Terms & Conditions / Booking Information
For our weekly CABIN CHARTERS (Shared Yacht)
The cabin charter option is great for those who wish to share the yacht with other passengers and also reduce the cost. These cruises are friendly and warm, with always very good spirit on board, as to choose this kind of cruise, more authentic and close to Greek culture and nature than cruise-ships, constitutes a “natural filter”.
Moreover as our yachts are large and comfortable you can keep your privacy on-board and decide to enjoy romantic dinners on shore – just the two of you if you wish 😉
Our yachts are 70 to 90 gross tonnage (useful volume), it has nothing to do with a 50 foot sailboat usually around 25 GRT.
Nothing to do also with a boat full of dozens of passengers with its noisy generator running all the time, or some “gulets” with low security and comfort level…
Our schooners are not “luxury”. Instead they offer simple comfort, well above that of a smaller sailboat but you’re not on a cruise ship.
A trip close to a private yacht (“one table” yacht), but with the authenticity of our traditional wooden boats.
Accommodation in double cabin, Insurance
Crew fees except tips (7% to 10% to the total cabin price, upon satisfaction, to give in the end of the cruise)
Water and fuel consumption, sheets and towels (beach towels are not included) ;
WiFi / 3G on board (99% of time effective, free for email use but not possible to download movies 🙂
For the East Cyclades boarding take place the Saturday at 7pm at Mykonos (new port “Tourlou”) for a welcome aperitif. For the West Cyclades including Milos, boarding take place the Saturday at 7pm at Syros island. The yachts leave the next morning.
For our cruises to the Sporades islands or the Ionian in July and August we organize transfers from Athens Airport to the yacht and the (meeting the Saturday at the Athens Airport at 4:30 pm) without any extra-cost. Return the following Saturday to Athens Airport before 1pm.
Reduction for third person in a triple cabin – 33%;
A small child in the child’s bed pays only 50% of the price (50% discount);
Single supplement (single occupancy of a double cabin): + 60% in middle season, +75% in high season.
The half-board and open-bar contribution, lump sum to pay on boarding time, is to add and include:
Daily breakfast and one meal (lunch or dinner) on board (this is 7 breakfasts and 6 meals with wine included) ;
Basic beverages on the bar (self-service) you are free to have a drink when you want ;
Harbors and marinas fees and taxes during the trip ;
Captain and crew meals expenses for the week ;
This contribution is 350 Euro per adult for the whole week (170 for children under 12, 250 from 12 to 18 ) and then nothing is charged on board during the trip.
The Only Extras:
The dinners on shore and the crew tips. Cancellation insurance can be included by your credit card payment (check with your Bank), but is often long and complicate. We advise you to take an online travel and cancellation insurance and then pay by wire Bank to Bank without extra fees. This is the link for an insurance where we are referenced, if you live in Europe : insurance.
The formula :
The boat is rented as a whole (“oliki navlosi”) by the whole group, and you agree to be part of it (only 4, 5 or 6 cabins on each schooner and departure is guaranteed with a minimum of 5 or 6 passengers).
It is a grouping system that allows to enjoy a cruise in a large and comfortable crewed yacht at a reasonable price.
It is close to a private yacht cruise, but with the authenticity of our wooden schooners. These yachts are “fifty”, means to use sails with engines. Sails give stability and security when there is strong wind, but is not often possible to use only the sails. On private cruise, if you do not have priority on the itinerary, then is possible to use more the sails if the wind allows it. Air-conditioning on the cabins is working when there is enough power on the shore, and even we have a special system to run it with less power, there is many harbors in Greece not well equipped. We do NOT run the generator all the night for air-conditioning like some yachts are doing, polluting their neighbors all the night.
Good to know:
These are the 4 ways to make cruises aboard “small boats” (we offer only the option number 3):
Option 1. “Bare boat”: all tasks are carried out by the guests.
Option 2. “With skipper”: The skipper is responsible for the operation of the boat, guests take care of provisioning, cooking, dishes, final cleaning etc…
Option 3. “With Skipper and hostess and sailor”: You do not have to do the shopping, preparing meals or doing the dishes.
Option 4. Yacht with full crew and “hotel service”: Additional crew members are dedicated to passenger’s service and other clean the boat during all the week. A yacht of this type has usually at least 5 crew members and the weekly price varies between 40,000 and 400,000 Euro for a group of 8 to 12 passengers. It is possible to find cheaper in Egypt or Turkey.
We offer the option number 3, with a family atmosphere on board. This means that you put your feet under the table, that the skipper is responsible for navigation, but no one is at the service of anyone, or everyone can be on the service to everyone when needed : team spirit. There are currently no cabin and hotel service and, in one week, each one will probably have the opportunity to put a little “hand dough” on various aspects of life on board (even to launch a drink).
If one is used to cruise ships with a whole part of the crew for passenger’s service and expects the same thing, better to choose then a cruise ship or hire a yacht with at least 5 crew members. Our formula has advantages (small group, “as his own boat,” access to small coves and fishing villages, authenticity), but everyone can have a small participation and there is no “hotel service”.
TO BOOK IN DIRECT
PAYMENT: If you book at least 8 weeks before departure you can choose to pay in 2 installments:
50% on booking and 50% the latest one month before the departure
If you book at least 3 months before departure, you can choose 2 or 3 installments (then 1/3 on booking, 1/3 one month before departure, and the other 1/3 between these 2 payments)
1. If you have not yet verified check availability and price following this link
2. Send us an email or call us on +30 6978 196 667 and tell us:
Your choice of dates, number of cabins and the number of persons in your group.
You will receive a confirmation by email in the next 24 hours or immediately by phone.
We give you a 48 hours option allowing you to check your flights before confirming by a deposit.
3. To confirm your booking you have to pay a deposit as said above. Note that less than 8 weeks before departure you have to pay all the amount to secure your booking.
HOW TO CONFIRM by a DEPOSIT or PAY the BALANCE:
1. An easy and usually not over taxed way to pay is by Electronic Bank Transfer click here to get the information you will need to give to your bank.
2. If you want to pay by credit card for insurance reasons, there is important additional fees, so you have then to add 2% extra on the amount to pay. Example if your deposit is 1000 Euro, you have to write on “Amount to pay:” 1020 Euro as payment and not 1000. You can follow this link to pay by VISA or MASTERCARD.