Sail Ionian is a friendly, family owned yacht charter company, run personally by the current owners for the last 15 years. We are based in Vliho Bay on the Greek island of Lefkada. Sail Ionian has been built up on a foundation of dedicated service and a passion for the sailing lifestyle and the ever popular holiday destination of the Ionian.
Charter your own luxury yacht for 7, 10, or 14 nights! With Sail Ionian the boat you book is owned, chartered and personally cared by for us – we are no yacht agents! We offer exceptionally high standards of maintenance and cleanliness of all of our yachts and provide a fast and comprehensive support service whilst you are in the Ionian on holiday if required. Our Sunday & Monday mooring assistance is unique to Sail Ionian and provides our guests with initial support to refresh their skills. For anyone needing formal training, our RYA Sea School provides tuition to all abilities.
Sail Ionian is owned and run by the Bingham family since 2003. Originally started with 5 small boats and two newly bought Bavaria 38’s, the company now has 40 new yachts varying in size from 32 feet to 57 feet. The company is built on a foundation of dedicated service and a passion for the sailing lifestyle. The result has been a growing and successfully expanding enterprise ever since!
We specialize in providing Bareboat, Skippered and Assisted yacht charters as well as RYA Training. See our whole range of holidays here.
Our RYA Sea School offers training for those new to sailing as well as for more experienced sailors.
You can choose from our wide ranging charter fleet – a monohull sailing yacht or catamaran from 32 feet to 57 feet, with most under five years old.
We have a reputation for the best equipped and impeccably maintained yachts and catamarans in the Ionian. Our charter yachts are fitted out to a high specification standard and including many extras for safety and comfort. Check out our Tripadvisor reviews here!
Bavaria 42 Vision
Bavaria 46 Style
Bavaria Easy 9.7
Nautitech Open 40
With 15 years of experience, we have managed to perfect the sailing holiday options that we offer at Sail Ionian. With the whole team based on Lefkas island and having our focus on the Ionian islands, we have developed our range of holidays to ensure that we really do have something for everyone, no matter your age, experience or ability.
If you are looking for a holiday that is packed full of adventure, while able to relax in the realms of freedom then a yacht charter is for you.
If you can picture yourself bathing in warm, sapphire waters whilst anchored in a secluded bay and you fancy the idea of the wind propelling you towards the next island while the sun pours over your skin then welcome to yacht charter with Sail Ionian! Take a look at our Tripadvisor reviews here to see what our guests think.
RYA Sailing Courses are world renowned as having the highest standards of professional training within the yachting industry.
In Greece, as in many other countries, you legally need an official sailing certificate in order to charter a yacht. View our accepted qualifications page for more on this.
Whether you are looking to buy a brand new shiny yacht, a pre-loved second hand yacht or you already have a boat that you need someone to look after, Sail Ionian has something to offer you.
With our Yacht Partnership Scheme, you can invest in a NEW yacht that Sail Ionian will use in their charter fleet and earn an income while using the yacht for a number of weeks each season.
Yacht charter is for everyone to relish, that’s why at Sail Ionian we offer a number of different holidays to suit everybody. Whether you have never set foot on a boat before and looking to get your sea legs or you’ve sailed since a child and have many a nautical mile in your logbook, we have something for you.
If you are already qualified then a Bareboat Charter is perfect for you, and our option of Assisted Sailing is great for those who hold a certificate but need to refresh your skills with a skipper for a day or two.
If you are sailing with us in high season, consider joining our sociable Informal Flotilla for daily mooring assistance.
For those new to sailing indulge in a truly relaxing Skippered Charter or perhaps RYA Training if you or your family are looking for a hands-on holiday to gain a sailing qualification.
Take a look at the selection of sailing holidays we offer below…
If you aren’t sure which holiday to go for, then contact our helpful team who will be able to point you in the right direction!
The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) is the national body for all forms of boating under power or sail. Including dinghy and yacht racing, motor and sail cruising, RIBs and sports boats, powerboat racing, windsurfing, inland cruising and narrowboats, and personal watercraft.
There are two options with the RYA Training Courses. Firstly, a private course (you hire your own yacht and have your own dedicated instructor). Or the more usual and traditional course structure of mixed individuals course.
As the longest established RYA Sea School in the Ionian, we have a great reputation and a team of highly qualified and experienced instructors.
We offer a full range of RYA Training Courses, using selected yachts, specially coded for RYA training.
Tailored courses meet the specific needs of the trainees whether this is your first time on a yacht or an already experienced sailor.
Sail Ionian only takes a maximum of 4 trainees on board on our group courses. The RYA regulations allow for up to 5 pupils per course. However, we feel a smaller group size gives us more time for individual attention and tuition. Thereby, offering the best learning experience and ability to be able to practice and demonstrate skills.
We are located in an perfect area for both sailing and power handling and aim to provide a unique, valuable and fun learning experience!
We are more than happy to teach different courses on the same yacht if you have crew of mixed experience.
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