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FAQs

How much does it cost to rent a sailboat for a day?
The cost of a sailing boat charter for a day depends on the destination, the capacity, boat features, season and lastly the boat owner’s listing. For example a sailing boat charter in Barcelona costs around $200/day with 6 places in low season and the boat is 6-8m in length. A sailboat charter in Miami costs from $900/day with the boat of 40 ft with 6 places in low season.
How much does it cost to rent a sailboat for a week?
A sailboat rental for a week for a week depends on the destination, capacity of the boat, boat features, season and the boat owner’s listing. For example, a sailing boat rental in Barcelona costs starting from $2,500/week in low season. The boat listing has a capacity of 10 people and is 40ft length. A sailing rental in Miami instead can cost from $1,600/week with the boat having a capacity of 6 people and a length of 41ft.
What is included in a sailboat charter and what additional expenses can I expect?
Usually, there is a base price for the charter period and a flat rate for the additional mandatory costs. Pay particular attention here to decide if you want to include only final cleaning or also add bedding, towels and an engine for the auxiliary boat. Other costs include, mooring fees, of course, which can vary greatly depending on the size of the ship, the port and the country. For gas and fresh water, you can expect to pay between $150 and $300 per week.
Do you need a license for a sailing boat rental?
If you want to charter a sailboat without a skipper, most countries require a navigation license. In France and the Caribbean, however, you can charter a sailboat without one. The decisive factor in such cases is the "past history sailing experience" of those who wish to charter the sailboat, which is a sheet that details the entire navigational experience of the interested party.
Where to charter a sailboat?
Spain and Italy offer many beautiful sailing spots. Croatia is an ideal place for beginners. For experienced sailors we recommend chartering a sailboat in Martinique, the Seychelles, Greece or in the Canary Islands. Choose your favorite destination and we will send you an offer!
Can I move to different places with my sailing boat charter?
Yes. Sailboat charter is an excellent and affordable way to spend a holiday at sea discovering different places. You will feel at ease on board and can anchor in quiet bays or explore a new beach or cove every day. If you rent for more than one day you should know that weekly rentals nearly always start on Saturday afternoon and require you to return to the port of origin the following Friday afternoon. The last night is usually spent on board since check-out will take place on Saturday morning around 9 am.

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Why should I rent a sailing boat?

A sailing boat is an ideal way to discover new gems on land while cruising on the sea and allowing the wind to carry you. Sailing boats are safe and marvelous boats, which you can use for relaxation, or also for going on an adventure and experiencing the thrill of sailing on the waves.
Spend time with friends or relax with family, renting a sailing boat can be the best way to make the most of your holiday! Look forward to sunbathing aboard on your boat and enjoying a drink or two in the sun. If you’re ever seeking shade then don’t forget you can take a break and relax in your cool cabin below deck.

How much does sailing boat rental cost?

A sailboat rental has different price ranges depending on the number of cabins, the length, season, year the boat was built, if it is chartered with or without a skipper, etc. You can rent a sailboat for a day for anywhere from $250 during low season. Bigger sailing yacht rentals with 6 cabins can cost from $11,000 per week. Rent a sailboat for a week during low season for $1,000 per week. Depending on the owner’s listing, there may be different included or additional costs so make sure you read all of the additional costs and options. 

Additional options such as air conditioning, power generator and water toys raise the price. One last piece of advice on sleeping on board, does everyone want a cabin or can some of you sleep in other living spaces? This decision can greatly influence the price.

Do I need a boat license to rent a sailing boat?

A sailboat charter may require a boating license depending on the legislation of the place, where you are going to sail and the boat owner’s listing. Some owners choose to not have their sailing boat for rent available without a license due to risks of damage. For example, in Spain a permit is only required for those up to 6 meters in length. 

Don’t have a boating license? Then you should charter a sailboat with a skipper! A professional sailor will help you set sail and make your sailing holidays unforgettable. Your luxury sailing experience is waiting for you! These special offers allow you to learn from the skipper in your own personal sailing school. 

What are the best destinations to rent a sailing boat?

Among the possible sailing boat charter destinations, Montenegro and Croatia are definitely worth mentioning, as well as mainland Italy and all of its many islands. Other places to visit are the Spanish Balearic Islands, including Mallorca and Ibiza, Mexico, and the Caribbean destinations. The best time of year to sail will depend on your destination and the winds in that area. Places in Europe usually have the best sailing conditions in the summer. If you are planning to go to places in the Caribbean, Mexico and South America, these are excellent destinations all year around!

With a sailing boat, you can sail between beaches with spectacular scenery and swim in clear turquoise waters, all whilst making the most of the opportunity to captain your very own boat (if you have the required license). Otherwise, a skipper will be available to help you discover new places and make the experience that extra bit special. From your sailboat, you can dive, snorkel, scuba dive, or use a surfboard to discover the most hidden spots! If you’re feeling extra adventurous then why not test the canoe out?!

What should I consider when renting a sailing boat?

Some things that you should consider when renting a sailing boat:

The first things to consider when renting a sailing boat is the capacity you will need, the dates of travel and the destination you want to start your sailing experience in. The capacity is especially important if you are choosing to stay on the boat. The capacity will also depend on if you decide to hire a crew and a skipper. A skipper may be mandatory for your sailing yacht charter if you do not have a valid nautical license. Make sure you count the correct number of people including crew! 

There are also additional charges depending on if you want to add certain features for the trip. You may also choose to bring your pet on board! If you choose this option then you will most likely need to pay an extra price per rental. 

What is included in a sailing boat charter and what additional expenses can I expect?

Each sailing boat charter has different additional and included costs, so if you are not sure of what costs are included make sure to ask the boat owner of your rental. Included costs can include mooring in the home port, sometimes skippers may be also included. 
You can expect different additional expenses depending on the boat owner’s listing. The skipper may be a mandatory cost and included or can be optional and at an additional cost. Skippers normally range from $180 per day. Items such as extra cleaning, pets on board, early boarding, water sports equipment such as paddle surf, snorkeling gear and more. 

How can I rent a sailboat?

Our website offers a wide range of sailing boats, and you can find the one that suits you best by using our filters. For example, you can choose the size of your boat, the number of people that will be with you, the dates of your trip, whether you require a skipper, and much more! Don't forget to check the time and available dates of each sailing boat and don't hesitate to contact the owner if you have any doubts. Prices range from 1000 dollars per week in low season, and around 10000 dollars per week in high season for sailing boats required for more people and with more cabins. 

What are the most popular brands for sailing boat rentals?

The most popular brands for sailing boat charters are Bavaria and Jeanneau.

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