Q: Why to hire a professional skipper?
A: We can recommend and hire on your behalf a professional skipper for your sailing cruise. Even if you have experienced sailing, you may still require the services of a professional skipper to make your cruise more relaxing and benefit from the skippers’ local knowledge. Skipper's fee per day is fix and stated on the price list, regardless of the number of people on board.
Please remember that the professional skipper needs to be provided with his own cabin, as he is obliged to sleep on board.
Kindly notice that skipper's are working independently and they are not part of our staff.
What our customers wrote to us after their sailing trip with Ionian Charter
E. Wittek - Skipper GALAXY
Dr. N.Brenig-Skipper CAPTAIN STATHIS
GALAXY V in Lefkas 2008 - A.Pommer
GALAXY III, Astypalaia, Agrolithi
A. Simonencov - ELENI 3-17/9/2011
A. Simonencov - Skipper ARION
A. Simonencov - ELENI 3-17/9/2011
Mr. Krasilnikov Ilia_Bali 4.3/2017_30.09.2017 - 07.10.2017_Alimos, Athens - Alimos, Athens
Dear IONIAN !!!
Thank you for the comfortable charter!
I really liked the new comfortable catamaran Bali 43. Check it fast and well.
The board is very clean.
Check out, also corresponded to the style of your company! With pleasure I will recommend to friends the captains to address to you !!!
With great respect
Mr. Giese Michael_Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 49/2005_23.09.2017 - 30.09.2017_Lefkas - Alimos, Athens
Dear Maria Beka,
Thank you for asking us about our trip. We had a very nice sailing trip only this was unfortunately much too short. The area between Lefkas and Athen with the channel was nice, the ship was good and we had a good care from the charter base.
We are looking forward to the next year and will definitely be back in January at "boot" in Düsseldorf at "Ionian". We consider going to the Cyclades next year and I think that we will find something suitable by your boats :). I wish you have a successful season and look forward to a meeting in the next year.
Mr. Dieter Behlich_Beneteau Oceanis 37/2013_23.09.2017 - 30.09.2017 Paros - Athens
As usual Ionian Charter got 11 points of possible 10.
We had a fantastic week on the Ionian Sea and there is really nothing to criticize. May be, next time we can order a bit more wind for the first days and less the last one?
Thank you again for your perfect support! Next time when we plan to sail in Greece we will definitely ask you for a boat. I hope to meet you in Düsseldorf next January?
Please send all my kind regards to Elena, Rabie and the rest of the Ionian team.
Mr. Daniel De Vos 16.09 - 23.09.2017 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 479/2016 Lavrion - Lavrion
Yes, we were very happy with the service rendered by you. The welcome at the base and check-in and chec-out procedures were very smooth.
I already filled out a feedback form when checking out.
Thank you all and I will surely contact you when we look out for a new vacation in Greece.
Daniel De Vos
Mr. Timo Hartmueller 02.09 - 09.09.2017 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 449 Alimos, Athens - Alimos, Athens
Dear Ionian Team,
Thanks for the great time. The service and yacht was excellent.I never had such a quick and well organized check in and check out.The ladies on side did a great job.
The provision service was fantastic. Also the yacht was very nice and had very good equipment.
We really enjoyed the time.
Mr. Ayhan Ispalar 26.08 - 02.09.2017 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 49 Lefkas - Lefkas
All we thannk you for your support and kind attention during our trip.
We also thank to Periklis who is very polite gentleman and expert skipper.
Dr. Walter Strube 19. - 26.08.2017 Beneteau Oceanis 40 Lefkas - Lefkas
Dear Ionian Charter Team,
This is my feedback regarding above charter : everything was very good, i.e the yacht, organization at the base at Lefkas, check - in and check - out procedure.
One proposal for potential approval : a more detailed map for plotter.
Many Thanks for the great vacation in Greece.
Mr. Luigi Falorni 29.07 - 19.08.2017 Beneteau Oceanis 40 Lefkas - Lefkas
Dear Ionian Charter Team,
Everything was fine and we had a great holiday, thank you for your kind assistance.
Mr. Andreas Attalide 29.07 - 05.08.2017 Lagoon 450 Lefkas - Lefkas
As you know Im extremely happy with the services that Ionian Charter offers as this is my second consecutive year as a client and I look forward to many more.
Maria Beka has been very helpful during the pre-trip period and she is extremely polite and helpful to anything we need prior to our trip.
The yacht was in excellent condition and we are very happy with both the captain Panos and our host Maria who have been professional, knowledgeable and helpful planning our trip, very friendly and blended well with our group.
Panos is a great captain and Maria a fantastic host and cook.
I would take any opportunity to recommend Ionian Charter to other firnds who are looking to have a similar experience.
Mr. Peter Wagner 22.07 - 05.08.2017 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 49 Lefkas - Lefkas
Right beforehand, from the organization everything has worked out and we have been received by Ionian very friendly. The takeover of the yaht took place on the afternoon of the 22nd of June. It was in a good condition, very clean and functional in order - an old ship but well maintained.
Sails OK and easy to operate and the berths, sanitary facilities and facilities were in good condition.
Mr. Alin Misescu 22. - 29.07.2017 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 45.2 Alimos, Athens - Alimos, Athens
My feedback is 100% positive. The staff was amazing. Thank you.
Mr. Otto Weisleitner 15. - 29.07.2017 Beneteau Oceanis 45 Lefkas - Lefkas
Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren!
Hiermit sende ich lhnen mein "feedback" zur charter 170178 Oceanis 45 "Christina".
Für uns alle war es ein wunderbarer Törn!
Erstmals gelang es mir, fünf Mitglieder von unserem "Segelclub Telfs" für einen Törn in Griechenland, mit einem Schiff von IONIAN YACHTING, zu begeistern! Die vielen Fotos unseres Törns werden wir natürlich bei einem unserer Clubabende zeigen. So ist es ziemlich wahrscheinlich, dass sich in Zukunft mehrere Mitglieder unseres Segelclubs für eine Charter bei IONIAN entscheiden.
Einige Kleinigkeiten am Schiff bitte ich allerdings zu beheben:
1. Das Ankerlicht war defekt. Wir hätten dieses meinige Male benötigt!
2. Die Pumpen an Bord sind ziemlich laut!
Es bedankt sich unsere gesamte Crew für die vorzügliche Bedienung und ich verbleibe!
mit den besten Grüßen
und Freude auf Wiedersehen
Mr. Adi Yaron 22. - 29.07.2017 Beneteau Oceanis 38 Alimos, Athens - Alimos, Athens
Me and my family would like to thank you and all the stuff of Ionian charter for a great week, nice boat and good service. We enjoyed very much sailing in the saronic gulf and sure well use your company services in the future since we come to Greece almost every year.
Mrs. Roberta Levy 10. - 24.06.2017 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 469 Lefkas - Lefkas
On behave of all of us, we have had an exceptional holiday, Niko our captain has been extremely competent, efficient and knowledgeable and has made our experience an absolute PLEASURE!!!!!
Mr. Francesco Di Giorgio 08 - 15.07.2017 Beneteau Oceanis 45 Lefkas - Lefkas
Dear Ionian Crew,
Im back from my sailing holiday on your boat and Im happy to be able to tell you that I;m looking forward to sail with you again.
Indeed there were some issues, and I had to leave on Saturday for the base personnel to repair them, but I can understand that such things can happen. Most important is that is your colleagues (Nick in the office, and Aris and Papastefano on the pier) were friendly and helpful and did what they could to solve said issues.
I handed over a positive feedback from and look forward to my next charter with you.
Francesso Di Giorgio
Mr. Werner Enoeckl 17.06 - 01.07.2017 Beneteau Oceanis 40 Lefkas - Lefkas
Dear Ionian Charter Team,
Many thanks for your kind notice. Of course I will send you my feedeback on this years charter in the Ionian Sea.
Lets keep this quite short... We were very pleased with everything from booking until check out in Lefkas. We were surpised that even the transport from the airport in Preveza to the Marina Lefkas was organized and so this was an extra relaxing start into our holidays.
Our boat "ARION" was in excellent condition, technically and also perfectly clean. We had an issue with the which needed to be fixed before we could start our sailing trip. Special thanks to Aris and also Elenis son whho helped us a lot to fix this.
All in all we had a very pleasant and relaxing holiday and will come back to you for sailing next year. In fact we consider chartering "ARION" once again. We got to like him :-)
Once again many thanks for your efforts and all the best,
Mr. Reinhold Kleindienst 10.6-17.06.2017 Bavaria 46 Lefkas - Lefkas
We all spend a nice time in Greece. The charter was perfect. The yacht, the condition and the base, also check - in and check - out were perfect. We think, that we will come again next year.
Thank you for all!
Reinhold Kleindienst and Alfons Domenig
Mrs. Tsoulakidou Maria , cook for one of our charters
Εύχομαι το μήνυμα μου να βρίσκει όλους, διοίκηση και προσωπικό της Ionian Charter πολύ καλά :)
Ονόμάζομαι Μαρία, ήμουν η cook τουυ Alina για το ναύλο που ολοκληρώθηκε την 1η Ιουλίου 2017 και ένοιωσα να ευχαριστήσω μέσα από την καρδιά μου αρχικά τη Μαρία για την εξαρχής πολύ όμορφη επικοινωνία και συννενόηση. Και φυσικά τη διοίκηση της εταιρίας που συναντάται στο όνομα της κ. Ελένης Βρυώνη, την οποία δεν είχα την τύχη να γνωρίσω, ωστόσο ακούω μονάχα τα καλύτερα τόσες μέρες για αυτήν. Σας ευχαριστώ θερμά για την ευκαιρία που μας δώσατε, αυτός ο ναύλος για μένα στέφθηκε επιτυχής από όλες τις απόψεις, συγχαίρω τον επαγγελματισμό των συνεργατών σαας, τη "γραμμή της εταιρείας", στην υποστήριξη του πληρώματος, εφοδιάστηκα με χαμόγελο, δύναμη και αισιοδοξία προσφέροντας τις υπηρεσίες μου σε αυτό το σκάφος!
Εύχομαι αυτό το στολίδι που λέγεται Alina, πλήρως εξοπλισμένο και εργονομικό, η χαρά της κάθε "εν πλω hostess" να είναι καλοτάξιδο.... πάντοτε ευνοημένοαπό ψηλά, πρίμα σε όλα τα ταξίδια του, ναύλα επιτυχή και αρμονικά!
Παραμένω πάντοτε στη διάθεση σας. Θα χαρώ να με υπολογίζετε ως εν δυνάμει crew σε ναύλους σας.P.S Mrs. Aya Damary and her company including her husband Mr. Florent Scarpel, had her birthday on Saturday 1st of July so while their stay in the office until sailing with Alina, i spontaneously "made a cake" to welcome her in wishes as a "good luck" sign for the tripon behalf of the Ionian Charter company because I was so satisfied myself that it was the least I felt to do :) I hope you dont mind!! She loved the surprise and she is extra lovely herself! Καλές Θάλασσες!!!!
Mr. Stoyanov 17.06 - 24.06.2017 Bali 4.3 Lefkas - Lefkas
Dear Ionian Charter Team,
I have the authority to provide you with the feedback on behalf of all members of our crew.
Indeed we are again highly satisfied with your services. The catamaran was very new, the equipment was excellent and fulfilled all our needs and even exceeded our expectations. The process of documentation, embarking and disembarking at port Lefkas was very swift and friendly, which we highly appreciated.
Last, but not least, our trip, our holidays would have never been as fantastic if it was not our skipper Stassi. We always felt very well protected, advised and taken care of. His personality and attitudetowards our children impress us for the second year.
We certainly look forward to our next sailing trip with you and remain with you.
Deian Stoyanov, Managing Director
Mr. Enoeckl 24.09 - 08.10.2016 Bavaria 37 Corfu - Corfu
Dear Ms. Eleni and the Ionian Charter Team,
First of all a big thank you for your caring and for two wonderful and relaxing weeks of sailing holidays in the Ionian Sea.
We were very pleased with your services both with the office work and on site in Gouvia Marina. We were welcomed by Alexandra and her guys in a very cordial way. Everything was already prepared and the papers easily settled.
The yacht was in very good coondition - especially for a 9 years old Bavaria. I hardly ever encountered an engine room so neat and clean on an older boat. George from base staff took his time to explain everything very carefully. I always appreciate this because I want to be prepare for everything out at sea (although I never needed so far :-) ).
Altogether, we had a very pleasing holiday! Once again many thanks for your efforts and also for the charming treatment :-) We plan to come back to you for holidays next year!
Mr. Savvides 27.08 - 03.09.2016 Lagoon 500 Alimos, Athens - Mykonos
Dear Eleni and team,
Mr. Christofi 20 - 27.08.2016 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 49 Lefkas - Lefkas
A trouble free week with Ionian charter!
Mrs. Schumacher 13 - 27.08.2016 Beneteau Oceanis 34 Lefkas - Lefkas
Dear Ionian Charter Team,
We are more than happy to share our recent experience with you, please feel free to use our comments the way you like!
Although we have charterd in numerous other locations, it was the first time for us in Greece and the first time with two people on the boat only. Naturally, with two persons, it is highly important that everything on the boat is in proper working condition. Contrary to big international charter agencies, the whole check - in process had a very personal touch and we enjoyed a very warm welcome.
It was also nice to actually meet the owner of the boat and you could tell that a lot of notice was given to even small details, which make life easier, when sailing with a minimum crew. The boat was very clean, well equipped (long anchor chain, more than enough mooring ropes, gangway etc.) and in excellent working order. The team was also helpful in organizing rental cars and transportation to the airport.
When we experienced a minor problem with the electronics on board, the charter base immediately responded to our request and had a specialist available. On our return to Marina Lefkas, people were already awaiting our arrival and helped with the mooring. The check - out process was very efficient, included refueling on our behalf.
Thanks again to all of you for making this a very pleasurable vacation! We are looking forward to chartering again with Ionian the next Time!
Mr. Zarudniy 06 - 20.08.2016 Beneteau Oceanis 45 Alimos, Athens - Alimos, Athens
I would like to say great thanks to all! We under a big impression of a travel.
Efstathios is the big professional, he has fascinated all our team.
Please send our thanks to Ionian Charter!
Thank you very much for your job!
Mr. Steyn 30.07 - 13.08.2016 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 35 Lefkas - Lefkas
Mrs. Igel 23 - 30.07.2016 Lagoon 380 S2 Corfu - Corfu
All of us were extremely confident with our booking, the team at the base, check-in, condition of the yacht, dealing with our little problem we had at the beginning, equipment of the yacht...
All was perfect and you made this holiday to an extraordinary experience for all of us. We are looking forward to book again with you!
Mr. Nikolaides 23 - 30.07.2016 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 49 Lefkas - Lefkas
I trust all is well. I am just writting to say thank you for your help/assistance.
We had a great time in our trip and had the best skipper we could ask for (Captain Stathis). He made the trip even better!
Please pass my regards to Ms. Eleni.