Crewed 50ft Yacht "Icarus" in Corfu, sailing around the Ionian Sea
Our latest review by clients on "Icarus"
"5*-A truly memorable family sailing week! It was a very tough act to follow a week spent in a glorious villa on Corfu.....but we can honestly say that the crewed yacht sailing experience, arranged through Nautilus and laid on by Robert and Veronica at Celebration Charters, was one of the most fun, scenic and memorable weeks we have enjoyed as a family. Icarus is a beautifully-presented yacht, kept meticulously and absolutely spotless on arrival. Robert works hard to ensure the boat is always in tip-top condition and ready for all activities. Meanwhile, Veronica is tireless in keeping guests fed and watered, and the breakfasts and lunches were varied, really delicious and enjoyed by the whole family." P.S. 2016.
Your Skipper and Hostess
Your Scottish Skipper, Robert, is a fully qualified and commercially endorsed RYA Yachtmaster and has been sailing since he was 14. In 2007 he won the RYA Yachtmaster of the Year award presented by HRH Princess Anne. His 10 years experience of sailing and chartering in Greece allows him to show you some of the most beautiful places around the Ionian, sailing you safely and comfortably from one lovely place to the next - an unforgettable experience. Your Hostess, Veronica, will of course ensure you have a wonderful, relaxing holiday aboard the yacht, preparing your meals, serving you drinks and doing the ‘housework’ so you can enjoy the beautiful settings and sights around the Islands. Veronica is also your crew member, assisting Robert with the sailing so that you can completely relax if you wish. Our ultimate aim is to ensure you have a wonderful and memorable experience.
If you’ve always dreamed of cruising on a luxury 50ft yacht in the sun, with your own Skipper and Crew/Hostess offering a personal and friendly service, "Icarus" allows you to sail in comfort and style and make your dream a reality.
There are 2 large cabins for up to 4 guests. You have a luxury fore cabin with king size bed and memory foam mattress, private en-suite bathroom and ample storage for your comfort. The further aft cabin also features a king size bed with storage and private access to the 2nd bathroom. Ideal for couples, families and friends. "Icarus" also boasts a music system with iPhone connections, inverter to charge mobile phones, deck cushions for sunbathing, hot swimming platform shower, snorkelling gear, full bimini/sprayhood & teak decks, dinghy with outboard.
"Icarus" was featured on the TV series 'Joanna Lumley's Greek Odyssey' and sailed to the northeast coast of Corfu with Joanna and the film crew onboard.
A recent client quoted in their review: "A beautiful boat with excellent skipper and hostess who will make you feel at home within minutes and you will wish for nothing." B.M. 2016
Your charter will start from Gouvia Marina on Corfu which is 15-20 mins from Corfu Airport. Gouvia Marina has a selection of bars and restaurants as well as a large swimming pool. On a one week charter you will be sailing around the Greek Ionian Islands. Starting off in Corfu, you will visit the Greek mainland as well as the stunning Paxos Islands, offering some of the most scenic and idyllic sailing in the world. You will experience everything the Ionian has to offer; sailing and swimming in crystal-clear waters, spectacular views, anchoring in secluded bays, lunch al-fresco in the shaded cockpit, sunbathing and relaxing onboard.
A typical day aboard "Icarus"
Your day will start with breakfast served by your hostess in the cockpit before setting off for your next destination. For those who like to be more hands on, Robert is more than happy for you to get involved in the sailing, taking the helm and hoisting the sails, but if you want to completely relax, it’s the perfect sailing trip for you. We will stop at some of the beautiful bays where you can swim or snorkel or you may wish to stay aboard the yacht, relax and enjoy the scenery and sunshine. At the end of each day after the yacht is moored up, either in a traditional harbour or at anchor, you can enjoy drinks in the cockpit and watch the world go by, allowing you to take in the ambiance before heading out to enjoy the atmosphere of the Greek tavernas and restaurants.
Charter rate and availability:
"Icarus" is available in Corfu from mid May to mid October. "Icarus" is available for 7 night charters, Saturday-Saturday, but of course longer trips ie. 10 days or 2 weeks can also be arranged. Please call to discuss availability for your preferred dates.
LOW SEASON May & October £4,500/week for two people
MID SEASON June & September £5,095/week for two people
HIGH SEASON July & August £6,150/week for two people
Any additional guests (up to a maximum of four total) are priced at £590/adult and £295/child
What's included in your charter
- Luxurious 3 cabin 50ft yacht
- Qualified skipper and hostess
- Personalised itinerary
- Lunch on 4 days with beer & wine
- Bottled water and soft drinks are provided throughout the day
- Champagne reception and 'Captain's Table' dinner one evening aboard your yacht
- All moorings fees
- Bedding, bath and beach towels
- Hairdryer and GHD straighteners available (when plugged into shore power)
- End of charter cleaning
- Diesel fuel & outboard fuel for your charter
Flights and transfers are not included but an be arranged at extra cost. Evening meals are taken ashore and are not included.
A £500 refundable security damage waiver fee is required to be paid on embarkation. This is fully refundable if no damages are incurred.