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Day Sailing Charters
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Day Charter Sailing with a Captain

Rent a Sailing Yacht for a Day in Lefkada

A day charter on one of Sail Ionians’ new yachts allows you to rent a boat with a captain for the day and experience the freedom of sailing! Enjoy swimming in deserted bays and sail across the azure waters of the Ionian on a day boat rental! The neighbouring islands of Meganisi, Kalamos and Kastos are easily within reach for a day charter. Yacht rental is the perfect way to explore the Inland Sea.

Sail Ionian are based in Vliho, near Nydri on Lefkada.

Yacht rental for the day with Sail Ionian guarantees you a quality, well equipped, modern sailing yacht. However, don’t take our word for it, read our amazing TripAdvisor reviews here!

Contact us now to check availability and discuss your day on a yacht!

Call+30 26450 95137 from Greece to book your day charter!

Rent a Yacht for a Day: 

The glamour of a day charter on a sailing yacht cannot be beaten. Exploring the Inland Sea allows you to swim in deserted bays not accessible by land. Firstly, circumnavigate Skorpios and get a close up look at the private island that was the old home of Aristotle Onassis and Jackie Kennedy. Secondly, enjoy a leisurely lunch on one of the nearby islands of Meganisi, Kalamos or Kastos. Meanwhile, your private captain will wait until you are ready to depart.

In addition, maybe you want ‘learn the ropes’ and be shown how to sail your yacht! Or maybe you just want to sit back and enjoy an afternoon sailing under canvas, soaking in the spectacular views. After that there are endless small bays to anchor in and snorkel from the yacht rental. Further, we also rent SUPs to take with you so you can explore the coast close up!

Therefore, if you want to rent a boat with a captain for the day, Sail Ionian should be your first choice. 

The Cost to Rent a Yacht for a Day: 

The cost to rent a yacht with a captain for a day depends on the size of the yacht you want. For instance, to rent a boat for the day with Sail Ionian costs from €500 for a 37’ / 11m boat. A yacht of this size can accommodate up to 6 guests for the day. For example, you can see pictures of our yachts here.

The price to rent a boat for a day includes a private captain and day charter of a yacht from 0900-1800.

The largest yacht you can charter for a day can accommodate a group of up to 10 guests, the skipper and a hostess. Moreover, we can also rent a catamaran for the day which can accommodate up to 9 guests and the captain.

Contact us now on +30 26450 95137 to check availability and book your day charter!

Two or Three Day Charter: 

Day charters can be for a single day or for two/three days to go further afield, returning to base each evening or staying on board the boat. For example, day boat rental trips to Ithaca and Kefalonia can be arranged, with Fiscardo and Kioni being very popular highlights. In other words, we have a flexible approach to your requirements and our experienced skippers will tailor the day to your crew. In short, whether you explore the coves, learn to sail or simply have a relaxing day, we have something to offer you. To sum up, get in touch to discuss your day boat rental options! 

Charter a Bareboat Yacht for a Day: 

To clarify, although we find most people generally are not experienced on boats or the area and therefore require a skipper, we do of course welcome you to take one of our yachts for a day sail charter upon production of a valid sailing license, with handover and insurance conditions. Day boat rental is available throughout the year.

Itinerary for a Day Charter on a Yacht: 

Certainly the Ionian is home to endless beautiful scenery. Importantly, world famous blue flag beaches, secluded bays and bustling ports, and all within easy reach of our base near Nidri. That is to say, a private day charter is an ideal highlight for your holiday. Firstly, you can easily get to Meganisi island with pretty little Vathi harbour and small popular bays. Secondly, the world-famous island of Scorpios (once owned by Aristotle Onassis) is close by. Further afield is the island of Kastos, or visit some of the mainland bays and beaches which are not easily accessible by vehicle.

Most importantly, there is no fixed itinerary.

You can discuss your day boat rental and your private captain will adapt the itinerary to suit what you want to do! 

In conclusion, don’t miss out on the opportunity to explore what the Ionian has to offer that cannot always be found from the land. Call us now on +30 26450 95137 to check availability and book your day charter!

On the other hand, if you aren’t sure day boat rental is for you, go back to the Holidays summary page here or contact our office for advice. 


Our Day Charters start from 0900 returning around 1800. A typical day charter includes anchoring off for a refreshing swim and a snorkel, a visit to a neighbouring island for lunch, and as much or as little sailing as you would like. All of our skippers have great knowledge of the area and can suggest the ideal trips tailored to you, making it a hassle free experience. Alternatively you can choose exactly where you wish to visit. We are happy to do some informal training and give you the opportunity to sail the boat if you wish. The possibilities in a day are endless!

Please note: We are unable to confirm a day/short charter far in advance, normally please contact us within 1-2 weeks of the preferred date. Contact us to enquire.


From 500 euros per day depending upon yacht size (includes all fuel and taxes, insurance and skipper)


A range of yachts from 32ft up to 57ft depending on availability (including catamarans)


It is most common to enjoy a stop at a taverna on a local island as you spend the day out on the water.

Alternatively you can bring you own picnic. All our yachts have a well equipped kitchen with fridge on board including all crockery and cutlery.

Or why not order a light lunch from the cafe before you depart on your yacht rental? Sandwiches, wraps, rolls and salads are available from a changing menu. Pre-orders can be placed when you book your yacht rental.

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What's Included

Provided Support

Onboard Skipper

Trained in first aid

Basic Training

And boat briefing

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