Cyclades Cabin Charter Sailing Yacht Cruise

Fully crewed sailing yacht

Ideal for single sailors

Island hopping cruise

Varied and challenging sailing

Sail and stay options

Each new day brings another island to explore

Cabin Charter in the Cyclades

Explore the stunning islands of the Cyclades aboard our fully crewed 52 foot sailing yachts, Christiana VII and Malama. Whether you call it ‘Share a sail’, cabin charter or yacht share, our island-hopping sailing adventure is an ideal way to discover the islands of the Aegean in comfort and safety with our professional crew aboard to look after you. Whether you are an experienced sailor or just looking for a relaxing introduction to sailing, this is the perfect blend of sun, sea and scenery. What’s more, booking by the cabin on our guaranteed weekly departures makes it easy. There are no hidden extras since the crew, yacht fuel, breakfast and light lunch and other costs are all included in the price.

Each new day brings another island to explore

Set sail from Athens and explore the wonderful islands of Mykonos, Kithnos and Syros amongst others before sailing into Santorini at the end of your first week. Explore the vibrant cosmopolitan island of Santorini before leaving the yacht or, better still, continue for a second week of sailing. From Santorini we will visit the islands of Folegandros, Milos and Sifnos to name but a few, before sailing back towards Athens.

The only way to travel

Our yachts, Christiana VII and Malama, are the perfect vessels for your Greek sailing adventure, with 4 spacious cabins, all with en-suite facilities. A maximum of eight guests are on board, together with an experienced, professional crew of a skipper and hostess to look after you. Breakfast and a light lunch is included, to be enjoyed on deck whilst anchored in an idyllic bay. Enjoy a refreshing swim before or after lunch, the choice is yours.

A voyage of discovery

After a day on the water with the wind in your hair, enjoy a sun-downer on deck before exploring the local area. We like to reach harbour in the afternoon so there’s plenty of time to relax, go sightseeing or swimming before choosing a waterside taverna for dinner. Sample the local specialities, which vary from island to island and make this a voyage of culinary discovery as well as exploring the historical and cultural delights of these beautiful islands.

Frequently asked questions

Why should I choose a cabin charter holiday?

If you are new to sailing, or simply want to visit the islands in the best way possible, the cabin charter program is ideal. This is also a great holiday if you are travelling alone or if you are a sailor looking for some big boat experience in a more challenging area.

What's included in my cabin charter holiday?

Your cabin charter holiday includes the following:

  • Accommodation in a double or twin cabin
  • Running expenses of the yacht, including fuel, water and gas
  • Continental buffet breakfast and light lunch daily
  • Bottled water, Coffee and tea throughout your stay on board
  • Services of our professional English speaking skipper and first mate
  • Bed linen and towels

Do I need a sailing license or experience?

No, you do not need a sailing license, as our professional skippers have commercially endorsed RYA Yachtmaster qualifications and our first mates have RYA day skipper certificates as a minimum. You don’t need experience either, just a sense of adventure!

Do I need a visa for my trip to the Cyclades?

No, for Greece a tourist visa is not required.

How much cash should I take with me?

Obviously this will depend on what your plans are, but generally you can expect to pay around 15 euros per person for an evening meal. Although most places take card, it is good practice to have enough cash with you to cover any bill. Cash points are available at our home ports of Lavrion, Mykonos and Santorini as well as many of the islands – your crew know exactly where and when you can get more and they will keep you updated as your holiday progresses. Travellers cheques are no longer readily accepted, and of course euros is the currency used in Greece.

What wind conditions can I expect?

The wind patterns in the Aegean are perfect for this sailing adventure, with breezes from force 2 to 5 in the early and later parts of the season. In August and early September, the Meltemi wind blows from the North, with slightly higher wind strengths. A reduced route from Mykonos to Santorini and vice versa applies during this period.

Do I need to stock up with provisions at base?

The crew will have stocked the yacht with provisions for continental breakfast and light lunch, which they will be preparing for you daily. Should you wish to bring your favourite snacks or drinks on board, you can purchase these locally. Whilst the fridges on board are predominantly for the food purchased for you by the crew, there will be space for a cold beer or a bottle of wine for your sun downer at the end of a days sailing. Most islands have local kiosks where you can buy cold drinks, so no need to stock up unless you are going to spend an evening on anchor. Your crew will let you know what the program will be, so you can plan accordingly.

What are the rules regarding Holding Tanks in the Cyclades?

In Greece the regulations relating to discharges and pollution make a holding tank a practical necessity although we are not aware of them being a legal requirement as yet. It is prudent to ensure that the discharge of any holding tank is done as far from the shore as is practical and to certainly avoid discharge in a confined area such as a bay, harbour or marina.

Can I get involved with the sailing?

Absolutely. You can get involved as much or as little as you would like, that’s one of the benefits of our cabin charter program. Many of our skippers are also RYA qualified instructors and whilst they cannot offer you certification during your trip, they can certainly give you some informal tuition, providing this does not impact on the enjoyment of the group aboard.

How long will we sail each day?

This will depend upon the particular destination of the day, however we look to organise our itinerary so that there are not more than 30 nautical miles between ports. This equates to around 5-6 hours at sea – plenty of time normally for a lunch stop in a bay with a swim. We generally aim to be in harbour by 5pm, although this is dependent upon the weather, obviously.

Meet the Crew

Katie Williams

Katie Williams

Cabin Charter 1st Mate

Sam Jones

Sam Jones

Cabin Charter Skipper

Sam & Katie return to Seafarer for the 2017 season, and look forward to welcoming you aboard Christianna VII for your cabin charter holiday in the Aegean.

Cyclades Route - Week 1

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Fly UK to Athens and transfer to the port of Lavrion for embarkation. Enjoy a welcome drink and meet your crew and fellow passengers.

We usually make for Loutra, a spa resort since ancient times where you can bath in the therapeutic waters which run from the hot spring down to a natural “Jacuzzi” on the beach.

Kythnos Loutra

Syros is the capital of the Cyclades and a lively cosmopolitan town of some size that retains much of its former splendour combined with present day charm.

Cyclades - Syros - Ermopoulis

This unique island oozes chic and traditional charm in equal measure. Mykonos is one of the most popular islands in the Aegean and this island paradise has great beaches, great shopping, fabulous food and endless nightlife.

Mykonos Town

Sailing from Mykonos we stop for a swim before continuing our sailing to Naxos, largest and most fertile island in the Cyclades. It’s fascinating town is dominated by an imposing Venetian castle.

Naxos Arch

Well known as a party island, Ios has something for everyone – great beaches and bars in the evening after a late afternoon trip to the reputed site of Homer’s tomb.

Ios Beach

Probably the most famous island in the Mediterranean and the ideal place to finish our week. Optional hotel stay available.

Santorini

Arrivals and Departures. For those staying on for an extra week, this is an ideal opportunity to explore this beautiful, dramatic island.

Santorini town

Cyclades Route - Week 2

Santorini

Arrivals and Departures. Probably the most famous island in the Mediterranean. Fira, the iconic town perched on the top of the 300 metre cliffs is perhaps the best known image of the Greek islands.

We start our cruise sailing through the breathtaking caldera, formed over 3600 years ago.After the hustle and bustle of Santorini, Folegandros is a wonderfully relaxing island. Take an evening trip to the Chora, with more spectacular views of the Aegean.

Folegandros cliffs

Today we sail past Poliagos and Kimolos and the southern coast of Milos, with its beautiful sandy beaches before heading to Adamas in the gulf formed by this ancient volcanic island.

Milos - Kleftiko Bay

Set sail early, heading north east towards the Island of Sifnos, stopping in Vathi, an idyllic natural harbour for lunch and a swim before heading up the coast to Kamares. Enjoy a sundowner at the Captain’s bar with your feet in the sand.

Cyclades - Sifnos - Vathi Bay

We stop on the western side of Kithnos in Merihas after a swim in the beautiful bay close to the sandy beach of Kolona.

Kolonas Bay

We stop for the night in Korissia, a tranquil port in a large bay. Take a bus or cab trip to the pretty hill-top village or take a sunset stroll along the long beach before dinner.

Kea sunset

Take the opportunity to visit the famous temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion or head into Athens for a day of sightseeing.

Yacht Christianna VII in a bay

Arrivals and departures – Those staying for 2 weeks who joined at Santorini can take the opportunity to visit the famous temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion or head into Athens for a day of sightseeing

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High Season Itineraries

Sun

Arrivals – This unique island oozes chic and traditional charm in equal measure. Mykonos is one of the most popular islands in the Aegean and this island paradise has great beaches, great shopping, fabulous food and endless nightlife.

Mon

Ermoupolis or Finikas (18 / 25 nm) – Syros is the capital island of the Cyclades and Ermoupolis is a lively cosmopolitan town of some size that retains much of its former splendour combined with present day charm.

Tue

Serifos (25 nm) – We moor in Livadhi, a beautiful bay on the south side of the island. Enjoy an evening stroll along the long beach.

Wed

Sifnos (16 nm) – Depending upon the weather, we moor in either Kamares, the main town, Vathi, a beautiful bay on the western coast or in the marina in Platis Yialos on the south east side of the island.

Thu

Milos (22 nm) – The town of Adamas is our destination, deep within the bay formed from the caldera of the volcano.

Fri

Folegandros (34 nm) – We moor in the harbour in Karovostasis and from there a short taxi ride takes you to the old town, perched on the cliff edge.

Sat

Santorini (30 nm) – Today’s trip is one of the most spectacular in the Aegean, sailing through the caldera of Santorini before mooring in the harbour of Vlichada on the south of the island.

Sun

Departures and arrivals – For those staying for two weeks, a visit to the cliff top town of Fira is a must.

Sun

Arrivals – Probably the most famous island in the Mediterranean. Fira, the iconic town perched on the top of the 300 metre cliffs is perhaps the best known image of the Greek islands.

Mon

Ios (28 nm) – Well known as a party island, Ios has something for everyone – great beaches and bars in the evening after a late afternoon trip to the reputed site of Homer’s tomb.

Tue

Skhinousa (22 nm) – Today we head to the smaller islands of the Cyclades and to Mirsini, a beautiful little bay with a couple of sleepy tavernas ashore.

Wed

Iraklia or Koufonisia (10 nm) – After a day of exploring the many smaller islands in the area, our stop for the night is dependent upon the weather – always a quiet spot off the beaten track.

Thu

Naxos (22 nm)– The largest and most fertile island in the Cyclades. We moor in Naxos town harbour, a stroll from the town, dominated by the venetian castle. Discover tavernas and artisan shops in the warren of alleyways behind the sea front.

Fri

Paros (10 nm) – A choice of destinations – Naoussa on the north side is our favourite, a lovely little town, with the prettiest fishing harbour in the Aegean! (according to the locals!)

Sat

Mykonos (22 nm) – This unique island oozes chic and traditional charm in equal measure. Mykonos is one of the most popular islands in the Aegean and this island paradise has great beaches, great shopping, fabulous food and endless nightlife.

Sun

Departures and arrivals – For those staying for a second week, the choice is limitless in Mykonos – Party beaches, Watersports, chic tavernas, chill-out bars in “Venice”.

TWO WEEK HOLIDAY – Combine both routes for a two week sailing holiday

Note: The above itinerary is indicative of the islands you will visit during your holiday. The actual itinerary and order of ports of call visited may be subject to change according to weather and operating conditions at the skipper’s discretion. Your crew will keep you up to date on the program each day.

The Weather

The wind patterns in the Aegean are perfect for this sailing adventure, with breezes from force 2 to 5 in the early and later parts of the season. In August and early September, the Meltemi wind blows from the North, with slightly higher wind strengths. A reduced route from Mykonos to Santorini and vice versa applies during this period.

The Yacht

Ocean Star 51.1 "Christianna VII"

Our Ocean Star 51.1 Christiana VII is an ideal yacht to explore the wonderful Cycladic Islands in the Aegean Sea.  The yacht is equipped with modern navigation and safety equipment and is licensed as a professional charter yacht. Accommodation comprises 4 double guest cabins with en suite shower/wc, plus a seperate crew cabin. There is a spacious and comfortable saloon with dining table and the saloon and cabins are equipped with electric fans. There is a well equipped galley and also a CD player (with aux input). Deck facilities include cockpit table, cockpit cushions, deck speakers, bimini  top (sun shade) , spray hood, swimming platform and deck shower. There is ample space for sun bathing on the foredeck, when conditions permit. Other equipment includes a dinghy and outboard engine, plus a paddle board and snorkelling equipment for clients use.

Expand For Technical specifications

Cabins 4 + 1 Crew Cabin
Berths 8 + 2
Heads 4
Length Overall 15.95 m
Beam 4.58 m
Draft 2.00 m
Engine 100 h.p.
Fuel Capacity 460 litres
Water Capacity 960 litres
Sail area 109.50 m²

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  • Roller Furling Genoa
  • Roller Furling Mainsail
  • Electric Anchor Windlass
  • Bow thruster
  • GPS
  • Autopilot
  • Chart Plotter
  • CD Player
  • VHF Radio
  • Bathing Platform, Swim Ladder & Deck Shower
  • Hot Water
  • Electric Refrigerator
  • Bimini Suntop And Sprayhood
  • Dinghy Tender
  • Charts & Cruising Guide
  • Cockpit Cushions
  • Cockpit Speakers
  • Holding Tank
  • Fully Equipped Galley
  • Buoyancy Jackets (5+Years)
  • Linen Including Tea Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Full Safety Inventory
  • 12v Cigarette Lighter Connector
  • Shore Power Leads

Prices

Cyclades Cabin Charter 2017 Prices

Prices are per person per week based on 2 people sharing a cabin with departures every Sunday
Cabin Category1 Week2 Weeks
A - Double/Twin Cabin Ensuite sh/wc£795£1550
B - Twin Cabin Shared Ensuite sh/wc£765£1495
Port Charges£40£80
Single Supplement£595£1,095
Special Offers
7 & 14 & 21 May£499£1,095
28 May£595£1,295

Included with your cabin charter –

  • Accommodation in a double or twin cabin
  • Running expenses of the yacht, including fuel, water and gas
  • Continental buffet breakfast and light lunch daily
  • Bottled water, Coffee and tea throughout your stay on board
  • Services of our professional English speaking skipper and first mate
  • Bed linen and towels
Book your flights and with us and ensure ATOL protection for the full holiday package.
Sunday morning flights from London Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted to Athens. Sunday flights to Santorini and Mykonos from London Gatwick. Regional flights available upon request.
Guide prices including luggage  May & October from £195, June & September from £295, July & August from £375
  • 40-50 minute road transfer to Lavrion from Athens airport – from £30 per person
  • 30 minute transfer to Vlichada marina in Santorini – from £25 per person
  • 30 minute transfer to Mykonos harbour from Mykonos airport – from £25 per person

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