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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

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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

No Hidden Charges

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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.

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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 hamlets 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 charter rates below are the prices for the whole yacht (per sailboat - NOT per person). In order to obtain the charter rates per person for a short Greek islands cruise, you simply 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 3530 euro / 6 persons = only 588 euro per person.

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

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.

The Boats

ALBATROSS : 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.

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

FREEDOM : Explore Greece in style on board Freedom sailboat! Freedom is an amazing 52 feet sail yacht with an excellent sailing behavior and beautiful classic lines. It's luxuary wood interior and comfort can accomodate up to 6 guests.

For a detailed list of the amenities please check your yacht page.

Our team - The skippers

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 Freedom, and it is our 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.

Meet Rita - on board on Albatross

... skipper and sailing instructor - probably the most friendly, dedicated and customer orientated person you will ever meet.

Currently, at the age of 47, she is an incredibly passionate professional captain and mariner, very enthusiastic to introduce the ultimate experience to the guests on board Albatross. Combining incredible sailing skills combined with her love of the sea and in depth knowledgeable of Greek islands, she shares her infectious enthusiasm about the history and culture guaranteeing a once in a life-time journey through the Greek islands.

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Sailing experience

  • Professional skipper for over 18 years.
  • Examiner for the Austrian sailing federation.
  • Founder and owner of "Die Segelschule Tirol" sailing school in Austria - ranked the best sailing school in Austria from 2006 through to 2018 by The Austrian Sailing Federation (OESV).

With an in depth knowledge and experience relating not just to sailing but also to paragliding, skiing, snowboarding, hiking, mountaineering and touring in Austria, Switzerland, France, Monaco, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Hungary, England, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain (Tenerife), Germany, Croatia and Hawaii, Rita is now looking forward to showing you the best of Greece!

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Meet Adriana and Radu - on board Freedom

... two young, passionate and dedicated people, with a great love for adventure.

They have turned their lifelong love for sea and travelling into a company meant to create once in a lifetime sailing experiences. Together they have clocked thousands of miles becoming the Greek island tourism experts.

The last 12 years they have been sailing, exploring and enjoying the Greek islands that they now consider their home and know them like the back of their hand.

Adriana co skipper your crew albatross

Adriana will focus her attention to detail from the first email to the moment you disembark and will ensure that your sail experience will be as close as possible to your wildest expectations.

She is also the person answering all you emails regarding your sailing adventure.

Radu is a dedicated person always focused on delivering what the customer is looking for in a safe and fun manner. He has mastered every secret of Greek sea and is now looking forward to share them with you. Highly motivated he will go out of his way to turn your sailing cruise in a once in a life-time experience.

Many of our guests refer to him as an "expert seaman" and you can be sure that from the first moments on board you will feel safe and confident it his hands.

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

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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 us for more details about the sailing trip, mentioning whether you are looking at the full week sailing or a 4-5 day charter option.

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, opened 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: Our sailboats are equipped with a cooker ( with oven and 3 burners), fridge and full galley equipment, so you can also cook on board if you prefer. Provisioning is very easy - most islands have grocery stores/markets within a couple of minutes walk 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.


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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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


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.


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, 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.


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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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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