Planning & Selecting a Yacht
When you are planning a yacht charter for the day or a multi-day excursion, there are many things you’ll want to take into consideration. We are here to assist you with all your questions from what size of yacht to choose, to the style and interior appointments of the boat, and whether you’d be more comfortable in a motor yacht, sailboat, catamaran, or cigarette racer.
As you are browsing our yacht selection you may have questions about the layout and space available for different activities. We like to provide personalized service so you feel more comfortable with the level of detail and options available.
We will patiently help you customize your itinerary to your preferences. Whether it’s a romantic setting for a sunset cruise, or dinner at a restaurant where we drop you off at the dock, we can certainly help with any planning and special arrangements. We’ve helped our guests arrange everything from a wild party, to just relaxing with your family at one of Miami’s famous Islands, to something a little more adventurous like snorkeling, kayaking, and arranging a Jet ski with your charter. We can definitely WOW you. We have so many options, that’s one of the reasons we like spending some time getting to know you on the phone. This is one of the keys behind our success in the yacht charter business.
You may also click here and discover many options under the banner of “Unique Services” and read about a few of the previous experiences we helped arrange for other guests.
Why Charter for the day or multi-day vacation?
When you’re on vacation, you want to relax! You don’t want to cook, clean, or sometimes even talk. Many of customers choose a yacht charter specifically so they can relax and let someone else do the cooking and cleaning, out on the placid waters that are comfortably insulated from the crowd. If you are chartering for the day in Miami or Ft. Lauderdale, we guarantee you will have an amazing stress-free time while attended to by our professional captain and crew. We will attend to all your needs, big and small, we know how to treat our guests right. We have so many options of things for you to do and see whether you’re on a half day (4 hours) charter or a full day (8 hour) charter. No matter how small your question is please, do not hesitate to call. We answer our phones 24/7. Click here for some detail examples of what we have done in the past. Use one of these trips as a guide or come up with one of your own. On a multi-day charter you have many more choices, both for activities and destinations. We can help you plan your yacht charter the right way depending how many days you would like to charter. Do you want to stay in Miami or Ft. Lauderdale? Would you like to go to Key West or any of the other Key Islands? Do the Islands of Bahamas sounds exciting? Yes, we have done it all with success. We will help you plan it step by step and once you are satisfied with the itinerary, we will also help you with your daily F&B that will be on board and catered by our fully crewed staff. There is nothing less to expect but THE BEST!
How many years have you been in business?
We have been in business since 2002
Where are your yachts docked?
Our yachts are docked in different marinas. We will deliver the boat to the closest marina for your convenience.
Do we need to come to your office to sign the agreement?
No, we can do all paperwork prior to your charter date by phone, email, and fax.
Can you pick us up from our location?
Yes, we can pick-up and drop-off from your location using our own transportation for up to 4 guests. More than 4 guests we can arrange a limousine for you at an additional fee, or you can call a taxi. We will help you with directions in case you have your own car/car rental.
Can you help us with an itinerary while we are on the boat?
Yes, we can. This is one of our greatest areas of expertise. We will give you personal service by inquiring as to your likes and dislikes and make itinerary suggestions accordingly. Once we are clear on the plan, we will contact the captain and mate and communicate your desires so you can have a fabulous time in the waters. (Please, see our UNIQUE SERVICES also for “Customized Packages” ideas.)
Do we need to bring any form of payment the day of the Charter?
Yes, you need to bring the credit card you used the time of reservation so we can make a credit card imprint and check identification. No other form will be needed from you as we will do it all prior to the charter date.
Can we pay the day of the charter?
You can pay with many different forms; Cash, Credit Card, Check, Wire Transfer. Payment must be made 48 hours before charter commences.
Do we need to pay for the captain and the mate?
No, all our charters includes captain and 1 mate. Moreover, all charters also include “Gourmet platter of Fruits and Cheeses” sodas, water, and ice.
Can we have a chef on the yacht?
Yes, you can hire a chef thru us for the time you will be onboard to make you special meals. We recommend having chefs on multi day’s yacht charters and a steward on a day charter. Depending on your wants and needs, we will cater to it all.
Can you take care of ordering Food & Beverage on the charter for us?
Yes, we will email you a few menus from restaurants and Gourmet Market for you to browse and circle what you want to order; we will take care of the rest for you. A fee may apply.
Can we bring our own Food & Beverage?
Yes, you are allowed, it’s your charter for the day so you may bring whatever you want, we will help you get setup.
Do you cater onboard the yacht?
Yes, we do depending on the vessel size and the number of people. All charters are different and unique, so please call us for detailed information for your specific needs.
What is the cancellation policy?
Cancellation by charterer (you) for any reason must be received forty-eight (48) Hours prior to the scheduled departure date; otherwise we may assess a thirty (30%) percent of the charter hire agreement as liquidated damages. However, that if we are able to rebook the yacht for all or part of the charter period, we shall refund to Charterer any amount by which the sums received from Charterer (less a cancellation fee equal to 30% of the total charter hire and all expenses incurred in arranging the rebooking) and the charter hire received from the substitute charterer for the rebooked dates exceed, in aggregate, the charter hire payable hereunder. If we must cancel, monies paid shall be refunded in full by us to the Charterer.
Can we book our charter a couple of months before guaranteeing us the boat?
Yes, we will guarantee that, even if due to unforeseen circumstances that particular yacht is not available, we will have a same size of yacht or bigger. We will never downgrade our guests to anything smaller than what they booked.
Are all your yachts insured?
Yes, all our yachts are insured by owner and our company also carries liability insurance. Owner shall keep the Yacht fully insured for the full term of the charter period. Owner’s insurance policy, however, does not cover Charterer’s protection and indemnity during the term of the charter, and Charterer is responsible for obtaining such coverage, if desired. Charterer shall not violate the terms of the Owner’s insurance policy, including, without limitation, the navigational limits it imposes.
Are we allowed to bring any types of drug onboard?
Use or possession of illegal drugs, including marijuana, on board the Yacht shall result in immediate termination of the charter with forfeiture of all charter hire paid
Am I allowed to smoke on the yacht?
Smoking is not allowed inside the yacht only in outside spaces.
an I bring any pets on the yacht?
Pets are not allowed onboard the yacht.
Can I charter the boat without a captain?
We do not allow “bareboat” charters. All our yachts come fully crewed with a captain and a mate.
an your crew (captain & mate) also watch my children?
The crew aboard is there to maximize your enjoyment and will not be available to assist with children. Children under the age of 13 are not permitted onboard without the direct supervision of a nanny or adult charter guest at all times. We recommend hiring an extra mate specifically for child care for an additional fee.
How long is a charter?
Half day charter is up to 4 hours. Full day charter is up to 8 hours. We also do multi days charters to anywhere from Bahamas, Key West etc….You will have to setup the time prior to the day of charter and cannot be changed unless due to weather conditions.
Can we see the boat before we charter it?
Yes, we can show you as many boats as are in the marina at any moment. Our yachts are in Miami, Miami Beaches, and Ft. Lauderdale.
How many passengers can we have onboard a yacht?
Up to 12 passenger’s maximum by Florida law. Please, feel free to call us for more options of vessels that we can accommodate a larger party.
How much should we give the captain & mate for gratuity?
A crew gratuity of 10% – 20% of the base charter rate is customary, but given at the sole discretion of the Charterer. On multi days charter a minimum of 15% will be added to the invoice unless otherwise specified by charterer in advance.
Can we rent a jet ski?
Yes, we will call a company to do a rendezvous (deliver & pickup) to your charter wherever you are at the moment. You may rent it by the hour. Renting of a jet ski or any type of watercraft is solely possible when chartering one of our yachts. Keep in mind some of our vessels have jet ski included on the yacht.
Do we need Passport on board a yacht charter?
Only if you are leaving the waters of U.S.A and going, for example, to the Bahamas. In this case, everyone on the yacht is required to have their unexpired passport with them.