Scorpios Sailing

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Sample Menus

A Scorpios Sailing lunch to complement the beauty of Greece


The sample menus below will give you a taste of the style of meals we serve
when on board our yachts.

Choice of Cereals
Creamy fresh Greek Yoghurt and a selection of Fruit Yoghurts
Fresh Fruit Salad
Local Lefkada Honey and Fruit Preserves
Assorted Dried Fruits and Nuts
Eggs are cooked to order, your preferred way
A variety of Fresh Breads
Chilled Orange juice, Hot Fresh Coffee and Tea

Delicious food in the beautiful, blue waters of the Ionian

A typical leisurely buffet lunch served mid afternoon may include…

Sliced Meat Platter, including locally made Lefkada Salami
Home made Tzatziki (Greek yoghurt, cucumber and garlic dip)
Saganaki (fried Greek cheese, a particular favorite of Roger's!)
Chilled Dolmades (stuffed Vine Leaves)
Greek Village Salad with local beef tomatoes, olives and delicious feta cheese
Chick Pea, Green Bean and sweet Capsicum Salad dressed in lemon juice, cumin and olive oil
Various pickles and salad dressings
Selection of Fresh Breads and Crackers

To finish… fresh fruit and Yoghurts

For the days we serve warm dishes for lunch - the following are favorites…

Seafood and Mushroom Risotto

Chicken with Sweet Peppers bound in a Tomato and Cream Sauce served with Penne Pasta

Baked Fresh Fish with Lemon and Parsley

Salads accompany these lunches.

We offer a BBQ as an optional extra one evening during your stay aboard. We anchor in a quiet bay and take you ashore in the dinghy to a deserted beach. We cook for you over a real fire and serve…

Baked Sweet Yellow Capsicums stuffed with Feta drizzled with Olive Oil and Oregano
Pork Souvlaki mini-kebabs
Home made Marinated Chicken and Vegetable Kebabs
Local Lefkada Sausages
Mixed Salad
Potato and Egg Mayonnaise Salad flavored with mild mustard and spring onions

To finish… Baked Bananas filled with Chocolate and laced with Metaxa Brandy

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open quote it is an exceptional holiday which stays in the memory for a long long time ,..

"After an amazing trip on board Blue Marlin with family and friends in 2011 we were lucky enough to join Lesley and Nikos once again aboard Blue Marlin, this time sailing around the North Ionian. The waters were just as blue, each day was warm and sunny and all we had to do was to relax and enjoy their wonderful hospitality. Nikos sailed to some incredible places only accessible by boat, beautiful bays with brilliant white sand and the ever turquoise water which was so warm and inviting, swimming inside some amazing caves and mooring at a different island each afternoon where we had a drink at a local taverna before heading off to eat dinner at one of the lovely restaurants on offer. Once again Lesley amazed us all with the culinary delights she made each day for breakfast and lunch in the galley kitchen with lovely fresh local ingredients, all we had to do was decide at lunchtime which wine we should have! I would thoroughly recommend a trip with Lesley at Scorpios Sailing if you would like to experience a very special, unique holiday with family and friends, we will certainly be back! Thanks Lesley and Nikos. " close quote

Maree & Robin Adair, July 2016

Birthday Breakfast


open quote Lesley is a fantastic hostess and cook who was able ,..

" This was our first sailing holiday on board a sea-going yacht and we were a little apprehensive! But how wrong we were! In the safe and knowledgeable hands of Nikos, our skipper and Lesley, our hostess for the week, we were able to relax and enjoy the experience of sailing around the scenic Ionian Islands. Both Nikos and Lesley made our family feel welcome right from the start; Nikos is always happy to share his knowledge of the islands, best restaurants and give sailing tuition, and Lesley is a fantastic hostess and cook who was able to conjure up some memorable meals, that met with the children's approval (so much so that they wanted Lesley to take over their school kitchen!). The Ionian Islands did not disappoint and every day was filled with a new port, swimming, snorkelling, kayaking, sailing, fantastic views and lots of happy memories for our family. Thank you so much Nikos and Lesley! " close quote

Sally, Matt, Harry, Isabelle and Jack Champion, August 2016

Birthday Breakfast


open quote Organising the holiday was easy ,..

We had a really wonderful sailing holiday with Scorpios Sailing. Blue Marlin is a  comfortable boat, and our skipper, NiKos, was easy company, very knowledgeable and interesting. Organising the holiday was easy - Lesley made sure that we had all the information we needed, and was extremely  helpful throughout. We look forward to booking with Scorpios Sailing again soon.  Thanks Lesley!close quote

Karen Stageman and family, August 2016


open quote it is an exceptional holiday which stays in the memory for a long long time ,..

" I first sailed on Blue Marlin some eight years ago and have been longing to come back ever since. Finally, this year, I made it and it was wonderful to be back in the care of Lesley and Nikos. Lesley is a superb hostess and cook and has the knack of making you feel extremely comfortable and cared for without being in the slightest bit intrusive. She is very intuitive and soon knows exactly what you like to eat and drink and what is likely to interest you during the day. She provides the most amazing service and meals from a tiny space and is always gracious, kind and enormously helpful, in our case arranging a stay in a hotel and entertaining some of our friends for a day's sailing with us. Lesley is never phased by anything and Nikos is a wonderful skipper, calm and professional at all times and always happy to give a little sailing tuition if required. We both thoroughly enjoyed their company and the voyage and will certainly return - it is an exceptional holiday which stays in the memory for a long long time. " close quote

Nicky and Edward, Bebela, August 2015

Birthday Breakfast


open quoteIt was great to get to know you and I hope ,...

" You really made our holiday so relaxing (sorry we were so lazy) and we were all enchanted (even the kids) by the fabulous & healthy lunches you magicked out of the galley every day! Nikos and his Blue Marlin made our journey through the Ionian smooth and comfortable, and the boat was surprisingly spacious for a whole week. It made all the difference to be swimming every day with lots of flexible stops. You went beyond and above that to help us with the Kastos arrangements to meet Justin and the foot surgery and the booking in the mountains. It was great to get to know you and I hope we will have a chance to meet again through work or otherwise. " close quote

Harriet, Raoul and family , Blue Marlin, August 2015

Birthday Breakfast


open quoteWe have now fallen in love with Greece ,...

" I just wanted to say a big thank you for all your hard work during our week in Greece. We had a fabulous time and really appreciated your relaxed and friendly company. Suffice to say, we have now fallen in love with Greece and can't wait to see more of it! Next year: Kefalonia for sure! " close quote

Nick and Jeanne Neil Boss, Blue Marlin, August 2015


open quoteFor myself and my partner this was our first sailing ,...

"Having just returned from a sailing holiday with Captain Steve and Chef, Hostess and all round multi tasker Lesley we wish to express our gratitude and possibly allay any doubts that other first time sailors may be harbouring. For myself and my partner this was our first sailing adventure and what an amazing time we had from start to a tearful finish, our one and only disappointment was having to go home. Steve is an affable, laid back Captain with a wonderful sense of humour, yet he obviously takes his sailing very seriously. You just know that you are in exceedingly safe hands. Lesley was the perfect hostess and nothing seemed to be too much trouble to ensure that our holiday was perfect, attending to our every need. Lesley prepared delicious breakfasts and at lunchtime we were treated to wonderful salads, pastas and even Mexican. Always something to look forward to. During the day we cruised from island to island with Steve and Lesley both regaling us with stories of local interest and providing information. We would anchor in amazing little bays with crystal clear waters where we would spend time swimming, snorkelling and kayaking. When yet another day had simply flown by we would spend the night in different little ports and after Captains cocktails we would visit the local tavernas serving some great food. Thank you both for providing us with such a wonderful holiday with a lifetime of memories. You were so attentive yet never intrusive. We will recommend and most certainly return. " close quote

Mark Delahunty and Heather Griffin, September 2014

Birthday Breakfast


open quoteWe enjoyed the Greek food and swimming in the clear, blue Ionian,...

"My wife, Sue and I first sailed with Lesley and Nikos of Scorpios Sailing in the Summer of 2006. I had been asking Sue what she would like to do to celebrate her special Birthday and she didn't hesitate in saying "I want to sail with Lesley and Nikos again because we had such a lovely time before". Lesley & Nikos were the perfect hosts . Lesley is a superb cook and they both know the Ionian so well. They were able to take us to some wonderful villages and secluded bays, where we enjoyed the Greek food and swimming in the clear, blue Ionian. " close quote

Bob and Sue McCulloch, September 2014

Birthday Breakfast


open quoteWe will never forget our experience and the fun,...

"Catherine and I had what we both agree was probably our best holiday ever and all thanks to Steve and Lesley and a very professional sensitive and thoughtful approach to the business of caring for strangers. We will never forget our experience and the fun we all had on board Nina and the joys of that beautiful part of the world." close quote

Sir David and Catherine Carruthers, August 2014

Birthday Breakfast


open quoteI would thoroughly recommend this holiday,...

"I had the absolute pleasure of holidaying on The Blue Marlin this summer following the recommendation of my cousin Lynne & very good friend Clare & their teenage children. This was the 3rd year running for Clare & her family & 2nd year for my cousin & daughter. I had never considered a holiday on a yacht before but having heard such wonderful stories from previous years, I just couldn't say no........and my goodness, I am so pleased that I joined them all this year. It truly was a holiday to remember & much much more enjoyable that I envisaged. This was all down to our fabulous Skipper Nikos & superb hostess Lesley. Our trip around the northern islands was just perfect in every way. Both Nikos & Lesley are genuine, welcoming & friendly people who immediately make you feel relaxed & at home. Literally nothing is too much trouble for them. Nikos is so knowledgeable & keen to share the history of the islands & Lesley is just "the dream hostess", her cooking & attention to detail (ie keeping the wine flowing, of which there was a plenty!!!!") First class. I would thoroughly recommend this holiday (& have done so to many of my friends already!)......& will definitely be sailing with Nikos & Lesley again in 2015......counting the days. " close quote

Maxine Webster, July 2014

Birthday Breakfast


open quote Our captain and hostess were the most special people of all,...

"My wife Tammy and I were looking for a beautiful and unforgettable experience for our honeymoon. Scorpios Sailing not only provided this, but exceeded all our expectations by becoming our gateway to a new world of heavenly beauty, loving people, and exhilarating new skills. Our Captain Nikos and our hostess Lesley became the consummate ambassadors and traveling companions in a unique journey that has changed our lives forever! For two weeks we sailed over 200 nm in the beautiful sloop Bebela, visiting fourteen gorgeous destinations across seven Ionian Islands. The experiences we had were as unique and special as each of those island jewels. Our captain and hostess were the most special people of all. With over thirty years of sailing experience, Capt Nikos' expert assessment of the daily weather conditions, coupled with his rich and detailed knowledge of all the islands, allowed him to select the best ports of call for our care-free relaxation. Without fail, he knew where and when to arrive daily to provide us with the maximum enjoyment and the best access to local villages and tavernas. On many occasions, we had the best anchorage spot and would watch as other less experienced crews had to settle for less than ideal locations. Our hostess Lesley is gifted with an uncanny ability to anticipate her guest's every need, providing everything from necessities (like fresh towels and blankets) to every form of treat imaginable. She loves to hike and provided her expert advice of beautiful trails on every island. But her greatest gift is her love for cooking, which was superbly displayed with every lovingly prepared breakfast and lunch she created for us. She carefully listened to our desires and crafted delicious meals catering to our individual tastes. Thank you Capt Nikos, Lesley and Scorpios Sailing for enriching our lives and giving us new dreams. We will never forget this experience and look forward to sailing with you again many times in the years to come! " close quote

Sergio and Tammy, October 2014

Birthday Breakfast


open quoteIt was so relaxing to be looked after and sailed around amazing coastlines,...

"We sailed with Lesley and Steve late September 2013. It was towards the end of the season but the sun was still shining, the sailing was still calm and there was still plenty of ice cream left in the cafes. It also meant we had some of the stunning azure coves all to ourselves to swim in!
We had never been sailing like this before but were in very experienced hands. Steve is a confident skipper who clearly knows the area like the back of his hand and, although I am sure he has travelled around these islands many times, his love for this area meant he was as excited as we were each time we came into a new port. His sailing skill, relaxed approach to life and enthusiasm for Greece quickly got us into the holiday spirit. Lesley is a superb hostess and great cook.
She is extremely well-connected which means she knows the best bakeries to go to get the freshest croissants to take on board for our breakfasts and the best fish restaurants with a view. It was so relaxing to be looked after and sailed around amazing coastlines while we read, swam, dozed, took photos, ate, chatted and ate some more! We would definitely recommend the experience to friends and family." close quote

Helen Wood and Bev Ridge, September 2013

Birthday Breakfast


open quoteAnother amazing adventure on board the Blue Marlin!,...

"We enjoyed ourselves so much last summer, we had to return again this year for more of the same. Nikos was our excellent captain (and master of backgammon!) and Lesley our lovely hostess. Myself and my 'bestie' Lynne, together with our 4 teenage children, had the most relaxing holiday ever. Never a dull moment visiting different ports each night. The kids had a ball, kayaking, cliff jumping, fishing, snorkeling and learning to sail the yacht. We genuinely didn't want to leave at the end of the week. Roll on summer 2014 - we will be back!"close quote

Clare Lovett and family, August 2013

Birthday Breakfast


open quoteThe course Nikos & Lesley mapped for us was perfect - idyllic coves,...

"From the second we set foot on board Blue Marlin, my 14 year old daughter Sam and I, together with the rest of our 6 strong "crew" the Lovett family, felt incredibly welcome and immediately at home. This was due entirely to Lesley's complete mastery of hostessing skills, the fact that she's a great, down-to-earth person to be around and also the fact that nothing was too much trouble. She was entirely focused on making our Blue Marlin holiday the best it could possibly be, as was Capt Nikos - another joy to spend time afloat with.
The course Nikos & Lesley mapped for us was perfect - idyllic coves, a range of overnight stops from tranquil to bustling and everything in between, all accompanied by the most amazing array of foods for breakfast and lunch.
We could seriously get used to the sailing lark and really hope to be doing it all again in 2014!" close quote

Lynne and Sam Elliott, August 2013

Birthday Breakfast


open quoteIn August 2012, every day on the boat was different with beautiful beaches,...

"We have had two of the most fabulous holidays with Lesley and the team on Viola and Blue Marlin over the summers of 2011 and 2012. We did quite a bit of research to find what we were looking for and were delighted with our holidays. Lesley offers a tailored service that takes account the personal requests of her clients and really listens to what you are hoping to get out of your holiday..

As a family with four boys we were keen to find a holiday that kept us all busy but with bags of chill-time too. Every day on the boat was different with beautiful beaches, lots of snorkelling, exploring islands, long delicious lunches, kayaking (Blue Marlin) and so on. The highlight was coming across a pod of dolphins during our most recent trip. There was a new harbour each evening and that was fun itself after having safely and expertly docked we could then enjoy the (somewhat less professional) attempts of others! Lesley gave great tips on which taverna to go for the night and the whole family loved the different meals we tried.

So, two terrific holidays and already planning the next one. Thanks to Lesley, the supreme hostess, and to our brilliant skippers - Michael (Viola) and Nikos (Blue Marlin)." close quote

Stephen and Vicky Daintith and family, August 2012

Birthday Breakfast


open quoteIn August 2012, what a wonderful time we had,...

I recently took a charter with Lesley, and would like to write a few words about what a wonderful time we had. We had a fairly mixed group, with two adults and five young ladies from 16 to 21. The trip was partly to celebrate our daughter's 21st birthday, and partly as a relaxing family break. These are not necessarily easy things to combine! But Lesley managed wonderfully. She tailor made a trip that suited everyone, and did so in such an unobtrusive way, making it seem that nothing was too much trouble for her. The food on board was delicious, and again catered for a variety of needs, including one vegetarian, two with wheat allergies and one with lactose intolerance. The restaurant recommendations on shore were also perfect. I would highly recommend taking a charter with Lesley and you are bound to have a great time. Happy sailing! close quote

Martin and Elizabeth Morgan, family and friends, August 2012

Birthday Breakfast


open quoteIn June 2012, each evening we moored in a different bay,...

My sister, myself and our two daughters had an amazing experience sailing in the Ionian Sea with Lesley and Steve last June. None of us had sailed before and were not quite sure what to expect. However Lesley and Steve were the best sailors/hosts. They know these islands so well and every day took us to another beautiful spot to swim and snorkel and eat an excellent lunch prepared by Lesley. Each evening we moored in a different bay with lovely little tavernas. We enjoyed the holiday so much that we have booked another week with them next year, and we are looking forward to it already." close quote

Penny Robinson and family, June 2012

Birthday Breakfast


open quoteIn August 2011 6 friends set off into the unknown,...

...we booked a holiday to sail around the Greek Islands to celebrate one of the groups 50th birthday. This holiday was not booked on recommendation so we were abit apprehensive about what we had done. This all melted away as we were reassured soon after landing in Greeece, from the initial greeting to settling on the yacht.

We were very impressed with all aspects of the holiday from Steve finding us "gin clear waters" to swim in to knowing when "beer o'clock" was every day. Lesley made the holiday a very relaxing experience in all aspects. Lesley was wonderful at making the holiday very special and her skills seem effortless.

We have already recommended this holiday to friends knowing that they will not be disappointed with anything close quote

Andy Beaven and friends, August 2011

Birthday Breakfast


open quoteEllie, 9yrs, says "Best holiday I have ever had"...

Fun, funny and exciting. Ellie loved the beach with huge waves, Nikos was great fun and Lesley does great eggs.

Willaim, 11yrs, says "Extremely fun, the beaches are wonderful, Lesley and Nilos were awesome and the food was even better."

Robbie, 13yrs, says "Exhilarating."

Loren, 15yrs, says "Loved being able to take my camera to capture old Greece on film."

Colin says "I like the days better than the nights and loved seeing all the small places in one week rather than staying in one place all week." The food was way too much - be prepared to hide the scales when you return home. Oh boy can Lesley cook! She can make a great G&T. We would recommend this duo (Lesley and Nikos) to anyone.

Denys says "Thank you Lesley you gave me a rare week off from everthing. I came back relaxed and happy and wishing to go again." Be prepared to take life at the boats pace and totally chill, to see old Greece that only sailing boats can get to.close quote

The Ewart Family, August 2011


open quoteThank you to Lesley and Nikos for a wonderful holiday aboard Blue Marlin ...

We sailed for a week around the gorgeous South Ionian Islands with our children and friends and had the holiday of a lifetime. From our first enquiry Lesley was so friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. On the boat we were taken so much care of that all we had to do was relax and enjoy the wonderful food,swimming in warm turquoise water and taking in the amazing scenery. We could get involved with sailing or just relax onboard the yacht. Nikos found beautiful bays to anchor in where we could swim or kayak for as long as we wanted. Then we would set sail for a lovely port where we have dinner and spend the night.

We cant wait until our next trip and we would thoroughly recommend Lesley and Scorpios Sailing for a truely memorable holiday. close quote

Maree Adair, family and friends, July 2011

Dinner In Vathi with all the crew

open quoteSailing the Ionian sea with Captain Steve and hostess Lesley was a dream come true for my husband and I ...

We had travelled from Canada to experience the same waters as Odysseus sailed on. Juliette (our 43' yacht) allowed us to discover private coves, secluded beaches and small out of the way villages which brought home how ancient these islands are. Our cabin was clean and comfortable with even a skylight above the bed to watch the stars at night. The incredible food and wine was only surpassed by the amazng atmosphere and our dedicated and knowledgable crew.

If you want a no stress holiday of sailing, swimming, exploring and dreaming this is the vacation for you!close quote

Howard and Marie Levine, July 2011

Waiting for sundowners on Kastos


open quoteWe were a group of 6 friends on Viola in September 2010...

... and would just like to say the crew are fab, the skipper is gorgeous, talented and a great sailor. JC was an exemplary help to Michiel. They recommended some fantastic restaurants and Lesley, our hostess, was first rate, food excellent, service - never too much trouble. The weather was wonderful, lovely places to visit, Kastos had a bar situated in a windmill with very Greek cocktails! A fantastic holiday for us all.close quote

Nicki & Dave Cotton, aboard Viola September 2010

Scorpios Sailing stop over at Kastos windmill bar


open quoteSailing on the Bebela for seven days was amazing! 

Every day our experienced skipper, Steve, delighted in finding the clearest, bluest water possible for us to stop for lunch.  We had a fabulous time diving off the boat, snorkeling, rowing the dingy into remote caves, exploring the beaches, jumping off cliffs, lounging on the boat...Our hostess, Lesley, spoiled us with delicious meals and attentive service.  We all looked forward to what dish Lesley had prepared for lunch each day.  We loved docking the boat every evening at different unique ports and eating dinner on the island.  This truly was a remarkable vacation- relaxing, beautiful, fun.  All details were taken care of for us and Steve and Lesley went out of their way with extreme kindness to ensure we had the vacation of a lifetime...although I'm sure we will be back! close quote

Cory & Krista Cline     June 2010

sailing holiday 2010 on the Bebela with Scorpios Sailing


open quote I am writing to thank you for a fantasic holiday.

As a novice on the ocean I was anxious. You put me and my friend at ease straight away. I loved having a go at the helm confident that Steve was there to guide me. The food was great and you made me and my friend Jayne, feel as if the yacht was ours but without the worries of where we were going to berth for the night or where we were going to buy fresh bread. You were the perfect host and skipper. I will certainly recommend a sailing holiday to the rest of my friends and am so glad that my Jayne persuaded me to take this holiday sailing around the Greek Ionian Islands.close quote

Jayne and Theresa,    June 2010

Sailing holiday in Greece with Scorpios Sailing


quoteOur holiday with Scorpios Sailing (on the Blue Marlin) was possibly the best holiday I’ve ever had.

It was a complete and therapeutic rest for us without being the least bit boring.  We swam, snorkelled, kayaked and explored in beautiful bays that can only be accessed by boat and then climbed back onto the boat to eat, have a drink, sleep, or read as we felt like it.  Then at night we’d stay in a different place each time, sightsee and choose somewhere to have dinner. 

The holiday was particularly restful because we didn’t have to do all the ‘chores’ that remain on a land holiday – i.e. we didn’t have to drive, cook, find a park at a crowded beach if we wanted to go swimming, or worry about finding suitable accommodation.

The Blue Marlin is beautiful, immaculately maintained and very clean and comfortable.  Lesley and Nikos were great – I was worried that it might be awkward to be in such close quarters with strangers but it wasn’t a problem at all.  They are both very professional and strike the right balance between being friendly and entertaining company and not intruding on your family holiday.  Lesley is a great hostess and cook and she makes sure you really put your feet up.close quote

Barbara and Rob Gordon, July 2009


open quote As a group of nine friends we hired a fantastic 47’ Catamaran - Kamelan...

 in July to cruise the Ionian islands.  It was a fabulous experience with lots of highlights.  Our captain, Panos was very capable and readily discussed the options for each day with us.  We also had Lesley as our hostess (and guide), she provided lots of local and cultural information as well as great meals and kept the yacht ship shape! close quote

Rio and April DeGennaro, July 2009

Guest comments from catemaran charter 2009


Aegean Charter – Beneteau Oceanis 47’
Two couples chartered a 47 ft yacht from for four days sailing in Sept 2009, including a skipper and hostess.

open quote We sailed out of Athens and visited Aegina, Poros and Hydra. The boat was very nice, the scenery fabulous and the service even better. We tied up each night and wandered through the town and ate dinner in a taverna before returning to the boat. We swam in the sea - very comfortable - and ate Leslie's wonderfully-prepared food. She and Nikos, the skipper, were so good that we hated to say goodbye! close quote

Posted on Tripadvisor by Bruce and Susan Illingworth, September 2009



quoteA perfect week on Bebela.... sun, sailing and sundowners!

Lesley could not have done more for us, the food was wonderful and the drinks plentiful! Nikos was a great tutor, just what our husbands needed to keep them occupied so we could concentrate on relaxing! We will definitely be coming back. close quote

Tiffany Buirski, July 2008


quote The eight of us spent the most amazing week aboard the Blue Marlin.

We had the pleasure of sailing with Nikos, the Jose Mourinho of the water, and marvelous hostess Lesley. We traveled to a different port each night and Nikos’s knowledge of the islands meant that we stopped in some of the most beautiful coves along the way. These stops were made even more enjoyable when Lesley appeared with another of her memorable lunchtime banquets.

Although none of the group got on the yacht as competent sailors, nor when we left the boat, we all agreed that we would return.

p.s. If you ever decide to publish your recipe book Lesley we will all take a copy!close quote

Wilson Party enjoying sailing on the Blue Marlin - scorpios sailing in the Ionian, Greece

Martin Wilson, September 2008

quote Sailing on the Bebela was so relaxing and extremely comfortable. 
The water was crystal clear and the restaurants on the Islands each night were superb. The best part was the hostess.  Lesley has mastered the art of making you feel relaxed and at home.  She does everything for you even right down to also making a nice cup of tea.  Thank you for a most memorable experience. close quote

Midge Fraser, September 2008



What everyone else says about your wonderful boat, fantastic food, idyllic islands, tremendous skippering and hostessing is absolutely true;
however what has made this whole holiday so particularly special is your kindness, fun and friendship. We cannot thank you enough for giving us such a wonderful time. This week will be the start of new adventures but we will be back for sure.

Philip and Jane Ross, July 2007

Scorpios Sailing, Greece

Well, we've been back a week now, and are still missing Scorpios and Greece.
We've talked about our holiday a lot, and have come to the conclusion that all the great things about it, such as Lesley's food, Roger's expertise and wit, the comfort and beauty of the yacht, the sea and sunshine and landscapes, what made it really special was you two. Not only are you totally professional in all you do, but we felt you were genuinely friendly and warm towards us.

We also enjoyed meeting Corinne, Steph and Rob who all contributed to making a very happy boat.

David, Angela and Anna, August 2007

What a wonderful way to relax.

We wanted to be near the water and that's what we got.fantastic food, drink, company and excellent venues each night.

Many thanks!

Simon and Joanna Gray, September 2007

Scorpios Sailing, Greece

Scorpios Sailing, Greece

Things I have learned this week (in no particular order):

1) It is not advisable to tack in 2 metres of water

2) The rules of Uno can only be changed with the full agreement of all players

3) The port side is left

Many thanks for such a memorable week, we are most appreciative of you ensuring that we had a safe and enjoyable time.

Best wishes for whatever the future holds!

Damien Kelly, September 2007


We have had such a fantastic time that words seem inadequate.
We have laughed so much our stomach muscles are in better shape. Roger's expertise, Lesley's hostessing and Andy's “Land” combine perfectly to create a floating heaven.

Thank you all so much for providing us with memories of a life time.

P.S. Hope you cope without Chief Engineer Angus!

Neil, Heather, Katie, Elise and Angus, July 2006

Scorpios Sailing, Greece

Scorpios Sailing, Greece

Absolutely fantastic from start to finish, it has been faultless: weather, food, company, hospitality...

We have visited some fantastic places with gorgeous scenery and done some interesting snorkelling under the guidance of Harry J ("have a feel") the Cabin Boy.

Skinny dipping is a must with the underwater light show!

The whole crew, including Nikos, are a credit to Scorpios - we enjoyed it that much we will see you next year with the family!

Kevin and Julie, August 2006


I was taken by the statement on your website "you can do as much or as little as you like". We did exactly that!

Thank you so much for looking after us so perfectly – nothing was too much trouble. We have had a wonderful week on Scorpios – totally relaxing and our two skippers did an excellent job, too.
Neil and Tina, September 2006


The Scorpios food was lovely. Roger was very kind and funny. Sailing on it was fabulous - we did a lot of relaxing and had fun at the beaches. You get to go in a cave to have a look around as well. Roger plays music for you to enjoy while you sail to another beautiful island, and you see beautiful views of mountains.

Penny Hedges (age 9), May 2005

What a week of feasting and fun, wonderful food, fabulous scenery and the friendly banter between two very dedicated and fun people who have obviously found their soul mates. We enjoyed being part of your "story" for a week (sorry about the alcohol consumption, Lesley, but your food deserves a suitable libation to wash it down). Loved the sailing, Roger – you inspire confidence and are always willing to share your knowledge and enthusiasm about what you enjoy.

If you are ever passing through Suffolk, throw out an anchor and we'll give you a safe mooring for the night and return some of your wonderful hospitality. It was great craic.

Paul and Judy, June 2005

Scorpios Sailing, Greece

This has been the perfect week, the perfect way to unwind, the holiday with everything. A lovely boat, good company, wonderful food, a good laugh and a diplomatic incident every day. What more could anyone want? Except, of course, for another week!

Graham and Mary, July 2005


What can we add that hasn't already been said?
Roger and Lesley are truly a premiership team.

Congratulations on making so much effort on your part seem so easy!
We would love to spend quality time on board with you both, and our new found friends, in the future again.
Alan and Sharon, June 2004

We never normally go back for a second holiday to the same place. However, this decision was the right one because you both work so hard to be the perfect hosts and, more importantly, friends.
Our waist lines are expanded and sun tans coming on nicely. You have given us confidence to try to sail a boat ourselves. We promise not to bump into you, but you will always be welcome on board for a G & T.

Alan and Margaret, June 2004

Scorpios Sailing, Greece

This has definitely been the best holiday we have had. We have felt so relaxed and have had such fun. Roger as always has been entertaining with his jokes and songs. Lesley is the most amazing host who makes the catering look effortless in a kitchen that you can't swing a cat in. The food has been exceptional and we have felt so at home and welcome aboard Scorpios.

Thanks Roger and Lesley, we're definitely coming back.

Nick and Karen, August 2004


Thank you for having me. I've had a wonderful time.

Kieran (age 8), August 2004


Our first time ever on a yacht and wow what an experience! It certainly was the highlight of our stay in Lefkada. Lesley and Roger were the perfect hosts, and it was lovely to be in such great company.
Many many thanks!
Sam, Michael, Rob, Dan and Luke, August 2004


What a fabulous holiday, it exceeded all our expectations! Thank you both for the excellent service, Roger for all your wit and good humour, Lesley for all your hard work and professionalism. What a hero diving in with that rope to moor the boat! We are already talking about a return visit next year.

Thanks again for a fantastic holiday!
Martin and Linda, September 2004

Scorpios Sailing, Greece


We arrived to a warm welcome and enjoyed lots of fun, sunshine, relaxation and good hospitality on Scorpios.

Roger and Lesley organised a well planned holiday, visiting a variety of islands and ports during the week. Roger is so enthusiastic, informative and helpful, and above all is such a professional skipper! His highly trained team of able seamen (Lai, Elvis and Spider) kept us amused all week. Lesley is the perfect hostess and her imaginative, tasty food is worthy of 5 stars!

They both made it a special, fun holiday for us and Frank's birthday breakfast in Sivota was just great. It has been a privilege to be their first guests and we wish them a long and successful venture with Scorpios.
Mary and Frank, May 2003


About to leave after a wonderful voyage aboard good ship Scorpios. Rogers's seamanship is faultless, manoeuvering in the trickiest conditions. Lesley is the perfect host, supplying tasty meals every day and always smiling! This is a holiday I will not forget and one which I would like to repeat as soon as possible!
Martin, July 2003


An excellent and unforgettable week! Thank you very much – Roger, your seamanship and knowledge is unending, we felt so safe, even myself in my 'anxious' state when the wind was strong! I certainly enjoyed taking the helm, it increased my confidence no end. And Lesley, the food was excellent, my diet has definitely gone to pot this week! Sleeping on deck and being at one with nature was so lovely. Thank you, thank you, and thank you!

Kerry, July 2003


This has been absolutely fabulous, the sailing is really fun as well as motoring, the weather, sea and sunbathing is brilliant. Roger and Lesley's hospitality is lovely. On the third day there is a lovely bay with lots of urchin shells. The current ‘Urchin Searchin’ record is 19 held by Genevieve (me), Charlotte and Lucy. Thank you Roger and Lesley for the best holiday ever! Love from Genevieve.

PS If you are having chocolate hide it from Roger

PPS If you're lucky you can join the muddy mads (ask Roger about it)

Scorpios Sailing, Greece

Genevieve (age 10), August 2003


Scorpios Sailing, Greece

How lucky I was to find you. After a very difficult year I go home better and stronger than when I came aboard. All due to two unique people and, of course, Scorpios. Good luck and best wishes.
Alf Mullens, September 2003


Alan and Margaret recommended Roger and Lesley to us after they had spent a week aboard Scorpios in June, their recommendation was glowing but it could not have prepared us for such a super week!

Our welcome on board Scorpios was as warm and genuine as you could have wished for – we felt at home as soon as we set foot onboard. We soon settled into Roger and Lesley’s way of running their beautiful boat, gentle ‘armchair’ sailing it certainly was. We were kept highly amused with Roger’s jokes and banter. Lesley’s food has been just wonderful – what a star. We thank you both, we have had a great time and can’t wait to come back again next year.
Jacki and Tony, October 2003