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Frequently Asked Questions

Planning Blue Cruise
It is necessary to decide about the number of participants and travel dates to have a quick result. With this information suitable boats will be listed with their images and information.

After having chosen the suitable boat the next step to be made is buying flight tickets to the nearest airport because, as you would now, it is very difficult to find places in high season and they might be for an unreasonable price.

It is useful to have soft bags (sport bags) rather than suitcases for storage on board.

Transfer from the airport to the harbour can be arranged (which we advise as it avoids loosing time and makes you meet the crew on board without difficulties) or you can take a taxi. Our guests will be welcomed by a company representative in the harbour and the yacht and crew will be introduced. If shopping has not been made this will be done together with the chef. ‘Must’ items during shopping are mosquito repellent and sun cream if not bought already. There are not mosquitoes in every bay, but being prepared is better. The blue Cruise itinerary which had been agreed on briefly will be discussed before the tour with the captain. A special itinerary will be prepared with the captain for the guests. But the last decision is up to the captain regarding the sea and weather conditions. After these steps for us it is time to say good bye and for the yacht it is time to take anchor. The company representative can be reached at any time necessary during the trip. After the trip we meet our guests again at the harbour and transfer to the airport can be arranged. We will be happy to assist you for any request.

Giving tip to the crew is totally up to the guests’ decision and it would be around 10-15% of the cruise price.

Gulet Charter
These are the outlines of gulet charter and can vary from gulet to gulet.
  • A weekly blue cruise starts on Saturday at 15:00 or 16:00 and ends on the next Saturday at around 9:00 or 10:00.
  • Once it has been decided which boat to be chartered a contract is sent and a signed copy and half of the charter fee is awaited. The rest payment is made 4 weeks prior to the beginning of the charter.
  • Cancellation is not possible after the first payment is made. Only postponing to a date suitable for the guest when the yacht also is free is possible.
  • The duration of air conditioning usage varies according to the equipment of the yachts.
  • Gulets and their crews are insured. Guest’s health insurance is not included to the charter fee. A private health insurance can be made before the charter.
Bareboat Charter (Chartering a sailing boat without crew)
These are the outlines of bareboat charter and can vary from yacht to yacht.
  • In order to be able to charter a bareboat the charterer has to have a skipper licence and experience. If this is not the case, it is necessary to hire a skipper.
  • If the Yacht is chartered weekly, the charter period starts at around 16:00 on Saturday and ends on the next Saturday morning at around 9:00 upon having returned to the harbour the boat was handed over on Friday late afternoon.
  • The Yacht is handed over to you if you are the skipper or to the skipper if one is hired. Hand over takes 15 to 45 minutes depending on your experience.
  • For chartering a sailing yacht provisioning is at the charterer’s responsibility and can be brought to the boat after the handover.
  • Sailing yachts are insured and the charterer is responsible for 1% of it. For this 1% either a credit card authorisation form or cash is taken which will be returned after check out, provided that there is no damage on the boat or equipment.
  • Sailing boats usually do not have air condition.
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