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 Carefree Yacht Charters® is a boutique yacht charter company distinguished by service, quality charters, and client experience. We specialize in luxury crewed catamaran charters in the BVI, USVI, Bahamas and other Caribbean destinations. The majority of our luxury crewed catamaran charters are all inclusive, starting at around $15,000 per week and up to $65,000 per week, plus tip. Learn more about our crewed yacht charter costs.

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. Check out what our clients said About Us.

ALL INCLUSIVE VS PLUS EXPENSES CHARTERS

  • All inclusive Crewed Yacht Charters: The majority of our sailing yachts (including sailing catamarans and monohull sailboats) are all inclusive. A handful of our power catamarans are also 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 $26,000, plus all expenses for power catamarans and $50,000 plus all expenses for 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 typically have a 30% APA. Plus expenses motor yachts typically have a 35% APA. A handful of plus expenses sailing catamarans require lower APA's or in some cases 5 to 10% APA's to cover specific items such as bar, cruising taxes/permits, etc.

Contact us Today

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

Crewed Charter Costs

All Inclusive Charter Costs

Weekly Charter Rates Catamarans Power Cats & Motor Yachts Monohull Sailboats
$15,000 to $20,000 per week Affordable Up to 8 guests N/A Up to 6 guests
$20,000 to $25,000 per week Affordable Up to 8 guests Power Cats, up to 4 guests (1 option) N/A
$25,000 to $30,000 per week Mid-Range Up to 10 guests Power Cats, up to 4 guests (1 option) N/A
$30,000 to $35,000 per week High-End Up to 10 guests Power Cats, up to 8 guests N/A
$35,000 to $50,000 per week High-End Up to 12 guests Power Cats, up to 8 guests N/A
$50,000 to $100,000 per week High-End Up to 12 guests Power Cats, up to 8 guests N/A

Plus Expenses Charter Costs

Weekly Plus Expenses Rates (yacht only) Catamarans Power Cats & Motor Yachts Monohull Sailboats
$25,000 to $30,000 per week, plus all expenses High-End N/A N/A N/A
$30,000 to $35,000 per week, plus all expenses High-End N/A N/A N/A
$35,000 to $50,000 per week, plus all expenses High-End N/A Power Cats, up to 8 guests N/A
$50,000 to $100,000 per week, plus all expenses High-End N/A Power Cats up to 8 / Motor Yachts up to 12 N/A
$100,000 and up, plus all expenses High-End N/A Motor Yachts up to 12 guests N/A

All Inclusive 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. 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, 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. 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.

Want Some Help?

Joe & Lynne, your charter experts, can quickly put together a list of yachts that suit your needs & budget.

Give them a call at 954-980-9281 or toll free at 888-670-6884. Or, fill out their quick contact form.

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