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Informal Flotilla, Skippered Charter, RYA Training and much more!

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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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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: 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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British Marine Leisure Boating

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Certificate of Excellence 2019

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Hellenic Professional Yacht Owners Association

Check out the latest Sail Ionian adventures

Gorgeous sunny views over Vliho, Nidri, Meganisi, Scorpios, Sparti, Madouri, Kalamos and the mainland too 🇬🇷🤍☀️

#summer2021 #greece #lefkada #mountainwalks #welovegreece #views #sunshine #allyouwantisgreece

We continue to launch and prepare the boats in anticipation of seeing you very soon here on Lefkada! 🤞 🇬🇷 🤩

#AllyouwantisGreece #summer2021 #summer #welovegreece #visitgreece #yachtcharter #summerholidays #ionianislands #lefkada #vliho

A different view today from up in the hills overlooking Vliho, Nidri and our neighbouring islands - isn’t it beautiful?! 😲🇬🇷

Can’t wait to see some boats out there on the water 🤩☀️

#beautifulgreece #visitgreece #nidri #vliho #lefkada #allyouwantisgreece #yachtcharter #summer2021

Happy Monday from Vliho! ☀️🇬🇷

Looking forward to having guests here hopefully soon... 🤞🏼

#ionianislands #allyouwantisgreece #lefkada #yachtcharter #summer2021 #welovegreece #learntosail #sailing

Take a read about our Eco Mission... 💚 Here are a few of the things we are doing:

☀️ Solar Panels now feature on many of our yachts

⚡️ Electric outboards have replaced the majority of the petrol outboards

✅ We have equipped each of our yachts with a reusable beach clean up bag to encourage our guests to clean up beaches and bays around the Ionian

💧 We are looking into water filter solutions for the yachts to avoid the need to buy bottled water

Here are some things that you can do too:

🚫 Say NO to single use coffee cups & straws - consider bringing your own reusable cup & straw

♻️ Recycling facilities around the islands are improving. Sort your rubbish into recyclable & general waste before responsibly disposing of it

🍏 Shop locally - reduce your food miles and support the local economy

⛵️ Sail when possible! Turn off the engine and let the wind do the work

#sustainablesailing #sustainabletourism #ecotourism #sailingingreece #visitgreece #allyouwantisgreece #savetheplanet #ionianislands

Windy in the bay this afternoon, but the sun is shining again 🤩☀️🇬🇷

#summer2021 #vlihobay #allyouwantisgreece #yachtcharter #summerholidays #bavariac50 #welovegreece #lefkada #ionianislands

In she goes! Our Bavaria C50 Frank back in the water ⛵️⚓️🇬🇷

#bavariac50 #bavariayachts #launchday #yachtcharter #visitgreece #allyouwantisgreece #lefkada #summer2021 #summerholidays

A perfect day to start putting the boats back together after their winter in the boat yard... the first of the fleet are back on the quay 😎☀️⛵️

#launchday #bavariayachts #yachtcharter #summer2021 #allyouwantisgreece #summerholidays #holidayready #visitgreece #vlihobay #lefkada

Launch day! Time to get these boats back into the bay ⛵️ ⚓️ 🇬🇷

#splashdown #vlihobay #allyouwantisgreece #summerholidays #summer2021 #yachtcharter #visitgreece