No. All equipment needed by the skipper is already provided with the boat. The only exception is if you'd like to be involved in the sailing then you may wish to bring a pair of gloves.
What is a typical day? +
Our days are at a leisurely pace and we suggest sailing routes that allow us to take our time so if there are dolphins and turtles we'll slow down so you can watch and take photos or if you'd like another swim we can do that.
On a private yacht tour you decide how much time you want on islands or out swimming from the boat each day.
Typically we leave harbour 9.30-11am and arrive between 2-6pm. We stop frequently so you can jump in the water for swims and water fun. Allow 2 hours from morning departure to a swim stop, lunch at the swimstop for 2 hours, then 2 hours to our destination harbour.
For guests interested in sailing we'll make our plans around the expected wind speed and direction so you can enjoy being under sail for a bit longer.
For our cabin bookings, the departure time is around 10am and the arrival time is around 4pm.
Where can we sail from? +
We sail from Dubrovnik and Split in Croatia, and Athens, Lavrion and Corfu in Greece.
What is not included in a Fifty Sails holiday? +
Airfares, Food/beverages for yourselves and crew, Yacht running costs, Crew gratuity is at your discretion, pre and post tour accommodation, Transfers unless otherwise listed in our offer.
Croatia - how much money should i budget for food and yacht running costs? +
The average for a 6-8 guest party will be HRK 500.00 per adult per day. This amount includes estimates for all breakfasts, lunches, evening meals, wine with dinner, and the yacht and skipper running costs. Add HRK 200.00 per adult per day for Private Yacht Tour Catamarans.
Greece - how much money should i budget for food and yacht running costs? +
The average for a 6-8 guest party will be EUR 65.00 per adult per day. This amount includes estimates for all breakfasts, lunches, evening meals, wine with dinner, and the yacht and skipper running costs. Add EUR 15 per adult per day for private yacht tour Catamarans.
Can I be involved in the sailing route of the private charter trip? +
You will be involved in deciding the route of the Islands and places you visit. The skipper will be making recommendations and suggestions throughout the week to guide and help you.
If there is a specific Island you would like to visit during your charter please let him or her know on the first day.
Do I need travel insurance? +
Travel insurance isn't a requirement of these holidays but we always recommend having adequate travel insurance for your own holiday plans.
What category of insurance do I need? +
When searching for travel insurance for yachting holidays, we are not operating a cruise. (Insurance companies charge extra for cruises) and we are always in Coastal waters.
Is land always in sight? +
Yes. We are island hopping in Coastal waters with land always in sight.
Croatia - what are mooring fees? And how much should we budget? +
Mooring fees are the boat version of parking a car and have already been included in our currency budgeting FAQ. Mooring fees are charged by the National Park authorities, the local municipality and private marinas.
For Cabin bookings these are covered in your local payment. For Private Yacht Tours the costs range from being free when you eat at the mooring's restaurant to HRK 100-300 per yacht for anchorages and local municipality harbours. Full service marinas charge HRK 400-900 per night per yacht based on the yacht's length. Allow 1.5 times for Catamarans.
Your skipper will suggest a mix of free moorings and paid moorings throughout the week. We are the only company to estimate these in our offers during your enquiry.
What is included in the price? +
All inclusions are specified in detail in our offers but the prices will include the yacht or catamaran and accommodation onboard, the skipper, bed linen, shower towels, dinghy and outboard, transit log (regstering your passport details with the Port Auhtorities), end cleaning of the boat and Croatian Tourist Taxes.
Croatia - how much are the yacht running costs? +
Allow an additional 10% of the holiday fee to pay for the yacht running costs of marina fees, diesel top-up and water and electricity.
Greece - how much are the yacht running costs? +
Allow an additional 6% of the holiday fee to pay for the yacht running costs such as marina fees, diesel, and water and electricity.
Can we learn to sail? +
Yes. You can learn to sail on our trips.
Are bed linen and shower towels provided? +
Is a beach towel provided? +
No. You need to bring for yourself or purchase one locally before boarding.
Do you only offer scheduled departures or can we plan a customised trip? +
Yes absolutely. There is no additional expense to a customised sailing holiday either, if anything a customised holiday can be more economical than a scheduled trip.
Do you include entrance fees to attractions? +
No we don't. Our itineraries are 'on arrival' tours so any entrances you decide to visit will be paid directly to the ticket office.
Are airport transfers included in the price? +
No, transfers are generally not included as standard. For some locations and departures we do include them so refer to the detailed inclusions list in your offer document. We can book airport transfers through our local partners for you. You can request a quote through our client login area as the first step.
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