Frequently Asked Questions
- WHAT’S INCLUDED IN A LUXURY ALL-INCLUSIVE YACHT CHARTER?
- WHAT WILL OUR ITINERARY BE?
- CAN WE CUSTOMIZE OUR MENU?
- WHAT FACILITIES ARE ON BOARD?
- ARE LUXURY CREWED YACHT CHARTERS FAMILY-FRIENDLY?
- HOW MUCH CAN I EXPECT TO PAY FOR A LUXURY ALL-INCLUSIVE YACHT CHARTER?
- HOW DO THE BOOKING PROCESS AND PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTS WORK?
- WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?
- SHOULD I GET TRIP CANCELLATION INSURANCE?
- WHAT ARE THE CANCELLATION TERMS?
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN A LUXURY ALL-INCLUSIVE YACHT CHARTER?
Your package will include the following:
Your Yacht: Top quality accommodation, bedding, towels and amenities.
Your Crew: an experienced professional Captain and gourmet Chef. Larger yachts may also have a deckhand and hostess.
Food and Beverages: Gourmet 5* meals, snacks, beverages, standard ship’s bar.
Activities: all charters include on-deck water sport activities; some charters also include scuba diving, yoga instruction and massage therapy.Back to top
WHAT WILL OUR ITINERARY BE?
Travelling with Horizon means you'll get a taste of the true Caribbean and, with one of our Captains on board, you have the added luxury of visiting many areas in the BVI that are "out of bounds" to bareboat fleets.
Prefer quiet spots and being off the beaten track? How about discovering the natural gems on offer, including flamingoes, turtles, vibrant coral reefs? Want to sample the best local restaurants, bars and Caribbean nightlife? Or do you have a special occasion to celebrate in that perfect spot? Let us know and we'll put together the perfect, bespoke itinerary, travelling in some of the most spectacular cruising grounds in the world!Back to top
WHAT FACILITIES ARE ON BOARD?
You will have your own cabin with private en-suite facilities (some of the smaller yachts may have shared bathrooms).
Yachts come fully equipped with AC, water-makers, some have ice-makers, TVs and music entertainment systems as well as fun board and card games.
Watersports activities may include paddle boards, kayaks, diving and kite-boarding as well as floating toys on which to while away the afternoon, sunbathing and sipping a cocktail or bubbles!
Most yachts have Wi-Fi available for their guests’ use.Back to top
ARE LUXURY CREWED YACHT CHARTERS FAMILY-FRIENDLY?
Yes, a sailing vacation is perfect for families! Horizon Yacht Charters can match your family to the perfect family-friendly yacht – this is certainly the best holiday for those wishing to spend quality time with their nearest and dearest. Some yachts do have age restrictions (must be swimming age/no infants) but not all. You will need to consider that the crew, while very accommodating, will not be able to look after your kids, so supervision will always need to be arranged. The catamarans are very stable and safe for younger children and we can guarantee that your kids will love their sailing vacation and will persuade you to return for more – perhaps discovering another area of the Caribbean the next time!Back to top
HOW DO THE BOOKING PROCESS AND
PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTS WORK?
First, you decide on a yacht and crew that fits your group and desired budget. Then Horizon Yacht Charters will place a hold on your dates. Next a contract is drawn up between the yacht and you, the charterer. A 50% deposit is due along with the signed contract. Once we have both things, your charter is confirmed! The balance is due 45 days before the charter starts and the preference sheets (for food, beverages, activities) would be due at this time too. We strongly suggest Trip Cancellation Insurance is taken out as soon as the charter is booked to protect your funds against unforeseen circumstances.Back to top
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?
Not included are crew gratuities (10-20% of the charter rate), optional marina docking for overnight stay, excursions and meals ashore not provided by the yacht/crew, special requests for top shelf liquor, wine or excessive alcohol consumption and transfers to and from the airport.Back to top
SHOULD I GET TRIP CANCELLATION INSURANCE?
Trip insurance is always a smart option to protect your investment. It can cover delayed/cancelled flights, weather cancellations, or cancellations due to accidents or unforeseen emergencies, the cost of hotels and other expenses incurred during delays. Horizon Yacht Charters is pleased to work with Insure My Trip needed as a preferred provider for this type of vacation insurance.Back to top
WHAT ARE THE CANCELLATION TERMS?
If you cancel the charter, there is no refund unless the yacht can rebook a different charter for the same dates, when a partial refund is issued. Trip cancellation insurance is always a good idea (see above).
We hope the above helps answers some of your questions about our luxury charters. If you would like more information, our broker, Kayleigh Starkey, is available to help you chose the perfect vacation and ensure that your every wish is handled efficiently and promptly.Back to top