You can always feel free to sent an e-mail or make call if you have any questions or if you need more information:
Mark van den Eshof
1012 VC Amsterdam
Are there places available on the cruise?
The website automatically indicates when there are less than 3 places left, so: two places available, one place left and fully booked. If nothing is indicated that means there are 3 or more places available. We always accommodate couples in a cabin with double bed and singles in a bunk bed, split double bed or single cabin, depending on the layout of the yacht (unless described otherwise in the program like the Bahamas). Some yachts also have 30% cheaper crew cabins you can book, that will be indicated in the program of the cruise and the booking form. If places are full we will contact you for other arrangements. (See: "sharing a cabin as a single").
Do I need any sailing experience?
You do not need any sailing experience. You can learn to sail and navigate as much as you want, but if you prefer to stay on the front deck, soak up to sun and look out for the dolphins, fine as well, it’s your holiday! It always nice if you give the skipper a little help with mooring the ship in a harbor and leaving a harbor.
How about sea sickness?
Most of the cruises we sail between Islands and not much at the open sea. Meaning not much change for huge waves. There are also lots of little tricks to prevent getting sea sick and if nothing helps, you can always buy some medication and we have some on board as well.
What is the difference between GaySail, GaySail Special, GaySail Exclusive (and GayNudeSail, GayNudeSail Special and GayNudeSail Exclusive)?
How about AdonisGaySailing and AdonisExclusive?
- GayNudeSail (or GaySail) is a Skipper only formula, meaning you pay for accommodation on board and the service of a gay skipper. The group of guests organizes (and pays) the shopping and make the breakfast and lunch together and also the dinner if we stay overnight in a bay and not in a town. There is no cook on this yachts.
- GayNudeSail Special (and GaySail Special) cruises are including the service of a gay skipper and a gay cook/co-skipper. The price for this type of cruise includes: accommodation on board, breakfast, lunch, harbor fees, taxes, gasoline and end cleaning. This type of cruise does not included drinks on board and dinners.
- GayNudeSail Exclusive and GaySail Exclusive organizes group- and private cruises all over the world. In our regular schedule we have luxury cruises on new and spacious catamaran and sailing yachts in the Caribbean: Saint Martin and the British Virgin Islands, and Bahamas, Brazil, Ibiza, Croatia and in Thailand. These cruises include: Accommodation on board of a luxury, spacious and new sailing yacht or catamaran, the service of a gay skipper and gay cook, breakfast, lunch and non alcoholic drinks, harbor fees, taxes, gasoline and cleaning. We can organize private sailing cruises almost anywhere you want. For more information and a free quote mail to email@example.com.
- AdonisGaySailing and AdonisExclusive are labels we don't use any longer. AdonisGaySailing became GaySail Special and AdonisExclusive: GaySail Exclusive
What is the difference between a Nude Cruise and a regular (Clothes Optional) cruise?
All cruises are clothes optional, meaning if you are comfortable you may stay naked on the front deck in the sun and swim naked if you like if we are not in front of a town or a busy bay. Nude cruises are nude all day, including the breakfast and lunch and for dinner as well if we stay overnight in a bay. You are not supposed the keep you clothes or swimwear on (only if the temperature is too cold). The policy on board is no dicks on pics.
What is the difference between a gay sailing cruise and a cruise on a gay cruise ship?
Our sailing cruises are sportive events. That also means you need to be in a good condition. Sailing yachts heal over and move all the time and you need to be able to get in- and out of small dinghy's if there is no mooring at a quay. The groups are much smaller (maximum 14 on one yacht, maximum 30 all together, with 3 yachts). The skipper and cook are part of the group and, especially on the GaySail and GaySail Special Cruises, not like the all day long serving cruise ships staff, serving you your drinks and clean up your trash. It's a group cruise, we have dinner together in the local restaurants (including the skipper and cook) and we sail as a team. On the exclusive cruises the service standard is higher then the other cruises. There are no (drugs- and sex-) party's on board and there is no entertainment program all day long. It's a sportive holiday about the pleasure of sailing, exploring new islands and -towns, swimming and sun bathing, all in the company of a small International group of a gay guys.
What are the age ranges on board?
We have guys of all ages, starting from 18 till 75. Most guys are between 30 and 55 years old. As mentioned before, you need to be in a good condition to go on a sailing cruise.
What Nationalities do you have on board?
We have all nationalities on board. About 30% normally are Americans, 30% Dutch, Belgians and British and 30% from all over the world. It varies by the cruise, like more Americans on the Caribbean cruises.
What is the language on board?
The language on board is always English. Most skippers also speak Dutch and German, some of them also speak French and Spanish. You need to speak reasonable English to be able to join the conversations on board and in the restaurants.
How about the percentages singles and couples?
30% are normally couples, 70% are single. The couples who book a cruise like this obviously choose for a group holiday and like to spent their holidays meeting new people as well. We do not charge a single supplement but if the yacht is fully booked you may have to share a bunk bed or cabin with split double bed or two single beds as a single guest.
Sharing cabin as a single
As a single you will share a cabin with bunk bed (or split double bed in some catamarans) if the yacht is fully booked. You can book a cabin by yourself for an additional charge, depending on the cruise, starting with 150% of the price. You can contact us for more information if you are interested. If there are no more single spots left, we will ask you to share a double bed with someone, or if you are lucky you may have a double bed by yourself. We will never put you in a double bed with someone (not split double bed) without asking you first if it is ok, unless it is mentioned already before in the program, like the Bahama cruises. Before the cruise, if you like, you can meet other singles on the meet me on board website, to find a roommate or we will accommodate you.
How about sex?
Sailing in a company of gay man, especially when all are naked can be quite erotic. We encourage you to enjoy yourself with your partner or someone you meet during the cruise. We ask that you use some discretion and only use your cabin or an isolated beach. We want you to feel free to have a good time but we want to respect the right of the other guests and other people around.
What is a Kitty system?
All expenses not included in the fare for your cruise, are paid from a common fund called “The Kitty”. Guests contribute to the common fund as necessary and one guest offers to manage the fund. All expenses not included in the fare for your cruise are paid out of “The Kitty. When the “Kitty”” is starts to get low, guests are asked to make additional contributions. The amount of your contribution to the “The Kitty" will depend on the type of cruise you choose and the country. To give you any idea:
GaySail Special cruises in Greece, Croatia and Thailand (including breakfast and lunch) are about 30-40 euro a person a day. In the Caribbean it’s about 40-50 euro a day, because the restaurants are more expensive. GaySail and GayNudeSail cruises in Croatia are also 40-50 euro a day. People who do not drink any alcohol pay a 20% less to the kitty. The kitty for GaySail Exclusive cruises are cheaper on board, because non alcoholic drinks are included, but most guests prefer a more exclusive restaurant as well (if available).
What to bring (and what not) on board?
We advise you to take a travelling bag / rucksack that can be folded as suitcases cannot be stowed away in the cabins due to limited storage space. We can not store suitcases on board! (Shower-) towels, bed-sheets, duvets and pillows will be provided. On board we have a hi-fi system so if you wish, you can bring your CD’s or bring an I pod/I phone to plug in.
- Summer clothes
- Swimwear & beach towels, sandals or slippers
- Warm jumper & waterproof jacket for cool evenings
- Sunglasses & something to cover your head (cap, hat, bandana etc)
- Your bathroom items i.e. flannel, toothbrush etc
- A small backpack to take stuff to the shore.
- Good waterproof sun cream and after-sun lotion.
Do not bring too much!
Smoking on board?
Smoking is only allowed on the back of the yacht (not inside) and not during breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Cancellation and terms and conditions.
Cancellations by the client are possible; however there will be charges for cancellations. The cancellation charges are 50% of the price if you cancel earlier than eight weeks prior to departure. If you cancel within eight weeks of the departure date, the cost will be 100% of the total amount. For more information, see link.
Cancellation by the company: We will never cancel a trip as a result of low occupancy like other (gay) sailing company's do all the time, but even our skipper can get ill and although we have 17 skippers, theoretical it is possible we can not find any replacement. Nothing like this happened the last 27 years. In case we actually do have to cancel a trip, any money that has already been paid to Altercourse will be completely and fully refunded.