Contact Diederik at Sailing Issues (do a google search, as it won't let me put his web site here) for a list of the best operators in Greece. He has an awful lot of information (good and bad) on all operators - and all independent as well.
It's a pity I have no further annual leave allowance left this year, otherwise I would propose my skipper services for free. You see, my usual problem is chartering a spacious yacht at the best season of the year (early summer-never in August) and the right price and not finding a suitable crew to share the cost!
A professional skipper should require around $150/day plus his meals.
07-11-2008 07:42 PM
We're doing the same
I have almost exactly the same schedule / situation as you. We are planning on leaving around the 12th. Looking forward to other responses.
Do you have a list of charter companies that have been recommended to you yet?
07-08-2008 07:39 AM
Suggestions for skippered charter in Greece_Sept 08
I am new to this forum and to sailing holidays. My husband has always had a keen interest in sailing but no experience as such and it was suggested to us that we should try a skippered charter holiday to experience as much (or as little) as possible before venturing into sailing courses etc.
The idea of a skippered charter sounds like a wonderful way to combine an intro to sailing and a relaxing holiday. So far I've contacted Bareboat Sailing Holidays here in the UK and also waiting for a reply from Sunsail.
Bareboat Sailing Holidays recommended Saronic/Cyclades Islands with a return flight from London Gatwick to Athens including transfers departing 6th Sept.
Do any of you have recommendations/experience to share for skippered charter companies for a Greek holiday? At the moment we are looking at early Sept for 2 weeks for 4-6 people. Do any of you have any indication of price I should expect to pay per person? Any suggestions/questions I should ask to help manage costs?