1. WHEN DO WE START AND FINISH THE DAILY CRUISE?
Daily cruises last about 8 hours, usually starting from 9.30am and coming back to the harbor around 5.30pm. We will do our best to tailor the cruise as you wish, so we can be flexible in departure for +1hour (to depart by 10-10.30am and return by 6-6.30pm).
2. CAN WE BRING OUR KIDS/BABY ON CRUISE?
The age of the passenger is not an issue, but please keep in mind if children are on board during the cruise you shall be fully responsible for their behavior, safety and entertainment during the trip, while Private Yachting will provide you with all safety equipment and inform you about the safety procedures on board the yacht.
3. HOW MANY MILES WE CAN COVER FOR A DAY / WHAT IS MY YACHT CRUISE SPEED?
The average distances between the Ionian Islands are 12-20 miles. Every day we normally stop in three to four bays for swimming and once for lunch or walk. However, on tailor-made cruises the maximum mileage travelled is 80-90 miles per day.
Our cruising speed is 28-30knots.
4. CAN WE CRUISE IN THE EVENING OR NIGHT?
No. We normally leave the harbor around 9:30 a.m. and after a few hours of cruising and a few hours anchored in a bays, we return (or go to the next island, if it is a long cruise) around 5-6 p.m. where we stay moored until the next morning.
5. CAN WE HAVE A LUNCH ON BOARD?
We don’t have regular kitchen onboard to serve lunch, so that is why we usually moor in some village, so you can have an extra impression of the island we are visiting, and also opportunity to have a nice lunch in local tavern, which make our daily cruises special experience of Ionian archipelagos. Due to the latest happenings with COVID 19, and new safety rules we are not able to serve any food on board (not even snacks and fruits) but there will be bottled refreshments at your disposal all day.
6. WILL I GET SEASICK?
Very rarely people get seasick onboard as we usually suggest the cruise in the areas where the winds are not too strong and the waves never too big. If you are worried about seasickness, you should take with you pills like ‘Stugeron’ or a travel wrist band, and take it half hour before the cruise. If you realize you are getting seasick while we are cruising and you don’t have any pills with you, don’t worry as we normally have some onboard.
7. CAN YOU PICK US UP SOMEWHERE ELSE, NEAR OUR HOTEL?
Theoretically we can pick you up wherever there is a port or way to safely moor and embark. In practice that often means an extra cost of fuel, which can significantly increase the price of the cruise. Anyway, Agia Efimia is in the middle of the island, the longest drive to us is approx. 1hour, and it’s also one beautiful village to visit, with coastline full of taverns and unique bays.
Of course there are some places that are on our way during some cruises, and there would be no problem to pick you up with no additional cost (i.e. pick up from Poros on Zakinthos cruise; pick up from Fiscardo for Meganisi cruise or Kefalonia must swim cruise)
We can also arrange you the transfer from your accomodation to My Yacht.
8. WHAT TYPE OF SUN PROTECTION SHOULD I USE?
We insist that you use a cream instead of an oily lotion because oil will stain the teak deck and create slippery surfaces which are dangerous on a yacht. Also we would appreciate it if you wouldn’t use the types that contain coloring agents as again they stain the surfaces of the yacht. A practical tip is to avoid the types that are in a spray bottle, as half of your cream will end up blown away with the wind.
9. DO YOU SERVE ALCOHOL ONBOARD?
Actually alcohol is forbidden onboard but we do have some reasonable amount of beers and local wine (Shhh)
10. HOW MANY SWIM STOPS WE WILL HAVE?
This basically depends on you, how much time you spend in every bay. According to our experience we usually do 3-4 swim stops and we visit one village.
11. WHAT DO WE NEED TO BRING WITH US?
Due to the latest happenings with COVID 19 and new safety rules, you will need to bring your own towels and snorkeling gear, and of course your swimsuits and money.