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New York, NY
Atlantic YachtingNew York, NY 10024
Bella Yacht ChartersWeehawken, NJ 07086
Caliber Yacht ChartersNew York, NY 10010
Los Angeles, CA
Admiralty SailingMarina Del Rey, CA 90295
Blue Pacific BoatingMarina Del Rey, CA 90292
Happiest Ours Marina Delray1700 Bora Bora, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Adventure Sea Tours, Inc.700 E. Waldron Drive, Chicago, IL 60605
Anita Dee Yacht ChartersChicago, IL 60601
Chicago Line CruisesChicago, IL 60611
San Diego, CA
Romancing The Wind Charter Group1450 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Expertise.com Concierge ServiceSan Diego, CA
Adventure R.I.B. RidesSan Diego, CA 92101
San Francisco, CA
AC Sailing SFSan Francisco, CA 94133
AdventureCat Sailing Charters1836 Milton Road, Napa, CA 94559
Bass Tub286 Jefferson Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
American Sailing ToursBaltimore, MD 21202
Annapolis Cartamaran ChartersEdgewater, MD 21037
Chesapeake Boating ClubAnnapolis, MD 21403
All Hands Sailing ChartersCharlestown, MA 02129
Classic Harbor Line60 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA 02110
Classic Sail BostonBoston, MA 02128
All Rivers & Saltwater ChartersSnoqualmie, WA 98065
All Star Seattle Fishing ChartersSeattle, WA 98117
Candere CruisingSeattle, WA 98103
Atlantic Yacht ChartersMiami, FL 33140
CharterLuxMiami, FL 33101
Club NauticoKey Biscayne, FL 33149
Hawai’i YachtsHonolulu, HI 96814
Hawaii Charter BoatKapolei, HI 96707
MANA Cruises92-100 Waipahe Pl, Kapolei, HI 96707
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Frequently Asked Questions
IntroductionFor those looking to enjoy maximum freedom and luxury on their vacation, boat charters are a perfect choice. With plenty of space onboard to relax and unwind, a wide selection of water sports to choose from, and a number of charter options available, chartering a boat offers one of the most enjoyable ways to spend time on the water. And with a diverse selection of boats available worldwide, clients can explore in the regions they prefer.From sailing around the idyllic harbors in the Mediterranean to island-hopping in the sun-drenched Caribbean, a luxury charter vacation provides a wealth of exciting possibilities.
What is a charter boat?
A charter boat offers an unbeatable opportunity to experience a luxury yacht without owning a vessel. There are a number of ways to enjoy the charter experience, from chartering with a professional crew to arranging a bareboat charter that allows you to take charge of the craft and hone your sailing skills.
What does it mean to charter a boat?
Chartering a boat is the practice of hiring a motor or sailing yacht to travel around various island or coastal destinations. While chartering is usually a vacation activity, it's also a great way to host a business or party event. Charter clients can choose between a bareboat charter or skippered charter.
What is the difference between renting and chartering?
Boat rentals typically last one day and get you just the boat, but chartering a boat gets you an unforgettable experience that lasts anywhere from three days to two weeks or more. Chartered boats are usually larger vessels, such as motor or sailing yachts, and experiences can be customized to suit your needs.
When is the charter yacht season?
There are two charter yacht seasons: winter and summer. The summer charter season runs from May to October, and the winter season lasts from November to April. These seasons are dictated by the weather. Mediterranean destinations are popular in the summer season, while destinations in the Caribbean, Florida and the Indian Ocean are popular in winter.
How long does a yacht charter season last?
Yachts can be chartered year-round, and the summer and winter seasons each last for six months. There are also peak and off-peak seasons to consider when planning a charter. During the winter, Christmas and New Years are peak times. During the summer season, July and August are the busiest charter months.
How do I charter a yacht?
Most charter yacht experiences are arranged through a charter broker. Working with a charter broker provides a truly tailormade experience where clients can customize everything, from requesting a beach party for a special celebration to ordering specific foods and cocktails.