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Rebecca

We chartered this boat for an afternoon sail for 8 of us . We had a Fabulous trip - lovely captains - the boat was comfortable & spacious with snorkeling equipment & paddle boards, & we had a lovely supper of spaghetti prawns at the end - would recommend

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Kate

We hired this yacht for the day and it was such a lovely experience, would highly recommend! Our driver Denis was fantastic. He took us round all the hidden spots, taking our pictures and was making sure we always had a drink and was happy with the service! Thank you Denis, we will 100% book you again

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from $376
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Bavaria 46 Cruiser • 2008 14.4 m
Zakynthos
1 reviews
Skipper optional • 14.4 m • 8 pers. • 4 cabins
 
from $624
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Bénéteau Oceanis 40.1 • 2023 12.87 m
Zakynthos
Skipper optional • 12.87 m • 7 pers. • 3 cabins
 
-45%
from $692
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Bénéteau Oceanis 46.1 • 2022 14.6 m
Zakynthos
Skipper optional • 14.6 m • 9 pers. • 4 cabins
 
-40%
from $669
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Bavaria Cruiser 51 • 2016 14.99 m
Zakynthos
Skipper optional • 14.99 m • 10 pers. • 5 cabins
 
from $300
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Bavaria 50 Cruiser • 2006 15.5 m
Zante Port
2 reviews
Skipper optional • 15.5 m • 10 pers. • 5 cabins
 
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from $1 054
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Gulet Aphrodite • 2017 25 m
Zante Port
Skipper mandatory • 25 m • 20 pers. • 7 cabins
 
from $316
Bénéteau Oceanis 461 Clipper • 1998 14.2 m
Zakynthos
6 reviews
Skipper mandatory • 14.2 m • 8 pers. • 4 cabins
 
-35%
from $511
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Bavaria 50 Cruiser • 2008 15.4 m
Zakynthos
Skipper optional • 15.4 m • 10 pers. • 5 cabins
 
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from $1 054
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Gulet Harmonia • 2010 25 m
Zante Port
Skipper mandatory • 25 m • 16 pers. • 7 cabins
 
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from $1 054
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Gulet Hemera • 1996 28 m
Zante Port
Skipper mandatory • 28 m • 18 pers. • 9 cabins
 
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from $1 054
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Gulet Eros • 1999 33 m
Zante Port
Skipper mandatory • 33 m • 25 pers. • 11 cabins
 
-5%
from $1 391
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Cranchi Mediterranee 41 • 2002 13 m
Zakynthos
4 reviews
Skipper mandatory • 13 m • 10 pers. • 740 CV
 
from $211
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Proteus Iolkos • 2019 5.57 m
Zakynthos
2 reviews
Skipper mandatory • 5.57 m • 6 pers. • 80 CV
 
from $516
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Sessa Marine Key Largo 26 • 2016 8.67 m
Zakynthos
2 reviews
Skipper mandatory • 8.67 m • 8 pers. • 300 CV
 
from $190
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Proteus Limeni • 2019 5 m
Zakynthos
1 reviews
Bareboat • 5 m • 6 pers. • 40 CV
 
from $179
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Other Fishing • 2020 5.2 m
Zakynthos
2 reviews
Bareboat • 5.2 m • 5 pers. • 30 CV
 
from $232
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Ranieri Soverato 545 • 2019 5.45 m
Zakynthos
2 reviews
Skipper optional • 5.45 m • 7 pers. • 60 CV
 
from $221
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Ranieri Azzura • 2019 5.15 m
Zakynthos
2 reviews
Skipper optional • 5.15 m • 6 pers. • 40 CV
 
from $590
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Okiboats Barracuda 545 Open • 2022 5.45 m
Zakynthos
3 reviews
Skipper mandatory • 5.45 m • 6 pers. • 90 CV
 
from $4 004
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Azimut yacht • 2004 21 m
Zakynthos
1 reviews
Skipper mandatory • 21 m • 8 pers. • 2300 CV
 
from $1 204
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Canados 24 • 1989 23.6 m
Zante Port
Skipper mandatory • 23.6 m • 8 pers.
 
from $263
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Marinello Fisherman 17 • 2010 5.3 m
Zakynthos
1 reviews
Bareboat • 5.3 m • 6 pers. • 30 CV
 
from $158
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Volos Marine Prestige 550 • 2015 5.5 m
Zakynthos
3 reviews
Skipper optional • 5.5 m • 8 pers. • 30 CV
 
from $1 054
Cranchi 43 Hard Top • 2010 14 m
Zakynthos
3 reviews
Skipper mandatory • 14 m • 10 pers. • 435 CV
 

Rent a boat with or without skipper in Zakynthos, Grèce

with SamBoat. Choose from a wide selection of sailboats, motorboats, RIBs, catamarans, yachts and canal boats. We offer a huge range of boats to hire from 50€/day. With the best offers, SamBoat helps you to find the ideal yacht charter for the perfect vacation.

 

Boat rental in Zakynthos

 

If you are looking to charter a yacht and cruise in the Ionian islands, the island of Zakynthos is one of peculiar wonders due to its location and the landscapes it possesses and makes for perfect sailing holidays. The island is divided by two completely different worlds. One is full of peaks and mountains, the other covered in luscious vegetation. A diverse island with prestigious beaches and dream like scenery is now one of the most desired holiday islands for chartering a yacht. There are some other amazing places nearby, for instance you can hire a boat in Corfu and go explore the reef by snorkelling underwater, or even charter a private yacht in Lefkada and try some watersport activities!

 

When to sail in Zakynthos?

 

The Ionian Islands have a peculiar sailing season, but very much the same as the rest of Greece. The season in Zakynthos starts in April and ends in October. During the months from May to September, the wind is usually at Force 2 to 5. Depending on when you would like to travel, keep in mind that August is the busiest month for the island. Flotillas are really popular during this period so the seas will be quite crowded. Because of the calm winds you can find during the season, the waters are recommended for everyone from beginning sailors to the more experienced. 

 

How much does is to cost to hire a boat in Zakynthos?

 

The price for your boat hire Zante (another name for Zakynthos) will depend on the season and what type of boat you need for your project. Like almost all boat rentals in Greece, The price on average for a yacht charter will be about 450€ a day for a catamaran and 350€ a day for a sailboat. For motorboats, the most common boat you will find will be a smaller boat to give you a quick tour around the island. For these, you will have several options starting from as low as 150 a day.

 

Boat availability in Zakynthos

 

As in most of the bustling Greek cities, the boat availability drastically reduces the closer we get to the high season. If you're planning to charter a yacht, you will need to start your search in November or December. This will allow you to plan out your project and ensure you select the right boat for your party. For a day boat hire, the time is a bit shorter with early bookings needed to be done only a few months before.

 

Do I need a licence to charter a yacht in Zakynthos?

 

In order to charter a yacht in Greece, you will need to hold a valid license as well as a completed nautical CV. The nautical CV allows the base manager and the port authorities to verify your experience regarding the previous waters you sailed and the type of boats you captained. For motorboats, having a license will depend on the horsepower of the boat. For boats with more than 30hp, a license is obligatory. Anything under the 30hp mark will not require a license, but previous experience is necessary. If you do not feel comfortable skippering your own boat, then you can hire a boat with a local, professional skipper. These skippers have sailed these waters countless times and know the best areas to navigate to. 

 

Practical information about sailing in Zakynthos

 

When arriving in Zakynthos, you'll be able to arrive directly to the airport in Zakynthos. Before you head off to the docking area and untie the knots, be sure to explore the island as it has a lot to offer. The local cuisine is internationally known and the entire island is a natural paradise. If you have a long voyage, one of the most popular destinations to sail from is Athens. It is very common for people to charter a boat in Athens and sail all the way to Zakynthos. For a closer itinerary, you can head down from the port of Lefkada. From this area, hire a boat in Lefkada, leave the bay and explore the island of Kefalonia before arriving in Zakynthos for a perfect Greek trip. 

 

A 5-star service appreciated by users
Samboat is rated 4.87/5 •Based on 123358 reviews
Re
Rebecca

We chartered this boat for an afternoon sail for 8 of us . We had a Fabulous trip - lovely captains - the boat was comfortable & spacious with snorkeling equipment & paddle boards, & we had a lovely supper of spaghetti prawns at the end - would recommend

Ka
Kate

We hired this yacht for the day and it was such a lovely experience, would highly recommend! Our driver Denis was fantastic. He took us round all the hidden spots, taking our pictures and was making sure we always had a drink and was happy with the service! Thank you Denis, we will 100% book you again