Island hopping on a boat under sail is probably the smartest way you can choose to explore the raw beauty of the Greek islands! Each day you wake up in a different place; there is no fixed itinerary, it's 100% your trip!
Windfinders sailing cruises
We run both private and individual skippered sailing cruises in the Cyclades archipelago.
What's new in 2021?
We are excited to announce you that from May to October 2021, we will once more be operating both private and shared skippered sailing cruises from our base on the beautiful island of Paros, which is located in the heart of the Cyclades archipelago.
What is your style? Private cruise... or by the cabin?
When joining a Windfinders cruise you have 2 options: You can hire the entire yacht for yourself or you can decide to join a cabin charter where you will rent only one cabin on a shared cruise with other travellers. Cabin charters are a really nice way for solo travellers, couples or small groups willing to meet new travellers and share a week’s sailing together. A cabin charter is confirmed when a certain number of participants is reached.
How much does it cost and what is included in the price?
A week’s sailing on board Cinderella amounts to about 750 euros per person for a private booking. Booking a cabin only in a shared cruise costs 1500 euros for 2 persons sharing the same cabin or 1150 euros for a single occupancy of the cabin. Further information is available on the Booking page.
What is always included when booking with Windfinders
Accomodation on board Windfinder's beautiful sailing yacht "CINDERELLA"
Just a little over 50ft in length, Cinderella can accommodate up to 8 guests in 4 double cabins with attending bathroom.
The service of a professional skipper
Istvan is both the skipper and the owner of the sailing yacht Cinderella; he will be your skipper, interlocutor and also your guide throughout your sailing cruise.
Fuel is included
Fuel consumption of the main engine and the engine of the dinghy are included. This is for a reasonable utilisation of 2 – 3 hours per day.
No security deposit
Most charter companies require the charterers to leave a security deposit even in the event of a skippered charter. At Windfinders’ the skipper takes full responsibility of the yacht and its equipment.
Starting in the heart of the Cyclades archipelago
The island of Paros is the second largest island of the Cyclades Archipelago. Exactly in the center of the Cyclades archipelago, Paros is the ideal starting point for your holiday! It is easily accessible
Check out our shared cruises for 2021...
May to October
Paros, Ios, Amorgos
and the small Cyclades
7 days and 6 nights
March to May
One way Athens to Santorini
via Milos and Folegandros
10 days, 10 nights
What people say...
Our family of 6 spent a week on board the Cinderella from 1-8 August as part of a longer multi island trip in the Cyclades. The week exploring the small Cyclades, hidden coves and quiet beaches, as well as decent sailing hours, with skipper Istvan turned out to be the highlight of our summer vacation. As we were advised by someone, the skipper and his/her knowledge of the area and the ability to get along with the guests can make or break the trip. With Istvan we hit bingo as he turned out a fantastic host for us and the kids, always willing to embark on an activity, on sea or on land. He knows his ship and the Aegean sea and that gives a very comfortable and safe feeling. Equally important, Istvan is really a nice guy, very relaxed about almost everything. Many thanks Istvan for a great week on board the Cinderella. 5/5 stars for sure.
– Hoes family from Netherlands
We went on our first sailing trip ever five years ago and decided to choose Istvan Ferrare as a skipper. It was said that he is one of the most trustful skippers in the agean sea. After one week of sailing with him we got very good friends, got the sense of sailing and we NEVER felt unsafe!! Istvan has a great sense of humour and he is really sensitiv,he is an entertainer and skipper in one person . He would never risk something without thinking or do something unsafe. Istvan is an expert in finding the best places for you in the Agean. We really enjoyed every sailing week with him.
– Spreizer family from Austria
Just had the most amazing sailing holiday with Istvan and his boat Cinderella. We felt completely safe and secure on the boat, Istvan’s knowledge and experience is incredible and he took us to fabulous beauty spots that are not on the commercial path. We would recommend Windfinders to everyone with confidence…..Istvan is not intrusive and gives you space and privacy so if you are thinking of booking a sailing holiday then book Windfinders. Thanks Istvan
Susan from UK
Just back from a week of sailing on Cinderella with Istvan.
Cinderella is beautiful with everything you need and plenty of space. Istvan is just perfect! He knows the best places and is extremely competent which makes you feel totally safe. Istvan is very knowledgeable and an excellent host.
I will definitely book again and will be recommending without any hesitation whatsoever.
Josephine from UK