What is the Advanced Provisioning Allowance, APA?


The APA amount is used to cover expenses incurred during the course of the charter such as fuel, food, beverages, mooring fees and other expenses not included in the Charter Fee. The captain of the yacht is responsible for accounting for all APA expenses during the charter and the breakdown will be presented to you in a clear manner at …

What time can we board?


For most locations, you can board your yacht before or at 5:00 pm on the day the charter starts. You and your guests will get acclimated and sleep onboard your yacht that night so we can get an early start to a full day of yachting and adventure. You will receive detailed information upon booking.

Where do we board our yacht?


You will board the yacht at one of our partner marinas in the yachting location you have chosen. You will receive detailed information on where and when you depart upon booking confirmation.

How do we get to our departure point?


We have three primary marinas we depart from and numerous other options. We have travel information to get to each. Ask us for more detailed information on servicing airlines, customs and immigration, taxis, and other helpful links. We would be happy to assist you in determining the most efficient way to get to and from the marina of your departure/return. …

Should we tip our crew?


Tipping is something almost every yacht charter guest wonders about. According to the Mediterranean Yacht Brokers Association (MYBA) tipping guidelines in the Mediterranean sailing area, the general rule is to tip between 10% and 15% of your weekly charter fee, excluding running expenses and taxes. It’s customary to put the entire tip for the crew in an envelope, together with …

What should I pack?


Excellent question! While we want you to enjoy the comforts of home, there is limited space on a yacht. Depending on the period you sail you don’t need too much when sailing in Greece. Shorts and shirts and lots of suntan during the summer months starting in June until September. You also want to bring a windbreaker. Outside the summer, …

Can I change the itinerary as we go?


Part of the beauty of a private yacht charter is that you get to alter your itinerary to match your desires and prevailing weather, so assuming sufficient time and suitable weather you simply do as you please! As your personal broker I can provide you with plenty of ideas in the form of sample itineraries before you book, once you …

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  • A fantastic week sailing! | Erik
    We are a family of 8 and wanted to sail for a week on the Greek islands. As we are not advanced sailors, we chose to hire a skipper. We had the luck to get Walter as a skipper in the Piraeus Marina, where we started for our week in the Saronic Sea. Arriving on Saturday, we started our sail ...
  • Sailing the Argo-Saronicos in July 2017 | Melissa
    My two daughters and I sailed with Walter and Aleka in the Argo-Saronic in July and couldn’t possibly have had a better experience. From the planning stages, it was a pleasure. He was helpful finding a sailboat that fit our needs and budget. We were very inexperienced in sailing, so his input led to the right boat and the right ...
  • Thanks to Ocean Nomads! Highly recommended!
    I had one week on board of “Argo”. Yacht is good, clean, and it is very easy to sail. Walter is an owner, and he assist with all issues. Great man and experienced skipper. Highly recommended! Stas Blokhin