Crewed Yacht Charter Costs

Carefree Yacht Charters specializes in arranging extraordinary crewed yacht charters in the BVI, USVI, Bahamas and other Caribbean destinations. The majority of our luxury crewed yacht charters are all inclusive, starting at around $15,000 per week and up to $65,000 per week, plus tip

What we do At Carefree Yacht Charters®, we specialize in arranging extraordinary crewed yacht charters in the BVI, USVI, Bahamas and other Caribbean destinations. Choose from our extensive list of yachts, including our popular luxury crewed catamaran charters and higher end power catamaran charters. The majority of our luxury crewed yacht charters are all inclusive, starting at around $15,000 per week and up to $65,000 per week, plus tip. Our other category of higher-end yacht charters start around $25,000 plus all expenses on some of our power catamarans and around $65,000 plus all expenses on our traditional motor yachts.

Why Choose Carefree? We're a top Crewed Yacht Charter Company with over 25 years of industry experience. Our tenure includes 13 years in business as the Owners and Brokers of Carefree Yacht Charters plus 12 years as the Owners and Crew of our own highly successful yacht in the BVI, USVI & Caribbean. When combined, we are uniquely qualified to expertly handle your vacation of a lifetime. Contact us today to get started.

OUR ALL INCLUSIVE CHARTER COSTS VS PLUS EXPENSES CHARTER COSTS:

  • All inclusive Crewed Yacht Charters: The majority of our fully crewed yacht charters, including most of our popular luxury crewed catamaran charters, are all inclusive. Refer to the charter cost tables below for an indication of our typical weekly "all inclusive" rates, excluding the standard 15 - 20% crew gratuity. Learn more within our Charter Cost FAQ's.
  • Plus Expenses Crewed Yacht Charters: Our other category of higher-end yacht charters are "plus all expenses". These higher-end yacht charters start around $25,000, plus all expenses on some of our power catamarans and around $65,000 plus all expenses on our traditional motor yachts. 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) and typically at 35% on top of the noted rate. Refer to the charter cost tables below for an indication of our typical weekly "all-in" rates on our plus expenses yachts, excluding the standard 15 - 20% crew gratuity. Learn more within our Charter Cost FAQ's.

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For specific quotes or for our list of recommended options that fall in your suggested budget range, 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 budget, style and interests.

A repeat client and group of couples that we booked aboard 56' Catamaran Altesse in April, 2019 said:

Hi Lynne, We had an excellent trip! I can't say enough about the ease and experience of Carefree Charter services. Everything was a breeze, from booking the catamaran (with great suggestions from Lynne) to getting information on island accommodations and a variety of excursions (fishing, tours, etc.) Lynne was always available and very responsive to any request. She is also very knowledgeable about the vessels, the crews, the islands, etc. which made for a great experience. Information on the booking and payments was excellent, making it easy for us to navigate our group through the process. Thanks again for making our second BVI trip a great success!!
Lynne B., Louisiana

Crewed Charter Costs

Refer to our Affordable, Mid-Range, and High-End tables below for an indication of our typical 7 night "all inclusive" price points as well as our typical "all in" price points on our plus expenses yacht options. In all cases, the standard 15 - 20% crew gratuity is extra and on top of noted rates. Already know your ideal and maximum budget range? Then simply Contact Us Now and we'll match you with the best yacht and crew to suit your needs.

All Inclusive Charter Costs

More Affordable Picks: 15,000 to $25,000 per week, plus tip

Guests Catamarans Power Catamarans Monohull Sailboats Motor Yachts
2 $15,000 to $25,000 $15,000 to $25,000 $15,000 to $25,000 N/A for 2 guests
4 $15,000 to $25,000 $15,000 to $25,000 $15,000 to $25,000 N/A for 4 guests
6 $15,000 to $25,000 N/A for 6 guests $15,000 to $25,000 N/A for 6 guests
8 $15,000 to $25,000 N/A for 8 guests N/A for 8 guests N/A for 8 guests
10 $15,000 to $25,000 N/A for 10 guests N/A for 10 guests N/A for 10 guests
12 N/A for 12 guests N/A for 12 guests N/A for 12 guests N/A for 12 guests

Mid-Range Luxury Options: $25,000 to $35,000 per week, plus tip

Guests Catamarans Power Catamarans Monohull Sailboats Motor Yachts
2 $25,000 to $35,000 $25,000 to $35,000 N/A for 2 guests N/A for 2 guests
4 $25,000 to $35,000 $25,000 to $35,000 N/A for 4 guests N/A for 4 guests
6 $25,000 to $35,000 $25,000 to $35,000 N/A for 6 guests N/A for 6 guests
8 $25,000 to $35,000 $30,000 to $35,000 N/A for 8 guests N/A for 8 guests
10 $25,000 to $35,000 N/A for 10 guests N/A for 10 guests N/A for 10 guests
12 N/A for 12 guests N/A for 12 guests N/A for 12 guests N/A for 12 guests

High-End Exclusive Selections: $35,000 - $65,000 + per week, plus tip

Guests Catamarans Power Catamarans Monohull Sailboats Motor Yachts
2 $35,000 to $65,000 $35,000 to $65,000 N/A for 2 guests $65,000 +
4 $35,000 to $65,000 $35,000 to $65,000 N/A for 4 guests $65,000 +
6 $35,000 to $65,000 $35,000 to $65,000 N/A for 6 guests $65,000 +
8 $35,000 to $65,000 $35,000 to $65,000 N/A for 8 guests $65,000 +
10 $35,000 to $65,000 N/A for 10 guests N/A for 10 guests $65,000 +
12 $50,000 to $65,000 + N/A for 12 guests N/A for 12 guests $65,000 +

Charter Cost FAQ's

The majority of our charters are all inclusive, starting at around $15,000 per week and up to $65,000 per week, plus tip. Our other category of higher-end yacht charters start around $25,000 plus all expenses on some of our power catamarans and around $65,000 plus all expenses on our traditional motor yachts. View our cost tables above to learn more about our typical "all inclusive" or "all-in" crewed yacht charter costs.

What's included in our all- inclusive charters?
For the majority of our crewed yacht charters, the rates are "all inclusive" including 8 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 on-board sports equipment.

What's excluded from our all-inclusive charters?

  • Standard Crew Gratuity: A main cost excluded from the weekly rates 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. Be sure to plan this amount into your charter budget.
  • Other exclusions: Unless otherwise specified, the published 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 USVI or BVI port fees, 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.

What's included in our plus-expenses charters?
These plus expenses crewed yacht charters include the yacht only with all other expenses at an additional cost to the Charterer.

What's excluded from our plus-expenses charters?
These plus expenses charters 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) and typically at 35% on top of the base charter rate. Another main exclusion is the customary crew gratuity. The standard amount for a gratuity on a plus expenses yacht is 15 to 20% on top of the base 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.

Do the yachts charge a premium for Christmas and New Years Charters?
Yes. Christmas and New Year charters have a holiday surcharge added to the published winter weekly rate. Yachts will mandate 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 cost tables represent 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 6 night, pro-rated charter as further 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, the industry divides the weekly rate by 6 then multiplies by 5. Due to this calculation the difference between a 5 and 6 night charter is minimal.  Please note that our minimum charter length is 6 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 small handful of yachts offer a slightly lower rate for charters during the summer season.

Do prices vary by destination?
Yes, charters outside the BVI and USVI are typically more expensive. Our most affordable and largest selection of yacht options are based in the USVI and BVI from November through July. When yachts are willing to travel outside of the BVI and USVI to other Caribbean destinations or the Bahamas, the end charter rate is typically higher than its counterpart in the Virgin Islands. Cruising taxes/permits are always extra outside of the BVI and USVI and delivery fees often apply for the yacht to get to other destinations. In the Bahamas, most yachts are plus all expenses at 35% on top of the noted base rate plus an additional 4% Bahamas tax.

Do prices vary by yacht style?
Yes, charter costs on our power catamarans and traditional motor yachts are definitely higher than aboard our sailing catamarans and sailing yachts. A bulk of the extra cost incurred is due to the fuel expense on these yachts as well as other additional factors. Please note that sailing catamarans are by far our most popular yacht style, have the ability to motor between islands as well, and you'll find the most yacht options to choose from within this yacht style category.

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.

Will the yachts give a discount if you have meals ashore?
Many of our yachts offer half-board charters at a minimal 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 all of your meals are included aboard. If you only plan to have a meal or two 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. Charterers are responsible for provisioning, cooking, feeding the Captain and any crew, plus general clean-up throughout the charter. We do not offer or recommend this type of charter for our clients.

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