Each sailing party should have at
least two members possessing certificates of sailing competence.
In the event that we are not assured that the client is suitably
experienced, we reserve the right to refuse the handing over of
the boat or to hire a skipper for the entire duration of the charter
at the client's expense.
These are clearly outlined in the contract, which will be sent to
you after your notification of interest.
What the charter rate includes and
does not include:
- Food and
- Diesel fuel
and fresh water
- Mooring marina
and canal fees, if any
- Crew fees
personal holiday insurance, if any
- The full
use of the yacht and equipment
- Clean linen,
towels, and blankets
from our staff at the base
boat will be delivered with full diesel and fresh water tanks plus
two propane bottles for the gas store. At redelivery, our clients
will be expected to return the boat in the same condition or pay
for any differences.
deposit must be left with the company prior to departure, which
will be refunded at the end of the cruise provided that no damage/loss
has occurred to the yacht or equipment.
yachts managed by Albatross are insured against the risk of liability
to third parties and damage to hull, machinery, or equipment. There
is a deductible provision, the amount of which is related to the
size of the boat.
drink, and other provisions are conveniently obtainable on most
islands, at markets near to mooring sites. Initial provisioning
will be done at dockside by special delivery vehicle prior to embarkation.
Because "dining out" on the islands is inexpensive, as well as entertaining,
charterers are encouraged, when provisioning, to emphasize supplies
for breakfast and lunch.
hired to man Albatross yachts have been closely associated with
Albatross for many years. They are experienced sailors and are personally
acquainted with the islands and waters of the entire Mediterranean.
Each skipper has met strict Albatross standards for sailing ability
and personal manner.
Albatross skippers speak fluent English, and many are conversant
in other languages as well. They are excellent instructors, sociable
and outgoing by nature, courteous, and always cooperative. Albatross
skippers never forget their responsibility for making the charterer
feel completely at home on what is, for the duration of the cruise,
the charterer's yacht!
some of them.
rate guides, deckhands, and cooks can also be engaged on Albatross
yachts upon request.
of the yachts
yachts will be delivered in a thoroughly clean condition. Cleaning
equipment is carried on board, and we will expect the boats to be
delivered back to us in the same condition.
and -out procedures
yachts will be ready upon client's arrival. Our staff will demonstrate
and clarify all the features of the boat and will obtain departure
permission from the authorities. The necessary check-out procedures
will be made upon client's return by our waiting shore staff.
boats charters with a skipper
a bare boat charter includes a hired skipper, the charterer is still
responsible for the hired yacht and for fulfilling the terms of
the contract. The obligations and rights of the hired skipper are
described on a pamphlet which
will be given to the client on request.
: Duffel bags or other forms of soft luggage
: Soft rubber-sole shoes, boat shoes, or sandals
- Hats :
Hats with brims that offer protection against the sun
: Specific medication used by charterers should be brought
along in sufficient quantity for the total trip.
lotions : Light, skin-absorbing lotions and creams are preferred.
Avoid oily, greasy substances that can be dangerously slippery.
: Casual, comfortable clothing is best for everyday cruising.
A dress-up outfit may be useful for special visits and evenings
out. Include shorts, T-shirts, bathing suits, light cotton jeans
and shirts, and depending on the season, a light windbreak and
cassettes/CD's : Cassette or CD players are standard on virtually
every yacht. Bring your favorite cassettes or CD's to assure the
music you prefer.
steps in chartering a Albatross boat are:
The client chooses the type of boat desired, the exact dates for
sailing, and the number of people in the sailing group.
On notification of desire to charter, Albatross puts a "hold" on
the boat requested, reserving it for 7 to 10 days.
The client will receive a Albatross charter agreement which must
be signed and returned with a specified deposit check for 50% of
the charter fee, within the time indicated by Albatross.
the "hold" period, the boat cannot be booked by another client.
Consequently, Albatross must insist that the signed agreement and
deposit be received within the time requested.)
The charter is confirmed immediately upon receipt of the signed
charter agreement and deposit.
balance of the charter fee is due at embarkation before the boat
leaves the port.
currency unit is the Euro. Euros may be obtained at any Greek bank.
You can exchange drachmas in most islands in travel agencies and
electricity supply in Greece is an alternating current, 220 volts,
50 cycles. Appliances for 110 or 120 volts may be operated by using
step-down transformers having two separate windings which will eliminate
any danger of electric shock. Before taking any major American appliances
to Greece, it is advisable to check whether they can be adjusted
to Greek conditions.
are two different dialing systems in Greece -- tone and pulse. Therefore
telephone sets must be able to interchange from one to the other.
Dual voltage (220/1110 volts, 50/60 hertz) power adapters are required
for wireless telephone sets.
1, January 6, Lent Monday, March 25, Great Friday, Easter Monday,
May 1, June 19, August 15, October 28, December 25/26.
(Greater Athens area)
- Tourist Police
171 (inside Athens), 210-9227777
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- Poison control
Port Police Numbers