Yacht charter holidays have rightly earned the reputation as the most unforgettable holiday experiences in the world, combining one-of-a-kind destinations with privacy, first class service and an unbeatable luxury setting. With a charter yacht, you can make your vacation anything you want from mild to wild, and change it again overnight. Wherever you charter in the world, a luxury yacht is the ideal way to have your fun and take it with you. Yacht vacation is one of the most unforgettable, luxurious, exclusive and liberating holiday experiences you can ever imagine.
Our goal is to ensure that from the moment you step on board, you will feel welcome and completely at ease. Our charter yachts come with professionally trained crews, who will be fully briefed and ready to meet your needs and desires.
A yacht charter holiday vacation gives you some benefits:
A yacht charter is different to any other luxury vacation. Whether you want some precious family time, a romantic escape, a crazy island adventure, or partying with your friends along Mediterranean, a yacht will take you there in luxury and privacy and deliver the memories to keep you smiling until the next voyage.
Discovering new islands surrounded by friends and family, a superyacht charter is the height of escape. Experience a level of service and comfort that is unsurpassed, in settings beyond the reach of most. Step on board of San Nikola Yachts and you will never look back.
With a carefully hand-picked crew on board, service levels on yachts are unmatched, offering a six-star service experience from start to finish. Prior to your charter commencing, all your personal preferences will be taken into consideration to ensure that every last detail is to your exact liking. Should you require further bespoke crew on board, whether a specialist masseuse, trainer, holistic therapist, nanny or diving instructor etc , this can easily be arranged by us.
You have chartered the perfect luxury yacht with wonderful professional crew in a great location what next?
One of the most important aspects of chartering a private yacht with friends and family is the luxury yacht cuisine. You will be eating breakfast, lunch, dinner onboard and everything in-between, including fresh fruit smoothies, tea time delights, cocktails every day and we at San Nikola know how important is accommodating you and your guests wants and needs on a daily bases. If you want Classic French, Mediterranean, Italian, Asian, Japanese or a good American BBQ ,chefs will be able to show off their skills. How and when do you like your coffee or tea in the morning, it will be delivered to your cabin or to the aft deck if you prefer an early morning swim first, these are the details that makes the luxury yacht cuisine perfectly tailored to your needs.
Whether you are looking for the vibrant energy of a city, a remote escape away from the hustle and bustle of the world, or a mixture of both there is a destination and a yacht to suit everyone. Unlike land-based holidays, travelling by yacht allows you to enjoy a huge variety of locations and experiences all from the same luxury base without limiting yourself to one or two destinations.
Charter rates are quoted per week. Charters spanning for more or less than seven days are calculated pro-rata against the weekly rate (divided by seven or six respectively and multiplied by the number of charter days). Charters commence from noon onwards on the first day and terminate by noon on the last day
The combination of freedom and accomplishment that you get on a boat is a powerful, nearly addictive force. Which is why people who charter a boat once tend to do it time after time, and won’t settle for a hotel room when they can have the entire sea as their vacation home!
Choosing the right yacht and planning the itinerary for a pleasant yachting experience should be a smooth and exciting experience but sometimes can be complicated. Therefore, our professional consultants are available to help you select the right yacht, plan your itinerary and help arrange all logistics before, during and after your trip. We are committed to make this process easy, in a way that you don’t have to think about details, but just tell us what you prefer, and we’ll make sure to provide it to the tinniest detail.
Charter rates (prices) are usually provided per week. If you would like to charter a boat for more than one week, the charter weekly rate should be divided by seven and multiplied by the number of charter days. If you would like to charter a boat for less than a week than the weekly rate are divided by six and multiplied by the number of charter days. Some yachts have high season rates that apply to the most popular charter periods and low season rates that apply to all other periods.
It is not obligatory to charter a yacht for the full week. You can choose to charter the yacht for less than a week or longer.
You can choose to charter the yacht for as long as you wish, depending of course on the yacht’s availability. A typical luxury yacht charter is booked for one or a few weeks, however different yachts offer different options. Some yachts are available for daily charters (cruise or static) and you can even look into hosting an event on board. Other yachts are available for annual charters, for those who wish to enjoy a trip around the world.
Yes, you can select the date that your charter will start depending always on the yacht’s availability.
In the charter rates is included the yacht with crew service, itinerary planning and all necessary equipment. Rates do not include VAT, provisioning, fuel charges, canal fees, harbor dues, local taxes and specific marina fees. If embarkation and/or disembarkation take place at a different location from the yacht's home port, delivery/return fees and expenses will also be charged.
At SNY we believe that each yacht has something of its own; our team will assist and work closely with you to help you find the yacht that best fits your style. Screen our selected fleet of yachts and choose the one that suits best your needs and preferences. You can also contact one of our Charter Yacht Consultants who will help you select the ideal yacht for you. Our team has an in-depth knowledge of all the varieties of boats that we provide and can assist you with custom-made recommendations based on your needs and preferences.
Our team of professional charter consultants are available to help you select the right yacht, plan your itinerary and help arrange all logistics before, during and after your trip. Send an inquiry about the yacht that you are interested in through our online form or contact one of our Charter Yacht consultants directly.
All charters are subject to a fully executed contract. Once the availability of your chosen yacht has been verified, you will receive a Charter Agreement, with a request for a deposit to secure the booking. The Charter Agreement defines the terms and conditions, obligations and rights of each party.
According to the agreement, if you decide to cancel your charter the owner may retain your deposit or the entire charter fee; this depends on the timing you will communicate your cancelation. If you cancel after you have submitted your deposit but before the final installment is due, the owner party is entitled to keep your deposit. If you have already paid the entire charter fee, the owner party is entitled to keep the full amount but will return the Advance Provisioning Allowance. Should you decide to cancel your charter, make sure to talk to your SNY Consultant as we can help negotiate with the owner party to find an alternative date for your charter.
Let your Charter Consultant know the destinations that you would like to visit. Yachts are usually located at a specific location, but most of them are available for charter in the wider area. The speed of your yacht, weather conditions and availability in a particular marina are all factors that will determine the exact locations and number of ports that you can visit during your trip. Entering certain countries may be restricted by the yacht’s flag. Also, make sure that you have the appropriate visa permits to enter the countries you intend to visit. You should also keep in mind that if embarkation and/or disembarkation take place away from the yacht's home port, delivery/return fees and expenses will also be charged.
Yes, you are allowed to use all the facilities on the yacht and enjoy it as if it was your own.
In most countries a license is necessary in order to use certain water toys (e.g. jet skis, wave runners and other mechanically propelled watercraft) and there may be an age limit. Certain areas prohibit the use of motorized water toys altogether. To use the yacht’s SCUBA diving equipment, if available, a certified PADI license or equivalent is necessary. If you do not have the required certificates, our team can usually arrange for an instructor to come onboard the yacht during your charter.
As per safety regulations, smoking in cabins is prohibited on all yachts. For the outdoor spaces of the yacht, it varies from yacht to yacht, please check with your Charter Consultant.
Crew gratuities are not obligatory, but it’s customary to leave 10% to 20% of the total charter fee, upon discretion and based on satisfaction. The best way to make sure that all crew members are recognized equally is to entrust the distribution of gratuities to the captain or your charter consultant.
Every detail counts. Several weeks before your charter begins, your SNY Charter Consultant will reach out to you and ask you to fill out a detailed questionnaire including all preferences and special requirements for members of your party. This sheet will cover dietary preferences, medical requirements, details on any allergies, favorite activities, sporting and entertainment requests. Knowing your preferences will enable us and the crew to make sure that you have everything that you need on board and that you have an unforgettable experience.
Just let your Charter Consultant know and we will work with the Captain and crew to have any arrangements taken care of.
Accidents may happen when it’s least expected so it’s always best to be prepared. The Charter Liability insurance provides cover for situations where guests are liable for damage caused to their charter yacht – including the hull, tenders/toys, interior furnishings and other equipment – or to third parties. While as charterers and / or guests you may be covered under the yacht owner's liability policy, this extra cover allows you to completely relax and enjoy your holiday, knowing you are fully protected when chartering an expensive yacht.Your Charter Broker will put you in touch with SNY’s expert insurance team, who will create a policy to suit your exact needs.
Despite our best intentions, sometimes life gets in the way and we need to cancel our holiday plans. Trip Cancellation Insurance helps to protect a charter travel investment from the unexpected, with affordable premiums and minimal paperwork. As a charterer and/or guest you may cancel your booked trip for any reason and may be reimbursed for part of your pre-paid fee. Your Charter Broker will put you in touch with SNY’s expert insurance team, who will create a policy to suit your exact needs based on your charter plans.