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“A Fabulous Day Out”
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A day at sea.
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A day at sea.
In Harbour near to Kefalonia airport. Mala under sail off Kefalonia.
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27 reviews
A day at sea.
In Harbour near to Kefalonia airport.
Mala under sail off Kefalonia.
Leaving harbour at Aghia Pelagia
Your lounge area.
Your very own Skipper - Ray Benson
The master cabin.
A honeymoon cruise.
A wedding onboard Mala.
All clear ahead captain.
Lunch onboard.
Life is hard.
Happy Holidays with the Comerford family.
Anyone for a swim before lunch.
View from top of the hill in Spatachori, Meganisi.
Little Vathi. Meganisi.
Early morning trip to be ahead the storm.
Kalimera. Good morning.
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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Argostolion, Cephalonia, Ionian Islands

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pauljC561...
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 reviews
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“A Fabulous Day Out”
Reviewed 28 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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Very much enjoyed our time on the Motor Yacht Carolina for a day trip to Ithaca. We had a number of opportunities to swim in coves that were inaccessible by road. Had lunch at a lovely restaurant in Kioni on Ithaca that was recommended by the Captain.

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Tracey K
Twickenham, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent Day out Sailing Experience”
Reviewed 25 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We booked a day's sailing trip with Ray for 7 of us during our stay in Kefalonia. Our party included a mixture of adults, teenagers and young children. This was a fantastic trip! Ray and Stewart were brilliant, informative hosts. They provided a fabulous lunch which was included in the booking cost (something we've not benefitted from on previous sail trips) and managed the trip to ensure we all enjoyed every minute. We were keen to book a day sailing trip, so tried to do this at the start of our two week holiday. As Ray's trips are popular, I would suggest booking as soon as possible to ensure you can get your preferred date.

We wouldn't hesitate in recommending this sailing trip for any, and all, age groups. A fabulous, memorable day out.

Thanks Ray!

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Melia610
Shropshire, United Kingdom
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“Fabulous family holiday”
Reviewed 23 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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We have two teenagers 18 and 14 and were looking for a holiday which would be suitable for us all. Spending a week sailing with Ray on Mala was perfect. He is a fantastic host, excellent company, provides the tastiest lunches, advises you on sailing or leaves you to rest and watch the scenery but best of all, he takes you to the most beautiful, isolated coves full of fish for the opportunity to swim in the clear Mediterranean waters. We had a fantastic week and were made to feel very special. Thank you Ray for a fabulous experience and we have recommended you to all our friends.

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Liked best: Flexibility in visiting different locations.
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
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Clint P
Seattle WA
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3 reviews
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“Excellent trip”
Reviewed 24 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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person found this review helpful

Ray provided an excellent 3 day tour of Kefalonia and surrounding islands. The food on board was tasty. Ray was very accommodating and took great care of us and our friends. Our itinerary was flexible and we were able to adjust based on the weather and our interests. Thanks to Ray for an excellent few days on board. Whether or not you have sailed before, this is a great way to see some of the islands.

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Liked best: Great service, beautiful islands
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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jwgs60
Burnham-on-Crouch, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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“A great day out”
Reviewed 31 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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Living in a sailing village (Burnham on Crouch) I am slightly embarrassed to admit that this was my first time on a small yacht. Well it might be small, it might be large I have no concept of where that line is drawn!

Traveling with my wife, daughter, son in law and grandson we suffered the initial panic of our hire car breaking down on the hours drive to meet Ray and Mala. No fuss from Ray as we appeared an hour late.

Initial warnings in lay terms were offered by Ray, especially the bits where we would have to join in with messing about with sails and all of their strings and stuff, and poking the other boats with a long stick to make sure we didnt bump into them.

I guess you are getting the vibe that sailing is not in my blood and a vast behind is the level of my nautical humour?

Well Ray did a great job, explained what was going on, where the weather was taking us and what to expect. A few personal anecdotes, some funny "salty" yarns and all in all a fabulous experience and one that may get me taking more interest in my home town. I have even looked up the price of a yacht!

The family loved swimming in deserted coves, and getting dragged around by Rays electric torpedo was great fun for my grandson.

The food was very welcome and tasty too and Rays hosting was absolutely impeccable.

Many of the reviews here are for multi day outings, and I cant say my conversion has been that thorough yet. A day was perfect for me, and having leapt around a little tying up sails (or whatever the term is, and poked a few boats on the way back to the berth (get me with the vocabulary) it was one of the highlights of our two week stay.

Thanks Ray, you are a gent and well worth the positive reviews on here.

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Liked best: Finding out what a spinaker was and not being keel hauled
Liked least: Finishing lunch
Travelling group: Other
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SIMONGBRA
Ashford, United Kingdom
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“JUST WONDERFUL”
Reviewed 28 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Ray Benson took us from kefalonia to ithaka on a 2 day cruise. Ray is good company and gets you involved with a bit of steering and pulling the odd rope or two. His wife prepares a great lunch for your journey. Go and enjoy you will not be disappointed. Amazing two days thanks Ray Sail Kefalonia

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Your age range 35-49
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scottofbu...
Napier, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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“An idyllic holiday”
Reviewed 31 December 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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person found this review helpful

We spent two fantastic weeks in August 2013 cruising around the Ionian islands in Ray’s yacht Mala. Every evening we moored in a picturesque harbour – each one as idyllic as the previous one. We enjoyed breakfasts, lunches (many thanks Nicki!!), and wine onboard with Ray and dined ashore, often only a few steps from our mooring! Swimming off the yacht in warm clear azure water was a definite highlight. Ray was a careful, considerate skipper who kept a watching brief on the weather and amended the course when necessary to ensure our sailing comfort. As a result only two days were rescheduled because of adverse conditions. We felt we were in very safe hands throughout the trip. We highly recommend cruising with Ray and our only regret was that the two weeks passed by too quickly. We wish Ray, Nicki, the "canine kids" and Newcastle United all the very best for the future!!

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Your age range 65+
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