FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

White Coast Charters FAQs

What is a RIB? (+/-)

A Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) is a lightweight but high-performance, high-capacity boat constructed with a rigid hull and flexible tubes. The design is stable and seaworthy.
They have been used as work boats (supporting shore facilities or larger ships), military craft (where they are used in patrol roles and to transport troops between vessels or ashore) and lifeboats. Due to their stability and rugged seaworthiness RIBs make excellent leisure boats, ideal for family fun and water skiing.

Do charters sell out frequently? (+/-)

There are times when the tours get fully booked well in advance, so if you have a special date in mind for a charter it’s advisable to book early.

What exactly do we see during a tour? (+/-)

Each tour may be different due to the length of tour booked, time of day and weather conditions. Typically we will head south from Denia where there are some beautiful bays to stop for a swim.  Our RIBs have shallow keels which allows us to manoeuvre into very shallow water and even up close to the caves between Javea and Moraira which you can swim or snorkel into. We also blast out to sea for fantastic views of the coast.
Wildlife:
Many species of birds can be seen along our stretch of the coast including a variety of Gulls, Cormorants, Swifts and even Herons. Eagles are frequently spotted soaring high above Cabo de San Antonio.
A variety of fish inhabit the small bays and coves where we go snorkelling. Octopus and flying fish can often be seen.  You may even get lucky and find a pod of dolphins or even a Sunfish swimming alongside the boat.

What if I want to visit a particular bay? (+/-)

We are happy to take our guests’ preferences into consideration, especially for private charters. Please bear in mind that the final choice will be determined by the wind and sea conditions and will be at the discretion of the Skipper.

Where do you go for the sunset cruise? (+/-)

The wind in the evening is generally light so this is a relaxing, sociable trip offering stunning views. From Denia we head out to sea to watch the sun set behind the mountains to the north west of the town. The sunset cruise is very popular and is the perfect way to end your day.

Is the boat safe? (+/-)

Absolutely. Our boats are safe and comfortable RIBs (Rigid Inflatable Boats). Used by countless life saving organisations around the world RIBs are extremely stable and more comfortable than traditional fibreglass sports boats. Along with your skipper there may be (depending on the size of your party) a crew member to make sure that you feel comfortable and at home on the water. We aim to create a relaxing and safe experience for all our guests. We are stocked with life jackets should you feel you want to wear one. The boat is examined for safety and seaworthiness and certified annually

Is the boat legal? (+/-)

100%. Our boats are registered, safety coded and hold the necessary local charter licences. We hold public liability insurance.

Is the skipper qualified? (+/-)

All of our skippers are highly experienced RIB skippers with good local knowledge and hold Commercially Endorsed RYA (UK Royal Yachting Association) licences or IYT Yachtmaster licences.

Does the skipper speak English? (+/-)

All of our skippers speak English and Spanish.

Is there an age limit for these tours? (+/-)

While there is no age restriction on our tours all guests under 16 should be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Are dogs allowed on board? (+/-)

No. Unfortunately, for reasons of safety, dogs are not allowed on board.

What is the difference between a private charter and shared charter? (+/-)

A private charter means that you have reserved the boat for the exclusive use of you and your guests. It can be a unique and exciting event for your group. A shared charter is an option for smaller groups who would like to experience an exclusive day on the boat but who wish to share the cost of the charter with others. In this case we will organise the other guests but you may need to be flexible on dates.

Are gift vouchers available for the tours? (+/-)

Yes, gift vouchers are available for our tours and they make a perfect gift for birthdays, holidays or any other occasion! To purchase a gift voucher please contact us.

How fast are the boats? (+/-)

RIBs by their very nature are a high performance vessel. Blue Dolphin, our 7.5m Cobra, is capable of over 40 knots. However, we spend most of the trip at an exhilarating 25-30 knots for a more relaxing and comfortable experience.

What is a knot? (+/-)

1 knot = 1.15 miles per hour. 40 knots = 46mph

Am I likely to get seasick? (+/-)

Our RIBs are very exciting boats and people are usually having too much fun to get seasick.

Is there a toilet on the boat? (+/-)

No, due to the smaller nature of our boats there are no toilet facilities on board. We strongly recommend using a toilet before boarding.

Can I stow my bag during the trip? (+/-)

There are stowage lockers available to store handbags and other valuables. Please keep in mind that we cannot take responsibility for any broken, lost or missing items.

Do you have any fun/leisure equipment on board? (+/-)

Yes, we have woggles and adult and child snorkelling equipment.

What should I wear and bring with me? (+/-)

We suggest that you wear whatever makes you comfortable. Light coloured clothing, sun glasses, a hat, swimming costume and sun protection. Bring a towel if youíre going to swim or snorkel. Please note that only soft soled shoes are allowed on board. During the early spring and late autumn you are advised to bring a jacket. Donít forget to bring your camera for those once in a lifetime shots Ö and your smile!

Where are you located? (+/-)

Our home port is El Portet in Denia. Please check where we are on the location map, this can be downloaded and printed from your computer.

Is there parking? (+/-)

Parking is available a short walk from the collection point in Denia.

Can you arrange transport for us? (+/-)

We can recommend a reliable local taxi company.

I want to make this a special occasion can you help? (+/-)

We have organised many birthday & wedding anniversary parties, stag and hen parties, harbour receptions, several marriage proposals, pirate days and team-challenges. We enjoy having fun as much as you do, so please call us to discuss your ideas.

How do I reserve one of your charters? (+/-)

You can send us an e-mail stating your requirements. Alternatively, use the contact form found on our Contact Page. We will respond within 24 hours by e-mail with a quotation and availability. If you prefer we can phone you, please provide contact numbers on your e-mail. You can phone us on +34 684226871, to make a provisional reservation over the phone. Please note that a reservation is only confirmed when we have received payment of 50% of the cost. The payment of the balance is requested before commencement of your trip.

How do we make payment? (+/-)

You can pay in cash, by bank transfer or by credit or debit card.

Do you ever cancel trips due to bad weather? (+/-)

The charters will run in moderate weather situations. The only time we cancel a trip is in the event of severe or unsafe weather conditions, at the discretion of the Skipper, up to one hour prior to sailing time. Our absolute priority is your safety.

Will I get wet? (+/-)

Probably not but RIBs are open boats and if there is a strong wind combined with moderate waves some spray may be experienced.

What is your refund policy in case of bad weather? (+/-)

If your charter is cancelled due to bad weather we will offer you another date at no extra cost. If we cannot offer you another date we will give you a 100% refund.

What watersports do you offer? (+/-)

We offer water skiing, wakeboarding, subwing and a 3 man Jobe inflatable doughnut.

 

Matt and Karen Boat Charter Denia

Matt & Karen Denia

Matt and Karen Denia

 

 

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