Sailing yacht "Tahita"
Sun Kiss 45
Available in the Cyclades islands for crewed charters, cabin charter, share a sail cruises,
eco-sailing wildlife cruises, scuba diving cruises and hiking cruises.
Sailing Cruises (just with skipper)
Sailing and Hiking Cruises (with skipper and hiking guide)
Sailing and Wildlife Cruises (with skipper and nature guide / biologist)
Sailing and Diving Cruises (with skipper and diving instructor)
Custom Sailing holidays / LBGT sailing
Cruises are Saturday - Saturday in the Cyclades islands. The yacht is available for private charter on a cabin share basis. Embarkation / disembarkation from Syros, Paros, Naxos or Milos.
The Sun Kiss 45 is one of the most exceptional and elegant classical models created by Jeanneau, known and recognised for its strength and sailing capabilities, for sailing as well as cruising the world over.
Our yacht Tahita was built during the golden age of construction, when charter yachts were solidly built, with solid teak decks and wooden interiors, unlike many newer yachts which use more inexpensive materials, and tend to show their age after 5 or 10 years of regular chartering. Tahita is lovingly maintained by her owners and undergoes the full winter maintenance every year, ensuring she remains in tip-top condition.
Tahita can accommodate up to 6 guests in her three double cabins plus separate crew cabin with twin bunks. There are 2 toilets/showers and a stern shower on the diving platform.
We organise private sailing charters or by the cabin arrangements for those of you who don't mind sharing. Full details of prices and availability are available on request.
We offer sailing holidays from our base in the Cyclades islands, usually the island of Syros, but sometimes Paros or Milos. There is always a skipper on board, and optional second crew member, whether you require an ecology guide to introduce you to the flora and fauna of the Greek islands, or a diving instructor / guide to lead you to some of the most spectacular underwater sites in the Aegean, or a hiking guide, to walk with you through some of the most stunning scenery of the archipelago, or even just a cook or hostess to make your vacation more relaxing and enjoyable.
The overall interior finish is of very high quality with genuine teak woodwork and solid wood mouldings. There is ample headroom in its double cabins and the entry is nice and free of clutter. The yacht has double ventilators, good stowage shelves and hanging lockers. All of this contributes to the comfort of those aboard.
The lateral beaming of the coachroof gives a particular character to the saloon which hails back to the days of wooden construction with beaming extending from the floor beams. The double series of horizontal screens offer exceptional lighting.
Our cockpit is spacious and comfortable. There is ample space on the teak deck for you to lie down and sunbathe.
Design by Philippe Briand for Jeanneau, built between 1983 and 1990
LOA 45 ft (14 m), beam 14,5ft (4,40m), draught 7,4ft ( 2,25m)
Sloop, main sail, roller genoa
Engine 60HP Daewoo (2002)
Speed 8 kts under power, up to 12 under sail
Water tank 700lt
Fuel tank 220lt
Electrics 12 and 24 Volts
Batteries x 5 (2005, 2006)
Electronics: radar, autopilot, GPS x 2, VHF DCS, echo sounder, laptop, internet access
CD stereo, DVD
4 cabins: 3 double, 1 with two berths, all cabins have opening portholes and/or hatches
2 x shower and toilet, 1x deck shower
The yacht is fully equipped with scuba diving equipment including an oxygen compressor to refill the O2 tanks on board, which means it is possible to dive at any location in the Aegean without having to return to base.
Meet the Team
Skipper Sotiris Diamantis
Sotiris was born in Essen, Germany in 1974. He has been skippering professionally for the last 25 years throughout the Aegean, Ionian, Adriatic and Central Mediterranean seas as well as the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. He has some 80,000 miles of sailing on his record including yacht deliveries.. Sotiris has also been maintaining both wooden and fiberglass boats for the last nine years.
Sotiris started diving in the Red Sea 18 years ago and eventually became a Divemaster in Thailand in 2002. He is also trained to give first aid and rescue assistance.
Sotiris speaks fluent German, English and Spanish and also basic French.
Dive Instructor / Walking Guide / Annie Antonatou
Annie was born in Athens in 1973. Her love for the sea and marine world brought her together with the rest of the Mystic Blue crew. Annie started her career in the world of marketing and publishing but soon sailing and diving stole her heart.
Annie is a certified Day Skipper (RYA) and has sailed around 25,000 miles in the Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea. She's also a PADI certified Diving Instructor (Open Water Diver Instructor& EFR First Aid Instructor). She's dived in Belize, Thailand, Red Sea, the Society islands in the Pacific Ocean but the Mediterranean Sea is her big love. She'll be glad to share with you the secrets of the underwater world!
Annie is also a keen hiker and she has been guiding our guests around the traditional paths of the Greek islands. Annie speaks English fluentlyand basic Italian and French.
Biologist & Wildlife photographer / Andrea Bonnetti
Andrea is the scientist but also artist of the Tahita crew who will introduce you to the unique fauna of the Ionian and Aegean Seas.
Andrea was born in Lugano, Switzerland, in 1968. Soon after finishing his studies in Biological Sciences at the University of Pavia, Italy, he moved to Greece to begin a research on the birds of the Gialova Lagoon of Pylos, SW Peloponnese. As the years went by, Wildlife photography slowly became his first occupation. Throughout the years, he's travelled around Greece taking part in researches and studies of the local wildlife and ecology of various NGOs, always carrying around his camera and taking photos that would be published on a number of national and international magazines, including the National Geographic and the BBC Wildlife Magazine.
Andrea published also several books about Greek nature, the last of which – “40 Natural Paradises”, was published in partnership with WWF and is a guide to the 40 most interesting protected areas of Greece. Andrea also had the honor to win two awards in the prestigious photo contest BG Wildlife Photographer of the Year, in 1999 and in 2004. His pictures can be found at the UK Photo Library: www.nhpa.co.uk and at his website: http://www.andreabonetti.com.
Andrea is keen to share with you his passion and knowledge about Greek wildlife and wildlife photography. He speaks fluently English, Italian, French, German and modern Greek.
Walking Guide / Dafni Kalafati
Dafni Kalafati was born in Greece in the decade of the eighties. She studied photography and education and then followed a Masters degree in Art Therapy. Combining both disciplines she travelled around the world giving workshops of participatory video to children. Today she lives and works in Athens, continues her teaching practices while directing her own documentary films.
Dafni's love for the mountains has followed her everywhere she went. Since a young age she started climbing on the Greek mountains and then continued with her mountaineering career in the Alps. However the climax came when she visited the Andes where she spent almost a year walking in several national parks. Today, back in Greece, she re-discovered the greek islands through their traditional paths that she started exploring in 2008.
Dafni looks forward to guiding you around the undiscovered paths of the islands of the Aegean Sea.
We can also offer a selection of land based hiking cruises also (without sailing) in the Cyclades and the Ionian islands. Please contact us for further details.