Frequently asked questions when hiring a boat


Suggestions include a camera, sun-cream, towel, swimming costume and a snorkel mask if you like. Music CDs.

Non-swimmers are welcome and all boats carry suitable buoyancy / life-jackets.

Yes, we work with experienced and diligent Captains, and with thousands of charters undertaken, we hold a 100% safety record.

We have a high success rate during the peak summer months when the water is warmer and we also enjoy sightings all year round. We consider dolphin watching as an added bonus to our overall charter service – there is no guarantee you will spot dolphins on your trip.

A lot of boats are spacious enough and offer ramp access, please let us know on the enquiry form that assistance is required. 

The typical charter boat (including our own) provide one free drink per person per hour, which is normally a 33cl can. We advise thirsty passengers to order extra in advance, extra beers are delivered chilled which is also beneficial due to the small size of boat fridges.

Policy varies between boats but in general, this is not a problem although we advise passengers to get advance confirmation by informing us.

Yes, boats permit smoking on the rear deck so that no other passenger is affected.

As early as possible to avoid any potential delay. We advise passengers to locate the boat departure point well in advance.

As per standard booking terms, you can cancel your boat charter and get a full refund (or re-schedule) by giving us advance notice (7,14 or 30 days). A shorter notice cancellation can also be granted a refund if the time slot is re-sold.

Charters are normally booked on a first come first served basis but it is also possible to make a reservation with payment. Please contact us for details.

On the rare occasion, the weather/sea is not fit for travel and the boat Captain will decide to cancel departures. In this circumstance, we can either issue either a full refund or re-schedule your charter, whichever you prefer.

Yes, or you can use one of the Captains tried and tested schedules, we can provide approximate sailing times for any locations you like.

We reject PayPal payments where we are unable to carry out a booking request (e.g. the boat is unavailable on the day you specified). Check your email inbox for a booking failure notification from us, it will also include a list of alternative suggestions.

No, we use PayPal and you can choose any currency you like.

Yes, bank transfer or cheque direct to the boat account, please contact us to make arrangements.

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Alquiler de barcos para eventosen la Costa del Sol

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