What Type of Yacht Charter Should You Book?
Catamaran, Monohull or Power Yacht Options
Before we get into the differences between each type. Let’s answer the basic question: “What is a yacht charter?” A yacht charter is the process of renting or chartering a motor yacht or sailboat for a period of time.
Prior to booking a yacht charter sailing vacation, it is important to know about each type of charter and what each entails. There are many types of charters to chose from. Here is a basic guideline of what each charter would imply.
A crewed charter is a perfect option for guests who just wants to relax on their vacation. These charters are in very popular among families because the get a private captain, chef and attentive crew to cater to you and your needs. On a crewed charter everything is taken care of. You will not have to cook any meals or plan any activities including those on land, everything is catered by your request.
These types of charters are by individual who will be responsible to sail and maintain the vessel. A resume of your sailing experience will be required to rent the boat. On this type of charter it is up to you to chose what you want to do, what you want to eat, and what drinks you want on-board. You will be your own captain, thus you have complete freedom to go and do whatever you desire.
A day charter is a perfect getaway to some of the island’s most beautiful beaches and best snorkeling reefs. This is an affordable option for those who want to spend a day or half of a day on the water. A day charter could also include sunset sails and and dinner cruises. There is always a boat available for a day charter that is the perfect size for you and your occasion.
Captain Only Charters:
A captain only charter is similar to a bareboat charter. You will prepare all of your meals and maintain your own cabins. The captain will be responsible for sailing the boat and docking. This is a great option for those who may be spending a lot of time eating on land or people who are seeking more privacy than a crewed charter. Captain only charters are cheaper than crewed charters, but you will pay for the gas expenses.
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