FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The payment will be done in two parts. The first payment done will be a 20% on the full price, as a reservation concept. The left 80% of the payment will be paid in cash in the same moment of the rental start.
The first part of the payment can be made by bank card, via PayPal or through a bank transfer.
You will be also able to pay the full price of the booking via online or by bank transfer, if you don’t want to make the payment in cash.
No, none commission will be applied to the client after have done the boat’s booking, not management cost, nor lease expenses
One of the applicable extra costs after have done the booking is the fuel consumption during the rental. The boat will be handed over with its fuel tank filled, and it will be must to be given back with the same amount of fuel. The price of the fuel consumption will have to be paid by the client after the boat rental.
Only for charters without skipper, it will be needed the payment of a deposit or bond, whose quantity will depend on the type of vessel selected.
Finally, the expenses for the final cleaning of the boat, will be able to be applied as an extra cost after the boat rental. The price for the final cleaning is 35€, for day rentals, and 75€ for rentals of more than 1 day.
Of course, both the online payment by bank card as the payment by PayPal are totally secure. All our payment methods has their own security protocols and they are fully encrypted.
The deposit or bond is just necessary for the rentals without skipper. It purpose is to make sure that the boat will be returned back in the same conditions in which it was delivered to the lessee. The quantity of the deposit will vary depending on the type of the boat selected for the rental.
Both the extras, as the deposit or bond and the left percentage of the booking payment will be done, in cash, in the same moment of the rental start.
The first part of the payment (20% of the full price, in concept of booking) can be done with a credit or debit card (Visa, Master Card and American Express), through a payment by PayPal, and by a bank transfer. The second part of the payment (80% of the full price) will be done in cash in the same moment of the rental starting.
You will be also able to pay the full payment via online or by a bank transfer in the case that you don’t want to pay the left 80% of the payment in cash.
HIRING OF A SKIPPER
Our skippers are sailor with years of experience in the sea and with all kind of vessels. Besides steering the boat, they have knowledge about the area, so they will be able to advise you the best routes and areas for the anchoring in the coast of Malaga.
The legislation in every country, oblige you to have a license to steer a vessel. If you don’t have such license according to the spanish legislation, the hiring of a skipper will be required to steer the boat.
In the spanish case, there are different licenses:
- Basic navigation license: this license allows the use of C class jet skies, and watercrafts up to a maximum of 6 metres in length, for the sailing during the daytime period and a maximum distance of 2 miles away from the coast.
- PNB (Skipper for basic navigation): This license allows the steering of motorboats and sailing boats up to a maximum of 8 metres in length, for the sailing up to 5 miles away from the coast, during daytime and nighttime periods. This license allows the use of any jet ski too.
- PER (skipper of recreational crafts): This license allows the steering of watercrafts up to 12 metres of length, for the navigation up to 12 miles away from the coast and the inter-island navigation in the archipelagos of Balearic islands and Canary islands.
- Patrón de Yate (Yacht skipper): this license allows the steering of watercrafts up to 20 metres of length, for the navigation , para embarcaciones de hasta 20 mts y una distancia de 60 millas.
- Capitán de Yate (Yacht captain): this license allows the steering of boats of any length and to any distance away from the coast, whenever that the vessel were a recreational craft.
The skipper will be selected by the team of BarcoEnAlquiler.es, depending on the requested date for the charter and according the necessities of the client’s booking.
The hiring of a skipper is totally independent from the boat’s booking. The payment of the skipper’s fees will be done in cash, in the same moment of the rental start.
The price of the skipper is 75€ for a half day (4 hours), and 150€ for a full day of sailing (8 hours).
The skipper will be under the command of the client, he will steer the boat and he will bring them wherever they indicate him. However, considering other factors as the weather and the security, the skipper is who will have the last word.
The skipper is the liable of the watercraft during the rental.
However, you must remember that the skipper is working, and his work is to steer the boat, he is not a hostess nor a cook.
The hiring of a skipper also implies his maintenance. If the client go outside the boat for dinner or lunch, it is not necessary that he pays his menu, it is enough that the skipper count on food and drink inside the boat.
The skipper will must have food available for the rental duration days.
If the base port is the same that the arrival port, it is not necessary that the skipper sleeps in the boat.
If the base port is different from the arrival port, and if the rental duration is more than one day, the skipper will sleep in any of the cabins, if they are available, or in the living room if there is not any free cabin.
The skipper will also be able to sleep out of the boat, if they client want to, but in this case, the client will have to pay the expenses of the overnight stay outside the boat.
ABOUT THE BOATS
Each boat has a different distribution in its cabin and the spaces as the living room or the bathrooms. Usually, the boats count on cabins with double bed, so two people will be able to sleep in each cabin, besides of also having a sofa convertible to a double bed in the living room.
Yes, almost all our boats (except for the motorboats) count on an inside shower with available warm water. However, this water must be wasted prudently, since the water tank has a limit, and if the client run out of safe water during the sailing, he will must return to port to refuel.
Usually, smoking inside the cabins and the indoors of the boat is forbidden. Smoking is allowed in any zone in the boat’s deck, but we hope that under the client’s liability, none kind of trash will be thrown at the sea, since the marine pollution is everyone’s responsibility.
Every boat has a different capacity for transporting safe water. In the case that the water tank runs out of water, you will only have to return to the port to fill up the deposit.
According to the current spanish legislation, the maximum number of passengers that can get on a recreational craft are 12 people, including the boat’s skipper.
For groups of more than 12 people, you can make a booking for sailing with fleet or organizing a regatta. In these cases, please, make contact with us and we will send you a budget adapted to the characteristic of your booking.
Yes, all the photos showed in the website is correlated with the showed vessel’s model.