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"Sail the Day" Skiathos Boat Tours Frequently Asked Questions

'Sail the Day' Skiathos boat tours! We have answered some of the most commonly asked questions below. However, if you have a query that is not covered here, please contact us and we will be delighted to respond.

skiathos How many people will we be on board?

The permit of the boat allows the accommodation of up to 12 guests. For your comfort, the number is limited to 8-10 guests. The full capacity of the boat is used only for the private charter of large groups.

skiathos Is there an age restriction for the trip?

We have had passengers of all ages on board. However, this type of holiday is not suitable for babies and young children under the age of 7. We recommend a private charter if your group includes babies or young children.

skiathos What about food and drinks?

During the lunch stop you will enjoy a delicious and plentiful meal freshly prepared on-board, consisting of a variety of Greek traditional delicacies and fresh sea-food. Our food is also suitable for vegetarians. Refreshments are available throughout the trip. Alcoholic drinks are served during meals and in the evening. However, the captain retains the right to limit the alcoholic intake of guests, should the safety of everyone on board or the boat itself demands it. Heavy drinking is not appropriate for this kind of trip.

skiathos If I do not know how to swim, can I join the trip?

Of course you can, but remember that sailing and snokeling are the main parts of 'Sail the Day' experience. For safety reasons we will support you with a life jacket. 

skiathos I have health problems. Can I still come aboard?

This kind of holiday is not suitable for people with serious health problems. Guests with physical disabilities may find this kind of holiday over-demanding. In any case, the responsibility lies with the guest.

skiathos Should I worry about seasickness?

Seasickness is highly unlikely to occur while sailing, as it is generally a much smoother ride than you get on a powerboat or a catamaran. Sailing boats are more stable as the sails stabilize the boat and keep it from rolling and pitching. We sail in comparatively sheltered/protected waters, where conditions are quite favourable for boating. We don’t recommend Dramamines as they will make you feel drowsy.

skiathos What happens if the weather is bad?

All trips are subject to the Captain’s approval of the weather and water conditions. This includes winds over a force 6 and active thunderstorms in the local area. The main issue is rain. In case of rain, the trip is cancelled. If the trip is cancelled, we will attempt to reschedule the trip on another day. If this is not possible and you have either paid a deposit or the total amount, a full refund will be made.

skiathos Are we going to use the sails?

Yes we are. We are passionate about sailing so sailng is the main part of 'Sail the Day' experience. However it all depends on the weather.

skiathos Do I need any sailing experience?

No sailing experience is necessary, just a willingness to be part of a great adventure!

skiathos Can I do a private charter?

In addition to the above mentioned routes in a group, we offer you the possibility of a custom-made excursion based on your specific needs and desires. Explore the beauties of Sporades Islands and celebrate special occasions with a private chartering where only you, your family and your friends are onboard. You can have up to 10 people in your group.

skiathos We couldn't find a place on your boat. Can you recommend another boat?

If you don't manage to book with us, we cannot recommend another boat as we don't want to be held responsible for your day. However, we offer you some advice on what to look for when you choose a boat: for a more personal experiene avoid groups of over 10 people, make sure there is enough shade on the boat and that they offer a meal on the boat and not at a taverna. Last but not least, make sure you meet the captain of the boat because it is the person you will be spending your day with.  

skiathos Will we see dolphins?

Though we cannot guarantee a dolphin sighting, it is quite likely to see them. The Sporades Islands offer excellent viewing opportunities of dolphins. Keep a lookout for them. You never know what you might see on any given day!

skiathos What should I wear and bring?

Beachwear or swimwear is fine. On cooler days, a light jacket or a windbreaker is recommended. Barefoot is the best way to go on the board. Other items you might need include sunscreen (oil-free), sunglasses, hat, towel, and your camera. Snorkel gear and noodle floats are provided however you can bring your own.

skiathos What time and where do we depart from?

We depart at 10:30 from Skiathos New Harbour. The boat is moored on the corner of the harbour, near Skiathos Town bus terminal.

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