From which base can I start my charter?

We offer weekly charters from our main base in Volos (operating all year round) and from our second base in Loutraki, Skopelos Island (operating mid May to early October). Some of our yachts are allocated to our Volos base and others to our Loutraki base (as seen on the price list).

For charter requests from Skiathos, we highly advise chartering from our base in Loutraki harbour instead (opposite Skiathos Port). It is more relaxed, we have facilities there (including showers, wifi and safe luggage storage) and can provide a better service. Loutraki is only a 20-minute ferry ride from Skiathos Port.

Which day in the week can I start my charter?

Charters start on Saturdays or Fridays (for some yachts and depending on availability). Our flotilla-operated yachts can only be chartered on Fridays and from our Loutraki base.

Check-in/out

Your yacht will be prepared with a full inventory – check-in is at 17:00 and check-out at 09:00.

Fuel tank

The same principle as when you rent a car applies – you receive the yacht with a full tank of fuel and then you pay only for the fuel that you have used at the end of your trip.

Yacht Safety

Yachts come with full safety and navigation equipment, including life jackets, flares, VHF, GPS, life raft, autopilot, EPIRB, charts and pilot book for the region.

Mooring fees

None in our Volos or Loutraki bases on the first and last night of the charter. Various small fees on the Sporades Islands.

Sailing Qualifications

If you are booking a bareboat charter or flotilla, you must hold a qualified skipper licence – day skipper competent level (from a recognised body) or an International Certificate of Competence (ICC) as a skipper  –  and have adequate sailing experience. You should also have a co-skipper at competent crew certificate level or with appropriate experience.

Our Volos Base Information

Our Loutraki Base Information

Our Charter Terms and Conditions

Our Food & Drink Guide

Provisioning List Form

Discovery Route from Volos

Our 2023 Yacht Charter Price List

Our 7-Day Itinerary from Volos

Our 7-Day Itinerary from Loutraki

Our Top Must-Visits and Tips

Getting to the Region

There are various flights to Volos and to Skiathos from many European cities. Otherwise, Volos is accessible by road from Greece’s main international airports in Athens and Thessaloniki. Please download our Flights to SAIL AEGEAN document for more detailed information.

We offer an airport transfer service from the airports of Volos, Athens and Thessaloniki to our base in Volos.

Alternatively, from Athens and Thessaloniki, you can catch the KTEL Regional Bus to Volos.

Click here for local ferry schedules. If there is no ferry available for you between Skiathos and Loutraki (search Glossa), we can provide a watertaxi service upon request.

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SAIL AEGEAN is a Belgian/Greek yacht charter operator company, offering bareboat and skippered charters, as well as flotillas, in a beautiful region in central Greece – the Gulf of Volos (Pagasitikos), the Sporades Islands and Northern Evia.

With our ever-expanding fleet and growing success, our own boatyard, warehouse/chandlery and very experienced in-house marine technical service team, we strive to maintain our yachts in excellent condition and offer the best charter service in the region. We also offer marine technical services for other yacht owners and the possibility for yacht investment.