5 Questions to Ask When Chartering a Yacht
Chartering a Yacht can be an amazing experience. Here are five questions to ask to make sure you get the most out of it.
Do They Have Any Special Packages?
Many yachts will charter out at a per hour rate. This allows you to plan your own adventure on the ocean waves. Some of the best experiences you can have on a yacht, however, are from special packages. These can also be called “tours” and may include the local sights or occur at certain times. For instance, sunset tours are a really popular way to see local landmarks and take in the majesty of a sunset over the ocean. Find out what special packages the yacht company offers and what it includes.
How Many Guests?
Want to celebrate your wedding, birthday, or other special occasion on board? That’s great, but you need to know how many people are allowed on the yacht. This not only ensures your safety, but also your enjoyment on the trip. Obviously, the number of people allowed depends on the size of the yacht. However, yacht companies may offer a bigger yacht as an upgrade for larger crowds.
In addition to the number of guests for safety, make sure you’re aware of other safety information. First and foremost is to find out how much experience the captain and crew have. You want to make sure that they know what to do in the event of an emergency. Make sure you also have a discussion with the captain about your role in an emergency, so you’ll be prepared. In addition, you may want to check with your insurance company to make sure you’re covered if something happens. If you know this information, you are more likely to have fun as you won’t have to worry.
One of the best things about chartering a yacht is the amenities. Yachts are like a mini hotel room, but sometimes better. Afterall, you can’t always listen to the sound of the ocean waves as you sip on something refreshing. Still, there’s more than just being on the ocean that makes a yacht amazing! They offer bedrooms, a living room area, sun pads, sometimes additional visiting and sitting areas, kitchen and dining room, sound system and other entertainment options. Check with the captain to find out what you can take advantage of to make your charter even better.
What Do You Need to Do to Get Started?
Last, but certainly not least, find out how you can book your yacht adventure. Many yacht charter companies will have an online form you can fill out. Don’t forget to find out what information they need and what forms of payment they take. Also, make sure you understand the cancellation policy, just in case.