Crewed Yacht Charter Costs

Carefree Yacht Charters specializes in arranging extraordinary all-inclusive Caribbean crewed yacht charters. Learn more about charter costs below.

Why Choose Carefree Yacht Charters

What we do At Carefree Yacht Charters®, we specialize in arranging extraordinary crewed yacht charters in the BVI as well as other Caribbean destinations. The majority of our fully crewed charters are all inclusive, starting at around $15,000 per week and up to $50,000 per week. Our other category of luxury charters start around $35,000, plus all expenses. View our charter costs below.

About Carefree Experience Matters. We are a top 5 BVI Yacht Charter Company with over 20 years of industry experience. We owned and operated our own successful crewed charter yacht in the BVI for 12 years. We also provide our clients with a state of the art web experience plus charter booking process. When combined, we are uniquely qualified to expertly handle your vacation of a lifetime. Contact us today and learn more.

ALL INCLUSIVE VS PLUS EXPENSES CHARTERS

  • All inclusive Crewed Charters: The majority of our yachts are all inclusive. Refer to the charter costs table for an indication of our typical weekly all inclusive rates for the BVI and other Caribbean destinations. Learn more within our All Inclusive Charter Cost FAQ's.
  • Plus Expenses Crewed Yacht Charters: These high-end charters start around $35,000, plus all expenses. The rates include the yacht only, with all other charter expenses (such as fuel, food, beverage, bar, dockage, etc.) at an additional cost to the Charterer. These expenses are paid via an upfront APA (advance provisioning allowance) on top of the rate for the yacht. Plus expenses motor yachts typically have a 35% APA. Plus expenses catamarans and monohulls typically have a lower APA.

Contact us Today

Call us in our South Florida office at 954-980-9281, Toll Free at 888-670-6884, or complete our Quick Request Form. We'll quickly match you with a yacht and crew that fits your charter type, budget, style plus charter interests.

A group of couples that we booked aboard 50' Catamaran Nana in March, 2017 said:

Lynne, your communication prior to our departure made it easy to be prepared for a wonderful journey. Your insights for preparation were spot on. Our trip with the crew on the Nana was fantastic. I could not have asked for anything better! I also cannot imagine anyone wanting to use any other agent or crew.
Katherine L., Virginia

Crewed Charter Costs

All Inclusive Charter Costs

Weekly Charter Rates Catamarans Monohull Sailboats Motor Yachts
$15,000 to $20,000 per week Up to 8 guests Up to 8 guests n/a
$17,500 to $22,500 per week Up to 8 guests Up to 8 guests n/a
$20,000 to $25,000 per week Up to 8 guests Up to 8 guests n/a
$25,000 to $30,000 per week Up to 10 guests Up to 8 guests n/a
$30,000 to $35,000 per week Up to 10 guests See table below Power Cats, up to 6 guests
$35,000 to $50,000 per week Up to 12 guests See table below See table below
$50,000 to $100,000 per week See table below See table below See table below
$100,000 and up See table below See table below See table below

Plus Expenses Charter Costs

Weekly Plus Expenses Rates (yacht only) Catamarans Monohull Sailboats Motor Yachts
$30,000 to $35,000 per week, plus all expenses See table above Up to 6 guests Up to 6 guests
$35,000 to $50,000 per week, plus all expenses See table above Up to 8 guests Up to 8 guests
$50,000 to $100,000 per week, plus all expenses Up to 12 guests Up to 10 guests Up to 12 guests
$100,000 and up, plus all expenses Up to 12 guests Up to 10 guests Up to 12 guests

All Inclusive Charter Cost FAQ's

The majority of our charters are all inclusive, starting at around $15,000 per week and up to $50,000 per week. Our other category of luxury charters start around $35,000, plus all expenses. View our costs table to learn more about our crewed yacht charter costs.

What's included in the rate ranges above?
The weekly rates noted in the charter costs table are considered "all inclusive", including 7 days/7 nights aboard a private yacht with professional Captain and Chef, 3 meals per day, requested beverages, standard bar, fuel, all expenses related to the running of the vessel, plus use of onboard sports equipment.

What's not included in the rate ranges above?

  • Standard Crew Gratuity: A main cost excluded from the weekly rates quoted in the charter costs table is a customary crew gratuity. The standard amount is 15 to 20% of the charter rate. The gratuity is based on services provided throughout the week, can be scaled up or down based on service, and is at the discretion of the client. This amount is given at the end of the charter to the owners/crew or hired crew, typically payable in cash. Be sure to plan this amount into your charter budget.
  • Other costs: Unless otherwise specified by a particular yacht, the published all inclusive rate does not include scuba diving, scuba equipment, premium beverages and fine wines, excessive alcoholic consumption, off yacht excursions, dockage (at guests request), telephone, airport transfers or similar expense incurred by the charter guests. Some yachts also charge for cruising taxes/permits or overnight air conditioning, etc. If there are additional costs that you will incur while aboard the yacht, we will let you know those costs at your time of inquiry.

Do the yachts charge a premium for Christmas and New Years Charters?
Yes. Christmas and New Year charters typically have a 10% surcharge added to the published winter weekly rate. Some yachts will charge an even higher flat rate for holiday charters based on their popularity. Yachts will require holiday dates which allow them to book both a Christmas and New Year charter. These charters must be at least one week in length or the Charterer must be willing to pay for a full weeks rate if wanting to charter the yacht for less than a week.

Is it possible to charter for less?
The charter costs table represents typical ranges, but there are occasionally available yachts which may charter for less. Review our current yacht specials to see a list of yachts currently offering published specials. Or, consider a charter of 5 or 6 nights as explained below.

What if we charter for less than one week?
A large majority of our all inclusive yachts offer 6 night charters at a pro-rated rate. Many of our clients do opt for a 6 night charter as this gets pro-rated on a straight basis and often brings particular recommended yachts into more affordable ranges. To determine 6 night rates, divide the weekly rate by 7 then multiply by 6. To determine 5 night rates, divide the weekly rate by 6 then multiply by 5. Please note that our minimum charter length is 5 nights.

Do the yachts offer lower prices for the summer/low season?
For a majority of yachts, summer/low season runs from May 1 through December 14 and winter/high season runs from December 15 through April 30. Most yachts now operate on a year round rate, but a handful of yachts will offer a slightly lower rate for charters during the summer season.

Will the yachts negotiate on price?
No. Our yachts set their own rates, have "published rates" within the industry, and have priced themselves competitively based on current market trends. However, several of our yachts do offer published specials throughout the year. Beyond these published specials our yachts will not negotiate on price for a charter of 8 nights or less. If you're considering a charter of 9 or 10 nights, certain yachts may offer a slight reduction in rate due to the length of the charter.

Will the yachts give a discount if you have meals ashore?
Many of our yachts offer half-board charters at a reasonable reduction in the charter rate. These half-board charters typically include 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners aboard with the remainder of meals, or one meal per day, taken ashore at the Charterer's expense. These half-board charters will often cost more overall than a full board charter, where are of your meals are included aboard. If you only plan to have a couple of meals ashore there is no reduction in rate.

Do you offer charters with just a Captain aboard?
Some of our yachts do offer Captain-Only charters in exchange for a reduction in the charter rate. These charters include the Captain and yacht only, plus all expenses. Charterer's are responsible for provisioning, cooking, feeding the Captain and any crew, plus general clean-up throughout the charter. Please note that we no longer offer this type of charter for our clients.

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Other Questions?

Our charter FAQ's page may answer many of the other questions you may have regarding a crewed charter in the BVI or Caribbean. Contact the charter experts now to get immediate assistance regarding any questions you may have.

Our Charter Destinations

Consider a charter in the popular BVI, US Virgin Islands, St. Maarten/St. Bart's area or The Grenadines, each offering a slightly different flair.

Yacht Styles

Enjoy the Caribbean Islands aboard one of our popular catamarans, monohull sailboats, or motor yachts. Learn more about our various yacht styles.

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