Cruising Area of Babalu

Pref. Pick-upAthens, Greece
Other Pick-upUpon Request
Summer PortAthens, Greece
Summer OperationsGreece
Winter PortAthens, Greece
Winter OperationsGreece

Babalu Specification

Length55.1 Feet
Beam28.8 Feet
Draft4.10 Feet
Built2019
A/CFull
A/C NightYes
Ice MakerYes
Cruising Speed10
Fuel Consumption18 Litres/Hr
EnginesENGINES: 2x80hp Yanmar GENERATORS: 1 χ 24.5 ΚW

Accommodations

Guests10
Cabins5
Crew3
Double5
Showers5
Heads5
TP in Heads-
Electric Heads5
Accommodation Details
10 Guests in 5 Double all air-conditioned with en-suite facilities

SIZE OF BEDS:
All 2 x 1.5 m


HEIGHT OF CABINS: 2.00m

Water Sports

Dinghy Hp40
Adult WaterskisYes
Kids WaterskisYes
Snorkel GearYes
TubeYes
Standup PaddleYes

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorNot Onboard

Cuisine

Special DietsInq
KosherInq

Babalu Crew Profile

Crew Number3
Captain
CaptainLefteris Fanioudakis
NationalityGreek
Born1989
SpeaksGreek, English
Chef
ChefGeorge Dimopoulos
NationalityGreek
Born1992


Captain Lefteris Fanioudakis
Lefteris was born in 1989 in Crete island. Among other certificates he holds the MCA/RYA certificate of Competence Yacht master Ocean for Power & Sailing vessels, Captain´s Medical Care and PADI Dive Master certificate. Lefteris could not think of a life away from the sea, so he was always seeking to combine his job with it. When he was younger he started working as a windsurfing instructor in Crete, then he continued as a skipper on various commercial sailing vessels and since then he has worked both on sailing yachts/catamarans and motor yachts in Greece. During his spare time, if he is not sailing, she likes cycling, travelling, windsurfing, taking photographs and paragliding. Also, he is a volunteer fireman. Apart from Greek he also speaks English. He is always ready to welcome his guests on board to ensure an unforgettable experience and show the most beautiful hotspots of Greek islands!

Chef George Dimopoulos
George was born in Athens in 1992 and he is a highly skilled Chef who is passionate about discovering new tastes and creating delicious food. He always looks for top quality products that Mediterranean climate can offer and combines his knowledge of modern cooking techniques in order to present the best of the Greek cuisine to his guests. Apart from his degree as a Chef from a Culinary Institute he also has studied accounting. His enthusiasm for culinary has led him to explore various cuisines by working in restaurants in Austria and then in Greece. He speaks English and Greek. George believes that food is a key part of a good charter and loves working to conceive and present a bespoke menu for charter guests to enjoy!

Hostess Vicky Kolovou
Vicky was born in 2002 and is of Greek nationality. She is a young professional studying Psychology with a passion for the sea. Her polite personality along with her ability to deal even with the most demanding situations makes her a valuable asset to BABALU´s team! She is committed to her job and always eager to go above an beyond in order to offer exceptional service. Vicky speaks English and Greek.

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Babalu Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Apr 07, 2023Apr 11, 2023Booked: Athens, Greece to Ios Island
Jun 04, 2023Jun 09, 2023Booked: Athens, Greece to Athens, Greece
Jun 18, 2023Jun 23, 2023Booked: Athens to Athens
Jun 24, 2023Jul 01, 2023Booked: Athens to Athens
Jul 16, 2023Jul 21, 2023Booked: Athens, Greece to Athens, Greece
Jul 23, 2023Jul 28, 2023Booked: Athens to Athens

Babalu Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: €16,500

High price: €23,500

The high and low prices of this yacht depend on both the number of guests and the traveling season. Send us an inquiry for exact pricing.

Yacht terms: Plus Expenses

The price includes a professional crew operating your chartered yacht, but all running expenses such as fuel, tax, provisions and any other costs are extra. Calculate between 15-25% for a sailing yacht and 25-35% for a motor yacht on top of the given rate with an APA cash payment made to the ships agent or captain, who will keep an open tap and produce full accounts of all expenditures. Inquire for more information.

Send us an inquiry to get specific pricing for Babalu.

Babalu Guest Reviews

6-13 August, 2022

Lefteris, George y Maria

Hemos disfrutado de una semana de vacaciones increibles en familia gracias a vosotras. No olvidaremos los exquisitos platos que nos ho preparado george con su habilidad y carino. Gracias a nuestro Capitan, Lefteris su gran conduccion y direccion nos ha dado sorprendidos. Siempre en el mejor lugar. Maria siempre atenta a nuestras peticiones y siempre con una gran sonrisa : D

No olvidaremos nuestras pousadas de cuotas, jugando a la Pocha y a la Escoba, con el vaso siempre lleno y los comentanos de Alejo. Nos ha encantado todos los sitos en los que hemos parado y las buenas recomendaciones de restaurantes y sitios que visitar. Gracias por vuestra profesionalidad y prudencis para estar tan comodos en el barco.

23-30 July, 2022

Thank you all so much for giving us the vacation of a lifetime! YOu guys opened our eyes to a whole new world <3 You all made us feel right at home. Especially thanks to Maria for playing UNO with the kids. all in all trip consisted of great memories and great food.

I had an amazing time and ate amazing food. Thank you!

To our amazing crew
we came here to celebrate two of our kids graduating & going off to college. we had an amazing week of ´family time´. You guys were incredible: thoughtful & accommodating. We will never forget our first boating trip as a family. Thank you for making it special <3

16-22 July, 2022

Dear crew,
Thank you for the amazing experience!! We loved the islands we sailed, enjoyed the delicious food, and felt like home in the boat. You made us feel at home with a royal treatment. I would love to repeat this experience again and would certainly recommend it to friends and family!! Gracias!!

Maria keep up the good work hosting!! George continue with your delicious menus!!
Dear Lefteris Maria & George,
Thank you for hosting us this week and taking good care of us. You are such great hosts and very professional and courteous. We enjoyed so much our time at BABALU and had a great Greek Islands experience. Our warmest gratitude!

25 June-2 July, 2022

Thank you soo much!! that was so much fun! We went to so many islands and so much coll stuff!! It was the BEST!!!

Thank you so much!!! Everything was soo amazing!!! You are all so kind! and the food was cooked to perfection!!!
P.S I will miss you Maria

Our 10 year old said it best!! What a beautiful voyage with such love and care for our family! Our hearts are full. Thank to the crew!! We will miss you all!!!

18-25 June, 2022

What a wonderful trip! Truly a trip of a lifetime great food (George you are the best). Wonderful service fantastic job Maria) and Captain ´Lefty´ took us to the greatest places to enjoy the beautiful sides of the Greek Isles. Our trip has been fantastic, thank you for all the efforts to make this week an unforgettable experience. This has been a great trip . Friends lots of laughs & good food thanks to George. Captain gave us a sense of security. Maria was so sweet & helpful FYI Maria caught the biggest fish!

4-11 June, 2022

Lefteris, George & Maria
Thank you for a wonderful week-and the best birthday ever! The boat is beautiful but you three make it perfect-Maria you always knew when I needed a drink, George your food was so tasty & beautiful plated & Lefteris-your choice of islands-all these resulted in a fabulous trip!!
Thak you for the most fantastic and memorable family vacation. We loved everything about it ans you made it so special!

28 May-4 June, 2022

This was a wonderful week of snorkeling, chess, quality time with family and laughter! We´ve loved getting to explore the islands with the great insight from Captain, George & Maria! Our bellies are full, our skin sunkissed & our hearts excited for a future (hopefully!) trip back! (Also Maria is secretly very good at chess-beware!)

Thank you for such an amazing week! Lefteris, George and Maria you made the trip so wonderful and fun. The food was delicious, the islands were beautiful and we had so many laughs. Hopefully, next time we see you, we are famous with our pickles!

Lefteris, George and Maria-Thank you for a fabulous week! You made us all feel comfortable from the first day of our trip, and anticipated what we would enjoy most each day. The water sports were exciting, the food was amazing, and your company was a delight! We will remember you all and miss our time in Greece!


Lefteris, George and Marina,
Thank you for such a fun week! I am especially thankful for Lefteris bringing me to run early in the morning. George for taking extra time to make sure tha there is always food that I can eat and will like, and Maria for making sure I always had something to drink and snack to eat. I am so lucky that we got to have you all as our crew as it wouldn´t have been the same without you!

23-30 April, 2022

What a start to 2022 season! We have been treated like royalty. It was really over and beyond our expectations. Maria has never let my glass go empty. George has never let me go hungry. And I have felt extremely safe in Lefteris hands. I could take you all home with me. Thank you soooo much. Lots of Love!

We loved you Babalou!

Well what a week!! I couldn´t explain how amazing the week has been. Lefteris, George & Maria has made the whole experience out of this world. It really has been a holiday of lifetime! Thank you so so much.

Thank you, thank you , thank you for the most fabulous week

When do I start... Captain, George & Maria you made above and beyond. The food, the water sports and sightseeing was so much better than expected. Thank you for making my birthday week so special! I have no idea how to explain this experience... Just thank you for making it a trip of a lifetime!

Wow! What an amazing holiday we have had. Captain, George and Maria you are all super and we couldn´t have asked for a better team to share the beautiful Greek islands with. Thank you so much we will never forget Babalu

18-25 September, 2021

Thank you and we had an EPIC time! Captain & the crew were the best!
Fair winds and following seas!

Such an amazing trip. Can, George & Susanna are the best! Words can´t really describe how much fun we had.

Thank you for a fantastic time. Everyone coulnd´t have been nicer. efficient professional and yet we felt like we were with family!! Can and crew ´YOU ROCK´

11-18 September, 2021

Babalu, crew + Captain-Thank you for taking us on a wonderful excursion to islands we could never see otehrwise. We had a wondeful tiime visisting so many beautiful places. Best wishes for future smooth sailing. Thanks again.

Thank you so much Can, George & Susanna. We had such a wonderful trip! The food & hospitality was awesome. Thanks for taking us to see all the beautiful islands that Greece has to offer. Everything was exceptional!

21-28 August 2021

Thanks for this amazing week and for the fabulous treatment. You´re all awesome. We will never forget you!!!

14-21 August, 2021

What an amazing holiday we have had! Thank you so much Can., Susanna & George for an incredible experience. One of the best holidays I have ever had. Will never forget!

Thank you so much for a truly amazing trio! What an incredible boat-superb staff-wonderful scenery-amazing food. We have had an unforgettable holiday. Thank you!

9-14 August 2021

Susana, George and Can thank you all so much for making our trip the best ever! The food was amazing!! We all had such a great time with you all!

3-10 July, 2021

Thank you so much for all your efforts in making this week on board of Babalu an amazing trip. Your attention to details, your prompt care were tremendous! Thanks Susanna for being welcoming and helpful. It made the time go by like we have known you for ages. I can still taste Pina Colada! Delicious. Thanks George for all the delicious meals and for being so understanding with the different requests from the kids and for showing your yummy recipes! And last but not least, thank Can for making us discover Greece´s beautiful sceneries!

26 June-3 July, 2021

A la mejor tripulación del mundo!! Nos habeis metedo como reyes y hemos estado super a gusto!!! Can, George y Susanna nos agradecemos de corazón al maravilloso viaje que con vostra ayuda hemos hecho. Hemos visto de todo, nos bebemos, consumo de maravilla y super bien atendidos. Eso tripu esa eh oeh!!! Un berin enorme y hasta pronto!!!

19-26 SEPT 2020

Dear crew, if it was not paradise it looked a lot like it! Thanks for sharing the Greek beauty, sympathy, History..Magic! In this messy world and crazy timed it made us remember how it could and should be : Simple, Beautiful and crazy..! Wishing you the best for the future ! May our path cross again somewhere in the world to finally find pirates! Thank you BABALU! Eyxaristo poly!

29 AUG - 05 SEPT 2020

Captain: Thank you so much for being a brilliant Captain this week! We re felt very safe with you at the helm! Of course we have to mention the speedboat trips which have been a huge success! It has genuinely been such a good laugh and we really appreciate all your help!
Chef: What would we have done without your fab cooking? There is nothing better than waking up to a lovely breakfast table and in particular to freshly cooked pancakes! A firm favorite are the zucchini frittas which we will miss hugely when we go home, alongside all the fresh fish, salads and much more! Despite the size of the kitchen, you have managed to feed 10 greedy people and we have loved every meal!
Stewardess: You are really a magician! Thank you so much for making our trip incredibly relaxing and for being so friendly all the time! Of course we will really miss your assortment of lovely coffees and fredo espresso! Also thank you for squeezing lots of lemons on girls for blonder hair1 it does seem to have worked 
Thank you all for the best week! We are so sad to leave but are taking many memories from our time on Babalu with us!

15-22 AUG 2020

We would like to thank you all of the crew for your hospitality on the boat you really made our holiday a dream one!

Thank you for teaching us how to ski & fishing. It was an unforgettable experience!
Thank you captain for keeping us above the water and most importantly keeping us safe!
Thank you to hostess for taking care of us and helping us for everywhere!
Thanks to the best chef keeping our bellies full everyday!
Thanks to everyone for making this a very memorable holiday <3
Amazing holiday with a great crew! Thanks to all for making our vacation so special and memorable. We will miss you a lot and we hope to see you again! Love you all <3

8-15 AUG

Hello my favorite Pirates! Thank you for your kind and funny personalities that made this week completely unforgettable! Babalu with you has changed the definition and standards of holiday for us, this means we will have to come back!

25 JUL - 01 AUG 2020

Thank you to the best crew for the most amazing week, we have some incredible memories. The food, service and sailing was second to none, we wanted for nothing.

Our charter of Babalu is now complete and we will definitely be returning. Everyone involved has been first class. This was our first experience of chartering a yacht and right from our initial enquiry with Boatbookings through to our Captain arranging for water taxis to take us from Babalu to Spetses and our villa at the end of our week nothing was too much trouble.
Our crew, looked after all our requirements even though we had a mixed set of needs (vegan, vegetarian and gluten free!)
Captain planned our route and showed us Greek islands and sunsets that you will never see on the normal tourist route.
Babalu is very spacious and being a catamaran it was very stable with more than enough space for us to relax in comfort. From us all, thank you.

01 - 07 Aug2020

What a fantastic week on Babalu! Big emotions on the boat – we laughed a lot, amazing crew especially for the ice coffee and tea! Beautiful landscapes, bays and caves!
Awesome food! Lovely catamaran! Unique sailing with dolphins and turtles! Thank you Babalu and is super crew!

04 - 17 JUL 2020

The most amazing crew and boat that we ´ve seen in Greece!! It was literally the best summer holidays we have ever had!! We look forward to sail with you again!!!!

Thank you for everything and much love to our best crew! <3

05 - 09 JUN. 2020

Thank you for all those moments we will always remember, with people we will never forget!!
Hope our paths will cross again :) <3

06 - 13 JULY 2019

With sincere thanks <3 We want to tell you all how thankful we are for a trip of a lifetime in Greece!! From the moment we walked onboard Babalu we felt so happy and comfortable!! The islands were all so beautiful and explained so many aspects of life in Greece. The food is something we will ALWAYS remember Nenetta poured her heart and soul into every meal, especially Adam’s Birthday cake!!! Playing “Bullshit” with Nikos was so memorable. Suzanne couldn’t have done enough for us. Always taking care of us! The long journey on rough sea’s was quite an adventure. We are grateful that Nikos had the experience to get us all safety back. Your kindness, patience and love will be remembered by all of us!!! Until we meet again… We feel you like family now and we are wishing you the best!!
Ashley, Jessica, Adam, Lori, Lexi, Michael, Mike and Joy

This trip will be remembered for a lifetime! One of us will not remember the first day and ½ , but she will never forget Nenetta saved her food! We became friends fast and had great times! Hopefully, you have learned new skills from us, like making a fantastic cocktail to being able to play “Bullshit” like an expert! We have learned much from you, one how to be a fabulous cook, how to sail a boat through rough seas, and how to enjoy a vacation of a lifetime. Thank you for all you have done. We cannot wait for your visit to the States. We will always have room for you at our home.

29 JUNE - 06 JULY 2019

Thank you so much for the wonderful trip, Nikos, Nenetta and Susanna. Everything was super fun, especially fishing and the tubes!! I hope we will make an experience like this again!! Thank you for everything!
P.S: Nenetta the food was amazing!!!
Carolina <3

Thank you for everything. This vacation was the best we had so far and the food was amazing!!
Much love,
Naomi

22-29 JUNE 2019

What an amazing experience we had on the Babalu! From the beginning the crew made sure we had a great time from boarding in Athens to the many islands which the kids named for themselves. We had a wonderful experience at each island. Waters was beautiful. Snorkeling was awesome. Can’t say enough about the food!! Each meal seemed to be better than the last. Lots of stories told. Lots of liquids drank! What happened in Greece stays in Greece Thank you Captain Niko, Nenetta, Susana for making this experience better than expected! I appreciate you making us feel like family. We will be back to visit our Greek (and Spanish) family soon.

15-22 JUNE 2019

What a week on the beautiful Babalu!! It far exceeded our expectations and it was an experience we will never forget. Niko, thank you for being such an amazing captain and for all the time you spent tubing and skiing with us. Nenetta, your food was incredible – you took us on a culinary tour and not just a sailing trip. Susana, thank you for keeping Babalu so beautiful for us, and for always being there to help us out with whatever were doing never without a smile. Action packed days on crystal blue waters, great swims, laughs and fun. We cannot wait to be back! We will miss you Babalu and fantastic crew,
THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING! <3
Much love from South Africa
Efharisto & Geia sou
Mike, Sandra, Rhys, Sarah, Nina, Juis and Dave

24 - 31 MAY 2019

Maiden Voyage Original Babalu Crew

I feel so blessed to be on the maiden voyage of the Babalu!! She is an amazing yacht with the best captain and crew in the Mediterranean. Thank you for putting up with us for the week we will remember this trip forever.
Scott + Tara Roseman, Loonis, California, USA

Amazing trip aboard the Babalu!! The crew took such a good care of us as we celebrated the 50th Birthday and Zoth anniversary. Once in a lifetime trip, LOVED IT!!!
Lisa Danes <3

Love, Love, Love Nikos and Neneta! Babalu was amazing and the crew made our holidays unforgettable!!! <3

Babalu Sample Menu