Dodecanese Cabin Charter Sailing Yacht Cruise
Cabin Charter in the Dodecanese
Explore the numerous islands of the Dodecanese aboard one of our fully crewed cabin charter yachts. Booking by the cabin on our share a sail program means you enjoy the big boat experience at a fraction of the cost of a full skippered charter. A maximum of 8 like-minded guests have the opportunity to share a fantastic island hopping sailing cruise. You can get involved in the sailing or relax and enjoy the scenery, the choice is yours.
Each new day brings another island to explore
Set sail from Kos and explore the wonderful islands of, Nysiros Symi and Tilos amongst others on a one week cruise, or, better still, continuing for a second week of sailing. From Kos we will visit the islands of Kalymnos, Lipsi, Leros and Patmos as we explore this scenic and varied island group.
The only way to travel
Our selection of yachts are the perfect vessels for your Dodecanese sailing adventure, with 4 spacious cabins, most with en-suite facilities. A maximum of eight guests are on board, together with an experienced, professional crew to look after you. Breakfast and a light lunch is included, to be enjoyed in the spacious cockpit whilst anchored in an idyllic bay. Enjoy a refreshing swim before or after lunch, it’s up to you to decide.
A voyage of discovery
There is nothing better after a day of great sailing than to relax on deck and enjoy a sun-downer with your fellow sailors, before going ashore to explore each new island. We aim to arrive into harbour in the early afternoon as the towns and villages we visit are well worth exploring, with each having their own character and appeal. If you are a foodie, this is a great part of Greece, with each island having their own local delicacies to try.
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 cabin, either shared or sole use
- 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 Dodecanese?
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 Corfu and Agia Eufimia 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?
Generally the prevailing wind is from the North / North West and the strength ranges from force 3 to force 6. Stronger sailing breezes can generally be expected in the afternoons, between 2 and 5pm. During the Meltemi season, which is generally late July to the end of August, the winds can be a little stronger, between force 4 to 7 at times, although much of the sailing area is protected by the island so the swell is not too exaggerated.
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 Dodecanese?
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
Together Owen and Kelly are responsible for the yacht and the safety of the crew aboard. They will ensure that you have a fantastic sailing adventure and make your holiday a great one.
The Symi Route
Arrivals and Departures: Fly to Rhodes and transfer to our yacht base for embarkation. Our base is ideally situated to explore the historic old town of Rhodes.
A well sheltered scenic bay surrounded by pine clad hills and dominated by the notable monastery of the archangel Michael, protector of Seafarers.
The stunning harbour of Symi is a great place to sail into. The amphitheatre town retains its’ traditional character and charm having been much renovated over recent years. Be sure to climb the steps to the church for a superb panoramic view.
The epitome of a traditional Greek Island with nice beaches and a friendly ‘far from the madding crowd’ feel. Tilos also hosts an internationally protected bird sanctuary.
Dominated by a still active volcano which you can visit, this small friendly island has a ruined Mycenaean fortress and plenty of scenic walks
We head for the popular resort of Kardamena today – a chance to relax during the short voyage and arrive early for a stroll along the beach before dinner in one of the many seafood tavernas along the shore.
Hire a bike to explore this attractive resort town and nearby beaches. Farewell evening ashore in lively Kos town.
The Kalymnos Route
Arrivals and Departures: Fly to Kos and transfer to Kos marina for embarkation. Kos is the home of the father of modern medicine Hippocrates and the ancient ruins of the Asklepieion medical complex are a must. In Kos town you can hire a bike as the best way to explore.
Known as the island of the sponge divers. The bustling harbour town boasts several museums, and a lively neoclassical sea front.
We moor in the marina in Lakki, on the south west side of the island. Evidence of Italian occupation is obvious in the town, with a good range of facilities ashore.
The south facing bay of Kefalos is our destination today, with its beautiful beach and some great windsurfing if you choose to get in early.
We anchor in this beautiful bay on the west side of Tilos today, a perfect spot for our beach party.
The smallest of the inhabited Dodecanese islands is our destination today, and the sleepy main town of Emporio offers a beautiful spot from where to try the local specialities.
Our base in Rhodes is conveniently located to explore the fascinating old walled town of Rhodes, steeped in history. Wander through the old streets before our farewell dinner in the heart of the city.
This area is blessed with warm sunshine over 300 days a year. Temperatures from early May range from the low to mid 20s in early and late season, up to the high 30s between June and September. Sailing conditions are variable ranging from moderate to fresh force 3 – 6+, the latter being especially during the Meltemi season from late July through to late August, so we generally recommend this area for more experienced sailors.
Sun Odyssey 52.2 Atlantis
|Cabins||4 + 1 Crew Cabin|
|Berths||8 + 2|
|Heads||4 + 1 for crew|
|Length Overall||15.39 m|
|Fuel Capacity||500 litres|
|Water Capacity||1000 litres|
|Sail area||110 m²|
Our Sun Odyssey 52.2 “Atlantis” is an ideal yacht to explore the idyllic Greek Islands. Accommodation comprises 4 guest cabins, all with en-suite shower / WC and a spacious and comfortable saloon. The galley is equipped with 2 large fridges and gas cooker. There is also a CD player (with MP3 socket). Deck facilities include cockpit table, cockpit cushions, deck speakers, bimini top, spray hood, swimming platform and deck shower.
Bed linen and towels are provided.
- Roller Furling Genoa
- Fully battened Mainsail with Lazyjacks
- Electric Anchor Windlass
- 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
- Full Safety Inventory
- 12v Cigarette Lighter Connector
- Shore Power Leads
Dodecanese Cabin Charter 2017 PricesPrices are per person per week based on 2 people sharing a cabin with departures every Suturday
|Cabin Category||Package basis||1 Week - Low season||1 Week - Mid Season||1 Week - High season||2 Weeks - Low season||2 Weeks - Mid season||2 Weeks - High season|
|Dates||April -26 May & Oct||27 May - 30 June||01 July - 29 Sept||April -26 May & Oct||27 May - 30 June||01 July - 29 Sept|
|A - Double/Twin Cabin Ensuite sh/wc||Accommodation only||£795||£795||£795||£1550||£1550||£1550|
|A - Double/Twin Cabin Ensuite sh/wc||Flight inclusive||£1049||£1149||£1199||£1795||£1895||£1995|
Saturday daytime flights from Gatwick, Stansted and Manchester to Kos with afternoon return. Flight time 3 hours 40 minutes.
Approximately 30 minute road transfer in Kos, between the airport and town marina. Clients continuing in Turkey have a 1 hour ferry transfer from Kos to Bodrum.