Sail Ionian Yacht Charter

Bareboat Yacht Charter, Luxury Sailing Holidays
Informal Flotilla, Skippered Charter, RYA Training and much more!

Sail Ionian is a friendly, family owned yacht charter company, run personally by the current owners for the last 15 years. We are based in Vliho Bay on the Greek island of Lefkada. Sail Ionian has been built up on a foundation of dedicated service and a passion for the sailing lifestyle and the ever popular holiday destination of the Ionian.

Charter your own luxury yacht for 7, 10, or 14 nights! With Sail Ionian the boat you book is owned, chartered and personally cared by for us - we are no yacht agents! We offer exceptionally high standards of maintenance and cleanliness of all of our yachts and provide a fast and comprehensive support service whilst you are in the Ionian on holiday if required. Our Sunday & Monday mooring assistance is unique to Sail Ionian and provides our guests with initial support to refresh their skills. For anyone needing formal training, our RYA Sea School provides tuition to all abilities.

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Enter Greece easily with a negative lateral flow test result, vaccination certificate or medical proof of recovery, and a completed Passenger Locator Form



Looking to explore the Southern and Northern Ionian? Sail Ionian’s base in Vliho, Lefkada is the ideal place to start!

Why Choose Sail Ionian for your Yacht Charter?

  • We arrange airport transfers for you, giving you extra peace of mind on arrival. Check out the personal Sail Ionian Arrival Process
  • We provide detailed and individual personal advice and assistance with route planning and top tips for the local area, sailing, tavernas, what and where’s hot and what’s not
  • FREE mooring practice is available for stern-to mooring, anchoring tips and lazy line and long lining advice
  • Informal Flotilla support is available to all charter guests for all or part of the sailing holiday in high season
  • A daily weather update is provided by SMS, as well as a 24 hour support line for any questions you may have during your charter
  • Welcome pack containing food, drink and cleaning products
  • Our RYA Sea School can provide training at all levels for a great learning experience whilst on holiday
  • See all of our Added Value Features here in our blog

Generally above and beyond the rest:

  • Sail Ionian’s customer care is exemplary, check out the familiar faces of the staff
  • We strive to make your yacht charter holiday the best ever. Contact us for any help and advice
  • Call now and talk to our experts and to find out about our holiday options and Special Offers
  • All year round office and staff based on site in Greece providing a wealth of local knowledge, we will help guide you through everything so you have a wonderful stress free holiday
  • We are partnered with Sail Grenadines in the Caribbean
  • Read Sail Ionian’s Eco Mission & Beach Clean Up Initiative


Check out the Sail Ionian Blog here

We’ll be writing regular blog posts as the perfect opportunity to share with you what’s happening at base, tips & advice for sailing in the area and knowledge sharing stories to keep you entertained!

LATEST POSTS: Freedom Arrives in VlihoThe 2021 Season Has Started – Will I Be Able to Travel to Greece this year? – Health Benefits of a Sailing Holiday – What is happening with the flights in May?A Wedding & A MedicaneSail Ionian feature in ITV’s This MorningDestination: Kioni, Ithaca – Destination: Vathi, MeganisiDestination: Fiskardo, Kefalonia – Why a Yacht Charter is the Perfect Holiday for 2021Suggested Routes… Lively NightlifeQuiet EscapeAvoiding Easterly Winds

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2021 Yacht Charter Season

Flexible booking options for your peace of mind – you won’t lose your deposit if you can’t travel due to restrictions in place, we can hold it as a credit for a future booking.

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Award winning service

We've built a team to be proud of and got recognized for it.

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British Marine Leisure Boating

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Certificate of Excellence 2019

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Check out the latest Sail Ionian adventures

Gorgeous autumnal morning here on Lefkada - fresh and bright ☀️ 🍂 ⛵️

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The rain clouds have cleared and we’ve got a beautiful afternoon of sunshine ☀️ 🇬🇷 ⛵️

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Another gorgeous October day ☀️🇬🇷🤩

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What a beautiful day it is! 3rd October, feels like the middle of summer 😎 ☀️ 🇬🇷

It’s not too late to enjoy a sailing holiday here in the Ionian this season… email us

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Stunning late September weather here in the Ionian 😎🇬🇷☀️

Thank you instructor Kitty on Calypso for this perfect photo!

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Don't miss out on our 15% EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT for 2022 yacht charters! ⛵ 🤩 🇬🇷

Live Availability & Pricing online here -

Or find out more about Sail Ionian holidays here -

Offer valid until Monday 20th September...

Email or call us 0800 321 3800

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Kalimera from Kioni!

This stunning harbour on Ithaca should be on your must visit list… quaint shops, fantastic restaurants and gorgeous scenery 😍 🇬🇷 ⛵️

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Our Virtual Southampton Boat Show discount is valid from now until the 20th September! 🇬⛵✈

Don't miss out on 15% off yacht charter prices for 2022, book your holiday today - email or take a look at what we can offer on our website...

We've also got huge discounts off the remaining availability this September and October! Come and enjoy a last minute sailing holiday in the Ionian 😎

Our Holidays -

Live Pricing & Availability -

🇬🇷 Early booking discount ⛵️

We have opted out of the Southampton Boat Show this year as our season continues to be extremely busy here in Greece but don’t worry, you can still chat to us by phone, email or zoom call - we are offering a 15% discount boat show discount off all 2022 yacht charter prices and bookings can be secured with just a £200 deposit 😎

We’ve also got some huge discounts off remaining weeks for 2021 and we are extending our RYA courses until mid November due to popular demand! ⛵️

We have some flights available up until 3 October, contact us about these ✈️

It’s time to get that holiday secured, email and speak to Di or Izzy for a personalised quotation 🤓

Take a look at the link to see what we can offer…

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Our talented Music Sail Festival musicians on their last evening in Fiskardo on board Wyvern - another successful event celebrating the Ionian, sailing and outstanding musical talent from around the world! 🎵 ⛵ 😍

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