Additional Information


Updated on 23/3/20

As a small business we are fully committed to our clients and we are closely monitoring the current advice on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. We will be reviewing our policy on a regular basis. Our current policy updated this week and released on 23/3/20 is as follows;

As a responsible business, following the recent UK Government advice advising against all but essential travel and the recent announcement by the Scottish Government regarding protecting Scotland’s rural communities, at this time Flamingo Yacht Charters will no longer be accepting visitors during the period 23/3/20 - 30/6/20. We will constantly review this situation and will update our policies on a regular basis.

For customers whose charter dates fall between 23/3/20 and 30/6/20 the following special terms therefore apply;

Any customers with bookings falling within these dates will be asked to reschedule their booking to a suitable later date in 2020 or 2021.

As a small business, in these difficult times, it would assist us greatly if customers would also consider paying balance payments as per original booking terms (8 weeks prior to original 2020 charter dates). We are doing our utmost to adapt to the current COVID-19 situation and would be most appreciative if our loyal customers would consider assisting us in this way.

Customers are reminded that all deposit payments are non-refundable. If you wish to cancel rather than reschedule, we regret that your deposit will be forfeited. You should check whether your travel insurance company can help you to recoup this cost.

For customers whose charter dates fall between 1/7/20 and 31/10/20, the following terms apply;

We are not currently rescheduling bookings for this period. This will be reviewed on a regular basis.

The full charter balance payment will be due 4 weeks prior to travel (not 8 weeks prior to travel as out current standard terms and conditions state).

For any new bookings for charters falling in the period 1/7/20 to 31/10/20

The charter deposit fee will be reduced from 25% to 20%.

On condition that the full charter balance payment is made 4 weeks prior to arrival, customers who are subsequently unable to travel to Largs to take up their charter due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak will be offered alternative charter dates in 2020 or 2021 subject to availability.

For consideration:

Flamingo Yacht Charters Ltd. advises anyone planning on chartering a yacht with us or who has already booked to charter a yacht with us to ensure that they have purchased appropriate travel insurance. We also advise that you check your travel insurance policy’s terms and conditions regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) and ensure that you are adequately covered.

Customers are reminded to regularly check government travel advisories.

For reference:

In the UK, the following information has been released by the UK Government in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19): UK Government Advice on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We hope to welcome you to Scotland soon.

Stay Safe, Stay at Home, Stay Strong


Racing is permitted on some of our yachts. This must be arranged in advance of your charter.
Please add appropriate racing options as extras to your booking or Contact Us regarding racing fees and insurance.
A security deposit of £1,500 per yacht is required for all racing charters.

Sailing out-with the clyde area

Our main sailing area is situated within the boundaries of the Firth of Clyde. Read more on our Sailing Area page.
Sailing out-with the Clyde is permitted on our yachts at a charge of £150 per week.
For those wishing to navigate through the Crinan Canal, the fee for leaving the Clyde area must be paid and a permit for travel through the canal must also be paid directly to Scottish Canals.
A security deposit of £2,000 per yacht is required for any charters leaving the Clyde area.

Booking Deposits

A booking deposit of 25% of the value of your charter is required to secure your booking. This must be paid in full at the time of booking. Please note that we no longer charge a 2% credit card fee.

Security Deposits

  • Charters within the Clyde: £1,500 per yacht.
  • Racing charters: £2,000 per yacht.
  • Charters sailing out-with the Clyde: £2,000 per yacht.

Security deposits should be paid in full at least 7 days prior to your arrival and will be refunded within 14 days of completion of charter (as long as no damage is sustained.)



Bareboat charter does not include bedding. You may bring your own or you may hire from us.
Choose from:

  • Sleeping bag, sleeping bag liner, pillow & pillow case : £40 per charter
  • Single duvet, cover, bottom sheet, pillow & pillow case : £40 per charter
  • Cosy fleece blanket : £10 per charter
  • Towel : £10 per charter
  • Pillow & pillow case : £5 per charter


We like to make sure that you are kitted out properly before you set off. Whatever the weather here in Scotland, we've got you covered with our high quality waterproofs and wellingtons available to hire.

  • Waterproofs (set of jacket and trousers) : £50 per week
  • Wellington boots : £15 per week


All boats should be returned to us in a clean and tidy state. Need to rush off or don't feel like cleaning on your holidays? Why not leave the cleaning to us?

  • Yachts up to 40 feet in length : £75
  • Yachts of 40 feet or above : £100

If you would like to use our cleaning service, please select this option as an extra when booking.


All boats must be returned to us fully refuelled. In a hurry or don't fancy negotiating the fuel berth at the end of your trip? Why not choose our refuelling service?

  • Refuelling service : £50 plus cost of any fuel used.

Refuelling service can be selected as an extra when making your booking.


If you would like to hire one of our yachts but don't want to be responsible for taking control or don't have the correct sailing qualifications, why not hire a professional skipper?

  • Skipper hire : £160 per day
  • First mate hire : £90 per day

Don't forget to add all of your extras to your booking to create your ideal sailing holiday.