Your yacht will be more than just your mode of transport – it will be your home to relax, sail, swim, eat and sleep for your holiday. The Big Sail have made sure that all our bookings come with everything we think you will need for a week on the water. Click below to see what we include and what you can add to make your experience even better.
Skipper £135 per day (minimum 7 days) Host – prepares breakfasts, lunches & up to 2 evening meals per week £135 per day (minimum 7 days) Provisioning (food & drinks delivered directly to your yacht)
£50 plus the cost of the shopping Airport transfer Prices available upon request Professional Chef – prepares breakfasts, lunches & up to 5 evening meals per week £175 per day (minimum 7 days) Spinnaker/Cruising chute £150 per week if available Railing net – additional safety with small children onboard £100 per week Beach Towels £5 per towel per week Paddle Board/Kayak £150 per week + additional deposit (not available for all charters) Snorkel Kit Price depends on destination – typically £20 per set per week One-way fee (eg Split to Dubrovnik) £475 + extra mooring fee for first/last night Early check-in by 2pm £150
Mooring fees, fuel & additional costs
We recommend that you prepare a ‘yacht kitty’ in cash which will be used to cover any daily usage costs you incur as a group throughout the week. These costs include mooring fees, refuelling at the end of the week, tourist tax of €1 per person per day (Croatia only) and an optional yacht insurance waiver to cover you in case of any damage to your yacht.
Mooring fees can vary dramatically based on the size and type of yacht (catamarans get charged double for mooring in most marinas in peak season). We typically recommend 3 nights in a marina and 2 nights at anchor in a ‘normal’ week. Anchoring is free, so if you wish to reduce costs we recommend more anchorages and fewer marinas.
Similarly, refuelling costs can vary depending on the size of yacht, as well as how much motoring you do which is largely dependant on the wind conditions, and the distances you aim to cover during your trip. Yachts with generators onboard to power air-conditioning systems could use up to £150 more fuel per week.
Our sailing budget recommendations for a 1 week sailing holiday:
Recommended Kitty budget
Cost per person
|45ft sailing yacht (4 cabins)||£500||£60pp between 8 people|
|50ft sailing yacht (5 cabins)||£600-800||£60-80pp between 10-12 people|
|40-45ft catamarans (4 cabins)||£1000||£125pp between 8 people|