How much does it cost to charter a boat?
There is not a standard price, it all depends of the size of the boat. Obviously smaller boats are cheaper than the larger boats. But, there are some really good exceptions, depending on the year, the condition, the model and what time of the year you charter.
All prices are on the website on the boat specifications and you can see the different prices per season as well as per day and per week. Generally, a weekly price is the day price x 6. Meaning, if you charter for one week, you get one day for free. Some boats prefer day charters and some boats prefer weekly charters, this can have an effect on the price. Each boat is different. All prices on the website are excluding TAX.
Are there any (hidden) extra costs?
Yes, there are. The extra costs are food, drinks, fuel, skipper (depending on the boat), security deposit and mooring fees (if you go to other ports). all this is covered on some boats (generally the larger boats) by an APA (Advanced Provisions Allowance).
What are the start and finishing times?
You can start any time that is convenient for you. The earliest the boat is available is 10:00 a.m. and finish at 6 p.m. It is 6 p.m. because that is the time the fuel stations close. In the busier seasons (July and August) you may need to come back at around 5.30 p.m. to 5.45 p.m. because there could be a cue at the fuel station.
Finishing times can sometimes be flexible depending on the boat and the plan for the following day. But this always has to be discussed before making a charter booking.
A one day charter is from 10:00 a.m. till 6 p.m. (unless discussed) not one night sleeping on board. A two day charter is from 10:00 a.m. the first day till 6 p.m. the last day, meaning that you can come back at any time (in consideration) your first night.
Can we charter for half a day?
Yes, you can charter for half a day but it will always be the same price as a full day. This is because the boat will be booked out just for you and will not be available to charter to anyone else. The boat will also need to be prepared and cleaned the same for half a day or one day.
What type of boat can we charter?
We have sport/open boats, which are smaller speedboats and ribs, this also includes larger motor boats that are all on one level in the cockpit going downstairs to a saloon, bathrooms and bedrooms inside the boat.
We have Flybridge boats, which are motor boats that have three levels. When you walk into the boat you have the saloon and galley, you can go upstairs to the cockpit and seating area. Or when you are in the saloon, you can go downstairs to the bathrooms and bedrooms.
We also have sail boats, these are considerably cheaper than the motorboats to charter and for fuel.
Where can we go on our charter?
Depending on what type of boat you charter, and how long for, will obviously depend on where you can go. A general rule is that you can discover the whole of the Balearic Islands. The terms and conditions states
FAQ Boat specifications:
Are the photos original to the boat?
Sometimes yes, but most of the time the photos we use on the boat specification and on the website are catalogue photos of that particular model of boat. We can always send some original photos of the boat if you request, to give you the exact color and layout of the boat, as each boat model can be a little different.
What does “status” mean?
Status means what the boat is registered for in regards to driving the boat. For example, if it says “bare boat” this means you can drive the boat if you have a license. If it says “skipper” this means it is always with a skipper. If it says “Yacht Master” this means that you can only drive the boat if you have a Yacht Master Commercially Endorsed Certificate. This is regulated by the insurance of the boat. Once again, every boat is different.
Explanation of “bare boat”?
If a boat has a bare boat status, yes you can drive the boat without a skipper. You will need a license. There are many licenses from different countries and we can accept nearly all of them. What we do require is that the license states (in a language that we can understand) what you are licensed for. For example: motorboat, sailboat, sea, lake, rivers, meters, etc.
Most boats require the first day with a skipper to show you the boat and also to check your capability to make sure you are safe for your family, friends and the boat.
What does license mean?
In Spain, the law states that on a commercial vessel, depending on the safety equipments on board, the boat is restricted to a maximum amount of people on board. The general rule is 8, 10 and 12. The maximum amount of people allowed on board is 12. Some larger boats do have a license for 12 + crew. Once again, each boat is different.
How do I make a booking?
You can make a booking in the office or via email. To make a booking, we need 30% deposit of the charter fee on reservation and 70% 4 weeks before your charter. If you are booking within 4 weeks, we will need a 100% of the charter fee on reservation. You will also need to sign a booking form and terms and conditions.
How can I pay?
You can pay by bank transfer, cash or by credit card. The credit cards which we accept are Master Card and Visa. Unfortunately, we cannot accept American Express. If you pay by credit card, there will be a 2% credit card charge.
What is a security deposit and how does it work?
A security deposit is what each charter needs before the boat can leave. This is separate from the charter fee. We normally take this the day before the charter, as some times there can be a problem with credit cards, needing authorization. Each boat has a different amount for a security deposit. This is regulated by the insurance company. We need a security deposit in case of any damage or unpaid bills. The insurance companies will not pay for any amount less than the security deposit. The amount is taken physically on a credit card, so the money leave your account. At the end of the charter, the boat will be checked and if everything is in good condition, and there are no problems, the full amount will be returned back to the same credit card. You can pay your security deposit by bank transfer, or cash if this is easier for you. If you pay by bank transfer please give us your bank details so that we can return the money. If you pay cash, please make sure that you are on the island for at least 7 more days after your charter, because if there is a problem the terms and condition states that we can keep the security deposit for up to 7 days to fix any problems.
There is no insurance for your security deposit. If you have any concerns, please feel free to seek private insurance for this.
What about food and drinks?
Most boats come clean and empty of any food and drinks. You can bring your own food and drinks, or you can give us a list of anything you would like and we will past this on to a catering company and organize this for you to be delivered to the boat for your arrival. We don´t make any money on food and drinks, this is a free service we give to you. If you would like to speak directly to the catering company who we use, just ask us for the details.