Skip to main content
Back to help

Activities

Beachclub

What activities are included on a beachclub holiday?

Dinghy sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, water skiing, wakeboarding, cycling, tennis and fitness are all included in the price of your holiday on holidays to Alana Beachclub in Croatia, Retreat, Vounaki, Messini, Buca and Portomyrina Palace Beachclubs in Greece. Water skiing and wakeboarding is not available at Baia dei Mori Beachclub in Sardinia or Aeolian Village Beachclub in Greece. Cosmos Beachclub in Greece does not include dinghy sailing, water skiing, wakeboarding or tennis.

 

Is private tuition for sailing, windsurfing and tennis available in resort?

Yes, these are all available and payable locally. Please speak to our instructors once you are in your chosen resort.

 

Can I book water skiing lessons?

Customers are able to upgrade their inclusive water ski/wakeboard activity to our Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced or Family packs. Allocations are limited, however if still available, these can also be booked in resort. For more info see our water ski and wakeboard page. Water skiing and wakeboarding is not available at Aeolian Village Beachclub or Cosmos Beachclub in Greece and Baia dei Mori Beachclub in Sardinia.

 

Can I learn to sail on a beachclub holiday?

Dinghy sailing courses are included in the cost of your holiday. However additional yacht sailing courses are available to pre book. See our sailing courses page for more info.

 

Can I book a yacht for just a day?

Yes, we offer private day sails in either Retreat Beachclub or Vounaki Beachclub.

Approximate sailing times are from 10am until 5pm

Max number for a day sail is 5 or 7 guests depending on the yacht they are using including the skipper.

Lunch with water is included

If you wish to charter a day yacht without a Neilson skipper, you must hold a minimum of ICC or RYA Day Skipper and you must bring a copy of your qualifications with you. 

Please contact us for prices and availability.

Ski &  Snowboard

Can I book ski & snowboard carriage?

Ski / Snowboard carriage can be booked via our reservations team on 0333 014 3351. This is charged at £40 return.

Please note: We advise you to book ski / snowboard carriage at the time of booking due to limited availability.

 

Can I book lift passes and equipment?

When you make a booking with us we will give you the opportunity to add on any extras.

If you decide later that you want to add anything to your existing booking, then you can call our admin team on 0333 014 3351 or email us on admin@neilson.com

 

Can I book tuition?

Yes we offer a range of tuition in all our resorts, when you make a booking with us we'll give you the opportunity to book your tuition.

If you decide later that you want to add anything to your existing booking, then you can call our admin team on 0333 014 3351 or email us on admin@neilson.com

 

Are helmets included with equipment hire?

In the majority of our ski resorts we include free child helmet hire when pre-booking equipment hire.

Sailing

What qualifications do I need to book a sailing holiday?

To charter a yacht on bareboat, flotilla or Stay and Sail holidays you are required to hold a certificate of yachting competence from a recognised body such as the Royal Yachting Association (RYA).

Acceptable certificates to charter a yacht on bareboat include: International Certificate of Competence (ICC), RYA Yachtmaster, RYA Costal Skipper and RYA Day Skipper.

To charter on flotilla and Stay & Sail acceptable certificates include: International Certificate of Competence (ICC), RYA Yachtmaster, RYA Coastal Skipper, RYA Day Skipper, RYA Level 2 Keelboat (completed on a yacht), RYA cruising sailing certificate level 2 (completed on a yacht).

All original certificates should be taken with you on flotilla. The Neilson team will check on arrival prior to departure that at least 1 of the crew hold a valid certificate to skipper the yacht, If the certificate is not present they will not be able to charter with us. 

If you do not hold a valid certificate prior to departure, you may either take training with us on one of our learn to sail courses, or gain training – or indeed an assessment at a training centre in the UK – details of locations are available on the RYA website www.rya.org.uk.

 

What is included in my yacht starter pack?

The yacht starter pack includes the following:

- A bottle of water

- 2 x toilet rolls

- A kitchen roll

- Washing up liquid

- Washing up cloth

- Small tub of coffee or sachets

- Sachets of sugar

- Small pack of teabags

- Milk

 

Can I charge my phone / connect ipod on your yachts?

All yachts have a car stereo system with a 3.5mm jackplug input – that plugs into your headphone socket – all have a 12v car cigarette lighter type power output for charging phones etc.

 

Does the quote for my Flotilla holiday include marine insurance?

Yes, your holiday price includes marine insurance, damage waiver and security deposit.