FAQ

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Why sail with Sail Away Yacht Holidays?

From the moment you step on board the yacht Inachos you are beginning a sailing holiday in Greece, you will never forget. Her friendly crew will ensure you feel welcome and relaxed from day one and our knowledge and experience of the Ionian will take you to places only accessible by sea. Take an active part in sailing, decide the itinerary or just relax – the choice is yours.

What is covered by the price of the charter?

Included in the charter price are most items, including:

  • The Skipper!
  • All mooring and port fees
  • All diesel
  • A Greek style breakfast on just the first morning
  • Linen and blankets
  • Use of a dinghy with outboard
What will I have to pay for myself?

The price of your holiday covers most items but you will have to pay for the following:

  • Air fares
  • Airport transfer – this is by taxi and is approximately 45 Euros each way
  • Food and drink other than the first breakfast
What is the cancellation policy?

The weather is hot and sunny! So a good pair of sunglasses is essential as is plenty of sun cream! Slip on swim shoes will allow access to some of the pebbly beaches. Generally, you will require light summer clothing. However, in June a light cardigan or jumper for the evenings may be useful.

What should I bring with me?

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Do you provide bed linen and towels?

We provide all bed linen but ask that you bring towels.

I am new to sailing. Is this holiday suitable for me?

No previous sailing experience is necessary to enjoy a holiday on Inachos. She is an ideal vessel to learn the ropes under the care of your skipper or you can just sit back and take in the views and the sun. The beauty of booking with Sail Away Holidays is that the choice is yours.

What is the payment procedure?

A deposit of 30% of the total price of the holiday is payable at the time of booking. The balance is payable not later than 6 weeks before the start date of the holiday.

What are the meal arrangements?

You can obtain fresh food for lunch and breakfast daily from local shops and evening meals are usually taken at local Tavernas and we will recommend our favourites.

Are the any preorganised events?

No. We don’t pre-organise events.

Can I charge my mobile, camera, laptop?

Yes. All electrical goods that can be charged using a 12v car adapter can be charged when we are running under engine which we normally do every day for short periods. When we obtain shore power usual 240v charging with a standard 3 pin plug is accessible on board or in Tavernas.

Is there snorkeling equipment on board?

We have several sets of snorkels, masks and fins on board which you are welcome to use.

Where are the cash machines?

Cash machines are readily available and can be found in most of the ports and harbours we visit.

When we leave the boat, how secure are my personal belongings?

We always lock the yacht and make it as secure as possible when we are away from it.

Where can we sail to?

A one week sailing holiday will allow us to visit up to five different islands and we can be flexible about the route we take. A two week holiday will allow us to travel further and this can include the historical island of Corfu

What happens if I need medical assistance?

Medical assistance will never be far away. All the islands we visit have medical facilities with a hospital on the islands of both Lefkas and Kefalonia.

Can we drink the water from the yacht's water tanks?

We carry over 500 litres of water on board and it is perfectly drinkable. However, we have a large fridge and most prefer to buy bottled water and drink it chilled.

How do I get from the airport to the yacht?

From the airport a friendly taxi driver will be there to whisk you to the yacht and will be available again to return you at the end of your holiday.

What happens if our flight arrives late?

This will not cause a problem. Make contact with us when you land and we will advise the best course of action. If the plane is not overly delayed, it should simply be a case of transferring to the yacht as planned. If other guests are on board and your flight is extensively delayed we will meet you later at the designated first port of call which will be accessible by taxi.

Can we buy provisions around the islands?

Yes, provisions of all sorts (fresh fruit, bread, drinks etc.) are available at all the islands we visit.

Can I use 240volt appliances on board, for example, a hairdryer?

These items can only be used when we have access to shore power and as we are often in bays and small harbours this facility is rarely available. We do not recommend bringing hairdryers.

Do the showers provide hot water?

Both showers on board have hot water and can provide hot showers for all on board. There are also very often shower facilities ashore.

What entertainment systems are on board?

The yacht has a radio, CD and MP3 player with both saloon and deck speakers.

Can I bring my own CD's or MP3 player?

Yes you are welcome to play your own CD’s and plug in your MP3 player to the yacht’s system.

Are there charts and pilot books on board?

We carry an extensive range of charts to cover the Ionian sea and beyond. We also have the pilot book written and compiled by Rod Heikell which makes for interesting reading.

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