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Enjoy a 4 - 5 day sailing escape to the Greek islands or a 2-3 day yacht charter in Greece

The Greek island cruise of a lifetime - spoil yourself with a 2-5 days yacht charter on Albatross sailboat


Why Us

100% guests' satisfaction

100% Guest Satisfaction Guarantee.

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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 and also your crew). 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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All our guests beneficiate of the "all costs included" bundle that includes ALL expenses associated with chartering a sailing yacht (fuel, skipper, docking/marina fees, final 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 or extra charge at the end of the trip.
And because actually two people are needed to sail and dock a yacht, both of us will be on board in order to take care of the tasks related to sailing/docking. This way our guest can lay back and relax without being interrupted when the skipper needs assistance.




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Want to get away from it all?


Imagine yourself spending a few days on the yacht in the Greek islands... discovering secluded bays, sampling the local delicacies of each destination, exploring archeological sites and temples, discovering a few off-the-beaten-path places and walking their picturesque harbor villages with narrow streets, snorkeling in the most amazing places, spending the night onboard in an astonishing scenery and much more.


A short 4-5 day sailing yacht charter provides a great opportunity for the groups dreaming of sailing the Greek island but travelling on a tight schedule and unable to do a regular 7 day yacht charter.


How would you like to:

  • Travel on board your own private yacht with captain, just you and your family / friends (and the crew) - away from any crowds.
  • Unpack your bag once and visit a new island each day.
  • Have accommodation at on board your floating little villa with the best sea view and only moments from a dip in the crystal clear water.
  • Enjoy the maximum flexibility a sailing cruise to various Greek islands can offer - with an itinerary and program customized to your desires.
  • Unwind each day for a few hours in a secluded cove for snorkeling, sunbathing and paddle boarding. Relax away from the crowded and noisy beaches in high season.
  • In the afternoon, explore the various islands - walk the narrow cobble stone streets, explore archeological sites and temples.
  • Discover picturesque hamlet and quiet fishermen's villages with their lovely port full with tiny colored fishing boats.
  • Enjoy amazing sunsets while having dinner at water front taverns by the seaside.
  • Wind down at night with a drink on the yacht.

If all the above sound appealing to you - contact usin order to book yourGreek island sailing cruise.

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How much does a yacht charter costs?


The rates below are the prices for the whole yacht (per sailboat - NOT per person). In order to obtain the rates per person for a short Greek islands cruise, you simply divide the rates divide the rates listed below to the number of persons in your party. For example a group of 6 interested in a 5 day trip in June - season B - will pay 3490 euro per boat thus 3490euro / 6 persons = only 581 euro per person for a 5 days sailing trip cruise 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.

Sailboat prices :
total price for all your group


Season A
12 July - 22 August

Season B
24 May - 11 July & 23 August - 26 September

Season C
29 March - 23 May & 27 September - 14 November

Season D
15 November - 28 March

2 - 4 persons
for 1 week
for 6 days
for 5 days
for 4 days
for 3 days
for 2 days
5 - 8 persons
for 1 week
for 6 days
for 5 days
for 4 days
for 3 days
for 2 days
9-10 persons
for 1 week
for 6 days
for 5 days
for 4 days
for 3 days
for 2 days

Included


sailboat  Your fully equipped sailing yacht - accommodation on board
snorkel  Snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel and short fins)
noodle  Floats for non swimmers (6 noodles)
phone  Phone with local card if you wish to put mobile data packageand use it as a tethering device for internet access on your devices... read more
amenities  All amenities as described at your yacht(hot water shower, fridge, safety deposit box, etc)
linens  Linens & Towels (1 set / week)
anchor  Total flexibility: customized itinerary, flexible start dateand duration: embark the day that suits your travel plans best) and sail for as many day as you wish (either it is a 3 week adventure or a 3 day short experience.)... read more
taxes  All taxes and fees
 

Extra / Specials


SUP  Use of 1 stand up paddle board (SUP) Aqua Marina Vapor (with kayak chair) -150 €/week  FREE
captain  "All costs included" package deal. The bundle that will make it super easy to plan and budget for your sailing vacation. No hidden costs and a flat rate for ALL extra expenses associated with hiring a boat.
  • Professional SKIPPER
  • FUEL
  • Docking / MARINA FEES
  • Final cleaning at the end of the cruise, upon disembarkation

220 euro/ day (per boat, not per person) is shared in between the members in your group.

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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 of the charter companies structure the yacht rental 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, parking fees. With similar structure, when you are budgeting for your sailing holidays, with most charter companies 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 significantly on many 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 (150-170 euro/day), all the others extra can range according to many factors. Docking fees can range from 50 euro/night to under 10 euro or to 0 when you prefer to spend the night at anchor in a bay. 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 all the hassle and worries, we are offering the "all costs included" package deal. Our bundle includes ALL expenses associated with chartering the sailing yacht (fuel, skipper, docking/marina fees, 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 (220 euro/day/boat - 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 or extra charge 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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Any number of days can 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 / Mykonos island and Athens 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 250 euro to 1000 euro.

Please contact us for more details.





The Boat


Indulge yourself with the perfect sailing cruise to the Greek islands on board our limited edition sailboat. Built in Greece specifically for handling any sea conditions in the Aegean archipelago, the sailing yacht Albatross is a fast leisure boat with excellent sailing capability. On board you will find all facilities you will need for a comfortable sailing cruise: electric fridge, electric toilets, hot/fresh water shower, shaded cockpit and sunbathing mattresses, snorkeling equipment, a paddle board and much more.


For guests' exclusive use there are 2 double and 2 twin cabins accommodating 8 travelers. The crew has separate quarters. For larger group of 9-10 persons special sleeping arrangements can be done- please contact us for more details before booking.

For a detailed list of the amenities please check your yachtpage.



The crew (skipper and co-skipper)


We are a boutique yacht charter company whose main focus is treating our guests individually and striving to make their dream reality. The two of us (Adriana and Radu) are the owners of the Albatross and also your crew for the days- having the great pleasure of sailing you around the Greek islands . We like to see and treat each person on board more as a friend rather than a typical client. And actually after spending a week or a few days on board together new friendships are often tied.


All your emails/phone calls with be answered directly by Adriana so she can give you all the details you might need regarding your sailing vacation (and why not?..generally your trip to Greece).

This way you can be sure you'll know exactly what to expect from life on board, the destination we'll be visiting and any other aspects that might interest you. If you are interested in local/insider tips, at each destination she can offer you information about the islands, the best beaches and not-to-miss experiences, the points of interest, way of transportation and of course restaurant recommendation if you wish.


As one of our dear guests was mentioning in her tripadvisor review "she makes it so easy you won't have to spend hours combing through books wondering what the best sites to see are"

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Radu is a professional skipper whose only concern, after safety for all, is the guests' experience and pleasure.

Along the years Radu he has mastered every secret of Greek sea and is now looking forward to share them with you. Radu will make sure you will have a safe and fulfilling experience as he will go above and beyond to make your trip special and turn your sailing cruise in a once in a life-time experience.


Like one of our lovely guests was mentioning in his tripadvisor review "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".

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Itinerary for your 2 - 5 days sailing cruise to the Greek islands

Click here to see some options of itineraries for 2 - 5 dayyacht charter in Greece.


There is a great diversity of amazing places and islands within an easy sailing distance for a short sailing cruise. The program and the sailing route will be adapted to the prevailing wind and weather conditions.


Customized sailing itinerary: just let us know your interests and at embarkation we'll advice you on the perfect route for your sailing cruise in Greece. We consider that this is YOUR sailing trip and we will make sure you will get the best of it! This is why before setting the sails we discuss your individual requirements and ideas so we take a route as close as possible to your dream (weather permitting and within reality of a sailing yacht for the number of days you have on board).


What do I have to do?

It´s very easy!Just contact usfor more details about the sailing trip, mentioning whether you are looking at the full week sailing, 4-5 day charter option or the 2-3 day short cruise.


If you are not decided yet and need more time to plan, upon request we can put your dates on hold for a few days for FREE .

This will give you the opportunity to plan your sailing cruise (find air flights and contact the other charter companies in order to be sure you've got the best option) without having to worry that somebody else might take your dates.



Meal options - Where are we going to eat?


On shore: Each island, the little ports and villages have a variety of restaurants, traditional taverns and bars just within a few meters from the boat. They are open from breakfast till after midnight, all priced very reasonably. Enjoying local cuisine and islands' specialties at a waterfront tavern while admiring an astonishing scenery is something you'll want to experience over and over again.


On board: Albatrosssailboat is equipped with a cooker (with oven and 3 burners), fridge and full galley equipment, barbeque on gas, so meals can also be cooked on board if you prefer. Provisioning is very easy - each island has grocery stores/markets within 1-2 minutes' walk from the sailboat where you can stock up the boat with your favorite food/drinks.




Program on board and on shore / Extra activities

The yacht charter in Greece come with much more besides sailing : exploring, sightseeing and archaeology, biking, trekking - for more info please check our alternative sailing - other activitiespage.

Basically during a sailing cruise to the Greek islands, each day will feel like a full vacation thanks to the mix of so many activities:





How long should I plan my sailing cruise in order to fully experience the Greek islands?

This all depends on your interests but especially on how much time you have available in Greece - the more days you have on board the more islands you will be able to explore.


Each day you will be visiting a new island ( and you will be surprise at how different each of them is ). Thus the more days you have on board, the more varied and flexible the itinerary will be and the more you will experience.

In order to enjoy the full magic the Greek island can offer, we'd recommend at least 5-7 day on board. If your program only allows a shorter 3-4 day cruise - no worries. That will be a great first experience and you can always come back next year for a 1-2 week adventure sailing the Greek islands.



Looking forward to seeing you soon.



Testimonials

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. They even have a variety of shorty wetsuits. 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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Why sailing in Greece should be number 1 on your bucket list


How your sailing holiday could look like



Frequently Asked Questions - for more informations about life on board please check our FAQ page.


Why book a mini sailing trip? What are the benefits of a short sailing cruise with skipper over a traditional trip?

Below you can find a comparison in order to get a better idea of what you get when booking aBlue Water Sailingtour comparing to an ordinary trip ("get the ferry, find your hotel" style).


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Blue Water Sailing Mini Cruise


Hotel or Normal Resort


Accommodation

Your floating hotel with all the amenities such as hot water, cold drinks and an amazing sea view every night ! ... more info at The Yacht menu

Try to find a hotel with a sea view, pay an exorbitant price just for having the 'privilege' of seeing a bit of sea from one corner of you balcony.

Diversity

Endless possibilities:

- discover a new Greek island every day (or every couple of days if you prefer).

- explore secluded bays or coves.

Same view, same places to visit every day, same activities and taverns, same village to spend your evening.


Flexibility, privacy and freedom

Feel relaxed to make your own schedule and set the itinerary (weather permitting). Discover the Greek islands and their secluded bays at your own pace.

Visit small islands in the Cyclades and Saronic and out of the way beaches, many of them accessible only by boat.

The Cyclades islands are renowned for their crystal clear waters and sandy beaches.

Participate in daily trips only to nearby places and respect a schedule that might not fit you (depart late, return earlier that you wish and miss that incredible sunset on board). Share the boat with other 100 people.

Extra Activities and Sailing Adventures

Combine sailing with other activities ( sightseeing, trekking, biking ) - do them at your pace, and in a different place each day, if you wish.

As your skipper and co-skipper, we will help you discover the hidden beauty of Greece , suggest the best destination for your favorite activities, help you find the best snorkeling spots and discover the secret beauty of the Greek villages ... more info at Alternative Sailing - Other Activitiespage.

Figure by yourself where is the best spot for swimming and them find a way to get there.

Try to find out by yourself if your favorite activity is available in the area of your hotel. Otherwise, try to rent a car or wait for hours for a public bus to take you to that place etc.

Beaches and Destinations

Swim and snorkel every day in a different bay, and why not - a different island if you prefer

Avoid the crowded and noisy beaches in high seasons and choose an isolated cove only for yourself.

Same beach every day together with all the other guest of the hotels nearby.

Costs

One short sailing cruise starting from 1160 per two days for the WHOLE BOAT - total price for all the yacht including : skipper, co-skipper, end cleaning.

Pay approximately the same amount only to get a place to sleep!.


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Notes:

No previous experience or yachting qualifications are required in order to participate in the sail trip. A mini cruise vacation is perfect for groups and families wanting to live the experience of a short sailing cruise in Greece without the pressure of looking after the boat. A mini cruise charter with skipper is also the best option if you are searching for a relaxing cruise and want to discover the Greek islands without having to worry about anything at all. Just lay back and enjoy the trip!




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