Booking Terms And Conditions

Booking and Payment:

If you wish to book a charter holiday or a day trip, and you know the yacht is available, please, email us to confirm your booking. You will then receive an invoice stating the amounts to be paid: the Deposit 30% and the Final Payment of 70%. The Deposit is due no later than 7 days after the invoice has been sent.

After paying the Deposit, please, inform us of your payment. We will immediately send you a confirmation by email upon receiving the Deposit. The Final Payment of the invoice is to be paid no later than 60 days before the departure date of your charter.

Please note

  • Bookings made less than 60 days before the departure date are to be paid in full in one single payment. –
  • Late payment of the Deposit or Final Payment results in your booked space not being secure.

Altering a booking:

Provided it does not interfere with our schedules, there are normally no charges for minor alterations.
Major alterations, which do interfere with our booking schedules, may be treated as cancellations and re-bookings and the relevant charges may apply.

It will be dealt with on a per-booking basis, relating to the circumstances.

Cancellations and Insurance:

Cancellations need to be advised of in writing by email. The date we receive the message is the one used in calculating any charge. The following cancellation charges apply:

Overnight charters:
More than 12 weeks before the charter date we retain the 30% deposit, between
12 and 8 weeks 50% of the total charter fee, between 8 and 4 weeks 80% and within 4 weeks of the charter date, we retain 100% of the charter fee.

Day trips:
Less than 5 days prior to the departure date, we retain 30% of the total charter fee, less than 48 hours prior to departure date 50% of the total charter fee, but 100% of total charter fee for peak season, less than 24 hours prior to departure date 100% of the total charter fee.

If the weather is deemed unsafe by the company, then an alternate date will be offered or a full refund provided.

Force Majeure

No compensation will be paid in the case of the unforeseeable and unusual circumstances, beyond our control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all due care had been exercised.

Such circumstances or events include ( but are not limited to), war or threat of war, riot, civil strife, industrial dispute, unavoidable technical problems with transport, closure or congestion of airports, terrorist activity, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, pandemic and adverse weather conditions.

Liability:

Faraway Yachting does not accept responsibility for the acts or omissions of its clients, whether negligent or otherwise and shall not be held liable for any claims made against them (or as a result of their actions) either by other clients of Faraway Yachting or third parties.

Faraway Yachting accepts no liability for losses that were actually unforeseeable to those involved at the time of booking, losses that were not caused by any breach on the part of the company and any business losses or similar to the client as a result of an unforeseen circumstance.

Holiday & Cancellation Insurance

As there is an inherent risk in activities like sailing and diving we highly recommend guests have travel insurance covering the activities and sports they intend to undertake. We recommend taking cancellation insurance as well.

We recommend: https://www.worldnomads.com/

Itineraries

Where itineraries are given they may be subject to change due to weather conditions or other circumstances. The final decision regarding the itinerary lies with the skipper of the charter. In all cases safety aboard has priority.

Information Provided

The information we provide regarding yachts, itineraries, crew, dive sites, transfers, arrival/departures and all other aspects of the charters is correct to the best of our knowledge. We reserve the right however to change any of the above as circumstances dictate without prior notice.

Equipment Breakdown

A modern yacht contains many pieces of machinery and equipment, which have to work in a marine environment.
Although the yachts are very well maintained, equipment breakdown can still occur. As long as the quality of the trip is not unduly affected in the event of equipment breakdown, such a breakdown by itself is no ground for a refund.Should the owner be unable, even through no fault of his own, to deliver the chartered yacht or a similar yacht at the commencement of the charter period, he is obliged to reimburse a pro-rata sum of the charter fee.

Complaints

Should a client have a complaint he/she is to inform the skipper of the yacht, or in case of the bareboat charter, the guest is to inform the shore base. Skipper or shore base will do the utmost to rectify the problem. Complaints, which have not first been expressed to the skipper (or to the shore base in case of bareboat charter) cannot be taken into consideration.

We reserve the right to change any of the above as circumstances dictate without prior notice.