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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, the Ionian Islands. The sailing is not too challenging and very relaxing; with the right amount of wind in the afternoon for families, beginners and experts to have some fun.

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!. The atmosphere is fun and relaxed, and our expert lead crew are always on hand or just a VHF call away.

We also have Yacht Training courses to help beginners and those with some experience to get qualified to skipper a yacht on flotilla or bareboat. Our courses are run from Vassiliki on our training yacht and reduced in price for Stay Sail guests.

If you’d rather relax and have a skipper do it all for you, then we can arrange for one of our expert skippers to help you discover the Ionian for your week (or two) away.

 

Our Flotilla Routes

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 & Aug)

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

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Tuition and qualifications

We have a range of yachts from 36 to 52 feet and Yacht Training courses to help you get qualified to skipper a yacht on our flotilla, which helps if you don’t have the necessary certificates. We have courses for beginners and for those with experience.

A courses is ideal when combined with a two week Stay Sail Holiday: you get qualified in week one so you can go on to skipper your own yacht in week two.

 

Our Flotillas Are Ideal For...

  • Beginner skippers doing our Start Yacht Sailing flotilla course 
  • More experienced skippers - doing our IYT course, or just sailing for fun.
  • Sailors who like a relaxing holiday and to cruise in company.
  • Getting your family hooked on sailing, especially as part of a twin-centre Stay Sail holiday.
  • Newly qualified skippers looking for the security of a flotilla to help with their first steps of yachting, with help-and-advice all the way
  • Families and kids of all ages (including adults!) always enjoy our daily activities and entertainments. 
  • Those who want to sail without the hassle of route planning and mooring - but to have it all pre-arranged for you.

 

What to expect...

Our flotillas are exclusively run for Ocean Elements guests and they have our hallmark of ‘fun and relaxed’ all over them! They start from Lefkas marina which is a short 30-minute transfer from Preveza airport. You can organise your own flights and pick up a taxi (it’s easy to do) or let us organise all the travel for you.

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. Your full Yacht and Safety Briefing (the technical stuff) will be done on Monday 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. Let us 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. 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 and evening socials where we swap stories of the day's sailing, and your kids love flotilla as they always find other families to mix with.

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!

What does a Flotilla Include?

  • Fully equipped cruising yacht for your week
  • Welcome grocery pack (part of the charter pack)
  • Technical safety 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*
  • Area cruising notes
  • Free day at the Surf Hotel (free sail day) for water sports and kids clubs
  • Your mooring fees paid
  • A guaranteed mooring at each island stop-over

Not Included:

  • Security Deposit
  • Food and drink
  • Outboard engine for dinghy: from £69

*yachts are returned full of diesel

Flexi Flotilla

Our new Flexi Flotilla allows you to dip in and out of our flotilla and mix up sociable sailing with Bareboating, as you choose.

Perfect for those that don’t want a whole week of flotilla and prefer some time to themselves, but still relish the idea of a sociable group when they want and help with route planning from the lead boat.

Call one of our sales team and express an interest in our Flexi Flotilla option

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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.

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Stay & Sail holidays

Why not combine a yacht flotilla or bareboat with a week at our fantastic Surf Hotel Beach Club in Vassiliki. Spend your first week relaxing and polishing your dinghy sailing and windsurf skills while the kids go wild in club. Try some shore-based activities and our healthy elements fitness classes. Or, if you need a skippers qualification, spend the time doing our IYT skippers course in the marina nearby.

Stay Sail is ideal if you’re a beginner skipper and you want to make use of our yacht sailing courses. We can prepare you with the qualification you need during your first week, before you go and skipper your yacht in week two.

 

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