Your FAQ’s

 

Your Charter, Frequently Asked Questions

From our initial email conversations when they answered promptly all our delving questions about their service……to the wonderful way they discussed and tailored our itinerary, we knew we were in very safe hands.


Louise and John (Bedfordshire) Sardinia/Corsica
1. Sixth sense crewed yacht charters offer inclusive luxury without hidden extras, what are my additional costs?

Your flight, your evening meals, marina/moorings and personal/travel insurance. See Itinerary/Prices page for details.

 
2. What will my marina/waterfront mooring fees cost for my charter?

In Sardinia /Corsica marina fees vary each month during the summer and also by demand. In a typical 7 night charter, dependent upon your itinerary, we would anticipate 5 nights of marina/mooring fees and 2 nights at anchor, free of charge.
When we receive your request for your charter and prior to your booking we will send you details of your marina/ mooring fees for your dates.

 
3. Can you book our flights to/from Olbia?

Your flights are booked independently by yourselves to suit your choice of departure location and preferences.

 
4.Which airlines fly into Olbia, Sardinia?

Easyjet, Vueling, British Airways, Meridiana, Lufthansa.

 
5. Do you maximise our sailing days rather than just motoring?

Yes. This region has a fairly constant warm breeze to maximise your sailing days. Our itinerary route is designed to create ideal sailing with the predominant NW wind angles. Before each charter we plan using the forecast wind direction/strength and often change the order of your itinerary whilst visiting the same places. This creates exhilarating sailing with the contrast of calm anchorages for swimming. We minimise any motoring during your holiday.

 
6. Do you personalise our holiday for us…action packed or time to chill, relax, family time?

Prior to your arrival and at your ‘Welcome on board’ meeting we establish the perfect balance for your holiday.

 
7. How much time will we have for sailing or relaxing at anchor?

We tailor your day to suit your preferences, but typically we sail between all destinations and bays with two or more anchorages for lunch, swimming, sunbathing and relaxing.

 
8. Do I need any sailing experience?

No, your crew will do everything for you... a taste of the super yacht experience. You can be involved in the exhilarating sailing, take the helm under the guidance of your Skipper or simply relax.

 
9. Is this an ideal luxury holiday for a family?

Yes. Our yacht charters offer ‘family time’ with adventure, sailing and swimming combined with hotel hospitality and excellent safety on-board. For children 10 years and over.

 
10. Do you have snorkelling equipment?

Yes, we have equipment for all our guests.

 
11. I am susceptible to seasickness, can I enjoy a sailing holiday with my friends?

We take great pride in saying that our guests have not suffered from seasickness. If we know someone is susceptible to sea sickness we carefully choose our sailing angles for the first day/s to ensure guests are comfortable. Its similar to either driving a fast car on a winding country road or gently driving on a straight road. How we sail the yacht and advise our guests means guests who might be susceptible can quickly enjoy the experience.

 
12. Do I have to pay a refundable Yacht security payment for my charter?

No, unlike other companies who require a £3,000 security, we do not require this for our charters.

 
13. Do I have to pay Advanced Provisioning Allowance (APA ) before my charter?

No, we do not require this. Your charter is inclusive of all breakfasts, lunches, unlimited non-alcoholic drinks, Sardinian wines/ beer with lunch, luxury transfers and all Yacht fuel for your charter.

 
14. Do you have a Yacht Charter agreement?

Yes, our Yacht Charter agreement covers all aspects of your Charter.

 
15. Do you include luxury ground transfers?

Yes, your luxury transfers are included from Olbia airport to/ from the yacht in Cannigione.

 
16. How do I make a booking?

Please complete your details and Charter dates on our ‘Check Availability’ page. We will answer any of your questions before sending you our Yacht Charter agreement and invoice for your deposit, 30% of your charter.

 
17 .Which should I book first, the Yacht Charter or my flights?

Once we have received your confirmation to proceed with a Yacht charter booking we will reserve your dates for 5 days for you to confidently go ahead and book your flights before paying your yacht charter deposit.

 

18. Do I need to purchase personal travel and health insurance?

Yes, for a specialist sailing holiday your personal travel and health insurance. Sixth Sense Yachting recommend Top Sail Insurance


Why choose our Crewed luxury yacht charters instead of a Skippered yacht charter offered by other companies?

 

Chartering a yacht for the first time can seem a little confusing as a ‘Skippered’ or ‘Crewed’ charter may appear to be the same but in fact the holiday experience will be very different.
Our Crewed luxury charters offer a hotel style experience with luxury accommodation and hospitality service on a yacht, without hidden extra costs.
See detailed information ‘What is included/not included in your charter on our Itinerary/Prices page.
Your two professional crew, RYA Yachtmaster Ocean/ commercially endorsed Skipper and Crew will sail the yacht for you and carry out all mooring, anchoring etc. whilst you simply relax. Their roles also include Chef/Hostess.
Your Breakfasts and Lunches are included with unlimited refreshment drinks. Your chef/hostess will prepare and present delicious Mediterranean/Italian dishes from our menu served on deck with wine from Sardinian vineyards.
Your spacious en-suite cabins for up to 4 guests are stylishly presented and are serviced daily by your crew.
We include all yacht fuel, luxury transfers and your permit for daily access to the Maddalena Marine Archipelago.
Our itinerary is designed for you to visit the key destinations in the region, the stunning tranquil anchorages and vibrant waterfronts.
We personalise your itinerary to create the perfect balance of sailing, relaxing and exploring.
Our 7 night charters can be 8 full days sailing to coincide with your flight arrival/departure times to maximise your holiday experience.
A Skippered charter offered by other companies will literally only include the yacht and the services of a Skipper, you will be self-catering, including meals for your skipper and will incur additional costs for yacht security/yacht insurance, fuel, moorings, cruising permits, dinghy, outboard, additional sails, laundry, final cleaning and airport transfers. You may need to charter a larger yacht as the skipper will require his own private cabin.
A Skippered 7 night charter with other companies may actually only be 6 days on the water as you may not be able to board the yacht until 5pm on arrival day and will need to leave before 9am on your departure day.


Our Crewed yacht charters offer you a luxury holiday, a taste of the super yacht experience.