Booking Terms and Conditions

These are the booking terms of Getaway Sailing and Jon Martins Seilskole which are both trading names of Getaway Sailing Limited who has a place of business at Suite 41, 196 Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4AT, Midlothian, United Kingdom. Jon Martins Seilskole is a trading name used in Scandinavia. Getaway Sailing is the trading name used everywhere.

Please read these terms and conditions carefully. They apply to all bookings made with, or through, us, whether you are booking Special Occasions, Cabin Charter, Yacht Charter, Yacht with Skipper, Learn to Sail, Crewed Charter or Flotilla sailing holidays.

Your contract

You must be over 18 to make a booking with us. We will confirm the details of your booking including payment requirements in writing (“Booking Confirmation”) either by email or letter. Your contract with us will be formed when you make the first payment. The contract will include all details set out in the Booking Confirmation together with these Booking Terms and Conditions and will be governed by Scottish law. Any disputes will be dealt with in the courts of Scotland.

Greece whole Yacht Charter

Special Occasions, Yacht with Skipper, Flotilla, Bareboat Charter, Crewed Charter and Learn to Sail only

Due to Greek Port Authority regulations, if you are booking a yacht for a Special Occasion, Yacht with Skipper, Flotilla, Bareboat Charter, Crewed Charter or Learn to Sail you will also require to enter into a “Charter Party” contract directly with the company that owns the yacht (the “Travel Supplier”). This will set out the specific booking terms pertaining to the yacht and its contracted parties. This contract will be forwarded to you by us following the booking confirmation and payment of the deposit.

Getaway Sailing Limited or Jon Martins Seilskole will be the disclosed agent in relation to the Charter Party contract. This is a separate contract which we are not party to.

You will be due to pay a sum for the hire of the yacht under the Charter Party contract and you must pay this sum to us when you return the signed Charter Party contract to us. We will then pay that sum to the Travel Supplier on your behalf. Please refer to the Booking Confirmation for details of the total amount you are due to pay us. We will deduct a sum from the amount received from you before paying it to the Travel Supplier, such sum representing our agreed commission for acting as agent. This will not result in you having any outstanding sums due to us or the Travel Supplier.

We are entitled to a commission on such bookings as agreed with the Travel Supplier. This commission is payable by the Travel Supplier.

We take care to choose the Travel Suppliers we work with, however we do not accept any liability (to the extent permissible by law) for any loss, claim or damage caused by any act or omission of a Travel Supplier.

Details of Booking

Please refer to the Booking Confirmation for full details of your booking.


You must take out adequate travel insurance suitable for your needs before you travel. We cannot be responsible for any costs you acquire as a result of you failing to do so. The insurance should cover any cancellation of your sailing holiday arrangement or for any emergencies that arise while you are away.

Passports, Visas and Health Requirements

It is your responsibility to have valid travel documents. If we are fined as a result of you holding incorrect documents you will have to reimburse us the full amount. For up to date UK Government Health and travel advice please visit, and Please also contact your GP.

Changes to your Booking

If you want to change your booking in any way, we will try to help you, however we cannot guarantee that we will always be able to do this as changes are subject to availability at the time. Please refer to the Booking Confirmation for more details.

From time to time, we may have to change details of the booking you have made as a result of events that are out with our control. In such circumstances we will try to help you; however we cannot guarantee that the holiday supplied will be the exact holiday that you booked with us.

Cancellation of Your Booking

Please refer to our cancellation terms set out in the Booking Confirmation.

Circumstances beyond our Control

Unless stated differently elsewhere in these conditions, we will not pay any compensation, reimburse expenses or cover losses for any amount or otherwise accept responsibility if, as a result of circumstances beyond our control, we have to change your booking after it has been confirmed, or we, or our suppliers, cannot supply your booking as we or they have agreed or you suffer any loss or damage of any description. Circumstances beyond our control are events that we or the supplier in question, could not foresee or avoid, even after taking all reasonable care. Such circumstances include but are not limited to, war, threat of war, airport closure, epidemic, natural or nuclear disaster, terrorist activity, civil unrest, industrial dispute, bad weather (actual or threatened), change to Foreign Office advice to advise against travel to destination and significant building work.

Our Liability to You

Our obligations, and those of our suppliers providing any service, are to take reasonable care and skill to arrange for the provision of such services and facilities and, where we or our supplier are actually providing the service or facility to provide them with reasonable skill and care. You must be sure that reasonable skill and care has not been used if you wish to make any claim.

We are not liable to you for any loss or damage suffered as a result of:

(a) any failures attributable to you; or
(b) failure attributable to a third party unconnected with us or our suppliers,

and we are not liable for any indirect or consequential loss or damage. In any event our total liability for you in relation to all claims arising out of or in connection with your contract with us, shall be limited to the total sums paid to us in relation to that contract.


Please refer to the Booking Confirmation for details of the payment terms including details of your payment schedule. Your booking may be cancelled if you fail to make payment on time. If payments are not made on the due date set out in the Booking Confirmation, interest at a rate of three per cent (3%) above the base rate of the Bank of England shall be chargeable on any unpaid amounts from the due date until date of payment.

The preferred payment method is by direct deposit to our bank account(s). The details of this will be contained in the Booking Confirmation. Payment for our services can also be made through our Paypal account. By choosing this method of payment you agree to the terms and conditions of PayPal.

We may charge you in addition for any handling fees we or the travel supplier incur in relation to the bookings made by credit card. You will be notified of the relevant charges at the time of booking. We reserve the right to pass on any charges relating to card charge backs. If the booking is being made with a third party credit card we may require written authorisation to be provided by the card holder. Failure to supply the correct credit or debit card billing address information may result in the cancellation of your booking, and may make the charter fee subject to increase.


Refunds will be processed to the form of payment used at the time of booking. This will be made payable to the person who made the original payment. If you have cancelled a booking we will process the refund in accordance with the refund terms set out in the Booking Confirmation.

Links from Our Site

Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. From time to time, we may receive a commission from such third parties.