Online berth booking
Finally here we are: From now on you can book berths in marinas, buoys fields and (restaurant-) jetties online on the website of my-sea.com. Initially only in Croatia but very soon also in Greece and Turkey. The aim is to make berth booking as easy as hotel booking.
Water sports enthusiasts know what it’s like: it’s summer and the sailing conditions are perfect. Yachts are sailing between the islands or are at anchor in a bay, to relax or swim in the clear blue water. But then in the evening many will need a safe berth in a harbour, marina, at a jetty or a buoy. But the popular berths are so sought-after that the available capacities cannot accommodate everyone. This has led to the renowned harbour rush. Early in the afternoon yachties start heading towards a harbour. And the closer the yachts get to their destination, the higher their speed to make sure they get to the harbour before the others. “First come, first served,” is the name of the game. Whoever manages to get there early enough increases their chances of getting a berth but is also missing out on having a wonderful day sailing.
With mySea’s new online berth booking system, boaters are able to book a berth for the same day and, therefore, bypass the somewhat annoying search for a berth. Right now in high season when many berths are fully occupied by early afternoon, boaters will have simply more time to enjoy sailing, swimming & the beautiful sea with a reservation in advance. And they will not pay a penny more than they would pay in the Marina anyway!
The berth booking system: how does it work?
It is actually quite easy. mySea users first need to enter their boat data: type of yacht, length, width, draught, etc. Based on these parameters, mySea calculates the actual price of the berth at the participating marinas, harbours, etc. Once they have selected a suitable berth, they can book it with just one click. And pay by credit card.
mySea was able to get Paymill on board, a large international partner who guarantees secure payment transactions. The credit card data is not visible to mySea and is not saved anywhere. This makes your payment even more secure.
After the berth has been booked, the berth owners receive all of the necessary boat and customer data as well as their payment. They guarantee the availability of the berth and keep if free until late in the evening. You can book your berth for example in Marina Hramina, Marina Kornati in Biograd, Marina Zaton, Marina Losinj, Nautica Centar Milna or Marina Funtana
But not only berths at marinas and buoy fields can be booked online. Users can even reserve berths at restaurant jetties via mySea. Jetty owners set the amount themselves (usually between 20 and 50 euros). This amount is debited immediately from the credit card and serves as a kind of “deposit”. When the guest then dines in the restaurant in the evening the amount is taken off the restaurant bill, provided the berth is free of charge for restaurant guests. In this way mySea users have a secure berth and on balance pay nothing for it and the jetty owner knows exactly which customer is coming with which yacht.
Online berth booking is among others possible in Konoba Festa, Konoba Opat, Core Lounge Bar & Restaurant in Vrulje on Kornat, Buoy field in Milna near Hvar, Porto Rosso in Skrivena Luka bay on Lastovo, Restaurant Maran in Okuklje bay, Mljet, and many others.
The berth prices are the same whether you book online or pay locally. The reservation will usually cost yachties not a single cent more. Quite the opposite: when booked online the berth owners can react more flexibly to fluctuations in capacity and can even give discounts at certain times.
The entire system can be accessed in English and German. Misunderstandings with berth owners, e.g. because of language difficulties, can, therefore, be avoided. All bookings and payments are completely transparent.
Find more info on www.my-sea.com.