Choosing a bareboat yacht charter as a sailing vacation option is a way to explore some of the most beautiful places on Earth aboard a luxury sailboat with you as the skipper. The rewards are bountiful as you sail, feeling the wind on your face and savoring the natural beauty. Sailing is a uniquely inspiring experience, one that builds a sense of self-reliance and adventure. It washes away the stresses of life ashore while enhancing the quality time you spend with family and friends.
The Moorings takes pride in the diversity of destinations you can choose from when you book a bareboat yacht charter. That’s what chartering is all about, sailing where the palms sway and the blue lagoons shimmer, where the coral reefs teem with marine life and the bars and restaurants ashore brim with island charm. With more than 27 destinations in the Mediterranean, Caribbean, North America, South Pacific, Indian Ocean, and Far East you could literally sail a lifetime with The Moorings, and we’re proud to say many sailors do!
A couple enjoying one of our fantastic locations.
The Moorings got its start in the British Virgin Islands in 1969, beginning small and growing steadily because of our attention to outstanding customer service and our quality yachts. Over the decades, we have learned what it takes to deliver a pleasant and satisfying sailing vacation, and in the rare event of a problem, our dedicated staff is certain to resolve it. We have all the support you need, so you’re out sailing and having fun, with the confidence our many years of experience are there to make your vacation the best sailing vacation in the world!
The Moorings Experience means sailing with confidence.
Sleek monohulls designed specifically for comfort and ease of handling or roomy catamarans with all the amenities of a 5-star hotel, all with superb sailing performance, you’ll find the yacht perfect for you in The Moorings fleet. And just as important as a variety of choices, you can rest assured that each yacht is professionally maintained. Most have been in service for less than three seasons, and are retired after five. Yachts are fully equipped with everything from full electronics, and newer yachts feature the latest innovations such as air conditioning and electric winches, to flat screen TV’s/DVD players.
The Moorings has the world's best charter fleet.
When you book a bareboat yacht charter with The Moorings, you have many options. For example, we can fully provision your yacht with all of your food and beverages. If you are new to bareboat chartering, we can arrange for a professional captain to accompany you, or hire a cook and leave all of the work behind. If you enjoy windsurfing, fishing or scuba diving, The Moorings can help with that too and provide you with the latest in water toys to enhance your vacation. To protect your valuable vacation investment, take advantage of our travel insurance.
A fully provisioned yacht simply means more for you to enjoy.
The first step to a fantastic sailing adventure with The Moorings is easy! Simply explore online our range of destinations and choose the one that meets the sailing and landside activites you desire. Next search our yachts available at that destination and choose the one which meets your preferences. You will find a yacht availabilty search on the website in each destination. You can add options such as food, beverages and water toys. Then proceed to book your vacation online. Of course our Vacation Planning Specialists are ready to assist you in planning your bareboat sailing vacation and arranging flights, hotels, and land tours. Your adventure is just a mouse click away!
Our job is to assist planning your vacation, your job is to enjoy it.
We stand apart because in conjunction with our passion for delivering the best we operate our charter bases with the personal touch complemented by a strong philosophy that focuses expressly on assuring that you are satisfied and happy with your experience with us. Our scope ensures that we have the resources to deliver on the promises we make, and that starts with your first inquiry, extends to your time on the water, and continues when you sail with us again!
We offer the best sailing vacations in the world.
Imagine sailing in the destination of your dreams and it can easily become a reality on a bareboat yacht charter with The Moorings. Tropical paradises await you in the Caribbean, with a variety of destinations that include the British Virgin Islands, the Leeward Islands and famous St. Martin, or the Windward Islands to the east. A South Pacific adventure takes you to fabled Bora-Bora or the fabulous islands of Tonga. In the Mediterranean, you can sail in Greece, Italy, Turkey, and Croatia. Each cruising ground is unique, offering you the thrills of open-water passages or more laid-back and easy sailing. With The Moorings, you have your pick of the best sailing anywhere, and that’s as it should be.
The Moorings works closely with world-renowned yacht builders, Beneteau and Robertson & Caine to design and build yachts ideally suited for cruising. You’ve got dozens of models to choose from in lengths from 32 feet to over 55 feet. In fact today, The Moorings has the largest choice of catamaran charter yachts in tahe world. Luxury, comfort, sailing performance, and meticulous maintenance make the yachts in our fleet second to none. All boats are fully equipped with chartplotters, autopilots, and roller-furling headsails, CD players and many have TVs/DVD players. Some yachts also have shore powered air conditioning and our largest yachts include generators.
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Regarding my recent sailing, I would like to inform you that after many travels all around the world including Asia, Europe, North & Central America, the Caribbean and Africa, my trip with your company was the BEST vacation I have ever taken. The boat was wonderful... I cannot sing your praises enough. - Helen Martin
The service is second to none. The condition of the yacht and the knowledge of the staff prepared us for an amazing week at sea. The Moorings made us feel as if we had been chartering with them forever. - Joseph Pratt
Sailing a Moorings cat in the BVI is as relaxing and enjoyable as sailing can be...our sixth trip bareboating in BVI. - Fred Shearer
A Moorings Skipper or Cook is an excellent choice for professional guidance, and to allow you more time for rest and relaxation.
Increase your fun and arrange kayaks, fishing rods, windsurfers and more from The Moorings.
As a full service travel agency we can provide low negotiated rates with airline partners, hotels and protect your vacation with our Travel Insurance.
Discover the “True South Pacific” - Journey back in time to experience the Kingdom of Tonga’s authentic and compelling mix of centuries-old culture, history and traditions. Understand why Tonga’s relaxing combination of uncrowded, unhurried and undiscovered represents the “True South Pacific”.
Explore the beautiful Mediterranean and save this summer and fall. Save 5% on all charters in Greece & Croatia from May 1 to June 30, 2013 and from September 21 - October 27, 2013.
Save 5% on Greece bareboat charter from June 15 - July 13, 2013 on the Moorings 43.3!
Blend the delightful Dutch, the savior-faire French and the exotic native heritages in one of the most complete island experiences in the Caribbean, St. Martin! Enjoy up to 20% off* this idyllic destination full of charming towns, luxury marinas, secluded anchorages, gorgeous beaches and exciting underwater adventure!
Visit the land of passion and romance, history and culture, with sea waters of a thousand hues and brightly colored coral reefs. With up to 25% off* sailing monohulls in Procida, Bay of Naples or Tropea on the Calabrian peninsula, there is nothing holding you back!