Questions about Checkin and Checkout

  • What days do your holidays start and finish? +

    Our guaranteed 7 night tours start and finish on these days:

    - Saturday to Saturday - Athens, Dubrovnik and Split

    - Sunday to Sunday - selected boats from Dubrovnik and Split

    - Wednesday to Wednesday - selected boats from Split

    For Tailored Private Yacht Tours we are here to check you in on most other days. It is practical for short trips to start up until Monday or Tuesday and we do offer shorter trips depending on availability so email us for further information.

  • How will we find the boat on the first day? +

    We publish the official marina address where the boat is, in the 'Meeting Point' section of each itinerary.

    We send you a detailed Welcome Pack with a map and a variety of transport options from all major arrival hubs in your chosen city.

    Some of our tours include Airport Transfers so you will have a driver waiting for you at the airport.

  • Where can we sail from? +

    We sail from Dubrovnik and Split in Croatia, and Athens, Lavrion and Corfu in Greece.

  • Croatia - how much money should i budget for food and yacht running costs? +

    The average for a 6-8 guest party will be HRK 500.00 per adult per day. This amount includes estimates for all breakfasts, lunches, evening meals, wine with dinner, and the yacht and skipper running costs. Add HRK 200.00 per adult per day for Private Yacht Tour Catamarans.

  • Greece - how much money should i budget for food and yacht running costs? +

    The average for a 6-8 guest party will be EUR 65.00 per adult per day. This amount includes estimates for all breakfasts, lunches, evening meals, wine with dinner, and the yacht and skipper running costs. Add EUR 15 per adult per day for private yacht tour Catamarans.

  • Are there other costs we need to be aware of? +

    Yes. The yacht and skipper running costs are not included in your payments so far so you will need to pay for these as they are incurred.

    This collective term includes: Mooring Fees, Diesel top-up and Skipper & Hostess food and meals. These are estimated at the time of enquiry according to the boat and number of guests.

  • Is the kitchen onboard equipped? +

    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.

  • Who does the initial food shopping/provisioning? +

    You will have time before departure to shop for your initial groceries so wait to speak with your skipper.

    Depending on your start marina, we are able to offer a shopping service and needs to be booked in advance.

    *** For Dubrovnik departures, the first 8 private yacht tour bookings in each week will receive a free shopping service.

  • Do the marinas have a proper address that I can type into google? +

    Yes. The full address are published on our website and provided in the Welcome Pack with a map on where to meet us.

  • Do I need a passport or valid identification with me? +

    Yes. You must hold a valid passport at all times during your stay in Croatia or Greece. Please do not make travel arrangements until you have a valid passport.

    For British Citizens, detailed and up-to-date passport information to obtain or renew your passport can be found by visiting the government website www.ukpa.gov.uk. The UK Passport Office suggests passports be valid for at least six months after your return. To obtain your passport please visit www.ips.gov.uk.

  • Does Getaway Sailing arrange pre / post trip onshore accommodation in the cities of arrival and departure? +

    Yes. Please, let us know if you at the time of booking. Note: Due to the yacht checkin and checkout times, there is no requirement to book onshore accommodation on the previous night or the night after your trip.

  • I have heard there are costs at checkin. Where do you present these? +

    We include all checkin day charges in our offers so you have no hidden charges on arrival. We are also the only company to provide an estimate of the yacht and skipper running costs for the boats offered, and include all Croatian Tourist Taxes as well.

  • Greece - do I need a Visa? +

    No. Greece is a part of the Schengen area and allows British Citizens and passport holders from the following countries multiple entry: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden. British Citizens should visit the Foreign Office website www.fco.gov.uk for further information.

    Non-EEA travellers to Greece must hold passports valid for at least three months after the intended departure date and visitors requiring a visa are also required to have medical insurance.

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