Any Questions?

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General

Are children allowed on the yachting excursion?

Yes, as long as they are accompanied by an adult, children of any age are allowed. We have the necessary life jackets for children as well.

Are the Marbella Sailing trips recommended for elderly people?

That depends on the person. We do not impose any age limit, as long as the elderly feel capable of boarding the sailing yacht and walking along the narrow deck. We will no doubt help them at all times.

The sailor Harry Heckel completed his second round the world solo sailing at the age of 89.

What about seasickness?

There are people susceptible to seasickness when they go out on a boat or yacht, especially on days of heavy swell or waves. If you know or suspect that you may suffer from seasickness, you must let us know before starting the excursion. We always have seasickness tablets on board for those who wish, but they take about 30 minutes to have an effect. For this reason it is recommended to take them a short while before setting sail.

May I take my dog on the sailing trip?

Small or medium sized dogs are allowed up to a weight of 10kg approximately as long as it is on a leash and if the excursion is exclusively for your group or family (assuming that everyone agrees).

How many people will you take on the excursion?

8 people would be the maximum recommended in order to be comfortable on board. In total we would be 10 including the captain and assistant. However under windier or extreme sailing conditions we would recommend smaller groups.

Do I need any sailing experience?

No, our captain Nicholas is very professional and has a lot of experience with sailing yachts. Together with his assistant they will take care of everything during your tour. On days of light winds you can try skippering the yacht yourself to get a better feeling of sailing out at sea.

What should I take or wear?

It is essential to bring flat shoes with rubber soles (heels are not compatible with sailing boat decks). We also recommend a hat or cap, sun protection and sunglasses. Should you want to have a swim out in the Mediterranean Sea, you must bring your own towels.

If you book a night excursion, a warm jersey or sweatshirt might come in handy. During the cooler months of the year of course, you will need warm clothing and for those days of stronger winds and heavy seas, waterproof clothing would make you feel more comfortable.

Is there a toilet on board?

Yes, the yacht has a toilet available for members of the party.

Reservations and Payments

What does the price of the excursion include?

Drinks and snacks are included as well as other activities during the excursion such as Paddle Surf or Snorkelling. Petrol is also included should we need to use the engine due to a lack of wind.

We will do everything possible to make your sailing trip on the Costa del Sol an unforgettable experience.

What are the payment terms? Is a deposit required to secure my reservation?

When making a reservation, a percentage of the total amount must be paid for as a deposit to secure your booking, except for on shared trips, which are paid for on a per person basis and must be paid in full at the time of making the reservation. All payments on the website are done by credit/debit card. The remaining amount must be paid by card before departing on the excursion or in cash on arrival at the boat.

Will the excursion be cancelled with bad weather?

On occasions we have had to cancel the excursion due to strong winds. It all depends on the sailing experience of the group members and their desire to feel the adrenaline while sailing in more extreme conditions. Cancellations due to strong winds will be accepted with winds from 15 knots and above.

In the event that the activity is cancelled due to bad weather you can change the date and time depending on availability at no additional cost, or otherwise we can refund the full amount paid.

What happens if I wish to cancel my reservation?

If you cancel the reservation due to “force majeure” or more than 30 days in advance, we will refund the amount paid less a 10% administration fee. However if you cancel the reservation less than 30 days prior to the scheduled excursion, we reserve the right not to refund the initial 20% deposit.

Can I change the scheduled time and duration of the yachting excursion?

We are flexible in the time of departure and return as long as there is no overlap with other trips on the same day or if there are no other members of the same activity belonging to a different group. We need a preparation time of at least 1 hour between trips.

Safety

What safety equipment does the Yacht OHANA have?

We have all the Spanish legal safety requirements onboard, life jackets for all members of the excursion, flares and VHF radio, as well as a fully qualified and experienced skipper.

Do you have an insurance to take people out on sailing excursions?

Yes, we have the compulsory insurance which covers all members of the activity.