Nautilus Yachting is one of the largest independent yacht charter agencies in the UK. Most of our clients travel with us regularly or have come through a recommendation of someone who has. Do call us on 01732 867445. We are happy to offer the personal touch that is so often missing with larger organisations.
How do you benefit by booking your sailing holiday with us?
Information and advice - You benefit from our first hand knowledge of sailing in the Mediterranean and Caribbean so do ask our advice. We are happy to help with suggestions on yachts and cruising areas.
Free service - We specialise in putting together the holiday that's right for you and pride ourselves on giving a courteous and helpful service. And our services are FREE so you pay no more than booking direct.
More choice - We act as UK partners with yacht charter companies based in all the best sailing locations round the world. This gives us a vast selection of yachts, catamarans and motoryachts for you to choose from.
Independence - Not being tied to one particular fleet means we can give unbiased independent advice about the best yacht for you.
Flexibility - It's your holiday and we try wherever possible to fit with your requirements. If you can only fly on a Sunday, we will find the holiday that fits.
Excellent prices - With our range of yachts and access to the best airfares, we have holidays to suit all budgets. Just compare our prices.
Financial protection - Nautilus Yachting is a fully licensed tour operator and holds Air Travel Organiser’s Licence ATOL 3016 and all our flight-inclusive holidays are fully bonded for your financial protection.
Reliability - We started trading in 1992 and have developed an enviable reputation in the charter industry for the quality and depth of the service we offer.
Trade Associations - We are members of the Marine Leisure Association and British Marine Federation
"I just wanted to say how incredibly impressed I’ve been with all aspects of your service. Throughout, the process has been quick and efficient with quick responses on all queries and even help with issues like arranging delivery of provisions. The charter company and quality of yacht was excellent. For the first time ever I had to make a claim against the indemnity policy for some small damage to the hull (cost less than the policy cost), this was approved within 24 hrs which is huge peace of mind. I do two sailing holidays a year and now won’t book with anyone else (if you can offer us a good deal which I’m sure you can!)"
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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.
The port authorities in Greece are now insisting on one of the following practical certificates: RYA ICC (International Certificate of Competence), RYA Coastal, RYA Yachtmaster, ASA IPC (International Proficiency Certificate) or the IYT (International Yacht Training) Passport. If you hold an RYA Day Skipper or ASA104 it will no longer be accepted and you need to obtain either an ICC or IPC from the corresponding issuing body (RYA or ASA). If your RYA Coastal/Yachtmaster or ASA105/106 certificate is more than 12 years old and does not have a photo ID, then we would also strongly advise applying for an ICC or IPC. If you are a member of the RYA or ASA, you may qualify for a discount or free certificate, otherwise, you will have to pay. The approximate cost is £50. Please use this link - RYA application for the ICC or ASA application for the IPC.
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 Seychelles, the local authorities require an ICC for the skipper of a bareboat or flotilla yacht charter.
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.