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We provide exciting sailing excursions for deaf adventure seekers. Sailing, where you are not only a passenger enjoying a wonderful fun-filled vacation, but where you are involved and immersed in the everyday activities of yachting, appreciating the environment, and experiencing island cultures first hand.


Sailing the Greek Islands

July 21 to August 4, 2012

"As a traveler, this is a great experience and learned many new skills. This is the best adventure I ever had." - Adam J

"Awesome + unique experience! Deaf-friendly excursion." - S Kay

This Greek Sailing Adventure is specifically designed for those who would like to enjoy the physical aspects of the outdoors, the sea, and sailing. Unspoiled by tourism, we will sail the spectacular Cyclades Islands where the rolling hills meet the rhythm of pounding waves. Once aboard the Bavaria 44 sailing yacht you immediately begin learning the skills of sailing where wind and weather play a key role in your expedition planning. The group will decide to either cook on the yacht, or experience the rich culture of the beautiful Greek coastal ports and secluded anchorages. When possible, we will find a local bakery for breakfast pastry, and/or a local taverna for dinner. We will have plenty of time to go swimming, snorkeling, prepare and cook delicious meals, rent mopeds around small island villages, and/or stay on the yacht and enjoy sunbathing all day and relaxing, with great views of coastal sunsets.



Itinerary

Start dates and end dates are confirmed as shown below. Wind direction, the group's interests, and weather will all play a key role in our destination planning. Having fun is the most important part of vacation and sailing, and safety is always our first priority.

Saturday July 21, 2012: Meet the group at 6pm at Kalamaki Harbor and Yacht Club marina in Alimos, on the coast south of Athens City Center. That evening we will walk as a group to a local sailor's restaurant, and sleep on the yacht.

Sunday July 22, 2012: Depart for the open seas, and have brunch off the coast of Sounio as we anchor at the southern tip of Attica. Our evening will be spent in the small port of Vourkari on the northern shore of the Island of Kea.

We will sail to Cyclades Islands such as: Kea, Syros, Mykonos, Naxos, Paros, Serifos, and Kythnos. We will have plenty of time to go swimming, snorkeling, prepare and cook delicious meals, rent mopeds around small island villages, and/or stay on the yacht and enjoy sunbathing all day and relaxing, with great views of coastal sunsets. Contact us for more details.

Friday August 3, 2012: Return sail to Kalamaki Harbor and Yacht Club marina, for a mid-afternoon arrival to begin simple clean up. We will again walk as a group to a local sailor's restaurant, and we will sleep on the yacht that evening.

Saturday August 4, 2012: Early breakfast and finish packing your gear for 9am departure.

 


Pricing, Deposit, and Payment Schedule

A deposit must accompany all reservations to confirm your space for this program. Failure to make timely payments will cause your reservation to be cancelled and all amounts paid to date held in accordance with Deaf Sailing Adventures' Cancellation and Refund Policy. Balance is due 120 days prior to departure.

Confirmation deposit upon registration $300.00

Second deposit due on or before Oct 21, 2011 $600.00

Third deposit due on or before Jan 21, 2012 $600.00

Final due no later than March 21, 2012 $800.00

Total Price $2,300.00

 


What's included in the trip price?

Price is per person and includes:

• Yacht rental and all fees and expenses involved • Most of your meals • Bed linens and towels • A duo of American skippers, one who is deaf, who will be your captains for the entire trip • Pre- and post-trip itinerary consultation

Airfare to/from Athens, all other meals, and personal expenses are not included.

All reservations are subject to the Cancellation and Refund Policy.

Deaf Sailing Adventures is proud to support a non-smoking environment.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

In the unfortunate event that you must cancel your reservation, your payments are subject to a cancellation charge depending on the number of days prior to departure.

91 days (on or before April 20): $25.00 processing fee

61 to 90 days (April 21 to May 20): 30% charge

31 to 60 days (May 21 to June 20): 50% charge

30 days or less (on or after June 21): 100% of your payments

Due to possible flight changes that can occur, Deaf Sailing Adventures highly recommends purchasing trip/flight cancellation insurance.

 

Insurance

Deaf Sailing Adventures will not assume responsibility or liability for any loss or damage of personal effects or for any injury or loss during the duration of the trip. Therefore, we highly recommend that you obtain baggage, health and/or accident insurance.

 


Passports and Proof of Citizenship

No VISAS are required for US Citizens. All passports required for embarkation and disembarkation and at all ports of call or otherwise required to gain entry to all foreign countries are your sole responsibility.

If possible, you should renew your U.S. passport approximately nine (9) months before it expires. Some countries require that your passport be valid at least six (6) months beyond the date of your trip. The newer U.S. Passport Card cannot be used for international air travel.

These documents are your responsibility and Deaf Sailing Adventures is not responsible for any delays you may encounter due to incomplete or incorrect documentation, nor shall Deaf Sailing Adventures have any liability thereof.

 

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