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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.

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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. 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,

First of all let me say that it was a pleasure meeting you and many thanks for the warm welcome and your willingness to assist in all matters relating to the charter.

Everything was fine with our trip except the weather which necessitated change of plans and an early arrival in Mykonos. The yacht was fine and precisely as advertised and so was the crew. The captain was very experienced and caring for all the passengers needs. Anna was a great cook who not only met but exceeded our expectations. Nikas was also very helpful throughout. Both families enjoyed the trip which was an unforgettable experience  for all of us.

I am on the plane to Larnaka now after a few additional days in Mykonos. 

Many thanks for all your help.  We are indeed looking forward to be given another opportunity to take a cruise.   We shall definitely recommend you if any friends want similar cruises.

Mr. Christofi  20 - 27.08.2016  Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 49  Lefkas - Lefkas

A trouble free week with Ionian charter!

The booking of the yacht was very efficient. We got a competitive price and the staff in Athens addressed our questions timely and efficiently.

The staff at the base in Lefkas was excellent as well. We quickly completed paperwork went through check in and sailed away around 2pm on Saturday. The same applied through check out!

Our yacht, Captain Stathis, was in very good condition. The engine gave us no trouble. The windlass was fast and powerful. There was lots of chain on the anchor which was helpful. The sails and running rigging were all good. More or less everything was in good working condition! 

Taking into account the age of the yacht and that we are approaching the end of the sailing season Captain Stathis exceeded my expectations with its overall condition and equipment! 

It was also great meeting Mrs Eleni in Fiscardo. We had a nice chat and my crew appreciated the two bottles of wine that she offered us.

I am very satisfied with your level of service and I will certainly inquire with your company for future charters.

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


The correspondence with yourselves was good, no complaints, We had a fantastic 2 week sailing trip around the Ionians, the welcome was great and boat was well equipped with all necessary gear for that age of boat, nice to have all sheets and towels for 2 weeks.
Good pots and pans but lacked decent knives and prepping tools.


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

Dear Rabie,

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.

Mr. Pavlov  23 - 30.07.2016  Lagoon 420  Alimos, Athens - Alimos, Athens

I thank your company for the opportunity to travel a good yacht.

Status of the catamaran and the work of your staff  me and my team is quiet satisfied with.

There is a desire and the next time to buy a charter in your company!

Mrs. Pojar  16 - 23.07.2016  Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 42DS  Lefkas - Lefkas

Good Morning from Vienna Miss Halatsi!

I am sure that my husband will contact you too, but at time he is too buzy. I just wantto give you a short feedback!

We had a great time and sailing trip with a perfect ship. The equipment was perfect and very useful, we did not know that from Croatia. (Towels, diving snorkel... also the technical equipment - perfect).

My hushband posted already on a sailing platform, which Miss "Manon" gave him at the checkout time. A great area, friendly people and stuff, beautiful nature... After the sailing trip, we had one more week in Parga.

The only minus :-( the time was too short....

I am sure we will see us next year on the fair in Tulln.

So Thank you once again!

I work in a travel agency, so we dont have much request for sailing boats but if so, I will recommend Greece and your Company!

Have a nice day!

Mr. Linder  25.06 - 09.07.2016  Jeanneau Sun Odyssey  49  Alimos, Athens - Lefkas

Liebe Elena,

einen ganz großen Dank an Ionian Charter und die ganze Crew. Auch meine Crew schließt sich diesem Dank aus vollem Herzen an.

Unser Törn um den Peloponnes herum war natürlich etwas ausgefallen. Was ihn aber zu einem großartigen Erlebnis gemacht hat, war die wunderbare Janneau Sun Odyssee 49. Das Schiff war vor zwei Jahren schon in top form. Begeistert waren wir von dem, was sich inzwischen noch alles an Comfort getan hat vom Segelmaterial bis hin zu den Sonnenkollektoren, wodurch wir ständig einen eiskalten Kühlschrank verfügbar hatten. Da wir unsere beiden kleinen Enkelkinder (6 und 3 Jahre) dabei hatten, hat uns das Sicherheitsnetz rings um das Boot einen ganz sorgenfreien Törn ermöglicht. Für Pino (6 Jahre) unvergeßlich ist seine Beförderung vom Fender-Beauftragten (das war jetzt weitgehend Julian = 3 Jahre) zum anchorman. Nach dem ersten Ankermanöver mit unserem Sohn hat er seinen Vater vom Vorschiff verbannt (ich kann das alleine) und wirklich die Ankermanöver selbständig gefahren. Nicht nur er war stolz.

Wir haben auch lange überlegt, wo noch Verbesserungsbedarf an dem Boot ist: uns ist nichts eingefallen.

Die Betreuung sowohl in Athen als auch in Lefkada war überwältigend: so viel Freundlichkeit und Hilfsbereitschaft von allen Beteiligten!!!

Die Crew hat einstimmig beschlossen, in zwei Jahren wieder im Ionischen Meer zu segeln. Damit uns niemand bei der Captain Stathis zuvorkommt, melden wir schon einmal unsere wohlerworbenen Rechte an und freuen uns darauf, im Januar in Düsseldorf schon einmal über den genauen Termin zu sprechen.

Ein besonderes Lob auch für Ihren großen Einsatz bei der Nachlieferung von Franks Reisepaß. Ohne Ihren Beitrag wären wir in große Schwierigkeiten geraten. Es war genial, daß Sie im letzten Augenblick noch dem Fahrer eines Linienbusses den Paß mit nach Lefkas geben konnten. Dadurch kam er wenige Stunden vor unserem Abflug (der sonst vielleicht gar nicht stattgefunden hätte) noch bei uns an. Auf so einen genialen Gedanken muß man erst einmal kommen.

Eine wichtige Station unseres Törns war Pylos, von wo aus wir den Nestor-Palast besichtigt haben. Ich habe mit ernster Mine Pino und Julian die Geschichte erzählt, daß Nestor ein sehr weiser, kluger, erfahrener, alter Mann war, dessen Erfahrung und Ratschläge von den jüngeren (so auch Telemachos) immer wieder gefragt waren. Während die Kleinen das andächtig aufgesaugt haben, sah ich von Frank (ich muß es gestehen) nur ein breites Grinsen.

Von Crew zu Crew schicken wir die allerbesten Grüße und Wünsche für einen guten Verlauf der Segelsaison und hoffentlich auch einen kleinen Törn mit Ihrer eigenen Enkelin.

Herzliche Grüß

Ihr Manfred Lindner


Mr. Ispalar  25.06 - 09.07.2016  Beneteau Oceanis 45  Alimos, Athens - Alimos, Athens

Dear Maria,

We all thank you for your support and kind attention during to our trip.

We also thank to Stathis who is really very polite gentleman and expert skipper.

Mr. Krithis  03 - 09.07.2016  Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 44i  Lefkas - Lefkas

Nikos, Virginian and team thanks for an amazing trip we had a awesome time!
The boat was great, the Capitan Nikos was absolute BEST and helped make it a once in a lifetime experience for my family! The Ionian islands are surely the prettiest in the world!

If it wasnt so far from Australia we would come back more often!

Mr. Molik  11 - 25.06.2016  Bavaria 33  Lefkas - Lefkas

Dear Mrs. Beka,

Thanks for asking!

We have had two wonderful weeks! The yacht equipment, welcome at the base and the check - in/out procedure was excellent. The condition of the yacht was good.

I was many times in this country, but I ve never ever seen so many yachtsmen at the same time in this area, that mean you have to be at late midday on a site to getting a space/berth.

May be we will charter in this area again in two years!

Mr. Yiallouris  02 - 09.05.2016  Beneteau Oceanis 50  Lefkas - Lefkas

Good Morning Maria,

Back to base, to work, to reality.

The sailing to Ionian was excellent. I would like to thank you all for your assistance, you have made a great job. The yacht was iin good condition and the services of your people excellent!

We are looking forward to our next sailing trip and you are the one we will call!