What's the best way to charter a private yacht to go Island hopping? We have four adults and would like to have no responsibilities during our trip. We are looking for a "all included" trip with food/drink and captain included. I know it will be pricey but looking for the best place to start.
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Hi Todd! Use a yacht charter broker, like me. The boat owners pay us to charter their boats so there is never a charge to you for using a charter agency.
A good yacht charter broker will have charter experience (I was a catamaran charter captain). Plus, the broker should be attending all the yacht charter broker shows so they will be familiar with the boat's layout, design as well as meeting the captains and crews.
We once had a lady who contacted us about a charter and decided she could everything her self without the aid of a broker - when she got there her 'chartered' yacht was in dry dock after it had been seized for being a drug trafficking boat!
The first step is to decide how long your charter will last, how many people will be going, your budget which will be directly influenced by the type of yacht you are looking to charter such a catamaran, sailboat or a power yacht. A catamaran charter in Mykonos for a party of 8 starts in the e15,000 - e20,000 (Euros) for an 8 day/7 night fully crewed, all inclusive catamaran sailing yacht.
The are some distances between the islands and you do not want to spend your time traveling open waters. If you can extend your trip you will be able to visit more islands.
Feel free to peruse our website (http://www.yachtsbhc.com) for detailed information, boats and rates.
Happy and safe travels!