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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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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


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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HUGE discounts on remaining yachts in September – contact the office for a quote today!

2021 Season

We have some great deals for early season sailing in 2021 – 30% off all yachts throughout April!

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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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Hellenic Professional Yacht Owners Association

Check out the latest Sail Ionian adventures

Sunset rib rides 😎🇬🇷 feeling so grateful for this beautiful life! 🤩

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The sun rising on another beautiful day here on Lefkada! ☀️

Bracing ourselves for a windy couple of days up ahead... 🌪🌊

#welovegreece #sailingingreece #ionian #lefkada #windyweather #sunshine #summer2020 #sunrise

Read here our latest blog post - a fantastic review from travel bloggers The Family Freestylers who sailed with us in July!


We've still got some last minute availability for this week and throughout September - call us on 0800 321 3800 or email for more information... the weather is perfect at the moment, don't miss out 😎⛵️

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The sun has set on August, hello September! Καλό μίνα! 🌅😍🇬🇷

Plenty of opportunities to sail with us this month, email us on for availability ⛵️⚓️

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😍 Beautiful sunset Lefkas captured from Palairos on the mainland...

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Gorgeous shot of Brizo longlined in Cliff Bay on Atoko - stunning turquoise waters, dramatic scenery and plenty of sea life here... one of our favourite bays! Where's your favourite?


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Amazing performance last night at Apagio’s in Fiscardo for our flotilla! 🎶 🥂 🎵

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Kerensa on an RYA course, preparing to sail onto anchor outside Palairos 😎⚓️🇬🇷

Family RYA training is so popular - a great way to gain new sailing qualifications as well as spending quality time with your family 🥰

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Read our latest blog post... some serious musical talent paired with the beautiful Ionian islands 😍🇬🇷

Thank you @yakoubviolins for the collaboration! 🎶 🎻

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Wow! How dramatic is the scenery in this awesome photo? Thank you @thefamilyfreestylers for this one, look how clear the water is! 😲😎🇬🇷☀️

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Calon Draig heading from an afternoon at anchor in One House Bay to spend their night in Kalamos... it’s a tough life at sea! ☀️😎

It’s not too late to sail with us this summer, send us a message 🇬🇷⛵️

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Wyvern captured at anchor through the olive branches at Ben’s Bar, Paxos 🥂😍☀️

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