I’m travelling alone, will I be lonely?
Our very first season 2020 we only do group bookings so every guest will know each other’s. Our trips are very social, so if we can promise you one thing, it’s that you won’t be lonely. We travel in small groups of likeminded people.
Who are the people on board, and how many on each boat?
A lot of people travel alone, some as a couple and some as a group of friends. Most importantly, they’re a great bunch people, all curious and eager to learn how to sail and learn about the areas we visit. Sharing grand experiences likes these create great bonds and future friendships. Age is not important to us. All ages are welcome as long as you’ll do your bit to contribute towards everyone having a great trip. Each trip is different, with different amounts of participants.
Do I have to be physically fit to book with Explore 62?
Steering a sailing boat is not physically demanding, moving around in rough weather may be. This is seldom a problem. However, you may enjoy our other activities, like fishing, kayaking, surfing, hiking etc. more if you have a basic level of fitness. Our ski touring trips are about medium of health and ski level.
You need valid travel insurance. Ideally one which covers cancellation & flight back home if you get sick. About our wintertime activities like ski & sail please remember that you need a travel insurance that covers off-piste / backyard skiing.
We have tabs for equipment list for each tour. For our ski & sail tours you need your own skis and equipment’s. It's possible to rent ski and avalanche rug sack with our guides from company Uteguiden AS.
We are very serious about safety! At sea we’ll practice how to handle different situations. Amongst these; man-over-board, fire, abandon ship, dismasting and running aground. It’s important to build knowledge, understanding and competency around critical situations. Our trips are centered on learning how to sail, so it’s important that you are able to participate rather than being a passive passenger.
Before our Ski & Sail trips we practice and repeat search and rescue techniques, including use of avalanche equipment. You will be required to fill in a declaration form with information of next of kind. Our skipper are very experienced in every situation, and they meet the Norwegian Maritime Directorate's requirements.
As written above we only take group bookings this first seasons, and the booking starts at 4 explorers and maximum 6 (7 is possible, just send us a request)
Food & allergies
If you have special request about food, like vegan / vegetarian or have allergies like gluten and lactose please let us know as soon as possible so we can add it to our menu.