Additional Information

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) POLICY

Updated on 9/11/20

As a responsible business, we are following the current UK Government Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidelines and the current Scottish Government guidelines including the advice concerning protecting Scotland’s rural communities.

We are taking bookings for 2021 and beyond and can help you to turn your dream sailing holiday into a reality and to answer any questions that you may have.

We encourage all visitors to Scotland to #RespectTheDestination

Book with confidence: Money back guarantee.

We know you may be feeling a little uncertain about booking a holiday or sailing trip at this time. That’s why we’re offering our “Book with Confidence” guarantee. If for any reason, Coronavirus travel restrictions on the date of your booking prevent your booking from going ahead or you or any of your party test positive for COVID-19 or are required to self-isolate according to Coronavirus rules at the time of your booking, we will offer to move your booking to an alternative date of your choice. If a suitable alternative date cannot be agreed upon, we will offer you a refund of your balance payment.

Your Safety: We’re going the extra mile!

The safety of our customers and our staff is our top priority. We are going the extra mile to ensure that all you have to do is enjoy your sailing holiday with us. We've been certified "Good To Go" by VisitScotland and all of our staff have gone through the "World Host" training to ensure that we are fully prepared in these unprecedented times. We have implemented stringent cleaning procedures; each yacht is fully cleaned and disinfected with antibacterial and antiviral products after each charter. We also sanitise each yacht with a professional grade fogging machine prior to your arrival. We've created e-handover documents and videos to minimise the need for person-to-person contact on check-in and check-out. We want you to feel relaxed and safe when you book, when you arrive and when you leave.

Your Travel Insurance: Check your policy details

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.

We’re here to help: Don’t hesitate to contact us!

We care deeply about our customers and our staff. We are available to answer any questions and assist our customers with any concerns.

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:

The following information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation has been released in a UK Government Response to the crisis.

We advise all international travellers to check current UK Government travel guidelines prior to booking their charter with us.

Certain countries are now on the UK Government Travel Corridor list meaning that arrivals from these countries do not need to self-isolate.

A full copy of the The UK Government’s COVID-19 Recovery Strategy can be found here:

We are also following all guidelines issued by the Scottish Government and are being guided by Scotland’s Route Map out of lockdown. We will continue to update our policies based on these guidelines and any changes made to these.

We are also being guided by Sail Scotland’s Safe Sailing Guidance for the sector.

The Flamingo Yacht Charters team hope to welcome you to Scotland soon.

Stay Safe, Stay Alert, Stay Strong #RespectTheDestination


Racing

Racing is not permitted on any of our yachts.
None of our yachts are insured to participate in any form of racing.

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.
  • 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.)

Extras

BEDDING

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

WATERPROOFS & WELLINGTONS

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

CLEANING

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.

REFUELLING

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.

SKIPPER HIRE

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.