About Us

The Ocean Nomads

Walter Kruk and his wife Aleka became known as the ‘Ocean Nomads’ because they would disappear to sail the islands at every opportunity. Fifteen years ago they started taking friends, and later friends of friends, on sailing holidays through the Greek Islands. It grew into a small business trading as Ocean Nomads. Due to high demand Ocean Nomads has grown and is reborn as GREEK ISLAND YACHT HOLIDAY, a company dedicated to providing the best possible holiday opportunity for visitors to the Greek Islands. Walter has hand-picked a selection of the best yachts and crews available and now offers custom one to four-week cruises on private yachts for customers from all corners of the world.

Perfect Island Holidays

The Greek Islands offer an amazing selection of unique experiences that have enchanted visitors for thousands of years. Over the past century, they have attracted ever-increasing numbers of tourists. While it’s great that more people get to enjoy this treasure, the tradition of island hopping using charming local ferries and easily finding a beautiful place to stay is sadly being replaced by long queues, crowded ferries, and strong competition for available rooms.

The Greek Island Yacht Holiday

Cruising the islands with your family or a group of friends in your own private yacht with skipper, chef, and guide provides a perfect way to discover the best of the islands while avoiding mass tourism. It also allows you to visit secret places not accessible to tourists in between visiting islands to explore local culture and antiquities and sample the best local eateries.

Custom Cruises

Every cruise we provide is custom designed by experts with intimate knowledge of the islands, tourism and weather patterns. Tell us what island group you wish to visit, the kind of holiday you want, how many people, and for how long, and we design an itinerary to make your dream come true. Each one of our guests is unique and we are doing our best to provide them with services worthy of their confidence You and your captain may adjust the planned itinerary according to weather conditions and what you find you enjoy most. Our mission is to provide you with the best holiday possible.

Meet Walter

Walter is our skipper and driving force behind Ocean Nomads. With a Royal Yachting Skipper License, you can trust him to take you and your loved ones on a pleasant cruise. Walter loves to instruct people and can teach you everything about sailing. With many years of experience as professional skipper and host on board, he knows the ins and outs of the yachts we work with and the routes we suggest. During the off-season, Walter indulges his passion for Land Rovers, the mountains, and woodworking.   Check out Walter’s Gallery below.

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  • A fantastic week sailing! | Erik
    We are a family of 8 and wanted to sail for a week on the Greek islands. As we are not advanced sailors, we chose to hire a skipper. We had the luck to get Walter as a skipper in the Piraeus Marina, where we started for our week in the Saronic Sea. Arriving on Saturday, we started our sail ...
  • Sailing the Argo-Saronicos in July 2017 | Melissa
    My two daughters and I sailed with Walter and Aleka in the Argo-Saronic in July and couldn’t possibly have had a better experience. From the planning stages, it was a pleasure. He was helpful finding a sailboat that fit our needs and budget. We were very inexperienced in sailing, so his input led to the right boat and the right ...
  • Thanks to Ocean Nomads! Highly recommended!
    I had one week on board of “Argo”. Yacht is good, clean, and it is very easy to sail. Walter is an owner, and he assist with all issues. Great man and experienced skipper. Highly recommended! Stas Blokhin