Bareboat Yacht Charters

Sail into Freedom and Adventure on Your Terms with a Bareboat Yacht Charter

Welcome to the exciting realm of bareboat yacht charters, where you’re not just a passenger, but the captain and the crew, setting your course and charting your adventures.

Are you an experienced skipper?

The bareboat yacht charter is for you, the independent sailor who enjoys control over your boat, sailing at your own pace along your route. Meet the criteria, then follow an initial briefing and captain, you are on your way!

If not, we can offer a skipper!

Most yachts offer a fully qualified and experienced skipper at an additional cost. Please remember that the skipper will require a cabin and be included in mealtimes. Some catamarans have crew cabins in the front, which will suffice. The skipper will require a few helping hands during the sail, adding to the fantastic experience. A hostess to assist with the cooking and cleaning is also a popular addition. 

Our Passion Is Sailing!

Freedom of choice, total independence and absolute unrestricted outside influences are the benefits that accompany a bareboat charter. You select a vessel, set your own pace and sail your route towards your favourite destination. Enjoy swimming, snorkelling and sunbathing on the deck with your friends. Exploring isolated beaches and finding idyllic harbours at seaside villages are all up for grabs on a bareboat charter.

The person who will take charge of the vessel must have sufficient experience to skipper the boat and have a skipper license to verify his ability. Check with us for more details. Remember, there is no crew, so cooking and cleaning are your responsibility, but choosing meals and eating times are all yours.

We offer professional skippers if you or anyone in your party does not have sailing qualifications to charter the vessel independently. You can gain sailing experience as the skippers are more than happy to teach you the basics skills and let you take the wheel from time to time. It’s all part of the fun.

Our BEST PRICE GUARANTEE is on offer, so you know you’re getting the best value for your money. Join our great network of satisfied customers that have enjoyed our quality service and yacht charters in the past!

Obligatory payments

The obligatory payment required on check-in at the base before the charter is referred to as the ‘Charter Pack’, ‘Comfort Package’, or the ‘Transit Log’, depending upon the agency or country.

The Charter Pack usually covers all minor incidentals, from cleaning fees to the outboard engine, toilet paper and washing-up equipment. The Charter Pack contents vary depending on the agency, country or yacht owner.

Below is a typical list included or charged separately as optional extras in the Charter Pack:

  • Final cleaning
  • Bed sheets
  • Towels
  • Gas
  • Wifi
  • Dinghy and oars
  • Outboard engine
  • National Park fees (see below)
  • Tourist taxes (see below)

Most agencies charge the outboard engine for the dinghy separately as an option.

National Parks fees
These fees allow you to enter (usually with a permit) a national park. In some cases, it will be included in the Charter Pack, or else you’ll pay on arrival to the police or harbour authority.

Tourist taxes / BVI Cruising taxes
These are taxes levied on all tourists in certain countries.

Water toys
Optional extras for an additional fee may include a Stand-up paddleboard (SUP), Kayak, Fishing rods or Snorkeling equipment.

Your charter will start with a full tank of fuel, which you need to top up at the end of the holiday.

Advanced Provisioning Allowance (APA)
Applied to crewed yacht charters, the APA covers provisioning (food and drink), mooring fees, fuel and other costs incurred on your charter. The APA is usually between 20-35% of the charter cost. Anything not spent, you’ll get back at the end of your charter.

Deposit or deposit insurance – click for more information.

Please note: Bareboat yachts are generally booked from Saturday to Saturday for 7 or 14 days.  Bareboat yachts return to the marina on a Friday afternoon; the yacht is cleared Saturday morning to be cleaned and made ready for the next charter client that same Saturday afternoon. Shorter periods and even day charters are now available, and weekly charters can extend up to 60 days.

Can the yachts be chartered with or without a skipper?
Most yachts are rented as bareboat (no skipper) only if you have a valid sailing license. Else you can rent a professional skipper. Some yachts are only available with a skipper and are rented as skippered yachts.

What licence do I need to rent a bareboat yacht?
To rent a bareboat (no skipper) yacht, you need a valid sailing licence. Contact us to validate your sailing license.

What documents do I receive after the reservation?
You will receive an instant booking confirmation and the yacht charter contract. After the reservation has been paid for, you will receive the boarding pass, crew information (if required) and the marina base information.

What payment methods are accepted for services and extras booked on the spot (base marina)?
The extras can be paid by Visa, MasterCard or cash.

How can I cancel my reservation?
Contact us immediately for assistance.

What is a Bareboat Yacht Charter?

A bareboat yacht charter is a boat rental system where you hire a vessel without a crew or provisions. The charterer, equipped with proper sailing experience and certifications, takes the helm, navigating the yacht and taking full responsibility for the vessel and the safety of the crew.

The Freedom and Adventure of Bareboat Yacht Charters

Why do bareboat yacht charters captivate sea lovers? The reasons are many, but at their heart lies an enticing blend of freedom, adventure, and autonomy:

  1. Freedom to Explore: Bareboat yacht charters offer you the liberty to chart your course, allowing you to explore the seas, coves, and bays at your own pace.
  2. Customizable Experience: You have the flexibility to tailor your journey, whether it’s the itinerary, meals, or activities, aligning the voyage to your preferences and interests.
  3. Cost-Effective: Without the need for a professional crew, bareboat charters can be a more affordable way to experience a yacht vacation.
  4. Sailing Experience: For those with sailing skills, a bareboat charter provides the chance to apply and sharpen your navigational abilities, enhancing the sense of adventure.

Types of Bareboats for Yacht Charters

Bareboat yacht charters encompass various types of vessels, catering to different needs and preferences:

  1. Sailing Yachts: For those who appreciate the romance of harnessing the wind, sailing yachts are an excellent choice for bareboat charters.
  2. Motor Yachts: If speed and convenience are your priority, consider chartering a motor yacht. These vessels provide fast cruising speeds and easy manoeuvrability.
  3. Catamarans: Catamarans, known for their stability and space, are popular choices for family bareboat charters, offering ample room and a smooth sailing experience.

Why Choose Bareboat Yacht Charters

Opting for a bareboat yacht charter allows you to enjoy a unique, personalized maritime adventure. It offers an unforgettable experience of personal mastery and freedom, bringing you closer to the sea and its wonders.

Whether you’re an experienced sailor seeking the thrill of navigating the open seas or a family looking to bond over a shared adventure, a bareboat yacht charter offers unparalleled independence on your voyage.

Embrace the allure of bareboat yacht charters. With the sea as your playground and the wind as your guide, you have the freedom to create your journey, one nautical mile at a time. So, why wait? Cast off the lines, set sail, and discover the joy and freedom of bareboat yacht charters. There’s a whole world of maritime adventures waiting for you.