Sailing Charters Private or Share. Greece & Turkey
Active Sailing-Touring Trips for the discerning traveller, all levels of sailing. Take part sailing PWYLL or just relax. Trips designed to suit your interests. Live aboard sailing charters June -September, 2016. RATHERBESAILING ORG
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TAKE THE HELM, ladies and gentleman, young..and not so young!
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming --WOW-- what a ride !!"
Our trips are geared to your level of sailing experience and your idea of comfort, we make an effort to "tailor make" each trip aboard Pwyll, a 44' Jeanneau Sunfizz. "Pwyll" is comfortable, nicely equipped boat &handles very well and is easy to learn on and live on. This is the best way to visit the Greek Islands while experiencing wonderful sailing. Our trips are very personalized and you will have direct contact with the captain from the time of your inquiry. Sit back and relax...or "learn the ropes", enjoy and learn sailing in a very relaxed atmosphere. BOOK NOW FOR SUMMER 2015 private and group dates available. 2014 is booked up! If I do not reply to your email from here, find me by looking up CasadelGrano - In Two Worlds, or look for Pwyll! This ad may not be active.
We cater to all levels of experience from novice to expert.
Sailing and touring among remote islands of the Dodecanese, or the beautiful and fascinating Turkish Coast.
Begin your exploration of the seas and life aboard a sailing vessel aboard Pwyll, learning what it means to truely "live on the sea". You are invited to join in on all onboard activities in running and sailing the yacht.
The winds are steady and sustained in the Greek Islands of the Dodecanese making almost every day, a "sailing day".
This group of islands offer a unique opportunity to experience both the modern- and traditional Greek Island life as well as an excellent sailing vacation.
Come sail upon the seas in the same way as we who live on the sea do. Learn in a relaxed environment how to handle a sailboat, what all her working parts are and how to use them; stand the helm from the first day and feel in control of Pwyll.
We will introduce you to sailing- or help you further your skills, either way, it is an exciting vacation on the water sailing from island to island here in the Dodecanese.
You can also come and just let us sail the boat for your sailing experience on Pwyll.
Spend nights under the stars in the great out of the way anchorages that these islands provide; enjoy the island life in the small harbors and local tavernas by the shore; this trip is about experiencing Greek island life as well. We have been here in the islands over 17 years. We share with you are local knowledge and are welcomed as friends, not tourists, in the places we visit and dine.
If you have never been on the seas and just want to see what it is like, come sailing with us. There is no “push” to learn the ropes, learn as much, or as little, as you desire. Participate in the sailing of Pwyll up to your own comfort level, we help you to gain confidence and knowledge as you improve your skills.
As captain of Pwyll I like to give people the opportunity to be in a comfortable environment where they can learn at their own pace and level, from beginner to experienced sailors; each of my charters have been different, and the number of charters that I have done is lost in my 17 years experience of bringing people into the sailing world.
We do have sustained winds here, so this is real sailing.
We design your trip around your experience and the kind of sailing trip that you would like to do, weather permitting " we do respect the wind god Eolos!
Each day includes sailing as well as time to do some exploring on these unique and out of the way islands of the Dodecanese chain located as far east as Greece extends before reaching the Turkish border - in fact, the ancient influence of Turkey is felt in these islands.
The day starts with a cup of coffee on deck. After breakfast (as well as before breakfast) there will be time for swimming and snorkeling before we set sail to our next destination.
Winds permitting, we will sail between 3-5 hours per day, from island to island, occasionally making more than one stop on the larger islands where there is more to see and do and the anchorages offer a variation of surroundings.
No two days are exactly alike, some days there will be more time for exploring on land and visiting the island villages, some days, more sailing - we go with the winds! This is a true live-aboard experience, hands on and relaxed.
Generally speaking, these trips are more intended for 16 years and older, although we don't exclude children at all. Families, couples, groups, singles -are all welcome. Family trips can be very fun and exciting for the children
There is not an age limit, but there is an agility� limit: if you cannot balance well, get in and out of a rocking boat into a dingy, have any ambulatory problems or you are more than 50 pounds/25 kilos (4 stone) over your ideal weight, then you probably will not feel safe or comfortable on a sailing boat of this type.
Age range, type of group
There are two double sleeping cabins on Pwyll and space to sleep in the central saloon area. On group charters you may book a double cabin for single use, opt to use the "saloon" bunk, or come with a friend and share a cabin.
Anyone who wishes to sleep under the stars in the cockpit is welcome to do so.
Morning and midday meals as well as snacks are included in the cost of the trip, all guests are expected to help in meal preparation and clean up. Beer and wine for evening consumption (only after docking) can be included. Moderation is requested. Evening meals are generally ashore. Occasionally when we are out at anchor we will have a meal on board. Guests are asked to contribute Euro 10 for on board evening meals.
Sleeping and meals
No smoking is allowed on board or near the boat. Otherwise, there are really no restrictions to speak of, except being agile enough to get around and on and off of the boat !
The only requirement for this trip is that you are fit enough to get around and balance on the yacht. If you are not in shape you can start working on it from the day you book your trip! Stretching and balancing exercises, activities such as Tai Chi or Yoga, are all helpful in preparing for your sailing trip. If you think you might be susceptible to seasickness, we can help with that, many people fear they will have seasickness, but in reality, if you don’t have problems in a moving car, plane, train- you will overcome any discomfort right away " we have methods that will help greatly.
Policies & Restrictions
Base Rate: From Euro 850 per person for an 8 day trip*
Euro 430 per day for a 4 person private charter; minimum trip, 5 days*
* for trips of less than 7 days, there is an extra boat preparation and stocking fee
of � 100.
Group trip reservation/setup fee:
�500 regardless of length of trip.
( individually booked trips, �150 per person setup fee)
Low and High season rates differ, if you can "fill in a gap" between other already booked trips we can offer a discount as well.
*price based on full boat, 2 persons sharing a cabin.
Rates & Availability
The cost per person starts at �850 for trips lasting 8 days.
The whole boat can be privately chartered for prices starting at � 3000 for one week trips for groups with flexible dates.
Seasonal Discounts may apply.
ALL CHARTERS INCLUDE EVERYTHING BUT YOUR EVENING MEALS ASHORE: SKIPPER FEE, DOCKING FEES, FUEL, WATER AND PROVISIONING (breakfast, lunch, snacks included in price)
(Shore excursions in Turkey are extra)
Thorough information is on our website and we are always available to answer questions by email or when Skype is available!
We have a huge gallery of photos from years of trips, please request the photo link for a thorough look at life on board!
PRIVATE CHARTERS available JUNE THROUGH SEPTEMBER
SHAREboat charterS available in July
Your captain on these sailing trips
has 20 years of experience in these waters . as a sailor and resident of Leros Island. She is not disclosing her age, but can get along with all ages - and has - from 12-82!
All contact is directly with me, the captain, no go-betweens, from your first inquiry.
My objective is to give you the best trip that I can while practicing good sailing and safety; customizing your trip to your ability and expectations; teaching in a way that makes you feel comfortable and "at home"; taking you sailing where you otherwise would not be able to adventure to among lesser touristy islands and beautiful waters.
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Seasonal and when you fit into "gaps" in my schedule
-- Jan 15, 2012 11:55 am
I traveled with my mother and my BFF, we had an absolutely fantastic time! Christy took time to consider what we wanted to experience as a group, and our wants were definitely met! We had great food, cultural experiences, and we learned how to sail! I highly recommend this experience! ... more
|B Greece - Home port Leros, Dodecanese|
|Pins B though G are islands that we stop at during a Greek Island sailing trip|
|C Kalymnos: Palionissos Old Village Bay|
|D Lipsos: Main Harbor or Kazadia Bay|
|E Patmos: Main Harbor or Grikos Bay|
|F Marathi Island, Arkios Archipelago|
|G Agathonissi Island|
| 1 Turkish Costal sailing trips start in Marmaris|
Marmaris, Muğla, Turkey
| 2 Ekincek & Dalaman River Delta Special Day trip to ruins|
|3 Gocek, Fethiye Bay|
|4 Arap Adasi Secluded anchorage|
|Pins 1-4 are stops that we make during a Turkish Coast sail|
|Sailing, snorkling, swimming|| everyday!|
|Historical sites: Patmos ||scheduled visit|
|Greek and Lycian ruins||Turkish Coast|
|Sail training on request||on board!|
|Crystal clear blue waters||all around!|
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|traditional goat cheese making tour||Marathi|
|Greek cooking demonstrations||on request|
|Visits to the "kitchens" of the Tavernas||many islands|
|local knowledge - culture ||included|
|pure unadulterated relaxation||inculded|
|June-September per CABIN||1,800||1,400||7-10 days. trip reservation/setup fee extra|
|June-September Private Charter: max 5 persons||3,300||5,200||7-10 days. trip reservation/setup fee extra|
|RATES FLEXIBLE. CONTACT US|| |
|ALL PRICES IN EURO|
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Christy ElesmoreSailing Charters Private or Share. Greece & Turkey
Leros Island, Greece 85400Send an Email For More Information & Reservations »
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