Using the form on the website, request the availability of the boat on the dates you require. Go to Book, fill out the booking form. After completing the application, we will check that the boat is available on the required date, and notify you final price and payment details. To complete the booking you will need to pay a Reservation Deposit in the amount of 30% of the total rental amount. We can reserve a boat for you, only for 7 days from the moment of sending the booking form and until the amount of the Reservation Deposit is received, after that, boat will be publicly available.
Upon receipt of the booking form and 30% Reservation Deposit, we will send you a payment confirmation and an invoice for the full amount. The balance must be paid 6 weeks before the start of the yacht charter. If you book less than 6 weeks before the start of the charter, full payment will be charged at the time of booking.
We undertake registration, of official documentation. With your data from the booking form, we will prepare the necessary documents and send you copies so that they will be signed by you and returned to us. This means that all documents can be issued before your arrival and you do not have to spend your vacation time on registration.
According to Greek law, it is not allowed to have more people on board the yacht than the number of places specified in the specification of the boat. All people on board must be on the crew list.
For bareboat charter, it is necessary that one of the crew members has the appropriate qualifications for managing a boat. This should be an International Certificate of Competency (ICC) or equivalent recognized by the national governing body of your country. In case of bareboat charter, take yours original license in case the port administration wishes to see it. In case of skippered charter, all our skippers have the appropriate qualifications, just remember that they occupy one place on board.
Whats Included When You Book With Us?
Fully equipped charter boat
Dinghy, outboard & outboard fuel
Linen, tea towels and towels
Full water tanks
Full gas cylinders
Starter pack (The essentials to get you going)
Assistance and full briefings from our experienced staff, including instruction on stern to mooring if required.
Hull Insurance including 3rd party cover.
We encourage you to use your personal holiday insurance, which will cover you for this type of activity.
Returnable Warranty Deposit
Yachts are fully insured under marine insurance against loss, damage and liability to third parties. However, in accordance with industry practice, we need a deposit. This is required in case of damage to the boat, loss of items or late return. At the end of the lease, the deposit will be returned to you, subject to any deductions, after inspection of the boat.
If, you have bareboat charter, a guarantee deposit, amount depends on type of boat, will be charged on your credit card here in our office, and if everything, is in order at the end of your charter, it will be returned to you. Check amount on boat description. Also, the amount of deposit, will be indicated on your reservation, and can be paid either in cash or by credit card on the day your charter starts. Please note that a 2% fee is charged for any damage or fines paid by credit card on site.
Upon arrival, your boat will have a full tank of fuel. Upon returning to the base, fuel will be refilled. This will show how much you have used, and you can pay this amount. You pay for diesel on your return, ensuring that you only pay for what you use. If you pay by credit card on site, a fee of 2% will be charged.
Transfer from airport
We will be happy to arrange a transfer for you, service are extra. Just let us know your arrival details and we will be able to meet you.
Reservation deposit - 30% non-refundable deposit of the total cost of yacht charter, accompanied by a completed booking form.
Late return of the boat will be charged a fine. Your boat will be ready by 4 pm on the day the charter begins and must be returned at 10 am on the end date.
Here are a few things you should pay attention to so that you have the best and most relaxing time on board.
The yacht introduction / briefing will be accessed via video specific to your boat. One of our team will be on hand for further questions as well.
There is an inverter on board so you can charge your phones/tablets. The inverter will not take things like hairdryers/straighteners/curling tongs however, so leave them at home and let the warm sea breezes style your hair!
The stereo has a plug so you can connect your iPod or mp3 player to listen to music. Full inventory, at boats description.
If you are desperate to stay connected we have WI-FI Hubs available to use onboard with pre-paid internet bundles. Please pre book this with us before you arrive. The local cafes & tavernas usually have free wifi for you to use as well.
There is good mobile phone coverage throughout the Ionian & 4G is widely available. Always check with your provider the current European tariffs.
Onboard each of our charter yachts is a manual. This is an all round guide to your yacht with information you will need to know as well as tonnes of information you may find useful. You’ll also receive a boat briefing from one of our team before your departure to cover all the details with you in person.
A basic starter pack is provided onboard (cleaning products, bin bags, kitchen roll, toilet roll). If you want to set sail and depart the base quickly, we are happy to get more provisions for you; just send us a list and a budget!
There’s a small well-stocked supermarket just across from the quay, with a chemist next door and a bakery further down the road. If you have any specific dietary requirements we can help get you the supplies you need. The larger supermarkets in Nidri town (35 minute walk away) now sell a selection of gluten/lactose free products; if you are unsure if they’ll have what you need, just ask and we can investigate.
Bed linen and towels will be provided but you may wish to bring your own beach towels (extra linen/towels available at extra cost).
There are no hidden costs during your booking process. The water tanks will be full and you can return with them empty. However, with average use they need to be refilled every few days, so factor this in when planning your route.
Diesel is full when you arrive and then paid for when you return to our quay, ensuring you are only paying for what you have used. If you are out for more than a week or do a lot of motoring you may need to refuel before, so again plan this into your route.
If you fancy a SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) for the duration of your holiday then we work with a local company that can provide this hassle free, just let us know to pre book it and put you in touch.
If you decide to go to a port that has Port Police or a Marina then you may have to pay for docking overnight, however this usually then includes use of some facilities, particularly in marinas.
If you are on a bareboat charter then credit card details are taken as a security deposit; however no money is charged to your card unless the security deposit is required (maximum charge of €1500)
When you arrive your boat will be on the quay opposite Vliho Yacht Club. You may wish to grab a bite to eat and some drinks at the club before you depart, or if you like we can bring these over to you onboard your yacht for you to enjoy whilst you settle in.
On the day of your departure, we ask you vacate the boat promptly before 10.00am (the cleaning process now takes longer!)
One of the team will complete the handover with you and collect your completed maintenance form, health & route logs.
Please remove all rubbish, bins are located alongside the quay opposite the Yacht Club. Place all your used yacht linen in the bags provided.
Skippers: Please bring your original Sailing certificate with you. If the Port Police do spot checks and you don’t have it, then you will be fined.
If you need any help with your Greek travel arrangements or information on ferries/buses/taxis, then please ask! We are happy to book taxis for you, adhering to social distancing policy with regards to seating arrangements and use of the appropriate PPE. Masks MUST be worn It’s also helpful for us to know when to expect your arrival, so please send us your travel plans / flight details (both ways).
Don’t forget to pack hats, sunglasses, sun cream and mosquito repellent. We advise having straps on hats and sunglasses to stop them falling over board and bringing sun cream and repellent with you, however you can buy these locally. We have our own Vliho Yacht Club tee shirts available to buy in a variety of colours & love to see your photos wearing them around the world!
In early and late season, mornings and evenings can be a little chilly so bring some light weight trousers/jumpers/jackets. There is also more chance of rain so lightweight waterproofs are also advised.
There’s no space for storage of hard suitcases on a yacht so we advise that you pack in soft bags that are easier to stash away onboard.
Don’t forget if you are on a skippered charter… please feed and water the captain now and again!