Are you wondering how you can calculate the basic costs of yacht charter in Greece?
The price of the yacht charter refers to the weekly rent based on a Saturday to Saturday charter. The yacht charter price depends on the vessel type, year of built as well as the period of sailing (the same yacht usually has different prices in different periods).
NOTE: During the high-season (from May until September), yacht charter companies cannot deviate from their weekly charter system (Saturday – Saturday charter), since these are the busiest months for the charter companies and most weeks are sold out well in advance.
The price is unlikely to be flexible and you will usually be charged for a full week. However, should you desire to take a several day long sailing trip, it can be organized in the off season (October – April).
A guide for yacht charter prices in Greece
You can check the most precise information about the prices of each and every vessel in the brochures or websites of the yacht charter companies.
Here we provide you with the basic elements that affect and influence the price of a yacht charter, but for the exact prices we kindly recommend you to either check the detailed price list of each yacht charter company.
In order to prepare an offer for you, the companies usually request that you confirm your desired sailing period (the exact dates when you would like to sail), as well as the size of the vessel or number of people in your crew.
Since every vessel is registered up to a certain number of people and the law does not allow this number to be exceeded, you should also state whether you have a skipper in your crew or need one (in which case the yacht charter company can provide one for you).
If you already know your preferred departure point be sure to mention it in your request.
- Dinghy + paddles
- Bed linen
- Cooking utensils
- Safety equipment (please note that it is necessary to inform the company if there will be children on board, so that we they provide them with life vests suited to their age and growth)
- Nautical maps and pilot books
- Other necessary equipment for a safe and pleasant sailing required by law
Additional yacht equipment
- Outboard engine – every vessel has a dinghy with paddles in its standard equipment. If you want to be faster in exploring the coastal area with the dinghy, you can rent an outboard engine. The prices usually range from 50 € – 80 € per week.
- Sails (spinnaker, gennaker, blister). These sails are not included in the standard equipment, but can be rented at extra charge, and are usually rented by more experienced sailors. The prices range from 80 € – 150 € per week.
- Safety net – useful if you have children on board. For most of the vessels there is a possibility of taking a safety net at additional cost (cca 80 € – depending on the size of the boat as well as the charter agency). The net is then put along the sides of the boat.
Other possible expenses and fees for yacht charter in Greece
- One way fee – some agencies offer a possibility of starting your sailing trip in one base, and returning the vessel in another. The prices range from 200 € to 300 €.
- Extra fee for pets (some charter agencies also offer this possibility – cca 110 € per week).
- Transfer – If arriving by e.g. plane, companies can organize transfer for your sailing group from the airport to the marina where your boat is berthed and vice versa (taxi, 8-seater mini van, mini bus)
- Parking lot in a secured parking area within the marina (if arriving by car) – 5 € to 10 € per day.
- Participation in regattas – usually additional 20% on the boat price.
- Entrance fees for museums, should you decide to visit them.