In this section you will find all the useful information to prepare you to enjoy your sailing course in the best possible way, for any further information and curiosity contact us through our official channels.
All information on the charter is contained in the shared charter description page or in the shared documents.
There are some important things that every passenger must do to get on board:
- having read this useful information
- having read the terms and condition on this link
- having paid the due installments
- comunicate food intolerance and pharmacological treatments
If you have food intolerances, please comunicate this information some days prior the check-in, this will help us make a good galley for everyone. We are also available to take note of eating habits and preferences, but we cannot be sure of being able to satisfy every need.
If you are taking special treatment, you have to communicate this information to the on-board staff so that they can help you in case of need.
EMBARKATION AND DISEMBARKATION
Embarkation and disembarkation is in Naples, the boat is located in the center of Naples at the Darsena Acton a few steps from Piazza Plebiscito and the Maschio Angioino.
For boarding in Naples, the meeting point will be at the Molosiglio Gardens kiosk (look the map).
The boarding day is always a busy day and we therefore ask you the courtesy not to stop by the boats before the official opening of boarding, which will be communicated to you by owr crew.
The meeting time will be at check-in time mentioned on the charter description page or in the shared documents.
We are sorry but it will not be possible to leave any personal belongings on board before official boarding.
Place and time of the disembarkation are mentioned on the charter description page or in the shared documents.
Coming by train the best way is taking the underground to the Municipio stop and walking to the meeting place.
Coming by flight the best way is taking the Alibus to the Molo Beverello stop and walking to the meeting place.
For those coming by car, the most convenient way to park is at the Molosiglio Gardens, entrusting the car and its keys to the trusted Michele valet in the area.
Of course Taxi is also a good way but please ask and negotiate the price before getting in to the taxi (here you can find the official pricelist).
Please, before coming to the check-in take a look to the charter charter description page or in the shared documents where are mentioned the payment that you have to do at check-in.
All the payment must be in cash (sorry but any other way is accepted!) and the failure to pay the amounts due will not allow us to start the cruise.
Spaces on the boat are limited and must therefore be managed smartly, so it is suggested not to use rigid suitcases or trolleys. If you cannot follow this suggestion, no problem, we’ll try to find a space for it.
The boat life needs few things!
A non-exhaustive list, excluding underware and evening things that everyone freely decides, could be this:
- polo and t-shirt
- fleece / sweatshirt
- warm sweater
- sports trousers
- sneakers / sailing shoes
- sun glasses
- waterproof windbreaker
- a small backpack
- a small beauty case
Tip: don’t worry if you don’t have technical clothing, adapt something comfortable and warm.
If you want to swim, bring a light wetsuit that will help you withstand the cold water. Then bring a good book, good music, certainly comfortable shoes for walking and whatever it can tell about you and that you want to share.
The cabins are in no way pre-assigned, so you will be helped by the on-board staff to distribute yourself among the various cabins that have similar characteristics and identical equipment.
In choosing, collaborate as a good crew, trying to satisfy everyone’s needs and remembering that in the cabin there will be the bare necessities to rest, every now and then!
Once on board you will settle into your cabins. All are equipped with sheets, blankets and personal towels. Each cabin is equipped with a small locker in which you can organize your “wardrobe”.
You will be welcomed and involved by two people per boat, a skipper-instructor and a hostess-coordinator. There are not many organizations that offer two people on board, for us it has always been an essential requirement to offer our groups full and well-organized experiences in every detail.
He is the person on board who decides everything concerning navigation and the safety of the boat and crew for which he is responsible. He welcomes everyone’s collaboration and shares the notions of sailing and seafaring life, involving those who wish to maneuver, steer and organize moorings. In the most intense moments of navigation, if they happen to happen, he expects everyone to respect, without delay, his orders in order to protect your and your crewmates safety.
Clarification: it never happened, but if there were people on board whose behavior could damage the safety or tranquility of the rest of the crew, the captain has the full and unquestionable right to disembark those responsible for such behavior.
Plan and organize land and sea activities, booking moorings, restaurants and other activities. Buy the initial galley and manage the provisions to offer you a journey of discovery, even gastronomic.
Accordingly to the service level, she will prepares breakfast and fresh, tasty and mediterranean meals. She coordinates life on board, involving everyone in maintaining a boat that is always in order and ready to sail.
She manages the common fund and reports on expenses, giving everyone visibility.
Get involved and participate. The crew is the most important element for the success of a trip and we are all called to be part of it, each with their own talents, abilities, inclinations. Each on-board operation, if done with the collaboration of everyone, becomes fast, simple, no useless time is wasted and the journey runs smoothly, trying to live and have fun, discovering and navigating as many places and experiences as possible.
All the information about the boat are mentioned in the charter description page or in the shared documents.
The number of bathrooms is mentioned in the charter description page or in the shared documents. All the toilets has fresh water, mirrors, lockers and even a shower. Each bathroom will have its own microfiber cloth and on board we will have products to always maintain the hygiene of these environments.
Tip: Bring a vanity case to keep your things and store it in one of the bathroom cabinets.
The boat has a large saloon where you can relax during the day but it is also a work environment for staff and skippers and must therefore always remain as tidy as possible.
Outside there is the cockpit which, during stops, becomes a space for lunches, aperitifs and relaxation under the shade of the awning, but which returns to a maneuvering area during navigation, where there must be order and space for all operations.
Skipper and staff will explain how to experience the boat in complete freedom and collaborate in maintaining a boat that is always ready to sail.
FRESH WATER AND ELECTRICITY
Each boat has tanks that we will fill before setting sail and during our passage in the port. There is never a lot of water on board and it must be managed, but without too many sacrifices and problems. We will not have to let it flow unnecessarily and we will use sea water as often as possible, such as when washing dishes.
Docked in the port everything is very similar to your own home, but in navigation and in the harbor, only USB sockets and cigarette lighters will work, could be useful to have “power banks” that increase their autonomy.
As you imagine, the shower is one of the things that consumes a lot of water. So in case of large groups and in routes where could be difficult to recharge the water tanks, will be possible to take a shower in the bathroom only authorized by the on-board staff.
However, there is a beautiful solution: the marine shower!
At the end of each beautiful day at the beach, a spray of fresh water, a nice soapy bath with biodegradable soap, a rinse dip in the sea, and a last spray of fresh water to remove the salt. It is one of the most beautiful moments of the day and even the most skeptical fall in love with it.
Tip: ask the staff what the day’s plans will be in order to organize your shower time and be ready for the evening.
To do something nice with you and do something important for nature, on board you will find biodegradable and totally natural products at your disposal. Thanks to a collaboration with GreenNatural you will find on board the necessary both for the person and for the environments.
Tip: do not bring shower gel, instead bring wet wipes with you, sometimes they can be very convenient for quick refreshes.
Normally boats do not supply enough electricity to run a hairdryer or hair straighteners.
It is one of the strangest objects found on a boat. Basically because in its discharge functions it uses sea water that is loaded and then discharged, together with your needs, through a pump that can be electric or manual. In any case, the thing that you must never forget is that no type of paper should be thrown into the toilet, not even toilet paper, which instead must be thrown in a special bag.
Tip: if you are at your first experience, ask the on-board staff to explain all the secrets to you. Remember to replace the bag every now and then.
PROGRAM AND ITINERARY
The program is defined by the skipper and staff accordingly to the guest preferences. We have already defined a rough one but the weather conditions will decide the exact sequence of the islands and places we will visit.
All the routes can includes moorings in the port also to allow everyone to discover the land and experience the festive atmosphere of these days. If the conditions allow it, however, we will also try to experience an evening at anchor anchored under the stars.
We always provide alternative plans that in case of adverse weather still allow us to have fun and experience the islands. However, it is important to know that in the event of inclement weather, the proposed itinerary may undergo changes and downsizing, for example not guaranteeing the visit of all the islands and places.
Sure! Based on the actual itinerary, we will also offer you land activities full of discovery and adventure, get ready for anything! Walks, trekking, dinners, caves, snorkeling, every island and every day something beautiful and fun to experience and navigate.
Some activities may have an extra cost that we do not include in the fee precisely because they depend on the actual performance of the activity.
THE GALLEY AND MEALS
We always have fun discovering the places where we sail even from their kitchen. You will find the initial galley already on board, and then we will have fun together reinforcing it with something fresh directly in the stages that we will do.
Skipper and staff wake up before everyone else and then you will find a rich breakfast waiting for you in the cockpit when you wake up.
The hostess-coordinator will propose you a menu of the day and prepare it. If you want share the food experience we are open to let you participate to the preparation and discover recipes, products and secrets of cooking on the boat.
Island by island we will offer you an evening program that will allow you to experience them and discover them also in their fun nightlife. We will often dine out, alternating good restaurants with fun aperitifs facing the sea, we always know the best solution to eat well without spending too much.
Accordingly to the crew service level, we’ll be also ready to prepare a dinner onboard each time you’ll prefer to stay on the boat and enjoy a dinner with sea all around.
THE COMMON CASH
A common fund will be set up on board to pay the galley expenses, all the moorings including those of the base and diesel. All passengers must contribute equally, the skipper and staff on board are excluded. We will anticipate the expenses to make the initial galley and we will manage, day by day, the accounting of the common fund, asking you from time to time to contribute, showing you the items that are gradually affecting the expenses.
Tip: always try to have some cash with you, especially in the last few days when you will be asked for the balance.
Consumption on board which are galley (food and drinks), fuel (both of the boat and of the outboard motor), fresh water for the tanks. Moorings (ports, buoys or other types of parking). Any land activities or expenses that the crew decides to manage with the common fund.
The fuel consumption can be calculated either with the actual refueling at the end of the holiday or with the count of the engine hours carried out and the consumption per hour that each boat indicates in its navigation book.
The estimated cost of the common fund is mentioned in the charter description page or in the shared documents.
Only if it’s mentioned in the charter description page or in the shared documents.