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Ocean Elements Flotilla, Greece

Our one and two-week flotillas start from Lefkas marina in the idyllic south Ionian. It’s chosen by us because it serves as a gateway to some of the most beautiful sailing in Greece and because we like to relax on holiday: the sailing is not too challenging, has lots to see and do for all the family (including socials for families and kids) and manageable thermal winds for a decent sail each afternoon. Our flotillas are ideal for beginner skippers on our Start Yachting course and Stay Sail holidays to Vassiliki.

 

South Ionian one-week Flotilla

Taking in some of the most beautiful island stopovers in the Ionian

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South Ionian two-week Flotilla

Take your time and really get immersed in the beauty of the full Ionian

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One-Week Delivery Route (July & Sept)

A bit of an adventure with lots of sailing in beautiful places

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One and two-week cruises

Our one-week flotilla from Lefkas will give you a real taste of Greek Island sailing with beautiful anchorages for lunchtime swims and a new island stopover each night. Our two-week flotilla will allow you to discover more of this beautiful area and on all routes, you can enjoy a stopover at our Surf hotel in Vassiliki for a complimentary day of activities.

Our delivery routes are a firm favourite for sailors who like to cover more miles and take in some beautiful stops along the way. Running between Athens and Lefkas in July and back the other way in September, we will organise all the travel and transfers to and from Gatwick, Athens and Preveza.

Our Flotillas Are Ideal For…

Ocean Elements Flotillas and Flexi Flotillas are suited to everyone from novice skippers wanting to build confidence to experienced sailors, families and kids - and especially those who love an evening social!. 

  • Beginner skippers on our Start Yacht Sailing course as part of a Stay Sail.
  • Getting your family hooked on sailing, (a great reason to try a Stay Sail holiday).
  • Newly qualified skippers looking for the security of a flotilla to help with their first steps of yacht chartering, with help and advice all the way.
  • More experienced sailors who like a relaxing holiday and to cruise in company.
  • Families and kids of all ages love our daily activities and entertainments. 
  • Our flotilla is great for allowing your kids to meet other youngsters.
  • Those who want to sail without the hassle of route planning, mooring and cruising admin, but have it all pre-arranged.

Beginner skippers and yacht training

Our Starts Yacht Sailing courses are great for beginner skippers and suit sailors with no experience. In just two weeks (on a Stay Sail) you could be up-and-skippering your own yacht and we’ll send you home a proficient flotilla skipper with an RYA cruising Level 2 certificate. They’re lots of fun, perfect for the family and our course is also great for sailors with experience, who want to brush up their skills.

Book a skipper

A skippered holiday fits well with flotilla and lets you enjoy as much or as little sailing as you want, whilst providing good company and even some instruction if you want. Often, after your sailing day has ended, your skipper can sleep on our lead boat, giving you added privacy for your downtime. More on Skippers

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What to expect...

Our flotillas are exclusively run for Ocean Elements guests and they have our trademark of ‘Family Fun’ well and truly designed into them! Our base at Lefkas marina is a short 30-minute transfer from Preveza airport. When you arrive at the marina our lead crew will come and meet you. They’ll get you checked onto your yacht as soon as they can and if there’s a wait, you can settle into a bar by the waterside or use the time to provision for the week, (Lefkas has lots of shops!).

When you get onboard our lead crew will show you how everything works and make sure you’re happy with the yacht's systems and controls and tell you about the week’s plans. Then you can relax and switch off; settle in and have a well-earned drink before enjoying an evening meal in a Taverna nearby. A skipper’s briefing (the technical stuff) will take place in the morning before the flotilla sets sail at about 10 am.

All the Planning Done for You

Our flotillas follow a pre-planned route and our lead boat is always close at hand, to help with all aspects of sailing. We’ll take care of mooring you up each night, the routeing and the itineraries so that you can relax and enjoy each destination rather than having to think about the admin!

During the day you’ll have the freedom to sail at your own pace and find yourself a secluded anchorage for lunch. Our route will take in the best islands and anchorages; and in the evening we’ll often get together for a group meal. 

Our lead crew will give briefings each morning about the day's sailing with recommendations on anchorages and things to do at each stopover, along with general sailing assistance whenever required. Their presence increases the safety, comfort and ‘feel good’ factor of doing things as part of a group. It also makes for a more relaxing holiday for your skipper!

Socials and entertainments

There’s plenty of fun and games for the kids (and the adults!) organised by our flotilla hosts throughout the week. You’ll enjoy our welcome punch party, paddle cruises and events like our excellent ‘wild night at anchor’; and of course our evening socials where we swap stories of the day's sailing... Your kids will love flotilla as they always find other kids to mix with, for paddleboarding, snorkelling or to join in a dinghy sailing lesson during your a complimentary day at the Surf hotel in Vassiliki on ‘free-sail day’

If you’d like to break away and do your own thing at any point of the week, then of course you’re free to sail away and rejoin the flotilla at your leisure.

What does a Flotilla Include?

  • A fully equipped cruising yacht for the week (naturally!)
  • Welcome grocery pack (part of the charter pack)
  • Technical and sailing briefings
  • Full Yacht handover with systems training
  • Lead Skipper, Host and technical support all week
  • Flotilla welcome party and evening socials
  • Full shore team support
  • All sailing, navigation & safety eqt on board
  • Fully equipped galley with each boat
  • First fill of diesel, water and gas. (Simply return the yacht full of diesel)
  • Area cruising notes, charts and pilot books
  • A complimentary day at the Surf Hotel (free-sail day) for watersports & kids clubs
  • Your mooring fees paid and a guaranteed mooring at each stop-over

Not Included:

  • A security Deposit
  • Outboard engine for dinghy: from £69
Learn More About our Fleet

Choose from a great range of yachts

Choose from a great range of cruising yachts in our Lefkas marina fleet, from 36 to 50 feet. They’re all fully equipped with a galley (that’s the kitchen), a bathroom, shower and WC, (or the heads to us sailor types), and everything that you’ll possibly need for your week afloat, including a cockpit table for alfresco dinners and a bathing platform for the array of beautiful anchorages you’ll visit.

Each yacht is prepared for your arrival, including bed linen and towels, so you’ll just need to provision for your food and drink which you can do locally when you arrive.

Stay & Sail holidays

Why not combine a yacht flotilla or bareboat with a week at our fantastic Surf Hotel Beach Club in Vassiliki.

Week one at the Surf Hotel for dinghy sailing, windsurfing, kids clubs, shore-based activities and relaxation followed by week two aboard your own yacht.

Stay Sail is ideal if you’re a beginner skipper and you want to make use of our Start Yacht Sailing course or our ICC assessment and ICC prep, which are run from the Surf hotel in week one. We can prepare you with the qualification you need; and everything else you need to know to skipper your own yacht on our Flotilla in week two.

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