Frequently Asked Questions

Are Quadrant Algarve Yacht Charters registered?

Quadrant Sailing Charters are registered with Turismo de Portugal, License  RNAAT Registo nº: 344/2022, and adhere to all their comprehensive rulings and safety codes.

What are your licensing requirements?

We are required to have an annual mechanical inspection and, of safety equipment on board, such as flares, lifevests, liferafts, first aid kits, and other equipment that meets the legal requirements every year and every second year a complete out-of-water vessel inspection.

What insurance and certification do you have?

We are obligated to provide details of all indemnity and boat insurance to the authorities and prove they're kept up to date. These and the commercial operator's certificate must be kept on board and are available for all to verify. 

What are our responsibilities?

As we are a skippered charter, it is our responsibility to keep the boat and all onboard safe, however, you are responsible for your own actions and those in your group. 

How many Lifevests do you have on board?

 Onboard we need to carry a total complement of lifevests equal to the capacity of the boat (in our case 10, 8 passengers and two crew) plus an extra two of child sizes. We carry this compliment plus more, including infant jackets.

Are babies and infants counted as the total capacity allowed?

Yes. The number is calculated with the total number of people on board.

Are there any hidden costs?

No. All pricing on the site is all-inclusive of the crew, fuel, and local tax. Half-day, Full day, and Night Charters food is included. Also, white wine, beer, a variety of soft drinks, and water are provided within the price.

What about Long Charters?

As long charters are normally a mixture of marina stays and anchoring we will mutually discuss arranging and pricing onboard provisioning. Marina fees, other than those of our home base in the Marina de Lagos will be added to the final price.

Cancellation Policy?

Half and Full-Day charters can be cancelled with a full refund up to 24 hours before departure. For night and Long Charters we will require a 48-hour notice. For those who do not show up for their charter without prior communication, there is no refund.

Weather cancellation?

In the case of meteorological conditions not allowing us to proceed with the charter, we will work with you to reschedule. In case this is not possible, a full refund will be given.

What personal documents do we need to bring?

It is always advised to bring along some personal ID, but specifically for long charters, they will be required for marina check-ins along the route.

Can we bring food and drinks on board?

Of course, you can. However as mentioned above for Half, Full, and Night charters, food is included.

What about dietary allergies and restrictions?

Please advise us of any dietary needs we need to take into account for supplied food.

I have more questions.

We are always contactable on the contact details supplied on our site and would be happy to answer any further questions you may have. 


8600-315 LAGOS


37º06'27"N 8º40'26"W

Clean and safe

Turismo de Portugal  RNAAT Registo nº : 344/2022


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