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What is the average cost to charter a yacht?

Yacht Charter pricing varies depending on time of year, type and size of yacht, bareboat or crewed, and number of people traveling. You might be surprised to know that an all-inclusive week long charters can be as low $800 per person for a group of 4 or more or $1,800 per person for a couple. All inclusive means you get a private yacht, captain and chef, additional crew members if necessary, all food (including 3 meals/day plus snacks) and all drinks (including bottled water, juices, sodas, beer, wine and liquor). You also have access to several water toys. These vary with each yacht and they typically come with the charter at no extra expense.
Yacht prices are often lower during off season months and 10% more during the Christmas and New Year periods. The listed prices do not include a crew gratuity (customarily 10-20%) if you were pleased with their service. The crew includes your captain, chef, maid, bartender, water taxi driver, tour guide and in many cases instructor who are on duty 24/7.

You can charter a “Captain Only” charter and pay less for the yacht but incur higher running expenses.

Bareboat charters cost less, however you have to be confident in operating one. Bareboat operational expenses, such as food, are not included.

"By The Cabin" charters are also possible; in this case, you would charter a cabin on a catamaran power yacht which usually cost more than catamaran sailing yachts due to the cost of fuel.

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