Q: Do I have to charter the entire boat?
A: No. Our trips are priced by the berths. There are two berths per cabin. This approach allows you to be a guest without having to assemble a party for chartering a whole boat and hiring a crew.
Q: How many guys will be on the boat?
A: We typically limit the number of guests to 4. However, the boat has 3 cabins so we can accommodate up to 6 guests upon request.
Q: What are the sleeping arrangements?
A: Each cabin has two berths (mattresses) making a queen size bed. Cabins can be made up for couples (shared bedding) or singles (individual bedding) depending on your preference.
Q: Can I book a private cabin?
A: We'll make every effort to provide a single guy with his own room provided we're not fully booked. Otherwise, you can secure a private cabin for an additional 50% fee.
Q: None of my friends can join me on this trip. Can I come alone?
A: Yes, please come. Some of our charters have extra space and some groups are made up of guys just like you -- single (at least during the trip). We welcome single travelers whenever space allows. It's a great way to meet interesting guys from all over the world.
Q: How flexible are the itineraries?
A: We can be very flexible. While we have a general plan and route we plan to sail throughout the summer, we are open to stopping at your favorite beaches and towns and exploring new areas.
Q: What about onshore excursions?
A: Guests are responsible for booking their own onshore excursions. We will be happy to make recommendations based on our experience and assist you in any way we can.
Q; How do I book a trip?
A: Send us an email telling us where and when you would like to sail. A 50% deposit is required at time of booking. The remainder is due 30 days prior to departure. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you the contract and a link to send your deposit.
Q: What is the cancellation policy?
A: Deposits become nonrefundable 60 days prior to departure. No refunds are given for cancellations 30 days prior to departure; however we will try and reschedule your trip if at all possible.
Q: What forms of payment do you accept?
A: Deposits and final payments can be made through Pay Pal (cash or credit cards).
Q: Is it cool to be naked on the boat?
A: Absolutely. Anytime we're out sailing and our guests feel like stripping down, it's cool with us. We encourage uninhibited fun.
Q: Am I required to have sailing experience?
A: Not at all. We've got you covered. You're job is come, relax and enjoy the ride. If you're interested in learning about sailing or actively participating, you're welcome to join the skipper at the helm but it's not required.
Q: What about food and eating onboard?
A: Breakfast and lunch is included in the daily rate. Passengers are responsible for their own dinners when in port. Meals can be provided on the boat for a nominal fee (generally 8 euros each). In addition to being a terrific skipper, Alan is a good cook. Most guests enjoy shopping for local fruit, cheeses, breads, and desserts and sharing their favorite snacks.
Q: What beverages are available on the boat and can I bring my own aboard?
A: Soft drinks and water are available on board. You’re also welcome to bring other beverages of your choice on board.
Q: I'm not sure how much to pack. Can you guide me?
A: First of all, pack light. It not only makes traveling easier, it makes deciding what to wear easier too. Most people tend to over pack and end up wearing the same bathing suit and pair of shorts most of the trip; at least while on board. Hand washables are great. You can wash & rinse your favorite items and hang them out to dry. We have snorkels and fins on board for your use. Feel free to bring your iPod or CDs to share your favorite music.
Q: In addition to the daily rate, what other expenses should I plan on?
A: Port fees and gas expenses are will be totaled at the end of the trip and split among the passengers. Additionally, you are responsible for your own onshore excursions, dining and drinking expenses.
Q: How much are port fees and gas?
A: Weekly port fees and gas expenses typically come in around 100 Euros or less per person. Actual fees vary from port to port and country to country depending on amenities offered. Gas expenses are dependent on the amount of motoring vs. sailing required to get from place to place. Winds in Greece and Croatia are generally consistent; therefore we don't anticipate needing to run the engines often. We will be happy to discuss your itinerary and provide an estimate of the amount you should budget for port fees and gas.
Q: How much time will we spend sailing each day?
A: We generally plan on sailing about four (4) hours per day, depending on the distance from one destination to the next. Some days may require a full day of sailing to reach the next port. Sailing is subject to weather conditions. Sailing is not permitted if the wind has a force of 6-7 Beaufort.
Q: What if I have other questions?
A: Please don’t hesitate to call or email us for more information and answers to your questions. We can be reached at (+1) 510 387 9706 at GaySailingAdventures@gmail.com