Here are our most Frequently Asked Questions. Couldn’t find the answer you were looking for or need further clarification? Please contact us and we will make sure to get back to you as soon as possible.
What kind of boat should I rent?
That all depends on you. Your vacation can be tailored to fit your party and your preferences.
Will I need a skipper or will I be qualified to captain my own boat?
To skipper your boat it is necessary to have a boating licence.
What if I am not qualified to skipper our boat?
If you do not have the licence required to drive the boat yourself, or if you would just like to sit back and relax and let someone else do all the work, then you can hire a Skipper for your Bareboat Charter. With years of sailing experience and a wealth of local knowledge, our Skippers will be the ideal guide to your bareboat charter vacation.
What is the minimum age required to charter a boat?
You must be 18 years or older.
Are children welcome?
Absolutely! Explore Athens Yachting offers a fantastic family vacation experience with amenities on board to accommodate all ages.
What type of clothing should we pack?
The keynote is simplicity. Casual and breezy beach attire is certainly the order of the day on deck, though for evenings ashore, slacks or a sundress are appropriate. Above all, protection from the sun is vital – lots of suntan lotion, wide-brimmed hats or sailing caps, and loose-fitting cotton cover-ups. For cool or windy evenings, a windbreaker comes in handy.
How to Book
How do I book my vacation?
You can arrange your rental online or by phone. While online, simply choose your destination, dates, boat and book safely right here on ExploreAthensYachting.com 24 hours a day. If you would prefer to request a reservation by telephone, simply call us and we will assist you in planning the perfect boating vacation. Hours of operation: Mon – Fri 10am – 6pm(GMT+3)
What payment methods are accepted?
Accepted payment methods include Debit Card, PayPal or Bank Transfer. Most major credit cards are accepted.
What type of equipment and amenities will I find on board?
Explore Athens Yachting carries the most up-to-date equipment and all the extras a powerboater could ask for, including GPS navigation system, depth sounder, sound system, sunshade and of course all the necessary life-saving appliances . For a complete listing of equipment and amenities found on board, see the section Our Fleet.
Where is the pick-up location?
Pick up point is at the area of Lavrio. However, we can also bring the boat to specified location, on your request. If you want the boat to be delivered at specified location, we might charge it as special service, depending on the circumstances. Please contact us for further information.
What does the rental price include?
Prices are in Euro (€) and include the fare, VAT and other taxes and insurance. The prices refer to pick-up and delivery of the boat from the area of Lavrio and are modified for long-term rentals.
Are there any extra charges?
Rates does not include fuel consumption, professional skipper services or intermediate port fees and charges.
How does the security deposit work?
For rental without a skipper, a security deposit will be required prior to departure between 1.000€ to 2.000€ depending on the boat, and is refunded after inspection of the boat upon your return. The security deposit is used to pay for any damage or losses inflicted on the boat during your rental.
Do you provide boat briefings?
Prior to your departure, you will be given a complete briefing covering the local cruising grounds and we will answer any questions you may have about navigation, anchorages, prevailing conditions, clearing customs or any part of your desired itinerary. Then, you will be given complete boat orientation aboard, covering all the operating and emergency systems.