Terms and Conditions
By completing our booking form you are agreeing to our Terms and Conditions set out below.
A non refundable deposit of 30% is payable for bareboat, learn to sail, cabin charter and flotilla yachts.
The balance of the invoice is due 60 days before commencement of your holiday. If your payment of the balance is not received by the due date, we reserve the right to cancel the booking with consequent forfeiture of the booking deposit.
Bookings less than 60 days prior to the charter date must be paid in full.
If you need to cancel your yachting holiday for whatever reason, the lead name on the booking form must advise us in writing by recorded delivery or registered mail. The cancellation will be effective from the date received by us and the following cancellation charges will apply:
More than 60 days prior to commencement : deposit only
30 – 60 days prior to commencement : 60% of yachting cost
Within 30 days prior to commencement : 100% of yachting cost
Should one or more members of a party cancel, the charter price will remain the as quoted.
Travel Insurance – Activity Holidays Greece consider adequate travel insurance vital prior to any trip and therefore make this a condition of carriage.
Returning customer discount: Any offer of discount only applies to the sailing element.
Offers of discount do not apply to bareboat rental.
To qualify for returning guest discount, you must have sailed with us on our Learn to Sail programme from 2015 onwards (this excludes bareboats).
A maximum of 10% being the total discount given. No discounts will be given on an already discounted price.
Slogan searching: 20% discount awarded to the winner. Applies only to the sailing element of a Cabin Charter holiday. Does not include flights or transfers. Cannot be added to any other offer. No more than 20% discount is offered to the final booking price and cannot be combined with other discounts.
Management reserves the right not to pick any of the suggestions should they deem them to be not appropriate.
a. To minimise delays to departure of yachts in Greece, we will complete and sign the ‘Greek Charter Party Agreement’ on the charterer’s behalf (copy available on request) together with ‘Declaration of Charterer’s Ability to Skipper a Yacht’ now required by the Port Police. We cannot be held responsible for any incorrect information provided either directly or through an agent and the charterer’s signature (either as Skipper or on behalf of the Skipper) on our booking form (or electronic acceptance) confirms acceptance and agreement with this procedure.
b. Please complete the medical section of the booking form honestly; any illness or disability does not necessarily preclude someone from taking part.
c. The issuing of certificates is solely at the discretion of the instructor and reflects the student’s ability. In all situations and cases the decision of the Professional Skipper is final.
d. A sailing week consists of six sailing days. In the eventuality of loss of sailing due to staff or mechanical problems proven to be our responsibility, which exceeds six hours between 0900 hrs and 1900 hrs we will refund one sixth of the weekly yacht charter price paid for each day lost or offer equivalent compensation. This is purely based on the charter price of the yacht and does not include any element for flights, accommodation etc. A substitute yacht, if offered, must be accepted.
e. We reserve the right to either prevent a charterer from taking a yacht out to sea by themselves or to put one of our Skippers aboard at the charterer’s expense if the charterer’s experience of Skippering a yacht is not deemed satisfactory by our professional skipper or not as stated on the booking form.
f. Our yachts are registered for commercial use in the country within which they operate and all on-board safety equipment has to conform to that country’s requirements.
g. We reserve the right to change the yacht booked or reserved, as yacht sizes cannot be guaranteed due to unforeseen circumstances. In very exceptional circumstances, if no alternative is available, we would refund any monies paid. Activity Holidays Greece is not responsible for any costs the customer has incurred outside of any monies paid directly to Activity Holidays Greece.
h. All bareboats must be refilled with fuel at the end of the charter at the charterers expense, unless agreed otherwise in writing.
i. We must ask that you return the yacht to its base before sunset the day before the end of the charter, ready to leave the yacht no later than 0900 hours on your last day due to a very tight turnaround time.
j. Yacht damage waiver options will be given within the quote, please state upon booking which damage waiver option you wish to take:
a) A per day non refundable payment, plus a refundable security deposit. The refundable portion of the deposit is returned as long as there is no damage to the yacht. Any deductions for damage will be taken from the daily portion in the first instance and if necessary topped up by the refundable portion. The daily charge may be paid upon booking with the refundable security deposit being paid at the same time as the on site cash payment. Or
b) A refundable security deposit based on the yacht chosen. Returned as long as there is no damage to the yacht. Should there be damage, the cost of repairs will be taken from the deposit. The deposit can be taken on a credit card or paid as cash on site.
Any disputes will result in no security deposits being returned until resolution.
k. When hiring a skipper on bareboat rental, skippers meals must be covered by the customer. A 25% charge will be made if the skipper is cancelled in less than 4 weeks before departure.
l. All descriptions and information given in our printed and electronic literature form part of our terms and conditions.
m. Terms and conditions maybe updated at any time as necessary.
Photo competition terms and conditions
- All entries must be via Facebook.
- By entering the competition you grant Activity Holidays Greece permission to use any submissions for marketing purposes.
- The lucky winner will be contacted through Facebook at the end of the season.
- The winner will be chosen by Ben (he is the owner after all) and his decision is final.
- Holiday dates are subject to availability so you will need to book early to avoid disappointment.
- Last photo submission date will be November 30th 2017.
- The 50% off will be valid until October 1st 2018 and relates to our Cabin or Skippered Charter holidays.
“Our Symbolic Wedding - First I want to say a big Thank You for all the organizing you did for us. Our wedding was a big surprise and exactly how we wanted to do it. We had an amazing night and wouldn't have changed a thing. Ben did a incredible job, we were so happy.
The sailing week was great! We really enjoyed the new experience and we will be happy to promote Ben's company to our friends.”
- M Reggentin
“My best ever holiday. So cool. Great for teenagers and families. I got to spend loads of time with my dad, mates, learning to sail, swimming, sunbathing, snorkelling, diving, surfing on the SUP board etc. Sleeping on deck was brilliant and we stayed somewhere new every day. Superb from start to finish, and I've told dad we should only ever go with Ben”
- H Mitchell
“5 STARS - This is the 4th trip we've done with Activity Holidays Greece and the 1st since Ben took over the business.
If you want to sail the Ionian bareboat but with the comfort blanket of knowing experienced skippers are only a radio shout away and always on hand to assist with mooring then you can't fault these guys.
Small enough to care but big enough to cope sounds like a worn out tune but it really does sum them up.
Ben likes to run no more than about 5 boats in his flotilla - his own 2 for sail training and the others bareboat or with an experienced skip onboard.
We'll definitely be back next year.”
- Trevor & Helen