Your Luxury Crewed Yacht Charters Guru...
25+ Years of "Hands-on Experience and Expert Advice"
Captain Randy & Shelly Tucker
If you want to experience it first hand and up close, there is no better way than on your own privately crewed luxury charter yacht. We know this and we know you want it to be the best vacation ever. We've been sailing and chartering in this area for well over twenty-five years. It was our "backyard" which we came to love and cherish. So much so, that we sold everything in 1997 and moved here as owners & operators aboard the 72' sailing yacht Three Moons. We do know the ins and outs of this special place & the people who live there. That's what makes us an official Caribbean "Yacht Charters Guru”!
Never been on a chartered yacht vacation? We will help you personally design your charter yacht vacation. Imagine being able to sail into small bays with beautiful white sands & fantastic snorkeling. Chartered yacht vacations are a great way to spend time with your friends or families. Choose from an extensive list of yachts, including our spacious and stable catamaran charters, power catamarans, traditional monohull sailboat vacations, or high-end luxury motor yacht charters in the U.S. Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, Belize, Croatia. Greece, and Montenegro.
5 Reasons Why We are Qualified:
1. As Members of the Charter Yacht Brokers Association, we maintain contact with the yachts to keep abreast of the very latest information on crew/yacht conditions and new yachts entering the arena.
2. We stay on top of local and Federal Government to keep informed about changes in our industry, as well as involving ourselves with changes in the environment in which we offer charters.
3 We engage in open dialogue with local publications to help keep the government and the public aware of this important industry in our islands.
4. As a seasoned charter yacht Owner & Crew, we have access to the "inner circle" and know all the insider facts.
5. We've developed a longtime friendship with vendors of services such as local taxi drivers, ferry companies, good places to stay on land, great restaurants and much more.
The Mission of Yacht Charters Guru is to promote and maintain a high degree of Professionalism within the Yacht Charter Industry. We are committed to a strict Code of Ethics; furthering fiduciary responsibility, attending educational programs to increase our increase industry knowledge & awareness and acting as a liaison between the client, the yacht owner, crew and clearinghouse.
Why Do I Need a CYBA Registered Yacht Charter Broker for my Vacation?
As a member of CYBA, the Charter Yacht Broker’s Association, we adhere to strict yacht charter booking protocols. We have access to the CYBA industry escrow account to protect your money.
Charter yacht crews do not have access to this account. If it is a busy yacht with lots of booking reservations, they are taking care of guests onboard and do not have time to answer travel questions.
This is what differentiates professionally licensed yacht brokers from crews booking charters.
It is not safe to send your hard-earned money directly to a yacht that is not registered by a professional charter industry association to handle client funds.
Why Choose a Crewed Charter Vacation? You work hard all year, and now it’s time to play! If you are like most of us, you only have two or three weeks a year to relax and unwind, so this time is extremely valuable to you, and you don’t want to waste your hard earned money or your time.
The Benefits of using a CYBA Broker:
There are hundreds of charter yachts to choose from, but how to choose? One looks just as nice as the next, but is this what they really look like today, or what they looked like 5 years ago, when the photo was taken? Each yacht looks just as nice as the next but the accuracy and reliability of the photographs can not be authenticated (or trusted) from looking at them on the internet. And, what about the crew? Are they the kind of people that you’ll want to spend a week with? Will they be good with children, couples or your multi-generational vacation group?
These are very important questions which cannot be answered by looking at an Internet website, or browsing through online brochures. You need the advice of someone who has actually seen that yacht plus lots of others and met the crew so they can compare and help you find the best match. Such a person is called a Charter Yacht Broker and they can help you to compare yachts to find your very best choice. But, just like the boats, there are good brokers and not-so-good brokers. So, how do you choose the right one? Look for the CYBA seal of approval!
How to find a CYBA Broker?
Look for the CYBA logo in the broker’s advertisement or on their website, and ask the person that you talk with if they are a CYBA member. Working with a CYBA member gives you assurance that you are dealing with a real charter professional who is registered & qualified to handle your money to book a yacht charter vacation.
The Crew's Expectation of the Broker's Role...and it should yours too!
Your best insurance is an involved, experienced and professional yacht charter broker to book your special vacation. Always check for the CYBA logo!