Our experts will take you step by step through:
Our aim is always to arrange a perfect sailing holiday for every one of our guests.
To get started simply contact us and let us know:
The Offer Process
In case we need any further details we will contact you to discuss your plans and confirm any unclear points. We then send our complete and detailed proposal and offer. If you have any further questions we are happy to answer any detail. The official charter contract, invoice and payment instruction will follow your final confirmation of your chosen offer.
Prior to your arrival we will ask for all your arrival information and a complete list of your requirements (transfers, hotel reservations, provisions, etc). We ensure to take care of each little detail so you can rest easy upon your arrival in Greece.
DO YOU HOLD A YACHT WHILE I DECIDE IF I WISH TO BOOK?
In case you are interested in our yacht proposal, we will be glad to send you any additional information and hold the yacht for you (with no commitment or payment from you) for a few days pending your final conclusion for the booking. This period is necessary for you to organize your travel arrangements and get approval from your crew before you are ready to commit.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECEIVE MY BOOKING CONFIRMATION?
Once you are ready to commit to a booking and we confirm yacht’s availability for the requested charter period, we will prepare and send you reservation forms in our next email (usually within the same day).
DO I NEED TO SIGN A CONTRACT BEFORE SAILING?
Upon booking, we will send you a proforma contract stating your reservation’s details such as charter period, base, and yacht model. You are kindly requested to review, sign and return this to us via email so as to consider your booking secured.
WE WANT TO MAKE CHANGES TO OUR BOOKING, IS THIS POSSIBLE?
You may contact us if you need to make any changes (always using your booking’s reference code) and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.
We are committed to creating your perfect sailing holidays!
HOW DO I PAY FOR MY YACHT CHARTER?
Upon reservation, we will provide you with company’s bank details so as to proceed with a wire transfer for charter’s payment. If it’s more convenient for you to proceed with a credit card (Visa/Mastercard, no debit card), we will send you our online payment instructions.
DO YOU NEED TO PAY THE FULL PRICE AT THE MOMENT OF BOOKING?
No, we have a flexible payment policy which allows you to pay in three installments (50% & 50%). 50% of the total charter due is required upon reservation in order to secure your booking.
WHEN DO I NEED TO PAY THE BALANCE PAYMENT?
Balance payment is due 35 days prior to embarkation.
CAN I REQUEST AN INVOICE?
Yes, you can request this at the time of booking and our Accounting Department will provide you with a corresponding invoice.
WHAT IS THE CANCELLATION POLICY?
Time of Cancellation (Notification to Sail Your Myth in Writing)
-For bookings cancelled 91 or more days prior to embarkation date full refund, however there is an administration fee applicable of 10% of the charter price.
-For bookings cancelled between 90 and 61 days prior to embarkation, 30% of the total cost of the charter is charged.
-For bookings cancelled between 60 and 31 days prior to embarkation, 50% of the total cost of the charter is charged.
-For bookings cancelled less than 30 days prior to embarkation, 100% is charged.
-As with any vacations, we strongly recommend that your sailing trip be insured against any unforeseen circumstances.
100% of all amounts including charter price, mandatory/optional extras and any crew is due.
I NEED TO CANCEL MY HOLIDAY, HOW DO I DO THIS?
You will need to send your cancellation request to Sail Your Myth in writing via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will in turn advise you based on your departure date.
THE CHARTERER CANNOT JOIN THE TRIP, BUT THE REST OF US STILL WANT TO GO. IS THIS OKAY?
Yes, just notify us about this so we can make the necessary changes in your existing booking. If charterer is the skipper too we can hire a skipper for your group instead.
IS THE END CLEANING INCLUDED IN THE CHARTER FEE?
Yes, the end cleaning is included in the charter fee.
IS THE OUTBOARD INCLUDED IN THE CHARTER FEE?
Yes, the outboard along with the first fill for the outboard engine are included in the charter fee.
HOW CAN I ESTIMATE HOW MUCH FUEL I WILL USE AND PAY FOR AFTER THE CHARTER?
Depending on the use of the engine & generator (if any), the average cost for a catamaran is EUR 300-600/week.
WHEN DO I NEED TO PAY FOR THE EXTRAS?
All extras are payable to independent providers prior to embarkation AT BASE directly by the charterer in cash.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I WANT TO PICK-UP MY YACHT EARLIER THAN THE CONTRACTED TIME?
While we do have to refer to the official contracted time of 17:00, we could offer the option of Early Check-In access to the yacht by 14:00 IF feasible (paid extra at base). You can contact us if you wish to add this and we will note it in your charter file.
If for any reason it would not be feasible to have the yacht ready by 14:00, you would not be charged and we would refer once again to official check-in time which is 17:00.
WHAT ITEMS WILL I NEED TO BRING ON YACHT?
Depending on your holiday mood and if you plan on enjoying a relaxing time aboard, we recommend keeping it simple and bringing only the essentials in terms of clothes, shoes and extras in general. You need to bring with you a cable for charging your devices and to connect it with the yacht’s music player through USB or AUX input. Most of our yachts are equipped with 12V USB ports in the cabins and you can also charge through electric sockets (220V if available), jus to have in mind that the charger type must be adjusted to a 2-pin European style socket.
WHAT TYPE OF CLOTHING SHOULD I PACK?
The key for sailing charters is simplicity and a minimum of unneeded extras. Casual and breezy beach attire is certainly the order of the day on deck, though for evenings ashore, slacks or a sundress are appropriate. Rubber soled shoes as opposed to hard soles are recommended aboard our yachts, so wear boat shoes or tennis shoes. You may find aquatic shoes convenient for beachcombing. 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. Don’t forget to pack it all in soft-shell baggage for easy onboard storage.
SAILING AND WEATHER TIPS
Upon your arrival, our Base staff will provide a weather forecast and share with you sailing tips based on the prevalent weather conditions.
In general, the climate in Greece is typical of the Mediterranean climate: mild and rainy winters, relatively hot and dry summers and, generally, extended periods of sunshine throughout most of the year. A great variety of climate subtypes, always within the Mediterranean climate frame, are encountered in several regions of Greece. This is due to the influence of topography (great mountain chains along the central part and other mountainous bodies) on the air masses coming from the moisture sources of the central Mediterranean Sea.
During the warm and dry periods, the weather is usually stable, the sky is clear, the sun is bright and there is generally no rainfall. There are, however, infrequent and brief intervals of rapid rain chiefly over mainland areas. The warm period starts in April and ends end of October with and average air temperature from 20 to 30 degrees Celsius.
The warmest period occurs during June, July and August, when the mean maximum temperature lies between 29.0 and 35.0 degrees Celsius. During the warm period the high temperatures are tempered by fresh sea breezes in the coastal areas of the country and from the north winds, known as ‘Meltemi’, blowing mainly in the Aegean.
WILL YOU OFFER ROUTE RECOMMENDATIONS OR ITINERARIES?
Upon your arrival, our base staff will be there to welcome you and share with you regional recommendations and tips.
IS THERE A FIRST AID KIT ON THE YACHT?
Yes, the yacht is equipped with a complete first aid kit and prepared following all official requirements as defined by the relevant health institutions, for the prevention of the transmission and spread of SARS-Cov-2.
ARE THERE ANY CHILD OR AGE RESTRICTIONS?
All ages are welcome! Our base staff and/or skipper will provide guidance for onboard safety meanwhile kayaks and other available water toys, will create a fantastic family vacation experience!
HOW MUCH CASH SHOULD I TAKE WITH ME?
All extras are payable to independent providers in cash, prior to embarkation by the charterer at base. Apart from this, make sure you have enough cash with you to cover any running expenses (i.e. fuel consumption, port fees) and your personal expenses of course (i.e. food & water consumption).
DO YOU RECOMMEND TRAVEL INSURANCE?
Obtaining adequate holiday insurance can cover you in a wide range of situations for your upcoming sailing trip. A plan could provide coverage for things like interruption due to unforeseen events including pandemic, trip cancellation, accidental injury or illness, natural disaster, missed airline connections, and more. As there are many insurance packages available in the market, find out what works best for you.
In this website all information is given in good faith. However, Sail Your Myth does not have any responsibility for possible text or typing mistakes and any information given by third parties (yacht builders, other company’s’ services, etc.).
Products and services presented in this web site are offered by Sail Your Myth.
The equipment presented with videos and pictures on the displayed yachts may vary from the equipment of the offered yachts. Displayed yachts are presented to indicate the type and the model of the yachts offered. They are not actual pictures or actual videos of the vessels offered by the company (unless otherwise is stated). The yachts offered are described in the specific offer statement of the company for each inquiry/charter contract.
Described services and facilities are indicative. They may vary depending on actual conditions (for example the period, base or yacht chartered).
Terms, conditions and prices may vary. They can be revised without any prior notice.
Most of our sailing yachts and catamarans may be rented as “bareboats”, in other words they are offered for private charters with no skipper or crew. To hire a bareboat you and/or someone in your party need the appropriate qualifications and are responsible for the navigation and handling of the yacht. Most bareboat yachts can accommodate up to 10 or 12 persons. The “per person” cost of a bareboat charter is usually at or below the cost of a resort vacation, without the crowds!
The Greek Authorities require a minimum of one sailing license/certification and one experienced crew member as co-skipper for bareboat charters. Typically, ASA & RYA Certifications are recognized but Day Skipper certificates (and/or those facing nautical miles’ restrictions) may sometimes be rejected by Port Authorities. To be on the safe side, please contact us so we can evaluate your license and let you know if you’re good to go.
Please note that you will be required to have your original sailing license at the charter base upon embarkation for checks performed on the spot by the Port Authorities. You should also have a copy of your license for Sail Your Myth records and to ensure there are no problems if license is somehow misplaced during your holiday!
Our bareboat charters are usually offered Saturday to Saturday. Depending on the yacht’s booking plan however, there may be a chance we could accommodate other embarking/disembarking dates, so feel free to ask!
Our bareboat charters start on Saturday at 17:00. In some cases a fast track process is available for an additional fee. If it is available, fast tracking allows you to check in at 14:00. If you wish to start your charter earlier than 17:00 please notify us so we can advise on availability.
Charters end on Saturday at 09:00 (disembarkation from the boat). You will need to be back at your designated finishing base by Friday at 17:00.
The price includes the use of the yacht and its equipment (as per each yacht’s inventory list), marine insurance, all taxes & currently applicable VAT. The price also includes any compulsory extras including for example end of charter cleaning fees. The price does not include any running expenses necessary for operating the yacht (i.e. fuel, fresh water consumption, travel insurance, trip cancellation or curtailment insurance, food and drinks, port fees if any, etc.) nor any of your personal expenses.
Our charter base in Alimos marina has nearby shops where you can find everything you need. Upon your arrival, our base staff will advise you on the nearest supermarket for provisioning in the local area. Alternatively you can use the link for the e-provisioning service that will be provided after your booking is confirmed and preorder everything you need. You can arrange for delivery to your yacht prior to your embarkation so you are ready to set sail as soon as possible!
During check-in, you will meet our base team who will conduct the yacht familiarisation briefing and join you in thoroughly inspecting the yacht so as to have an overview on all the yacht’s systems and safety equipment on board. Our base team will also go over any details of your planned route with you and advise you on expected weather conditions during your charter.
Check-out is similar in the sense that here too our base staff will inspect the yacht and you will sign the handover papers. This is also a good time for you to share your feedback and any comments you may have regarding the yacht & your overall sailing experience.
For any technical issue on board, you may call our Base Manager (contact details provided in our Base Information file) and he will immediately advise you. Furthermore, our technical team operates on a 24/7 basis in order to provide our clients with quick & professional assistance whenever and wherever needed.
Kindly be advised that all our yachts are comprehensively insured against damage to the hull, machinery and/or equipment including third party cover, beyond a deductible excess figure, which is boat’s security deposit.
The security deposit is a refundable deposit used to cover the insurance deductible of any ONE insurable event (damage or loss). This means that should an incident occur, in order to be covered against a 2nd incident, the charterer must replenish the security deposit to the initial amount.
The value of the security deposit varies depending on the size of the yacht or catamaran you are renting. If no insurable event occurs during your sailing holiday, the deposit is returned.
The security deposit covers damage per insurable event that will be covered by the amount of the refundable figure (i.e. EUR 3500 for a Lagoon 450F) even if the cost for the damage is higher.
The only possibility of exceeding the refundable figure is with the loss or damage of the auxiliary equipment of the vessel, such as damage or loss of the outboard motor or dinghy. For such, you (the client) would need to cover the cost of the reparation and/or replacement of the auxiliary equipment in full.
For skippered charters, all charterers cover the refundable security deposit with obligatory security deposit insurance with an extra cost of 200 EUR. The insurance is purchased and paid in cash on the spot upon embarkation during the check-in procedure.
Skippered charters are required for charter groups who have no qualified sailors in their party and are recommended for those who do not have enough experience to feel confident handling a yacht themselves. In such cases, we are happy to suggest the right yacht type and provide an experienced skipper who will handle the yacht for you.
Our skippers are a friendly lot who know the best spots to visit and the best routes to take to ensure you have a simply amazing sailing holiday in Greece! The exact route and islands you visit are completely up to you. All skippered charters start with a briefing between you and your skipper to agree on the best itinerary based on your interests.
The skipper is responsible for the navigation of the yacht, mooring, anchoring and manoeuvring and for keeping the deck and cockpit of the yacht in good, clean and fully functional condition, also for managing the refilling of water and fuel of the yacht and of the outboard engine and for processing port formalities, all on Charterer’s expense.
The hostess shall do the daily shopping and prepare and serve each day breakfast and a light meal (lunch or dinner). In addition, the hostess will assist the skipper in all of his/her duties under his/her instructions and shall take care of cleaning of communal areas of the yacht daily.
The crew (skipper and/or hostess) will have his/her own cabin and share a WC.
In the case of a catamaran, crew will sleep in one of the bow cabins.
The charterer is responsible for the daily nutrition of the skipper/hostess.
Our skippered charters are usually offered Saturday to Saturday. Depending on the yacht’s booking plan however, there may be a chance we could accommodate other embarking/disembarking dates, so feel free to ask!
Our skippered charters start on Saturday at 17:00. In some cases a fast track process is available for an additional fee. If it is available, fast tracking allows you to check in at 14:00. If you wish to start your charter earlier than 17:00 please notify us so we can advise on availability.
Charters end on Saturday at 09:00 (disembarkation from the boat). You will need to be back at your designated finishing base by Friday at 17:00.