If you are day dreaming of sailing tropical waters, visiting a different harbour everyday and sipping delightful tropical concoctions under a starry lit sky but think it is out of your budget? CHECK OUT these affordable yacht chartering options that will not break the bank.
ANTIQUITY 41 Feet. Offering CAPTAIN ONLY charters from May 1 and July 31, 2012 only. Rate for 2 guests is $3,000 plus all expenses – That is less than a bare boat folks! For families with children add $500 per child, maximum 2 children and children will sleep in main salon. Available in the USVI/BVI
SAYANG 55 Feet. Beautifully maintained 55ft offers a 3 person rate of $9700. For a family of 3 – King size master stateroom with his/hers ensuite head and shower. Queen size guest room or master easily converts to become 2 full size cabins if 3 singular individuals. Available in the BVI.
ZEPHYRUS 50 Feet. Offers an unbelievable rate of $6000 inclusive (except for bar and applicable taxes/permits) for up to 6 guests out of the Florida Keys. She offers 3 queen staterooms each with an ensuite head and shower, full A/C, ice maker and they are family friendly with only requirement being that children must know how to swim.
SURPRISE 48 Feet. Surprise is a Chris White design and offers accommodations for 1-4 guests in private cabins or up to a family of 6 with crew in main salon. Each hull has one double berth aft and a single berth forward with a full head and separate shower stall midships port and starboard. 4 guests $8500 and 6 guests $9750 inclusive Florida Keys/Bahamas. (Except for bar and applicable taxes/permits)
One child 10yrs of age or under sails free on any 7 night charter.
DOUBLE EXPOSURE 40 Feet. Just $6500 for 4 guests all inclusive (plus applicable taxes) She is available year round and moored just a short taxi ride from Miami International Airport. The 120 mile long island chain is connected to mainland Florida by Route 1 or otherwise known as the Overseas Highway.
For Americans, the Keys are a nice alternative to the Caribbean islands and Bahamas because you don’t have to have passports or deal with customs inspections.