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Luxury Gourmet, one of the crewed charter meal plans in the Caribbean

A crewed charter yacht meal plan isn’t just about food. It’s about creating a culinary journey that enhances your charter experience. From gourmet dishes to snacks on deck, every bite will match your unique tastes and dietary needs.

Sailing to the Caribbean on a crewed charter is about more than enjoying the water, beaches, and islands. It is also about the onboard cuisine and drinks. In addition to experiencing each destination’s unique culture.

The Essence of Meal Planning on Caribbean Crewed Charters

The meal planning on Caribbean crewed charters ensures a fantastic dining experience. This allows private chefs to craft dishes perfectly tailored to your preferences and dietary requirements. As a result, you can guarantee a culinary journey where no craving is left unfulfilled.

However, food allergies are common in the United States. A survey by the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) estimates that 11% of the U.S. population have food allergies. Interestingly, with crewed charter meal plans, the top allergens tend to be milk, egg, and peanut.

Therefore, before you charter a crewed yacht, listen to what past guests say. They often praise the tasty food onboard and the chef’s skills. This is a simple reminder that even an enjoyable meal requires careful planning for those with allergies.

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Caribbean Crewed Charter Yacht Meal Plan Options

In this section, we’ll cover meal flexibility and beverage options for your stay of at least 7 nights on a crewed charter.

All-Inclusive | Crewed Charter Meal Plan

Rest assured, it’s inclusive!

Experience hassle-free dining onboard with an all-inclusive crewed charter meal plan. Enjoy a variety of cuisines, from local to international dishes, tailored to your taste throughout your charter. Plus, meals can be served in various locations on the yacht for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Some of the inclusive meal plans in the Caribbean may not include one dinner. In addition, guests sometimes like to dine ashore for at least one night at their expense.

Premium beverages such as fine wine or champagne may incur additional charges during your charter. Alternatively, a selection of non-alcoholic beverages is suitable for passengers of all ages.

Check our all-inclusive charters in the British Virgin Islands.

Half-Board | Crewed Charter Meal Plan

The half-board meal plans include daily breakfast, four lunches, and three dinners. The Ship’s Bar is usually included except for fine wines, champagnes, and other specialty liquors.

You can choose to enjoy more meals and drinks ashore. However, these aren’t part of the package. You’ll have to cover the cost yourself to ensure a truly luxurious experience.

The half-board rate usually is approximately $150 discount per person. See the Indulgence Catamaran’s half-board option rates:

  • For 2 pax is $56,700, down from $57,000
  • For 3 pax is $57,050, down from $57,500
  • For 4 pax is $57,400, down from $58,000
  • For 5 pax is $57,750, down from $58,500
  • For 6 pax is $58,100, down from $59,000
  • For 7 pax is $58,450, down from $59,500
  • For 8 pax is $58,800, down from $60,000

Local Fare

The meal plan for a minimum stay of seven nights includes 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 6 dinners. Before your trip, make sure to talk to the chef about your dietary needs so they can prepare meals specifically for you.

Some Caribbean charters that offer a local fare is approximately $75 discount per person. Here are the Indulgence Catamaran’s Local Fare Option Rates as your guide:

  • For 2 pax is $56,850, down from $57,000
  • For 3 pax is $57,275, down from $57,500
  • For 4 pax is $57,700, down from $58,000
  • For 5 pax is $58,125, down from $58,500
  • For 6 pax is $58,550, down from $59,000
  • For 7 pax is $58,975, down from $59,500
  • For 8 pax is $59,400, down from $60,000

The local fare option also gives you the opportunity to taste some local food. However, the cost of the two extra lunches and one dinner ashore will be at your expense.

Plus Expenses

“Plus Expenses” is not a meal plan. It essentially means that guests will get provisions tailored to their preferences. With that, these costs are deducted from the Advance Provisioning Allowance (APA).

An APA, usually 20-35% of the charter fee, is collected before the charter to cover additional expenses.

For example, the Eclipse 114 has a 40% APA covering fuel charges and other expenses. The charter rate includes the yacht and crew costs, but additional expenses like food and beverages are separate.

Other Things to Consider for Meal Planning

Simply share your culinary preferences with your dedicated chef, and the private chef will make it happen. Your happiness with every meal matters most, so they will ensure each dish is precisely how you like it.

  • The chef uses fresh, local ingredients to make your meals delicious. You can also choose between alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks onboard. Note that premium drinks might cost a little extra.
  • Whether you’re vegan or have specific dietary needs, the onboard chef will accommodate you. If you’re not into alcohol, you can also enjoy wine, beer, sodas, and juices.
  • Your private chef will also whip up delicious dishes and drinks while keeping allergies and dietary preferences in mind. Whether you’re gluten-free, keto, or vegan, there’s something tasty waiting for you at the table.

Some crewed charter meal plans in the Carribean also cover special occasions.

The Role of Local Caribbean Cuisine on a Crewed Charter Yacht

Caribbean spices are one of a kind, each dish offering the authentic taste of its respective island. Enjoying them is like embarking on a delightful culinary journey. Bon appétit!

Enjoy the Caribbean and savor popular dishes like jerk chicken or pork, conch salad, and traditional seafood recipes. Check one of our BVI catamaran’s sample menus for reference.

Crewed charters in the Caribbean are getting their ingredients straight from local markets and fishermen. This not only helps the local economy but also reduce carbon emissions.


Can we customize meal plans for special occasions?

Your chef onboard can personalize every dish and drink for your wedding, birthday, or any special event.

Does alcohol fit into the meal plans?

Yes, your meal plan covers both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Please note that most meal plans demand additional charges for premium beverages.

How do they charge for meal plans on crewed charters?

For all-inclusive charters, the meal plan price is already within the charter fee. Any extra charges, however, will be at your expense. If you have any specific requests that may incur additional costs, those will be invoiced as APA.

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