You?ve seen the photos online and feel certain that you?d love to charter a yacht for your next vacation. Now, the next question is, How Much Does it Cost to Charter a Yacht?
All of our experiences are luxury crewed yacht charters and are priced as all-inclusive. This means that all of your meals, drinks (including alcohol), on-board water sports equipment, fuel, and all other costs to operate the boat are incorporated into the weekly price of the yacht.
In addition to your yacht charter cost, you will also want to set aside 15-20% to tip your crew at the end of the week. Gratuities are customary in this industry, and are at the client?s discretion based on the service received over the course of the charter.
Unless you decide to partake in any food or cocktails off of the boat, there will not be any surprise costs to plan for.
Our weekly yacht charters are priced based on the boat and the number of guests onboard.
Depending on the yacht you select, the cost of a yacht charter with us can range from $11,500 per week to $41,000 per week.
Please visit our Yachts page to check availability and view pricing by boat.
You?ve officially booked your US Virgin Islands yacht charter vacation and now you?re wondering what you?re going to do for the 7 days you have booked on the boat. While there are seemingly endless options – so many places to see, so many reefs to snorkel! – and your itinerary can be fully customized with your crew based on your group?s preferences, here is a sample 7-day US Virgin Islands sailing itinerary to give you an idea of what a week on yacht charter looks like.
Warm welcome aboard in Yacht Haven Grande Marina, St. Thomas
Welcome cocktail + light lunch on the dock, or underway
Sail to Maho Bay, St John
Swimming, snorkeling with sea turtles, floating + cocktails, or beach time exploring Maho Crossroads.
Appetizers + sundowners
Sail to Leinster Bay, St. John
Easy hike to the historic Annaberg sugar mill ruins or to Murphy?s Mansion for a lovely view of your yacht in the bay below
Snorkeling around Waterlemon Cay / afternoon watersports
Stargazing on bow of the boat
Sail to Coral Bay, St. John
Lunch + cocktails at the famous floating taco bar, Lime Out
Sunbathing, reading, and/or afternoon boat nap
Captain?s cocktail hour + appetizers
Dancing under the stars on the flybridge
Sail to Salt Pond, St. John
Hike to Ram?s Head
Sail to Lameshur Bay, St. John
Watersports and/or snorkeling the canyons
Sundowners + appetizers
Enjoy the best stargazing night of your charter due to the lack of light pollution in this bay
Sail to Cruz Bay, St. John
Beach day at Honeymoon Beach Club
Dinghy ride to Cruz Bay for shopping + bar-hopping
Dinner ashore at one of the wonderful restaurants in Cruz Bay
Sail to Magens Bay, St. Thomas
Water activities in stunning bay – floating, snorkeling, beach time
Beach stroll or a short hike on the Discovery Nature Trail
Enjoy the gorgeous sunset
Sail to Water Island
Dinghy to Honeymoon Beach for swimming, beach time, and optional golf cart rental to explore the island
Sundowners back on yacht
Option to visit Dinghy?s Beach Bar ashore
Sail to Charlotte Amalie, back to Yacht Haven Grande Marina, St. Thomas
Disembark & enjoy the marina shops or explore the town if you have time to spare before your flight home.
If you?re planning a Virgin Islands vacation and are curious about the best times to visit the Virgin Islands on yacht charter, here are a couple of things to consider:
The height of busy season is December – April
This is snowbird season – the Virgin Islands are in high demand amongst those escaping winter. Demand is high, and is often reflected in charter prices.
We consider our ?shoulder months? to be May, June, July, and November
The VI are busiest when it?s the coldest up north. As it warms up in the Northeast, things in the Virgin Islands slow down a bit. These months are an excellent time to come if you enjoy a more low key vibe. There are less people around, in general, so it?s easier to find beaches, snorkel spots, and hiking trails that you can enjoy all to yourself.
The main ?hurricane months? are August, September, and October
These three months are the height of hurricane season and when there?s the greatest chance of storms. This means that many island businesses close for their seasonal break. We also do not run charters in the Virgin Islands during these months; the majority of our boats are out of the region for the season.
The busiest weeks of the year are Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year?s
These three weeks are a time of celebration and fun – and when EVERYONE wants to be in the VI. There is a bustling energy in the air, and you will find that everywhere you visit is far busier than you will ever see it. As a result, this is the most expensive time of the year to charter due to demand.
It?s generally always warm & sunny in the Virgin Islands
The good news: the natural beauty and year round tropical weather makes any time a great time to visit the Virgin Islands.
While there are many options available to you when researching yacht charters, here?s why you should charter from a luxury yacht group like &Beyond Yacht Charters.
Luxury yacht groups provide extensive training to their crews.
All of the crews on our yachts receive training and certifications specific to their jobs that are renewed annually. Their education goes beyond the requisite safety credentials – our crews are also given expert guidance in everything from local ecology, hospitality, culinary arts, mixology, water sports, and much more.
Luxury yacht groups have more resources available to them.
Whether it?s sourcing unique ingredients for guest requests, or getting urgent replacement supplies to a yacht while on charter, our team is well-connected and experienced in doing whatever it takes to ensure a seamless yacht charter vacation.
Luxury yacht groups maintain the yachts in their fleet to the highest standards.
Every single yacht in our fleet is impeccably maintained, checked by our meticulous management team before each and every charter. Everything from the engines, to the furniture, to the water sports equipment, to the linens is held to unyielding standards to deliver the luxury experiences our guests expect.
Why should you charter from a luxury yacht group? The answer is simple: If you?re looking for a luxury experience beyond your expectations, it takes industry professionals to deliver it.