Cabin Charter Terms & Conditions

Please read and understand the terms and conditions below before making a booking.  If you have questions, please inform us as soon as possible. By confirming your booking you accept the terms and conditions included here below.  

Currency

All monetary figures are in Euro (EUR €) and all payments are inclusive of VAT and any other taxes, unless otherwise stated.  

Solo travelers

The cabin charter option is great for those who wish to share the yacht with other passengers, these cruises are friendly and warm, with always very good spirit on board.  Accommodation is usually  in double bed cabins ,  with some exceptions , depending on the yacht,  where a solo guest may be accommodated in a 2 x single bed cabin . Single supplement (single occupancy of a double cabin): + 65%  

Reservation – Payment 

Unless otherwise agreed by GSG, each traveler will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit of €250 , within five (5) business days from  reservation date. The 50% of the total charter fee (initial deposit included) ,  is payable within fifteen (15) business days from reservation,  to confirm your booking. Balance payment is due 45 days prior to embarkation.  If booking a charter date less than twelve (12) weeks before departure, payment will be required in full.  Confirmation of the booking cannot be given unless payment has been received. We prefer a bank transfer.  In case of paying by credit card, we will have to add a 2% bank fee to the total bill. When making payments, please ensure you have paid any transfer bank charges.  

Linens

One set of linen per week , including bed sheets (top and bottom), pillow, pillow case and blanket, bath towel and face towel will be supplied for everyone on board . Beach towels are not provided. If extra linen is required, please give us at least two weeks notice, otherwise we may not have time to make the arrangements. There will be an additional charge at €20 / set .  ​

Water toys

Sets of snorkeling gear are provided on each boat. One SUP can be provided as well , at extra cost , Euro 130.- per week .  

Gratuities

Gratuities are not included in the price of the charter.  The MYBA (Mediterranean Yacht Brokers Association) issued tipping policy guidelines that range from 5% to 15% of your total charter price as the customary range.  

Itinerary

Our skippers will follow the itinerary; however there may be circumstances out of their control where this may not be possible.  The skipper has authority to change the itinerary when and   where he/she deems fit.  These will be for safety reasons or adverse weather conditions. Dangerous winds may dictate we take another marina/port/berth to the listed itinerary. If the group collectively requests a change to the itinerary, the decision to do so will be at the skipper’s discretion. ​

Embarkation and Disembarkation

All GSG holidays end at 9am on the following Saturday. This is your time to disembark the yacht. You will arrive to your final port the evening before, on Friday by 18:00 latest.   

Check in / Boarding time

Your check in and boarding time are likely to be different. Unless otherwise stated, your check in time will be 17:00 and your boarding time can be up to 20:00.  If you are instructed to arrive early, please do. If you can’t be on time, please be early.  We will check you in and conduct a safety briefing.  If guests do not arrive by check-in time, we will assume you will fail to arrive and will sail without you. ​Notifying us of a late arrival does not guarantee that we will wait; we have a schedule to keep and a holiday to begin for the guests that arrived on time. We are not obliged to wait and will not wait ,  unless you have a confirmation from us advising of this. There is a ‘no refund policy’ should you fail to arrive at the boat by check in, this will include but is not limited to missed flights, missed transfers, getting lost.  It is strongly advised to call your skipper if you believe you will be late.  Alternative arrangements may be made, or you may catch up with the tour later in the day, or the next day. If a marina starts their next billing cycle at and we’re charged an extra time berthing, this cost will be passed on to you.  It’s your responsibility to be on time.   

Excursions and onshore activities

You can participate with onshore tours and excursions, car, bike hire at your own risk.  All excursions are at your expense.  

Non-payment of booking / cancellation

If you fail to pay your deposit at the designated time, we will cancel your booking without notice and make the dates available to the public. If you fail to pay the balance of the booking price by the required date, you will forfeit your booking dates and deposit. We will attempt to contact you or your party organizer; however it is ultimately your responsibility to pay the balance by the agreed date.

Cancellation of bookings has the following refund percentages: 

  • Within 24 hours: 100% refund 
  • After 24 hours and up to 12 weeks from departure date: 50% refund
  • Less than 12 weeks from departure date: 0% refund

There is a strict no refund policy if you cancel your booking within twelve (12) weeks before your departure date.  

Cancellation by us

We aim to have  zero cancellations , however sometimes they may be unavoidable and therefore we reserve the right to do so. We will notify the guest or group organizer of any cancellations as soon as possible before departure date. We will offer you a choice of the following: reschedule to follow for the amended arrangements, or cancel the booking and receive a full refund of the sum paid to us. We will not refund other associated costs such as flights and transfers.  

Force Majeure

In this Clause, “Event of Force Majeure” means an event beyond the control of the Authority and the Operator, which prevents a Party from complying with any of its obligations under this Contract, including but not limited to: Act of God (such as, but not limited to, extreme weather, fires, explosions, earthquakes, drought, tidal waves and floods) , war, hostilities (whether war be declared or not) mobilization, requisition, or embargo, rebellion, revolution, contamination by radio-activity from any nuclear nuclear waste from the combustion of nuclear fuel, radio-active toxic explosive, or other hazardous properties of any explosive nuclear assembly or nuclear component of such assembly, riot, commotion, strikes, go slows, lock outs or disorder, or acts or threats of terrorism.  In the event that Gay Sailing Greece are not able to carry out the services contracted due to reasons out of our control, we will not be liable.  The boats in Gay Sailing Greece fleet are fully serviced and maintained on an annual basis and also conduct running servicing throughout the season to keep everything in working order.  In the event of emergency repairs during your itinerary, it may be the case that we spend an extra day in a particular location.  Although this is unforeseen and unpreventable, there will be no monetary compensation for a change in the itinerary; it means you get an extra day to enjoy that stop.  The skipper will discuss options with the group and come to a decision about how to make up the time. ​If the winds are in excess / forecast to be in excess of 25 knots, the boat(s) must find shelter and are not permitted to leave the safety of the marina / harbor / bay.  This will also result in a change in the itinerary.  We will always put your safety first, even if this means a change to your itinerary.  ​The itinerary is a proposed itinerary and if the weather doesn’t allow for safe passage, it may result in a changed itinerary, including staying in port. Any additional water taxi’s / ferries to continue to a proposed port is the financial responsibility of the guest. ​

Meals

We provide breakfast and lunch on full days, excluding embarkation and disembarkation days. On disembarkation day, we will provide a basic breakfast, as we are restricted for time with an 8:00am guest check out. We provide three options for your meals: Mediterranean style and vegetarian. We will ask you in advance of your voyage for your preference. It’s important to notify us of your preference, as we order provisions accordingly ,a week in advance. If you fail to notify us of your preference, we may not be able to accommodate you .  

Liability

GSG, operate in accordance with local law and regulations. All due care will be provided to ensure the safety of your personal belongings, however GSG ,will not be held liable for replacement of your personal belongs if there is a break in or theft on the yacht.  It is your responsibility to have adequate travel insurance before setting foot on board, covering you for personal possessions and against injury. Your skipper will provide a safety briefing before all departures and will not leave the marina until everyone is satisfied with their obligations and the skipper is satisfied that everyone understands. GSG will not be held liable for any injuries due to guest negligence or mishaps. Sailing is an active sport with variables such as wind, water, moving objects and other vessels.  All care will be provided and guest safety is the priority of the skipper, however GSG will not be held liable for any unforeseen incidents involving guest injury. Guests may not wish to participate in active sailing, however by setting foot on board and embarking with us on a sailing holiday, you assume any associated risks including but not limited to cuts, bruises, sprains, broken bones or rope burn.  

Skipper authority and dispute resolution

The skipper has final say and ultimate authority on board the yacht.  Unless you have chartered the entire yacht, there is a high chance you will be sailing with other guests.  All guests must be respected at all time, including but not limited to guest personal space, personal possessions, quiet time in the AM and PM, allowing for fellow guests to sleep if they have retired to their quarters for the evening and respect of opinion.  If the skipper’s involvement is required in dispute resolution, his/her say is final.  If an individual or group refuse or are unable to comply with the skipper’s requests, it may be requested that the offending person(s) are removed from the tour with immediate effect.  If a person or group is removed from a tour, it will be their responsibility to find subsequent transport and accommodation.  There will be no refunds provided.  

Behavior and early termination of tour

A responsible level of behavior and consideration is expected whilst you are on board our yachts and you must comply with the yachts rules and regulations. You will be liable for any damage or loss caused by you or by person(s) in your party whilst on board. If you or any person(s) in your party are deemed to be in our reasonable opinion behaving in a manner, which is likely to cause danger or distress to any third party or property, we are entitled to terminate our agreement with the person(s) involved without notice or refund. We also have the right to remove the person(s) involved from the vessel and have no further responsibilities towards the person(s). If the matters are serious, the local Police may be involved.  ​The skipper’s decisions are final.  In case of disputes or misunderstandings, the skipper’s decision is to be respected.  

Personal responsibilities

  • All person(s) intending to travel must be at least 20 years of age on the date of departure. 
  • Your personal responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Personal travel insurance,
  • Current and valid passport,
  • Travel arrangements to and from the embarkation and disembarking ports/marinas,
  • You are responsible for notifying your skipper or GSG of any delays .
  • Dinner meal arrangements,
  • Your personal safety on board and in port,
  • Bringing all medication for any illnesses or ailments,
  • Notifying your skipper of any physical or medical conditions, current or otherwise,
  • Notifying your skipper if you cannot swim or suffer from any medical conditions including but not limited to panic attacks, diabetes, heart condition, black outs or epilepsy,
  • Follow all instructions given by your skipper,
  • Treat the yacht and equipment with care, which includes cleaning after yourself, keeping your cabin and head (toilet) clean and keeping the common areas clean and tidy,
  • If we have to excessively request you clean after yourself, we will impose a €200 cleaning supplement or if this isn’t paid, we may request that you leave the boat,
  • Report to the skipper any instances of other guests abusing the yacht, yacht equipment or guest’s possessions,
  • You are responsible for personal items and the Company is not liable for any loses.
  • It is your responsibility to check you have all your possessions before you disembark the yacht.
  • Pets are not permitted on board the yacht.

  Additional costs

If you plan on taking a water taxi to another island, these costs will be borne by you.  Once the yacht has taken a berth/mooring/anchor it will not be used as transport to nearby islands.   Guests are required to pay for any cave entry fees or other off-boat excursions. You may request a list of additional extras, which include but are not limited to: additional linen, stand up paddle board. The crew is there to maintain a general standard of cleanliness and is not cleaners. If it’s deemed that guests are excessively soiling the boat, the skipper will raise it and if it continues to happen we will impose a €200 cleaning fee.  

Personal Insurance

We require that all our guests are insured against personal accident ( obligatory ) and we suggest a travel cancellation cover as well ( optional ) .  

Damages and unforeseen costs

There are a few rules to follow while on your holiday, most of which will be covered by your skipper for a smooth trip. There are a few rules that must be adhered to and it’s important we bring it to your attention before your trip to minimize the possibility of things going wrong and attracting unforeseen charges.  While in a marina, you are not permitted to use your head (toilet), you should use the marina’s facilities.  If you pump the head into the marina water, the skipper may be fined for this.  This charge will be passed onto you. Absolutely no personal hygiene products are to be pumped through the toilet.  Any blockages of marina toilets are charged to the guest at €250 per toilet blocked.  It’s important to arrive at the marina at the specified time for your check in.  If the boat leaves the marina late, the skipper is likely to be charged for another full day.  The marina doesn’t make any allowances for late arrivals and our late departure.  This charge will be passed onto you.  If there are any damages made to the boat or broken inventory, these charges will be passed onto you.  

Boats

As we have a growing fleet, boats/yachts may vary from time to time and may be different to those in our photos.  We reserve the right to replace/swap boats at the last minute due to unforeseen circumstances.  

Changes

We reserve the right to amend these terms and conditions at any time, without notice to you. We reserve the right to change the pricing structure of our tours without notice. We reserve the right to change any part of the itinerary, whether we published the amends online or not.