South Ole Sails FAQS
While we are naturally happy to talk to you over the phone or via email to answer any questions or queries you have about our rental boats, we also wanted to provide a list of the top ten most asked questions about our boats and rental services.
If you have a question that isn’t addressed here, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly. We’re dedicated to ensuring that your time on the water is both memorable and hassle-free. Let’s set sail on your next adventure with confidence and excitement!
1. What types of boats are available for rental in Estepona?
At South Ole Sails we have a diverse range of boats and watercraft available for rental, capable of hosting anywhere between 1-50 guests at a time.
Our fleet includes the Beneteau Oceania Clipper 411, Catamaran Lagoon 38, Sessa Oyster 34, as well as options for a Party Boat, Speed Boat, and Jet Ski rentals. Each vessel offers a unique experience to cater to your preferences, whether it’s for leisure, adventure, or special occasions.
2. Do I Need a Boating License to Rent a Boat or Jet Ski?
Typically, our boats are rented with a skipper on board, meaning no boating license is required for you to enjoy the experience. This ensures you can relax and explore the waters hassle-free under the guidance of a skilled professional.
Additionally, we offer a sailing school where you can train to achieve your boating license if you’re interested.
For jet ski rentals, no license is required, allowing you easy and accessible fun on the water.
3. What are the Age Requirements for Boat Rentals?
To rent a boat, you must be at least 18 years old. However, for those under 18, participation is still possible when accompanied by an adult or with legal guardian permission.
For jet ski rentals, individuals need to be 18 years or older, however those aged 16+ can participate without a license as long as they have a guardian’s permission.
4. How Can I Reserve a Boat, and What is the Booking Process?
To reserve a boat, you have two convenient options. You can easily book online through our website, where you’ll find detailed information on each boat and the ability to select the one that suits your needs.
Alternatively, you can simply phone our expert team. We’re ready to assist you with any queries and guide you through the booking process, ensuring a smooth and personalized experience.
5. Can I Hire a Boat with a Skipper/Captain, and What Are Their Qualifications?
Absolutely! Our boat rentals include the services of a skipper/captain, allowing you to fully relax and enjoy your time on the water.
Our skippers are highly qualified professionals with extensive experience in navigating and sailing. They are well-trained to ensure not only a safe and smooth journey but also an enjoyable and memorable experience for you and your guests.
With a skipper on board, you can sit back, unwind, and immerse yourself in the beauty of the sea without any concerns about handling the boat.
6. Do You Offer Any Guided Tours or Fishing Trips?
Yes, we provide guided tours, fishing trips, and much more. For details on any custom trip that you’d like and might not find listed on our website, simply give us a call. Our team is ready to assist you in arranging a personalized experience tailored to your preferences.
Whether it’s a specific type of guided tour, a unique fishing adventure, or any other bespoke maritime excursion, we’re here to make it happen for you. Just reach out to us, and we’ll take care of the rest.
7. Can Boat Rentals Be Used for Events like Parties or Corporate Gatherings?
Our boat rentals are perfectly suited for events like parties or corporate gatherings.
For larger parties, we offer a dedicated Party Boat, designed to cater to the festive atmosphere of group celebrations. Additionally, for corporate team-building activities, we arrange regattas, which are not only fun but also great for enhancing teamwork and collaboration.
8. Is Training Provided for First-Time Jet Ski Users?
Yes, training is provided for first-time jet ski users. We ensure that all our clients, especially beginners, receive thorough instructions on operating the Jet Skis safely and confidently. Our training covers essential operational techniques and safety protocols.
9. What Should I Bring for my Boat Rental Day?
We recommend you bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat for sun protection. Comfortable clothing and a swimsuit are essential, along with towels and a change of clothes.
Don’t forget to pack any personal items, like cameras or binoculars, for capturing the scenic views. Lastly, always have your identification and any necessary rental documents with you.
10. In Case of an Emergency or Technical Issue, What Support do you Provide?
In the event of an emergency or technical issue, we provide comprehensive support to ensure your safety and resolve any problems promptly.
Our boats are equipped with communication devices to contact our support team immediately. We have trained personnel on standby, ready to assist with any technical difficulties or emergencies that may arise.
Additionally, all our vessels are equipped with essential safety equipment, including life jackets and first aid kits. Our priority is your safety and well-being, so rest assured that you will have the necessary support and assistance throughout your rental experience.