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This information is given in good faith and is correct at time of publishing.

Clients are responsible for ensuring that current valid passports and visas are held for those travelling and should seek any clarification required from the appropriate embassy.


UK passport requirements

Validity
A valid passport is essential when you travel abroad. Please ensure your passport is valid for the period of travel and for six months after your return.

Passports for children
Children are now required to hold their own passport.

Names
Your passport MUST match your name on the flight ticket; otherwise you may not be able to travel.

Apply early
If you need to apply for a passport or to renew an expired passport you should do so well in advance of travel.

How to contact the UK Passport Agency
For further information from the UK passport agency please contact:

Telephone: 0300 222 0000
Website: https://www.gov.uk/browse/abroad/passports


Visa requirements for British passport holders

This information is given in good faith and is correct at time of publishing.

Clients are responsible for ensuring that current valid passports and visas are held for those travelling and should seek any clarification required from the appropriate embassy.


Mediterranean

Greece - No visa required

Croatia - No visa required

Spain - No visa required

Italy - No visa required

Turkey - British passport holders require a visa to enter Turkey. It is no longer possible to obtain a visa at border entry points. It is only possible to apply for an electronic visa online. We recommend that you use the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs website to obtain your visa: www.evisa.gov.tr. Your passport must have 6 months validity after the date of your return to complete the online application. If you do not obtain an on-line visa you may be refused entry.
For visa requirements for non-British citizens visiting Turkey, log onto www.evisa.gov.tr


Caribbean

Antigua - No visa required.

Belize - No visa required.

British Virgin Islands - No visa required unless visiting the US Virgin Islands or travelling via the US when US visa is required.

Cuba - Visas are required and must be purchased prior to departure.

Grenada - No visa required.

Martinique - No visa required.

St Lucia - No visa required.

St Martin - No visa required.

St Vincent - No visa required.

US Virgin Islands - British passport holders require a US visa to enter US Virgin Islands on their yacht or must obtain a visa waiver by arriving in the US Virgin Islands on a commercial flight (eg American Eagle flight to St Thomas) or commercial ferry (eg ferry from Soper's Hole to St John). Everyone arriving on a yacht will be checked carefully by the US Coastguard so if you plan to visit the US Virgin Islands sailing from the BVI you must get a US visa from the US Embassy before you travel. Please note that British passport holders must have the new style maroon passports to enter the US Virgin Islands under the Visa Waiver Programme.


Tropical

Australia - Visas are required for Australia and can be app;died for online at https://www.border.gov.au

Malaysia - No visa required for stays of less than 60 days.

Seychelles - No visa required.

Thailand - No visa required for stays of less than 30 days.

Tahiti - Visas are issued on arrival for stays of up to 30 days.

"We had an amazing holiday. Dalmatia Charter were great to deal with, very helpful and we would definitely use them again. The boat was amazing, very clean and well kept. We had lots of great sailing, found some great bays to swim in and great marinas to stay in. "

Trogir 2015 - D.C.

Sailing Qualifications

To skipper a bareboat charter or flotilla yacht, you need to hold a practical sailing certificate equivalent to RYA Day Skipper Practical qualification or RYA International Certificate of Competence (ICC). You must also be assisted by at least one competent crew member over the age of 18.

For charters in Croatia, Malta and the Canaries, at least one member of the crew or the skipper will also need a VHF licence.

RYA qualifications can be obtained by RYA sailing schools in the UK or alternatively choose from one of our overseas centres in Gibraltar, Greece or Turkey.

For Caribbean and Tropical charters, formal qualifications are not compulsory, however, you should be Day Skipper standard and be assisted by at least one competent crew. A brief sailing resume should be provided to outline your experience.

If you don't hold the relevant qualifications then why not add a skipper?

Sailing Levels

Level 1

Winds force 2-3 (4-11 Knots)combined with generally shorter distances. Good for beginner or intermediate sailors. Line-of-sight navigation but basic knowledge of charts and ability to plot your position required.

Level 2

Winds force 3-5 (7-21 Knots) with approximately 15-20nm per day. Intermediate experience required. Predominately line of sight navigation but an understanding of how to sail in open water.

Level 3

Winds force 4-6 (11-27 Knots) with mileage of approximately 20nm+ per day. Ideal for experienced skippers looking to venture out to new destinations. Day skipper standard but with experienced crew would be recommended.