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       Frequently Asked Questions                      

  1. How do I make reservations for our sailing vacation ... ?

  2. Where do we board the catamaran...?

  3. What time can we board the catamaran...? 

  4. Who decides the sailing itinerary...?

  5. What type of clothing should I pack...?

  6. What vacation destinations do you offer ...?

  7. Why charter on a Catamaran ... ?

  8. Who are the Captain & Crew... ?

  9. Should we tip our crew...?

  10. Will we be able to make and receive phone calls... ?

  11. What travel documents do I need...?

  12. What about air travel arrangements...?

  13. Are children welcome...?

  14. Will be able to order special diet menus or request favorite beverages...?

  15. How many people will be on the charter with me...?

  16. What diving equipment should I bring...?

  17. What is your cancellation policy...?

  18. Do I need a Passport?

  19. Do you accept credit cards?

  20. Do I need a fishing license...?

     


How do I reserve my sailing vacation...?

You can request a reservation right now while you are logged on this web site. e-MAIL IS THE BEST WAY-Simply complete the Reservation Form and submit it. If you  prefer to make reservations by telephone, call us direct at (CURRENTLY SUSPENDED DURING SAILING SEASON) We will assist you in planning the perfect sailing vacation.

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Where do we board the catamaran...?

. Most of the time you will board the yacht at one of the marinas in the sailing location you have chosen. At the end of your charter, you will hop a ferry back to the port where the airport is  On most charters you will be  picked up in one location and drop you off in another. the costs from the airport is paid by you, and is usually very reasonable- around 75$ fo the ferry

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Why charter on a Catamaran ... ?

In the mid 1980's, catamarans began attracting the attention of sailing enthusiasts who were looking for more amenities and larger, more comfortable cruising accommodations. What they found was not only more space, luxury and sailing without heeling, but shallower draft which allowed them entry into a world of anchorages that deeper draft monohulls were not able to enter, and a lot more speed.

No-Heel Sailing - True, some sailors consider it fun to engage in an afternoon of dramatically-heeled (monohull) sailing. But we've never seen one of those sailors who lived in a home constructed at a slant. Nor one of them who drove a car permanently jacked up on one side. So why put up with monohull sailboats that always force you to live and sail at a 15 to 25-degree angle? Especially when the modern alternative, the cruising catamaran, heels barely 4 to 6 degrees!

Exhilarating Sailing Performance - Off-the-wind  cats are  faster.  From 8 to 13 knots a catamaran is up to 50%  faster than that same monohull cruiser! And it's accomplished with no heeling, and using just the easily handled working sails.

Roominess - Cruising cats are much roomier than single-hull sailboats. That's  because the cat's beam (width) extends the boat's full length (not pinched at the bow and stern as with a monohull. Cats offer a cockpit that's twice the size - a larger salon that's on the same level as the cockpit, thus providing 360-degree visibility - and faster sailing and motoring speeds).

Shallow Draft - Cruising cats can take you into the "skinny-water" areas that monohulls dread. And a cat's rugged shoal-draft keels let you beach it easily and without fear. 

The "Unsinkable" Factor - There's a darned good reason why race committees demand that monohull sailboats carry life rafts. It's the ever-present risk of sinking. But because modern cats need no ballast and are built of state-of-the-art, cored-sandwich construction, they are virtually unsinkable. You  even could chainsaw (literally) such a cat into 4 sections and each one would float. (Similar to how breaking up a foam coffee cup doesn't decrease each piece's ability to float) 

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What about the Captain and Crew... ?

Our service provides at minimum an experienced  Captain and  First Mate/cook who can accompany you throughout your entire vacation

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What time can we board...?

You will board the yacht on your arrival on the day the charter starts and disembark   on the day the charter ends. Please notify us if your flight is arriving late in the day, 30 days in advance

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Will I be able to make and receive telephone calls...?


Yes & No,  . Your cellular telephone may work in some locations within 10-15 miles of land providing you have activated your roaming feature.  Or a land phone can be used in many locations.

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Should we tip our crew...?


The quality of service should dictate any gratuity.  generally 10-15% if your happy with the service

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What travel documents do I need...?


 Passport, you’re always advised to carry one when traveling from country to country. For detailed entry requirements, please check with us.

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What about air travel arrangements...?


We can arrange all aspects of your sailing vacation, including low, negotiated airline arrangements, hotel accommodations and even side trips to local attractions.
 

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Are children welcome...?


We provide private family charters only. Our  yacht is a fantastic family vacation experience. Our crews will provide guidance in using the snorkeling  and other water toys and are experienced in serving families with children. The chef will design a menu to accommodate the preferences of both children and adults. Our sailing vacations do have certain age restrictions, and are not recommended for families with young children.
 

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What type of clothing should we pack...?

1 soft bag per person only
Casual and breezy beach attire is certainly the order of the day on deck, though for evenings ashore, slacks or a sundress are appropriate. Rubber soled shoes as opposed to hard soles are recommended aboard our yachts, so wear boat shoes or tennis shoes ,(white soles). You may find aquatic shoes convenient for beachcombing. Above all, protection from the sun is vital – lots of suntan lotion, wide-brimmed hats or sailing caps, and loose-fitting cotton cover-ups. For cool or windy evenings, a windbreaker comes in handy.
 

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Who decides the sailing itinerary...?

This is the beauty of the charter yacht experience. When you board the catamaran,  Captain Ram will sit down with you and develop an itinerary based on your desires – or you can leave it all up to your experienced captain. Weather permitting, the itinerary can be changed at any time if you wish to spend more or less time in any area.  Prior to your charter departure, you will be given a complete briefing covering the cruising grounds, and any questions you may have about navigation, anchorages, prevailing conditions, clearing customs or any part of your desired itinerary will be answered. We will then give you a complete briefing aboard the yacht  covering  the operating systems, rigging, electronics, head and emergency systems.

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Will I be able to order special diet menus or request favorite beverages...?


Yes, the chef accommodates special diets (Vegetarian, sprouts, salt free, low fat, etc.). Meals will be planned according to your preference. An ample supply of the beverages you request will also be stocked.
Please let us know 1 month in advance your diet

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What type of equipment will I find on board...?


We carry the most up-to-date equipment and all the extras a sailor could ask for, including GPS satellite navigation systems, autopilots, e-mail, laptop computer, DVD players.  . For a complete listing of equipment and amenities found on board, see accommodations and activities.

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How many people will be on the charter...?


That all depends  -your party and 1-2 crew members. We only take 1 party at a time, to keep things  small and intimate
 

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What diving equipment should I bring...? (snorkeling in the Med. only)

. We do not recommend that you bring your own gear other than mask or fins/snorkel.. Most reef dives are between 10' and 50'  You will also need to bring a diver certification card and your dive log if you will be scuba diving, Scuba diving is extra.

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Where do you charter... ?

 Currently Greek Islands, Croatia,  Italy, Turkey & Tunisia

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What is your cancellation policy...?

The following updated  cancellation terms apply:

Cancellation Policy
No Refunds if you cancel, deposit will be a fully  transferable credit toward a future trip up to 2 years

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Do I need a fishing license...?

The Yacht has a license that covers all passengers for sport fishing and lobster. (None in the Med)

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Do I need a Passport?

YES

For all charters outside the USA, US citizens need either a valid passport (recommended)  All non US citizens require a full US State Department and Home Land Security background check and a valid passport. You should call us for entry requirements.

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Do you accept credit cards...

 We have a paypal.com account and they can be used there, just ask

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