Day Charters And Rentals

What is a ``Day Charter``?

Let your imagination run wild. A day charter can encompass anything from a snorkeling adventure, luxury dinner on the water, corporate gathering, sandbar parties, or water-sport activities. Day charters usually range from 4 to 8 hours on the water, the choice is yours on what you choose to do with your time.

What is a standard gratuity for the crew?

Standard gratuity for the crew is 10 to 20 percent. For your convenience, gratuity can be added to the charge for your charter at the time of contract.

How many people are allowed on a charter yacht?

The max amount of people that are allowed on a yacht charter are the charterer plus twelve guests.

What forms of payment do you accept?

FL Yacht Charters accepts the following form of payments; ACH, Wire, Cash, Checks, and Credit Cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and Amex).

Can I smoke on the yacht's?

Smoking is prohibited inside the yacht, there are however certain charters where smoking is permitted in designated areas.

Can I bring my pet on-board?

Pets are not permitted to be on charters, there are no exceptions.

What is the minimum number of hours for a day charter?

Minimum number of hours for a day charter is four hours.

Can we go to the Bahamas?

Yes you can go to the Bahamas, however this would require you to purchase a term charter. A day charter would not provide enough time for you to get the Bahamas and back.

Where do we board the vessel?

Upon completion of your contract with our sales agents, you will be provided with our boarding information. Boarding will be dependent upon the vessel, it will either be located in a marina or private dock and you will be notified well in advance of your travel.

Can I use the jet ski on the yacht?

Some water activities are included with the yacht; please inquire in advance of your charter. If you plan on drinking alcoholic beverages on your charter, we ask that you use the water sports equipment in advance of your consummation of such beverages.

Can I bring my fishing gear?

Fishing is not allowed on luxury yacht charters.

Can we bring our own food?

Typically you should consider bringing items that you would bring to a picnic, that do not need to be cooked. We suggest such items as snacks, beverages, sandwiches, lunches, etc.

Can we cook on-board?

No cooking is permitted on charters; upon booking the charter you can request that a chef be included.

What is the process to book a Day Charter?

The process of booking a day charter starts with one of our charter specialist who will find the yacht, destination, and vacation experience of your choosing. Once these items are selected you will then be sent a charter agreement for signature and payment processing.

What happens if the weather is bad?

We cannot control mother nature, most yachts can stay out of the bad weather or navigate around it. If conditions are deemed unsafe your charter can or will be rescheduled.

Do you have charter yachts for more than 12 passengers?

Our private yachts are mandated to only allow a maximum of 12. You can however contact us for party boats and dinner cruises as we do have options for both of these available.

What is included in the hourly charter rate?

Hourly charter rates include; the yacht, the crew, local cruising fuel, ice, soft drinks and our services

Can we view the yacht before we charter?

Yes, you can view the yacht before the charter, we do however require a refundable deposit.

Can we bring alcohol?

Yes, you can bring alcohol onboard; though the crew is not allowed to serve any beer, wine or liqueur to guests.

Do you cater food or drinks?

Catering is available for all of our luxury yachts; please inquire ahead of time if this is something that you require.

How do I know what yacht to charter?

Our yacht specialists will be happy to help you choose the right vessel for your needs.

How far in advance should we book?

Due to the high demand in volume we recommend you contact us as soon as you decide you are interested in scheduling a charter. Please keep in the mind the more advance notice you provide the larger selection of fleet you will have to chose from.

Can you provide a limo or party bus for transportation?

FL Yacht Charters prides ourselves in the relationships that we have developed in all of the local venues; we have partnerships with these services and can provide you with a list of options.

What happens if we arrive late for our charter?

Charter times are to be promptly abided by, there are captains and crews that are there to service you. They will wait for you to arrive, however it will be deducted from your charter time.

Can I charter the boat without a captain on-board?

No, our luxury yachts are required to have licensed captains to charter the boat.

What is there to do on a charter?

There are many activities to do on a charter, some ideas include; cruising, sandbars, restaurants, sunbathing, watersport activities, relaxing, etc. For detailed daily charter activities please click here.

Do I have to pay sales tax?

Yes sales tax is to be paid depending on where you charter, in most cases state sales tax is required.

What happens if I have to cancel my charter?

Charter cancellations are possible depending on how far in advance we are notified and the terms and conditions of your charter agreement. Please contact us as soon as you are certain you have to cancel your rental or charter.