What is a Skippered Sailing Charter?

What is a Skippered Sailing Charter?

A skippered sailing charter is a type of yacht rental for vacationers. A skippered rental is a great option for those who want the sailing, island-hopping experience, but either do not know how to sail, or would rather have guidance in sailing a new part of the world. Contrarily to the bareboat rental, where holiday goers rent a yacht and sail it themselves.

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What Does a Skipper Do?

what is a skippered sailing charter?

Our skippers are an essential part in the Greek island-hopping experience. A skipper ensures a safe and enjoyable sailing holiday.  

Chartering a yacht with a skipper provides a unique and local experience. They have knowledge and expertise beyond the Google suggestions most come across after searching questions like, ‘’what to do in Greece on vacation?’’ or, ‘’which islands should you sail to in Greece?’’

The sailing conditions in Greece are known to be some of the most challenging in the world. A skipper, working for a skippered sailing charter in Greece, knows what to expect, where to go, and how to handle the conditions mother nature has to offer.


Not only are our skippers knowledgeable, but they are friendly and professional, and are more than happy to share some key sailing skills with the crew. 

Responsibilities of the Skipper:

  • Sailing
  • Navigation
  • Consistent weather forecast checks
  • Mooring
  • Anchoring
  • Boat Systems
  • Crew Safety
  • Providing trusted recommendations
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Does the Skipper Plan the Itinerary?

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Of course, you can map out your preferences. The most important advice is not to plan an itinerary that is too ambitious and too specific. What might seem great on paper may actually hinder your enjoyment. Simply present your preferences to your skipper and crew and they will do their best to make it happen. 

The winds and weather may affect routes, so definitely plan to be flexible. Your skipper will suggest an itinerary based on your preferences, his local knowledge and the weather. And even his itinerary may change depending on a number of variables. 

In all cases, the crew, as experts will decide what’s best.  

Best Part of a Skippered Charter?

By choosing a skippered sailing charter holiday in Greece, you are signing up to see more and learn more than you could have ever imagined.

Your skipper will sail you to places you never knew existed, and suggest restaurants and activities unknown to most travellers.

Book a skippered yacht for your next vacation, jump into untouched seas from your private sailing yacht anchored in a secluded bay, taste the local food at local prices, and see parts of Greece and history a Google search won’t show you.

Make the most of your time in Greece.  

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