Chartering the Caribbean in Winter
Virgin Islands Based all inclusive Yachts - typically these are under 100 feet. Although many accept charters outside our VI waters, they do not do so with delivery feesin addition to charter fees do to the additional running time. Expenses on VI charters are reasonably predictable. These yachts have found most guests are more comfortable with fixed priced terms. Terms for these all inclusive charter are similar sailing yachts chartering here.
- Yachts which have made the Virgin Islands their home. They are usually offered "All Inclusive"
- Yachts which have the ability to travel the world widely and do,
but generally spend the Winter in the Caribbean.
They are always offered Plus all Expenses basis.
Charters include "Ship's -Standard Bar" and Provisions as well as the fuel required for motorized watersports and generators and what is "typically required" to cruise the area in which the charter will occur. The exact amount of "running time" is limited by individual yachts and varies. Normally this is stated as 20 hours per week or 3-4 hours per day. The Captain will normally not exceed this total without discussing it with you. Inclusive charters are normally offered only in the Virgin Islands for this reason.
|BVI cruising Taxes and license when noted are about $5.00 per person Day in addition. Licenses and fees in vary in other locations.|
|Look here for Clarification of All Inclusive Terms.|
|The Charter fees quoted is for the hire of the vessel,
a suitably equipped and trained crew, it's equipment all in working
order for the the specific period.
All Expenses are in addition to this basic fee, including - all provisions food, beverages, water, taxes, cruising fees, dockage, fuel for engines, watersports, and generators as well as incidental expenses required for your specific charter. Guest expectations, and literary will cause the estimates of these anticipated expense to vary considerably. Typically 25 to 30% of the basic charter fee usually covers expenses.
The vast cruising range of the larger yachts often results in a delivery fee charged when the charter location is outside the yachts base area,
All cabins assume
|Twin cabin reflects 2 single beds. Some yachts have Pullman upper berths which may add one or more sleeping berths to it's maximum capacity. These are best for children only.|
|(Dbl) Double cabins are suitable of 2 adults but are otherwise of indeterminate size, ask us.|
|Qn Queen Cabins usually can more accurately called VIP staterooms.|
|K King Sized usually are situated in large "Master Staterooms"|
|The cost of SCUBA Diving and instruction may or may not be included in the charter fee as noted on the boat's webpage. This symbol indicates it is available directly from the yacht. Yachts with have an instructor as part of the crew.|
|Dockage, (when requested)
Fine wine, Champagne, Guest's Communication, and other Special Requests,
are never included in Inclusive Rates.
customary for a gratuity to be presented to the worthy crew