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"Sail the Day" Skiathos Boat Trips Frequently Asked Questions

'Sail the Day' Skiathos boat trips! We have answered some of the most commonly asked questions below. However, if you have a query that is not covered here, please contact us and we will be delighted to respond.

1) Should I worry about seasickness?

Seasickness is highly unlikely to occur while sailing, as it is generally a much smoother ride than you get on a powerboat or a catamaran. Sailing boats are more stable as the sails stabilize the boat and keep it from rolling and pitching. We sail in comparatively sheltered/protected waters, where conditions are quite favourable for boating. We don’t recommend Dramamines as they will make you feel drowsy.

2) What happens if the weather is bad?

All trips are subject to the Captain’s approval of the weather and water conditions. This includes winds over a force 6 and active thunderstorms in the local area. The main issue is rain. In case of rain, the trip is cancelled. If the trip is cancelled, we will attempt to reschedule the trip on another day. If this is not possible and you have either paid a deposit or the total amount, a full refund will be made.

3) Are we going to use the sails?

Yes we are. We are passionate about sailing so sailng is the main part of 'Sail the Day' experience. However it all depends on the weather.

4) How many people will we be on board?

The permit of the boat allows the accommodation of up to 12 guests. For your comfort, the number is limited to 8-10 guests. The full capacity of the boat is used only for the private charter of large groups.

5) I have health problems. Can I still come aboard?

This kind of holiday is not suitable for people with serious health problems. Guests with physical disabilities may find this kind of holiday over-demanding. In any case, the responsibility lies with the guest.

6) Can I do a private charter?

We offer you the possibility of a custom-made excursion based on your specific needs and desires. Explore the beauties of Sporades Islands and celebrate special occasions with a private chartering where only you, your family and your friends are onboard. You can have up to 10 people in your group.

7) Is there an age restriction for the trip?

We have had passengers of all ages on board. However, this type of holiday is not suitable for babies and young children under the age of 7. We recommend a private charter if your group includes babies or young children.

8) Will we see dolphins?

Though we cannot guarantee a dolphin sighting, it is quite likely to see them. The Sporades Islands offer excellent viewing opportunities of dolphins. Keep a lookout for them. You never know what you might see on any given day!

9) What should I wear and bring?

Beachwear or swimwear is fine. On cooler days, a light jacket or a windbreaker is recommended. Barefoot is the best way to go on the board. Other items you might need include sunscreen (oil-free), sunglasses, hat, towel, and your camera. Snorkel gear and noodle floats are provided however you can bring your own.

10) What time and where do we depart from?

We depart at 10:30 from Skiathos New Harbour. The boat is moored on the corner of the harbour, near Skiathos Town bus terminal.