Frequently asked questions
How do I book my charter holidays?
Now is a good time to start arranging your charter holidays. We are here to help you every step of the way to make it a seamless and enjoyable process.
Start by working out who is coming with you and how many cabins you’d like.
Once you know how many people will be on board, you’ll be in a position to know if you should charter a monohull yacht or a catamaran. There are pros and cons to each: catamarans are bigger and better suited to kids, but they’re less fun under sail than a monohull.
Knowing which sailing area interests you and if you prefer a bareboat or crewed charter, will help us advise you which yacht suits your needs and send you an offer with possible choices.
When you inform us which specific boat from our offer interests you, an option will be placed on the yacht for a few days in order to secure the availability to give you time to think of all the details for your decision.
As soon as you send us a written confirmation, we will prepare a Booking Confirmation with all the information including the payment information, extras and the security deposit.
From the moment when the Advanced Payment has been received, your booking is secured in our system.
What is the difference between a Bareboat and a Crewed yacht charter?
A bareboat yacht charter enables you to hire a catamaran or monohull from our fleet, sail it yourself and be fully responsible for the boat and your trip. Bareboat yacht charters offer you freedom and privacy to sail at your own pace and enjoy newly discovered swimming places, authentic local bars or spectacular sunsets. The Greek Authorities require a minimum of one sailing license/certification and one experienced crew member as co-skipper for bareboat charters.
For those without a valid certificate for bareboat sailing or just want to relax a little bit more on your sailing holiday – you can choose a charter with a skipper or a crewed yacht charter holiday. While having the flexibility of deciding your own sailing route with the comfort of knowing experienced crew is on board to guide you through any rough seas and to recommend the little-known spots that make sailing in Greece such an amazing experience!
What days and times do charters start/end at?
Our charters are offered Saturday to Saturday. Depending on the yacht’s booking plan however, there may be a chance we could accommodate other embarking/disembarking dates, so feel free to ask!
Check-in starts on Saturday at 17:00. If you wish to start your charter earlier than 17:00 please notify us so we can advise on availability.
Charters end on Saturday at 09:00 (disembarkation from the boat). You will need to be back at your designated finishing base by Friday at 17:00 (because of procedures like diver inspection, refueling etc.).
What is included in the price I am quoted?
The price includes the use of the yacht and its equipment (as per each yacht's inventory list), marine insurance, all taxes & currently applicable VAT. The quote will also include any compulsory extras including for example end of charter cleaning fees.
The price does not include fuel consumption, water consumption, provisions, transportation to/from the yacht and any port fees in your itinerary (excluding the fees of your embarkation/disembarkation port). Any items stated as "extra costs" for example one-way fees, skipper's or hostess/cook's fees and extra equipment is also charged separately.
What is the Security Deposit & Insurance for?
All our yachts are comprehensively insured against damage to the hull, machinery and/or equipment including third party cover. The security deposit ensures that you are responsible only for that amount of money for any loss or damage that may be caused during your charter.
The value of the security deposit varies depending on the size of the yacht or catamaran you are renting. If no insurable event occurs during your sailing holiday, the deposit is returned.
You have the option to insure your refundable deposit through EIS insurance company. In case you insure your deposit and a damage takes place, then you pay the amount of the loss or damage AND you are refunded in full (minus deductible) by the insurance company. You can read more detailed information in www.eis-insurance.com
Insure your security deposit here: Deposit Insurance
What do I need to bring with me?
The key for sailing charters is simplicity and a minimum of unneeded extras. Casual and breezy beach attire is certainly the order of the day on deck, though for evenings ashore, slacks or a sundress are more appropriate. Rubber soled shoes as opposed to hard soles are recommended aboard our yachts, so bring boat shoes or tennis shoes. For cool or windy evenings, a windbreaker comes in handy and depending on the time of year you are sailing a long-sleeved shirt or two just in case you feel chilly is a good idea.
Above all, protection from the sun is vital – lots of suntan lotion, wide-brimmed hats or sailing caps, and loose-fitting cotton cover-ups. Don't forget to pack it all in soft-shell baggage for easy onboard storage.
What if I have to cancel?
Cancellation fees are calculated depending on the period of time between the date of cancellation and the departure date as follows:
a) More than 90 days before embarkation, 30% to the total charter fee.
b) Between 90-30 days before embarkation, 50% to the total charter amount.
c) Less than 30 days before embarkation, 100% to the total charter amount.