Quality and Service from Beginning to End
From your first website visit or phone call to The Moorings, you will experience a level of quality and service unmatched in the industry. We help you plan your sailing vacation and make all the arrangements for you.
When you step aboard, you'll see why our yachts are considered the best in the industry:
- All are custom-built for easy handling and maximum comfort during your yacht charter.
- All are meticulously maintained, masthead to keel, stem to stern.
We can fully provision your yacht and equip it with everything you need to step aboard and sail away.
The Moorings Makes It Simple
If you're thinking of chartering for the first time, you'll be glad you chose The Moorings, the company that was built on providing the perfect charter experience, the first time and every time. No matter what your level of sailing skill, we have a yacht and vacation plan that's right for you.
You Can Do It
In most locations no formal certification of any kind is required to charter from The Moorings. Qualification is based purely on your sailing experience. Some Mediterranean locations may request specific qualifications, please contact your Vacation Planning Specialist for details.
- Fill out our Boating Experience Résumé to see if you qualify to charter one of our sail or power yachts.
- If you don’t know how to sail, we have captains and cooks available for hire, or consider one of our Crewed Yacht Charters.
- If you'd like to learn how to sail, visit our learn to sail page for more information.
Your yacht will be ready to go when you arrive with ice, fuel and water on board. If you have ordered provisioning from us, it will be already on board and all cold items stowed away for your convenience. All you need do is receive your briefings and slip your lines to start your sailing vacation. We also provide snorkeling gear and most of our yachts include amenities such as a barbecue grill, bimini, GPS, and autopilot. We provide all of your linens and even beach towels for your sailing vacation. Almost any other need you may have can be provided for -- air travel, hotel stays, rental cars, guided tours, sea kayaks, dive equipment and much more. For a complete list of items that are included with your yacht, visit our What's Included page.
Before you sail away, we'll give you a detailed chart briefing on your cruising area. You'll know where to find the best anchorages, restaurants and beaches and be able to spot any navigational hazards. We'll then give a thorough briefing on your yacht, its operation and the equipment aboard. You'll also have the option of using our complimentary Friendly Skipper program. This service provides an experienced skipper, who will take you out for the first afternoon so you can feel more at home on our waters.
The Moorings takes every precaution possible to protect the sea, such as using EPA-approved paints on the hulls. Please join us in protecting our waters. Whenever possible, anchor in sand, and make sure that when the yacht swings on its anchor, all of the chain has enough room to clear coral heads. Coral takes numerous years to grow and serves a vital role in the delicate marine ecological balance.
Please do not remove any living shells or coral from their natural habitats. For souvenirs of the sea, purchase cleaned shells, which are available at many gift shops and help support the local community. In other words, “Take nothing but pictures; leave nothing but your wake.” This way, paradise will never be lost.