FAQ

Our detailed answers to your most frequent questions 

Learn about sailing in Greece and booking a bareboat or crewed yacht charter through Nausail. Contact us to find out more and begin your sailing journey.

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NAUSAIL YACHT CHARTERS

FAQ

WHERE ARE YOU BASED? HOW CAN I GET THERE?

Our yachts are conveniently located all around Greece! Athens (Alimos and Lavrio marinas), Paros, Corfu, Lefkas, Kos, Rhodes and Skiathos are our main hubs. All marinas can be easily reached within 20-45 mins from the closest international airport. It is also possible to arrange your own transportation (ferry, car, bus etc).

We are able to arrange boat pick-ups or drop-offs at any location in Greece for an extra cost.  In all cases, we will be happy to assist with taxis or other arrangements and provide further guidance according your travel plans.

WHERE COULD WE BUY FOOD/PROVISIONS FOR OUR TRIP?

Groceries, food, drinks, medicines and a wide variety of items (clothing, sunscreen etc) are conveniently available in the supermarkets and stores located near the marinas. Some of the stores provide delivery services, whereby you can visit the store or order online and have the goods delivered on board at a specified date/time before your departure. We will also assist by providing a full list of groceries that we recommend having on board for your sailing vacation.

DO YOU ALLOW CHILDREN ON-BOARD?

Sure! Sailing is a great experience for children of all ages. We will always ask whether you have children on board so we can provide appropriate life jackets.

Older children (6+ years old) will quickly adapt to the yacht premises and love being close to the water thoughout your holiday! For the younger ones (2-5 years old), for your peace of mind we recommend paying the extra fee of 120 for a safety net around the rails.

PAYMENT METHODS: CASH OR CREDIT CARD?

There are 3 elements to your booking:

  1. Sailing yacht: we accept payments by wire transfer or credit card. In case of card payment, we will need to apply a 2.5% surcharge due to the high bank fees.
  2. Skipper/Crew: You will usually need to pay for the skipper in cash, on arrival. However, we can also take the payment by wire transfer or bank card (+2.5%), especially if you require a crew of 2 or more.
  3. Other cash payments: End-cleaning, watersports equipment (SUPs, Kayaks, Sea Scooters) and other extras must be paid in cash, at check-in.

In the islands, you will easily find ATMs to withdraw cash should you need it for taxis, buses or tipping. All other transactions can be easily performed by bank card as the vast majority of cafes, tavernas, restaurants, grocery stores, shops, whether small or large, have POS available.

IS IT POSSIBLE TO COOK LUNCH OR DINNER ON BOARD?

Absolutely! All boats have a refrigerator and often a freezer, where you can store food supplies. The kitchen is fully equipped with a gas stove and oven and all the essentials for cooking, serving and eating.

In case you have a chef on board, you are lucky! He/she will be able to cook and serve delicious Greek recipes or other dishes of your choice while you enjoy the sea, the sun, or just relax on deck!

PACKING: WHAT DO WE NEED TO BRING FOR OUR SAILING TRIP?

Sailing, swimming, sun bathing, walking around and exploring old towns and ancient sites are the main activities during your sailing trip.

For easier storage in the yacht premises, it is advisable to pack everything in foldable soft cover luggage. Do not forget your beach  beach essentials such as swim wear, sunglasses, sunscreen, hats, beach towels and flip flops.

For sailing & exploring: T-shirts, shorts, light clothes, sneakers/rubber shoes, a light sweater and jacket (preferebly water/wind resistant) for dining outside and your night walks. If you are sailing in April/May or after mid September, warmer clothes (hoodie or warm jacket) will be needed as nights can get chilly.

There is no real dresscode for bars and nightclubs, so just dress comfortably and enjoy the exciting nightlife of Athens and the islands!

SNORKELLING EQUIPMENT: IS THAT INCLUDED?

Of course! All our yachts include at least 4 sets of snorkelling equipment, depending on the boat size. Special sizes (masks, fins) for children are often available.

However, if your shoe size is extra large (44+ EU / 12+ US) we may be unable to provide fins that suit you. No worries though – we will always let you know in advance and you will have the chance to bring your own or buy these upon arrival.