Sailing Charter: Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I go about Chartering a Catamaran?
- Where are you located?
- What should I wear?
- What is your refund/cancellation policy?
- What about insurance?
How do I Charter a Catamaran … ?
Pretty simply, actually! Call us at: 619.517.5630
Let us know:
1) What boat you would like to reserve for your sailing charter.
2) If this will be a SKIPPERED or BAREBOAT sailing charter
—–or if you’re planning a particular day sail / tour, let us know at this time.
What is the date(s) of the sailing charter.
That’s it! It’s that simple.
If this is a bareboat sailing charter, please be ready to give them your ASA number (if applicable) and be prepared to send, via an email, your sailing resume.
Where are you located?
Only 10 minutes from downtown San Diego, and just 5 minutes from the airport:Charter/School Office, and Boats at:
2700 Dickens Street
San Diego, CA 92106
You can always call us at: 619.517.5630Sales Office – West Coast Multihulls
2330 Shelter Island Drive Suite 203 San Diego, CA 92106
What should I wear on a sailing charter?
So that you will have a most enjoyable cruise, keep these things in mind:
Weather and sailing conditions can vary substantially from hour to hour – therefore, it is very important to be prepared! Bring clothing that can be put on in layers. (And bring plenty of them!) Make sure that you have a good waterproof coat or other protective gear. Since we will be sailing, we do occasionally take a little spray over the bow! A light windbreaker to warmer jacket will cover just about everything. But it can get hot as well. Light t-shirts and shorts will do just fine, but bring your sunscreen.
Sunscreen, sunglasses (with retainer cords), and possibly a hat are highly recommended at all times during daylight hours. Footwear should be comfortable, with light colored, non-marking soles. If the weather is a little overcast in the morning on the day you plan to sail with us, don’t worry! The weather tends to clear up in the late morning or early afternoon for a gorgeous day of sailing!
What is your cancellation/refund policy, insurance, etc.?
Charter Deposits/Cancellation Policy:
A 50% deposit is required at time of booking, and charters will typically be paid in full 30 days prior to start of charter. Any cancellation must be received in writing via email or regular mail. If you must cancel at least 60 days prior, a $100 per-person charge will be made to cover administrative and boat scheduling costs. If cancelling 30-60 days out, a fee equaling 25% of the full cost of the charter will be assessed. Less than 30 days notice will result in the loss of your 50% deposit. However, if we are able to re-book the boat for that time period, we will be happy to issue a full credit that can be applied to any future charter.
All boats carry deductible hull insurance. In the event of damage or loss of equipment, the charterer will be liable for the full deductible amount of $500 or 1% of the value of the boat; whichever is greater. If repairs/replacements do not exceed the deductible amount, a refund will be made.