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Charter Extras

Charter Extras

The Moorings offers a wide range of charter options to choose from and services to help make your vacation easy and unforgettable. Regardless of your experience, you can charter with The Moorings on our custom-built fleet in any or all of our breathtaking worldwide destinations. 

All provisioning orders should be placed no later than 7 to 14 days prior to the charter start date.

View the sections below to find your ideal charter style, essential extras for your trip, important details & policies, and more…

The Moorings Charter Options and Extras

Travel Services

St Martin airplane 2018

The Moorings is a full service travel agency and can help you arrange all travel services and advise you on the easiest and quickest manner to arrive at your vacation destination.  We are able to provide you with low prices on commercial and private charter flights, arrange hotel rooms and land tours, and in many locations, book land and ferry transfers from the closest airport to our base.  

Please contact your Vacation Planning Specialist to take advantage of this valuable service!

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Sleep Aboard

watching the sunset in the bahamas

The Sleep Aboard option is a great way to customize your charter based around your travel schedule, while saving money. If you will arrive at your destination late in the afternoon, book a Sleep Aboard to stay on board your yacht at the marina that evening rather than paying for a full day of charter. This option allows you to settle into your new home on the water that evening, so you can get an early start the next day.

Contact your Vacation Planning Specialist to arrange a Sleep Aboard on your charter, or add it upon checkout if booking online.

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Prepaid Fuel Option


Pre-pay your fuel ahead of time with our Fuel Package option and eliminate the worry about refueling your yacht upon return. The price of your fuel package is dependent on the location and number of days booked, this option is only available for bareboat charters in the Mediterranean. Please note if you use less fuel than the package outlines you will not get a refund on the unused amount. Discuss this pre-paid fuel option with your vacation planner to see which package is right for you.

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Hire a Skipper, a Cook, or both

Skipper Packages

Add a Skipper 

Find more time to enjoy your charter when you hire a Moorings Skipper.

A skipper is a fully qualified and professional captain. They will have hundreds of hours’ experience in sailing many different types and sizes of yachts. They are often local to your chosen destination and come with a wealth of knowledge to make your vacation truly special. 

A charter with the option of a Moorings Skipper is an excellent choice if you have never chartered before, want to book a yacht that’s larger than you’re comfortable handling, or simply want more time for rest and relaxation. With years of cruising experience and a wealth of local knowledge, our Skippers are the ideal guides to your cruising area.  

  • Bareboat Skippered Charters – offers more flexibility and are available in ALL our stunning destinations on any yacht in our fleet. This is also available in the destinations where we offer our skippered charter packages. 
  • Skippered Charter Package – is currently ONLY available in the British Virgin Islands and includes the skipper, skipper provisioning, and Wi-Fi. 

Visit our skippered yacht charters page to learn more about adding a skipper to your charter vacation.  

*Please ensure a cook and/or skipper get their own cabin on your yacht. Contact a Vacation Planner to request. 

Charter Extras

Add a Cook/ Chef 

Find more time to enjoy your charter when you hire a Moorings Cook. 

Let us take all of the work out of cooking and serving the meals, including cleanup in the common areas and the galley, by hiring a local cook, leaving you even more time to spend with your family and friends sailing, snorkeling, or simply relaxing. 

Bareboat Charter with Cook – Everyone loves to eat well when sailing, but not everyone enjoys working in the galley. Your Moorings charter cook helps you out by taking on all of your cooking chores from stowing provisions, to cooking and serving meals, to washing up afterwards. When you add a cook to your Moorings bareboat charter, you get more than just delicious meals prepared from the best local ingredients. You get time — time to spend with your family and friends sailing, snorkeling, or simply relaxing. 

*Please ensure a cook and/or skipper get their own cabin on your yacht. Contact a Vacation Planner to request. 

*Please note, when adding a cook to a bareboat charter, the cook will prepare all the food and clean dishes on board, however, the customer is still responsible for provisioning the boat, unlike the crewed charter where the boat will be provisioned for you. 

By-the-Cabin Crewed Charters

Add a full Crew 

Find more time to enjoy your charter when you hire a Moorings Crew, this includes a Skipper and Cook. 

A crewed yacht charter is a type of private charter where a Captain and Chef team join you aboard your yacht for the duration of your sailing vacation.  

Your crew will be there to cater for your every need, from navigating the waters and leading you to your next destination, to serving up fresh, delicious meals and refreshing drinks throughout the day. They will cook, clean, and sail so that you can enjoy the most relaxing vacation possible. 

*When adding crew to a bareboat, remember that your crew will require berths and provisions for the duration of your charter. Since there are a limited number of cabins aboard each of our yachts, please be certain that the number of people in your party PLUS the number of crew you intend to hire does not exceed the maximum for the boat you would like to charter.  

*Please ensure the crew get their own cabin on your yacht. Contact a Vacation Planner to request a crew. 

Crewed Yachts In the Caribbean

Add a Host/ess 

Host/ess’ will be responsible for the daily housekeeping, ensuring the communal areas and guest cabins are kept clean and tidy. You can expect them to professionally serve you during mealtimes, and to serve drinks (including mouth-watering cocktails) and snacks to keep you going as you explore. They will be the host for any parties, activities, or excursions and will have an abundance of knowledge of the surrounding area so be sure to ask lots of questions! They may also help the crew out with water sports and deck work and will be making sure you’re having an incredible time during your charter with The Moorings. 

*For crewed charters with more than 8 guests, an additional steward/ess (also known as a host/ess) may be provided (in addition to the Captain and Chef), however, this is subject to availability.  

*This is also an option for some bareboat locations, again, this is subject to availability. 

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Provisioning Services

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All provisioning orders should be placed no later than 7 days prior to the charter start date, and 14 days prior if departing to The British Virgin Islands.

Make the most of your time on vacation by letting The Moorings take the hassle out of provisioning your yacht. With our personalized provisioning service, you can opt to select from select food and beverage packages or purchase your items a-la-carte. We’ll do the grocery and deliver your provisioning to your yacht for you, saving you precious time and money when you arrive for your vacation. 

Speak to a Vacation Planner or visit our Provisioning Services page to learn more.

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Watersports Rentals

father and son paddleboarding in the bvi

Take your adventure at sea to the next level with a variety of watersports options. Kayaks, Paddleboards, and Diving gear are the perfect way to explore all that your vacation destination has to offer. We strongly recommend ordering your watersports equipment ahead of time to ensure availability when you arrive. We are unable to provide masks and snorkels to our customers, fins are available if you wish to use them. 

Contact your Vacation Planner to add watersports items to your charter, or be sure to add them to your reservation when checking out online. Visit our Watersports Rentals page to view all of our items available for rent.

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Wi-Fi Internet


The Moorings is proud to include Free Wi-Fi on all Exclusive and Exclusive Plus models, and all-inclusive Crewed Yachts in select destinations worldwide*, including the British Virgin Islands, Thailand, the Seychelles, and all Mediterranean locations (excluding Italy). Wi-Fi is also available for rent on our Club model yachts in participating destinations.

Contact your Vacation Planning Specialist for more information or to add.

*Internet connectivity and speed may vary within cruising grounds.

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Travel Insurance


Your health and safety matter most. For that reason, we suggest you purchase travel insurance when making your travel plans, so you have complete peace of mind.

You can arrange your travel insurance when you pay your deposit or any time before the final payment is made.

View Redpoint Travel Insurance’s Harbor Plan, which provides coverage for things like trip cancellation, interruption due to unforeseen events including accidental injury or illness, medical expenses, coverage for missed airline connections, and more. Plus, review upgraded insurance options that enable cancellation for any reason when quoting with Redpoint. (Please note, this upgrade can only be purchased within 14 days of initial trip payment/deposit.)

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Renport Electronics – BVI Exclusive

Electronics Rental in the BVI

Renport is conveniently located on-site at The Moorings base in Tortola, and offers portable electronics, entertainment and communication packages to The Moorings guests chartering in the British Virgin Islands.

A Moorings Vacation Planner can assist in adding electronics to your charter. View the Renport Electronics Rental Form(link sends e-mail) for available items.

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Gift Certificates

St Martin Geoffrey Ragatz 2014

Yacht charter vacations make unforgettable gifts and are the perfect way to celebrate  birthday s, retirement, anniversaries, and all your special moments. Gift certificates may be applied to your next charter booking, optional extras and more. 

Guests may purchase gift certificates by speaking with a Vacation Planner today at (800) 416-0820.

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The Moorings Merchandise

The Moorings Merchandise Online Store

Our The Moorings Merchandise Store(link sends e-mail) offers fun, sun-protective, and useful items for you and your crew. You can find tumblers, water bottles, beach bags, shirts, caps, and much more in our online portal.

Select the perfect gift for an upcoming vacation or a souvenir to remember the good times.

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