Yes every boat offered has overnight cabins and everything you need to feel at home. If someone in your party is nervous about sleeping on a boat, we can arrange onshore accommodation at additional cost.
Yes. Every boat offered has toilets and showers onboard. You will be told about the number of toilets and showers on each boat during the enquiry process. The number of them is closely linked to the size of the boat.
No. All boats have a ladder into the water that you use to get out of the water.
The skipper sleeps on the boat in a dedicated cabin. In limited circumstances on our group sailing yacht tours, the skipper may sleep in the saloon (the lounge area in the centre of the boat that converts to a bed each evening).
For our group tours the maximum is 8 on any one yacht or catamaran. If you are organising a private yacht tour we have yachts and catamarans for up to 13 guests. We will let you know the maximum number possible throughout the enquiry.
When boarding, you will be shown around the yacht and the cabins. The cabin allocation is for the lead passenger to decide and the skipper will use the remaining cabin. If you have booked a Skipper or Hostess then he/she requires a cabin to ensure proper rest for the duration of the holiday. Two crew can share a cabin. Note: Some larger yachts and catamarans have separate crew cabins and will be explained on the first day.
Every yacht has a fully equipped onboard kitchen with everything – refrigeration, oven, stove, cutlery, crockery and pots/pans.
The kitchens are mainly used for simple breakfast and lunch preparation, but rarely used for dinners because the majority of guests prefer to eat onshore.
Of course if you decide to anchor on one of the evenings then cooking onboard is fine.
Yes. All yachts meet our strict safety requirements and have lifejackets onboard. We can also provide an additional child safety net to secure the perimeter of the yacht. This is available for a small fee. Please mention this at enquiry stage.
Yes. On our group tours we match up single travellers to share a cabin. If there is no other male or female to share a cabin with, you will receive a whole cabin to yourself.
Sole use of a double cabin requires payment of the second berth. We don’t have a singles supplement and have bed dividers so encourage you to share.
No. All cabins have a cupboard/robe to store your clothes.
Yes. Every yacht and catamaran has windows and hatches that open, close and lock.
There are two main living areas on the yachts and catamarans – the cockpit (a table and seating area at the back of the yacht that you usually see in our photos). This is used as a dining area for outdoor breakfasts, lunches, and relaxing with a drink before and after dinner. The other living area is indoor (the saloon) that has a lounge, table and seating but is rarely used for that purpose.
Yes on the boat, and there will also be wifi in cafes, restaurants and bars.
Yes. Every boat has a canopy.
Yes and there is lighting, powerpoints and electrical appliances onboard.
All yachts and catamarans have showers only.
All cabins are accessed via a stair (approximately 6 steps) between the outdoor ground level and living quarters.
There are two types of beds in the cabins – double and bunk beds. We will let you know the cabin layout for your yacht during the enquiry.
The only guidance is to avoid hard suitcases and preferably travel with a soft bag or rucksack because they can be folded for easy storage. If you are travelling from outside of Europe, we understand that you need to travel with a suitcase so you may need to decant into a smaller bag for the yachting holiday depending on how many people are onboard. Catamarans don’t have the same restrictions, and our welcome pack will provide more specifics based on your start marina.
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.
Our skippers have all passed stringent government tests which allows them to sail these boats. The intimate nature of private yacht tours means that he/she becomes your travelling companion rather than just the skipper, which makes for a more rewarding experience. On our flotilla tours (more than one boat sailing on the same tour) there will be one or two Tour Managers on the trip as well.
English is the communication language onboard. For Private Yacht Tours please let us know if another language will make your experience more enjoyable.