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Sail Kefalonia

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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
2 nights minimum 
Yacht
Beautifully kept 41 foot Skippered Bavaria sailing yacht located at Poros on the east coast of Kefalonia. Approximately 1 hour from Kefalonia airport. A typical weeks charter would include visits to the islands of Zakynthos (Zante), Ithaca, Lefkas, Scorpios, Meganisi, and of course Kefalonia. No sailing experience is required, tuition can be given during the course of your trip to enhance your holiday experience. The yacht has 3 double cabins, and a very comfortable lounge area. TV and DVD player, Stereo system. On deck there is a spacious cockpit with teak decking, a bathing platform and ladder for swim access to the sea. Dolphins and turtles are regularly spotted whilst at sea, and their beauty really add to the fantastic experience of a sailing holiday in the Ionian Islands, in weste...Beautifully kept 41 foot Skippered Bavaria sailing yacht located at Poros on the east coast of Kefalonia. Approximately 1 hour from Kefalonia airport. A typical weeks charter would include visits to the islands of Zakynthos (Zante), Ithaca, Lefkas, Scorpios, Meganisi, and of course Kefalonia. No sailing experience is required, tuition can be given during the course of your trip to enhance your holiday experience. The yacht has 3 double cabins, and a very comfortable lounge area. TV and DVD player, Stereo system. On deck there is a spacious cockpit with teak decking, a bathing platform and ladder for swim access to the sea. Dolphins and turtles are regularly spotted whilst at sea, and their beauty really add to the fantastic experience of a sailing holiday in the Ionian Islands, in western Greece. We are available for day trips, weekly charters, and also trips tailored to your individual needs. Your skipper is fully licencsed and insured and vetted by the Greek Marine Authorities, and has a wealth of experience and knowledge of the area.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Not suitable for babies or infants.
Bedrooms
3 Doubles
Bathrooms
2 Showers

Meet the host
Ray B
Hosting since March 2013
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours

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WillClaus
WillClaus
6 contributions
Wonderful boat trip with excellent crew
We went for a day’s boat trip last Tuesday 15th September and were introduced to Ray and David when we arrived. They were very friendly and made us feel totally at ease. We visited a beautiful bay and enjoyed swimming and stunning scenery. My two children 19 and 22 tried paddle boarding and both loved it. Lunch was delicious and plenty of it. We would thoroughly recommend you booking a trip with them. The whole family had a great day.
Visited September 2020
Written 17 September 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Ray B
Ray B
Thanks for the great review. We hope to see you soon. Ray
Written 4 October 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Eliana
Eliana
4 contributions
Wonderful experience
By Chance we ran into Ray who promised us a great day on the sea. And yes, he should be right!! Kefalonia is such a different experience from the sea! And Ray knows the surrounding pretty well. The bays where we stopped for a swim were of the most beautiful I have ever seen! And then they took so great care of us by constantly offering us drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic). Lunch was also very tasteful with vegetables, meat, topped by a fresh greek salad with olives from Rays garden. This day couldn't have been any better! Thanks so much!
Visited August 2020
Written 17 September 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Ray B
Ray B
Thank you for your lovely review. We are pleased you enjoyed your day at sea and hope to see you again in the future. Best wishes Ray.
Written 7 November 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Alex C
Alex C
Runcorn, United Kingdom5 contributions
Highly recommend
My cousin and I had seen this boat trip on the TUI app, but unfortunatley the reps did not tell us about it. After getting the trip up on the app and showing them they then allowed us to book it. We arrived at 9am at the port and after a short wait we're greeted by Steve who cheerfully welcomed us on board where we met Ray. Both men were very professional and very very friendly and kind. We felt very welcome and safe. We were told what the day would entail before setting off. The stops were all Beautiful, and only accessible by boat, absolutely breathtaking. We were offered snorkels and masks and I even made a fool of myself trying to paddle board. We were served lunch on the boat with spectacular views of the islands. Steve and Ray felt more like our friends as we all chatted away sharing stories and laughing together. I would highly recommend this trip, and would do it again. Thank you Ray and Steve for a spectacular day, one I will never forget.
Visited September 2020
Written 16 September 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Ray B
Ray B
Thank you Alex for your wonderful review. Steve and I enjoyed your company and hope to see you again sometime in the future. Best wishes, Ray.
Written 7 November 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Adyhunt
Adyhunt
3 contributions
Perfect day trip.
We had a day trip with Ray on his yacht and had a great time. We stopped at 3 bays for swimming snorkeling and lunch. It was all very relaxing and if Im back this way would go out again. Highly recommended.
Visited September 2020
Written 12 September 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Ray B
Ray B
Thank you for your nice review of your day at sea. We hope to see you again sometime in the future. Best wishes, Ray.
Written 7 November 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Hayley I
Hayley I
St. Albans, United Kingdom10 contributions
The most magical day
My family and I loved every second of this magical trip around kefalonia.Beautiful untouched beaches and tranquil waters.Ray and Steve make this day one I will remember forever to a point I want go on the mala for a longer trip next year.
Visited September 2020
Written 12 September 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Ray B
Ray B
Thank you Hayley for your lovely review. Steve and I enjoyed your company and hope to see you again sometime in the future. Best wishes, Ray.
Written 7 November 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Laura B
Laura B
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom11 contributions
Magical
We have just got back from a days sail with Steve and Ray and what a magical day we have had! Stunning scenery, great food, excellent company and a beauty of a boat in the Mala. Steve and Ray were wonderful hosts and made you feel welcome the moment you stepped on board. They are very experienced skippers, full of knowledge and they took us on a fabulous journey to see the sights of kefalonia’s coastline. Nothing was too much for either of them and they really made the whole day extra special. If you want a true kefalonia experience, then we would highly recommend Ray and his team.
Visited September 2020
Written 11 September 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Ray B
Ray B
Thank you Laura for your wonderful review. Steve and I enjoyed having you onboard and hope to see you again sometime in the future. Best wishes.
Written 7 November 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mike K
Mike K
5 contributions
Amazing day at sea!
Together with my family we went on a day cruise with Ray and Steve from Poros to Ithaka and back. Without spoiling anything it was an absolutely unforgettable experience. We've been well looked after and the mixture of cruising / swimming + other water based activities will stay in our memories forever!
Visited September 2020
Written 3 September 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Ray B
Ray B
Thank you Mike for your lovely review of your trip to Ithaca. Steve and I hope to see you again sometime in the future. Best wishes.
Written 7 November 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

David_W_F
David_W_F
Southborough, United Kingdom6 contributions
A day we will never forget
We spent a day aboard Mala with Ray & Steve. We have two young kids aged 3 and 5 and were taken care of from before we stepped on the boat until we drove off in our car. Ray and Steve are clearly experienced skippers. We cruised between several and beaches, ate and drank like royalty and swam in some of the most pristine waters I have ever seen, all while our children were safe and thoroughly entertained. If you're looking for a true Kefalonia experience, not a tourist trap, this is the way to go. I highly recommend and will be back for a longer trip as soon as possible. Thank you Ray, Steve and the beautiful Mala.
Visited August 2020
Written 27 August 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Ray B
Ray B
Thank you David for your wonderful review and the lovely photos you sent to me. Steve and I enjoyed having you and your lovely family onboard and hope to see you again maybe next year. Wishing you all the very best. Ray.
Written 7 November 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

CatherineButler333
CatherineButler333
Crowthorne, United Kingdom3 contributions
Truly amazing week
I must admit that I was a bit apprehensive about booking a week of sailing – none of us had ever sailed before, would our 3 children (aged 17, 16 and 13) drive us and each other mad being in a confined space for a week, how on earth would they cope without social media?? I did lots of research, contacted a couple of companies, and decided upon Sail Kefalonia due to Ray’s prompt and friendly responses, reasonable prices and such positive reviews from families on Trip Advisor. I’m so glad we took the plunge and booked, the whole family agree that it was the most fantastic week. Upon meeting Ray and Steve I felt we were in safe hands, and they made us feel so welcome. Mala is Ray’s pride and joy and kept immaculately. We sailed to Ithaca, Meganisi, Paleros (on the Greek mainland) Sivoto, Aghia Effimia and ended out trip in Poros. Every morning began with a delicious breakfast of Greek yoghurt, peaches, walnuts and honey. Cereals were available and Ray had even contacted me prior to our trip to ask if there any specific cereals or drinks our children liked so he could get them in for us. Granola was requested by one of my sons which apparently is not easily sourced in Kefalonia but Ray’s wife Nikki still managed to find some for him. After breakfast we’d head off to coves with crystal clear turquoise waters for a swim stop. Ray found us some amazing snorkeling spots where we’d draw the many fish in by feeding them bread. We paddle boarded every day, even I could stand up by the end of the week, and we fished. We were always greeted back onto the yacht with a delicious lunch, sometimes a stir fry, other days potato salad with salmon, but always plentiful and served with beer, wine and soft drinks. We all had a go at the helm and raising the sails. Whilst on our travels we saw dolphins, flying fish and even a sword fish leaping out of the water. We’d head to picturesque harbours for the evening where Ray recommended some great restaurants. Both Ray & Steve are keen guitar players and singers – the memory of our harbour sing-off with a nearby yacht after we’d all had a few drinks still makes me smile. And the jokes are never far away. If you’re thinking of booking a sailing holiday then I can wholeheartedly recommend Sail Kefalonia. The Ionian Islands are idyllic, but it’s Ray & Steve’s knowledge of the area, kindness and great company that really made this holiday so much fun and special.
Visited August 2020
Written 22 August 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Ray B
Ray B
Thank you Catherine for your wonderful review of your week onboard Mala. You and your family were a pleasure to have onboard and we are really pleased that you enjoyed your week with us. Sending you our best wishes from Kefalonia.
Written 7 November 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Odyssey01963275733
Odyssey01963275733
1 contribution
Amazing, unforgetable holiday
My family and I (two adults and two children, aged 15 and 9) sailed with Ray onboard Mala, August 16th to 23rd 2019. Whilst my son and I sail dinghy’s at home (novices) it doesn’t compare to a luxurious yacht sailing in beautiful warm weather, through turquoise seas. I was concerned that my children (being phone/internet obsessed) would become bored but everyone absolutely loved the experience. Right from the start, Skipper Ray and first-mate Steve made us feel welcome and comfortable. We had lots of entertainment and the camaraderie between the two friends is wonderful. We felt completely safe and at ease. Ray is highly experienced and an excellent sailor with detailed knowledge of the Ionian “in-land sea”. We stayed in picture perfect harbours with good amenities. The taverna’s and restaurants where very reasonable priced and the food was delicious. The boat is well equipped and comfortable. The paddle board was great fun and I was delighted to master the technique within minutes (Steve might tell you otherwise). Ray and Steve made wonderful breakfasts and lunches (whilst we swam in secluded bays). Whilst we excepted problems with mosquitoes, we didn’t see any all week long (big bonus if you’re prone to getting bit). I would highly recommend this holiday to anyone wanting a little more than a boring villa can offer.
Visited August 2019
Written 9 September 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Ray B
Ray B
Hi Guys, Thank you for your wonderful review. It was a pleasure to have you onboard and Steve and I thoroughly enjoyed your company. I have never known a paddle board move so fast in the water. I thought you had attached the ouboard motor. Have a great year and hope to see you maybe in the future. Best wishes, Ray.
Written 11 September 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Scenic views
  • Ocean views
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
Kitchen and dining
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Cooker
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available

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Things to know
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
This includes all bed linen and towels for use onboard and showering. It does not include fuel costs or food costs. Breakfast and lunches can be provided at an extra cost of 25 pounds per person per day. Harbour fees. Usually around 6 pounds per day. End cleaning. 80 pounds.

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