No 2 trips are the same
Off The Beaten Tack is not just about sailing, it’s about using the wind to take us to places most other tours don't go.
We have extensive knowledge of the Greek Islands and waters with its hidden bays, idyllic beaches and beautiful destinations and use this knowledge to take our guests to the places that suit them – as the wind takes us.
sailing between Mykonos and Santorini
For the 2020 season we will be starting and finishing our sailing trips in either Mykonos,Santorini or Naxos and exploring the Lesser Cyclades Islands. Naxos is midway between Mykonos and Santorini, both of which have international airports and very good ferry links to Naxos (2 hours).
Santorini (Thira) is well known for its stunning views over the old Volcano and its white washed Cycladic arcitecture. A romantic destination for many travellers.
Naxos is the largest of the Cyclades Islands, a dramatic patchwork of rich gardens, vineyards and orchards backed by wild mountain crags and a wealth of historical sites.
Mykonos is more of a boutique cosmopolitan island where the old meets the new with a big contrast from one side of the island to the other. an island for everyone.
After setting sail we have no fixed itinerary - we literally sail where the wind takes us. Each day your skipper will assess the weather forecasts and depending on wind conditions will suggest a plan for the next day. This means every day can be different from the last, with that sense of adventure in the air, anticipating what is going to happen next.
How does a day with OTBT look?
Breakfast aboard our Yacht, provided by OTBT
There may be time for a morning swim or activity of you choice
Based on the weather conditions and what you'd like to do, Your Skipper will recommend a plan for the day
Sail for usually 2-5 hours to the next destination
Lunch aboard provided by OTBT
Now arrived in the new destination there will be opportunity to swim, snorkel, walk, explore the island/beach/town and many other activities
In the evening all guests have the option of eating together with OTBT crew at one of there recommended local restaurants or you can go and do your own thing
They can also guide or accompany you to some of the best local bars if you'd like a longer night out
You will then sleep aboard and prepare for a new adventure the next day
Please note that due to the nature of using the weather to determine the days plan, each and every day looks different. We may take you on tours of the islands by vehicle (additional fee's for car hire may be applicable), have BBQ's on beaches, visit places of heritage and culture, sometimes we'll do a night sail to view a beautiful sunset or arrive in a new destination ahead of weather systems. We have a very flexible approach, whilst providing the very best experience.
What will we do aboard...
You can learn to sail
Relax on deck soaking in the sun and scenery
Read a captivating novel
Chill out to the tunes of your choice
Swim and snorkel over ship wrecks in the Cyclades crystal clear waters
Explore Stunning beaches
BBQ fresh fish on uninhabited islands
Sleep under the stars in hammocks on the deck or the beach if you choose!