Frequently Asked Questions


HOW DOES IT WORK?

The Boat&Breakfast is the use of the Yacht moored for the night with breakfast in the morning served in a local Bar (You are given a "voucher" to be exchanged with breakfast in the bar that you will be addressed near the boat).

HOW TO RESERVE?

You can make a reservation on-line using our site or by means of the site of our partners. Please send any question you have by mail. After reservation you will receive an invoice and you will be asked for a credit card to guarantee the reservation.

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

It is included:
overnight on board in the 2 areas/cabin with shared use of bathroom.
sheets towels blankets
breakfast (cappuccino, croissant and fruit juice in the near coffee bar)
mineral water on board (sparkling and natural)
necessaire for the bathroom (soap, towels)

WE ARE IN 2 PERSONS, CAN I TAKE ONLY ONE CABIN ?

It is possible to book one of the two available the cabin/areas of the Yacht. During the booking process you can choose (at different rates) to have all the Yacht for you (2) or to share the boat with other (2) guests. In the latter case, if there are no other reservations, the boat will only be used by you at the same price.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

Nothing special. There are on board the sheets and blankets and the need for the bathroom (shampoo, soap, towels). Consider that to walk on board you need to use tennis shoes with rubber soles.

THERE ARE OTHER GUESTS ON BOARD?

If you have not reserved the entire boat for you it can happen, but only in periods of peak season or during special events. We always try not to give boats to more people at once, but it can happen to share the boat with other people.

HOW LONG IS IT TO SAIL FROM PORTOVENERE TO THE FIRST VILLAGE IN THE 5TERRE: RIOMAGGIORE? CAN WE SEE ALL 5 TOWNS IN ONE DAY OF SAILING? IS IT POSSIBLE TO STAY IN 5 TERRE FOR THE NIGHT ?

To sail to the first village of 5 terre takes about 1 hour sailing(depending on the wind); sail To Vernazza about 2 hours. During the navigation day, we will see all the 5 terre from the sea. It is possible to stop in Vernazza or other villages of the coast during the day but for the night it is not possible to stay. It is not safe for the night. We will come back to the Poets Gulf.

WHAT KIND OF BREAKFAST IS INCLUDED?

The breakfast includes a standard Italian breakfast (caffè/cappuccino, brioche, fruit juice)

WIFI ON THE BOAT WHEN IT IS DOCKED WHICH IS FANTASTIC! ( THEN I HAVE MY MUSIC ) DO WE NEED A PASSWORD?

Yes. you get the wi-fi from the boat when docked, a password is required. We will give you on check-in

WE BOOKED FOR THREE DAYS (FROM 6TH TO 9TH OF JUNE) PLUS 1 DAY SAILING. WHEN SHALL WE SAIL ? IS IT POSSIBLE TO MOORE IN THE HARBOR FOR 1 NIGHT ?

We can sail the 7th or the 8th of of june, depending on your wish and on the wheather conditions.
It is possible to moore in the harbor for 1 night (always depending on the weather condition).

DIRECTIONS - WHERE EXACTLY SHOULD I SET THE GPS TO GO TO THE YACHT?

Set the GPS in “Le grazie, portovenere” via della libertà 131, after the booking on the invoice you will receive all the directions.

WE ARE INTERESTED TO BE COLLECTED IN BOLOGNA OR FLORENCE. HOW IT WORKS ?

We can collect you in Bologna or Florence train station, You have to give us your contact telephone number, time of arrival and the number of your train. After booking you will receive the our driver contact telephone number.

PARKING. I WILL ARRIVE BY CAR FROM FLORENCE AND LEAVE BY CAR AFTER THE BOAT. WHERE DO I PARK AND IS IT FREE/SECURE TO PARK 2 NIGHTS?

It is secure. The cost is 7€ per day. When You are in La Spezia town follow the sign to Portovenere, you'll reach us at LeGrazie in only 15 minutes. Public Parkig is available, unattended but safe (7€ per day - suggested) nearby the yacht. Is needed the car registration number. It is also available an attended car park in Portovenere.

I HOPE THE WEATHER WILL BE GOOD! WHAT HAPPENS IF IT IS COLD ?

The yacht is provided with the heating in case of cold season.

CAN I RENT THE ENTIRE YACHT ?

Certainly. You can take the entire Yacht only for you without any problems.

WHEN IS AVAILABLE THE BOAT AND BREAKFAST?

Throughout the year.

WE HAVE RENTED THE YACHT IN 2 PERSONS. WHICH ROOM ARE WE IN? THE OWNER'S CABIN (KING DOUBLE) OR GUEST AREA (QUEEN DOUBLE)?

If you are the first booker you will have the Owner Cabin, if you are the second booker You will have the Guest side. At the moment of the booking you will be informed.

CAN THE CREW PREPARE A DINNER OR NO MEALS ARE INCLUDED ON THE BOAT AND WE EAT IN A RESTAURANT?

The navigation program includes meals as indicated in the Navigation Program (see website). In case of B&B no meals are included. Is possible to book in a very good local fish restaurant (20 meters from the boat) or many others.

WHERE IS LOCATED THE CREW ?

Crew is located in the autonomous crew area with their own toilet. (see map)

IS IT INCLUDED SHEETS, BLANKETS AND TOWELS, ELECTRICITY, WATER..?

Yes, it is included:
• sheets, blankets and towels, electricity, water
• daily italian breakfast (cappuccino + brioches + fruit Juice)
• Stereo with cd reader + speakers (with connection for iPod)
• Wi-Fi connection (when in LeGrazie harbor)

DRINKING WATER : SHOULD WE BRING WATER?

Drinking water is included and available on board.

QUESTION PLUGS: STANDARD 220V 2 HOLE EURO PLUGS FOR MY LAPTOP?

Yes, there is 220v standard italian connection.

WE HAVE ALREADY BOOKED FOR 4 PERSONS. THERE'S A 20% CHANCE MY FRIENDS ANOTHER COUPLE FROM PARIS MAY JOIN. IS THAT OK WITH YOU?

Yes, you booked the entire boat for you. In your area you have 6 beds available (1 more in the owner cabin and 1 more in the guest area). Take into account that the space inside a boat is limitated, so you have to consider the size of your bags. In case contact our service (+39 3927560770) to find the proper solution.

WEATHER: HOW COLD DOES IT GET AND IS IT CRAZY WINDY LIKE THE PACIFIC OR CASUAL SAILING?

We will know the weather condition ina relaibale forecast only 6/7 days before. That will give us enough information to plan the sailing in the proper way. There are many different areas so is possible also to make sailing in a safe place inside the harbor also in case of bad sea outside.

SWIM: IS THAT POSSIBLE?

Yes, there are many places where to swim in the coast.

CAN WE HIRE SOME MOPED ? IN CASE, WHERE CAN WE LEAVE THEM?

Nearest rentings are in LA SPEZIA, (during low season some of them can also deliver the scooter to the boat mooring). You can park moped near the boat.

WE HAVE BOOKED B&B WITHOUT SAILING. IT IS BETTER TO VISIT 5 TERRE WITH SCOOTER? WHAT DO YOU SUGGEST ?

From La Spezia to Monterosso (the last village)by scooter it wil be around 1 Hr driving.
In any case, you must consider that the best way to see the 5Terre is by ferry boat (it starts from Portovenere). Cinque Terre by sea are amazing !! Only in case of bad sea is possible to use the Train (it starts from LaSpezia)

WHERE IS THE BAR FOR BREAKFAST?

The bar for breakfast is located a few tens of meters from the Yacht and it is provided the classic Italian breakfast, cappuccino with croissants and fruit juice.

WHO IS WAITING FOR ME ?

Our guests will be received by a person who manages the Yacht. In any case you will have a phone number for reference.

CAN WE MAKE A SAILING EXPERIENCE ?

Of course you can. If you want to experience a cruise you have to book it (see section: “Navigation” on the site). The Skipper will be legally responsible for the safety of passengers and will have the total supervision of any work on board. The skipper is the only one who can decide whether to follow a particular route in relation to weather and sea conditions and may at any time decide to interrupt / modify the cruise / route / itinerary with or without the agreement of the guests on board.

ANIMALS ON BOARD? SMOKING ON BOARD?

is not allowed.

CHILDREN ON BOARD?

Children are always welcome.

I CAN COOK?

The galley normally is not available for reasons of safety. In the event of a prolonged period can be negotiated as a specific request. In the case of navigation can be used by the crew or by customers with supervision of the crew.

CAN I HAVE A COOK?

Of course. Ask at the time of booking.

CAN I GET A MASSAGE?

It is possible to have the services of professional massage therapists. Extra cost can be determined at the time of the request.

CAN I GIVE MY RESERVATION TO OTHER PEOPLE ?

You can send other people to your place if you have problems to come.
You have to provide the name of the persons in advance.