Crewed Yacht Charter Activities
Far away from overcrowded Cruise Ships, private yacht charters allow you to explore some of the Caribbean’s most exclusive areas and delight in the natural, unspoiled beauty of secluded islands, hidden coves, and secret dive sites. Snorkel around your own private beaches; enjoy your favorite cocktail while watching the sunset on your own private yacht; indulge yourself with gourmet cuisine that is prepared with Caribbean flair and served in the most beautiful surroundings you could ever imagine. The Crews of fabulous Catamarans, Power Catamarans, Sail Boats, and Motor Yachts await your every need.
Use our expertise to decide what type of charter fits you best. We spend hours interviewing each yacht and crew to determine which one is best for a family charter, or a foodie vacation. Maybe you need a yacht that has scuba diving equipment onboard and lots of fishing gear. Couples charters are fun for the grownups and when you have a large group, you'll need to plan a tandem charter with 2 or more yachts!
Getting Ready for a Sailing Vacation:
What type of activities will there be to do on my yacht chartering vacation? A few of the more common activities which yacht charter guests can enjoy include scuba diving (this may be onboard or rendezvous diving depending on the yacht), the ever-popular stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, jet skiing, water skiing, wake-boarding, snorkeling, swimming, sunbathing, dining, beach bar hopping, shopping, fishing, hiking, geocaching, sailing - the list goes on depending on interests. Use our experience to fit the best type of yacht and location to your desired activities.
Is Fishing an Option on These Charters?
Yes! Most of our yachts offer onboard fishing. Please let us know how many fishing enthusiasts you have in your group. Fishing licenses are required for anyone 18 years of age or older that wants to fish while in the BVI. Learn more about BVI fishing license rules and regulations as well as why you want to obtain your fishing license in advance. One month in advance of your charter, We will provide you with all the necessary details.
What about Scuba Diving on these Yachts?
Many of the yachts we represent feature scuba diving with enthusiastic, professional onboard Dive Masters or Dive Instructors. Some yachts offer rendezvous diving with a company who will meet you at your charter yacht and whisk you off in their fast dive boat for a 2-tank morning or afternoon dive. What will my itinerary include and where can we sail? This depends on your destination and the yacht you charter. As a general rule, your itinerary will be based on your interests and requests. YachtCharters.Guru along with the Captain and crew will have in-depth knowledge about the area whether at sea or ashore. Your itinerary will be tailored largely to your wishes and is very flexible, however, everything depends on weather and wind conditions. If you need more information about your chosen charter location contact us and we will let you know what type of attractions that particular location features.
Can I learn to Kitesurf?
Yes! We have a list of yachts as well as instructors onshore that can offer you lessons! Enjoy an excellent and action-packed introduction to the sport, consisting of learning how to fly a two-line trainer kite on the beach, Learn and understand the wind-window and general art of kite flying.
Can I Get Married in the Islands? Yes! You can get married in the Virgin Islands but it is generally much simpler with less paperwork if you choose to get married in the U.S. Virgin Islands rather than the British Virgin Islands. Some couples find that a simple, legal ceremony at home works well followed by a "celebration ceremony" on a yacht or one of St. John's beautiful beaches.
What if I Have a Large Group of Friends That Want to Charter? We love booking tandem charters with more than one yacht. Keep in mind that most yachts can legally take from 4 to 10 people at one time on a charter. So, if you have a large group, we'll need to plan accordingly. Tandem charters can be great for family reunions or corporate events. Every day, you and your group will sail together and meet on a beach for fun activities. In the afternoons, the Captains of the yachts like to host roving cocktail parties!
What type of food and drinks will be served onboard?
Once you have confirmed a booking, YachtCharters.Guru will send you a preference sheet to complete. The preference sheets are a great chance to let the crew know about your likes and dislikes. Many of the yachts are known for their Award-winning cuisine, so eating and drinking will be a very enjoyable part of your charter vacation. It's very important to spend some quality time filling out your preference sheet with some thought about not just your preferences; but each member of your group. The more the crew knows about you the better so they can stock the yacht with all of your favorite things. Your menus will be created around your group's individual food preferences, appealing to most appetites, tastes and dietary needs with prior warning of your group's requirements.
What do I need to pack and bring for the yacht chartering vacation?
As with most holidays or vacations, the general rule is the least amount of luggage you have, the better. If you've never been on a crewed sailing vacation, it's hard to imagine what it is that you are going to be doing while on your particular charter. Much of the time you may be swimming, snorkeling or sunbathing. One night during your charter, you might be dining onshore at a restaurant. But the mood in the Caribbean is casual and so is the dress. The type of charter and location dictates what is advisable to bring. We can give you advice on what to pack for specific charter destinations. Some items which are worth considering are light summer clothing such as shorts, tops, skirts, sun hats or caps, sandals, trainers or sneakers or soft-soled athletic shoes, bathing and swimsuits and warmer clothing for nightwear such as a sweatshirt, sweater, windbreaker, jeans, light pants. Remember to bring any personal items such as passports and visas as well as medication or personal sports equipment. Softer luggage is ideal for fitting into cabin lockers and is generally more practical on a yacht.