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 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 credit cards do you accept?
Mastercard and Visa
What time do your charters start and end?
Our 24 hour clock begins and 10:00am.
Is a Dinghy & Outboard included?
All our boats come with a Dinghy & Outboard Motor.
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 $250 US.
Can I bareboat for a day sail?
There is a three day minimum to bareboat. Day Sails are captained only.
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.
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 online at the following website: http://myfwc.com/license/recreational/saltwater-fishing/
Can you provision my boat?
We can provision the boat for you. If you choose to do it yourself, 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.
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.
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.
When is my final payment and paperwork 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%
Is there a security deposit?
The security deposit is either $1500 or $3000 depending on how many engines your charter boat has. This amount is totally refundable if no damage occurs.
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 per day payable directly to the captain upon arrival.
How much is the security deposit?
The security deposit is $1500 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.