AIRPORT PARKING & HOTELS : Save up to 60% when you book airport parking & hotels in advance.
BOOKING CONDITIONS : Check our Booking Conditions.
CAR RENTAL : Rent a car instead of an airport transfer or if you add a week ashore.
AIRPORT TRANSFERS: Book your airport transfers in advance.
FAQs: Answers to frequently asked questions.
CRUISING GUIDES : Start planning before you travel with a cruising guide or chart to your sailing destination.
PASSPORTS & VISAS : Check the passport & visa requirements of your sailing destination.
TRAVEL INSURANCE : Don't travel without adequate insurance. We offer Single Trip or Annual multi-trip travel insurance.
TRAVELLING WITH CHILDREN : Read our handy hints to taking small children on a sailing holiday.
USEFUL LINKS : Check these websites for more information on your sailing destination.
WHAT'S ONBOARD: Standard inventory for all charter yachts.
"All went very well and we had a great time. Horizon Charters presented the yacht in excellent condition and when a couple of small problems showed up during the briefing they were dealt with immediately and very thoroughly. I found Horizon to be probably the best charter company I have dealt with in 40yrs of chartering in these respects."
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). For charters in Greece, you must now have the ICC certificate. 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?
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.
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.
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.