Sail Beats Week FAQ
Q: Where can I find all the information for the tour once I’ve booked?
A: Easy – in our Sail Beats Welcome Pack which you can view online or check your emails, you should have a copy there.
Q: How many cabins per boat?
A: The boats have from 8 to 9 cabins
Q: Is there air con?
A: All the cabins have air con on the large 25 berth yachts – 8 or 12 Bed Sailing Yachts do not have air conditioning. Please note, we will be at sea, therefore if the air con does fail, it is unlikely it can be fixed.
Q: Are there double cabins?
A: All the cabins on the 25 berth sailing yachts are shared accommodation. To guarantee a double bed cabin you will need to request to be on an 8 or 12 Bed Sailing Yacht and there may be a surcharge due to these boats coasting more to higher.
Q: Is there somewhere to store luggage?
A: There is enough space inside the cabin
Q: Can I book accommodation before or after the tour?
A: We offer an ADD-ON service including accommodation in Athens before and after the trip plus the ferry tickets
Q: How do I get to Santorini?
A: The best way to get to Santorini will be by direct flight or you cold take a ferry from Athens or another island. Check times with your chosen provider
Q: What’s the cheapest or easiest way to get to Santorini from Athens?
A: Cheap tickets can be available via Ryanair, Easy Jet or Aegean
Q: What’s the cheapest or easiest way to get from Mykonos to Athens?
A: Cheap tickets can be available via Ryanair, Easy Jet or Aegean or you can take a ferry from around €35
Q: How long does it take?
A: 1 hour flight or 5-8 hours with the ferry
Q: What’s the best way to get from the UK to Sail Beats Week?
A: Take a look at expedia.com or easy jet flight and accommodation packages. As the tour finishes in Mykonos on the 9th it would be worth looking at return flight packages arriving in Mykonos on the 1st September returning to the UK on the 10th September. You can then travel to Santorini with Hellenic Ferries on the 2nd September which will cost around €36 per person.
Q: How much spending money do I need for food per day?
A: Meals will cost anywhere from $9-20 and the food on the islands is amazing!
Q: How much do drinks cost in the bars?
A: From 4 to 12 Euros per drink
Q: What is the general age of people on the tour?
A: The tour guests will be aged from 18-39 with two similar interests, travel and music
Q: Will there be opportunity to see much of the islands?
A: The tour itinerary is created so you’ll get a great mix of culture and music across all the islands we visit. Due to the schedule of the boats and weather we can not guarantee time or the exact schedule for the week in advance.
Q: Does it get cold at night?
A: Not really, but you will be at sea and it can be windy so it’s advisable to pack a jumper and waterproof jacket.
Q: Do clubs have dress codes?
A: Only in Mykonos and Santorini, however smart casual clothing would always be advised. Be prepared for day and night clubbing and don’t forget our fancy dress parties.
Q: Do the Yachts have power?
A: Yes, all Yachts have power, although you may want to consider bringing spare batteries and boosters for mobile phones and sockets will be limited.
Q: What plugs sockets do the yachts have?
A: European plugs
Q: Will there be space to store food and drink?
A: The boats do have fridges but these are only for the use of the crew to store food for the passengers. You will have space to store in your rooms so please be aware space is limited.
Q: Can you smoke on the boats?
A: Only on the deck
Q: Are drugs illegal in Greece?
A: Yes, we have zero tolerance to drugs.
Q: What time should I arrive before the tour starts?
A: At least 30 minutes before. The team will be on hand to help and once you’re checked in, you can meet the crew and your fellow travellers at our first location.
Q: What time should I book return flights?
A: You will need to depart the Yacht by 9am on the 9th September so please allow a reasonable time before booking onward travel. We recommend a few hours minimum.
Q: Do I need travel insurance? What should I be covered for?
A: Yes. Coverage of medical evacuation abroad, a wide variety of adventures and lost luggage. You will be asked to provide a copy of your travel insurance on check in.
Q: What’s the best way to get flights?
A: We recommend the following websites for booking flights. Depending on where you are travelling from, it can be cheaper to book individual flights, rather than multi stops or returns.
Q: Can I change boats during the trip if I fall in love?
A: No, we have a strict policy on changes, you must stay on the boat you have been allocated
Q: What happens if I don’t make it back to the boat before it departs?
A: The boat will leave and you have to catch a ferry to the next island
Q: Will I need cash or can I pay on card on the island?
A: Most companies accept card but it is advisable to have sufficient cash
Q: What happens if you get sea sick?
A: We will have some motion sickness tablets on board but it’s advisable to carry some with you.
Q: What happens if you fall ill and need medical help?
A: Every island we visit has a medical centre, and there will be a first aid trained guide travelling with us.
Q: Do you need to know how to drive a boat or sail?
A: No, our crew is responsible for this
Q: Do you need to bring food?
A: We have a bar on board but you can also bring your own food. Just keep in mind space will be limited. Throughout the tour you will have opportunities to by food and drink and other items.
Q: Do you have booking terms and conditions?
A: Yes – view terms and conditions for booking Sail Beats Passes here
Q: Whats Included in the price?
- 7 Nights on board our exclusive 25 Berth Superyacht or 8 Bed or 12 Bed Sailing Yacht
- Breakfast Each Morning
- Club Entries to Sail Beats Week events
- Bottomless Brunch
- Beach BBQ
- Access to all Sail Beats Week events
- Free Sail Beats Survival Kit
- Exclusive discount on pre and post tour accommodation and transfers
- Beats Travel Tour Guides
- BYO on board
- 3G Wifi Access
Q: What’s the best way to travel between the islands?
A: To find the best ferry times please visit directferries.co.uk – you should plan your pre and post tour transfers before booking flights.
Q: Have you done this before?
A: Absolutely – check out our video testimonial here