A family yacht charter company!

Rent Fully Equipped and well maintained Family-owned yachts and sail the Ionian sea


Minas Yachting - A Boutique Charter Company

Our love for sailing made this venture a reality and as a result we created Minas Yachting, which is a family charter boutique company.
Our main goal is to make our clients feel like home, owing to our kind hospitality.
Our skilful crew is always by our guests’ side during their whole adventure.
Years of experience guarantee stress free sailing holidays in the Ionian Sea that will indeed be unforgettable.

Our Yachts



What licenses do I need to hire a boat?

Before you charter a boat, make sure your navigation licenses or permits are valid in your navigation region by checking with Minas Yachting. The only countries that do not require a license to rent a sailboat or catamaran are France and Ireland. The base manager will want a nautical CV detailing your experience. All boats with a motor power greater than 6 horsepower, however, must have a valid license. 

How does a Skipper rental work? And what about a hostess?

If you require the services of a skipper, please notify Minas Yachting as soon as possible. All of the skippers we provide have been certified and have the required professional license. In general, they are fluent in English. If you have any particular requests for the skipper, please let us know as soon as possible.

While you remain in command on board, the skipper is in charge of navigation and safety. Feel free to join him in the maneuvers; he’ll be glad to teach you the basics of navigating.

The skipper sleeps on board, either in a separate cabin or in the common area, depending on the sleeping arrangements (saloon). Obviously, he, just like rest of your staff, must be included in your meals.

Please note that the skipper is not responsible for cooking or dishwashing. A hostess (or a cook) can make meals, clean the saloon area, and your cabins upon request, and generally keep the boat neat.

What is the best way to arrange my transportation from the airport to the boat, as well as my provisioning on board?

Following your reservation, the base manager will contact you to schedule your cruise. Remember to let us know when you’ll be arriving. To get to the boat, you may use a taxi or a minivan that is generally hired by the base (payment on site).

In terms of provisioning, keep in mind that certain supermarkets provide on-board delivery. Some rental businesses may also provide you a comprehensive provisioning list so that you may have your food and supplies delivered to your boat when you arrive. You can consult our base manager for further information.

What are the hours for embarking and disembarking?

The majority of sailboat and catamaran rentals in the Mediterranean are always from Saturday to Saturday, for one reason: scheduling efficiency.

Saturday afternoon is generally reserved for check-in. The base manager will frequently request that you return to the port on Friday night the next week in order to exit on Saturday morning. The technical and cleaning teams will then have to get the boat ready for the next round of clients. The weekly charter/rental is cut in half to allow time for the base to intervene between charters/rentals.

What about the cruise schedule?


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