CAN YACHTS BE BOOKED FOR ONLY A COUPLE OF DAYS?
Our events are 1 week long. This is due to the fact that charter companies typically rent out their boats for one week, from Saturday to Saturday. Therefore, if you would like to sail only for a few days, you would still need to pay for the full week.
WHAT DOES A TYPICAL SAILING DAY LOOK LIKE?
Odysea Sailing usually has a recommended program designed to help guests make the best of their vacation. On a typical day we sail from one island to another with stops along the way for a swim in a secret cove, or anchoring somewhere for some impromptu cooking. In the evenings, after docking, we usually go explore the islands and their hidden gems.
Time management is of the essence, as too much time spent swimming and playing can lead to missing a beautiful sunset on the island.
DO I NEED TRAVEL INSURANCE?
Yes. We strongly recommend having travel insurance that covers injury and lost or stolen items. Most of our sailing routes are in territorial waters , so should be covered by most travel insurance policies, but please check with your provider before purchase.
DO WE HAVE TO RETURN THE YACHT TO THE SAME MARINA?
Normally yes, but depending on the boat and week of the year we can arrange for the boat to be delivered back to its registered marina. Please check with us when you book.
HOW MUCH TIME DO WE SPEND AT SEA?
Depending on the starting marina and destination, distances may vary. We normally leave the marina in the morning and arrive at the next one in the afternoon. This also depends on the stops we make along the way for swim and relaxation.
WHAT HAPPENS IF A MEMBER OF MY GROUP CAN'T ARRIVE ON SATURDAY?
You can choose to wait for your friend until they arrives or have them join the boat at one of the next marinas at their own expense.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO LEAVE BEFORE THE TRIP ENDS?
If its only one person, yes, but you will need to organise your own transport back to the mainland. Speak to your skipper for advise on the best transport connections.
WILL I BE SEA SICK?
Everybody is different. However if you usually get seasick on boats or planes, you might want to have a look at this website. Most of our guests swear by a ginger, honey and lemon remedy that the skipper can help you prepare before setting sail, but the best way to avoid seasickness is to stay active while the boat is making way, eat well and drink plenty of water. Avoiding too many shots the night before also helps.
HOW SAFE IS SAILING ON A YACHT?
You have to stay safe to be safe on a yacht. The boats we charter are built to withstand some of the worst conditions nature has to offer. Our skippers are well trained and regularly undergo safety and first aid training. However, it is up to each guest to stay vigilant and follow the skippers safety instructions.