To hire a boat it is necessary possess the necessary qualifications to operate the same (depending on the length of the boat). If you do not have this qualification it is compulsory to hire a skipper for the length of your journey.
If you do not have the necessary qualifications to operate the boat, hiring a skipper will be required. We advise you to hire a skipper even though you have the qualification but haven’t had much practice.
Of course, Nauticholidays has a database of skippers for each destination. Our team knows how important it can be to find the right skipper that fits to you and your group. It can therefore me helpful to be able to pick out of, for example, male or female, the language etc.
In general, the price is 150 € / day + food.
For the nights when the ship remains moored in the originating harbor, the skipper will leave the boat and return the next morning at the appointed time.
In case of trips, the skipper will sleep on the boat. If there are no available cabins, the skipper can sleep in the lounge or on the convertible deck.
Yes, it is common that the skipper eats with the passengers at their expense.
There are several products you can book on the web so it is possible to have a product that includes gasoline. The general rule however is that it is not included, which means:
Fuel consumption largely depends on the type of boat and especially the engine of the boat, that is:
If you hire a sailboat under sail, gasoline consumption is minimal (although it depends if the wind blows). In the course of navigating a boat with an engine of 30 to 40 hp maximum power consumption can be 10 liters per hour. (About 10 euros per hour by boat)
But if sailing a speedboat with 2 engines each 200 hp about 45 liters per hour could be spent (About 45 euros per hour)
Through this you can obtain estimates on how much gasoline you will be spending. However, please have in mind that these are estimates and there a a lot of factors that could vary.
Note: These data should be collected as approximations to reality, They do not in any way constitute an objective statement of reality because there are many factors to take into account not listed in the above estimates.
We can say that renting a boat operates in the same manner as an apartment that has a kitchen, utensils, refrigerator and oven or microwave. This means the customers can bring their own food.
Our team can advise on the type of purchase you should do depending on the length of your tour as well as ports that have close by supermarkets where you can make further purchases.
In some destinations we have partners that can bring the groceries directly to your boat. Ask us about our catering service and if its available in your port of choice.
1. Browse our site and find the boat you want to rent
2. Complete the booking process
3. You will receive an email confirmation of your reservation.
4. Receive a voucher in your email. Here you will find all the information you need. The meeting point will be specified in this document and it should be handed over at delivery of the boat.
In general, in order to make a reservation, a down payment of 50% is required. The remaining sum should be paid up to 1 month before the departure date.
Yes In the last step of booking, you will have the option to pay by the number of people you want. Once you paid your part, you will receive an email that you can send to the group to proceed to pay their share.
Generally the money is not returned.
Yes, as as usual in the renting of vehicles, a fixed amount from your VISA card will be blocked, and once you bring back the boat with no incident, the amount will be unblocked. The amount, in general, is usually between 1,500 € and 3,000 € depending on the type of boat.
For some boats, there is the possibility of an insurance bond for an amount between 100 € and 500 € (depending on the boat type) This amount will not be returned but you will be exempt to have your credit card blocked.
Yes, the maid service is mandatory for all boats. The cost depends on the type of boat and number of days of the booking. The price can range between 50 € and 200 €.
Depending on the particular boat, as a rule this may be contracted in the second step of the reservation as an optional extra, as well as other extras such as sheets, towels, etc.
The schedule tends to vary depending on whether a reservation is of a single day or several days.
For reservations of 1 day, shipment schedule is usually from 10.00 hrs and arriving in the port for landing is usually at 18.00 hrs.
For reservations of several days, boarding is usually from 12.00 hrs. Usually, on the last day, arrival at your destination port should be around 19:00 hrs on the last day. If you are leaving on the next day, ask upon your reservation if it is possible to stay on the boat until the next, free of charge.
Yes, upon arrival at the meeting point, as specified in the voucher, a technician will accompany you to the boat and explain everything you need for navigation.
Yes, among the team members of Nauticholidays we have experts from each of the destinations that can advise you on everything you need during your stay.
On the other hand, you can look through the section "where to sail” on our website, to find information about routes, landmarks, navigational hazards, things to do, etc..
If you have booked a boat with us, you can call our customer service central that appears on our web and we will manage the booking of moorings and anchorages if needed.
Yes, if you wish we can offer the option of contracting activities including diving, fishing, kayaking, windsurfing, water skiing, etc. available in several areas. For more information on these activities please contact our customer service team at the number listed on the web.
Yes, we have large yachts and boats for groups of 10 to 200 people on board. Such boats are mainly large catamarans and gullets. You can find out more by calling our customer helpline listed on the web.
Yes, if you need any hosting service or transfer our reservation staff will manage this and offer the best deals.
The most important is the use of rubber-soled shoes to avoid slipping, comfortable clothing and waterproof coats depending on the type of boat you chose.
It really depends on what you are looking for. In many of our destinations you can navigate throughout the year, so to choose one time or another will depend on the type of navigation that is desired. For further information on this subject you can call our customer service number listed on the web.