If you want to spend a beach holiday, why not rent a boat and try something new?
Undoubtedly, renting a boat has become a great way to spend the holidays. Although the nautical enthusiasts are who usually opt for this type of vacation, there are now more people, without any previous sailing experience, interested in a skippered yacht charter to spend their holidays and discover a new beach destination.
There are many questions that arise when renting a boat with skipper for the first time, so We have answered the frequently asked questions to solve all your doubts and help you to decide to make a sailing trip in your next holidays!
How much does it cost to rent a boat with skipper?
Prices depend on the model, size and year of the boat overall, but with so many options of available boats for charter is not difficult to find the perfect boat for your holidays within your budget.
Renting a boat can be cheaper than any oceanfront hotel room. A boat can accommodate up to 11 passangers + skipper and it comes with a kitchen, so you can save money on food but still enjoy a excellent luch or dinner by the sea. You will also have the freedom to go wherever you want on your vacation; you can sail around nearby islands and discover hidden spots only accessible by boat.
Are there any additional costs? The expenses that are usually not included at the booking are; water, fuel and gas; mooring in ports, sheets and towels, outboard engine, transfer airport-base and vice versa, flights, any travel insurance or cancellation insurance, etc.
How does it work? Once you have decided where to sail, you can go directly to the search engine in our website and look for boats that are suitable for you and your crew.
Also it’s important to consider one extra cabin for the skipper, so everyone can enjoy more privacy.
How can I decide the type of boat?
We recommend boats that are no older than 5-6 years because they offer better maintenance and guarantees during your sailing trip.
You can find boats from 30 to 55 feet, so you can decide which size suits you better regarding the number of cabins and bathrooms you need. And remember to look for a boat with individual cabin so that the skipper has its own space and you have more privacy on board.
There is a larger offer of sailing boats and it is easier to find better prices to enjoy the sea in the most traditional way.
Catamarans are perfect if you are looking for comfort and stability or if you are traveling with children. These types of boats are highly demanded and are usually booked more than 6 months in advance.
What are the responsibilities of the skipper? Skippers are professional with many years of sailing experience that are selected by the boat managers of each base. They usually speak English and the local language of each destination. The skipper is in charge of the navigation, Safety and Maintenance of the boat
What are your responsibilities for the skipper?
You are required to provide provisioning for your skipper. You have to remember to buy enough food for all the passengers and also the skipper for the whole sailing period .
If you go out for dinner you can invite the skipper or not and then they will decide if they accept or prefer to stay on board, but there must be always food on board for the skipper.
How do I decide the route? There are many advantages of renting a boat with skipper, since you can decide the route or let the skipper to decide according his experience in that area and considering your preferences; short or long sails, practice water activities, visit some islands or towns,… The skipper can show the destination from a local point of view.
The skipper will decide the best route depending on the weather conditions.
Where do we spend the nights? You can anchor in sheltered bay and enjoy the calm and silence of the sea. Or you can spend the night moored in a local port, where you use the facilities of the port, walk and do some sightseeing, try the local cuisine, etc.
Your skippered will advise you the best options.
What’s Next? Booking a skippered charter is very easy, so do not hesitate to contact us to request more information and receive the best proposal for your skippered yacht charter!