1) Booking procedures

Step 1

Pick your travel period.

Step 2

Check availability. Contact us by email or by phone  to check if your preferred dates are available.

Also please feel free to ask us questions about the sailing holiday and aspects of the trip that are important to you.

Step 3

In less than 24 hours we will reply with details and availability for the dates you want. If the boat is already booked we can suggest the closest period available.

Step 4

Once you confirm you want to proceed with the booking,  we will place a complimentary hold on your intended dates  and forward you the charter contract. The temporary booking placed for the dates is typically for 7 days from the contract date( less for last-minute inquiries :  4-5 weeks till the sail-date).

This will allow you time to read the charter contract, make travel arrangements and if everything is OK, confirm your booking with an initial payment  usually 50% or 35% of the charter rate).

However up to this point there are no obligations – if for any reason your plans change and no longer want to sail on board “Vitamin Sea” you simply don’t make the deposit, case in which the complimentary hold expires. No strings attached!

Step 5

Once we receive the initial payment we will forward you the payment confirmation, a list with useful things you will probably want to bring along, detailed info on where to find the boat and everything you need to know before your arrival.

DONE - your yacht is booked. Congratulations!

2) Payment

Initial payment: A payment of 50% ( or 35% ) of the total amount is due for the next days in order to confirm your booking. Payment can be done by Bank Transfer ( Wire Transfer ) or PayPal Online method

Final payment : the remaining balance can be paid any time convenient at least 60 days before the sail date.

3) Cancellation / date change

If you need to cancel your booking or change the dates, please contact us by email.

The cancellation fees are based on the period of time between the date of cancellation and the departure date:

  • more that 90 days before embarkation: full refund of the amount received by us, minus 90 euro administration fee will be made.
  • 89 – 60 days prior to embarkation: 35% of the total charter fee is retained.
  • 59 – 30 days prior to embarkation: 50% of the total charter fee is retained.
  • 30 – 0 days prior to embarkation: 100% of the total charter fee is retained.

Any change of dates is treated as a cancellation and subject to the charges above – this is because the vessel has been kept as unavailable for other groups who asked the same dates.

4) PayPal Payments

Payments in Euro €

PayPal Payment:

Note: For payments done through Paypal online method, the system charges a 4-5.5% transfer fee that we must pass on. The charterer is responsible to cover the above PayPal/credit card transfer fee in cash on board.

You can check the exact percentage at PayPal website.
After the payment has been done we will forward you the Paypal transaction details so you can see the fee yourself.

  1. In order to make the payment please click the PayNow button
    – This will direct you to the SailTime Charters merchant Page.
  2. To complete the payment you have to enter the amount in the Price per Item field and click bellow Continue button.
    After the continue you can do either of the following:A) If you don’t have a PayPal account:
    Press the button ” Create an Account “. Fill in your details in the form and press ” Pay Now “.B) If you have a PayPal account:
    Log in to your PayPal account to make the payment (upper right).
  • In either case please provide the usual payment information as shown/requested to complete the transaction.
    Initial payment done and sailing holiday BOOKED!!  
    Many thanks and looking forward to seeing you on board!