Frequently Asked Questions

Answers for everything you wanted to know about bareboat and captained charters

Before you book

What are the qualifications for bareboat chartering?

To qualify for bareboat chartering you simply need to have experience skippering a similarly operated (sail or power) yacht that is within 8-10 feet of the yacht you wish to charter. With experience, a certification or license is not required in most locations. You will need experience with various skills: anchoring, moorings, docking, navigating, and so on. To begin the booking process we will provide you with a sailing resume to complete.

How much deposit is required?

The deposit is 50% of the total charter.

When is the final payment due?

We request final payment 45 days before the commencement of the charter.

Do I pay for damage insurance?

Yes, damage insurance is $50 per day

What credit cards do you accept?

We accept MasterCard, Visa and Discover.

Is a Dinghy & Outboard included?

All our boats come with a Dinghy & Outboard Motor.

Can I bareboat for a day sail?

Yes! We offer day-long excursions. Day sails require a licensed captain on board.

Can I do a one-way trip?

Yes, a fee of $1500 is charged for sailboats. The fee for power boats depends on the vessel and fuel.

Do you provide Kayaks, Scuba, Snorkeling and/or fishing gear?

We do not provide them but we can arrange for you to rent them and have them on the boat when you arrive.

When is my final payment and paperwork due?

Payment and paperwork is due 45 days before the commencement of the charter

Is there sales tax?

Sales tax in Key West is 7.5%.

Sales tax in Miami is 7%.

Sales tax in the Bahamas is 4%.

Sales tax in St. Pete is 7%.

How much is the security deposit?

The security deposit is $2000 per engine. The security deposit is taken upon arrival in the form of a pre-authorized hold on the credit card presented to us at check-in.

Before you travel

What is your cancellation policy?

Written notice of cancellation is required, and: If written notice of cancellation is received equal to or more than forty-five (45) days prior to the commencement date of your charter, there is a $500.00 cancellation fee. This means the charter fee will be refunded, less the $500.00 cancellation fee; If written notice of cancellation is received less than forty-five (45) days prior to the commencement date of your charter, the entire charter fee is lost.

Do you offer trip cancellation insurance?

Yes. Cancellation insurance is $40 per day and is OPTIONAL. If you purchase the insurance, written notice of cancellation is required, and: Purchase of Charter Trip Cancellation Insurance payable in advance in the amount of $40.00 per day of charter entitles you to: If written notice of cancellation is received equal to or more than forty five (45) days prior to the commencement date of your charter, there is a $100.00 cancellation fee. This means the charter fee will be refunded, less the $100.00 cancellation fee. If written notice of cancellation is received less than forty-five (45) days prior to the commencement date of your charter, you may postpone your charter for up to one year by paying a $100.00 re-schedule fee.

What time do your charters start and end?

Our 24 hour clock begins and 10:00am.

What is the Policy on Overnight Boards?

We do offer overnight boards. They begin at 3pm the day prior to your charter. The overnight board fee is $350 total.

What is the fuel policy?

You must refuel the boat and provide receipt of doing so.

Is a Fishing license required?

It is required. A non-resident license for 3 days is $17, and for 5 days it is $30. It can be done here.

Can you provision my boat?

We can provide you with a list of the local grocery stores for provisioning. Our Miami location is right next door to Fresh Market and there is a Publix within a few minutes of the marina. In Key West there are three different markets to choose from.

Do you allow pets?

It depends on the boat you choose, as our boats are individually owned it varies. It also depends on the size and breed of the dog. There is a pet deposit of $500.

Do you run captained charters?

Yes, any boat can be used for a charter with a captain and/or crew. The captain’s fee is $250-300 per day payable directly to the captain upon arrival.