How do the cabin allocations work?
Most of our guests are solo travellers, small groups of friends or couples. Peak caters for all these variables, providing two double cabins, two bunk bed cabins and one single cabin. Solo travellers will typically be in same gender cabins. Both double cabins have ensuite heads and showers, the starboard cabin bed and shares the heads and shower with the forward crew cabin.
If you have a particular preference for a certain cabin or bunk please let us know and we will try to accommodate this. However this may not always be possible.
During cabin charters the aft VIP ensuite double cabin, if available, is subject to a 35% surcharge, and the starboard ensuite double cabin is subject to a 25% surcharge. Single occupancy for any cabin may be possible at a 50% surcharge.
What bedding is provided on board?
Bottom sheet, top sheet, pillow and case and towel will be provided for the Caribbean and Mediterranean Charters. You will need to bring your own sleeping bag for the crossing to Europe.
Who does the domestic chores?
For our shorter more holiday style charters, you will not have to get involved with any cooking, cleaning or washing up, unless you are particularly keen to lend a hand. Likewise you can be as hands on as you like regarding the sailing of the boat. These charters are typically our Caribbean and Mediterranean holidays.
For our more adventurous style trips, it's a case of everyone getting involved. You'll be sitting watches at sea, taking care of the domestic duties as part of a watch system and generally contributing to life on board. (If you have any concerns about cooking, don't panic, we will assist!) We find this system works well for bringing the crew together and making everyone feel part of the team. This is what to expect if you have signed on for the Carribean to Europe charter and the loose cabin charters.
Can I join a charter the evening before?
Usually it is not a problem to join the night before your charter if it is in the Caribbean, or it's an ocean passage or mile building trip. Please do let us know though if you plan to do this. Due to tight turnarounds, joining the night before is not possible for the Mediterranean trips. Joining times vary according to the trip, but will be made clear in the trip joining instructions.
How many people will be on board?
In addition to Pieter and Tera, we will take a maximum of 6 guests on board.
Do I need sailing experience?
Sailing experience is not a pre-requisite of sailing with us, but some of our trips are more challenging than others, so it is best to check with us first. We can guide you on which trip you will be best suited for. For example, booking onto an ocean passage having never sailed before may not be the best idea. However we have had guests that have done just that, enjoyed every minute and had a life-changing experience! In general an adventurous spirit and a willingness to get stuck in and be part of a team is the more important than sailing knowledge.
What should I bring?
You will receive a kit list as part of the joining instructions for your trip, but as a general rule you usually don't need as much as you think! Hard suitcases are not permitted onboard and bags with wheels can't be taken down below, but can be stored in the lazarette.
Is alcohol allowed on board?
For our holidays that involve day sailing, alcohol is permitted on board. On ocean passages a 'happy hour' drink is permitted before dinner.
What will the food be like?
We pride ourselves on producing tasty meals on board whether we are on passage or at anchor. There are always plenty of cold or hot options for breakfast. Lunches tend to be sandwiches, wraps or salads and evening meals are always filling and tasty with plenty of variety and cooked with local produce where possible.
Huur van Swan 65/001 PEAK met mij als schipper en mijn vrouw Tera als crew/chef-kok. Zij kookt met lokale verse ingrediënten. Vliegen naar Saint Lucia of Martinique. Andere eilanden bespreekbaar.
Er is plaats voor maximaal 6 personen. Een zevende opstapper is niet mogelijk;
Prijs is € 2.250 per nacht (excl. btw). Minimaal 6 nachten. APA afahankelijk van route.
Boekingsperiode: Februari - Mei 2023
Op alle eilanden hebben we de be schikking over lokale gidsen en diverse lokale bars en eettentjes als lunch of diner optie bij anker; deze zullen wij alvast vrijblijvend reserveren.
Opstappen Saint Lucia:
Reistraject de ‘leeward side’ van st. Lucia zijn met prachtige baaien en excursie mogelijkheden.
Reistraject Martinique. Retour Saint Lucia.
Reistraject Martinique en Dominica. 10 dagen minimum. Via St Pierre oversteken naar Roseau in Dominica. Daarna door naar Prince Rupert Bay. Trip voor natuurliefhebbers.
Reistraject de ‘leeward side’ van st. Lucia zijn met prachtige baaien en excursie mogelijkheden. Retour Martinique.
Extra kosten: haven-, boei-, duikers- en boat-boy, excursie-, gids en taxi. Eten en drinken voor aan boord; wat door Tera ingekocht gaat worden n.a.v. een ingevulde lijst voorzover mogelijk. Lokaal eten en drinken op de wal. Schipper en bemanning worden vrij gehouden;
Bij de prijs inbegrepen zijn de kosten van ophalen bij de luchthaven en vice versa;
Diesel-, benzine-, water-, elektriciteitskosten zijn inbegrepen.
Schoonmaak- en bedwaskosten zijn inbegrepen;
Zeilkleding is niet nodig. Regen Jack en hike schoenen worden aangeraden evenals waterschoenen voor waterval en rivieren. Eigen snorkels indien gewenst meenemen. Zwemvesten en lifelines zijn aanwezig;
Alle ‘Terms en Conditions’ voor de charter van Peak zijn te vinden op deze website welke door bevestiging van een charter worden geaccepteerd.
Charter of Swan 65/001 PEAK with me as skipper and my wife Tera as crew/chef. She cooks with local fresh ingredients. Fly to Saint Lucia or Martinique. Other islands negotiable.
There is room for a maximum of 6 people. A seventh stepper is not possible;
Price is € 2,250 per night (excl. VAT). Minimum 6 nights. APA depending on itinerary.
Booking period: February - May 2023
On all islands we have local guides and various local bars and eateries available as a lunch or dinner option at anchor; we will reserve this without obligation.
Boarding Saint Lucia:
Travel route the 'leeward side' of st. Lucia with beautiful bays and excursion possibilities.
Travel route Martinique. Return to Saint Lucia.
Travel route Martinique and Dominica. 10 days minimum. Cross via St Pierre to Roseau in Dominica. Then on to Prince Rupert Bay. Trip for nature lovers.
Travel route the 'leeward side' of st. Lucia with beautiful bays and excursion possibilities. Return Martinique.
Extra costs: harbor, buoy, diver and boat-boy, excursion, guide and taxi. Food and drinks for on board; what will be purchased by Tera on the basis of a completed list as far as possible. Local food and drink on shore. Skipper and crew are kept free;
The price includes the cost of airport pick-up and vice versa;
Diesel, petrol, water, electricity costs are included.
Cleaning and bed-laundering costs are included;
Sailing clothing is not necessary. Rain jacket and hiking shoes are recommended as well as water shoes for waterfalls and rivers. Bring your own snorkels if desired. Life jackets and lifelines are provided;
All 'Terms and Conditions' for the Peak charter can be found on the website: www.peak-sailing.nl, which are accepted by confirmation of a charter.