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Ocean Elements Flotilla Holidays, Greece

Our one and two-week flotillas start from two yacht bases: Porto Heli in the Argolic Gulf which cruises the stunning Greek Riviera; and Lefkas in the Ionian which cruises a South Ionian route and a North Ionian route which is perfect for two weeks.

The Ionians offer some of the most beautiful sailing in Greece. It’s not too challenging and very relaxing; with the right amount of wind in the afternoon for families, beginners and experts to have some fun.

The Argolic Gulf cruises around some ancient Greek landmarks and is a uniquely cultural experience taking in the islands of Hydra, Spetses and the ancient city of Nafplion.

 

Our Flotilla Routes

South Ionian Flotilla

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

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North Ionian Flotilla

Cover longer distances and visit Corfu and the exclusive islands of Paxos

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Aegean Flotilla

From our Porto Heli base this stunning route cruises the stunning Greek Riviera

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Tuition and Qualifications

To hire a yacht anywhere abroad, either on bareboat or flotilla, with us or another operator then you will need some prior experience and a qualification to prove your skills, like an RYA Day Skipper, and ICC or a similar qualification such as the International Yacht Training Skipper courses that we run.

If you have none of the above then one of our Stay Sail Holidays might be your best option. Even if you have no prior sailing experience, in a week we can have you trained up and ready to skipper your own yacht on our Flotilla in week two. If you have experience (but no piece of paper to prove your skills) then we can help you gain your International ICC or Bareboat Skipper license too.

We have courses for families and courses you can book privately for your group on our tuition boat. Call us now for our best options.

Our Flotillas Are Ideal For...

  • Beginner skippers taking our IYT Flotilla Skipper course
  • Experienced skippers taking our IYT Bareboat Skipper course
  • Anyone who likes sailing for fun and cruising 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
  • Families and kids of all ages (including adults!) always enjoy our daily activities and entertainment. 
  • 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! We like to organise your flights and transfers as part of a package so you can benefit from our charter flight discounts and full financial protection.

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 short wait, you can settle into the marina bar or use the time to provision for the week.

Once aboard our lead crew will show you how everything works and make sure you’re happy with the yachts systems and controls before telling you about our week’s plans. Then you can relax, switch off and enjoy well-earned drink before joining us for an evening meal in a local Taverna to meet your fellow flotilla sailors. 

A full Yacht and Safety Briefing (the technical stuff) will be done on your first morning before our team help you set off to our first port of call where they’ll also meet you to help you moor up.

All the Planning Done for You

Our flotillas follow a pre-planned route but you can meander off if you choose. Our lead boat is always close at hand, to help with all aspects of sailing; so let us take care of mooring you up each night and deal with the routeing and the itineraries so you can relax and enjoy each destination.

During the day you’ll have the freedom to sail at your own pace and find yourself a secluded anchorage for lunch. Our routes will take in the best islands and anchorages in the area; and in the evening we’ll often get together for a group meal. There’s plenty of fun and games for the kids (and adults!) organised by our flotilla hosts throughout the week.

Join our welcome punch party and evening socials where we swap stories of the day's sailing, and your kids love the flotilla entertainments and mixing with other families.

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, (pay for what you use at the end)
  • Area cruising notes
  • Dinghy and oars
  • Free use of the water sports equipment, bikes and facilities at the Surf Hotel (Lefkas) and Nautica Bay (Porto heli) for Free Sail day 
  • First and last night’s mooring fees 
  • A guaranteed mooring at each island stop-over

Not Included:

  • Security Deposit 
  • Food and drink
  • Outboard engine for dinghy

*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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