yacht charter

Imagine living the life of the rich and famous on a luxury yacht, island-hopping and exploring the coast of a beautiful country, with experiences you don’t have to share with anyone outside your private group. This may be more within your grasp than you think. You don’t have to invest a huge amount of your cash in a purchase and deal with the ongoing maintenance and storage hassles. With a yacht charter, you can get the benefits of a luxury ship but will walk away from it when your rental is finished.

Yacht trips have gotten especially popular since mid-2020. Before there was easy access to vaccines, “maintaining the bubble” was all the rage for vacation plans, with whole hotel buy-outs, private villas, and even private jet travel for those who could afford it. While the risks have subsided a good bit now, it still makes sense to look into options that will avoid big crowds of strangers. A yacht charter is like a private bubble that moves, taking you from place to place with beautiful views and a nightly sunset show.

A private yacht charter has plenty of other benefits at any time, however, including giving you access to a vessel that would normally require an investment of millions. It also allows you the freedom to move your group from place to place together and do activities together without spending hours in transit on an excursion from shore.

luxury yacht in Costa Rica

Just as you can rent a luxury villa from an owner via a rental service or even Airbnb, with a boat rental program like Click&Boat you can choose from catamarans, sailboats, motorboats, and more that owners are making available when they’re not using them. You can take one out for a few hours, a day, or a full vacation of a week or two. You’re not limited to just one or two markets either: ClickandBoat.com, for example, is present in 60+ countries.

What’s a Yacht Charter Experience Like?

You can see our past article on exploring Belize by luxury yacht to get an idea of what the day-to-day life is like on your own boat with a captain and crew. You hop from island to island and let someone else take care of the details. You snorkel, swim, and laze around the deck while spending quality time with friends or loved ones. Meal times may include fresh seafood caught right off the side of the boat and happy hour can be cocktails on a remote beach you have all to yourself.

Here are some of the advantages of a yacht charter from a marina on the coast of Mexico, Central America, or South America:

– You can enjoy a yacht that would cost millions of dollars without the expense of paying to maintain and store it. (The average price of a yacht in the USA is $640,000, with many large ones topping $10 million or more.) You can travel like a wealthy owner but with a rental price instead of an owner’s ongoing costs.

– You can have a private journey on the water with just the people you want along, enjoying the time together without sharing it with anyone except the crew.

secret beach Central America

– A captain who knows the waters navigates, finds the secret spots, and leads you to the best locations for snorkeling, fishing, or beachcombing.

– Most high-end yacht rentals include a crew that cleans, cooks, and even mixes up the drinks when you’re ready.

– A yacht, unlike a big cruise ship, can get into hidden bays and near isolated beaches. You have access to anywhere a small ship can travel.

Where Yacht Charters Are Available

Mexico alone has a couple thousand miles of coastland and that’s just the start. The whole Caribbean and Atlantic Ocean coast extends down from Belize to the bottom of Argentina in South America. On the Pacific side, there are coastal bays from Guatemala down to the bottom of Chile.

On both coasts, the countries we cover in Luxury Latin America have a multitude of marinas with boats to rent, from fishing boats you can rent for an afternoon to yachts of more than 100 feet with multiple sleeping cabins, dining rooms, and a hot tub. Imagine renting a yacht like this one below in Cartagena, Colombia and exploring the Rosaria Islands and secret spots along the coast for a weekend.

Cartagena yacht charter

In Mexico, there are yachts for rent in Cancun and Cozumel, or head to the west coast and explore the waters teeming with undersea wildlife in the Sea of Cortez from La Paz.

In Central America, traveling by yacht can give you access to areas few other tourists will see, whether that’s islands off the shore of Belize or Nicaragua, or the gorgeous Pearl Islands an easy boat ride away from teeming Panama City.

In South America, ships are available from Colombia to the Southern Cone. Popular spots to do a yacht charter and explore include the coast of Brazil, Uruguay, and Argentina on the Atlantic, Ecuador, Peru, and Chile on the Pacific. All of these have multiple marina areas where charters are available.

How much a yacht charter costs depends greatly on the size and amenities, but rates start as low as $1,500 per day for the smaller one-family vessels and can be $50,000 or more for something spectacular out of a TV show. The larger and more expensive the yacht, the more likely it will include a sizable crew that’s taking care of your needs.

For more information and examples, follow this link to learn more about Click and Boat’s yacht rental service. If you don’t find what you need when doing a search, get in touch for a custom quote.