1- Will I need a visa to enter the visited islands? And what are the requirements?
It depends on your nationality and the destination of the cruise. You might need a visa. The best way is to contact us if you have any doubts and we will advise and help you with all the needed documents for obtaining a touristic visa.
2- Is smoking allowed?
For safety reasons, and to prevent lingering odors remaining to disturb the comfort of present or future guests, smoking is not permitted inside the yacht. But of course smoking is permitted on deck in the open air.
3- Is there a music installation on board?
4- Are music instruments allowed onboard?
Musical instruments of any kind are welcomed on board except for pianos since they can be a bit problematic ;)...
5- Does the price include the airfare?
As our passengers join us from all over the world, the Sailtogether.com fee does not cover the airfare to our points of departures.
6- What should we take with us as luggage?
Swimsuits, sunglasses & sun lotion
Docksides, sandals or similar
A pair of shoes or sandals that are waterproof (to protect you from sea urchins, coral reefs...)
A sweater or sweatshirt (at night it can be a bit chilly)
A short wet suit or sweatshirt to wear for snorkeling if you wish to go for long periods
A nice outfit to wear when we go out at night (very casual)
Not many clothes: we will be in our swimsuits most of the time, so we encourage you to travel light
Please pack all these things in a foldable bag (backpack or similar)!
7- How much pocket money should we bring?
It depends on your expenses, but the average is around 150$ per person per week.
8- If you arranged for me and I already paid for the airport taxi transfers, how will I find the taxi driver at the airport?
The taxi driver will be waiting for you at the exit gate at the airport and he will be holding a paper with our logo printed on it.
9- Which is the nearest airport?
*Turkey or the Greek islands: The airport of Dalaman (1.5 hours by taxi) or the airport of Bodrum (2 hours by taxi)
*Caribbean: St Martin or Martinique depending on the itinerary.
10- Who is the contact in case of problems?
You can contact Laurent Messarra by whatsapp on 0096171203003
11- Do I need a personal travel insurance?
Everybody should have a medical travel insurance that covers him or her for the duration of the cruise (obligatory). If you do not have one, please inform us at least 15 days prior to departure so that we can purchase it for you. It costs 20 USD.
12- What does the medical insurance include?
The proposed personal travel insurance includes the following: travel information service, referral to medical correspondents abroad, long distance medical advice, dispatch of a specialized physician, delivery of urgent messages, evacuation and/or medical repatriation, emergency dental care, transportation to join beneficiary, return of dependent children, repatriation of mortal remains, sea & mountain search and rescue, cover of medical expenses and hospitalization abroad.
13- Waiver, Release & Assumption of risk.
Every participant is requested to sign one form upon embarkation.
1- Can I come with a friend(s)?
Sure you can, but don't feel like you are going to be left out if you don't, as many of our passengers come on their own.
2- Can friends be assigned to the same yacht?
Of course. If your group is larger than 12 (the maximum capacity of our yachts), you will be on 2 or 3 boats, but we will always be sailing, mooring, and eating together. It will practically seem as if it was one boat--except when sailing from place to place, when we will be racing each other there :)
3- Are children accepted on board?
Yes, of course children are accepted on board. But children and teenagers under 18 should present an approval letter from their parents if they want to join without them.
4- What is the minimum and maximum age?
There is no maximum or minimum age… the youngest we had onboard was a cute 6 months old little girl and the oldest was an 84 years old man. They were both very inspiring to everyone!
1- Do I need prior sailing experience?
No prior sailing experience is required at all!! If you want to learn about sailing, we’ll be delighted to teach you. However, there are no obligations whatsoever.
2- How many will we be on the yacht?
The sailing yachts or catamarans that we use have 5 - 6 cabins per boat, which means you will be with a maximum of 10 – 12 persons together, unless you want to charter the yacht exclusively.
3- What about safety on board?
All our sailing yachts have life saving equipment. We always stay connected to other vessels through VHF and we are officially subscribed and equipped with COSPAS-SARSAT SYSTEM, the number one international search and rescue system via satellite.
And besides all that, according to statistics, sailing is the safest method of transportation. It is safer than cars, planes, trains...
4- Can we learn to sail during this cruise?
This cruise is an excellent introduction to the world of navigation, the sea and sailing. Those interested can learn to point on a map using the GPS, take the helm and handle the sails while learning the basics and techniques of navigation.
Following their trip people wishing to deepen their knowledge will be guided to a special school for academic courses to obtain an internationally recognized diploma.
5- Will we encounter bad weather?
No, the choice of season in every destination we operate in depends on the sea and wind conditions in such a way that we are sure not to encounter any bad weather. We follow the sunshine :). Summer in Mediterranean and winter in the Tropics...
6- Is there a motor on the boat if the wind stops?
7- How many hours do we sail per day?
In general it varies between 3 and 7 hours daily.
8- Do we sail during the night?
9- Do we go ashore when we stop?
Yes, we visit the islands, the villages, the ruins, etc.
10- Will we lose sight of land and islands during our cruise?
No, we will always see the land, even when we cross between islands. We will always have at least one island in sight.
11- Are there showers and hot water on the yacht?
12- Is it possible to have GSM network on board?
Yes, we will have a GSM network on board most of the time as most of the islands are covered by local networks.
1- What do we eat on the sailboat?
Before the departure we shall take care of the travel provision by ensuring food and beverage provision; we will purchase everything necessary for breakfast (bread, coffee, tea, milk, eggs, cheese, assorted cooked meats, jams, honey, corn flakes…), for the dinners and meals (vegetables, fruits, pastry, rice, pasta, meat, chicken, fish (depending on the fishermen of the group: the more we catch, the more we eat :)), conserves, spices, oils, sauces, dried fruits, chocolates, biscuits, snacks, potato chips & appetizers, etc…), Drinks and beverages: flat & sparkling water, wine, beer, soft drinks, juices, milk…)
*Please feel free to bring along any kind of food or drink that you like & didn’t find in the list above.
2- What if I have special dietary needs?
No problem. We make sure we always have nutritious and great-tasting ingredients. But if you have special needs such as allergies or if you are a vegetarian, make sure to let us know prior to the sailing cruise and we will have what you need on board. If you want really special stuff, you can bring along all you need.
3- Who cooks during the trip?
4- Can we bring our own alcoholic beverages to the yacht?
Yes, of course you can bring your own beverages. We provide you with the soft drinks, juices, beer, wine & raki that are always available on board. You can bring different beverages of your choice (whiskey, vodka, rum, gin, tequila…)
5- Can we bring along a specialty food or drink from our country and share it with the group?
Since we’ll be a cosmopolitan group joining from all around the globe, it’s not mandatory but highly appreciated to bring along a specialty food or drink (something salty or sweet, or alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages…) from your own country or region so that we can share our specialties with each other and enjoy the variety of the group.