Bareboat Yacht Charters - With Or Without Crew


The Charters

Our bareboat charter service offers you sailing yachts and motor yachts from 33 to 56 feet (10 to 17 meters) available with or without a skipper.

It is required that at least one person of the crew members has a sailing licence or certification proofing his or her sailing skills. If you do not have the skills we can provide a skipper.

Each boat has a standard equipment and is equipped with modern safety and navigation facilities allowing you to spend your holidays under the best conditions for safety and comfort.

The charter is based on a standard contract approved by the Ministry for Maritime Affairs and the Greek National Tourist Organization.

We would be happy to give you advice and make you an offer without any obligation on your part.

Please give us a brief description of your wishes and ideas regarding your sailing project and mention:

  • > The type yacht (sailing yacht or motor yacht)
  • > Number of participants (adults / children / D.O.B.)
  • > Preferred travel time or specific dates
  • > Navigation area
  • > Your budget

We will be happy to advise you and make you a quotation without any obligation on your part.

Email Us or Telephone us +30 22810 86184

Charter Conditions

Below you will find information about the general conditions for yacht charters in Greece. Availability is upon request. Please send us your preferences such as:

  • > Type of yacht
  • > Sailing duration
  • > The navigation area with departure and arrival points
  • > Number of persons (adults / children).


We will reply to you with availability and price.

Reservations & Payment Conditions

Your reservation order should be made in written form and sent to us by email, fax or mail. For correct charter documents for the Greek authorities, Escale Yachting needs the following personal data of each participant of the charter: First name, last name, date of birth, nationality, number of ID-Card or passport. Theses personal data are stored on our server. We do not make such information available to any third parties. To secure a booking 50% of the total fee must be paid at the time you book. The balance will be due 4 weeks before departure. Payment of any deposit or payment of the full price of the charter implies that the client agrees with all our terms and conditions. We will confirm your booking by email or mail after receipt of your prepayment of fees and send you the invoice and the charter contract in five copies to be signed and returned back to us with a photocopy of the license of your main skipper.

Experience & Qualification

According to Greek legislation, two skippers must be on board for the safety of the crew and the boat. One of the skippers must have a sailing license or certificate that proves his skills. Don’t forget to bring your original sailing license with you as it has to be presented to the Greek authorities to start the charter. If the second skipper does not have such a license he can make a written statutory declaration to attest his sailing skills.

Documents required for the Greek authorities

At least 3 days before charter begin we need:

  • > The charter contract in five copies signed by yourself.
  • > The skipper’s license (original) and a written statutory declaration of the 2nd skipper attesting his / her sailing skills.
  • Crew list with names, dates of birth, nationalities & passport numbers.


Travel Documents

All participants of the charter must have valid passports or ID-Cards (for EU members only) and valid visas were required. Passengers will not be permitted to sail without proper documentation.

No refund of the charter cost will be given to any passenger failing to bring such documentation.

Embarkation / Disembarkation

In general yacht charters commence and end on Saturdays: Embarkation and check-in at 5:00 pm Disembarkation and Check-out at 9:00 am

Other arrangements can be made by special agreement. On check-in an inventory list of the boat will be given to you check and agree. A person available on site will be happy to explain the essential elements for the proper functioning of the sailboat. Feel free to ask questions you think appropriate for the handling of your boat. After returning the yacht we will inspect together the whole boat which must be must be left clean, in good working condition and with completely filled fuel and water tanks.


A refundable security deposit is required on embarkation and must be paid in cash or by credit / debit card (Visa or Mastercard). This deposit is refunded on return of the boat in case of no accident or damage. The security deposit varies according yacht size and will be between 1,000 and 3,000 €.

Cancellation Fees

Cancellation fees are calculated according to the period between the date of cancellation and departure date as follows:

  • > 30% of the deposit is retained for reservations canceled more than 98 days before departure
  • > 50% of the deposit is retained for reservations canceled 45-98 days before departure
  • > 100% of the deposit is retained for reservations canceled less than 45 days before departure



In the unlikely event that you have any reason to complain or experience any problems, you must immediately inform the office of Escale Yachting. We cannot accept any complaints that were not reported during the charter.


According to Greek law all boats are fully insured (liability insurance): You are covered for damages to other boats caused by you and the passengers. You are covered for damage to your own boat and crew. This insurance also covers pollution that may be caused.

Additional charges

According to the base and the type of boat additional charges like end cleaning, linen, outboard motor etc. may or may not be included. In this case we will inform you about these extra costs when we send you our charter offer.

Skippers / Hostess

You can also hire a skipper and / or hostess.

Email us or Telephone us: +30 22810 86184