FAQs

SAILING TRIPS

How do I know if a sailing trip is right for me?

Have a look at our booking terms and conditions, which includes some detail of what to expect. A basic level of mobility and fitness is required, but there is no upper age limit! We advise that if you are able to climb a vertical ladder (however slowly) you will likely be fine on board, but do get in touch if you would like to discuss this with a member of the team.

No children under 10 are permitted on our day sails, and no children under 12 on our residential voyages. This is a safety issue, and we have to make a cut-off somewhere.

Sailing with us is hands-on, immersive and fun. Our crew are friendly and professional, and very happy to teach. No prior sailing knowledge is required at all.

If you're unsure about committing to a long voyage, why not try a day trip to 'dip your toe' and see how you get on?


I have specific dietary requirements, will food on board ship still be provided?

We can cater for most dietary requirements, but do please let us know as soon as possible. If you're booking a voyage, you will be sent a medical declaration form to fill in, which includes a section on diet. 

All food is freshly prepared on board in a small galley, so we do advise that cross-contamination of allergens is a risk. If you have an allergy we would always aim to ensure that none of this allergen is kept on board at all during your trip, but please do get in touch to discuss your situation and the severity of your allergies before making a booking.


I'm travelling in a group, is there a discount for booking multiple bunks?

Some of our accommodation spaces on board are suitable for booking as a whole, and this can allow you to save money living in close quarters with your friends! Get in touch to see if there is a suitable cabin available. We also offer whole-boat charter, which can offer significant savings if you're in a larger group. This is always subject to availability, but is a fantastic option if you want a unique experience away for a special occasion. We can tailor any voyage to your requirements.


Is it safe to sail on board?

Our ships are all certificated as commercial sailing vessels, and they have regular surveys and inspections by the certifying authority. All of our crew are qualified and experienced professionals, and the boats carry a full complement of lifejackets, liferafts, fire fighting equipment, medical supplies, navigation and communication equipment. When you step on board you will receive a safety briefing from your Skipper, who will go through all the safety procedures that you need to know, and what you should do in the case of an emergency. If at any point you are unsure or feel uneasy about anything at all, just let a member of the crew know and they will be happy to help you.


If you still have a question, don't hesitate to contact us: info@charlestownharbour.com