Anyone can charter a yacht. No experience is necessary, the cheapest and most affordable way is chartering with a skipper. That’s not to say if you have sailing experience, even the ability to hire a skipper, you might not still choose to do so. Like some that hire chauffeurs, many can in fact drive, yet want to maximise their time away, or even learn from someone more experienced. A skipper is often so many other things, a translator, and local guide, and if your lucky, a great fisherman, storyteller and even a chef.
Chartering with a Skipper is a fairly straightforward transaction, but there are some things you will need to know. We also recommend you read our blog What is a Skippered Charter (new window).
Using our years of experience, we have collected our top 10 things you must know before you go ahead and hire a skipper or captain for a trip.
This detailed guide will take you through everything you need to know about chartering with a skipper on a yacht charter.