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Our charter department offers its customers an excellent service in the area where Mediterranean Sea embraces Aegean Sea with blue bays and pine forests. Traditional gulets, sailing yachts, motor yachts, catamarans, sloops, schooners, ketches and tirhandils are a few examples of the yachts we charter. For experiencing an unforgettable voyage in turquoise bays, our highly skilled team that you can contact 7/24, will fulfill your needs complete and in time and ensures this blue cruise to turn into an excellent experience in your memories.

For us, choosing the right yacht, itinerary planning, and making plans is a customized project that should be prepared with interpersonal communication. In this context, all the departments of us work in coordination with each other to serve you with highest standards. The yachts you see in our web site are only the small proportion of our whole portfolio. Please do not hesitate to contact our experienced customer representatives to decide on a customized yacht charter.

FAQ Frequently asked questions about chartering a yacht

Charter rates are quoted per week for the hire of the yacht. Seven days is generally the minimum charter period accepted by yachts, but charters can be for any duration over seven days. During low season periods some yachts may consider charters of less than seven days. Charters commence from noon onwards on the first day and terminate by noon on the last day. For example, a charter contracted to commence at noon on 1st June and terminate at noon on 8th June constitutes a one week charter. High season rates apply to July / August ,Mid season rates apply to June and September Low season rates apply to May and November.

The yacht will be provided to the charterer in full commission and with all necessary equipment, properly insured for marine risks and managed by a crew, whose wages, food and clothing are for the owner’s account. All other operating expenses are payable by the charterer and comprise (but are not restricted to) the following items: fuel and lubricating oils for the yacht, her tenders and motorised water toys; local taxes; pilotage; port, harbour and marina dues; customs clearance; water and electricity; personal laundry; all provisions, wines, beers, spirits, soft drinks and consumables including satellite telecommunication if any for the charterer’s party. Please note that, occasionally, a yacht may offer a variation on the terms described above.

All charters are subject to a fully executed contract, so once the availability for your chosen yacht has been verified, you will receive a Charter Agreement for signature. If your chosen cruising itinerary necessitates embarking or disembarking from a point other than the yacht’s home port, positioning charges (delivery and redelivery fees) may be required. These charges, if applicable, will be confirmed in advance and affirmed in the Charter Agreement, together with any taxes that may apply.

A deposit of 50% of the total charter fee is payable by bank transfer on signature of the Charter Agreement. This confirms your booking. The remaining 50%, plus an Advance Provisioning Allowance, together with any taxes, delivery/redelivery fees and any additionally agreed charges, is payable by bank transfer one month before the charter commences.

Every detail counts. Several weeks before you board your yacht, we will ask you to complete a detailed questionnaire describing the preferences and special needs of all the members of your party, such as dietary or medial requirements, details of any allergies, and your sporting or entertainment requests. This will enable us and the crew of your chosen yacht to ensure that everything possible is done to make your charter a fabulous experience.

Most yachts are very welcoming to children and some are equipped with chidren in mind. However, a few yachts may stipulate a minimum age for children and/or have a requirement for a nanny to be on board during the charter. The crew cannot provide childminding or babysitting services.

Smoking is not permitted inside most yachts. However please consult us for verification, as this policy may vary on certain yachts. For safety reasons, smoking in cabins and staterooms is prohibited on all yachts.

Crew gratuities are discretionary, although it is customary for a charterer who has enjoyed the kind and attentive service of an obliging crew to extend a gratuity. Crew gratuities are normally in the region of 10% of the charter fee, but can be adjusted up or down according to your level of satisfaction. The best way to ensure that all crew members receive equal recognition is to entrust the distribution of gratuities to the captain. In this way, inconspicuous crew members such as engineers and culinary staff, who make an important contribution to your safety and enjoyment, will not be overlooked.

 

Exploring the beauty on the land

Sightseeing on foot would be relaxing in green land. You may ask the crew to take you to coast to have the benefits of long walks around. Please inform the crew about your leaving on board due to security reasons.

Ancient ruins

You are so lucky that there are lots of ancient ruins on blue voyage routes waiting for your visit. Please ask the crew to get some information on the places to see. You may also inform us before you book your charter on your special requirements on the ancient places to recomend the best route for your interests.

Water sports

Most of the yachts have the options for water ski, jet ski, ringo etc. which are charged extra. Please check the specs of the yachts if you require water sports before you book your charter. If the yacht does not have water sports equipment you may contact your captain to call a water sports center close by according to your needs. Water sports activities are not allowed in some of the bays due to security reasons. You will be informed by your captain about these areas.

Canoe and wind surf: These water sport activities are available in most of the yachts. It is highly recommended to stay in the view of the crew due to your security reasons. Otherwise please inform the crew about your direction.

Scuba diving: If you give us a notice during your booking process, you may do scuba diving on the route if available.

Fishing: Most of the yachts have fishing equipment on board. You may spend your time and enjoy yourself by catching some fish.

Snorkelling: Crystal clear waters are waiting for you to explore. This easy activity is suitable almost for everbody.

Read the books you always wanted

It is the best time for you to read the books you always wanted. Do not forget to bring them with you.

  1. Travel documents

If you’re traveling outside your home country, make sure you’ve got the necessary travel documents in order and ready to go: passports or visas, tickets, and cash/credit cards.

  1. Use soft-sided bags only; never hard-sided, square bags.

Luggage storage space on almost all boats is limited, and hard-sided bags can cause damage to teak decks and other wood trim. Soft duffels can be folded up and stowed after you’re unpacked. Soft bags with wheels are acceptable, but should be handled with care onboard to avoid damage to the yacht.

  1. Fill your medium-sized soft-sided bag with everything you want to bring – then reduce it by half

The single most common mistake people make on a yacht-charter vacation is bringing too much stuff. On all but very formal charters, the lifestyle is very casual. Especially in tropical or warm-weather locales, you won’t need to bring too many clothes to meet your daily needs.

  1. Shoes: Street, boat, and water

Almost all yachts forbid the wearing of street shoes aboard, and most have dedicated baskets or lockers for street-shoe storage, and either go barefoot or wear flip flops or some other clean, comfortable, light-soled shoes aboard.

For swimming in places where there are sharp rocks or sea urchins, bring a pair of water shoes.

  1. Bathing suits (You’ll live in them)

During a day of sailing, your attire will likely consist of bathing suits and a simple cover up of some sort. Even going ashore for dinner doesn’t usually require a change out of the garb you’re wearing during the day, unless you’re feeling the need to freshen up.

  1. Fins, mask and snorkel

If the yacht you’ll be sailing on or the charter company does not provide them, bring your own. If you plan to spend a lot of time in the water, you may want to consider a lightweight wetsuit jacket to stay warm while snorkeling, especially in fringe-season months.

  1. Cover ups, street clothes

Tee shirts, tank tops, or sarongs for women are all a good bet to wear over bathing suits and protect you from the sun. For leg protection, plan on shorts, jeans, or other lightweight long pants; those that have removable, zip-on or –off legs so they can be either shorts or long pants are very handy. For shore clothes, you can “go as you are” almost anywhere in the Greek islands – shorts, tees, jeans. The only exception is if you choose to visit a church or a monastery, where conservative dress is required – covered legs and arms. At such places they generally have racks of clothing for visitors to don when they arrive.

Ladies, if you do feel the need to dress for dinner, sundresses are good—or simple lightweight slacks and shirts. Capri pants are cool and comfortable. For men, lightweight slacks and tees or cotton shirts are fine. For all, jeans are fine everywhere.

  1. Lightweight sweater or fleece

Most of our charters are during the warm summer months. In the early spring or late fall months, warm fleece, leggings, socks, and a warm sweater should be added to this list, as nights can get quite cool

  1. Sunscreen, hats, sunglasses.

Avoid packing sunscreens containing oil, which can stain both teak decks and canvas deck and sunbed cushions.

  1. Washcloths

Not all charter companies provide them, and in Greece most people use island-harvested sponges instead, so they’re difficult to find. Almost all charter yachts include linens (sheets and towels); some provide beach towels (Stressbuster does). Ask, and if beach towels won’t be provided, bring one of your own.

  1. Lightweight foul weather gear

Bring a waterproof jacket and pants if you have them.

  1. Earplugs

If you’re a noise-sensitive sleeper, earplugs can work for you.

  1. Electronics

Ipods: Ask if the boat you’ve chartered has a stereo system to which these can be hooked up (Most crewed yachts do).

Chargers: Ask if you’ll be able to recharge your cameras, computers, and other electronics onboard. The voltage in Europe is 220V so check if you will need a converter plug.

Hair dryers: If you absolutely can’t travel without one, ask if your vessel has one onboard.

  1. Seasickness remedies

Unless you want to be very sleepy, we suggest the “non-drowsy” formulas. Even for people who don’t get seasick, taking something on the morning of the day you board is a good idea – it will give your body a chance to get used to and adapt to the motion of the boat. Discuss these with your physician and/or pharmacist before using.

  1. Medications

Foreign prescriptions are not honored at pharmacies, so make sure you bring what you need.

And last but not least, organization helps. Fold and stack your clothes in groups – shirts, tank tops, shorts, long pants, bathing suits, and undergarments, for instance. Vacuum-bagging clothes in plastic bags or rolling items up will save space. And remember, no matter where you charter, there are almost always laundry facilities available onshore!