Bareboat Yacht Charters

  • BAREBOAT YACHT CHARTER

    At first look, chartering a boat overseas appears to be roughly similar to hiring a car. There are different models to accommodate your needs. There are costs associated with a roomier interior and a premium on some brands. You’ll need to book ahead and think about where you want to pick up and drop off. Sound’s easy, right?

    Arranging bareboat charters can be a bit tricky without an experienced eye. Invariably, your plans will involve more than just yourself and your partner and, aside from picking a destination, there are numerous other things that you will have to consider.

    What’s the best time to go? Should the itinerary be a circuit or is it better to arrange a one-way trip? What about charter formalities - skipper’s qualifications, technical back-up, provisioning and security? How old is the boat and is it in good condition? The list goes on and there are many traps for inexperienced players. The moral of the story is that it’s better to get good advice first.

    Once you’ve made the decision to take a charter yacht on your own we can make all the arrangements for you. We’ve cruised the destinations extensively, chartered the yachts, eaten in the restaurants and danced in the bars so we know what to expect.

    We will help you select vessels sized from 32 – 58 feet in length – sailing yachts, sailing catamarans and power catamarans. We offer quality charter yachts in the Mediterranean, Caribbean, South Pacific and the Indian Ocean. We select only the operators who meet our strict criteria for fleet management, maintenance standards and service ethics.


    So, which yacht is best for me? Just ask us, we’re here to help:

     

    • Find the right yacht to match your requirements and budget
    • Ensure the yacht is fully equipped to meet your needs
    • Put together personalised sailing itineraries and impart invaluable local knowledge – secluded bays, off the beaten track towns, restaurants, bars, shopping spots and more
    • Answer the questions you haven’t even thought to ask yet
    • Make sure your charter is as hassle-free as possible
    • Have a great sailing holiday without the worry

    If you are still unsure whether a bareboat charter is for you then why not check out our famous fun rallies and take the hassle out of your holiday planning. Enjoy the social atmosphere of the rally in iconic destinations.

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  • Turkey

    With kilometer after kilometer of coastline, with three different seas surrounding three sides; Tukey is a superb sailing destination.

    The shores are laced with beaches, bays, coves, ports, islands and peninsulas. There are high rocky mountains , green valleys, lakes, rivers and waterfalls. There are unique rambling archaeological sites to explore.  A flourishing hotel and tourist infrastructure and an ancient tradition of hospitality greet the visitor. Read more
    Turkey

    Greece

    Boasting over 20,000 km of coastline and approximately 1,400 islands, 227 of which are inhabited, this is a great sailing destination. Each island displays its own unique flavour and proud heritage. Most are barren and rocky but some surprise the visitor with fertile valleys where figs, grapes, olives and vegetables are farmed.
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    Croatia

    With over a thousand islands and 4,000 km of coastline, the Adriatic is one of the best cruising destinations in the world. This area averages over 2,600 hours of sunshine per year and has an impressive chain of immaculately clean full service marinas with water, electricity,  super markets and laundry facilities - it really is hard to beat. Read more
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    Italy

    From Sicily in the south to Elba in the north the western shores of Italy offer a wonderful cruising destination.
    When cruising the Tuscan coast cross between the coast and through the islands of Elba and Giglio 10 miles away. Harbours are slightly sparser along this coast, which includes the major port of Livorno as well as marinas at Marina di Carrara, Viareggio, Salivoli, Talamone, Santo Stefano, Punta Ala Marina, Porto Ercole and Marina di Cala Galera.
    The Tyrrhenian Coast is the most populated part of the Italian shoreline, including the major cities of Rome and Naples. The Pontine Islands of Ponza, Ventotene, Ischia, can lead into a cruise along the Amalfi Coast and take in Capri. Read more
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    France

    The French Riviera from Marseille to Monaco attracts artists, tourists and sailors alike. The food, wine and service, unashamedly French, are second to none. Antibes, St Tropez, Cannes, Nice, Monaco and Ville Franche all open their doors to the season of tourists. The Mediterranean climate and wonderful sailing weather makes a yacht the perfect way to enjoy the high life or alternatively find quiet bays and anchorages which also exist in the area.

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    Australia

    Stories of the traditional owners of the land, tell how Australia was created by the movement of the Rainbow Serpent. This vast and beautiful continent is woven with such diverse environments, flaura and fauna that you will not be restricted by what to do when considering your holiday experience. You can choose anything, from a wild adventure holiday, to a pampered relaxing holiday. Most people find their only limitation is time, and many extend their stay.

    Sailing with us in Australia and you could sail the famous Sydney Harbour or the tropical, northerly Whitsundays. Mariner has also partnered up with an excellent cruise provider to offer small ship tours into the Kimberly; a wild and ancient landcsape like no other on earth. Read more
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    New Zealand

    Known by locals as "God's own country", New Zealand's land leaps out of the water and rises with green flanks towards the sky. This is the place where fairy tales are made and certainly fairy tale holidays. The Bay of Islands is the most popular cruising destination with hundreds of secluded islands and bays to explore. Read more
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    Tahiti

    French Polynesia is a scattering of 118 islands; four major achipelagos spread out in an area roughly the size of Europe. Papeete on Tahiti is the capital.

    The Society Islands which include Raiatea, Huahine, Bora Bora, and Tahaa are the most popular sailing grounds in Tahiti. These islands are about four hour sail apart in open seas and then a sheltering reef surrounds each island making a relaxing cruising holiday option.

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    Tonga

    Dramatic deep-water drop-offs sit side by side with brilliant shallow lagoons, safe anchorages, secluded coves and a near perfect climate for year-round sailing. Tonga offers travellers stripped back unspoiled experience.

    Aside from sailing, try game fishing, snorkel or dive in the warm clear water, experience illuminated remote sea caves, coral gardens and shipwrecks. From June to November share the warm waters with gentle Humpback whales that calve here. Swimming Swimming with these creatures is a once in a lifetime opportunity!

    Ashore there are small eco resorts, a game fishing lodge and Fales’ (traditional Polynesian huts) to choose from. There is a feeling of remoteness and exclusivity with these resorts, no 5 star chain hotels or high rise building in Tonga - it’s a simple unadulterated tropical island experience.


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    Thailand

    A sailing holiday in Thailand gives you access to the buzz and activilty of places like Phuket and still be able to retreat to quite islolated places. You can tour through neighbouring countries to get a feel for the melting pot of cultures that makes this region unique or there is plenty to see just pottering around these lush island groups.  Read more
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    Malaysia

    Langkawi is the largest island in Malaysia and is situated on the north east coast just south of Thailand. It makes for the perfect starting point or finishing point for a “one way” sailing holiday!  

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    Antigua and Barbuda

    Horatio Nelson first established Britain’s most important Caribbean base on Antigua. The Royal Navy then set up a British colony here. Antigua has a complex coastline of safe harbours, and a protective wall of coral reef. These reefs, once the bane of marauding enemy ships, now attract snorkelers and scuba divers from all over the world Read more
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    Bahamas

    The Bahamas consist of 700 islands scattered over 100 square miles, and are located 80Kms off the coast of Florida. The archipelago boasts the clearest water on the planet, with a visibility of over 200 feet! 
    Both the New Providence and Paradise islands are abundant with bustling boutique shops, restaurants for fine dining, fish markets and water sports.
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    Belize

    Belize located in Central America is the only English and Spanish speaking nation immediately south of Mexico. There are numerous important Mayan Ruins and Temples to explore and the Aguacaliente Wildlife Sanctuary, which borders the Mayan Indian Reservations and forest reserves. The sanctuary consists of three freshwater lagoons and two hot springs. It acts as a reservoir for waters supplying most of the tributaries flowing into the Moho River.

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    British Virgin Islands

    The BVI’s offer sailors safe, secluded anchorages, interesting culture, plenty of waterside restaurants and good sailing weather conditions. There are about 50 separate islands in the protected and peaceful cruising area of the BVI’s.

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    Cuba

    Cuba is  testing located at the entrance of the Gulf of Mexico. Havana, the capital, teems with life and activity, art, colour, music and culture.

    Varadero beach is considered the most beautiful beach and the pride of Cuba. For nature lovers, the Great Natural Park of Montemar provides ample opportunity for sea diving and exploring sunken caves.

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    Guadeloupe

    An archipelago located in the eastern Caribbean Sea, in the Leeward group of islands, it comprises island Basse-Terre, Grande-Terre, La Désirade, Les Saintes and Marie-Galante. The islands offer modern cities, rainforests, sun-drenched beaches, attractive architecture and friendly locals.


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    Grenada

    This is the 'Spice Isle' of the Caribbean with plantations of sugar, cocoa and nutmeg, rum distilleries and wine estates scattered over the island. With a mountainous interior and an irregular coastline marked by many small bays and inlets it offers several secluded and private beaches and perfect anchoring for sailors.


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    St Vincent and the Grenadines

    The Grenadine Islands lie between St Lucia and Grenada in the Windward Islands of the Eastern Caribbean chain. It consists of 33 islands and cays. The dramatic scenery, excellent cruising conditions and line of sight sailing make it an attractive proposition for sailors - but keep a weather eye out for strong winds.


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    USA

    Join us in the big, wild USA, where you can wrestle with rapids, or massive waves. Mariner Boating holidays can hook you up with a large fish in Alaska or a yacht, sailing the blue waters of the relaxing Pacific North West.   Read more
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    Mexico

    The Sea of Cortez has as many as 340 days of sunlight every year, its depths exceed two miles in some places, and the currents moving within it carry a rich cargo of plankton throughout the ecosystem, supporting California sea lions, sea rays, dolphins, and more than 500 species of tropical fish. Twelve species of whales, including the blue whale, the largest animal on Earth, breed in these waters. Few other places on the planet are as biologically diverse and unique.
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    Maldives

    Famous for deep blue seas, reefs, white sandy beaches and palm destination offers luxurious island getaways for a special experience.


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    Mauritius

    Located approximately 2000 kilometres off the south eastern coast of Africa and east of Madagascar, great for diving and fishing this is also a resort location. The temperature on the coast varies between 22°C in winter and 34°C in summer. Mauritius offers a few world class spas, secluded beaches and several golf courses.


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    Seychelles

    115 granite and coral islands lie off the east coast of Africa in the western Indian Ocean. Seychelles is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the legendary Vallée de Mai on and fabled Aldabra, the world’s largest raised coral atoll.  Read more
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    Is there anything on top of the charter that we need to pay for?


    There are plenty of little extras that you may need or want and we are here to help you make those decisions.

    A few examples of things

    • Outboard engine
    • Extra bed linen
    • Bath towels
    • One way charter fees
    • Skipper and/or hostess
    • Marina Berthing and mooring fees
    • End of charter cleaning
    • Fuel
    • Food and Beverage provisioning
    • Spinnakers
  • 37-foot Monohull

    Typically this size monohull would be the smallest that we would suggest for comfortable cruising. Usually with 2 cabins and 1 head, this arrangement would be perfect for a couple or two couples who don't mind sharing a bathroom. While a boat this size may be smaller than most charter yachts, there are some advantages when looking for a berth and short-handed sailing.

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    • Length: 11.34m
    • Draft: 1.95m
    • Cabins: 2
    • Berths: 4
    • Heads: 1
    Avg. AUD$3095/week

    41-foot Monhull

    This is also a common size found in charter fleets. With more interior room than the smaller boats this is a good size for 6 people who don't feel the extra room of a 45 footer or larger. This size is ideal for cost savings for 6 people but also is a nice step up for a crew of 4 that wants a bit more space.

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    • Length: 12.43m
    • Draft: 2.05m
    • Cabins: 3
    • Berths: 6
    • Heads: 2
    Avg. AUD$3740/week

    44-foot Monohull

    This is a very common size and can be found in most charter fleets. There are many different layouts and is ideal for 4 to 6 people. These boats are usually a bit easier to handle when shorthanded yet roomy enough to be comfortable with 3 couples.

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    • Length: 13.74m
    • Draft: 2.03m
    • Cabins: 3 - 4
    • Berths: 6
    • Heads: 2
    Avg. AUD$4405/week

    50-foot Monohull

    The 50 footer is a perfect size for 6 people but can accomodate more if you like a snooze in the main salon. There are many different layouts available depending on the supplier but 3 cabins and 2 heads is a common combination. With plenty of room and storage, this size yacht is best sailed with 4 to 6 people.

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    • Length: 50
    • Draft: 1.9m
    • Cabins: 3
    • Berths: 6
    • Heads: 2
    Avg. AUD$6115/week

    53-foot Monohull

    Once in this size range, the layouts become significantly more roomy. Typically there would be 3 or 4 cabins and 3 or 4 heads. This is a great size for 6 to 8 people and we'd recommend a minimum of 4 to safely handle and berth. This is a very popular size and can be found in most Mediterannean fleets.

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    • Length: 16.06m
    • Draft: 2.28m
    • Cabins: 3 - 4
    • Berths: 6 - 8
    • Heads: 3 - 4
    Avg. AUD$6855/week

    38-foot Catamaran

    Typically with 4 cabins and 2 heads, this is a common size in catamaran fleets. With a beam of nearly 6.5m, there is plenty of deck space for the crew and storage for your kit. This is also a manageable size for a couple.

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    • Length: 11.43m
    • Draft: 1.05m
    • Cabins: 3
    • Berths: 6
    • Heads: 2
    Avg. AUD$5798/week

    41-foot Catamaran

    This is a step up in size from the smaller cats. It's a good size for 6 to 8 people and can easily be handled by 2 to 4 crew.  There is plenty of space with almost 7m of beam.

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    • Length: 12.58m
    • Draft: 2.1m
    • Cabins: 4
    • Berths: 8
    • Heads: 2
    Avg. AUD$5922/week

    44-foot Catamaran

    At 44 feet, this is significant step up in size. There are different layouts available but most can comfortably accomodate 6 to 8 people. More often than not, there is one head for each cabin. With well over 7m of beam there will be plenty of deck space for stretching out.

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    • Length: 12.98m
    • Draft: 1.27m
    • Cabins: 3 - 4
    • Berths: 6 - 8
    • Heads: 3 - 4
    Avg. AUD$8958/week

    47 Foot Catamaran

    Typically with three cabins, a 47 footer can easily accommodate six people in comfort. Cats in this range can have nearly 8m in beam and, coupled with a good deal of headroom below, a boat this size is quite roomy above and below decks. Usally there is a head for each cabin. Despite the size, these boats are well set-up for short handed sailing.

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    • Length: 14.03m
    • Draft: 1.1m - 2.5m
    • Cabins: 4
    • Berths: 8
    • Heads: 4
    Avg. AUD$7970/week
  • …thank you for organising our sail in Croatia for us. It was absolutely fantastic. The boat was wonderful, all the ports were great and the scenery was delightful.

    Croatia Bareboat Charter 2004

    Liz Kelly
    Destination: Mediterranean

    To plan a holiday with four completely unknown people from the other side of the world is a little daunting, but within hours of sailing from Athens it was if we had known them all our lives.

    It was our holiday of a lifetime and we would like to thank you…

    Greece Bareboat Charter 1999

    Warwick & Trish Wrangles
    Destination: Mediterranean

    …thank you for handling our arrangements in regard to our travel… Things went very smoothly and we were delighted by it all – largely due to the information you kindly gave us.

    Bareboat Yacht Charter 1999

    Janet Norgate

    Thank you for organising such a great trip for us. We all had such a good time. …We went to some wonderful places that you could not experience without a boat. We particularly enjoyed the boat part of the holiday, it was better than we imagined.

    Tahiti Bareboat Yacht Charter 2002

    Alice Lydement
    Destination: South Pacific

    Tonga was a fantastic sailing destination. …We sailed alongside humpback whales and one literally swam under the Cat!

    Tonga Bareboat Charter 2004

    Michael J Williams
    Destination: South Pacific
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