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Sailing in Corfu

Circe stern on anchor

The perfect destination for family yacht charters and beginner sailing holidays.

Known as the ‘Queen of the Ionian Sea’, Corfu combines breath-taking natural beauty, traditional Greek charm and intriguing coastlines, making it the ideal destination for a beginner’s sailing holiday and an adventure at sea the whole family will enjoy.

Sailing in Corfu offers an exciting mix of sheltered coastal coves and miles and miles of crystal-clear open waters to enjoy.

Nicknamed ‘Emerald Island’, thanks to its lush green landscapes, Corfu is a feast for the eyes. Bright turquoise waters and swathes of pine trees, olive groves and vineyards line the island’s coast and mountain tops, offering up one of Europe’s most beautiful sailing backdrops.

Life at sea in Corfu offers you freedom and flexibility to do what suits you and your family, whether that’s adventures and activities, or some much needed rest and relaxation, or both. Sailing in Corfu makes for an unforgettable family adventure.

Swimming and snorkelling

The warm, inviting waters of the Ionian Sea are perfect for swimming. On board our luxury Ionian charter boat Circe, our admiralty ladder is a firm favourite with guests of all ages – the perfect place to jump into the turquoise sea and climb back on board with ease. Hours of fun and an experience no-one will forget.

Corfu is just as beautiful below the water as it is above. It’s considered to be one of Europe’s undiscovered snorkelling gems. The peaceful, clear waters are ideal for family snorkelling and our boat provides snorkelling gear for our guests to enjoy at their leisure. Circe also has inflatable kayaks and fishing gear available to make the most of the beautiful waters below you.

Have an adventure

Sailing in Corfu is all about making discoveries and enjoying an adventure. Steer clear of crowded tourist hotspots and uncover the real Corfu under sail.

Corfu and its surrounding islands are peppered with pebbled coves, vast olive groves and stunning stretches of golden sandy beaches, ready to be explored.  Your voyage route to explore beyond Corfu will depend entirely on which way the wind is blowing, adding to the excitement and sense of adventure.

North or south sailing, you will enjoy breath-taking scenery and islands with true Grecian charm.

To the north of Corfu is the Diapontia Islands of Othonoi, Eirkoussa and Mathraki. These peaceful islands offer tranquil stretches of golden sands, quaint fishing villages and traditional tavernas with delicious local produce, particularly seafood.

To the south, there are the beautiful Paxi Islands of Paxos and Antipaxos, famous for its fine wines and stunning sandy beaches. The west coasts of the islands remain untouched, offering a perfect place to explore centuries old olive groves and unspoilt coves.

For some extra adventure at sea, our charter boat Circe even has authentic ship hammocks for an exhilarating night beneath the stars.

Soak it all in

Corfu has some of the most beautiful scenery in the world and soaking up the sun with a cool drink on board your own luxury private charter yacht has to be one of the best ways to experience it. It is certainly a holiday where you can leave it all behind and escape to paradise.

Sailing in Corfu for beginners

Our sailing holidays in Corfu are ideal for beginners. Our boats are fully crewed, and you don’t need any sailing experience to get involved. From hoisting the sails to taking the helm, chart reading or even having a go at splicing some rope, there is always something interesting happening on board if you want to join in.

Of course, you may prefer to sit back, relax and let your experienced skipper expertly guide you across the seas to discover the next hidden gem Corfu has to offer.

Either way, sailing in Corfu is sure to capture your family’s heart and make memories that will last a lifetime.

Take a look at our sailing schedule and start planning your trip to paradise now.