Bareboat Sailing Holiday Reviews
Keep reading below for real reviews, from real customers, in recent months!
Feedback from sailing in 2017...
"Hi Sam, just got back from the 2 week charter in Mykonos on Astra. Letting you know the boat and staff at base were excellent. Easy to contact and really helpful. Thanks!"
Brod Howell, Mykonos, Greece, May 2017
Feedback from sailing in 2016...
My photos and video from this years sailing trip to Croatia. Thanks, Enjoy!
Dan Fowkes, September, Croatia 2016
"Just fantastic...The team could not have been more patient with my hundred queries. Outstanding transfer and a special thanks to you and Abby. I hope you can find us a good deal for next year "
Maureen, October, Fethiye, Turkey 2016
"I am pleased to report that everything went pretty smoothly. It was a really fantastic sailing area – I’d say the best I’ve ever been to. And the boat was very good and everything worked with no problems. So it was a great trip that I and my whole crew really enjoyed... the handovers went well, and we were able to escape from Sukosan on the arrival Saturday. The transport links worked smoothly too. So all in all a fantastic trip. Many thanks to you and your team for all your work and input to make this happen – it was really appreciated."
Mark, September, Kornati Islands, Croatia 2016
"This was undoubtedly the most relaxing holiday we have had in many years, thoroughly enjoyed by all, and exceeded our expectations. Our skipper, Simon Spencer, was just brilliant, finding out what everyone wanted from the trip, and guiding us in planning the route accordingly. He took all the stress out of the trip for us, and got on well with everyone in our group. There were a few minor issues with the yacht, but nothing that was a big enough problem to detract from enjoying the holiday to the full. Thank you for this awesome holiday, we can't wait to start planning our next one!"
Peter, August, Saronic Islands, Greece 2016
“The customer service was always very polite, friendly and efficient!”
Dawn, August, Dalmatian Islands Split, Croatia 2016
"Charming & Polite!"
James, August, Saronic Islands Athens, Greece 2016
"Hi Abby & Sam, Just to say that we had a really great sailing holiday in Turkey. Everything worked out really well despite ours being a last minute booking.
The charter company were outstanding. We struggled in from a very late flight after midnight and found some very welcome snacks on the boat and a freezer stocked with a ‘get you in’ pack which was very welcome and a nice touch.
The Dufour 385 was just what we needed. She sails very well, is very well equipped and very comfortable. The briefing the next morning was very helpful and the handback on return was fine too. Our special thanks go to Helen and Karen who were both really very helpful and friendly.
This was our first time in Turkey, although we have sailed the Greek side of the Dodecanese before. We all found the people to be friendly, helpful and open. Despite the image in the media we found our area to be very modern and reassuring.
We really enjoyed the trip and will consider the area for next year’s expedition. Please keep me on your mail list. Very many thanks to Sam and Abby!"
Peter, August, Dodecanese Islands, Turkey 2016
"Dear Abby, I just have to email you to let you know what a fab week of sailing we enjoyed. We sailed out of Trogir as you know and stopped in various beautiful anchorages and moorings in VeliDrvnik, Solta, Brac, Hvar, St Klement, Vis. Got a couple of days of highly unusual storms which was interesting - tested our proper sailing a bit :) Thank you for all your help making it happen. All the logistics went exactly as planned - we are grateful for your efficient organisation."
Helen, July, Trogir, Dalmatian Islands, Croatia 2016
"Abby was the one mainly dealing with our enquiries and she was great - always a prompt, knowledgeable, patient reply (or if she was out of the office that was clearly communicated and someone else dealt with it). Sam was also very helpful when we weren't dealing with Abby. Thank you both."
Helen, July, Split, Dalmatian Islands, Croatia 2016
"Hi Amy, I am writing a story for PBO about our charter week in Croatia and will combine this with a Hanse 415 boat test. We had a great time and found the 415 very comfortable. It also sailed well!"
Peter, June, Dalmatian Islands, Croatia 2016
"Hi Sam, Just thought I'd drop a quick note to say thanks for booking our trip to Greece. We all had a really great time. The yacht was fantastic - just what we wanted. I've attached a couple of photos, one is a panoramic view from Spartakhori on Meganisi & the other is of the yacht tied up at Nidri.."
Thinking well ahead to next year...
Mark, May, Ionian Islands of Greece 2016
"Thanks for putting this trip together for us, it all went like clockwork, flights bang on time and better than expected...fantastic boat and the area was far better than expected , found your booklet very useful in conduction with charts etc on boat.
Great job well done"
Geoff, October, Greece 2015
"Spoke to two or three people in the office, all were friendly and really helpful...everything went as well as it could..and the yacht was perfect"
Raymond, October, Croatia, 2015
"Staff were very friendly and helpful"
Ben, September, Italy 2015
"Team brilliant. Lucinda really helpful!"
Phoebe, August, Greece 2015
"We can't wait to get the next trip planned. We couldn't have spent a better time on our honeymoon than with this trip. We've already been talking with so many friends about our experience and I can't wait to get back out on the water"
Paul, July, Croatia 2015
"We cannot compliment the office staff and staff in general enough. They were friendly, knowledgeable and extremely helpful. The boat was the best we have ever had: kitted out very well, really sailed well. We would certainly be keen to go with this company again"
Joanna, July, Croatia 2015
"To all at Bareboat Sailing,
We have just returned from the most amazing holiday ever. Thank you so much for all the organisation. The skipper you supplied...was amazing, totally professional and made boat handling look so easy... We hope to book another holiday with you again soon and will request that Istvan is our skipper again
From a very satisfied customer – thank you again"
Kathleen, June, Athens 2015
"Team were always very friendly and willing"
Will, May, Spain 2015
"We returned from Croatia over the weekend.
I have to say that the entire trip - from booking right through to coming home - was superb. You all did a wonderful job.
Honestly, the best chartering experience we have had. A very high standard indeed.
Rhys, April, Croatia 2014
"I just wanted to say a big thank you for your excellent advice in terms of boat and venue.
We had a superb week sailing last week from Kastela. We went to Brac, Vis, Havar and Trogir. The yacht was perfect for us and we have totally fallen in love with Croatia.
Can't wait to go back and swim in those little inlets with crystal clear water."
Valerie, May, Croatia 2014
"Quite simply the best holiday we have ever had! The boat, the skipper and the sailing were simply fantastic - we cannot wait to do the same next year."
Henry, August, Greece 2014
"Thanks for organising a great holiday.
Until next time....."
Tim, May, Greece 2014
"We had a wonderful week. The team in Greece were superb, the yacht perfect, the sun shone and the wind blew. We all loved it. Thanks for all your advice and help."
James, June, Greece 2014
"Huge tuna just been landed (we are about to eat it!) lots of sailing, great snorkelling this boat is absolutely great! What a country. Hope you have some holiday booked.
Not really inclined to come home at all."
Nicola, July, Croatia 2014
"Just a very quick line to tell you how our charter went. Firstly we didn't sink or damage the boat. Neither did I manage to drown or lose any of the crew. Weather for us was near to perfect. Everyone we dealt with were very friendly helpful and efficient. The sailing area was beautiful and at times spectacular. Food a shore was fantastic. In all we had a great time and a holiday to remember for all the right reasons. So thank you for arranging everything. I'll be in touch next time I plan a sailing holiday."
David, June, Croatia 2013
"WOW!!!! That was by far the best holiday ever! And please, compliments to the team in Greece, they were BRILLIANT!!!!! VERY professional and so friendly! No complaints whatsoever. And we got electric toilets as well (bonus). Was Perfect! Many thanks! Once again, thanks for an unforgettable holiday."
Riaan, June, Greece 2013
"I am writing to tell you how delighted we have been with all aspects the sailing holiday you arranged for us!!
The staff in your office have been fantastic in providing advice, replying promptly to emails and ensuring all arrangements were in place.
But the highlight of the holiday has to be Istvan, the skipper you sourced for us. He was truly amazing. His knowledge of sailing and the Saronic islands, which he willingly shared, was second to none. Furthermore he was extremely personable and a delight to have aboard. The children, in particular, adored him. We were all extremely sad to say goodbye to him at the end of the holiday.
So, thank you very much for arranging a magnificent holiday. I have no reservations whatsoever in recommending your services to anybody and everybody. (In fact, I have been providing unsolicited recommendations to friends and family ever since the holiday!!) Also, I would urge you to use Istvan wherever possible, particularly for charters involving novice sailors and/or children. I cannot speak highly enough of him."
Sam, July, Greece 2013