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Prices sailboat charter Greece 2023

rates shown are for the whole group (and NOT per person).

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no hassle, simple, easy and convenient

Simple, easy and convenient.

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No hassle! Unpack your bag once and not worry about anything else for the next few weeks. At each destination we'll give you information about the island, the best sites and points of interest, modes of transportation and even restaurant recommendations. All you have to do is decide on what best fits your groups interests. You won't need to spend hours combing through books wondering what the best sites to see are.
single point of contact

Book with us / sail with us.

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You speak directly with us (the owners). We can answer any question regarding your sailing adventure so that you know exactly what you should expect from your experience on board.
customized experience

Customized experience.

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We'll make your trip into a personalized adventure tailor made for your family and friends. Let us make your dream come true. Your tailor made sailing vacations will be exactly what you’d hope it would be: bespoke, unique and personal to you.
no hidden charges

All Costs Included package deal.

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No Hidden Charges
All our guests beneficiate of the "essentials and skipper" packs that includes the expenses associated with chartering a sailing yacht (fuel, skipper, end cleaning, etc). You simply pay a one-time flat rate and that’s it ! Much easier to plan and budget for!! No hidden costs, no surprise at the end of the trip.

Dreaming about sailing the Greek islands but you are concerned that the sailboat prices might be high? We are making sailing accessible to everybody!

So not only did we set very competitive prices for our 5 cabins (51 feet sailboat), but also we offer the "all costs included" package deal. This bundle includes all extra expenses associated with chartering a sailboat: fuel, skipper, docking fees, water-tank refill and final cleaning. No hidden costs - no extra charges at the end of the trip!

For couples and small groups ( up to 4 persons ) we have prepared discounted charter prices as listed below.

What you see below is the price per sailboat (for the WHOLE BOAT - and NOT per person). In order to get the rates per person for Greece sailing vacations, you simply divide the rates shown below to the number of persons in your group.

For example a group of 6 interested in a 7 day trip in June - season B - will pay 5470 euro per boat thus 5470 euro / 6 persons = only 911 euro per person for a 7 days yacht charter in Greece.

Incredible value for money - cheaper than any other holiday option and an absolute superior experience to the typical "ferry to an island / stay in a hotel" alternative.

ALBATROSS sailboat

ALBATROSS charter rate :

for 2 weeks
for 1 week
for 6 days
for 5 days
for 4 days
for 3 days
for 2 days
for 1 day

Season A
1 July - 27 August

Season B
20 May - 30 June & 28 August - 1 October

Season C
8 April -19 May & 2 October - 5 November

Party of 3 - 6 persons
for 2 weeks
for 1 week
for 6 days
for 5 days
for 4 days
for 3 days
for 2 days
for 1 day
Party of 7 - 8 persons
for 2 weeks
for 1 week
for 6 days
for 5 days
for 4 days
for 3 days
for 2 days
for 1 day
10% discount on the charter rate for a party of 2 guests
for 2 weeks
for 1 week
for 6 days
for 5 days
for 4 days
for 3 days
for 2 days
for 1 day

Included in the charter rate (a)

sailboat  Your sailing yacht - accommodation on board
snorkel  Snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel and short fins)
noodle  Floats for non swimmers (6 noodles)
amenities  All amenities as described at your yacht(hot water shower, fridge, etc)
linens  Linens & Towels (1 set / week)
anchor  Flexibility: customized itinerary, flexible start date (other than the tipical Saturday) and duration.
taxes  charter rate VAT
SUP  Use of 1 stand up paddle board (SUP) -150 €/week  FREE

Skipper and boat expenses

b) "All costs included" combo - 330 euro / day / boat. Includes:

fuel  b1) "Essentials" pack : 420 euro / week / boat. Fuel for any of the routes listed, end cleaning, cooking gas, dish-washing liquid, two dishcloths, one sponge, trash bags, toilet paper.

captain  b2) "Skipper" pack : 1900 euro / week / boat (includes food bonus of 200 euro/week). VAT not included - recommended to be paid on board directly to the captain.

The above packs will make it super easy to plan and budget for your sailing vacation. No hidden costs and a flat rate for the extra expenses associated with hiring a boat.

  • Professional SKIPPER
  • FUEL
  • Final cleaning, upon disembarkation, etc

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We offer our guests the advantage to pay a flat rate prior to setting sail, and that’s it!

After surfing the web and looking at different options for your sailing vacation, you might have noticed most yacht rental are structured similarly with renting a car. The charter rate covers the price for hiring the yacht itself (just like the car rental price covers the car itself).

And all the other aspects/costs involved are on you to cover as you go. For a car that would be things like gas, toll rates. With similar structure, when you are budgeting for your sailing holidays, you will have add on top of the charter rate, the other expenses involved as they appear. The trouble with this approach is that for a yacht the total/ final price the extras add up to varies several factors. Which makes it difficult for the traveler to figure out the total price he will end up paying (an aspect that will naturally might make him worried or anxious).

For example while the rate applied for skipper services is pretty much standard for all companies (190-240 euro/day), all the others extra can range according to many factors. How much fuel you are going to use depends on how long the engine will be running - more specifically on the distance to your favorite destination and weather condition. "But won't we be sailing most of the time-why are we discussing fuel?' you might be wondering. Please read below the paragraph marked with **

So we are taking a different approach. In order to avoid the hassle of having an expense account open , we have grouped everything in the : "All costs included" combo of 330 euro/day to include the expenses associated with chartering the sailing yacht (skipper, fuel, final cleaning, etc) that will guarantee worry free vacations. You won't have to keep an expense account open. You simply pay a one-time flat rate - divided in between the members in your group prior to setting sail, and that’s it! Much easier to plan and budget for! No hidden costs, no surprise at the end of the trip.

** How much will we be sailing /motoring? Well...it all depends on the wind conditions and the distance to the next destination. So let's take for example a sail from Mykonos to the port of Paroikia in Paros that is 28 nautical miles apart (a good average).

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FREEDOM sailboat

FREEDOM charter rate :

Season A
1 July - 27 August

Season B
20 May - 30 June & 28 August - 1 October

Season C
8 April -19 May & 2 October - 5 November

Prices in Euro (€) per DAY 1350 1150 950
10% discount for couples or party of 2 persons
5% discount for 7 days trips

Other number of days might be accommodated. If the number of days you are planning for your sailing cruise is not listed in the above table, please contact usfor a quote.

ONE WAY TRIPS : Upon request we sometimes organize one-way trips with either embarkation or disembarkation at a different point. Our base is in Paros island (alternatively Mykonos island for some specific weeks) but sometimes (upon previous arrangements) a pickup at a different point might be arranged.
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Depending on each situation, a one-way fee applies in order to cover the cost of the boat travelling from the base/regular embarkation point to the pick up point of your choice (fuel + rate for the day/s when it cannot be chartered as it will be traveling to the island you prefer to embark at).

Thus the one way fee depends on the distance to the destination chosen and can vary from 800 euro to 1450 euro.

Please contact us for more details.

For many details on itineraries, program, meal options and life on board please check :

Sailing vacations (7 to 28 days)

The Greek islands on board your private sailboat!
So many islands to choose from - beside the famous Santorini and Mykonos that need little introduction, a yacht charter holiday will give you the chance to explore several authentic islands, untouched by mass visitors as well as many secluded coves.

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Mini Cruises (2 to 5 Days)

Sailboat charter Greece : spoil yourself with an amazing mini cruise!
Dreaming about enjoy the magic on the Greek islands but you tight schedule only allows a short yacht charter while in Greece? No problem - even in a few days on board you would still have the chance to enjoy the sheer beauty of the white washed traditional village and crystal clear bays. You might not be able to fit in further away islands like Santorini but combinations like Paros-Naxos-Syros-Mykonos and such can be fit even in a few days on board

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One day sailboat charter

Day sailing + snorkeling activities : enjoy the best day of your vacation!
From Mykonos to Rinia or Syros. From Paros to Despotiko or Antiparos

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Your Boat

Come aboard and let your dreams come true! Sail away with us and experience the perfect combination of adventure and relaxation on board Albatross sailboat.

Designed in Greece specifically for handling smoothly sailing the Aegean sea conditions, sailboat Albatross will amaze you with her performance and comfort. For the guests there are 4 double cabins and 2 electric toilets with fresh water shower (both hot and cold). Amenities include electric fridge, electric toilets, hot/fresh water shower, shaded cockpit and sunbathing mattresses , snorkeling equipment, a paddle board and much more.
For a detailed list of the facilities on board please check your yacht page.

About us

We are a small family-owned operated sailboat charter company thus we can treat each guest individually and we like to see you more as a friend rather than a typical client. The two of us, Adriana and Radu, are the owners of the Albatross and Freedom.

This means best price (no agency commission) and a personal experience. You speak directly with us, so we can answer any question regarding your sailing adventure so that you know exactly what you should expect from life on board.

Like one of our dear guests was mentioning "we'll make it so easy you won't have to spend hours combing through books wondering what the best sites to see are".
You can virtually "meet us" at your crew.

Adriana co skipper your crew albatross


Some of our guests' spoken testimonials

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Fabulous Experience
The most amazing week onboard Albatross with Radu and Adriana exploring some of the Cyclades and Saronic Islands. From the very first contact the emails were so extremely detailed and informative we knew right away we found the right crew - miles ahead of the others we contacted. Perfectly 5-star spot on Adriana! Stepping onboard the Albatross we felt very welcome and at home from the start. Out at sea there was not a single moment we did not feel perfectly safe. Radu, your calm command of the vessel and safety above all approach is truly admirable. How well you work together as a team is an inspiration and was so reassuring. Thanks for all the information and suggestions - this made our time off the boat exploring so much easier. Overall, you exceeded all expectations - we could not have asked for a more relaxing and enjoyable week! Wonderful memories we will cherish always! Can’t wait to return next year and explore more islands with you.

TripAdvisor member FransJV
Fantastic journey through the Cyclades
This vacation was a longtime bucket list item and over 1 year in the actual planning. We had a fantastic 2 weeks visiting numerous islands in the Cyclades with our 2 sons and their wives. We have our own sailboat at home but the harbor system and mooring is very different from how it is done in Canada. Adriana and Radu handle their boat with skill and confidence; we could just sit back, relax and try to learn how it is done! Their local knowledge is indispensible for knowing which harbors were best to visit based on the daily weather and wind, and where to find the little bays and inlets for swimming. As we arrived at each destination, Adriana would pull out books and maps from her collection and give us tips for the best things to see and do. There are always options, and Adriana listened to every word, then did her best to accommodate our wishes.
The sailboat is well setup, excellently maintained, and was very comfortable for the 6 of us. We were able to use the extra cabin to store some of our stuff; this is a sailboat and you do need to heed Adriana's advice to pack lightly! Supplies were readily available at all the harbors so we periodically restocked for breakfast and lunch items. We found it easier and very affordable to eat dinner at the local tavernas, and Adriana and Radu always had suggestions for those as well. We spent one beautiful night at anchor in Kleftiko Bay (Milos) and grilled fish we had bought that morning from the local fishing boat on the same pier where we had moored. Certainly, could have done that a few more times :)
Apart from our own food, boat friendly shoes and beach/swim towels, everything else is on the boat. Once we had picked out appropriate sizes of snorkel gear, it was set aside. The galley was well equipped and has a large fridge (kept our ice frozen for a whole week!). Radu and Adriana use the forward V-berth (as you can see on the diagram on their website) and were extremely conscientious about not interfering with our own activities (e.g. they would wait for us to be done or off the boat before making their own breakfast). We were very happy that they did accept to join us for dinner towards the end of the trip (it was my birthday :)) as we had quickly considered them to be friends.
They were always thinking of how they could make our trip even more enjoyable than it already was! For example, we had opted to spend a bit of extra time on Tinos and not stop at Delos based on weather. But as we got close to Delos, the strong winds forecasted had not developed, so that option was reconsidered and we did stop and visit this amazing archeological site. Anchoring and preparing the dinghy takes a bit of time and extra work, but they never once minded going the extra (nautical) mile!
One thing to keep in mind is that most of the islands are best toured with a rental car. We had not considered that in advance although someone else mentions it in another review here. Radu would accompany us to the rental office (always near the harbor) and ensure we were properly looked after. The rates were quite reasonable and the smallest vehicles are adequate. Our trip was in early May and the weather was perfect. We packed a lot into our two weeks; towards the end we forced ourselves to slow the pace a little so we could just sit back and relax a bit on the boat (which you can do while sailing between islands although not so much when the wind picks up).
Definitely would do this again with Adriana and Captain Sparrow (Radu) on the good ship Albatross!

TripAdvisor member CriticalCdn
Can't Wait For a 3rd Trip
This was our second trip with Blue Water Sailing charter put of Athens. A year and a half ago we took a one week trip with them. This time we chose do cruise with them two weeks. I wish we had done a three week cruise. The boat is comfortable. We each had our own stateroom. There are four on the vessel for customers. Two bathrooms, a very functional kitchen and a nice salon area. The crew is extremely knowledgeable about each island they took us too. Explaining all our options once we arrived. The price was extremely seasonal. If you are thinking about a Greek Island vacation you should totally check this charter out.

TripAdvisor member 785marcyv.
OMG....... could not have been better
Radu and Adrianna will provide you with a sailing experience of a lifetime. We were two couples for 5 days. Beautiful boat. Plenty of room. Unsurpassed hospitality from the hosts. After we sailed the Saronic gulf for 5 days, we spent another week on other islands.....but the sailing was by far the best part of our trip. You really want to meet and sail with these people. They are fantastic.

TripAdvisor member RaRrich
Unbelievable tour of the Greek Saronic islands
This was a trip of a lifetime. There was nothing that could be improved upon. Adrianna and Radu (skippers) were informative, flexible and accommodating. We felt very safe in their care. They tailored the trip to our preferences and in accordance with the weather. They provided very helpful advice regarding sites to see on each island as well as where to shop and eat. This was an unforgettable vacation and I would highly recommend travelling with Blue Water Sailing.

TripAdvisor member J6013ZEanonymous
Hidden Secrets of Greece
I’m sure there are a lot of ways to see Greece and many sailing options but the best way is sailing with Blue Water Sailing Greece. Radu and Adriana made our trip so special, it was like having our own tour guides that were specialists of each place/island we visited. We so looked forward to the briefing of each place when we docked in the marinas. We actually had to start recording the briefing due to the fact they were so informative and we didn’t want to miss anything. There were 8 of us on the trip and no one could have imagined what we experienced.

TripAdvisor member AlbertC2362
You are the Best!
Adriana and Radu made us feel part of their family our our family holiday this September. Radu's sailing is wonderful to watch and I reckon he can take their boat anywhere. Nothing was too hard for them as they took us to the swimming and snorkeling wonderland around the Cyclades and Saronic islands. The Albatross has first class accommodation and it's obvious they care for their boat greatly. Can't wait till we have the chance to go with them again to even more islands. Harvey and family from Australia.

TripAdvisor member C886harveyj

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