Q. Do I need to be a good sailor for any of these trips?
A. There is absolutely no experience required on any of our trips. You can be taught the basics if you wish but if you want to just sit back, relax and watch the world sail by, that’s perfectly fine.
Q. Are your boats available for Private Charter?
A. Yes! Most of our boats are available to hire for various durations and locations. Read more here!
Q. Do I need to get involved with sailing the boat?
A. On the majority of our voyages, you can choose to get as involved as you’d like. On some expedition voyages, it is expected that guests participate.
Q. What should I bring with me?
A. Once you’ve booked your voyage, we’ll give you a tailored kit list. Think things you don’t mind getting wet, layers, sun cream and shoes with good grip. Some boats will provide proper sailing or fisherman’s waterproofs – but these are of limited availability so if you have them it’s best to bring them.
Q. What does the price include?
A. Your accommodation, most if not all meals onboard (please check each boats FAQ’s for more information), sailing tuition if you wish to be taught. It doesn’t include alcohol (most ships have this available to buy onboard), land excursions, travel to and from the arrival/departure ports and sailing insurance.
Q. Do I still need sailing insurance if I already have travel insurance?
A. Yes. Sailing insurance and maritime law is quite specific, and we do require all our guests to purchase it before boarding. Try Topsail Insurance who offer single trip policies (prices may vary depending on age).
Q. Why do I need to complete a medical form?
A. Our longer voyages (1 week +) can get quite far away from land. We need to know if this is going to be an issue for any of our guests, and the likelihood of having to return to shore for medical attention.
Q. What sort of medical issues will prevent me from going?
A. Type 1 diabetes, epilepsy, heavy pregnancy, the inability to climb a 2-metre ladder, and any severe illness that requires non-oral medicine to ensure your usual standard of health (sea-sickness can prove an issue for this!). These are the things we know are immediate issues, however, we will always send the medical form to the skipper if there are any concerns.
Q. Will I get seasick?
A. It is not uncommon to get seasick in rough weather so the skipper will try to plan a route to avoid it. If you do begin to feel unwell, just let a crew member know so that we can look after you accordingly – especially if you are on medication.
Q. Can I charge my phone/camera?
A. Yes, all of our boats offer some means to charge equipment. Each boat is different, some take a 12v USB charger and some European boats require an adaptor. Please check each boats FAQ’s for more information.
Q. Do you cater for dietary needs?
A. All our boats can cater for a vegetarian diet. Please check each boats FAQ for more detailed information.
Q. What is the age limit?
A. Each boat is different so please check each boats FAQs. Generally, the minimum age is preferably 8 years and there is no maximum apart from on Steady (75 years).
If you have any other questions, please give us a ring on the number below or drop us an email, and we’ll do our best to help you out!