Pinnacle Sailing Holidays Corfu

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"Our seventh charter with Colin and an amazing time as ever. Thalassa is fantastic for all, groups, couples or families with children etc. Thalassa is well equipped and meticulously maintained. Colin’s daily weather forecasts are invaluable and he is always at the end of the phone should you need him. We love the North Ionian for its variety of harbours and anchorages. You can enjoy peace, tranquility and remoteness or busy bustling quaysides. The landscape and wildlife are breathtaking – keep an eye out for those dolphins."
Sue, Jeremy, Rob, Clare and James 
Sept 2016 (and 2003,2004,2006,2008,2010,2012!)

"What a pleasure to return for the third time to sail with Pinnacle Yachts. My crew of three older guys and myself have all sailed with many different Flotilla and Charter companies over the years and have become used to boats that are well past there “Sell By Date” and it is with the greatest pleasure that I can tell all that read this testimonial that the Pinnacle boats are the best prepared and looked after in the whole of the Med. The sailing area is also one of the best and most varied  and providing you have a certain amount of boat skills then you will have the best holiday. Thank you Colin once again and we will definitely see you in 2018."
Paul, Richard, Tim, and Sam
September 2016

“This was our first attempt at bareboating having been on a few flotillas. The whole experience was a pleasure, Colin could not have done more for us. We had a great week with 6 adults on Thalassa visiting a range of destinations recommended by Colin. We loved the yacht, it was well maintained and a pleasure to sail. Thank you Colin, we'll be back!”
Martin and Linda
August / September 2016

“This is our third charter with Pinnacle, our first on Thalassa. The booking process was as always effortless. Thalassa had ample space for our 4 adults and 3 children. The boat is exceptionally well maintained and doesn't feel like a charter vessel. We headed down to the Southern Ionian with exciting sailing, quiet anchorages and clear night skies for stargazing. Pinnacle know and love the Ionian and Colin is a wealth of knowledge and supplies daily weather updates and information. Another brilliant holiday, already looking forward to next year!”
Rory Broxham, Ruth Donaldson and crew,
July / August 2016

“We have now chartered Thalassa from Pinnacle Yachts three times and have always found the boat to be in immaculate condition and fantastic to sail. The sailing area around Corfu, the mainland and islands to the south are superb with good beaches and great places to eat. I can highly recommend Pinnacle for a superb sailing holiday.”
Dan Farmer and crew
June 2016

"This was our third charter with Pinnacle and this time we enjoyed the luxury of Thalassa, what a superb boat. As ever the support and service from Colin was top notch, the daily weather texts being particularly useful." 
Peter and Margaret Struggles,
May/June 2016

"Pinnacle is the best company that we have chartered from. Colin provides a professional, helpful and relaxed service and we thoroughly enjoyed being on Thalassa as she sails so well and is a very comfortable and well equipped yacht."
David and Liz Knight
June 2016

"Had a brilliant week on the Sirokos in early September. We too had withdrawal symptoms after leaving her. Your service was marvellous and many thanks for your assistance in finding accommodation nearby on our return. Cruising area is vast and we only saw a small piece, so will return. Beautiful places galore to see. Thanks again."
Margaret and Steve,
September 2015

"We have three children and this was the first time we've chartered outside of the UK. We were really pleased that we chose Pinnacle and would choose them again. The boat was very clean and well maintained and we received an excellent personal service, before, during and after our holiday. We highly recommend Pinnacle."
Matt and Liz Crudgington
August 2015

"Thanks Sue and Colin - what a perfectly maintained boat (Thalassa), helpful briefing and flexible returns process, and a great price too. We'll be back soon."
Ralph and Joanna
August 2015

"Our second time with Pinnacle and we found new and beautiful bays and revisited a couple of old haunts. The ease of the handover and the maintenance of the yachts was, as ever, superb. Thanks to you both."
Richard, Di, Tim and Eve
July 2015

"Thanks to Pinnacle, we had a wonderful family trip sailing around Corfu and Paxos. They were very easy to deal with on the run up to the charter and we found Sirokos to be in great order when we arrived. Clearly well maintained, we had no trouble at all during the week’s charter. With two teenage children who had not sailed before, we needed a yacht that was comfortable and easy to handle, which she was. Everything on board was just as portrayed online right down to the fins for the kids. Our favourite stops were Mourtos, Gaios and Lakka. Thanks again, Sue and Colin."
Jane and Herd Rogers
July 2015

"We've just returned from a fantastic week sailing on board Thalassa. Sue and Colin did a great job in making sure Thalassa was in perfect condition for our holiday and they couldn't do enough to make sure our holiday went as smoothly as possible. We really appreciated Colin taking us through stern to mooring before we headed off. We wouldn't hesitate to use Pinnacle Yachts again."
Wyn Davies and family
July 2015

"Colin and Sue were very welcoming, relaxed, friendly and more than helpful to provide any information we needed – the boat briefing was detailed and thorough and we had a wonderful time with everything we required provided by the boat and even a daily weather forecast by text courtesy of Sue – thankyou for providing a very fine, well equipped charter for our holiday."
Heather Murray
May 2015

"An excellent week away on Thalassa. Sue and Colin provide the personal touch, something which has been lacking when we have chartered elsewhere in the Ionian. Thalassa is a tidy, manageable boat which suited the four of us perfectly. We look forward to returning."
John Lloyd
May 2015,

"This was our first charter from Pinnacle Yachts. The booking process was very straight forward and dealing directly with Sue and Colin made the whole process simple. On arrival we were met at the well prepared yacht and the friendly and helpful nature of Sue and Colin was immediately apparent. During a minor medical issue they were on hand to provide help and support ensuring a swift resolution. The charter was a delight and the yacht behaved impeccably. Our final day was rounded off by Sue arranging a superb 'handsome cab' get take us back to the airport. We would not hesitate to recommend Pinnacle Yachts for a charter holiday."
Chris and Frances Franklin

"Caroline and I (and the boys) wanted to thank you and Colin for a very enjoyable five days on Sirokos. You both brought a very personal touch to the experience from start to finish and we really appreciate the time you both spent with us and doing everything you could to ensure we had an enjoyable time. We have so many happy memories - which we are clinging onto as autumn has appeared rather too early here! Now we have your details I hope that before too long we will be able to come back to you again, and of course we shall mention Pinnacle to our friends."
Simon and Caroline Atkinson
August 2014

“Sad to leave Thalassa after two wonderful weeks  with our two teenage kids, but we all came home with big smiles and amazing memories. Colin and Sue were so helpful and thought of everything, including daily text messages on the weather - their recommendations on where to go were spot-on and they couldn't have done more for us. Thalassa is a great yacht that sails very well and is excellently maintained. We had plenty of room and every extra you could hope for (including a bottle of cold wine!). We can't wait to organise our next sailing holiday on Thalassa."
Chris and Liz Parker
August 2014

“As our first charter, were looking for a company with a more personable approach. It was great to meet both Sue and Colin who are also the boat’s owner and know her inside out. Having them just a phone call away was of great reassurance if we did happen to need them during the trip. Sirokos was the perfect first boat to charter, she was easy to sail and even being short crewed wasn’t a problem. We’ll be back!"
Rob and Gemma
August 2014
"We had a week on Sirokos (myself, my partner and my parents) and can't recommend it highly enough. The boat was immaculate and was easy to handle. There were many beautiful spots to visit, all of  which were recommended by Colin and Sue, offering great tavernas, swimming spots and sheltered anchorages. Both Colin and Sue were fantastic hosts, very professional but with the personal feel of a family business, and in our case they went out of their way to help us no end. We would not hesitate to use them again and would encourage others to do the same." 
Ciara Moriarty
August 2014
"Had a lovely week on Sirokos. She is a well maintained yacht and was easily handled by the two of us.Many thanks for all your help, especially the daily weather forecasts. I must say Gouvia marina is easily accessible from the airport and has all the necessary bars, restaurants and markets. Arriving late (11.00 pm) we were slightly apprehensive about finding a restaurant open. The Olympia taverna was right at the end of the pontoon and we had a lovely meal with good wine. Indeed we were to find good food everywhere."
Norman and Claire Baillee
July 2014
"Just returned from a fantastic week on board Sirokos. The boat was extremely well maintained and the tailor made approach from Sue and Colin means that we would not hesitate to charter from Pinnacle again. A thoroughly enjoyable week in a beautiful part of the Mediterranean."
Dan Wroe
July 2014
"Just back from our third charter from Pinnacle Yachts. Had a fabulous holiday on our friend ‘Thalassa’ exploring tiny fishing villages and emerald green coves. Colin and Sue couldn’t do enough for us and the yacht as usual was very well maintained – good service throughout! Look forward to our next adventure – heading north next time!"
Ray and Liz Tiernan
June 2014
"This was our first solo charter and it was made all the more pleasurable by the well equipped ‘Sirokos’ and the excellent support and service provided by Sue and Colin. All navigation equipment was provided and the galley was also well equipped. ‘Sirokos’ was also very clean and extremely well maintained, we didn’t have any technical problems. We also found her easy to handle between the two of us and had much fun and pleasure sailing her in some excellent sailing conditions. Colin also told us about some excellent locations to head for, we weren’t disappointed when we took his advice. We will be booking a Pinnacle yacht again. Thank you."
Chris and Sarah Prowell
May 2014
"Just returned from two lovely weeks on "Thalassa" for six of us. Everything combined to make it a truly relaxing holiday - the friendly handover and advice from Colin and Sue, the laid-back Ionian islands, the sunshine, the afternoon winds for some sailing, quiet anchorages, lively tavernas and above all, the comfortable easy- to-handle, immaculate "Thalassa ".  Good company, good weather, good yacht - can't wait for the next time."
Mike Taylor
May 2014
"We thoroughly enjoyed our week on “Sirokos” and would fully recommend Pinnacle to anyone looking for a well run friendly charter business. You made our holiday a real pleasure with your relaxed welcome and superb service. Thanks again for a great holiday."
Jonathan Crozier
May 2014
“Our third consecutive year booking with Pinnacle yachts. Great boats and service, and a fantastic location for sailing – particularly for relatively inexperienced newbies like us.” 
Jacqui and James King
May 2014
"Just a little note to thank you for a great week in the Ionian on Thalassa. I've checked the hand held GPS and we did 116 NM in the seven days with no wind, lots of wind and everything in-between. Thalassa is a wonderful yacht in tip top condition and a credit to you guys who maintain her. Hopefully see you next year."
Dave, Angie and family
September 2013
"This is just to say thank you for a very pleasant 10 days on "Thalassa". The flight back went without a hitch and we all came back thoroughly relaxed, refreshed, and in love with the Ionian. Please also pass on our special thanks to Ken (skipper) who was a reassuring presence, knowledgeable guide and very patient with us! We will certainly recommend Pinnacle to anyone thinking of coming to the area. I think I may even have persuaded my family to repeat the sailing experience next year."
Bruce Hogarth-Jones and Family, skippered charter
August 2013
"Just got back from an amazing week on board Sirokos, a very comfortable boat that sails very well. Onboard was myself, my wife Joanne and friends Barry and Tracy - and not forgetting Wilton, our little mint plant that kept us in mojito's all week, and who lives on in Colin and Sue's garden in Corfu Ha ha! We highly recommend Pinnacle Yachts (Colin and Sue), a lovely couple who will make your charter a pleasurable one."
Justin Halliwell
July 2013

"Thanks for a very memorable and enjoyable holiday. We all had a great time and our stay on Thallassa was something we will remember with fondness for a long time. We had a great time and Colin was so helpful in showing us the ropes with regards to Mediterranean mooring and manoeuvring in a confined harbour, which certainly made our daily berthing a much easier process."
G Rouse and family
July 2013

"A big thank you for looking after us during our recent holiday. We very much appreciated all the things you did for us from making the yacht booking easy through to organising all the hire car reservations which was a little complex! Although we did not travel far we had a great and relaxing time, which was the plan. Everything worked out just fine.Sirokos is a fine yacht, extremely well prepared and presented and sailed very well when we had the breeze. If ever you want to charter from Corfu you could not wish for a better company to use, both Sue and Colin will look after you from start to finish.Thanks again!"
Clive Thomas
June 2013

"Back to reality here! It was so sad to leave Gouvia but that's how it goes of course. Charlotte and I had such a fantastic time aboard Thalassa and we will no doubt return, possibly with 50% of our children in the future. Thank you for making it work so well, especially being able to take less than a whole week – although we would have loved to have done so of course."
Richard Rawlings
June 2013

"This is the second time we have chartered with Pinnacle and will do so again in the future. Sue and Colin ensure that there is a truly personal touch throughout the booking process and the holiday. Both boats are extremely well equipped and are very well maintained, advice and support is always available. The islands are a wonderful place for a sailing holiday with so much variety, we would recommend Pinnacle to everyone who wants to have a great holiday and be made to feel special and not a part of a big company process."
Jacqui Vaughan
June 2013

"Thanks again for a truly fantastic week. Despite the soldiers' mistrust of the sea (all being from landlocked Nepal) we all had a fantastic time. You looked after us very well and the boat was in great shape. Thank you also for the fantastic support you have shown to our forces. I am already planning my next trip to this idyllic part of the Mediterranean!"
Capt Rorie Evans, Royal Gurkha Rifles
June 2013

"As newbies to charter sailing we couldn’t have struck luckier than finding Pinnacle yachts. Well equipped and lovingly maintained boats combined with excellent advice and support. All these testimonials are here for good reason. As soon as we got back, we booked again for next year – that says it all really! "
James and Jacqui King
May 2013

"Will gladly book a Pinnacle charter again. A very well equipped and comfortable yacht and the thorough briefing and local info helped us have a lovely holiday."
Liz and Howard Dodson
April 2013

"Once again many thanks for a fabulous week on Thalassa. We all agreed that it was one of the best experiences of our lives. The fact that we had good winds, had dolphins swimming with us and we caught our supper made it very special. Thalassa is a great boat and we look forward to repeating the experience again next year."
K. Farmer and crew
September 2012

"Thanks so much for a really great week's holiday. As others have said in the testimonials on your website, the boat was very well maintained, the advice and local knowledge of the sailing area was superb and when we come to the area again we will definitely come straight to you! Thanks again."
R Hamilton-Jones and family
September 2012

"From our first enquiry to handover, Sue and Colin could not have been more helpful with our bareboat hire. It is always the details which make the difference; from the big ones like the beautiful condition of Sirokos (particularly the amazing teak floor in the cabin), new sails and general ease of use; to the little ones, the welcome pack, snorkelling equipment, even a beach umbrella! We fell in love with the boat and the lifestyle, and would recommend Pinnacle to anyone looking for a high quality charter, run by warm and friendly people."
Ruth and Rory
July 2012

"We all enjoyed another fantastic week aboard Thalassa. Great sailing, great destinations and as always fully backed up with a great service from Sue and Colin - we'll be back!"
Paul and Deb
June 2012 (& 2011)

"We had a fantastic time on Sirokos this year. The boat was great, really easy to handle and brilliantly maintained. We had everything on board that you could want, including snorkelling kit, and so we spent several afternoons just swimming and snorkelling around the bays. Sue and Colin told us about some great little bays that we hadn't been to before, and they were indeed lovely bays. We will definitely be chartering from Pinnacle again next year."
Eleanor and Lee
June 2012

"We all had a wonderful time on Thalassa and we would like to thank you both for providing us with such a lovely yacht which you obviously lovingly maintain to a high standard. You made us feel very welcome and we were grateful for all the information you provided prior to and during our trip."
David and Hilary Hall, Quentin and Jenny Johnson
June 2012

"Thanks to Sue at Pinnacle Yachts for a great week sailing in the Ionian. She organized a great boat to suit our group, and made sure we got settled in and had a really good demonstration and introductory talk on the boat and it's systems. On the strength of our week my wife has now signed up for a Comp Crew course, and the kids loved every minute, especially anchoring up in lovely bays, and our dolphin encounters. Thoroughly recommend Pinnacle if you're thinking of chartering from Corfu, and it's a fantastic area to sail in."
Brian Campbell and family
June 2012

"Had a really fantastic time, our boat was really well maintained and well equipped. Can't wait to come back again, great service."
Jan and Andy Horgan
May 2012

"Just wanted to say we had such a great time and we loved the "Sirokos" so much. Really well looked after, clean, and well kept. Both of us are struggling to get back to our normal lives and we're planning to go back next year!"
G Pieters
September 2011

"We had a smooth journey home but are already having severe withdrawal symptoms from "Thalassa"; wish we were still aboard! We all thoroughly enjoyed the week (and our second charter with her) and thanks again for providing a delightful yacht, and for the daily weather forecasts!"
D Fisken
August 2011

"Just a note to thank you for an excellent charter and holiday this year – you offer a truly great service from start to finish".
S & C Sheehan
August 2011

"We were super impressed with the standard of the Yacht and her fittings and we found Sue and Colin to be very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The sailing routes from Gouvia are plentiful which gave us lots of options dependant on the wind and weather. We had a fabulous holiday, we’ll be back, and we’ll recommend Pinnacle at every opportunity."
D Furniss & Crew
June 2011

"We had a ball on “Sirokos”, it was a real pleasure to handle under sail and motor which made the trip all the better for me and our crew of three! ….we could easily have spent another week exploring the waters of the Northern Ionian. Your support whilst I was trying to organise our trip, backed up by the quality and reliability of everything to do with the boat made it a very low stress affair! I hope to be back one day and certainly won't hesitate to recommend Pinnacle to any of my friends in the future."
B. Floyd
June 2011

"Our 1st time chartering with Pinnacle yachts and it won’t be our last. A fantastic experience from the moment we arrived on the pontoon. A well presented and well equipped yacht and 1st class support from Sue and Colin every step of the way. I have no hesitation in recommending Pinnacle Yacht Charter. We had a great time and can't wait to be back on board "Thalassa" again."
Paul and Deb
June 2011

"We had a fabulous week leading up to Easter 2011 and Easter weekend stayed in the small friendly harbour under the fort in Corfu Town. We walked out through the castle into the centre of festivities and saw the pot smashing, processions, marching bands and the fireworks at Midnight above the boats. The boat was spotless and all winter maintenance was complete. All Colin's attention to detail works so well, facilities on board were excellent for a family of six (with space to spare) with flexible accommodation and a well equipped galley. All in all an excellent spec, thank you Thalassa."
A.Smith & crew
April 2011

"We had a fantastic holiday with Pinnacle Yachts this Easter - a beautiful well equipped boat and fabulous sunny weather. Sue and Colin were always a phone call away with daily weather reports and advice and helped to make the trip so enjoyable. As it was so early in the season we had many of the bays to ourselves which made our first trip to Corfu very special. We've recommended Pinnacle to friends and will definitely try to charter again next year."
Denise and John Lee

"You really do provide a professional yet friendly service and your boats  give great peace of mind -well equipped, comfortable and reliable. Thalassa is fantastic. She is a perfect boat for chartering, extremely spacious and comfortable with very easy handling. Everything you need is in just the right place with great attention to detail - we particularly liked the cockpit speakers!" 
S Head, J Mills & family
2001, 2004, 2006, 2008 & 2010

"There are bigger yacht charter companies than Pinnacle but there are none friendlier or who know the Ionian better. Sue and Colin have lived in the Ionian for years and that means they know the area as well as the locals. We have chartered from them on many occasions, twice in 2010 for three weeks at a time, and we keep coming back for more. That says it all really." 
Trevor and Jo Taylor
June & Sept 2010

"Yet again we had another great year with Pinnacle Yachts. Corfu is a great base from which to see the island, mainland and the nearby islands of Paxos and Antipaxos. Lakka Bay is a firm favourite of ours. The bays are beautiful and crystal clear, and there's nothing like dropping the sails and swimming in the warm deep blue waters of the Ionian sea. Colin and Sue's personal touches are great, with daily texts on the weather, and recommendations on where to go if you get stuck for a mooring. Our third year with Pinnacle and we will be going back."
Richard and Geri
June 2009

"We chartered Thalassa in July 09 and had a fantastic time. Sue & Colin made it all happen so easily. The boat was prepared and made ready for us to step aboard, be briefed and set sail on our Ionian cruise. Would thoroughly recommend Pinnacle Yachts and sailing the Ionian region."
Phil Willis
July 2009

"Pre holiday communication from Pinnacle was fab, the yachts we hired were well equipped and in excellent order, Colin & Sue were very supportive."
Ian Storrie
October 2009 

"We have at last got round to emailing to say a huge thank you for yet another fantastic holiday. We really did have a super time and both the standard of the boat and the support you provide give peace of mind that everything will go smoothly. We have no doubt we’ll be back again, in 2010 if not next year – we’ll see. Attached are a few of our holidays pictures in some of the more out of the way places – we really did make it to the end of the gulf again, but don’t tell everyone as we wouldn’t want to spoil the peace and quiet. Anyway, thanks again for everything."
Sue, Jeremy, Robert & Clare
Oneiro, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2008 and Thalassa in 2010
"We had a fabulous family holiday on a great little boat – well equipped, well maintained and easy to handle. Sue and Colin were great to deal with and made our first visit to the region a pleasurable, easy experience. We will definitely return – hopefully with Pinnacle yachts."
Mr & Mrs Dixon
August 2010

"Once again many thanks for a great week on a lovely boat. You couldn't have been more helpful and we will certainly recommend you to anyone thinking of chartering in the Ionian". 
Mike Booth & family
August 2010

"Just a little note to say a big thank you for your help guidance and support for our holiday on Thalassa last week. We thoroughly enjoyed our week, and were very pleased with Thalassa too. Thank you once again, we had a wonderful holiday. We'll have no hesitation in recommending you to friends and acquaintances who want to come sailing in Corfu". 
R Marsden
July 2010

"Just a quick line to say thanks for the the great holiday. We all had a fantastic time, which was made all the more enjoyable because of the effort and attention you provided us. Good luck for the future and we may be in touch again!" 
S. Broome
July 2010

"Once again many thanks we had a great time and hope to be back in the near future (if you will have us!)  Many thanks for your service – it was without fault."
S Boote
June 2010

"This was our first go at yacht chartering and Colin's excellent briefing and the support from him and Sue during the week were a huge help... would definitely recommend Pinnacle to anyone."
Richard, Diana & Rebecca Lawn
July 2009

"Thank you both so much for another wonderful week in the Ionian, returning and trying a new boat and some new harbours was a fantastic break after a dismal winter. The temperature in May was just right and the boat, as before, was in immaculate condition a real credit to your passion and attention to detail. A calm briefing on the technicalities of bow or stern to moorings meant that they went without a hitch even earning a ripple of applause in one harbour. We will definitely be back to try out your newest acquisition. Thank you again"
Bradley, Emma, Dave and Kathryn
May 2009

"I would like to thank you for making our two week bareboat charter in September so enjoyable. I was particularly impressed with your helpful attitude which allowed us to maximise our time cruising on a well maintained boat. I would not hesitate to recommend Pinnacle Yachts to anyone planning a sailing holiday from Corfu."
Jim Darch
September 2009

"We sailed with Pinnacle yachts for the second time this September. Sue and Colin were again delightful hosts - always ready to help with any queries, recommending some great places and never too busy for a bit of a chat. Sue kindly assisted a member of our party, who had to cancel due to ill health, with some extra paperwork. Thanks a million!"
Carolyn and Tim Stocker
September 2009

"We had a fantastic time, the boat was great and your preparation, help, and the space you gave us was really appreciated. Thanks again." 
Julian Smith & family
August 2009

"Just a brief note to say thanks for last week, in particular your help and support and great attitude. It was nice to receive such a warm welcome. We look forward to coming back to Pinnacle next year."
Sean McDonald
May 2009

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