Charter Guide

The key to a successful yacht charter experience is to know the crucial aspects for planning a yacht charter trip. Here’s a complete guide to book the perfect boat in the perfect way.

Charters are from Saturday-Saturday, please select the dates accordingly.

Price per week

Boat Types

Monohull boats, are ideal for single families with children, or two couples holidays. The biggest advantage of a sailboat is their performance and maneuverability. Also their budgets are generally much more affordable than other options. From race boats to small cruisers they have a wide range of options in models and equipment.

The main advantage of a motor yacht is their speed. This means you can get quickly from one destination to another and spend the extra time relaxing on beaches or exploring secluded bays, taking day trips or go snorkeling in crystal clear waters. Besides their speed, one more great advantage is their stability and comfort because of their greater cruising autonomy. Because of their lower draught, they make anchoring in shallow bays an easy task. Other advantages include a spacious interior with plenty of headroom and a great view from the fly bridge. Also, motor yachts have no dependency on wind speed and allow you to always be the one who chooses the next destination, at any given time.

A major advantage of catamarans, both power and sail, is their minimal draft which allows you to tuck up close to a beach or anchor in shallow areas. Below decks, catamarans offer plenty of space, which makes them a perfect choice for a larger group of people or families. Catamarans are considerably more stable than a sailing yacht. They do not bang back and forth in swells, which makes them super comfortable and puts them on the list of all-time favorite boats for all of you who suffer from sea sickness! However, catamarans also have their disadvantages: A wide beam can make it difficult to find room at a dock. A crowded anchorage can also represent a challenge. Chartering a catamaran is more costly but the extra space allows more friends to split costs.

Charter gulets are prefect for people who want a hassle-free, relaxed and comfortable sailing holiday. They offer more comfort than any other sailing boat, more space and more privacy. These vessels though having sails, are more often propelled by their strong engines so the chances for sea-sickness are slim when on board a gulet. They come fully crewed and are made with high ceilings, wide corridors, comfortable cabins with en suite toilets, spacious indoor salon with galley and bar, and plenty of space in outdoor cushioned lounging areas. The outside areas are shaded, and the cabins are mostly double bedded. They are perfect for large groups.

Dinghy Tips

It can be a pretty simple task to inflate an inflatable boat. However, there are a few guidelines that you need to follow to make sure that you do it right. Otherwise, you run the risk of over-inflating or under-inflating your blow up. Follow these procedures on how to inflate your boat for a safer, more satisfying ride:

  1. Determine the size boat that you want to inflate. If it is to large to blow manually, use an air compressor or an air pump. If you are using a small boat like those for children, then make sure that you take slow deep breaths between each blow. Do not rush in inflating it. Also, make sure that the port to which you will put in your mouth is thoroughly cleaned so that you don't transfer germs into your mouth. Disinfect the openings with alcohol first before you let it inside your mouth.

  2. For larger boats get an air compressor. Inspect the overall appearance of the boat first. Make sure that there are no visible damages, holes or torn parts.

  3. Open all the valves of the boat. Set aside the covers and make sure that you can return it to where they should be after inflating.

  4. Choose a valve to begin.Working on it on a clockwise direction as you go around all the valves in the boat helps you not to miss any opening. Fill each chamber with the right amount of air. Over filling one chamber affects the balance and stability of the boat in water so make sure that air is evenly distributed to all the chambers.

  5. After filling all the chambers with the right amount of air, recheck the boat by going around it again, this time, in a counter-clockwise direction. Make sure that each chamber is filled evenly with air when you inflate your inflatable boat.

What To Bring

Less Is More
First and foremost –keep in mind that storage space on a sailing vessel is usually limited and not conducive to hard-sided suitcases. Please bring soft sided luggage as hard sided luggage can damage the glossy varnished woodwork and floors. It’s a good idea to chose bags with wheels or bags which have a collapsible trolley for ease of transport. Just remember –pack light!

Clothes For Sailing
When it comes to choose what kind of clothes to bring with you, we have the following advice: “Bring half of the clothes and twice the amount of money that you think you’ll need!” Pack your bag and if it is uncomfortable for you to carry it then you’ve packed way too much! You will need casual wear such as shorts, T-shirts, swimwear and shoes that can get wet with saltwater. It’s a good idea to include a windproof jacket in case of stronger winds. Closed non-slip shoes are a must for safety on board!For early and late season sailing -before mid May and after September, a fleece/sweater and some warm trousers may be necessary and it’s wise to include wet weather gear too -just in case!

Toiletries And Medication
Don’t forget to bring a sun hat, sunglasses and most important -include plenty of sunscreen as you will be spending a lot of time in the open! Although most yachts have a basic first aid kit, it is a good idea to carry one of your own which should include travel sickness pills, antiseptic cream, insect repellent, antihistamine cream/gel for insect bites and anything else you personally may need. For those passengers who need certain medications, be sure to bring enough for the length of the trip, and perhaps extra in case of emergency.

Don't forget to bring your passport, aswell as a copy of y