"We spent a week in the company of Robert the skipper and Veronica the hostess on board Icarus sailing the north Ionian islands. Their hospitality was second to none, Robert's knowledge of the islands is amazing and Veronica laid on wonderful food and took care of our every need. The yacht is immaculate and very comfortable. The week went far too quick. We visited some amazing places and ate at some great restaurants. It was our perfect holiday experiencing something different every day. We hope to return again and would highly recommend." K.S. 2018.
A holiday onboard "Icarus" is bound to be a holiday to remember. This 50' monohull has two guest cabins and is perfect for a couple or small family or group. Take the hassle out of your holiday with a dedicated, experienced crew who will be able to recommend the best sights, swim stops, bays and tavernas. Meals and refreshments are thoughtfully prepared for you so that you can sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful Greek scenery.
Luxury crewed Beneteau Oceanis 50 yacht in Corfu with 2 guest cabins for up to 4 guests. If you’ve always dreamed of cruising on a luxury 50ft private yacht in the sun, with your own Skipper and Crew/Hostess offering a personal and friendly service, our charters allow you to sail in comfort and style and make your dream a reality. Come and join us on Icarus, our aim is to ensure you have a wonderful and memorable experience. 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 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
2 double cabins with 2 bathrooms. Suitable for families, couples and friends. Children are welcome.
CD-player with cockpit speakers and an inverter to charge your laptop or mobile phone. dinghy with 4hp outboard to take you ashore or to explore the bay, snorkelling gear, fitted deck cushions for sunbathing, bimini/sunshade, teak decks.
Icarus is available in Corfu from early May to mid October. Icarus is available for 7 night charters Saturday-Saturday. Please call to discuss availability for your preferred dates.
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.
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.
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
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.
"We had a very enjoyable and rewarding week in Kefalonia. The tuition was very thorough and professional. The First 40.7 Is a superb boat to sail and kept to a very high standard. Add to that the fantastic weather and you could not get better. We would recommend this to anyone wishing to learn to sail or upgrade their skills and knowledge."
To skipper a bareboat charter or flotilla yacht, you need to hold a practical sailing certificate equivalent to RYA Day Skipper Practical qualification or RYA International Certificate of Competence (ICC). For charters in Greece, you must now have the ICC certificate. You must also be assisted by at least one competent crew member over the age of 18.
For charters in Croatia, Malta and the Canaries, at least one member of the crew or the skipper will also need a VHF licence.
RYA qualifications can be obtained by RYA sailing schools in the UK or alternatively choose from one of our overseas centres in Gibraltar, Greece or Turkey.
For Caribbean and Tropical charters, formal qualifications are not compulsory, however, you should be Day Skipper standard and be assisted by at least one competent crew. A brief sailing resume should be provided to outline your experience.
If you don't hold the relevant qualifications then why not add a skipper?
Winds force 2-3 (4-11 Knots)combined with generally shorter distances. Good for beginner or intermediate sailors. Line-of-sight navigation but basic knowledge of charts and ability to plot your position required.
Winds force 3-5 (7-21 Knots) with approximately 15-20nm per day. Intermediate experience required. Predominately line of sight navigation but an understanding of how to sail in open water.
Winds force 4-6 (11-27 Knots) with mileage of approximately 20nm+ per day. Ideal for experienced skippers looking to venture out to new destinations. Day skipper standard but with experienced crew would be recommended.