Frequently Asked Questions: Easy Crewed Charters

Everything you need to know about Dream Yacht Easy Crewed charters.

 

 


What is an Easy Crewed Charter by Dream Yacht?
Easy Crewed Charter is a new product by Dream Yacht Charter that offers a conveniently packaged full private boat rental for a week, including skipper, cook/hostess, and daily breakfast/lunch meals – the perfect sailing holiday solution for guests with no sailing experience, or those just wanting to relax with friends and family and let us take care of the details of the trip.

Just choose the destination among the ones available and the people they want to sail with, and we take care of the rest.

What is the difference between Easy Crewed and Fully Crewed Charters?
An Easy Crewed Charter includes a few services to make your experience smooth, and relaxing while you can focus on enjoying the navigation and the destinations we visit. The services that we add to the boat are a skipper and cook/hostess that will prepare daily breakfasts and light lunches, and also to clean common areas. Finally, we add water toys, soft drinks and all port fees and taxes.

The Fully Crewed Charter  instead is an premium all-inclusive experience which includes full board with all meals, snacks and beverages included (specific brands can be sourced on request), water sports equipment, skipper, chef, entertainment centres, AC, all housekeeping services and port taxes and fees.


How is the price calculated for an Easy Crewed Charter?
The price is based on the category boat you select, the season you want to sail and the number of people onboard.


How many people can I bring along with me?
Our largest yachts can accommodate up to 10 people.


How can I book?
Get a quote and send an inquiry through this website. Our sales team will get in touch with you to finalize the details and make the booking at your convenience.


How is the sailing itinerary set?
You will meet with your skipper on the first day to create an initial itinerary that can be modified along the way according to preferences, or as needed for weather conditions.


What is specifically included in an Easy Crewed Charter?

  • One week yacht accommodations for your group
  • Professional skipper
  • Dedicated hostess
  • Daily breakfast and light lunch for your group
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Bedlinen and towels
  • Daily cleaning of common areas
  • Snorkeling equipment and paddle board
  • Onboard WiFi
  • Marinas and port fees
  • Yacht fuel and insurance
  • Tourist taxes


What’s not included in an Easy Crewed Charter?

  • Flights
  • Airport transfers (can be arranged on request)
  • Alcoholic beverages (order in advance – or shop locally during your charter)
  • Dinners and any meals ashore
  • Excursions ashore, or additional water sports activities
  • Crew gratuity
  • Damage deposit (500 € per boat, to be paid at the base)
  • Cancelation/travel insurance


What are the destinations where I can sail on Easy Crewed Charter?
We currently offer this product from several of our bases in Croatia and Greece.
You can find out more on Easy Crewed Charter website page.


How can I check fleet price or make a reservation?
You can check price on our website. To make a reservation or get help and advice, you can contact us. If you wish to sail or have a different experience in mind that isn’t displayed on our website, our expert team can advise you.


Who makes up the crew on an Easy Crewed yacht charter?
Your crew includes a skipper to sail the boat for you and a cook/hostess. All our crews are handpicked for their expertise in sailing, cuisine and customer service, as well as destination knowledge.


Can you tell me about your yachts?
All our Easy Crewed yachts are of high standards, spacious and comfortable. They are a mixture of ages, although all are professionally maintained and have regular updating. The fleet includes sailing monohulls and catamarans from 43- to 52-feet in size, and power catamarans from 36- to 40-feet.


What deposit payment is required to book?
You will need to pay a 30% deposit to confirm the booking and the balance is due 45 days prior to embarkation. Once a booking has been confirmed, offers and discounts cannot be applied retrospectively.


What is the cancellation policy?
We highly recommend you arrange travel insurance to cover non-refundable deposits and/or transportation and flights in case you need to cancel for an unexpected reason.

a. If the charter guest cancels more than 60 days before the original charter start date, Charterer will lose their 30% deposit.
b. If the Charterer cancels 59 days or less before the original charter start date, Charterer will lose the entire charter fee paid to date. If Charterer has already paid for add-on options, DYC will reimburse Charterer for these expenses, unless cancellation occurs within seven days of departure. If within seven days, payment for add-on options will not be refunded.


How can we find out what special offers are available?
You can find our special offers on our website. When you select a departure date, it will show if there are any discounts available. You can also sign up to our newsletter to keep updated about our special offers.


Can you accommodate special dietary requirements?
Yes, dietary conditions and preferences will be catered for.


Are there any child or age restrictions?
There are none, remember that the boat will be at your entire disposal, so children are welcome.


What happens if the weather changes?
The skipper may decide to change the itinerary if there are concerns about weather conditions.


How do guests get to shore from the yacht?
The crew takes guests to shore using a dinghy.


What is the dress code?
There is no dress code.


What footwear should I wear onboard?
Barefoot is best on board.


Can I use my hairdryer and hair straighteners on board?
Usually you can, but it will depend on the boat so please check prior to arrival. Hairdryers are not provided in the cabins.


Can I charge my mobile phone/tablet on board?
Usually you can but it depends on the boat so please check prior to arrival.


How much cash should I carry?
This is up to you. You may wish to have cash on hand for onshore tipping and purchases, or crew gratuity.


What is the smoking policy on the yachts?
Smoking is only permitted in the very rear of the catamaran or by your crew’s discretion.

 

If you have any other questions, do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to assist.