Captain-only Yachts for Charter

captain-only yachts for charter

Captain-only Yachts for charter are surely a great way to experience the Caribbean and Bahamas. Do you enjoy cooking your own meals? And relish a more independent vacation with the sailing responsibility in the captain’s hands then this may be a great option for you.

Captain only yachts for charter virgin islands catamaran Guiding Light
Captain only catamaran “Guiding Light”

Your captain discusses your vacation dreams and plans the trip based on this and the weather. Most captain-only yachts are available in the Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands (BVI). Some of the captain’s only yacht charters will also include a first mate.

The captain of GUIDING LIGHT a captain-only catamaran will cook 3 days out of the week and provision at the client’s expense to save on time. He is a great host.

Your captains are very experienced and have sailed these waters and know where the best snorkel spots are located. And certainly the best restaurant options, beaches, and onshore entertainment.

Captain only charters are available on sailing catamarans, mono-hull sailboats, power catamarans, and powerboats. These can be chartered in the British Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands, St. Martin, Antigua, St. Vincent, and the Grenadines and St. Lucia. The most popular sailing area is the Virgin Islands.

Experience the Adventure of Captain-Only Yachts for Charter

…you cook, clean, provision, and sail – you’re involved!

Captain Only Boat Charters are a good value for those seeing more independence, while experiencing a relaxing casual sailing vacation.

What is a Captain Only Boat Charter?

A Captain-only yacht charter is a semi-inclusive charter that comes with at least a captain and sometimes with a first mate. The captain drives the yacht, and you take care of everything else, including cooking and housekeeping.

With a Captain-only boat charter, you assist the captain in sailing. And you can pick up a few sailing techniques along the way. You cook for everyone and clean the galley as well as make your bed and clean the head. What’s the best part? Your cost is typically 75% of a fully crewed yacht.

You are responsible for covering the cost of all provisions. In summary: food, beverage, and ice consumed on-board (including the captain’s meals). In addition, the running expenses including fuel for the yacht, generator, and tender. Also mooring fees and requested dockage, taxes including cruising taxes, National Park fees, and custom clearance fees.

Captain Only boat charters "Sea of Love"
Captain-Only boat charter “Sea of Love”

It obviously is a great way to enhance your boat handling skills. And in fact, save a little money.

You and your group are the Crew on a Captain-Only yacht charter. The captain’s role is primarily as a guide, advisor, and helmsman.

Unlike a bareboat charter, where there is no captain or crew, Captain-Only yachts include water sports equipment. For the most part, snorkel, kayak, paddle-board, wake-boarding, etc. Scuba diving is available on some boat charters with an additional charge.

The overall responsibility of the yacht remains with the captain. All captains are certainly fully qualified. And most are indeed owner/operators of the yacht. They have made sailing a full-time and permanent part of their lives.

Captain Only Boat charters - TWO IF BY SEA
Captain-only catamaran charter “Two If By Sea”

Captain-Only Yacht for charter “Two If By Sea”

We LOVE “Two If By Sea”. This 45ft sailing catamaran provides crewed and captain-only charter options. It accommodates up to 6 guests and provides onboard scuba diving.

Check out our Complete List of Captain-Only yacht charters in the BVI. Contact us at 321.777.1707