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

Seafarer Price Guarantee for 2019

Cabin Charter in the Cyclades

Explore the stunning islands of the Cyclades aboard our fully crewed 52 foot sailing yachts, Christianna VII and Malama. 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 Mykonos and explore the wonderful islands of Santorini, Naxos  and Koufonisi amongst others before sailing back into Mykonos at the end of your first week. Explore the vibrant cosmopolitan island of Mykonos before leaving the yacht or, better still, continue for a second week of sailing. From here we will visit the islands of Schinoussa, Paros and Folegandros to name but a few, before sailing back towards Mykonos.

The only way to travel

Our large comfortable yachts are the perfect vessels for your Greek sailing adventure, with 4 double 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 20 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 Mykonos  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.

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 4-6 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

Lee Pexton

Lee Pexton

1st Mate

Nick Leggatt

Nick Leggatt

Skipper

Liz Johnston

Liz Johnston

Cabin Charter 1st Mate

Martin Johnston

Martin Johnston

Cabin Charter Skipper

Martin & Liz are now Seafarer’s longest serving crew, and they will be responsible for your safety and ensuring you have a fantastic cruise around the beautiful Cyclades islands aboard “Malama”, our Sun Odyssey 52.2. Nick and Lee join Seafarer for 2018, bringing plenty of experience of their own – they will  be your crew aboard “Christianna VII”, our Ocean Star 51.1.

Whichever crew you sail with, they will be sure to deliver a safe and fun cruise through the well known (and lesser known) beautiful islands of the Cyclades.

Santorini & the Southern Cyclades - Week 1

Sailing alternate weeks from 27th April to 12th October 2019

Where will the wind take us? Here are some of our favourite islands and harbours that we plan to show you on your cruise starting and ending in Mykonos.
Mykonos cabin charter

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.

Naxos is the largest and most fertile island in the Cyclades. The Main town is fascinating, and the winding back streets are peppered with artisan boutiques and family run tavernas.

Naxos Arch

From the largest to the smallest….Koufonisi offers unspoiled natural beauty, crystal clear emerald waters and a chance to experience the lesser Cyclades in all their glory.

Santorini is probably the most photographed destination in the Mediterranean, and sailing through the caldera is a breathtaking experience.

Santorini

Ios has been popular with back-packers, hippies and a vibrant alternative scene still exists on this island, also famed for some great watersports beaches. Visit the (supposed!) tomb of Homer – buried her after being unceremoniously dumped from a passing ship!

Ios

Naoussa on the north of the island is our favourite – great chill out bars and a beautiful little fishing harbour as the backdrop to the sunset.

Paros Yacht Charter Base

Santorini & the Southern Cyclades - Week 2

Sailing alternate weeks from 4th May to 19th October 2019

Where will the wind take us? Here are some of our favourite islands and harbours that we plan to show you on your cruise starting and ending in Mykonos.
Mykonos Town

Arrivals and Departures. Great nightlife, iconic photo opportunities, great beaches – a fantastic island to start your adventure.

Paros, lying to the south-west of Mykonos, is relatively low-lying by Cycladic standards. Parakia is our usual stop here, and for those with a urge to explore, seek out the Church of 100 doors, where Christianity and Greek mythology meet.

Schinoussa, the Island of the sun, is another gem in the crown of the lesser Cyclades. Small to say the least – indeed a full yacht with crew increases the population by 4% after stepping ashore! Enjoy one of the many hiking trails before sampling the local cuisine, something the locals are fiercely proud of.

Kea sunset

Iconic, dramatic and still an active volcano, Santorini is the best known island in the Cyclades and a trip to the perfect Cycladic town of Thera, perched on the edge of the caldera is a must. Top tip – go for local grown vegetables in the taverna – primarily nurtured from the morning dew, the concentrated flavours are amazing.

Santorini town

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

Piso Livadhi is a small harbour and town on Paros, laid back and charming. Sit and sample the local catch with a glass of ice cold ouzo.

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

Note: The above itinerary is indicative of the islands you may 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. Our experienced crew will adjust the routes where necessary to ensure you enjoy the best experience on your cabin charter holiday.

The Yachts

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.

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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

Sun Odyssey 52.2 "Malama"

Our Sun Odyssey 52.2 “Malama” is an ideal yacht to explore the idyllic Ionian sea. 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.

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Cabins 4 + 1 Crew Cabin
Berths 8 + 2
Heads 4 + 1 for crew
Length Overall 15.39 m
Beam 4.85 m
Draft 2.09 m
Engine 100 h.p.
Fuel Capacity 500 litres
Water Capacity 1000 litres
Sail area 110 m²

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  • Roller Furling Genoa
  • Fully battened Mainsail with Lazyjacks
  • Electric Anchor Windlass
  • 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

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
  • 30 minute transfer to Mykonos harbour from Mykonos airport – from £25 per person

Prices

Cyclades Cabin Charter 2019 Prices

2019 prices
Prices are per person per week based on 2 people sharing a cabin with departures every Saturday
Cabin Category1 Week2 Weeks
A - Double or Twin Cabin Ensuite sh/wc£849£1,595
B - Twin Cabin Shared Ensuite sh/wc£795£1,495
Port Charges & local taxes£40£80
Single Supplement £595£1,095

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

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