See what our guests are saying about their time aboard our ship.

I go to Idylle for six years.
Thank you because I’ve seen beautiful little islands.
Even if sometimes I got a little sea sick I still liked it.
The captain is very serious but he’s also funny.
A heart ❤️🌼
— "Trip advisor" comments & art from an almost 6 year old girl.
Enjoyed every bit of the trip. Next time we will sail to Ireland as we were hooked on sailing now! Good fun… till we meet again.
— Eamon and Liz from Ireland, 10/2015
We are glad we’ve met you.
You gave us great memories.
Greetz & hope seeing you again soon
— Felice (14), Geert & Marina from the Netherlands, 08/2015
Sailing with “Salty Dog” around the Greek island was my best vacation ever!! It was a unique adventure and I can’t wait to do it again!! Thanks Captain Thomas and crew!!
— Eleni Panopoulou from Greece, 11/2014
We had so much fun on the sailing trip! Thank you for sharing your knowledge of the islands with us and making sure we had an amazing time! We would love to do it again. Good sailing.
— Marcus & Rebecca from USA, 09/2014
Captain Thomas,
Thank you SO much for the wonderful adventure! We enjoyed your boat, your coffee and especially your personality!☺
We enjoyed taking part in the sailing duties and the patience you took with us. We would love to sail with you again and will certainly recommend you to anyone who would like an adventure.
… for all you do! “Efxaristo para poli”

Aloha! “Love & Good Bye” 

— Caroline & Connie from from Hawaii, USA, 06/2014
Thank you so much for an amazing vacation in Greece! We loved all the insights you provided on the islands, restaurants, shops etc. We loved taking part in the sailing duties ☺ We want to come back again in warmer water! *
Have a great summer
*( In May the sea might still be pretty refreshing!)
— Angela, Kristin H, Elaine, Kristin J. from USA, 05/2014
...the winds, the water, the swimming and the relaxation were wonderful! Thank you also for your knowledge and skill - we always felt safe!! ☺
Thomas, thank you for showing me how to sail.
Thank you for the amazing trip.
— Teri, Michael (aged 12) from USA, 08/2012
Dear Captain Thomas,
We just wanted to say thank you for making our first cruise in the Greek isles so much fun.
Thanks for taking care of us in the force 7-8 winds-you made it seem easy.
 Our parents also had a great time and really enjoyed dinner last night -that was a special treat.
 Hope to see you again next year!
— Kelly - aged 1 year Tommy - aged 6 months (Idylle's youngest crew ever)
Your stories & witty barter are endlessly entertaining…
I’m so glad the stars aligned & that we ended up on your boat out of all the boats in Greece!
Lots of love
— Angela L
Thank you so much for a wonderful week. We loved swimming in the middle of the ocean and were particularly thrilled with our diving experience from the front of the boat - It made us feel like kids again! We hope we will return to experience again the beauty that is the Greek Islands.
All the very best
— Helen, Peter, Danny and Kathleen from Australia, 09/2015
We had a great time the last 10 days! The Little Cyclades you showed us were even more beautiful than we thought they would be. And of course, not to forget, the little bays where we had lunch and a little swim. We hope you enjoyed this trip with us because we did!!!
Thanks for everything Thomas
— Menno, José, Inéz (17), Wandert (15) & Bonne Plaisier (13) from the Netherlands, 08/2015
Thank so very much for this adventurous sailing trip. It was even better than we had imagined it to be. You are a great character to sail with. Thank you for all the advice and unique stories. We definitely had a great time.
— Ann-Kristin & Ryan from USA, 09/2014
Dearest Skip Thomas,
What a trip, what a sailboat, what a fantastic You, and what a soul trip with Idylle!
We feel blessed, happily overwhelmed and we are so glad that you brought us out in this beautiful sea landscape.
Thank you for the most calm and safe trip with magic experience.
Thanks for giving us trust to sail your boat and a special thank you from Kim who was the co-skipper.
 Lot’s of love from all of us from Stavanger & Oslo.
— Elisabeth Svela, Eivind Klemetsen, Kim André Krabbe, Elisabeth Remme, Bente Løyning, Hanne Aarhus, Torbjørg Haavik, Kjetil Djuvik, Ingrid H. Bekkevold, Kirsten Albretsen, Mc Svein M, Wenche Meinich-Bache from Norway, 09/2014
Thank you SO much for sharing your knowledge of the seas and the islands… May you enjoy fair winds & following seas as you continue on your journey! Much Aloha
— Barb & Bob from Hawaii, USA 06/2014
After ten days together with you, celebrating our honeymoon in the Cyclades, we’ve to say: There’s no better place, better environment or better atmosphere than on SaltyDog’s Idylle!
Forget the Maldives, Mauritius, Seychelles...Thomas and his boat is much better.
The “Idylle I” IS the BEST honeymoon suite on earth!
We had an unforgettable time, saw the best places and Thomas made everything possible.
Thanks Thomas and see you in Asia soon. We also have nice waters, bays and sometimes wind.
— Bonnie and Marc from Hong Kong-Germany, 08-2013
Merci beaucoup Thomas pour cette semaine: ton bateau porte vraiment bien son nom!
Thank you very much Thomas for this week: the name of your boat is really the image of the experience!
All the best for you.
— Laurent grom France, 07/2012
Thank you so very much for a spectacular week. The kids loved sailing & swimming in the Aegean and your guidance on the islands was greatly appreciated! We hope you enjoyed David’s lunches & our company. Best wishes on your future journeys. Thank you from everyone
— David, Joanne, Julia & Christian from USA, 09/2015
Thank you so much for a fantastic trip around some beautiful islands in the Aegean. The itinerary worked brilliantly with some memorable stops and suited us perfectly. Well done for your patience with our lack of sailing experience and getting us through the gale force 6-8 B winds! We also enjoyed the excellent Greek eating experience with our late night dining and sailing tales.
— Tim, Mandy, Oliver, Naomi and Lucy Parris-Piper Auckland from New Zealand, 06/2015
Thank you so much for the amazing sailing experience! This kind of vacation is something so many people dream about it and it was better than we could have thought. Definitely something we will want to do again! Hopefully by then, Nate will have learned not to stir his Greek coffee ☺
— Nate & Andrea from USA, 09/2014
The best private yacht charters in Greece, no doubt about it, my recommendation from my heart‬‬
— Kim André Krabbe from Norway 09/2014 (It is an honour for SaltyDog to be recommended by such a great Nordic sailor!)
Thank u so much for the great experience!
It was unforgettable and really cool! I hope to see u again on your board or welcome to Moscow!
— Julia and Roman from Russia, Honeymoon cruise with Friends, 06/2013
White boat, blue water, jewels each day. No better guide and captain than Thomas. Thank you for sharing your beautiful country.
Many people see the Greek Islands but only those who sail with captain Thomas truly experience them. Whether its exploring a new swimming spot or having friends in every port to keep an eye on the spaces left in the harbor, one can never go wrong relaxing and trusting Thomas’s guidance every time the winds change.
Many thanks!
You da man!
With great respect and affection,
Kali, Kalos, Kala, Kalo!!!
☺ Efharisto Thomas
— Brad and Cynthia, Laura and Brandon, Matthew and Danielle, Owen and Rhonda from USA, 09/2012