the problem (now fortunately fixed).
There was no particular reason for Costas to go to this amount of effort on behalf of others but nevertheless he did. We would simply like to thank him and to let you know that you have a very kind and worthy skipper in Costas. We should be very grateful if you would pass on our kind wishes and to wish him well in his nautical career.
I was in a crew who chartered from Sail Ionian in September 2015 and we had excellent service throughout our week. The firm made our flight bookings too, with meal included, and arranged transport to the yacht base. Staff met us at our first overnight stop to help with mooring - a rare service in my experience!
We have chartered yachts from many companies - Sail Ionian has proved to be head and shoulders above the rest. Communications before the holiday were friendly and professional. After a seamless arrival, the yacht proved to be clean, well-equipped and virtually new. The handover was thorough and informative. During the cruise, help was always at hand either through telephone advice, or by a visit from a high-speed rib. Handing the yacht back was a pleasure with a well-organised, and hassle-free, reception. They even fixed the weather to be cloudless for 7 days! All in all, a fantastic holiday with a company that is to be thoroughly recommend. They are not the cheapest but prove the adage that you get what you pay for.
We have recently returned from a weeks holiday with Sail Ionian, and have been very pleased with the service received. We had all the information needed beforehand and on arrival at the airport everything was very smooth and we were at our boat before we knew it. Everyone was helpful and organised , the boat was spotlessly clean and the welcome pack excellent.
The whole weeks experience was so good we have booked for 2 weeks next year.
Thanks to everyone at Sail Ionian.
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