For those who like the excitement of being your own captain, a Bareboat charter offers the ultimate in freedom and independence – an ideal vacation for experienced sailors and power boaters alike.
Your boating excursions don’t have to be limited to locations close to home, you can extend your nautical adventures to worldwide locations, including the popular British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. On a Bareboat yachting vacation you will explore new islands every day, each one a distinct slice of tropical paradise, all the while enjoying a modern sailboat or power catamaran and its amenities.
Each day’s activities are at your pleasure. Spend the day cruising in steady trade winds and sunshine, snorkel vibrant reefs teeming with marine life, explore islands with a rich history or relax at the local beach bars and restaurants – it’s up to you.
With the support and guidance of a reputable charter company, you are in control of your itinerary and level of activity. Simply choose your crew and let’s start planning!
Qualified boaters can charter a variety of yacht types based on their skills including sailboats, sailing catamarans, sailing monohulls, power catamarans, and motor yachts all over the world. A bareboat charter offers the ultimate in freedom and independence. Take the helm of a luxurious private sailing or powered catamaran or monohull and plot a course through the most scenic destinations.
To be qualified to charter a bareboat you need to meet the following requirements:
– Experience sailing a similar yacht that is within 8-10 feet of the yacht you want to charter.
– Experience with applicable boating skills including: navigating, moorings, anchoring, docking, etc.
– For most Mediterranean destinations a license is required to charter a bareboat.
If you have some sailing experience, but not enough to meet the requirements, you do have some options:
If you are a first-time bareboat charterer we highly recommend that you consider the British Virgin Islands as your destination. The waters are calm, deep, offer easy navigation, and mooring buoys are plentiful so you never have to anchor.
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