Carefree Yacht Charters specializes in arranging extraordinary crewed yacht charters in the BVI, USVI, Bahamas and other Caribbean destinations. Learn more about charter costs below.
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 various yacht styles, including our popular luxury crewed 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.
Why Choose Carefree? We've been a top 5 BVI & USVI Broker for 6 years and offer our clients 24 years of key industry experience. Our tenure includes 12 years in business exclusively as professional brokers plus 12 years as crew aboard our own successful crewed 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.
What To Expect Our clients rely on prompt, honest and sound advice, a strict adherence to ethical and fiduciary responsibilities, an in-depth knowledge about the yachts, crews, and destinations we recommend, plus a Carefree Charter Process that results in trips of a lifetime, time and time again. Learn more About Us, including what our clients say.
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 costs table below for an indication of our typical weekly "all inclusive" rates, excluding the standard 15 - 20% crew gratuity. Learn more within our All Inclusive Charter Cost FAQ's.
- Plus Expenses Crewed Yacht Charters: Our other category of higher-end yacht charters are either "plus all expenses" or with a small APA (advance provisioning allowance) on top of the weekly rate. These higher-end yacht charters start around $30,000, plus all expenses on some of our power catamarans and monohull sailboats and around $60,000 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) on top of the rate for the yacht. Plus expenses power catamarans and traditional motor yachts typically have a 35% APA. A handful of our catamarans and monohull sailboats may have slightly lower APA's or in some cases minimal 5 to 10% APA's to cover specific items such as bar, cruising taxes/permits, etc. Refer to the charter costs table below for an indication of our typical weekly "all-in" rates on our plus expenses yachts, excluding the standard 15 - 20% crew gratuity.
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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 charter type, budget, style plus charter interests.
A family that we booked aboard 62' Catamaran Anastasia in April, 2018 said:
Lynne, The Anastasia was amazing! Thank you for your help. You are a true pro and I am very happy we where able to book through you.
Gregor W., California
The rates below represent typical 7 night "all inclusive" price points as well as typical "all in" price points on our plus expenses yachts. In all cases, the standard 15 - 20% gratuity is on top of noted rates.
|Weekly Charter Rates||Catamarans||Power Catamarans||Motor Yachts||Monohull Sailboats|
|$15,000 to $20,000 per week||Affordable||Up to 6 guests||N/A||N/A||Up to 6 guests|
|$20,000 to $25,000 per week||Affordable||Up to 8 guests||Up to 4 guests||N/A||Up to 6 guests|
|$25,000 to $30,000 per week||Mid-Range||Up to 10 guests||Up to 6 guests||Up to 6 guests (1 option)||Up to 6 guests|
|$30,000 to $35,000 per week||High-End||Up to 10 guests||Up to 8 guests||N/A||Up to 6 guests|
|$35,000 to $50,000 per week||High-End||Up to 10 guests||Up to 8 guests||N/A||Up to 6 guests|
|$50,000 to $65,000 per week||High-End||Up to 12 guests||Up to 8 guests||Up to 8 guests (1 option)||Up to 6 guests|
|$65,000+ per week||High-End||Up to 12 guests||Up to 8 guests||Up to 12 guests||Up to 6 guests|
The majority of our charters are all inclusive, starting at around $15,000 per week and up to $65,000 per week. Our other category of higher-end yacht charters start around $30,000 plus all expenses on some of our power catamarans and monohull sailing yachts and around $60,000 plus all expenses on our traditional motor yachts. View our costs table above to learn more about our typical crewed yacht charter costs.
What's included in the rate ranges above?
The weekly rates noted in the charter costs table above are considered "all inclusive" or an "all-in price" when including extra expenses on yachts that are plus expenses. For the majority of our yachts these 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 onboard sports equipment. Our other category of higher-end yacht yacht charters are either plus all expenses or with a small APA (advance provisioning allowance) on top of the weekly rate.
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 USVI 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.
Do the yachts charge a premium for Christmas and New Years Charters?
Yes. Christmas and New Year charters typically have a 10% to 15% 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, the industry divides the weekly rate by 6 then multiplies by 5. 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 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.
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 all 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.
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.