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.

Sail Safe with Sail Ionian - Read our Covid-19 Policy




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: NEW YACHT – Bavaria C45 Calista – Why a Yacht Charter is the Perfect Holiday for 2021Destination: Sivota, LefkadaNEW YACHT: Bavaria C42 Freedom – The End of an Odd 2020 SeasonVirtual Boat ShowYacht Charter: An Escape from RealitySail Ionian’s Sail Music EventTravelling to Greece? Here’s everything you need to know…2021 Flight SchedulesSail Ionian’s Pledge to Sustainable SailingRecycling in the Ionian – 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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2021 Season

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

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Certificate of Excellence 2019

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Check out the latest Sail Ionian adventures

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A beautiful still morning in Vliho 😍😎🇬🇷

#morning #sunshine #greece #lefkada #vlihobay #autumn #welovegreece
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A beautiful still morning in Vliho 😍😎🇬🇷

#morning #sunshine #greece #lefkada #vlihobay #autumn #welovegreece

Family RYA training is the perfect way to gain new skills and enjoy quality time as a family, and our instructors are so friendly they will like family too! 🤩🇬🇷⛵️

Our instructor Ross recently spent the week with this lovely family, who successfully passed their Competent Crew & Day Skipper courses!

#ryatraining #dayskipper #competentcrew #ryasailingschool #sailing #greece #lefkada #visitgreece #summer2020

Autumnal mornings in Vliho look like this 😍 we still have a couple of yachts out sailing, but the rest are being safely tucked away in the boat yard for the winter ❄️

#autumn #greece #sailing #yachts #sunshine #lefkada #visitgreece #sailingingreece #summer2020 #autumnvibes

Another beautiful day in paradise... the summer that just keeps on giving 🤩🇬🇷☀️

#summer2020 #greece #ionianislands #lefkada #meganisi #meganisichannel #welovegreece #sunshine #sea #visitgreece

Thank you to our guests on Brizo for this fantastic shot of a dolphin mid air! The peace and quiet of the area is bringing the dolphins out to play by the looks of things 😍🇬🇷🐬

#dolphins #lovenature #ioniansea #ioniandolphinproject #sailing #lefkada #welovegreece #visitgreece

What a day ☀️ this weather is AMAZING! 😎🤩

#sunshine #octobersun #welovegreece #lefkada #meganisi #ionianislands #summer2020 #sailinggreece

Kitty, one of our RYA Cruising Instructors, off on a Competent Crew course for the week ☀️🤓⛵️

#learntosail #sailing #rya #sailtraining #sunshine #greece #summer2020 #lefkas #visitgreece

Weather looking awesome this week, lucky guests coming out today! 🤩☀️

#summer2020 #sunshine #lefkas #lefkada #greece #welovegreece #autumn

After the rain comes the sun 🌧 ☀️ 🇬🇷

#autumnsailing #summer2020 #sailingingreece #lefkada #vlihobay #sailionian #ioniansea #welovegreece #greece