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Aventura Yachting - Hostess ‘Gold Cruise’ Charter

Terms and Conditions

1. Overview

Your holiday cruise is arranged by us and in paying your deposit, you are deemed to have read and accepted the following terms and conditions, and the other information on the Website and brochure, which form the contract between you and us. If there are any major changes to the advertised information then you will be informed at the time of sending you your electronic invoice.  After receiving your deposit, Aventura Yachting will send you an electronic cruise pack giving more detailed information on how to prepare for your holiday of a lifetime. We will also send a small questionnaire requesting information for the Turkish Transit log (this is to reduce time at the start of your holiday due to Turkish formalities for cruising).

2. Chartering

The yacht, skipper and the Hostess for your ‘Gold Cruise’, will be available from the agreed port of the start of your holiday cruise with all the required safety equipment and in good condition.  The hostess will purchase all food and drink as required for the cruise booked prior to your arrival and when necessary during your cruise as required.

3. Accommodation

The lead charter couple  will be offered the spacious forward master cabin with on-suite facilities (toilet, sink and shower). This cabin also has a bunk bed which could sleep one child or used for more storage.   There is also the ability to sleep a further couple in a second cabin with a shared toilet, sink and shower room.  The saloon table may also be lowered to make a large double berth.  The third starboard stern cabin is used by the skipper, hostess and storage.

4. What is Included 

The following are included in your charter price:

4.1.1.   Qualified and very experienced skipper

4.1.2.   Hostess service for breakfast, light lunches and on board snacks and provisioning of the yacht (Gold Cruise             only)

4.1.3.   Hostess service for arranging additional excursions (Gold Cruise only)

4.1.4.   Day 1 - marina collection costs

4.1.5.   Final day - drop-off marina  costs

4.1.6.   Moorings during your cruise

4.1.7.   Turkish cruising log (Turkish waters only)

4.1.8.   Towels and linen (including beach towels)

4.1.9.   Yacht Insurance

4.1.10. All boat diesel

4.1.11. Outboard motor fuel

4.1.12. RIB dinghy - 2.6m

4.1.13. Gas, electricity and water

5. What is not Included:

Not included in your charter price:

5.1.1.  Flights.   Allow from £70 to £300 for charter flights booked well in advance

5.1.2. Airport transfers at the start and end of your holiday as the start and end destinations may vary from cruise to                      cruise dependant on your choice of airport

5.1.3.  All excursions, entrance fees and water sports which the charterer may like to experience, are extra

6. Responsibility

Your holiday will commence from the agreed quay/port/harbour and will sail the selected cruise you have chosen.  However you may vary the cruise, in consultation and advice from the skipper, by replacing it with alternative expeditions or excursions of your choice.  These may well change the cruise schedule and the end port destination.  Any extended journeys for airport transfers, due to amendments in the cruise schedule, will be charged in addition to the charter price at the time.  All cruises may also be affected by the weather which is out of our control.  

7. Western Lycian Cruise - Additional charge if selected

The Western Lycian Cruise includes an excursion up the Dalyan River on day 4.  This is a day on a river boat from My Marina at Ekincik and the price includes the river boat and skipper.  Any entrance fees to the Caunos ruins, mud baths and food or drink is an additional cost to the charterer and should be paid at the time.

8. Conduct of the Charterer

You must also accept responsibility for the conduct of yourself and those members in your party.  We reserve the right, through the skipper, to terminate the holiday cruise arrangements of any client that refuses to comply with these instructions if the behaviour of the client is likely to cause distress, damage, danger or annoyance.  No-one in your party should commit an act contrary to the laws of the destination country, and if any such act is committed, the agreement between us will automatically terminate, but without prejudice to our rights. You and/or your party will carry full responsibility and answer to the appropriate Authorities.

No pets are permitted on board.

9. Sail Training Confidence Builder week (if requested)

We will, prior to your holiday, establish the areas that you wish to build your confidence on, then structure a week's sailing to encompass those areas you have requested. At the beginning of the week, the skipper will help you by assessing your level of competence through differing sailing scenarios, then develop your skill through the week so that you will leave having gained considerable knowledge.  The Sail Training Confidence Builder is not recognised by the RYA.

10. Payments

A deposit of 50% must be made on booking to reserve the dates required once your preferred dates have been confirmed by Aventura Yachting.  We prefer payment by bankers transfer.  The balance due must be paid two months prior to the cruise date (as shown on page 1 of your charter agreement).  We reserve the right to cancel your booking if the balance is not paid on or before the due date, and you will lose your booking deposit.  The full amount must be paid immediately if you book within two months of your cruise date.  Your holiday documentation will be sent when we receive your balance payment.  

11. Flights

Aventura Yachting is not responsible for arranging your flights as these can be obtained by yourselves at varying prices and to your specific requirements.  We will require all your flight details to ensure a smooth airport transfer.

12. Airport Transfers

Your transfers will be arranged and a price agreed prior to your holiday for the start and finish of your cruise, but you will need to pay the transfer driver the agreed costs at the time of travel.  

13. Travel Documents

You must ensure you have all the necessary documentation including passports and visas for your holiday. For Turkey and Greece, British citizens must hold a standard passport valid for at least 6 months after your return date, and obtain a Turkish visa at the airport on arrival, to be paid for only with a £10 note. For other nationalities, and other destinations, you should consult the appropriate consulate.

14. Safety

In booking this holiday you accept that sailing holidays contain an element of risk, and participation in this activity is your decision. The skipper is responsible for the safety of the vessel and will advise you of the safest ways to enjoy your holiday. You will be given a full safety briefing on your arrival and will continuously be helped throughout your holiday.  You will also be issued with life jackets prior to starting your holiday.  However Aventura Yachting will not be responsible for any unreasonable, irresponsible behaviour by the charterer.  The skipper has total authority for every ones safety.

15. Cancellation or variation by charterer

If you have to cancel, you must notify us immediately in writing. The following charges will apply from the date we receive your notification:

15.1.  More than 8 weeks before departure – 50% of the holiday price

15.2.  Between 4 and 8 weeks - insurance premium and 60% of the holiday price

15.3.  Between 2 and 4 weeks - insurance premium and 85% of the holiday price

15.4.  Less than 2 weeks - insurance premium and 100% of the holiday price

If you wish to make changes to the booking after confirmation, we will do all we can to make the necessary arrangements, but we may have to make additional charges.

16. Cancellation or variation by Aventura Yachting

We will do our best to provide the contracted facilities but occasionally we may have to make a significant change to your holiday arrangements. We will contact you to discuss alternative arrangements.  Such changes may be due to the weather and local political conditions.  If we are unable to provide an acceptable alternative, or if circumstances arise beyond our control, we may find it necessary to cancel your holiday before departure. In this case we will return in full all monies paid by you less insurance.

17. Travel Insurance

All members of your party must have holiday insurance to cover personal accident, medical and other expenses, loss of deposit/cancellation/curtailment, loss of baggage & personal belongings, loss of personal money & passport, personal liability and legal expenses. You should check your policy carefully to ensure that cover provided is adequate for your holiday. Non-UK residents should obtain Travel Insurance in their home countries.  Please could you tick the box on the Main Booking Form to show you have or taken out Travel Insurance.

18. Complaints Procedure

If you have any complaints, prior to the holiday, please contact us by phone or in writing giving the full details of your complaint. However during the charter please discuss any worries with your skipper and or hostess and we will endeavour to deal with them promptly and professionally.

The fort overlooking the entrance to Bozuk Bükü - ancient Loryma