Yacht Charter



Yacht Charter

At Vliho Yacht Club we offer flexible holidays with no designated turnaround day. So, no matter when, where or how you travel to us we can accommodate your yacht charter in Lefkada, Greece, to suit your trip. Our charter fleet can be booked bare-boat or with a skipper, meaning no matter your experience, we can provide you with everything you need to make your sailing holiday one to remember.

Our Yacht Charter Fleet

Our charter boat fleet consists of a range of 32ft – 45ft Beneteau, Jeanneau and Bavaria Yachts. These renowned and reliable models are easy to handle allowing for a maximum sailing performance with minimal effort. They are all equipped with an electric windlass to allow for quick lifting and dropping of the anchor; ideal and perfectly suited to make the most of the excellent sailing area we have here in the Ionian Sea.

Charter Time

Your yacht will be ready by 4pm on your arrival day until 10am on the day of your departure. Flights arriving in the morning or around lunchtime are ideal as we can do your yacht brief promptly, ensuring you are out sailing that same afternoon. Late arrivals will be welcomed with a basic briefing to ensure you are comfortable on board your first night. We will do a full yacht briefing the following morning so you can make the most of your first full day.

New in Yacht Charter Fleet

We are very excited to add two new vessels to our fleet this season. ARTEMIS, a Bavaria C45ft Holiday edition (2019), our only 4 cabin yacht, with plenty of luxury to ensure an effortless holiday, escape the routine and savour the finest moments in Ionian cruising.

We also welcome BUNTY, a Bavaria C45ft (2013) reaffirming our delight in sailing. She is easy to handle and super spacious both on and below deck.

Morning Calm III

A 65ft Classic

A celebration of many years of boat ownership, Morning Calm was conceived and built for family cruising in comfort and style. Her composite construction allows weight to be in all the right places, especially the retracting keel which enables access to secluded anchorages. When the keel is in sailing mode, an enormous four and a half meter draught promotes a performance not usually associated with an expedition Yacht of this size. A rope free cockpit means no riveting book has to be interrupted as Morning Calm makes her way toward the next adventure, her all electric control systems allow everyone to be involved.

Morning Calm III

Whilst on deck is all about short handed performance sailing, her accommodation is definitely modern classic luxury. The panoramic pilot house keeps you part of the journey in a soothing comfortable environment. Staterooms with walk around beds and generous ensuite facilities really show this boat’s origins as a place for all of the family to be comfortable whether at sea or moored for the night.

All this performance and luxury of course needs a crew to keep running smoothly, on Morning Calm, Galley, crew cabin and the machinery room are all aft of the pilot house, creating the perfect dynamic for everyday living onboard. Meals can be served either in the walnut and leather saloon or in the comfortable cockpit which lends itself to waterside dining perfection.

The powerful tender doubles both as a taxi to get ashore or an exploration vehicle to check out the places where even Morning Calm cannot reach and the garage full of water toys means that everyone has a ‘must try experience’ during periods at anchor.

Everyone Is Welcome Whether You Arrive By Air, Sea Or Land !

Please, do not hesitate to contact us for any question and we will do our best to give you an answer as soon as possible.

What’s included?

  • Fully Equipped Charter Yacht

    Everything you need for a relaxing holiday

  • Basic Provisions Pack

    To get you on your way

  • Tender/ Dinghy & Outboard

    Anchor off and head to shore

  • Insurance

    Hull Insurance including €6 million 3rd party

  • Handling Fees

    No hidden charges!

  • Final Cleaning

    Don’t waste your last day…

  • Bed Linen & Towels

    Extra sets available 

  • Call Out Service

    We are on hand to support you 24/7

  • Full Tank’s

    Full water tanks, diesel tanks and gas on arrival

Skippered Yacht Charter

Whether you are new to sailing or just want to switch off for a while, a skippered charter is the way to go. Our experienced skippers, with extensive local knowledge, will ensure your holiday is an unforgettable one.

Begin the day swimming and snorkeling in the clear waters of a secluded bay before heading to a waterside taverna for lunch.

The afternoon winds make for optimal sailing conditions, so get ready to hoist the sail and experience the unrivaled feeling of the wind in your hair as you sail around the islands. Our skippers are all RYA trained so can guide and encourage you in as much, or as little, sailing practice as you want.

As the evening draws in, moor up in one of many picturesque villages and make the most of your skipper’s expertise to discover the most authentic tavernas serving delicious local food. Relax and unwind before doing it all again tomorrow…

Advantages of a Skipper

  • Knowledge of Local Area

    Unearth hidden gems

  • Peace of Mind On-board

    Relinquish responsibility 

  • Sailing Skills and Practice

    As much, or as little, as you like

  • More Time to Relax

    Take in all that vitamin sea

  • YOU Don’t Need a Valid Certificate

    No experience necessary 

  • Expand Your Sailing Area

    Discover new favourites

  • 24/7 Support

    Even for the little things

  • No Security Deposit

    Not required with a skipper

Bareboat Yacht Charter

Bareboat charter allows you to take free reign of your yacht and explore this amazing area at your leisure.

From secluded bays with crystal clear waters to chasing dolphins under sail, losing yourself in historical backstreets or watching the world go by, from quiet fishing villages to bustling towns…whatever your holiday style, with bareboat charter the opportunities are endless.

For bareboat yacht charter, at least one member of your group must have a valid International Certificate of Competence or a national equivalent (if you are unsure, please get in touch).

Holiday Extras

  • Wifi Hub

    Stay connected

  • Stand Up Paddle-board (SUP)

    Explore the shallows

  • Provision Shopping

    Why waste time? Let us do it for you!

  • Diesel at the End of Charter

    Only what you have used (compulsory)

  • Skipper

    Relinquish responsibility 

  • Extra Linen & Towels

    Available on request

  • Kiddy Net

    Extra safety for the little ones

  • Security Deposit

    Just in case

Features of the Yacht Charter

On-board each of our Charter Yachts you will find a manual. This is an all round guide to your yacht with important information, as well as a plethora of useful information about sailing around the Ionian.

You will also receive a full boat briefing from one of our team before your departure to cover all the details with you in person.

All the equipment you need to safely and confidently navigate around the Ionian

A basic starter pack is provided on-board. This includes tea, coffee, sugar, salt & pepper, olive oil, water, cleaning products, bin bags & toilet roll.

If you want to set sail and depart the base quickly, check out our provision packs that can be pre-ordered and on-board for your arrival!

The built-in inverter allows you to charge your phones & tablets. The inverter will not take things like hairdryers, straighteners or curling tongs however, so leave them at home and let the warm sea breezes style your hair.

The stereo has a jack plug so you can plug in your own music to play through the on-board speakers. Be sure to prepare your ultimate sailing playlist before you travel!

If you wish to stay connected we have Wi-Fi Hub’s available to use on-board with pre-paid internet bundles. Please pre-book this with us before you arrive.

There is good mobile phone coverage throughout the Ionian & 4G is widely available. Always check the current European tariffs with your provider.

Bed linen and towels are provided but you may wish to bring your own beach towels. Extra linen and towels available at an extra cost of  €10 per linen set & €5 per towel.

The water tanks will be full and you can return with them empty. However, with average use they need to be refilled every few days, so factor this in when planning your route.

Stern-To mooring is the most popular way to dock across the Mediterranean. If this is new to you, or if you would just like to practice, our skippers can be on hand to go through parking your yacht.

If you decide to go to a port that is manned by Port Police or a Marina then you may have to pay for docking overnight, however this usually also includes use facilities such as electric, particularly in marinas.

If you are on a bare-boat charter then credit card details are taken as a security deposit; however no money is charged to your card unless the security deposit is required (maximum charge of €1500).

There’s a small well-stocked supermarket just across from the quay, with a chemist next door and a bakery further down the road. If you have any specific dietary requirements we can help get you the supplies you need. The larger supermarkets in Nidri town (35 minute walk away) now sell a selection of gluten/lactose free products.

Each boat has a mask & snorkel set of but if you have your own and prefer to use that then please bring them along.

When you arrive your boat will be on the quay opposite Vliho Yacht Club. You may wish to grab a bite to eat and some drinks at the club before you depart, or if you like we can bring these over to you on-board your yacht for you to enjoy whilst you settle in.

24/7 Support

If you need a helping hand whilst on-board your charter our anytime support service is here to help. From a snagged anchor to engine support, or simply shore side advice our experienced team will have you on your way in no time. Contact us with your difficulty and JUST ASK, as it is the beginning of the solution!

If we need to come out to you we will need your co-ordinates & contact number so we can find you with ease. Please have these ready before you call.

Staying on land but fancy a few days out at sea? We have day and overnight charter available. 

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Book before March 31st 2022 and take advantage of incredible discounts.

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Want to sail within the month? Contact us for last minute charters & see what’s available.

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