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What are the basic requirements in order to charter a sailboat?In order to charter a sailboat without a skipper (bare-boat), two people from the crew need to have a sailing certificate, that are granted by sailing schools. Law also allows a single diploma, but in this case a second person is required to have substantial experience on sailing. This person will need to fill in and sign an official statement describing the experience she/he has attained. If needed, we will provide you with this statement before charter begins.
What is included in the charter price? Check In/Out?
- Yacht charter
- Yacht equipment under the inventory list
- Complete safety and galley equipment
- Dinghy with outboard engine
- Gas, Blankets & Pillows, Bed linen & Towels per person
- Cost of Hire Charges board, in-port levy on the first and last day of the charter, insurance and tax
- Price does not include fuels, which are paid on disembarkation date, upon refilling yacht's fuel deposit
- Refundable deposit is withheld on embarkation day from credit card of the charterer (or in cash, upon your request). It covers any damages or equipment loss, caused by the charterer to the yacht, up to the deposit amount. On day of return, deposit is waived (or cash returned) provided no damages. In case of damages (or loss equipment) the amount held is equal to the value of the damage.
- Price does not include End cleaning (25 € per cabin), it is paid in cash on embarkation day
- Payments by Credit or Debit Cards have surcharge 1%
- Embarkation time: 17:00 hrs/Disembarkation time: 09:00 hrs
- Yacht must be back on the base one day before the end of the charter, by 18:00 hrs the latest
Ten good reasons to sail in Greece
- Greece has the longest coast line in Europe (actually longer than rest of Europe has in total)
- Hundreds of islands to visit, approximately 1.400, but not all of them inhabited
- Great variety of sailing areas with different weather conditions (calm, windy with or without waves, etc.)
- You can find an ancient monument in almost any place, land or island
- Greek cuisine
- Traditional music, famous worldwide
- The particular culture of people in the islands, affected by micro-climate and landscape
- People sail in these waters since the age of Ulysses, maybe even longer. You can follow the myth..
- You can have a midday nap under the sun, at any time of the day
- Sailing with dolphins
Sailing and weather tips
- During the summer, the weather usually deteriorates from the west. In case the clouds are coming from the west avoid traveling and prefer a safe harbor. Nevertheless, it rains very rarely.
- When traveling near the shore, keep speed below five knots. Pay close attention to other boats, accidents have been reported in the past. Also be cautious for shallow waters and for swimmers when entering bays.
- Be willing to help other people traveling by sea (other boats) and requesting so.
- In case of strong winds, do not use the engine to navigate the yacht against it.
- Always keep reserve of fuel and water (extra fuel is always provided on the yacht). Most probably you will need reserve of water more often than fuel.
- Children under 14 years old should always ware the life jacket
- Protect yourself and especially children from the sun (sun block, sun glasses, T-shirt).
- Before starting your trip always check oil and lubricants in the engine. If not sure, contact the yacht owner for help.
- Check the level of battery consumption regularly. If anchored for more than two days, turn on the engine for 2 hours to re-charge batteries.
What items will I need to bring on yacht?Personal items required for each member of the crew in order to ensure safety and a pleasant trip:
- A hat with a cord to protect loss from wind (we recommend hat with a wide eye-shade).
- Dark sunglasses with protective lanyard (i.e. tied with a string around the neck against fall and loss).
- Plenty of high protection sun block (cream, oil, etc.). In addition, after sun lotion is also useful.
- Swimming suits, usually two or more, light color summer clothes (shorts, T-shirts, etc.).
- Wind and water proof protection jacket and pants are needed, especially the former. If possible, carry more than one of each, because if they get wet during a sailing trip, it is important to change to dry clothes, in order to keep comfortable and warm. The evening on the yacht can be chilly, bring some warm clothes with long sleeves.
- Pay special attention to shoes that you will bring! Besides flip flops and other summer footwear, it is important that you bring non-slippery shoes. Prefer sport shoes with white soles as black soles leave marks on deck. Sandals (non-slippery) are practical and light, but bring the risk of finger injuries. In all cases, sailing specialized “deck shoes” are always a safe (and stylish) solution.
- Your favorite music (CDs) and books
- Yachts have limited space for storing large bulk items such as hard-sided suitcases. It is advised to pack everything in soft traveling bags.
Food and beverageTwo main principles should be considered when getting food and beverage supplies for the sailing trip:
- Fridge capacities are rather limited, estimate the amount of fresh groceries accordingly
- Always keep salty snacks on board (crackers,biscuits, toasted bread, etc.) to help prevent sea sickness to the crew, especially during traveling
- Breakfast: Bread and biscuits; honey, marmalade; Cheese and ham slices to make sandwiches; Cheese pie from the local bakeries
- Meals during sailing: sandwiches, biscuits, crackers, fruits
- Dinner: Usually the main meal during sailing holidays. Prefer dishes that are fast and easy to cook like spaghetti, rice and etc, but also be tempted to cook the fishes that you caught yourself. Kitchen utensils, plates, glasses and cutlery are provided on the yacht
- In addition, consider that you will be able to buy fresh meat and other fresh ingredients from your destination ports. It is recommended to buy most quantities of non perishable food before the charter starts.
- Let's not forget about the basic ingredients like olive oil, salt, spices, sugar, coffee and do prefer Greek products
- For those who enjoy it, but be careful, because it will increase nausea and remember: “Do not drink and drive”, it is against the law
- Use bottled water for drinking and always keep a reserve (estimate around two liters per person per day)
- You will also need lot of ice. You can buy it at the gas stations or kiosks. Don’t by more than 2-3 bags because it takes a lot of space in the fridge. Re-fill every 2 days.
What sort of medicine might be required?Every yacht is equipped with first aid kit that contains anti-nausea pills, aspirins and etc. But, always bring your prescribed medicines in sufficient quantities to be on the safe side. It’s good to be prepared against insect and jellyfish bites, headaches caused by the sun, sea sickness (nausea) and burns.
Other items necessary on board
- Sanitary paper, paper towels, shampoo, soap,thoth paste, waste bags..
- Snorkeling and water-activities equipment. Probably kids on board will appreciate sea fun (please always under adult supervision)
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