A: Whether you’re sailing Croatia, Turkey or Greece, check in at 1pm on Saturday for an early afternoon sail. You return to port on Friday afternoon with departure around 3pm.
A: The boats we use are sailing yachts – not high-capacity motor cruisers. Our yachts are designed to use the wind to sail – giving you a true sailing holiday experience! The yacht still has an engine, but it’s used only if there is too little wind or to manoeuvre in smaller inlets.
A: No. Your yacht will be skippered by a fully qualified Yacht Master – so all you have to do is lie back and relax!
A: Yes – you can learn how to sail free of charge on board our yachts during your sailing holiday. All our Skippers are professional sailors who will be happy to teach you everything they know about sailing.
A: In Croatia, Turkey and Greece, the temperature ranges from mid-to-late 20C to early 30C. The water ranges from 23-27C – bliss! (Don’t forget your sunscreen and hat!)
A: Our trips attract 20-to-35-year-olds and we will always make sure we pair you with likeminded travellers who are looking for the same type of holiday experience as you.
A: MedSailors’ prices are based on two people sharing, so if you’re travelling solo, we’ll pair you with a likeminded traveller of the same sex in a bunk-bed room.
A: Each of our yachts accommodate between 8-10 people, and there will be five to eight yachts in your flotilla.
A: Absolutely! If you book a sailing holiday for eight people (or nine or ten in Greece and Turkey), you will all be on the same yacht. If there are more than ten, can accommodate you, and we’ll make sure you’ll all be sailing in the same flotilla.
A: Yes, if you give us enough notice, we’ll ensure you’re sailing with your friends! Get in touch and let us know their booking reference number.
A: Breakfast and lunch are included in the price of your sailing holiday. For dinner, you’re free to explore the restaurants of Croatia, Greece and Turkey – your Skipper will be pleased to recommend their favourites!
A: Yes. There are no hidden fees in our prices. Unlike other sailing providers, we are happy for you to bring soft drinks, snacks and alcohol on board. MedSailors will provide drinking water free of charge throughout your trip.
A: The Premier Plus yachts are the new model of the Premier yachts, so offer a more modern interior and design. Click here for more info [click through to our yachts page]
A: Incredibly comfortable! Your two-berth cabin will either feature a double bed or a bunk bed – depending on what you require. There are at least two bathrooms as well as a kitchen and communal area. On board you’ll find fridges, so you can bring your own snacks and drinks free of charge.
A: Yes. They are European sockets, so you will need to bring a conversion adapter for your other devices. Our yachts also have iPod-compatible stereos and jacks, so you can play your favourite tunes!
A: Your Skipper. They are aged between mid-20s and 30s, British, European or Australasian, and will have expert knowledge on your holiday destination – from the sights to see to the local culture and traditions. All our crew speak English.
A: They are all RYA certified Yacht Masters. This means as well as being fully qualified sailors, they are happy to teach you how to sail, which is free of charge during your sailing holiday.
A: Swimming gear and towel, summer clothes and flip-flops in a soft-sided bag – we advise against hard-cased, wheelie suitcases. The less you pack, the more room on board and in your cabin, making for a more comfortable sailing holiday!
A: We provide all the linen you need, including sheets, pillows and bath towels.
A: For the comfort of guests, we restrict luggage to 20kg per person. If you have excess luggage, it can be kept in our storage facilities at the marina for a small fee.
A: No. Most guests choose to go barefoot or wear flip-flops on board the yacht. Trainers are advisable for some of the excursions, such as hiring a cycle.
A: The currency in Croatia is the Croatian Kuna (not Euro); Greece uses the Euro; and Turkey uses the Turkish Lira. We recommend drawing out cash in small amounts during your sailing holiday as there are many ATMs on our routes.
A: You can book flights with easyJet, Ryan Air, Monarch, Wizz Air, Aegean Airlines, Thomas Cook and Pegasus. Our staff can offer further advice on flights and transfers.
A: No. Please see a full list of countries exempt from visas for Greece and Croatia here: www.visahq.co.uk. But you must make sure your passport has at least six months before its expiry date.
A: This will need to be done in person at the Croatian or Greek Embassies. You will need to show proof of booking, which you can request from our office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check with your local consulate for further details or visit www.visahq.co.uk.
A: Most guests need to pay for an e-visa before departure, or you will have to apply for a visa upon arrival. Check with your local consulate for further details or visit www.visahq.co.uk.
A: Catch a ferry from Ancona, Italy, to Split, Croatia – it’s an affordable and comfortable overnight trip.
A: Yes. We have never had an incident of theft on any of our sailing trips. Valuables can be safely stored in your cabin or below deck.
A: Yes. All our solo guests are well looked after by our experienced Guest Managers and Skippers.
A: Your Guest Manager and Skipper know where to get access to medical help in every location and will be able to assist you in getting there as quickly as possible.
A: During peak season the water is calm and, on most days, you won’t even feel the swell. If it’s slightly windier, we recommend anti-motion sickness medication.
A: Life jackets are available on all our yachts and there will be plenty of other activities to keep you busy. Or, if you prefer, you can stick to lounging around, soaking up the rays on deck!
A: Yes. We recommend travel insurance in case of lost or damaged items or injury. All our sailing routes stay within 11km of land, so should be covered by most travel insurance policies, but do check with your provider.
A: Yes. There are safe parking spaces available for about £10 per day. For more information, please email us at email@example.com
A: By credit or debit card using http://www.medsailors.com/payment/ or see our bank details on the same page. All payments have to be made in GBP.
A: Yes. Do this either in your bank branch, or using your bank’s telephone banking facility. You must use our IBAN and SWIFT codes when making the transfer.
A: Around £15. Please make sure this cost is covered in your payment.
A: Yes. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy.
A: Yes. You must all use the group booking reference when making a payment.
A: In the My Booking [link to page]
page. It will take up to two days to show. If it fails to show, let us know the date of payment, amount paid and the reference used so we can track it.
A: Six nights’ accommodation on board your own yacht; a fully qualified Skipper; learning how to sail; breakfast and lunch; drinking water; a paddle board and snorkelling equipment (mask, fins and snorkel).
A: Spending money, visas, travel insurance, extra activities and excursions, flights and departure taxes. Dinner isn’t included so you can choose from the range of restaurants and bars on offer at each of our destinations – or ask your Skipper to recommend their favourites.
A: Yes, MedSailors is happy to allow you to bring drinks and snacks on board. There are shops at most of our destinations so you can replenish your supplies. We supply drinking water free of charge throughout your trip.
A: Yes. Your Skipper will ensure there are options for you. However, the range of specialist foods can be limited in certain areas, so do bring your favourite products along!
A: Around £25-£30 per day will be enough for food, drinks and spending money. Prices for extra excursions are typically from £10 for scooter hire / wine tasting to £30 for organised tours. Further details will be available in your pre-departure document.
A: The local payment amounts to £60 in the local currency and can be paid directly to your skipper upon arrival. This payment covers tourist taxes, marina and port fees and fuel for the week.
A: You will board the late afternoon ferry to Mykonos from the Rafina marina ferry terminal outside Athens, arriving around 10pm. Ticket prices and timings will be confirmed when ferry companies release their 2014 summer schedule.
A: MedSailors offers a transfer that departs every Friday. From the ACI Marina in Split we depart at 2pm to Dubrovnik, where you will disembark at the Dubrovnik Bus Station located close to the town centre. The Dubrovnik to Split transfer departs at 6pm from Dubrovnik Bus Station, terminating at the Split Bus Station in the centre of town. Tickets can be booked on the My Booking page
at £20 per person.
A: Yes. You can book half-day Scuba trips at several destinations, provided you have a PADI open water qualification. Your Guest Manager can help you to book this and will let you know how to make your way back to the yacht.