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Stay & Sail Holidays

Discover the best of both worlds this summer… Try a Beach club holiday in your first week; then take to the seas on your own yacht to cruise the beautiful Ionian islands for week two.

A fantastic ‘twin centre’ holiday which is unrivalled for variety and perfect for couples, families and friends. You get to relax and unwind in our Beach Club hotel in Vassiliki, whilst enjoying a variety of shore-based activities and water sports, like dinghy sailing, windsurfing, paddle boarding, mountain biking and fitness classes while the kids and Teens’ go wild in our Kids Clubs.

Then step aboard your yacht for week two and join our fun and friendly Ocean Elements Flotilla, or just Bareboat (or Flexi Flotilla) if you prefer. We have a great selection of yachts to choose from, ranging between 31 and 44 feet.


View our 14-night Staysail prices >

At a Glance

  • Suits Bareboat or Flotilla (or Flexi)
  • Get qualified in week 1
  • Inclusive 'Flotilla Prep' session (on the water)
  • Stay at the Surf Hotel
  • Flights & transfer included
  • Yachts from 35 to 44 ft. View our fleet
  • Beach Club activities all week
  • Get the family hooked on sailing
  • Will suit beginner sailors/skippers
  • Get qualified during week one

If you can already sail

If you can already sail a yacht, then relax at our beach club all week and perhaps try something new, (there’s lots to choose from). Stay Sail is the perfect holiday where family and friends can get also hooked on sailing and your kids and Teens’ can learn new sports and meet new friends in our Active Clubs. 

It’s also a great way to pick up a sailing qualification (now needed in most countries for chartering). Experienced sailors can take the International Certificate of Competence (ICC) assessment on a training yacht while staying at the Beach Club. You can also take the Keelboat level 2 which is a great course, also recognised by yacht charter companies.

If you have limited experience

Even if you have limited sailing experience, you can get yourself fully prepared (and qualified) in week one at our Beach Club so you can skipper a yacht on our Flotilla. It can all be done at the Beach Club while your family enjoy the activities. And don’t worry, we won’t take you away from them all week.

You can join our Start Sailing Keelboats Level 2 course (2 days) if you have some sailing experience; or our Fastrack Level 1 & 2 course (4 days) if you don’t. They’re run from our keelboat moored close to the hotel and are great sailing courses for aspiring big boat sailors, whether you’d like to skipper a yacht or not. They offer great pre-flotilla training and if you’re successful, you’ll also get an internationally recognised RYA qualification which is now accepted by most charter companies. See our qualifications page for more.

We can also combine this with our ‘Flotilla Prep’ session (on the first morning of flotilla) which’ll get you up to speed with handling your yacht as part of the Ocean Elements Flotilla for week two.

A family holiday

A Stay Sail is a true family holiday where everyone’s interests are covered! Whilst staying at the Beach Club in week one, your kids will love our inclusive Active Kids Clubs which run six days a week, for 4-17-year-olds. You can also fine tune your windsurfing or dinghy sailing skills with our expert RYA instructors (lessons are inclusive) or learn to sail from scratch following our Start Sailing courses. Try out our daily fitness and aerobics classes or head into the hills on a mountain bike.

And then the fun really begins! For week two, we’ll transfer you to your boat at Lefkas marina where you’ll meet our fantastic lead crew and you’ll soon be sailing around the Ionian in your own yacht; jumping into warm, sparkling waters, enjoying the hot sunshine and sailing your floating home from island to island. By night, your host will lay on fun socials for the kids (and adults) and you’ll meet lots of new sailing friends.

And it’s a lot of fun for the kids. They love living aboard, swimming at every opportunity and learning some sailing ways: playing with winches, and ropes and even steering (which is why twin helms are great). Then there’s fishing and paddle boarding at virtually every stop. You could entertain them for weeks on a yacht and they’ll remember it for years to come.

Your yacht

We have one of the most diverse (and some of the best) yachts to choose from in any flotilla. Your yacht will be your home for your week afloat. And it’s fully kitted out with everything you need; from a fully kitted galley, (that’s a kitchen with oven and fridge), shower and heads (the bathroom!) and sleeping cabins with a saloon (urr, a sitting room) and even a table in the cockpit (by the bathing platform) for alfresco dining.

Our yachts sleep up to six or eight people, but for comfort and privacy, we’d recommend you don’t fill them to the max.

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What's included?

All our Stay and Sail holidays include direct flights and airport transfers. Week one at our Beach Club includes more activities than you can shake a kayak paddle at, your kids clubs and water sports tuition as standard. 

Then week two will include your yacht, fully equipped, together with marine insurance, bedding, towels and our lead boat crew to help and assist you with your sailing in any way that they can.

How to Book

If you're looking to book a Stay and Sail holiday, you'll need to give us a call. Our expert sales team have extensive knowledge of our programme and ready to help

You’ll only find guide prices online so give us a call on  0844 770 40 70 and our team will talk you through the options and get a best price for you.

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