SKIPPERED CHARTER WITH TOP YACHT
SAILING WITH A DIFFERENCE
If you do not have enough sailing experience, or simply need an extra pair of hands, take you bareboat charter with a qualified skipper.
The skipper may be employed by the company, or maybe freelance, and he or she will have professional qualifications together with knowledge of the coastline. The daily rate is £70-140 (€100-200/$140-280) per day, depending on the destination, plus food. Prices shown are for just the yacht only (without crew) – unless indicated otherwise. You can take a skipper for just 1 or 2 days, or for the full duration of your holiday, and in some places, you can also take a hostess, who will cook and shop for you.
A skipper and/or hostess will each require a berth or cabin, so your choice of yacht for your party size must allow for this. The skipper will not give formal instruction but will show you how to handle the boat. Members of your party will be expected to join in and assist. It is usual to offer a gratuity to the crew at the end of the charter.
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We had a fantastic week on The Bali 4.1 and I think you may be right about, “Once on a cat you never go back…” We found ourselves moored one night next to last years 45ft monohull and, while there was no doubt which would win a beauty contest and a purist sailing contest, were so glad to be purring in acres of space on the cat.
Istion were very efficient, friendly and helpful at every stage. Very grateful to you and them for letting us postpone the charter for two years running due to COVID. It was definitely a case of third-time lucky. Always a pleasure dealing with Top Yacht. We’ll be back.
My mate Richard, who recommended you in the first place, will be in touch soon to discuss another booking for us both!
I have to add that MG were so easy to deal with, really good little set up there! And would definitely use them again… it's their people that made all the difference and it was a very small and manageable marina, none of your Lefkas scrums - much preferred and your bang into the sailing area.
The village is really ‘Greek’ and a great place to stay for a few days prior or post, you may want to do a deal with the Villas Balatsouras owners, it’s a cut above for sure!
Thanks again, ping for next year!
Many thanks for your email. We had a great holiday aboard 'Foxy'.
Esra was extremely helpful - contacting us when high winds were forecast [ although in the end, they didn't materialise !] as well as helping to book a berth in Gocek Marina and then notifying us there was a 2-hour wait for refuelling on Friday! It was great knowing she was available if needed. Ibrahim, the boat owner was also extremely helpful, especially on the last day when we needed to check out / disembark promptly due to an evening flight. We would have no hesitation in recommending them both as well as your company.
We had a great time - more enjoyable sailing than Antigua (although we didn’t sail much due to the lack of wind). Tobago Cays is rather special.
Davide was a very good base manager - a huge difference from Dream last year and I would definitely go back again. As for the boat, the extra size plus water maker and generator made a big difference to the trip. I’m not sure about charter plans next year but will get in touch as and when.