Experience the freedom of a bareboat yacht charter
Bareboat Yacht Charters means chartering your own yacht and gives you the possibility to sail on your own, wherever you want, in daylight hours. Around Phuket you will find some of the most beautiful cruising areas. There is no better way to spend time with family and friends than to take them on a bareboat yacht charter vacation. Together you can have the time of your life full of fun, beauty and adventure.
Phuket bareboat charter start at 0900 am or 1200 pm (dependant on the charter company) and end at 1700 am or 1200 pm (dependant on the charter company). Early boarding is possible with extra charge.
Bareboat charters do not include crew, provisioning, national park fees or fuel costs. Insurance is standard on all our yachts less the Insurance excess.
Before leaving the dock, you will be given a full chart briefing and detailed yacht systems and operations briefing. In some cases the charter company will ask you to do a quick check-out cruise around the harbour to establish your boat handling abilities. The whole briefing process takes around 2 to 2.5 hours.
You as a Captain of the yacht are responsible for people on board. You are also responsible for every damage, loss or theft that may happen during your sailing cruise. Damages to the boat are covered by your security deposit. During the briefing the yacht charter operator will inform you about the best choice of the anchorage for overnight stay. Choosing the right location or picking up a mooring buoy and the checking of its reliability are your responsibility.
Charter Security Deposit:
If you charter a bareboat you will be asked to pay a security deposit. The Security deposit can be paid by credit card or by cash. You will get your deposit payment back if you return the yacht in good condition. It is very important that you check if there are any yacht damage before taking the yacht, or you might get charged for it. Document anything that isn't right. You can also use your camera to make pictures of something that is not correct. This way you avoid any argument with the charter operator when returning the yacht.
Security Deposit Insurance:
You will be liable for any damage caused during your charter up to the limit of the Insurance excess, we would recommend taking out personal Insurance to cover this excess.
Shopping for your trip is easy in Phuket and Krabi, local stores are plentiful stocking tropical fruits and fresh sea food. There are also large supermarkets close by such as Villa Market, Big C, Tesco and Makro for Western requirements.
For customers who want to save time, some bareboat charter companies offer to do the shopping for you. After choosing the boat you are going to charter, we can send you a provisioning list with set prices. Please note that some items are not available and prices are subject to change without notice. The package size can be different as shown on the list. Your orders are paid at the beginning of your charter at the base in the local currency.
Please note if sailing in more remote areas shopping is only available for Thai food.
The sailing yacht you choose must suit to your level of sailing ability. To make sure your cruise is safe and comfortable you must be able to operate the yacht. Let us know your sailing qualifications and we will let you know if you are allowed to charter a bareboat in Phuket. (Proof of qualification must be given before the charter starts)
For insurance purposes and as a "first time" guest, some bareboat companies will ask you to sail around the harbour with a check-out captain to make sure that your sailing resume and skills match. There will be a strong emphasis on safe and effective anchoring of the yacht.