If you want to spend a beach holiday, why not rent a boat and try something new?
A skippered yacht charter holidays has become a great way to enjoy sailing, sun and relax. Although the nautical enthusiasts are who usually opt for sailing holidays, there are more and more people interested in a skippered yacht charter holidays to get away.
There are many questions that arise when renting a boat with skipper for the first time, so We have answered the most frequent questions to help you decide what if it’s for you!
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 passengers + skipper and it comes with a kitchen, so you can save money on food but still enjoy an excellent lunch 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? Some of the expenses that are usually not included in 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 our search engine 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 an 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 travelling 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 professionals 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 sailing route?
There are many advantages of renting a boat with skipper.
The skipper will help to decide the best route according to his experience in that area, depending on the weather conditions and considering your preferences; short or long sails, practice water activities, visit some islands or towns,…
A skippered yacht charter holidays is the best option to know a destination from a local point of view.
Where do we spend the nights? You can anchor in sheltered bays 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 skipper will advise you the best options.
What’s Next? Booking a skippered yacht charter holidays is very easy, so don’t hesitate to contact us to request more information and receive the best proposal for your skippered yacht charter!