When searching for yacht charter vacations, you will likely come across options for bareboat charter, captain-only charter, and fully crewed yacht charter. We have shared some of the reasons we recommend chartering yachts with crews versus bareboating in this previous post, but we thought it would also be helpful to share the differences between a captain-only charter compared to fully crewed, which is what we provide at &Beyond Yacht Charters.
*Quick note: If you have questions beyond the scope of this blog post, feel free to reach out to nuestra asesora de yates, Liza,, for a concierge-level booking experience.
Many yacht charters you will see listed in the Virgin Islands are crewed, but with a captain only. This means that for the entirety of your yacht charter vacation, it will be only your group and the one captain on the vessel. The captain will be responsible for the group’s safety and operation of the boat, as well as transportation to and from the boat via dinghy. He/she will share their local knowledge and recommendations, but beyond that, you will be responsible for the rest – meals, food prep, cleaning, activities, etc.
At &Beyond Yacht Charters, all of our yachts are fully crewed because we believe it provides a far superior luxury vacation experience.
On our fully crewed yacht charter, there will be a captain and one or two crew members onboard (depending on the size of the vessel) for the entirety of your charter. Our crew members provide an array of services that are officially no longer your responsibility as a guest.
As you can see, it’s an entirely different experience to charter a yacht fully crewed compared to captain-only. If you’re looking for the ultimate luxury escape, visit our Yachts page to meet our crews and check availability.
A family yacht charter is the perfect vacation for so many reasons. It’s one of those rare experiences where everyone is happy – parents, kids, and everyone in between.
With a fully crewed yacht, so many of the responsibilities that make vacations exhausting for parents are in the hands of professionals. And the Virgin Islands make for an irresistible setting, with enough opportunities for play and relaxation that all ages feel like they’re truly in paradise.
If you’d like assistance in customizing a yacht charter to suit your family’s needs, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us directly.
If you’re planning a charter vacation with babies or toddlers in your family, there are a few extra things to keep in mind to ensure your time on the yacht is fun, safe, and stress-free.
We look forward to welcoming you and your family onboard for a vacation experience unlike any other! If you have additional questions about your upcoming trip, we’d be happy to assist you.
While most of our yacht charter inquiries are for a week or more, we occasionally receive requests from guests looking for a slightly shorter option, such as a 4 day yacht charter.
Our luxury yacht charter experience is one that you won’t want to cut short – trust us. But if your schedule is limiting your availability, we can a certainly help you in arranging a trip on one of our yachts. These shorter trips work particularly well if you’re willing and able to be flexible.
Because most of our luxury charters in the Virgin Islands are booked for 7+ nights at a time, that means that it may take a little creativity to find the right window on a yacht that can be available for a 4 day charter. The good news? Our yacht consultant Liza is a master with the calendar. Be sure to reach out to her directly for help!
To make the most of the time that you have onboard, we recommend that you work with our team to plan a realistic itinerary. We can develop one that makes sense for the amount of days. Depending on your pick-up location, we’ll map out the stops that are the best fit with your preferences and location.
Our Stay and Sail package gives you the best of both worlds. You combine nights on one of our yacht charters with nights on land at an exclusive resort. This season, we are partnering with the iconic Oil Nut Bay Resort on Virgin Gorda. Contact us for more details on how to maximize your island vacation with this incomparable experience.
Whether you’re looking to join us for 4 days or 7+, we can promise you that your yacht charter will be unlike any other vacation you’ve ever been on. Come indulge in true luxury and see the &Beyond Yacht Charters difference!
One of the best parts about our all inclusive yacht vacations is that sticking to your holiday budget is simple. Almost everything for your trip is covered in advance, so there isn’t much you need to worry about when it comes to money once you’re on your yacht charter.
Because there’s nothing worse than getting on vacation and being confronted with surprise expenses, we at &Beyond Yacht Charters seek to transparently provide you with all of the information you need in advance. So this way, you have clear expectations for your trip.
We hope this helps you in properly budgeting for your upcoming all inclusive yacht vacation. We look forward to providing a stress-free, rejuvenating escape for you in the magical Virgin Islands!