Sunsail celebrates 50th anniversary with two exclusive flotillas

Yacht charter company, Sunsail, is celebrating 50 years of offering unforgettable experiences to sailing enthusiasts and adventurers, and in honour of this remarkable milestone, it is launching two brand-new, one-off flotillas in Lefkas and The British Virgin Islands.

Sunsail, with a legacy of excellence spanning five decades, is not only celebrating its storied past, but also charting an exciting course for the next 50 years of sailing adventures. Both flotillas will offer a mix of discovery, adventure and companionship for those with a passion for sailing.

Caroline Barbour, UK Marketing Manager for Sunsail, comments, “It seems fitting as the pioneers of the flotilla holiday back in the 70s, that we celebrate our remarkable 50-year journey with two exclusive flotillas. Our one-week Lefkas flotilla invites you to snorkel a plane wreck and explore traditional villages, perfect for first-time sailors and families. Meanwhile, our BVI flotilla promises swimming with turtles, white sand beaches, and friendly waterside bars in the stunning British Virgin Islands.

We are proud of our heritage and our work to deliver extraordinary sailing experiences and we look forward to connecting adventurers and creating lifelong memories for many more years to come.”

An important element of Sunsail’s future is “Our Ocean Promise”. This is a commitment to a sustainable future for the company, employees and customers. It identifies five core pillars of focus for both brands, including ‘Our yachts and future development’, ‘Community and wildlife-based initiatives’, ‘Engagement and education for our customer and our employees’, ‘Action on Waste’, and ‘Net Zero: Our carbon reduction commitment’.


For more information about Sunsail, please visit or call +44 (0) 330 3321170 to speak to a friendly Holiday Planner.

Lefkas Flotilla – one-week itinerary

Day one – Lefkas: Embark on your journey from Lefkas, the starting point of your adventure. Get acquainted with your fellow sailors and the pristine waters that await you.

Day two – Meganisi – Vathi Harbour: Set sail to the picturesque Vathi Harbour on Meganisi Island, where charming coastal beauty and serene waters will welcome you.

Day three – Kastos: Continue your voyage to the island of Kastos, where you’ll discover breathtaking views and the tranquillity of the Ionian Sea.

Day four – Kioni, Ithaca: Explore the enchanting village of Kioni on Ithaca Island, known for its stunning landscapes and friendly atmosphere.

Day five – Free Sail Day: Enjoy a day of free sailing, allowing you to chart your own course. Explore remote islands, historic towns, or secluded bays – the world is your oyster.

Day six – Paleros/Nikiana: Sail to Paleros or Nikiana, where you can unwind and soak in the beauty of these coastal gems.

Day seven – Lefkas Marina: Return to Lefkas Marina, wrapping up your memorable journey and celebrating your adventures on the Ionian Sea.

Prices for the one-week Lefkas Flotilla, departing on the 19 May 2024, start from £2724,for a Sunsail 34, 2 cabin, 1 head classic yacht. At each daily morning briefing, the lead crew advises on the day’s sailing, ideal routes, weather conditions and hidden gems to discover.


BVI Flotilla – One-week itinerary

Day one – Wickham’s Cay II: Get checked in, enjoy a lively rum party, and spend the night aboard as you prepare for your BVI adventure.

Day two – Cooper Island: Set sail to the picturesque Cooper Island, where you can soak in the beauty of the Caribbean waters.

Day three – Gorda: Explore the renowned Baths, Spanish Town, and North Sound on Gorda Island, immersing yourself in the stunning landscapes and culture of the BVIs.

Day four – Free Sail: Enjoy a day of free sailing in the North Sound or Trellis Bay, giving you the freedom to choose your own BVI adventure.

Day five – Jost Van: Discover the charm of Jost Van Dyke, a favourite destination for its vibrant atmosphere and beautiful beaches.

Day six – Norman Island: Sail to Norman Island, known for its rich history and exceptional snorkelling opportunities.

Day seven – Wickham’s Cay II: Return to Wickham’s Cay II for the last night of your journey. Celebrate with prizes, dinner, and fond memories of your BVI exploration.

Prices for the one-week BVI Flotilla, departing August 2024, start from £3099, for a Sunsail 41.9, 3 cabin, 2 head classic yacht. At each daily morning briefing, the lead crew advises on the day’s sailing, ideal routes, weather conditions and hidden gems to discover.


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