We sailed with a charted boat this November, both Walter and the boat were amazing, Walter was super cool, had a lot of patience during our inquirys before, gave us the bast recommendations and tips. All and all great service, lots of fun.
We chartered a bare boat from Walter and had a great time. We really enjoyed the boat and the service of Walter was super. All our needs and wishes were attended with a smile. Checkin and our were quick and effective. Everything was as agreed and described - Walter is surely trustworthy and we highly recommend his services. We hope to do it again soon!
Before my wife and I even arrived to bareboat charter ‘Argo’ for two weeks in September '18, Walter had provided us with exceptional communication and service that was a step above any regular company. When we eventually arrived to the immaculately prepared and meticulously maintained 'Argo' we immediately knew he was true to his word, and the boat was exactly as described. Cruising the Cyclades aboard ‘Argo’ was effortless and stress-free knowing the highest level of care and attention had gone into the boat – it felt like our own yacht, not a charter boat with thousands of miles under her keel! We found Walter to be highly professional, knowledgeable and extremely helpful, and his local knowledge and advice aided us to have a wonderful two weeks on board. Thank you again Walter, and we hope to see you again for our next Greek Islands adventure!!
Best vacation of my life! I was hesitant about being on a sailboat with 2 toddlers, but Walter's abilities and attention to our family (along with his wife, loveliest ever, Aleca) made us feel right at home and in trustworthy hands. Walter considered all of our needs and wishes and was willing to go out of his way at any point and time. I not only hold this trip dear to my heart, but Walter and Aleca as well.
Thanks to Ocean Nomads! 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!
We spent one week touring Athens and the surrounding area and then ten days touring the islands by sailboat. One of the highlights was swimming in the caldera at Santorini and another was watching the pod of dolphins swim by the sailboat. Walter and his wife, who's a fabulous cook, we're the most gracious hosts. Walter arranged for everything we could ask for. We loved our vacation and would do it again in a heartbeat. You can't go wrong with Ocean Nomads!
Since 2007, Walter has been our skipper every summer. Sailing in the Mediterranean is my favorite summer experience. So many unforgettable memories. Walter is a great sailor and a fantastic skipper. He quickly became a friend and someone we enjoy having with us on the boat, at dinner, etc, summer after summer. Walter knows the Med very well - the swimming spots, the good tavernas, the marinas and the anchoring spots, the local hidden bars and other gems. Highly recommended.
My family sailed with Walter and his wife and we had the most amazing vacation. The sailboat was in perfect condition, the sites changed every day and were beautiful, his wife prepared fresh meals for us every day from the different local markets where the boat docked. We highly recommend this experience of a lifetime to anyone.
Before my wife and I even arrived to bareboat charter ‘Argo’ for two weeks in September '18, Walter had provided us with exceptional communication and service that was a step above any regular company. When we eventually arrived to the immaculately prepared and meticulously maintained 'Argo' we immediately knew he was true to his word, and the boat was exactly as described. Cruising the Cyclades aboard ‘Argo’ was effortless and stress-free knowing the highest level of care and attention had gone into the boat – it felt like our own yacht, not a charter boat with thousands of miles under her keel! We found Walter to be highly professional, knowledgeable and extremely helpful, and his local knowledge and advice aided us to have a wonderful two weeks on board. Thank you again Walter, and we hope to see you again for our next Greek Islands adventure!!read more
We spent two weeks sailing around the Cyclades with a bunch of friends and captain Walter. If there is a word that can describe these vacation it is: perfect. Perfect skipper, perfect routes, perfect tavernas, perfect beaches, perfect sea, perfect food. Thank you Walter. We’ll try to come back next year.read more
My wife and I spent a fabulous 2 weeks with Captain Walter on board the “Argo” exploring the Cyclades Islands. It was the proverbial trip of a lifetime every stop seemed to be more beautiful than the last and every morning I felt like I was waking up in a picture postcard.
Walter’s many years of sailing experience in the area made him the perfect travel advisor giving us valuable advice on where to go and what to see when we were in port as well as helping us navigate the various Greek specialties on the menus of the local “Taverna’s
As a non sailor non boater of any type I was a little nervous about being on a sail boat for two weeks never mind concerns about motion sickness but after a few days watching Walter in action I could see he was a very safe and experienced sailor, in addition after 2 or 3 days of sailing I was happy to find my sea legs and didn’t require any anti nausea medication whatsoever!
In conclusion I highly recommend Captain Walter and Greek Island Yacht Holiday you will not be disappointed 👍🏼😎read more
Sailing => ok i have (18yrs) and 1500+ hours of sailing/cruising, sail racing (yachts& dinghy) and about the same hours on repairs and maintenance in Canada... and read many books on sailing around the world. The opportunity came up to sail the Greek Islands by sailboat... and i have never done “International Sailing” and I said = for sure... and with another couple we signed up with Walter & Argo for 2 week Greek Island trip beginning of May 2018. Walter was great & we explored approx 17 islands, learned a bit about the history, ancient sites, local culinary foods, language, greek mannerisms, caving, snorkelling, hiking, swimming in hot springs, shopping, and good sailing... the list goes on and I am still not finished sorting photos Walter is also very safe on the water and I was totally comfortable even in high winds as his sailing skills are extremely good. I definitely learned a few extra sailing & boat handling tricks. I was completely relaxed and totally rested by the end of this vacation.. Would I go again = yes.. and longer Absolutely appreciated Mark
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A wonderful way to explore Greece and learn about the culture. If you are prone to sea sickness, Walter has the cure down pat. He supervises you steering the big wheel while staring at a given point on the horizon! Amazing!read more
Had a absolutely fabulous time on ARGO in July this year all around the Greek Islands, the boat was immaculate on boarding for our adventure and Walter made us feel right at home.We sailed with 3 persons on the boat and really appreciated the stability and speed of ARGO, A great time on a great boat,well done Walter and Ocean Nomads Greece.You guys rock !!!!!!read more
We enjoyed everything about our time with Walter and Alexandra!!! If you want a great experience----look no farther!!!!This is who you want for your boat charter. Beautiful coves- great meals-definitely a 5 star experience.read more
I can't say enough about Ocean Nomads with Captain Walter and Aleka. If you ever considered a crewed Greek charter you must do it with these guys. My entire family loved this charter more than any other and it's because everything was done top notch and the trip was truly carefree. Feel lucky we found them!read more
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 ...
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 ...
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