Frequently Asked Questions
Questions? We will try to help you here
Before you book
- What obligations does the skipper has?
The skipper only has the responsibility to pilot the boat and keep the boat’s deck clean. The normal thing is that the passengers help in the navigation and the skipper participates in the tasks of on board as one more of the group.
- Is it necessary to know how to sail to rent a boat?
The charter company offers you the possibility of leaving the responsibility of piloting in the hands of a professional skipper.
- Can I choose the route if I go with a skipper?
Yes, but the skipper is the one who knows the area and has the meteorological information to decide on the last moment. The safety of all people and the boat has priority, first of all.
- Do I need to have the title corresponding to the length of the chosen boat?
Yes, for rental boats without skipper.
- If I have the corresponding title but I have no experience, Can I rent it?
Legally you could, but you should not do it. Piloting a boat is a responsibility. Your colleagues trust you and the sea you can give some surprise by the weather changes that can put your security at stake. With group outings with skipper you can acquire the necessary experience for future outings without skipper. In addition, some rental companies, even with the necessary qualifications, can demand a certain experience to rent the boat without a skipper.
- How many people can go on the boat?
It depends on the documents of the boat. Each boat is approved for a specific navigation area and for a specific number of passengers. When you do the reservation you must be sure about the number of passengers you are going to be and inform the rental company.
- Is there a minimum rental time?
Yes. The normal thing is that the minimum time for rent is half day, normally 4 hours.
- How far can I go?
As far as you wish, as long as you keep in mind that you need a time to go and another to return, you have to keep in mind that depending on the degree you have, you have limited distance from the coast. Boats are also limited to a certain distance from the coast.
- Is it mandatory to sleep in port?
No, in fact, a magnificent experience is to anchor in safe places where you can spend the night without noises around the sea. Normally the rental price includes the mooring at the base port, but if you decide to spend the night in another port the costs are borne by the client.
- What equipment will I find on the boat?
The rental boats are fully equipped for navigation, you will find everything what is needed: nautical charts and courses in the area. GPS, radar, radio and all the electronics to make the navigation safe, as well as the obligatory safety materials.
- What do I have to take on board?
In addition to your luggage and food, it will be necessary to know if the rent includes sheets and towels.
- What extra expenses are there?
Firstly, the cost of the rental and we must take into account, the deposit that will be returned to us on the last day if we return the boat in perfect condition. The cost of the employer, if we have hired him and the final cleaning that is mandatory. Also, in the larger boats, the cost of the fuel will be borne by the customers.
- What expenses will we have during the trip?
The cost of mooring at the base port is included. The rest of the moorings as well as the gasoline used and the provisioning is paid by the client.
- What if I have an accident?
You must locate the rental company to let them know what has happened so that they can carry out the procedures that solve the problem. Make sure you have a contact phone to call if there is any unforeseen during the navigation, or you need to ask something.
- what if the engine of the boat is damaged?
You must contact the rental company that usually has contracted multi-assistance insurance for send a mechanic to the place where you are and fix it.
- What does the rental company commit to?
The rental company is committed to deliver a boat in perfect condition and fully equipped to have a perfect navigation.