How does it work with a private charter?
Customised private charters
Want to bring your own group of friends or family? Great ! We can customise a trip for you which suits your pace and places you’d like to go.
That’s within logistical reason, of course – sailing from Athens to Crete to Istanbul in one week isn’t going to happen! When you are looking at distances, allow around 5 knots as an average sailboat speed. (Although not strictly accurate, think of a knot as “a mile per hour”).
In the Med, our usual trip duration is a week; for Greece AND Turkey, we really need around 10 days to make it worthwhile with the extra paperwork and distances. Sometimes we are able to offer shorter trips (only within Greece).
In SE Asia, our trip duration is more flexible. Eg, our shareboat trips in Thailand are 8 days; and this is our favourite timeframe, to fit in all the best spots. But if you’d like something different – just drop us a line and ask!
Sailing with kids
Kids on board on a private charter? No problem! It can be a great learning experience for the whole family. But we would recommend a minimum age of around 5-6 yrs old unless your kid(s) – and you – are already used to sailboat life. Otherwise, it’s unlikely to be exactly a “relaxing” vacation for the parents…