There are many ways to make a charter yacht vacation work within a limited budget, either by making concessions with what is included or by shortening the trip by a night or two. Just ask us!
Charter Yacht Rates
Crewed yacht charters have 3 different tiers of rates to appeal to every vacation budget.
All Inclusive Charters
With an all-inclusive charter, all of your meals, beverages, beer, wine and standard ship’s bar are included as well as all of the customs and mooring fees. There are no hidden fees – your charter rate pays for it all. Except for a crew gratuity at the end of your trip (typically 15 to 20% of the charter fee)
A great way to mix an all-inclusive crewed yacht charter with a chance to experience local culture and sample local cuisine is to do a Half Board Charter. Half-Board charters are so named because only half of your meals are provided on board with the rest to be obtained ashore. Typically boats give a discount of between $125 and $150 per person for a half board and provide all breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners. Half-Board discounts are usually only applicable for 7 night charters – but exceptions are sometimes made.
For guests looking for a more hands-on approach to the charter experience the Captain Only charter is the way to go. This is a similar option to bareboating except the Captain (and often the mate, too) stay on board to sail the boat and act as guides. Nothing is included beyond the rate for the boat – guests are expected to provision themselves (or hire a provisioner) and pay for all of the running expenses of the boat: fuel, water, customs fees, etc.
Look For Special Discounts
There are special discounts available on some of our yachts, and these discounts are updated often.
We are here to help you make your charter dreams come true – no matter what your budget is! So, if you are working with limited vacation funds, and can’t seem to find a charter yacht that works…contact us, and we’ll see what we can find. Sometimes a mixture of time on land and time on the water works, too. We can recommend some great places to stay on St Thomas for before or after your charter trip.