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.

BOOK NOW FOR 2020

The season starts on 12 April 2020!


SPECIAL OFFERS (Click here)

YACHT CHARTER AND CATAMARAN RENTAL PLUS RYA TRAINING ON OUR LUXURY RANGE OF MODERN YACHTS

 

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?

  • 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 Pledge to Sustainable Sailing

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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: Sail Ionian’s Pledge to Sustainable SailingRecycling in the IonianNEW YACHTSBavaria C50 FrankBavaria C45 ScugnizzoBavaria 37 Whispering AngelWhat’s New for 2020 – How to get to ZakynthosWhere to Stay LocallyHow to: Long LineHow to: Clear a Crossed AnchorSuggested Routes… Lively NightlifeQuiet EscapeAvoiding Easterly Winds


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2020 Season Dates

Our season starts on 12 April 2020

We have some great deals for early season sailing


We’ll be exhibiting at the Destinations Holiday & Travel Show at London Olympia from 30 Jan – 2 Feb

Special Offers

Award winning service

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

Sail Ionian Bareboat Charter Greece

British Marine Leisure Boating

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Certificate of Excellence 2019

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Hellenic Professional Yacht Owners Association

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What's included in the price of the yacht?⁠ The price includes a generous welcome pack of food and drink, bed linen and towels (plus spare for 2 week holidays), an outboard and dinghy (size dependent on yacht size), free route guidance, free mooring practice if required, daily SMS weather update according to your location, the final clean of the yacht and 24 hr call out emergency assistance.⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ #lovesailing #sailionian #bareboat #ryatraining #learnhowtosail #barca_a_vela #poppa #prua #helm #vele #sails #summer2020 #2020 #goals #holiday #vacations #vacanza #Свечи #Яхт #Праздники #Парус #grecia #greece #skipper #Капитан #blu #mare #sea #wind #vento ...

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You can choose from our wide ranging charter fleet – a monohull sailing yacht or catamaran from 32 feet to 57 feet, with most under five years old.⁠ Sail Ionian has a reputation for the best equipped and impeccably maintained yachts and catamarans in the Ionian. Fitted out to a high specification standard and including many extras for safety and comfort.⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ #yacht #sailing #best #charter #highstandard #newyachts #catamaran # holiday #vacation #vacanze #barcheavela #estate #summer #lefkada #ioniansea #greece #grecia #ionio #lovesailing #med #itaca #safeport #luxurysailing #lusso #vela #barca #mare #blu #l4l #f4f #goals ...

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