Do I need a boating license to rent a boat?

The boating license is required to drive the sailing boat or catamaran. Rental/Lease is also possible without a license, you can contact a skipper at www.skipperando.or get some information about a similar service from a Barcando Charter consultant.

What services are included in the holiday price?

The price includes the boat rental/lease service and the Barcando Charter Service Pack, which includes:

  • all necessary equipment: pillows, bed linen, blankets, towels, all kitchen utensils, dishes and glasses, tablecloths, coffee machine, safety equipment
  • berth for the whole week at our base
  • check-in and check-out service
  • final cleaning of the boat and the tender
  • welcome pack


The rates do not include fuel, galley, transport and transfer costs to the base, costs in harbours or at anchor, tourist taxes. We advise you to refer to your Barcando Charter contact.

What extra services can I request?

You can request extra services from your Barcando Charter contact:

  • Pets on board
  • Extra bed linen and towels
  • Beach towels
  • SUP
  • Wi-fi
  • Transfer service to and from Palermo, Catania, Reggio Calabria, Salerno, Naples, Rome Airports
  • Skipper and hostess services
  • Priority check-in at 2:00 pm

Extra services are paid at the base during check-in.

When should payments be made?

A payment of 50% of the holiday price (excluding extras) is required upon booking. The balance of the remaining 50% shall be paid 40 days before departure. If the departure date is lower than 30 days, the full amount shall be paid at the time of booking.

Extras are paid at the base during check-in.

What is your cancellation policy?

For cancellation policies please see the Terms and Conditions page.

Who is my contact during the holiday?

During the whole duration of your holiday your contact shall always be the Base Manager, that is, the person who will deliver you the boat upon arrival. The Base Manager will assist you for any need or request during the charter. All references will be given to you at the check-in.

What is the minimum duration of my holiday?

The proposed itineraries are conceived for a week’s holiday (from Saturday to Saturday), but you can book for more weeks if you wish a longer cruise.

What are the check-in and check-out times?

Check-in takes place on Saturday afternoon at 6:00 pm, check-out at 11:00 am on the following Saturday. The return to the base is always scheduled for the evening before the day of disembarkation.

Do I have to follow a fixed itinerary?

The itinerary can be chosen from those proposed, or you can define the desired itinerary for your cruise. If you ask for a Skipper, you can arrange the itinerary with him and be advised about the best bays in the area! However, if you need to be advised, do not hesitate to contact a Barcando charter referent. The itinerary is subject to change due to weather and wind conditions.

Are the boats insured?

All the boats of the Barcando Charter fleet are covered by the Insurance provided by the Law. The Insurance does not exclude the obligation for the customer of the Security Deposit.


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