Crewed yacht charters during the weeks of Christmas & New Years are two of the most popular crewed charter weeks during the entire year.
Crewed yacht charters that fall during the holiday weeks of Christmas and New Years are two of the most popular crewed charter weeks during the entire year. Specifically, the week of New Years is undoubtedly the most popular week of the year and the BVI is by far the most popular destination choice to celebrate New Years in the Caribbean. Nearly every yacht within the crewed charter fleet will eventually get a booking and the most popular yachts and crews will book up extremely early.
Holiday Charters Frequently Asked Questions
When to book a holiday charter? Quite simply, it's never too early to book a Christmas or New Years charter. Booking your charter at least one year in advance, if not further in advance, is often necessary to secure the yacht of your choice.
What about holiday surcharges? Many yachts add a standard 10% surcharge to their maximum guest rate for these popular holiday weeks. Other yachts charge an even higher flat rate.
Are there particular date ranges for the 2020/2021 charters? For the upcoming 2020/2021 holidays, Christmas charters would typically end by Saturday, December 26, 2020 and New Years charters would typically not begin before Sunday, December 29, 2019. With the way the calendar is falling for 2019/2020 holiday season, most BVI and USVI based crewed charter yachts and their managers will mandate a Saturday to Saturday Christmas charter (or earlier) along with a Sunday to Sunday New Year's charter (or later.) However, please do not hesitate to contact us for holiday charters outside of these typical date ranges. For charters that cover December 25 and 26 as well as December 31 and January 1, those charters must be 10 days minimum in length (by yacht approval only as well).
What is the minimum length of a holiday charter? Holiday charters must be a minimum of one week. Clients can charter for less than a week, but will have to pay for a full week's rate.
What about a holiday charter outside of the BVI? Charters outside the BVI are available during the holidays, but a large majority of the yachts do mandate a charter within the BVI due to this destinations popularity. Yachts with availability outside the BVI typically fall at higher price points.
Contact us to start your BVI holiday charter.
A family that we booked aboard 67' Catamaran Nenne for Christmas, 2017 said:
It was, as I am sure you are not surprised, amazing. Beyond amazing. Thank you for your role in helping us set it up, and for getting us onto the Nenne with Donald and Audrey after the hurricane. We would without question use Carefree Yacht Charters again. When I read a review, I always want to know - Would you recommend it to a friend? And would you do it again? Both, yes, a thousand times yes. Without hesitation. We thought this trip was going to be a once in a lifetime experience. But having now been on it, we now know that is not acceptable, there is no chance that once is enough, and are now just figuring out how and when to do it again.
Jennifer B., Washington State
Below is availability for some of our more popular and recommended BVI charter yacht picks. We update this list monthly to keep you abreast of changes in availability. In addition, explore our entire lists of catamarans or power catamarans. Contact us directly to guide you through the BVI holiday charter selection process.
Availability Last Updated: February 18, 2020
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BVI Yacht Choices
Enjoy your BVI yacht charter aboard one of our popular catamarans, monohull sailboats and luxury motor yachts. Learn more about our various yacht styles or contact us to get our expert help selecting the right yacht style for your charter.
The Charter Experience
BVI sailing charters offer guests a wide array of onboard activities, including sailing, snorkeling, kayaking, water skiing, wakeboarding, fishing or scuba diving. Learn more about what the charter experience offers.
You also have the option of starting and ending your charter on the US island of St. Thomas. These St. Thomas based, USVI Yacht Charters typically spend 1 to 2 nights in US waters, with the remainder of the charter spent in British waters. Or, consider a charter in and around St. Maarten or the Grenadines, each offering a slightly different flair.