From: €4.400,00

Looking for a unique and exciting vacation experience for your family? Why not consider a learn to sail family holidays with IonianMode, a recognized RYA training center located in the picturesque town of Sivota in Lefkada. Our sailing holidays provide families with the opportunity to bond while learning a new skill and exploring the beautiful islands of the Ionian Sea.

One of the unique aspects of our sailing holidays is that our tuition yachts sail together as a flotilla. This allows families to not only learn to sail but also to meet other like-minded families and make new friends. The flotilla aspect of our holidays adds an extra dimension of fun and socialization to the experience.

IonianMode offers a variety of RYA courses for families, including the RYA Competent Crew course, the RYA Day Skipper course, and a combination of both. Our courses have a small student-to-instructor ratio of 5:1, ensuring that each member of your family receives personalized attention and support.

During your 5-day course and 7 days on board, you’ll have the opportunity to visit some of the most beautiful and diverse destinations in the Ionian Sea, including Lefkas, Ithaca, Kefalonia, Meganisi, Kalamos, and Kastos. Each day will bring new adventures and opportunities to experience the unique culture and stunning landscapes of these islands.

Our learn to sail family holidays are designed for all levels of experience, from complete beginners to more advanced sailors. And for those who prefer a more personalized experience, we also offer private tuition.

In terms of accommodation, meals, and other amenities, families can expect comfortable and well-maintained yachts, delicious Mediterranean cuisine, and all the necessary equipment and safety gear.

Booking your sailing holiday with IonianMode is easy. Simply visit our website or contact us directly to learn more about our courses and to make your reservation. Contact us at

Don’t just take a vacation, make a lifetime of memories with your family with IonianMode sailing holidays!

  • BAVARIA 39/ FLUID 1/ 2008
  • DUFOUR 390 / FLUID 2 / 2021
  • BENETEAU FIRST 45F5 / FLUID 3 / 1996
  • BENETEAU OCEANIS 43 / FLUID 4 / 2010
  • FLUID 1 – Low 4.400€ /Mid 5.000€ /High 5.200€
  • FLUID 2 – Low 5.900€ /Mid 6.400€ /High 6.900€
  • FLUID 3 – Low 4.600€ /Mid 5.200€ /High 5.400€
  • FLUID 4 – Low 4.900€ /Mid 5.500€ /High 5.700€
  • DARWIN – Low 5.600€ /Mid 6.300€ /High 7.100€
  • Low season Before May 21st & After Oct 1st
  • Mid season May 21st to Jul 2nd & Sep 3rd to Oct 1st
  • High season July 2nd to Sep 3rd
  • Note: consider a cabin for your instructor, (fuel, provisions, the cost of the instructor’s meals and mooring fees are not included in the price)


After the course having spent 6 days on our training yacht you will have the experience of at least 100 N.M and some night sail. You will be familiar with the day to day duties of a yacht and you will have all the necessary prerequisites for the next level.

After the course you will be given an individual full debrief from your instructor who will advise you on the next steps.

 What’s Included

  • Training by certified & experienced RYA instructors

  • RYA Competent Crew Handbook

  • Provisions for breakfast, snacks and lunch on board

  • Soft drinks

  • Fuel, gas, water

  • Bed linen & towels

  • Course material available

  • WiFi unlimited internet (speed depending on mobile signal quality)

  • V.A.T

What’s not included

  • Cost of drinks & meals ashore

  • Cost of transfers and flights to / from our base


  • RYA Competent Crew or Day Skipper Certificate

  • Students – instructor ratio 5:1
  • Minimum of 100 N.M
  • Minimum of 6 Ionian destinations
  • Experience night sail
  • Crystal clear water anchorages
  • Local cuisine & culture
  • Combine training with holidays

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