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Sustainable Sailing Expedition at Corfu, Ionian Islands, Greece

Sailing from Otranto to Corfu:

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Check-in at Otranto on Thursday 9 June 2022 at 17:00

Check-out at Corfu on Thursday 16 June 2022 at 09:00

8 days, 7 nights

Sailing Route

Otranto (Calabria) Italy – Corfu (Ionian Islands) Greece

No sailing experience needed: beginner-friendly expedition

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Spots available

5 Pirates registered – Expedition Complete!

Route of our Sustainable Sailing Expedition from Otranto to Corfu, Ionian Islands, Greece

Sustainable Sailing Expedition at the Ionian Islands: from Otranto to Corfu

Jump onboard our first Sustainable Sailing Expedition at the Ionian Islands! We will start in Otranto, located at the “heel of the boot of Italy”, a region known as Puglia. From there we will head southeast towards the first major island chain of Greece, called the Ionian Islands.

The distance between Otranto and Othonoi, the first small island on our sailing route, is 50 nautical miles or more or less 10 hours of sailing.

After this crossing, we will be sailing only short distances. Some of the islands where we might stop and anchor are Erikousa and Mathraki, northwest of Corfu. We’ll continue our journey around Corfu.

Our exact sailing route depends entirely on wind directions and weather conditions and will be decided on board during the expedition. And of course, we are happy to take into consideration our pirates’ suggestions. Let’s follow the wind!

Program Onboard

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Let’s go sailing, no experience is needed! You will learn all the basics of sailing and everyone can participate in the manoeuvers. Expect short passages of a few hours and sometimes longer tracts.

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Once arrived at a good spot, we drop our anchor and stay on board the boat or go on land with our little boat, the dinghy. We spend most time at sea but sometimes we’ll visit places on land or go to the harbour.


Get ready to be active! We cooperate as a crew and help with all tasks on board to keep the boat going: sailing, cooking, cleaning dishes, keeping deck and hull clean, and documenting our expedition.

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Let’s keep our expeditions ocean-friendly! That means all meals on board are vegan (gluten-free upon request) and we avoid buying packaged foods. We use only biodegradable products to not contaminate our seas with damaging chemicals.

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The ultimate goal of joining our expeditions is to turn yourself into a fully trained PIRATE for PLANET! Every day, we’ll dedicate some time to group activities that are in line with our values and mission to promote change for a better planet.


All contributions go fully to the organization of our expeditions
and working of our association.

Shared bunk bed cabin on board our sailboat Grazieba

Shared Cabin
Bunk Bed

Private cabin on board our sailboat Grazieba

Private Cabin
Single Bed

V-berth cabin with double bed on board our sailboat Grazieba

Private Cabin
Double Bed

What’s included

  • Licensed captain and first mate
  • P4P annual membership and insurance
  • All meals onboard (all dry stock included, fresh fruit and vegetables are extra)
  • Unlimited purified drinking water
  • Accomodation & bedsheets
  • Use of biodegradable hygiene products (shampoo, soap, toothpaste)
  • Sailing classes and activities onboard
  • Use of yoga mats, snorkeling equipment, …
  • Check-Out Cleaning

What’s extra

  • Fuel for the boat’s engine*
    Calculated after the trip based on engine hours.
  • Harbours*
    *Fuel costs and harbour fees will be divided in between all pirates (captain and first mate pay one part).
  • Fresh vegetables and fruits from farmer’s market (around 20€ pp) and alcohol consumption onboard

    Extra expenses depend on weather conditions, prices of the harbours and your personal habits, estimated between 80 – 150€ per person.

Our sailboat Grazieba, a Ketch Endurance 44

Our Sailboat Grazieba

  • Ketch Endurance 44 feet (14 meter)
  • 2 masts, 5 sails
  • Green energy from solar panels and wind generator
  • Watermaker and water purification tank
  • 4 cabins, and long teak deck to relax outside

How to get there

Travel Consciously

To make this Sailing Expedition as sustainable as possible, we highly recommend you check alternative ways of transport: come by ferry, public transport, hitchhiking, or carsharing, instead of opting straight for airplane travel. Especially if traveling less than 1000 km.

Also, consider staying a few days longer after the end of the expedition or come a few days earlier, so you’re able to visit and explore the country a bit more and make the most out of your travel.


Departure on 9 June 2022 in Otranto
Airports near Otranto are Bari, Brindisi

Arrival on 16 June 2022 in Corfu
Airports near Corfu are Corfu Airport, Preveza

Connections to and from airport

Check train/bus connections by searching on Google, Blablacar or Rome2Rio. Don’t worry, we help you find the best connection! Fill in the reservation form or contact us for any questions.

The founders of Pirates for Planet

Meet the Crew

We are your captain, Tommaso, and first mate, Laura, the founders of Pirates for Planet and the crew that will guide this expedition!

Pirates for Planet enjoying an aperitivo on board our Sustainable Sailing Expeditions in the Mediterranean

See you at sea!

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