Terms And Conditions

General terms
All charters begin at 17:00 of the start-date and finish at 09:00 of the end-date of the charter period, exclusively at the designated ports. The chartered yacht has to have returned to its end-port by 18:00 of the day preceding its end-date, at the latest. Availability of the yacht(s) offered by Santorini Dreams can only be guaranteed on the actual day the offer is being made.

Charter requirements
Ιt is required by the Greek Port Authorities that at least two passengers of a bareboat yacht charter are certifiably qualified to navigate sailing yachts at open seas. However, in case only one passenger qualifies as such, the Port Authority will accept a formal written statement by a second passenger, that he/she carries open-sea experience (no proof will be required).

Charter price
Charter fees include:
I. The right to use the designated boat type along with its inventory
II. All taxes & VAT 12% .
III. Insurance (for the yacht and third party liability, the passengers and sea pollution)
IV. Port fees for the day of embarkation and disembarkation (port of call).
V. 24 hour emergency service by Santorini Dreams

Charter fees do not include:
I. Any costs incurred during the sailing trip such as water and fuel consumption,
provisions, port fees.
II. Optional extras (upon request) such as local skipper, hostess, blister, wind-surf etc.
III. End Cleaning (obligatory and payable in cash upon embarkation). It costs 35
Euro/cabin and it includes yacht’s cleaning, cooking gas, spare gasoline for outboard
and bed linen, blankets, pillows, pillow cases and towels (1set/person).

Terms of payment
In order the charter-party to be valid, an advance payment equal to 50% of its total value has to be made to Santorini Dreams upon its signing. The remaining 50% will be payable 45 days before the start-date of the charter period, at the latest. It is noted that, in case a Charter Contract is signed regarding a charter period starting within the following 45 days or less, it has to be paid in full upon its signing.

Before embarking on the boat, the client will provide Santorini Dreams with a refundable deposit – in cash or credit card Visa/Master – intended to cover the cost for any loss or damage to the boat while on charter. The deposit is returned in full at the end of the charter period in case there is no damage or loss. Otherwise, the relevant cost is deducted from the deposit and the client will receive the balance.

A charter booking will not be considered valid and final, unless the client:
1. Has returned to Santorini Dreams, a signed copy of the charter-party he/she will have previously received electronically (via email) and
2. Has sent to Santorini Dreams, proof of payment of the advance payment mentioned earlier (50% of the total value of the Charter Contract).
3. The Charter Contract will finally be considered valid upon payment of the remaining 50% of its total value, 45 days before the beginning of the charter period, at the latest.

Cancellation terms
In case a booked yacht charter needs to be cancelled on the client’s initiative, the following terms will apply, as described in the Memorandum of Charter:
A. 90+ days prior to embarkation: An administrative fee of € 300 is withheld by Santorini Dreams
B. 89 – 60 days prior to embarkation: 30% of the total charter fee is withheld by Santorini Dreams
C. 59 – 46 days prior to embarkation: 50% of the total charter fee is withheld by Santorini Dreams
D. 45 – 0 days prior to embarkation: 100 % of the total charter fee is withheld by Santorini Dreams

Extras available Upon request from the client, Santorini Dreams can offer the following extras, at an additional cost:

1. Skipper (Euro 150/day)
2. Hostess/Cook (Euro 140/day)