You'll find more trip specific FAQs on trip pages.
On our destinations pages you can find general weather information for each of our destinations.
All yachts and mini-cruise cabins have limited storage space so it is best to travel with bags that can fold flat. Sport bags with wheels or a good quality backpack are best for storage purposes aboard. Our comprehensive packing list will help with the essentials for traveling.
For North American customers, payments for our sailing holidays and mini-cruises can be made in USD $, CDN $, or will be converted to these currencies at current exchange rates at time of invoicing. For our customers in Europe, payment can be made in Euro by wire transfer.
We strongly recommend that you have both cancellation and medical insurance when you travel. If you are from Canada, we can organize insurance for you at competitive prices.
At the time of booking you will have been sent an invoice outlining the cancellation conditions of your trip. All cancellations need to be sent to us in writing by e-mail or fax. You can view our terms and conditions for more details.
Yes. Poseidon Charters became a licensed travel agency in 1998 and has been a profitable company every year since.
When Poseidon Charters receives payments for your trips funds are deposited into intrust accounts. In the unlikely event of Poseidon Charters ever going bankrupt, your money is safe and you would get it back in full if your trip could not be delivered. We are a licensed TICO travel Agency (Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO) and our clients are protected by the TICO indemnity fund in the case of an operator’s/service provider’s failure to deliver.
Yes. Poseidon Charters is a registered travel agency specializing in yacht charters, adventure sailing holidays and mini-cruise tours worldwide. The travel industry in the province of Ontario, Canada is strictly regulated by TICO. We are required by law to be licensed and keep client's funds in escro or intrust acccouts. We must renew our license each year and pay the required fees and taxes or face fines of $100,000 for offering travel services without a license. Our TICO registration number is: 50023285.
No. We can recommend airlines and routes, but we do not book flights for any of our trips. Airlines offer the best rates by booking directly online.
It is safer to travel with an ATM card rather than lots of cash and the exchange rate is generally better than buying foreign currencies at home. Traveler's checks are rarely used now. Having $100-$200 cash is always good in an emergency and can be exchanged to local currency.
If you hiring a car on the mainland then yes you do require an international driver's lience. Once in the islands this is usually not required.