Practical Info

Have you already booked one of our trips, excursion or courses? Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime? If you are left with a thousand questions, you’ll find the answers to 999 of them here. The information below covers everything you need to know, from what to pack to the age of other participants. Should you have further questions, please feel free to send us an email.

 

Booking and payment

Welcome! To book your trip, simply select your trip, choose a departure date (some of our trips have several departure dates) and fill in the form. The form will ask for basic information. Your information is confidential. We don’t share information with any third parties. You will receive a final invoice by email 30 days before departure, which needs to be paid within 7 days. 

 

Getting there

We encourage use of environmentally friendly methods of transport. Train or carpooling is the best option. Travelling at a leisurely pace offers another dimension to your holiday, and gives you the opportunity to see more of our beautiful country. You’ll find specific hints and tips under each trip.

 

Food and meals

Everyone contributes on-board, and cooking is a shared chore. Before we set sail we go shopping together and put together a menu. Be sure to let us know in advance if you suffer any allergies (you might need to bring some of your own provisions). Occasionally we moor up and nip into restaurants, piers and eateries to try local delicacies.


Terms and Conditions
To complete your booking you’ll need to agree to our terms and conditions.


Equipment
You will receive a full list of recommended equipment well in advance.


Insurance
You need valid travel insurance. Ideally one which covers cancellation. Please read our terms and conditions on cancellations and reimbursements.


Who are the people on board, and how many on each boat?
A lot of people travel alone, some as a couple and some as a group of friends. Most importantly, they’re a great bunch people, all curious and eager to learn how to sail and learn about the areas we visit. Sharing grand experiences likes these create great bonds and future friendships. Age is not important to us. All ages are welcome as long as you’ll do your bit to contribute towards everyone having a great trip. Each trip is different, with different amounts of participants. We normally have a boat with around 8 or 9 people on board.


Safety

We are serious about safety! At sea we’ll practice how to handle different situations. Our trips are centred on learning how to sail, so it’s important that you are able to participate rather than being a passive passenger.

We use top-of-the line gear maintained to the highest standards to make sure you stay comfy and safe in the water, on land and in the sky. We provide easy access to a remote coastal landscape with every practical aspect taken care of. The tours are led by a certified sailing skipper and paragliding and diving instructors with First Aid & CPR training.


Minimum participants
A trip will be canceled if there are less than 4 participants, and you will be offered the option of joining us on another trip or receiving a full refund.


I’ve booked a trip and submitted an order form. How do I know you have received it?

We will be in regular contact with you and you will receive all relevant information by email ahead of time. However, feel free to contact us at any time.

Do I have to be physically fit to book with Beyond Elements?

Steering a sailing boat is not physically demanding, moving around in rough weather may be. But this is rarely a the case. However, you may enjoy our other activities, like fishing, kayaking, surfing, hiking etc. more if you have a basic level of fitness.

 

What is the minimum age limit?

Minimum age is 18.

 

How do I cancel due to illness?

Oh dear! We will need your cancellation in writing. Please read our terms and conditions and our rules on reimbursement. Contact your insurance company for reimbursements. You will need a doctor’s notice and written confirmation from of what you paid. Beyond Elements does not reimburse with less than 30 days to departure.

 

I’m travelling alone, will I be lonely?

Our trips are very social, so if we can promise you one thing, it’s that you won’t be lonely. We travel in small groups of likeminded people. Around 70% of our participants travel alone, and you’ll quickly get to know the crew.

Can I bring a suitcase?

You can - but a suitcase takes much space! We’d much prefer a rucksack or a duffel bag or anything which can be stowed away.

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