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Skippered Yacht Charter Greece - Sailing Holidays with skipper to the Greek islands starting from Paros

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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.
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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.
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Customized experience.

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We'll make your sailing holiday into a personalized adventure tailor made for your family and friends. Let us make your dream come true. Your tailor made yacht charter will be exactly what you’d hope it would be: bespoke, unique and personal to you.
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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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Treat yourself to the ultimate skippered yacht charter in Greece ! The sailing holidays of a lifetime around the Greek islands!

Explore the Greek islands at your own pace, choose your activities in a premium, personalized skippered yacht charter on board Albatross sailboat.

How does the perfect holiday look like for you - relax and take it easy or an active vacation where you do and see lots of things? Secluded destination or a cosmopolitan islands? Either way, a sailing vacation on board Albatross will be exactly what you’d hope it would be. Embarking from Paros ( sometimes Mykonos might be arranged ) the possibilities are unlimited.

Skippered sailing holidays are both active and relaxing - you can spend most of your time relaxing in the shade with a drink, sunbathing with a book on the deck if you prefer or go on shore and explore, sightsee ,walk, experience - it's all up to!

Unlike any resort or beachside hotel, a skippered sailing holiday around the Greek islands (the Cyclades archipelago when starting from Paros) offers you the absolutefreedom, flexibility and diversity. YOU set the pace and the schedule can change if you find something interesting along the way or if you like a particular island... read more about sailing holidays in Greece

There are hundreds of charter companies in Greece and thousands of able skippers available for hire, however, you need something more to get your fun, relaxing,'once in a lifetime'sailing holiday experience you are dreaming about!

The difference between a regular skippered yacht charter and Blue Water Sailingholidays is the unique attention to your desires : we will be there for you with information and suggestions from the moment you start planning your sailing trip until the moment you disembark.

We will not just sail you from A to B like a standard sailing tour based on a schedule: we will adapt your Greek islands sailing holiday to your interest, advice you on the best spots and best Greek islands so you can discover the local culture and traditions in Greece.

Every afternoon we are going to sit down for a few moments and discuss the program for the next day based on your preferences (and the weather conditions) to plan the sailing vacation of your dreams.

Plan or let us plan for you a skippered sailing holiday filled with adventures, fun activities and relaxation on your own private yacht, no strangers aboard, hopping from island to island.

Greece is definitely the best place for sailing vacations. The Greek islands are a world-renowned destination for sailing because of the great diversity (over 9000 miles of coastline), stunning beaches , picturesque villages amazing sceneries and delicious cuisine. A sailing holiday with skipper offers you the possibility to create your own agenda around the 170 inhabited islands of Greece (Cyclades archipelago and Saronic islands) and (why not) other 3000 un-inhabited.

If all the above sound appealing to you - contact usin order to book youryacht holiday.

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How much does a yacht charter costs

The prices below are the charter rates for the whole yacht (per sailboat - NOT per person). In order to obtain the charter rates per person for a sailing holiday, you simply divide the the rates listed below to the number of persons in your party.

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
Party of 7 - 8 persons
for 2 weeks
for 1 week
10% discount on the charter rate for a party of 2 guests
for 2 weeks
for 1 week

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.

your skipper

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.

your crew radu skipper greece

Your destinations - Itinerary around the Greek islands

We start most of our trip in Paros right in the heart of the Cyclades.

Within easy sailing distance, dozen of islands are waiting for you to discover them. From off the beaten path places like Schoinoussa and Kimolos to cosmopolitan places like Santorini and Mykonos, or astonishing places like Milos and Amorgos.

So many amazing places waiting for you to explore them.

Click here to see some great sailing itineraries perfect for 7 days, 14 days and 21 daysskippered yacht charter.

Many times we are asked which is the BEST Greek island. Santorini and Mykonos need little introduction but a sailing holiday will offer the opportunity to enjoy many others which you will probably end up liking even more. Sailing the Greek islands is a perfect balance of seclusion and sophistication, cosmopolitan destinations mixed with tiny island, untouched by mass visitors where you can still have a very local experience. There are literally tens of amazing islands and the best route for you eventually depends on your interests. Rest assured that there are dozens of islands that fall in your criteria. Some places are great for swimming (like Milos, Polyegos), others for nightlife and incredible sandy beaches (like Mykonos, Paros, Ios), other for architecture (like Santorini, Syros), and other for hiking (like Naxos, Sifnos) and so on. But actually most of them usually offer a perfect combination of all the above. No matter which itinerary you’ll follow, we can guarantee you’ll fall in love with Greece and while on board you will already start to plan your next sailing vacation so you explore more places.

However we recommend you don't go to the hassle of trying to decide on a specific itinerary or set your mind on a specific island- many time on board people discover new attractions and activities they never thought of and realize that other places than their initial plan are much closer to their dream holiday… Keeping flexible it your guarantee that you will have the best holidays of your life.

Also sailing conditions vary greatly from area to area making some itineraries appropriate for everybody while others are just fort the very adventurous; some itineraries are great for people wanting more time on shore to explore others for more time at the bays swimming, sunbathing and keep flexible and let the Greek islands surprise you!

Before setting the sails we discuss your desires and interests so we take a route as close as possible to your dreams (weather permitting and within reality of a sailboat for the number of days you have on board). We consider that this is YOUR sailing trip and we will make sure you will get the best of it


Where do we embark?

In order to accommodate to each groups' interests and needs, our trips typically start and end in the heart of the Cyclades - at Paros - (upon specific circumstances sometimes Mykonos might be accommodated). Just let us know your interests and how the dream holidays looks like so we can advice you on which option suits you better and get you one step closer to your holidays of a lifetime.

Our recommendation : Considering how easy access to both Mykonos and Paros is - either flying from Athens (40 minutes) or taking one of the multiple daily ferries from Athens, Santorini as well as most of the other islands in the Cyclades archipelago (2-4 hours), we consider that starting at Paros in the heart of the archipelago offers the best possible experience and route options. For more details please see departure point.

What do I have to do?

It´s very easy!Just pick the period for your skippered sailing holidays and contact usfor more details and availability.

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

This will give you the chance to plan your holiday (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 will take your dates.

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 alternative sailing - other activitiespage.

Basically in a 1-2 week sailing holiday with skipper to the Greek islands, each day will feel like a full vacation thanks to the mix of so many activities:

  • set sails to a new destination and stop in different coves in order to relax, spend a few hours sunbathing, swimming and snorkeling the clear blue waters and sail the Cyclades (starting from Paros ).
  • after arriving to our destination, explore the picturesque villages in the islands, get lost in a maze of narrow cobbled paths, enjoy the unique scenery and scenic landscape. Admire the traditional architecture with whitewashed houses, colorful windows and flat roof in the Cyclades or let yourself amazed by the Neoclassical and Venetian elegance in the Saronic islands and Peloponesse coast with buildings covered in bougainvillea, lively coffee shops and traditions restaurant, old churches, small shops and so on.
  • nightlife : enjoy the cosmopolitan atmosphere and the vivid nightlife, have late dinners at traditional family owned restaurants by the seaside with the best possible view, sip a delicious cocktail at on the dozens of bars in the harbor and why not?...party till dawn at one of the clubs in the islands.
  • discover the Greek history and archaeology.
  • sail & hike - walk and explore the old mule tracks, admire Byzantine churches ancient settlements, discover the unique fauna & and flora (the Cyclades islands have 1400 species from which 83 are endemic), the breathtaking landscapes, hike and conquer the peaks of the mountains for an unforgettable view of the Aegean Sea. On board you will find hiking maps .


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

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

This all depends on your plans and what you'd like to experience 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 surprised at how different each of them is from its neighboring island). Thus the more days you have on board, the more varied and flexible the itinerary will be and the more you will experience.

As a general idea during a 7 day yacht charter you would have the chance to visit up to 6 islands whereas during a 2 week trip we usually visit up to 13 islands and so on.

In order to fully enjoy the magic while sailing the Cyclades islands, a 2 week sailing holidays would be ideal (3 weeks it's even better since there are 24 islands in the archipelago). However one week on board is a great idea for people with a short holiday and in Greece for only 7-10 days. And the new base we have set at Paros (right in the heart of the Cyclades) it's now possible to fit in a 7 day trip even islands that are too far away for a regular Athens-islands-Athens trip; like Santorini, Minor Cyclades or maybe even Amorgos just to name a few.



How your sailing holiday could look like

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

Why charter a sailing boat in Greece? What are the benefits of a sailing holiday with skipper over a traditional vacations in the Greek islands?

Below you can find a comparison in order to get a better idea of what you get when booking aBlue Water Sailing yacht charter comparing to a traditional holiday.

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Blue Water Sailing Vacations Greece

Normal Hotel or 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 yachtmenu

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 and coves.

- visit the traditional villages of the Cyclades islands with their white washed houses and blue windows and cobble-paved streets (embarkation available right in the middle of the archipelago - at Paros or Mykonos). Besides the famous Santorini, you will be surprise how many other places charm the visitor with their sugar-cube villages and whitewashed lanes.

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 Activities.

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.


Almost all inclusive sailing cruise from 2990 per week for the WHOLE BOAT divided in between the member in your party. Skipper, co-skipper, snorkelling equipment, end cleaning. 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.

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

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Looking forward to seeing you soon.


There is no yachting qualifications or experience needed in order to participate in the sail trip. Skippered yacht charter is perfect for everybody from young, fun-loving groups to families with children wanting to live the experience of boat a holiday in Greece without the pressure of looking after the boat. Sailing holidays with skipper is also the best option if you are searching for a relaxing holiday and want to discover the Greek islands (sailing the Cyclades starting at Paros or Mykonos OR the Saronic islands and Peloponnesus coast from Athens) without having to worry about anything at all. Just relax and enjoy the trip.

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