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Skippered Charters FAQ’s

Skippered Charters FAQ's

How does a skippered charter work?

You choose the pace you want to set and your own itinerary with the help of the skipper’s sailing expertise and knowledge of the cruising grounds. You can get as involved as you would like with the sailing or if you would rather relax and take in the stunning surroundings – it’s completely up to you.

All you need to do is provide your skipper with their own cabin and ensure there is food and drink provisions on board for both you and your skipper. You can choose to invite your skipper to join you at mealtimes or enjoy quality time with your friends and family on board. In some locations you can also pre-pay for the skippers provisioning.


What are the skippers responsible for?

What is your skipper not responsible for? 


What does the skippered charter package include?

What does a bareboat skippered charter include?


Gratuity and industry expectations? 

For a skippered charter package, a gratuity is expected, per week. The amount is at your discretion and is appreciated. For excellent service please feel free to tip a percentage of the total charter cost.

For a bareboat skippered charter, a gratuity of 15-20% of the skipper fee is appreciated for excellent service however some customers feel it appropriate to tip at a percentage of the overall charter price for outstanding service. 

This is entirely at your discretion.

Your ideal destination doesn’t offer the skippered charter package, or it is unavailable?

Not to worry, you can still enjoy a skippered charter with us. You can hire a skipper through adding this on to your bareboat charter. Although you won’t receive the inclusions of the skippered charter package, you can add these on to your booking too. 

What if I only want a skipper for the day?

Bareboat skippered charters are fully flexible and enable you to add a skipper for the duration of your choosing depending on your needs. You can hire them for the day or for the duration of your charter, speak to your vacation planner to ensure you have the support you need. 

Please note: If you are booking the skippered charter package, the skipper will be with you for the whole of your charter. Hiring a skipper for a shorter duration may not be possible in all destinations, please confirm this with your vacation planner. 

To find out more about what to expect on a skippered charter, please read our blogs.


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