Your sailing adventure awaits on this sapphire stretch of the Ionian Sea.
The sun kissed splendour of Greece’s Ionian Islands coupled with a small-group flexible sailing adventure – can it get more idyllic than this? Spend eight days cruising the sapphire Mediterranean seas aboard your comfortable yacht, floating past Paxos, Lefkas, Ithaka and more. Leaving from the sandy shores of Corfu, the only thing you’ll have to worry about is whether today is for snorkelling in the Ionian waters or lazing on deck with a good book. To escape from the everyday of life and do Greek travel a little bit differently, get on board – it’s all smooth sailing from here.
It’s just you, the crew and the big blue while you sail past the stunning beaches and charming towns of the Ionian Islands.
By embarking on a small-group sail, you’ll be able to cruise to smaller islands and drop anchor in secluded coves, unreachable by the tourist hordes.
With an expert crew who have got a rough itinerary planned, you and your group can choose your pace and they can tailor the sail to suit everyone’s needs – it’s what you might call a ‘cruisy’ trip.
What’s the point of sailing on the Ionian Sea without being able to dive right in? Get plenty of time to snorkel in the crystal-clear waters in search of local marine life.
The island of Corfu is the ideal place to begin and end your sail. With small towns to discover, stretches of sand to lay on and too much seafood to eat, why not consider extending your trip here?
As the majority of this trip takes place on a sailing boat, you’ll need to feel comfortable with moving about the vessel, including the use of stairs. With that said, sea legs come naturally to some but not so much for others. Your friendly crew will be able to help with the effects of sea sickness if needed.
A Zodiac is used to transport passengers from the boat to the mainland, with landings taking place at piers (dry landings) as well as on beaches (wet landings). Zodiacs can sometimes be awkward to climb in and out of, but a sense of humour and can-do attitude is all you need.
This is an adventure on board a real yacht, which means living spaces, cabins, bathrooms and showers need to be shared with other passengers. Sleeping quarters can be quite compact, but you will be spending the majority of your time on the deck, in the water or exploring on land.
Time on the water also means time in the sun. Remember to pack sun protection, such as sunscreen and a hat, and drink plenty of water to keep hydrated. See ‘Essential Trip Information’ below for a full packing list.
Please note that smooth sailing is dependent on the weather, so itinerary changes may occur at the last minute if the weather becomes unfavourable. If any changes are made, you can trust in your knowledgeable skipper to choose an alternative route or activity.
Due to the size of the yachts, sound carries easily from one side to the other and can wake your fellow travellers. If you’re planning to have a late night, it’s a good idea to head into town and experience the local night life.
Trip departures are unavailable.
There are currently no scheduled departures on our Ionian Islands Sailing Adventure from Corfu trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
This trip commences at 5pm at Gouvia Marina, Corfu. The boat will set sail shortly after so all travellers should be at the marina promptly at 5pm. If you are delayed we can assit you with making arrangements to our first stop but this will be at your own expense.
Summer temperatures can reach up to 40 degrees Celsius, which can be uncomfortable for those not used to the heat. Please consider the time of the year you wish to travel and your suitability to that season.
The minimum age on this trip is 15.
Please provide full passport details at time of booking including exact name as per passport, date of birth, nationality, issue and expiry dates as these are essential for booking services on this trip.
Dietary requirements are required at the time of booking so that any included meals can be properly catered for.
Please note that the majority of our sailing trips start and/or finish at a marina or port. If you have pre-booked any additional accommodation through us, you will need to make your own way to the joining point on day 1 and from the finish point on the final day or pre book a transfer.
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