How to book a yacht charter
If this is your first time booking a charter yacht, we understand it can all be a bit daunting. Please know that we are just a call or message away; sometimes, it's best to get in touch. We are patient about our cruising grounds and love talking with clients about it and how to get out and explore them.
Selecting a boat and placing an option.
Peruse these pages, make a list of the yachts you're interested in, and send us an email from our contacts page. We can be most helpful if we have all the information we need, so try to fill all the fields in the email form and add more detail in the notes area. After some back and forth with our charter coordinator, you'll settle on a yacht and be able to place a booking option (ref below)
If you've found the yacht you're looking for on our site, and it is available for the time frame you want, you can select "Book Now". With that, you'll place a booking option on that boat and receive an email confirmation. (ref below)
Placing an option
When you place a booking option on a yacht, we hold that time slot for you, typically for three days. The option period gives you time to check flights and other details before making a firm booking and paying your booking fee. If you already know what toys or extra's you need, it's a good thing to add it to your charter order now; that way, you can pay for these things via the bank, rather than at the base with cash. It will also ensure availability when you arrive. Lastly, before making payment, you need to provide your charter Coordinator with your Skippers sailing qualification
Confirming and paying for your booking
Along with your invoice, you will receive payment instructions and our Charter Agreement. You enter into our Charter Agreement when your make your first payment. The first payment is equal to 50% of your charter fee, and your booking will be con firmed when the receiving bank con firms the arrival of your funds. Once we receive your first payment, you will receive a Booking Con firmation email and an information pack. The Second payment is equal to the remaining amount payable and is due 40 days before your charter departure date. If you are making a booking within 40 days of your departure date, the total amount of the invoice is due when you make your booking.
Between the time you confirm your booking and your departure date, feel free to discuss all and anything with your Charter Coordinator. We are happy to help with hotel transfers, provisioning, advice on possibles side trips, or whatever you need. Your Charter Coordinator will also be working with you to ensure we have your Skippers sailing qualifications, group details and arrival schedule. We find that the more information we have about your group and your travel schedule, the smoother everything goes! Please see other sections of this site for info about getting to the base, boarding and more.