Updated March 2021
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 restrictions and any related Government travel restrictions on the date of your booking prevent your booking from going ahead, 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 full refund.
Travel Insurance : Make sure you are covered
We would advise 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 adequate travel insurance. There are now many major insurance companies offering a good range of cover relating to COVID-19 on their policies. A quick search online will give you many options to choose from.
You should look for a policy that covers you in the event that you or any of your party are unable to go on your holiday due to testing positive for COVID-19 or being required to self-isolate to adhere to Coronavirus rules. You should also check that your policy covers you in the event that you have to cancel travel arrangements to/from your charter. Customers are reminded to regularly check government travel advisories which may affect travel to/from your charter.
Be sure to read your travel insurance policy's terms and conditions regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) carefully and ensure that you are adequately covered.
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.
Customers are reminded to regularly check Government travel advisories relating to travel to/fron Scotland.
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.
We are following all guidelines issued by the Scottish Government and are being guided by their Coronavirus timetable for easing restrictions. 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.
We advise all international travellers to check current UK Government travel guidelines prior to booking their charter with us.
The Flamingo Yacht Charters team hope to welcome you to Scotland soon.
Racing is not permitted on any of our yachts.
None of our yachts are insured to participate in any form of racing.
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.
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 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.
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.
All of our yachts are deep cleaned and fully sanitised after each charter and are fogged with professional grade anti-viral products prior to every new arrival. To allow us to offer this high standard of cleaning to our customers, there is a compulsory cleaning fee for each yacht which will be added to the price of your yacht charter. Cleaning fees are as follows:
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 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? If you would like to hire additional crew along with the skipper, we also offer the option of adding the services of a First Mate.
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