To sail bareboat, some countries may require a license.
Find out if you're qualified
We usually ask that you have sailing experience on a boat of similar size for our bareboat yacht charters. It’s also helpful to have at least one crew member of similar experience. If you are unsure whether you are qualified for a bareboat yacht charter, take a look at our guide. You can also hire a local skipper at a daily rate, then continue on your own when you feel comfortable. If you’d rather not cook, hire a chef and have all of your meals prepared for you.
Our crews come from all over the world and have amassed their skills with many chefs and kitchens. When your booking is confirmed, we will start creating meal plans tailored to your tastes for your crewed yacht charter – ensuring that your guests are delighted from breakfast to sunset cocktails.
Our crews are professional, friendly and passionate about delivering five-star hospitality. We handpick them, selecting those with the best sailing experience and hospitality skills. They also possess destination expertise and passion for the region.
What is the difference between crewed and by the cabin charters?
Our by the cabin charter charters offer exciting destination tours on a set itinerary crafted by our destination experts. You can book a double cabin and private bathroom and will share the boat with other guests who have booked the other available cabins. You will be looked after by a professional skipper and hostess with itineraries ranging from three to 11 nights. There is a set menu and included meals and drinks vary depending on location.
Who makes up the crew on a crewed yacht charter?
Your crew includes a skipper to sail the boat for you and a personal chef. If your chosen yacht is over a certain length, there may be an additional hostess in the crew. All our crews are handpicked for their expertise in sailing, cuisine and customer service, as well as destination knowledge.
What is included?
Yacht and dinghy
Crew: Skipper and on board chef
Meals and drinks: Full board with all meals, snacks and drinks included. Particular drinks and brands can be sourced on request
Watersports: Snorkeling equipment, sea kayak and paddleboard
Entertainment: Flat-screen TV/DVD player entertainment centres and Wi-Fi (on some boats/destinations)
Linen: Two sets of linen, towels and beach towels per cabin per week are provided. If you wish for more, we can talk to your about your preferences and advise
Cleaning: Housekeeping services for communal areas and cabins
Fees: mooring ball fees, depending on itinerary
When will the meals be served?
Meals will be served to suit your needs, although times may vary according to your preferred itinerary. Snacks are also served and available on board.
Can I book a special cuisine for one night?
We will do our best to source a specialist chef to make your dreams come true whether that is local or international cuisine. If you are celebrating a special milestone, such as a birthday or anniversary, let us know on your preference list pre-charter and we can arrange cakes, champagne and many other items that help you mark the occasion.
What is the cancellation policy?
We highly recommend you arrange travel insurance in case you need to cancel for an unexpected reason to cover non-refundable deposits. Our cancellation policy is:
You are liable for all payments due and unpaid at the date of cancellation. Should you give notice of cancellation or fail to pay the balance, Dream Yacht Charter will retain the full amount of all payments made. If the yacht is re-let, then you may receive a refund that takes into account monies paid or due and any incurring fees.
a) Should the Charterer give notice of cancellation of this Agreement on or at any time before commencement of the Charter Period the Charterer shall remain liable for all payments due prior to and unpaid at the date of cancellation. Should notice of cancellation be given by the Charterer or should the Charterer fail after having been given notice to pay any amount payable under this Agreement the Owner shall be entitled to treat this Agreement as having been repudiated by the Charterer and to retain the full amount of all payments made by the Charterer.
b) Without prejudice to the Owner’s remedies in (a) above, if the Owner is able to re-let the Yacht to another Charterer for all or part of the Charter period then the Owner or the Broker/Stakeholder on his behalf shall refund to the Charterer such net balance as is due to the Charterer after re-letting which is to be calculated upon the following basis:
The original Charter Fee, net of commissions, shall be deducted from the net hire for the Charter Period due to the Owner from the re-letting. To this figure is to be added all reasonable additional expenses, including commissions, incurred by the Owner on re-letting. The figure as calculated will be deducted from the monies actually received from the Charterer and any remaining credit balance due to the Charterer will be repaid. The intention is that the Owner shall not receive less in net proceeds from any re-letting than would have been received if the original Agreement had been fulfilled. The Owner shall use his best endeavors to re-let the yacht and shall not unreasonably withhold his agreement to re-let, although charters which may reasonably be considered detrimental to the yacht, its reputation, its crew or its schedule may be refused.
Private stateroom and ensuite
Comfortable, modern accommodation
Professional, vetted crew
In-depth local area expertise
Organized tour and optional excursions
Full board meals
Delicious cuisine prepared and served
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The real experience
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