Skippered yacht charters in Greece
If you would like a sailing holiday but do not have the experience to take a boat out on your own, we can arrange for you to have a skipper aboard a private sailing yacht of your choice. A skippered sailing holiday is also ideal for anyone who would like to learn how to sail, the rules of the road, navigation, etc. Your skipper will be your tutor and instructor, and by the time your holiday is over, you will probably have enough confidence to join a flotilla the following year. Together you will plan your route and discuss your preferences. We have no doubt that you will find our skippers to be friendly, hospitable and welcoming. At the same time, they can be discreet and will allow you to maintain your privacy.
If you are interested in a skippered charter, please fill in the request form or contact us with details of your requirements.
Skipper - Thanasis Raptis
Hello, my name is Thanasis "Thunder" Raptis, I was born in 1966 and I live in Volos on the Greek mainland. My sailing experience since 1988 includes delivering yachts as skipper or crewmember, skippering charter yachts, usually in the Med (Aegean and Ionian seas) and occasionally in the Caribbean and a transatlantic.
of my most interesting sailing voyages are:
Skipper - Rebecca Law
I am an RYA Cruising Instructor with commercially endorsed Yacht Master looking for freelance instructing or skippering work this summer. I will be based around Lefkada, Greece but will be able to travel for work. For the last five years I have been working and sailing around the Ionian Islands in Greece, I have a really great knowledge of the area and know all the bays and the best days and times to visit places to avoid the crowds. I am confident to take out yachts with complete beginners and I am good at staying clam in high pressure situations to ensure the guests and the boats are safe. I am also happy to work with a flotilla crew as the skipper or as a host if required. I am versatile and can fit into almost any situation. I can do sail repairs and rope work, varnishing and cleaning to a high level.
I have experience of a wide range of yachts and catamarans up to 50 feet and would be happy to work on either.
Last year I was in charge of turnaround days and yacht checks. I was also involved in preparing port papers, greeting guests and making bookings. This is another area I would be able to assist in if required.
My partner Andy is also working freelance this year so if you ever have a situation where you require two skippers or a skipper and host we would be happy to work together and to share a cabin.
Skipper - Akis Papasarantis
1989-2015: From March to October, every year Akis has been working as freelance skipper with all the major charter offices in Greece around all the Greek islands and the coasts of Turkey. During wintertime, has been working in maintenance of sailing yachts. Has been also delivering over 30 new boats from France to Athens. He is knowledgeable of all Greek waters. He has made one Atlantic crossing, sailed one winter the South Caribbean. He has been working as a professional skipper for the last 25 years and is also oOne of the founder members of the "PanHellenic Skippers' Association of Greece
"Sailing in Greece is for many people the dreamy vacations of their life. They should enjoy the most of it. They should bring back memories to warm many cold winters after their trip and come back again sailing with their friends" Captain Akis is one of the best-known faces around the Aegean. He is a dedicated and fun captain who has explored all the best places in the Aegean sea and beyond. Akis takes the time to get to know his guests as he is a personable, warm guy and his goal is to deliver the very best ‘Greek sailing experience' to all visitors. Everyone who sails with him is in his polite, cheerful and competent hands. For Akis, being a skipper with his guests means to take his companions to the best shores to swim or fish or dive in hidden shores, show them around the islands, have fun in taverns and night-clubs, or BBQ watching the sunset from the clean sand.
Skipper - Dimitris Paparis
Dimitris Paparis was born in Athens in 1959, is married with two daughters. He has been sailing in the blue Aegean waters since he was eight years old.
As a child he successfully competed and won four races in Olympic class FIN and 420’s. In 1999 Dimitris competed and placed in the world famous Mackinaw Race on Lake Michigan-USA. Since 1982 he has been a freelance skipper working with all the major Greek charter companies. This experience has given him an intimate knowledge of the Greek Islands, the Turkish coasts and the Mediterranean Sea. In the winter season his sailing has taken him on journeys through the Caribbean Sea.
He speaks English well and enjoys accommodating his charter guests’ needs and wishes. He has a strong sense of humor and enjoys traveling on sails. The sea has been his second home.
Licenses: RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore. License. Big fish Fishing License
Skipper - Apostolis Roditis
2007-today Skipper Athens, Greece
2009-today Scuba Instructor Athens, Greece
2002-2006 M/Y Melody London Vouliagmeni
2000-2002 Hellenic Navy Chania, Crete
Skipper – Alexandros Tomboulidis
Hello, my name is Alexandros Tomboulidis I was born on 23-01-1982 and I live in Volos /central Thessaly of Greek mainland.
If you like a skipper that he is also a sailor and he is non-smoker, non-alcohol drinker, he loves children and he is willing, if you decide to give you sailing skills ,It would be very interesting to meet you and sail together.
I also hold a university degree in Optics and a college degree in management.
Some of my spare time interests are: diving, spear-fishing, meeting people and reading