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Share A Sail cruises in the Ionian islands

Cabin Charter In The Ionian

Explore the beautiful Ionian islands and the coast of Epirus in the Ionian aboard one of our fully crewed yachts. Booking by the cabin on our “share a sail” program means you enjoy the big boat experience at a fraction of the cost of a full skippered charter. A maximum of 8 like-minded guests have the opportunity to share a fantastic island hopping sailing cruise. You can get involved in the sailing or relax and enjoy the scenery, the choice is yours.

Ionian Share a Sail Cruises

Each New Day Brings Another Island To Explore

Set sail from Preveza and explore the beautiful islands of Corfu, Paxos, Meganisi, Ithaca and Kefalonia amongst others. Enjoy a swim and lunch in a choice of tranquil bays and evenings exploring before dining in a pretty harbouside taverna. Off the water, explore historic towns, Venetian castles, Byzantine churches and ancient ruins, or simply enjoy one of the most scenic and verdant islands of Greece.

The Only Way To Travel

Our comfortable and well appointed yachts are ideal for your Ionian sailing adventure, with 4 double cabins, all with en-suite facilities. A maximum of eight guests are on board, together with an experienced, professional crew to look after you. Breakfast and a light lunch is included, to be enjoyed ‘al fresco’ whilst anchored in an idyllic bay. Enjoy a refreshing swim before or after lunch, it’s up to you to decide.

A Voyage Of Discovery

There is nothing better after a day of great sailing, swimming and snorkelling than to relax on deck and enjoy a sun-downer with your fellow sailors, before exploring each new island and harbour. We aim to arrive into harbour in the early afternoon as the towns and villages we visit are well worth exploring, with each having their own character and fascinating history with lots to see. If you are a foodie, this is a great part of Greece, with each island having their own local delicacies to try.

THE CORFU ROUTE

THE KEFALONIA ROUTE

Share a Sail Cruise: The Corfu Route

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2020 Departures from Preveza for the Corfu route:

Sunday 17.00 - Sunday 09.00

3 - 10 May
17 - 24 May
31 May - 7 June
14 - 21 June
28 June - 5 July
12 - 19 July
26 July - 2 August
9 - 16 August
23 - 30 August
6 - 13 September
20 - 27 September
4 - 11 October
18 - 25 October

Share a Sail Cruise: the Kefalonia route

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2020 Departures from Preveza for Kefalonia route

10 - 17 May
24 - 31 May 7 - 14 June
21 - 28 June
5 - 12 July
19 - 26 July
2 - 9 August
16 - 23 August
30 August - 6 September
13 - 20 September
27 September - 4 October
11 - 18 October

Preveza

SUNDAY
Fly to Preveza and transfer to Preveza town marina for embarkation. Just 15 minutes from the airport, it couldn’t be easier to start your holiday.

Preveza

SUNDAY
Fly to Preveza and transfer to Preveza town marina for embarkation. Preveza is a working town, with plenty of back streets to explore and some great fish tavernas to choose from.

Gaios, Paxos

MONDAY
Gaios, PAXOS, (30 nm)
Gaios is the main town of Paxos, the island famous for supplying olive oil to Harrods. The bustling town has something for everyone and is well protected by the close lying islands to the east.

Spartochori, Meganisi

MONDAY
Spatochori, Meganisi (18 nm)
Meganisi is a beautiful island, and a walk up the hill to the town of Spartochori rewards you with a fantastic view north over the inland sea – best enjoyed with a cold beer or cocktail!

Corfu town

TUESDAY
CORFU town (28 nm)
Mandraki harbour is the oldest harbour in Corfu, and is situated right beneath the castle walls, a spectacular and convenient location from which to explore the fascinating old town of Corfu, just a few minutes walk away.

Fiscardo, Kefalonia

TUESDAY
Fiscardo, Kefalonia (17 nm)
Often referred to as the “St Tropez of the Ionian” Fiskardho, is a chic little town on the north side of Kefalonia offering a stylish evening out in one of the excellent harbour side restaurants.

Sivorta, Mourtos

WEDNESDAY
Sivota, Mortos (20 nm)
A lively little town is our destination this evening, with many great restaurants and bars to choose from for your meal ashore. If weather permits, we stop for a swim in the cave close to the harbour.

Agios Nikolas, Zakynthos

WEDNESDAY
Aghios Nikolaos, Zakynthos (35 nm)
Aghios Nikolaos is a great place from which to catch the daily boats around to the famous shipwreck bay, one of the most photographed spots in Gresece.

Paxos

THURSDAY
Lakka, Paxos (12 nm)
Lakka is a stunning bay on the north side of Paxos, and usually the weather permits a beautiful and peaceful night at anchor.

Vathi, Ithaca

THURSDAY
Vathi, Ithaca (35 nm)
One of our favourite stops is the capital of Ithaca, set deep into the bay. Wander the backstreets of the town to discover some great little bars and restaurants.

Parga

FRIDAY
Parga, mainland (14 nm)
Dominated by the ‘Kasteli’ fortress which is well worth the climb for its spectacular views, this historic and picturesque town is now a well-established resort with plenty of choice for a good night out

Sivota, Lefkas

FRIDAY
Syvota, Lefkas / Lefkada (15 nm)
Syvota is a fantastic natural harbour on the south side of Lefkada island, well protected and secure, the harbour is bordered by many wonderful tavernas.

Preveza

SATURDAY
Preveza, mainland (27 nm)
Usually a cracking downwind sail from Parga takes us back to our home port in Preveza. Time for a farewell meal at our favourite backstreet taverna.

SUNDAY
Preveza.
A rrivals and departures. Transfer to the airport for your return flight, or if staying for a second week, visit nearby Nikopolis or alternatively join a dolphin watch trip on the Sunday.

Preveza

SATURDAY
Preveza (23 nm) Today we head back to Preveza, our home port. Time for a quick lunch stop in Lefkas town before heading through the canal and to Preveza. Join us in the evening for a meal at our favourite spot.

SUNDAY

Arrivals and departures. For those staying on for 2 weeks, a chance to explore the town or relax on the yacht. You can also take a trip to Vonitsa, a traditional Greek resort town in the gulf of Amvrakiko.

Note: The above itinerary is indicative of the islands you will visit during your holiday. The actual itinerary and order of ports of call visited may be subject to change according to weather and operating conditions at the skipper’s discretion. Your crew will keep you up to date on the program each day.

The Boat

Malama, Sun Odyssey 52

The Sun Odyssey 52.2 "ATLANTIS" is an ideal yacht to explore the idyllic Ionian sea. Accommodation comprises 4 guest cabins, all with en-suite shower / WC and a spacious and comfortable saloon. The galley is equipped with 2 large fridges and gas cooker. There is also a CD player (with MP3 socket). Deck facilities include cockpit table, cockpit cushions, deck speakers, bimini top, spray hood, swimming platform and deck shower. Bed linen and towels are provided.

Layout

 

Roller Furling Genoa
Fully battened Mainsail with Lazyjacks
Electric Anchor Windlass
GPS
Autopilot
Chart Plotter
CD Player
VHF Radio
Bathing Platform, Swim Ladder & Deck Shower
Hot Water
Electric Refrigerator
Bimini Suntop And Sprayhood

Dinghy Tender
Charts & Cruising Guide
Cockpit Cushions
Cockpit Speakers
Holding Tank
Fully Equipped Galley
Buoyancy Jackets(5+Years)
Linen Including Tea Towels
Binoculars
Full Safety Inventory
12v Cigarette Lighter Connector
Shore Power Leads

Stern

Cockpit

Saloon

entrance to saloon from cockpit

Cabin

saloon


Frequently asked questions

Why should I choose a cabin charter holiday?
If you are new to sailing, or simply want to visit the islands in the best way possible, the cabin charter program is ideal.
This is also a great holiday if you are travelling alone or if you are a sailor looking for some big boat experience in a more challenging area.

What's included in my cabin charter holiday?
Your cabin charter holiday includes the following:

Accommodation in a double or twin cabin
Running expenses of the yacht, including fuel, water and gas
Continental buffet breakfast and light lunch daily
Bottled water, Coffee and tea throughout your stay on board
Services of our professional English speaking skipper and first mate
Bed linen and towels

Do I need a sailing license or experience?
No, you do not need a sailing license, as our professional skippers have commercially endorsed RYA Yachtmaster qualifications and our first mates have RYA day skipper certificates as a minimum. You don’t need experience either, just a sense of adventure!

Do I need a visa for my trip to Greece?
No, for Greece a tourist visa is not required.

How much cash should I take with me?
Obviously this will depend on what your plans are, but generally you can expect to pay around 15 euros per person for an evening meal. Although most places take card, it is good practice to have enough cash with you to cover any bill. Cash points are available at our home ports of Corfu and Agia Eufimia as well as many of the islands – your crew know exactly where and when you can get more and they will keep you updated as your holiday progresses. Travellers cheques are no longer readily accepted, and of course euros is the currency used in Greece.

What wind conditions can I expect?
Generally the prevailing wind is from the North / North West and the strength ranges from force 2 to force 5. Stronger sailing breezes can generally be expected in the afternoons, between 2 and 5pm.

Do I need to stock up with provisions at base?
The crew will have stocked the yacht with provisions for continental breakfast and light lunch, which they will be preparing for you daily. Should you wish to bring your favourite snacks or drinks on board, you can purchase these locally. Whilst the fridges on board are predominantly for the food purchased for you by the crew, there will be space for a cold beer or a bottle of wine for your sun downer at the end of a days sailing. Most islands have local kiosks where you can buy cold drinks, so no need to stock up unless you are going to spend an evening on anchor. Your crew will let you know what the program will be, so you can plan accordingly.

Can I get involved with the sailing?
Absolutely. You can get involved as much or as little as you would like, that’s one of the benefits of our cabin charter program. Many of our skippers are also RYA qualified instructors and whilst they cannot offer you certification during your trip, they can certainly give you some informal tuition, providing this does not impact on the enjoyment of the group aboard.

How long will we sail each day?
This will depend upon the particular destination of the day, however we look to organise our itinerary so that there are not more than 30 nautical miles between ports. This equates to around 5-6 hours at sea – plenty of time normally for a lunch stop in a bay with a swim. We generally aim to be in harbour by 5pm, although this is dependent upon the weather, obviously.

Notes:
Swim Stops & Beach Barbeques are weather permitting. Itinerary is subject to weather conditions and sailing is not permitted in force 7 Beaufort winds. Itineraries can be changed at the discretion of the cruise operator and of the Vessel's Captain in case of adverse weather conditions - winds of 6/7 beaufort or more depending on the vessel- on port authorities not allowing a vessel to leave port or in case of other extraordinary conditions. Such itinerary changes do not entitle automatically passengers to any refunds but the cruise company guarantees that passengers are disembarked at the advertised port of disembarkation on time for their flights. The Company reserves the right to substitute the vessel with one of equal or better standard.

 
 
  
 
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