Private Crewed Catamaran Charter
ABOUT YOUR SAILING COLLECTIVE JOURNEY
Your journey will be crewed by a captain and chef who are not only trained professionals but explorers at heart. With diverse backgrounds as sailors, travelers, artists, gastronomes and academics, Sailing Collective crew members offer a wealth of information and life experience to every journey. Your crew will work with you to build a customized day to day itinerary tailored to your group needs, interests and desired activities.
Boat: EOS 54' Catamaran (2017 model) with 4 private double cabins + 2 single cabins 10 passengers Max + 2 crew | Total cost: $19,500 ($1,950 pp)
Included in the Collective Package:
• Private Collective captain and chef
• Travel support to help guide you on your journey
• Onboard family style meals with breakfasts, lunches, 3 dinners and snacks
• Marina fees and dockage
• Boat incidentals including fuel, water, bedding, towels, etc.
• And of course days of unabashed adventure and memories...
50 percent due at booking, remaining balance due 90 days prior to departure
Please review cancellation, change, and insurance policy on the booking page before booking!
After graduating with a degree in Outdoor Education, Ross Beane has been relentless about sharing his love of wilderness travel with people wherever he goes. Having worked with programs from Alaska to Maine, he enjoys guiding students of all ages and abilities into beautiful and remote locations to foster technical know-how and an appreciation of the natural world. With multiple certifications in wilderness emergency medicine, he brings with him an understanding of risk management that keeps it safe without compromising fun. An avid sailor since youth, Ross has made many safe crossings and has taught sailing for The Wooden Boat School, New York Harbor Sailing Foundation, and the Manhattan Sailing School before joining Dayyan to help start the Sailing Collective.
From our base in St. Mandrier sur Mer, Port Pin Rolland, on the western end of the Azure Coast, you’ll experience inspiring sailing along some of the earliest Western trade routes. From Marseille to St. Tropez, the Iles d’Or to the Calanques – there are resplendent beaches, majestic flora, and protected aquatic wildlife.
St. Tropez has long been a favorite destination of artists, writers, and celebrities. An early trading port, it became a fashionable resort in the 18th century because of its long, golden beaches and nearby Provencal landscapes – and it still aims to please with fine French cuisine and designer shopping.
Toulon is known for its fountains and opera house. There are sheltered, sandy beaches in Mourillon, and a cable car that runs up Mt. Faron. You can visit the Museum of the French Navy, and visit the oldest resort on the French Riviera.
A must on any Cote d’Azur cruise are the Iles d’ Or. There you’ll find protected anchorages, lovely beaches with plenty of opportunities for lounging and snorkeling, and an 1837 lighthouse.
• MEETING INSTRUCTIONS •
Meeting time is on Sunday at Les Marines de Cogolin, Saint Tropez
Sailing Collective will provision your journey with local foods and produce. Cooking Aboard: Your Sailing Collective chef is incredibly talented and can handle the group's needs with ease. We are all about participation and learning, so if you'd like to help, just ask and we'll get you involved! Collective groups may choose to dine out more times than scheduled if the group or individuals choose.
Tipping is customary in yacht charters and industry standard percentage is 10% - 20% of the final fee of the charter.
Collapsible bags in place of large rigid suitcases are advised for ease of transport on and off the boat.Loading and unloading from the dingy can be a wet activity, a pair of shoes such as flip flops that you can get wet if we are landing on a beach.
During days on the water, you’ll want to be wearing light and comfortable clothing. As the vast majority of your time will be spent outside, prepare for elements - bring a light rain coat just in case, a hat to shield yourself from the sun, and a set of warm clothing. Throughout the week we may dine out at a nice restaurant, so bring gear that you’ll look nice in and suits your style. Loading and unloading from the dingy can be a wet activity, a pair of shoes such as flip flops that you can get wet if we are landing on a beach.
DAY 1 : Bormes les Mimosas - There are shops and a supermarket nearby and a market on Saturdays. This delightful Provencal village takes its name from the abundant mimosa plants that grow in the hillside surrounding the village. A great starting place to explore the Iles d’Hyeres.
DAY 2 : Port de Poquerolles (20nm) - The largest of the Iles d’Hyeres, this island is designated a Nature Reserve and the waters around the island protected as a marine reserve, so the snorkelling is great. Hire bicycles to explore the botanical trails across the wild interior of this island. Port de Porquerolles is the main harbour and offers good shelter and a wide range of restaurants.
DAY 3 : St Tropez (25nm) - Sail east to one of the best known ports along the coast. Relax in one the many waterfront cafes where you can soak up the atmosphere and view the megayachts of the rich and famous. Moor in a visitor’s berth or anchor just outside the harbour. Marina de Cogolins across the bay also has overnight berths.
DAY 4 : Port Grimaud (5nm) - Explore the canals of Port Grimaud. The village is built around a series of canals which can be explored by dinghy. Arched bridges across the canals have made the village inaccessible in places to cars so there is a lovely sense of tranquillity. Overnight on the yacht quay here or across the bay at St Maxime.
DAY 5 : Cavalaire (17nm) - Sail west to Cavalaire, formerly a small fishing harbour, but now a popular summer resort due to the long sandy beach stretching round the bay. Excellent marina and a wide choice of restaurants and bars.
DAY 6 : Port-Cros (15nm) - The highest of the Iles d’Hyeres, also a Nature Reserve with an excellent snorkelling trail. There are many restaurants around the harbour. Avoid the day-trippers by visiting during the week.
DAY 7 : Bormes les Mimosas (15nm)
The interior design was carried out by Hervé Couëdel. This blue-water cruising catamaran’s aim is to offer good performance under sail – a guarantee of safety when cruising – as well as real pleasure at the helm. Eos is also an innovative boat in the sense that right from the start, it has been designed to limit its impact on the environment for the whole of its life cycle. A catamaran which must approach self-sufficiency in energy, thanks to the choice of suitable equipment, for both consumption and production of energy. Finally, its semi-custom design allows each owner to find the accommodation layout which suits him or her, with 4 double cabins and 2 singles.
Explore photos from our past journeys