Experience Requirements

Sailing a bareboat is surprisingly easy. You don’t need any sort of boat license, just some basic boating experience and:

  • Basic coastal navigation (know how to plot a course using a chart & compass)
  • If you wish to use sails, some prior sail handling and understanding is recommended
  • A willingness to learn if you’re a novice
You don't need a boat license to sail a bareboat

Additional Training and Tuition on the Day

If you think you need a bit more tuition, or just a refresher to touch up on those boating skills, then we highly recommend a half day sail guide.  Following your brief, continue on for another 3 hours delving into more detail about whatever you would like more assistance with, be it:

  • Sailing practice
  • Navigation
  • Boat handling & manoeuvring.

And don’t worry, it won’t hold your charter up. Your guide will head out with you then disembark at daydream Island, allowing you to continue on to your first night anchorage.

Rates & Conditions

  • Half day sail guide – $250
  • Tuition will take approximately 3 hours. Therefore it is recommended to start your brief at 8:30am allowing time for both brief and tuition to be completed in the same day.
  • Split day brief and tuition may incur additional fees.
Sailing a bareboat is easy. Man a the helm of a Yacht

Skippered & Crewed Options

If you’d prefer to sit back and relax and let someone else take care of getting you around the 74 islands then consider taking one of our experienced local sail guides for your charter. We can also provide a cook if your ideal holiday involves someone else running the kitchen.

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