Bareboat Yacht Charter

Discover the Wonderful World of Bareboat Yacht Charter

Bareboat Yacht Charter

Bareboat Charter is maybe the most popular type of yacht charter, thanks to its ability to sail at your own pace and having the freedom to create your own itinerary, depending on your needs, preference, and experience.

In contrast to other charters, Bareboat Charter is a yacht charter without crew. In order to be allowed to Bareboat Charter one or ideally two members of the party must hold a valid sailing licence and/or a sailing resume (for the Caribbean specifically). The full qualifications required depend on the destination desired and the size of the boat (boats over a certain size require a crew).

The bareboat charter is ideal for an experienced sailor or sailors who hold the valid qualifications and want to sail with their friends, expanding their knowledge and skills.

The best thing is that you can bareboat charter all over the world from a wide variety of boats, including Catamarans, Motor Yachts and Sailing Yachts. You can find the most suitable yacht for you, choosing from simple motorboats with 1 cabin or yachts with up to 6-7 cabins. Normally, the max occupancy on a bareboat charter is 12 guests.

Bareboat Charter Destinations

SailChecker can provide you with Bareboat Charters in the BVI, Caribbean Islands, Europe, the Middle East, Australasia, South America and North America. Each destination offers a unique and wonderful experience, with new things to discover and explore. Being the most popular type of charter, it enables you to choose among a plethora of charter bases.

  • Getting There

    For the Paros route, we recommend flying into Athens, which can be easily accessed from all over Europe, as well as through many International Airports. As Greece’s capital city and the biggest airport (ATH- Eleftherios Venizelos) in the country, you will find a large number of flights daily, year-round. You can then get to Paros via ferry. From Athens, this is about a 4-hour ferry ride. Be sure to check the ferry schedules, so you can catch a ferry the same day your flight lands. If that doesn’t work with your flight itinerary, you will have to make overnight accommodations in Athens.

  • Mooring

    Mooring in most of the places in our Cyclades Sailing Itinerary Paros is “stern to” with mooring lines or anchor at the bow. You can also enjoy “free-swinging” in idyllic, secluded bays, with or without long-lines ashore. If you want to visit a couple of private marinas, you should expect a relatively high fee per night.

  • Weather

    The weather in the Cyclades is warm in summer with varying winds, which can become strong when the Meltemi hits. This makes it the perfect sailing destination for intermediate or advanced sailors.

Cyclades Sailing Itinerary Paros Route

Day 1

Paros Paroikia

Paroikia is the main port on the northwest coast of Paros. Paroikia has a large number of taverns, bars, and shops to look around. There are also white sandy beaches to explore along with ancient monuments and attractive Greek villages.

Overnight Anchorage
: The port of Paroikia has a large number of mooring lines available, but if these are occupied there are a large number of small inlets and shelter can be found and anchors can be dropped.

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Day 2

Paros, Paroikia → Kamares, Sifnos (30NM)

Kamares, Sifnos

Kamares, Sifnos is a family-friendly beach town with a large beachfront area. On the journey, you will pass by the surrounding islands of Paros which are the ideal places to anchor for lunch or a swim. The island of Sifnos is home to cobblestone streets and striking cliff tops. The island only has one port – Kamares.

Overnight Anchorage: Kamares is the only port on the island and provides great shelter from the strong winds.

Day 3

Kamares, Sifnos → Folegandros


Day 3 sees the Cyclades Sailing Itinerary Paros route stop at the picturesque adventurous island of Folegandros, a great place for adventure lovers with mountainous hiking along with beautiful beaches. This predominately untouched island is filled with authentic Greek character.

Overnight Anchoring: Karavostasi is the only harbor on the island and it is advised to moor stern-to inside the quay to avoid the wind.

Day 4

Folegandros → Santorini (30NM)


Santorini is one of the most famous and iconic islands in Greece with its perfect whitewashed buildings with dark blue roofs. Santorini is a mountainous island complete with an active volcano, white sandy beaches, and a thriving nightlife; this island has something for everyone to enjoy. Santorini is sailing heaven with lots of inlets to explore and cliff faces to marvel at.

Overnight Anchoring: Skala is a port located deep in the caldera. It is a great place to moor overnight to avoid the powerful winds, it is advised to moor with a long line to a mooring buoy from the bow and tie the stern to the quay or bay platforms.

Day 5

Santorini → Amorgos (30NM)


Amorgos is an island full of serenity and antiquity along with intense spiritual vibes. Many consider this island the most beautiful in the Aegean Sea.

Overnight Anchoring: The bay of Aegiali is a great place to drop anchor for the night, the northwest of the bay has a mud seabed.

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Day 6

Amorgos → Paros Naoussa Bay (54NM)

Paros – Naoussa Bay

Paros is filled with natural beauty and a perfect turquoise sea. This stylish and fashionable resort is a great place to explore and finish off your trip. Naoussa is a great place to drop anchor, there is town and lots of places to explore. Naoussa is the perfect place to explore on a Cyclades sailing itinerary Paros route.

Overnight Anchorage
: Naoussa has a marina with plenty of anchorages available.

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Day 7

Paros Naoussa Bay  → Paros Paroikia (12NM)

Paros – Paroikia

On day 7 our Cyclades sailing itinerary Paros route departs from Paros Naoussa Bay back to our starting point of Paros Paroikia. On the way, you can stop and swim in a small inlet or have lunch anchored in a bay with spectacular views out to sea.

Overnight Anchorage: The port of Paroikia has a large number of mooring lines available, but if these are occupied there are a large number of small inlets where shelter can be found.

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