What does it mean to come join the adventure and the Saga?
Beyond adventure and fun, what motivates you?
For us it’s about connecting with people and exploring and understanding our world. We would like to showcase all the unique lives, stories, and places we explore on the Blue Saga (Saga for short). Travel has opened up our perspective and we would love to share that. We live in an amazing world!
On our journey, we would love to have a positive impact with local communities by helping to cultivate local enterprises and building a global environment that gets better with each generation.
Who is right to join the Saga?
Like in any adventure, you have to want to explore, discover, and experience new things! To join the journey on the Saga, you have to be adventurous at the same time be responsible and helping and adding to ongoing “unscripted” (unpredictable, unexpected) journey. There’s as much adversity as there are extraordinary moments. It’s a lot of hard work to create and go on an amazing journey and adventure. We are always up for it and look for people who love the same.
Of course, we will be all living in close quarters on a boat and so we need to all get along. Not every day will be amazing. So, positivity, empathy, and communication are important.
What if you want to add your story to the Saga? How do I join the crew?
From time to time, we will invite people to come join us. We will normally invite people we know and would be a good addition to the Saga family, but our motivation is to connect with people. So, we would love to meet people along the way or those who want to join the Saga family for a longer journey.
If you feel a connection to our story and the journey, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you want to join, let us know a little about yourself and why you think you would be a good addition to the Saga. A video would be great. In general, we are looking for those who have experience and love sailing and are creative storytellers through writing, photos, or videos. The only hard requirement is that you have a passport (and no criminal record) that allows you to travel to all the locations we are going to.
If you get an invite, we will have a meet, greet, and sail for a short period. If everyone is happy, then we can all go on a journey together. No matter what, we are excited to meet you!
How do we follow and know where the Saga is going?
If you are on this site that's a good start, but we are on social media as well. We will post our rough time table and inspirational locations on this site and our social media is often the best place to see where we are at. Follow us on:
What happens if the Saga can't meet up with us for some reason?
Due to weather and country formalities (laws), it's always tricky to be certain that the Saga will be at a location on a particular day for anyone to join. Of course, with enough advance notice, things are much easier to manage. However, always have a plan B. What would you do, if you can't sail on the Saga? In general, the options are 1) to travel to meet us where the boat is, 2) wait until we can arrive, or 3) meeting up isn't possible, execute your plan B and have a lovely holiday.
What is the cost and expectation on board?
As part of the Saga family you will have a bed and travel covered when on the Saga. Our goal is to use a little fuel as possible in the journey. So that cost should be low, but everyone will be expected to contribute to a kitty to fund for common expense such as food, travel fees, mooring, etc. Cost of individual expenses, such as personal things and per person fees are the responsibility of the individual.
Everyone is expected to contribute to daily chores and there will be responsibilities everyday from preparing to sail, maintenance on equipment to cleaning to cooking.
How should I pack to joining the Saga?
First you should have one “soft” bag that can be folded up and stored away (no hardcases). There’s limited space on a boat. So, it’s either you are comfortable or your bag is comfortable. Don’t let your luggage take over your bed. Also, less is more on a boat.
On the boat we generally don’t wear shoes, especially indoors as the floors are very soft and light. They can easily be damaged. Think about two pairs of lightweight shoes. We recommend one shoe that can be used to walk in the water and go hiking in and second that you want wear to walk around and go out in.
What we recommend is have a pair of sandals that can be used for the boat, water, and hiking and second pair of running/training shoes that you can be active in and still use to wear out at nights. Yup, everything on a boat has multiple uses.
You should never wear heels on the boat.
Packing for Weather
For jackets we always recommend layers to manage the weather and it depends on what time of year you are visiting. Simply, I would bring a lightweight no lining rain jacket. Depending on time of year, you can bring an insulation layer like a fleece jacket or down jacket. If you are coming in the heart of summer, bring only the rain jacket shell.
You will be exposed to a lot of sun. We always recommend some kind of sun hat/visor, especially for those time on the beach. If you don’t have a good pair of sunglasses, this is might be a great excuse to buy a new one. Make sure it has good UV protection and polarization is a nice feature to have to see the sea life.
Let’s not forget protecting your skin is super important. We generally recommend good 30-50 SPF waterproof sunscreen. Don’t worry, you will get plenty of sun, if you are looking for a tan, you will get it.
Remember you should bring the smallest and lightest things you need. Some other things to consider:
We will have most everything else and glad to share, such things like hairdryer, first aid kits, towels for showers on board, etc. If you have any questions what to bring, just reach out.