What is the Difference Between Crewed and Bareboat Charters?

Taking a trip to the Caribbean? At Mainsail Yacht Charters we specialize in private bareboat and crewed Caribbean yacht charters. It’s our job to make sure you have a fantastic vacation experience. We often get questions like, “What type of charter trip should we take? Which one is best for us?” We want to clear up these questions by describing what is similar and what is different about crewed and bareboat private yacht charters.

A crewed yacht charter is an affordable and all-inclusive vacation with a welcoming and knowledgeable crew. If you want a truly relaxing charter vacation, this option is for you. Your attentive captain and chef/stewardess are there to take care of you. By choosing a crewed charter, you get a crew who will navigate and sail while also prepare your cocktails and gourmet meals. Your itinerary and menu can be fully customized to your preference to accommodate you during your getaway completely.

Bareboat charters are similar but come without the crew. Hiring a skipper is always an option if you need one. If you are a licensed skipper, you may be able to navigate your own bareboat. Don’t worry if you are unfamiliar with yachts and need a skipper; we will provide you with one who knows their way around and will give you the perfect getaway experience.

Crewed charters are an above-and-beyond luxurious experience while bareboat charters give you ultimate tranquility and privacy. Whatever your needs, Mainsail Yacht Charters can ensure they are met. Contact us HERE to book your Caribbean vacation today or with any charter questions and inquiries.