For the Organiser

  • Why are people coming to specialist sailing holiday companies like Getaway Sailing? +

    People are turning to us more, because they are looking for a trusted advisor to advise on the following:

    1. Which is the right boat for you (how many people are legally allowed onboard? how many WC/showers are for guest use versus crew use? is the cabin for the skipper included or excluded in published cabin numbers for the website you're reading? what can you expect the running costs to be?)

    2. How to compare prices when the yachts have different specifications, and are all local check-in fees included in the price or are you left to work out all the extras and do additional calculations yourself and still not be aware of what can be hidden charges?

    3. In-house professional team rather than pot-luck agency skippers

  • How do the trips work? +

    The boat is your accommodation and transport between the Islands. We'll discuss the day's destination Island then plan swims, meals and shopping around that.

  • What happens with food? +

    You have two options:

    1. i Cater - shop and prepare breakfast and lunches during the day then restaurants for dinner

    2. You Cater - We arrange for a hostess to stay on the boat and do the shopping, preparation and cleaning up. Dinners are still at restaurants.

    Note: Our hostess will need onboard accommodation and will share a double cabin with the skipper. The additional cost for a hostess is from EUR 780-1050 per week depending on the start date of your holiday, the departure marina and hostess experience.

  • Is there a set itinerary? +

    Only if you want that. Otherwise we'll tailor the itinerary.

    Note: When you book a Cabin on a shared yacht or book onto a flotilla, those itineraries are set.

  • Do we need a licence or experience? +

    Not when you include a skipper.

  • What is a typical day? +

    Our days are at a leisurely pace and we suggest sailing routes that allow us to take our time so if there are dolphins and turtles we'll slow down so you can watch and take photos or if you'd like another swim we can do that.

    On a private yacht tour you decide how much time you want on islands or out swimming from the boat each day.

    Typically we leave harbour 9.30-11am and arrive between 2-6pm. We stop frequently so you can jump in the water for swims and water fun. Allow 2 hours from morning departure to a swim stop, lunch at the swimstop for 2 hours, then 2 hours to our destination harbour.

    For guests interested in sailing we'll make our plans around the expected wind speed and direction so you can enjoy being under sail for a bit longer.

    For our cabin bookings, the departure time is around 10am and the arrival time is around 4pm.

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

    Taxis know all the marinas, but we send you a detailed Welcome Pack in advance. Once you're at the marina we'll meet you at reception.

  • Which months are best for sailing holidays? +

    From April to October. The warmest period is between mid July and mid August.

    If you prefer to travel away from the crowds, May-June and the end of August-October are preferable when the weather is still pleasant.

  • What days do your holidays start and finish? +

    You can pick any day of the week.

  • How many passengers can book onto a yacht? +

    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.

  • Will I have Wifi/internet and phone reception? +

    Yes on the boat, and there will also be wifi in cafes, restaurants and bars. 

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