Charter Prices


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* (there are no posted rates on line as each vessel and charter package  is priced differently)

  • We are the only operator that has 2 vessels in permanent fleet - that allows us to be reliable in providing service in case one vessel in not operational eg under repair or maintenance. 
  • Captains are hired for the job - they are not on monthly salary - as no company can afford it - therefore please reserve us early as you can  as captains book themselves if not booked with us . We have only one captain on standby for last minute requests - and one vessel will be operating with one captain .

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  • Our offer changes - therefore please send us an email requesting  current packages, specifying : exact date/ dates , number of guests and inclusions you are interested in 
  • We offer both premium and more standardized tour packages - so pls let us know right away which option you are looking for - the least expensive or premium service 
  • the most expensive package is private dining sail - requiring lots of preparations - this is not a budget dinner cruise - but the most luxury package in our offer - for a special occasion and clients not on a tight budget - one in a lifetime experience 

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>> PRIVATE CHARTERS ONLY = no group nor shared tours  nor public tours >>>  with prior reservation only <<<

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>>>> We know that it may seem to be inconvenient for you to contact us for prices each time by e-mail/phone  - however we are unable to provide with one flat rate for all packages we offer . Therefore best email us >>>> 

  • our charters are not standardized - but are fully customized 
  • we don’t have therefore standard flat rates for all boats posted
  • we have 2 boats in permanent fleet and rest of the fleet is upon availability  - each vessel due to different size / location and many other factors have different rate 
  • boat availability depends mostly on captains availability - therefore please book early
  • we may offer discounted rates to smaller groups - when we can ( non catered options only)
  • or last minute specials 24 - 48 hrs for smaller groups upon crew availability 



  • preferred day (DATE) and TIME of the charter 
  • duration of charter : half day / full day / multi-day
  • number of participants in your group, 
  • specify ages of all kids under 12yo - and gender
  • specify groups 21-25 years old
  • any kind of impairments, especially difficulties with knees for docking 
  • Private party or a corporate event (MUST SPECIFY)- pls specify if you are inquiring on behalf of yourself or another party (please specify you are a travel agent / broker / concierge or any other mid party)
  • Please specify what kind of services you are interested in: basic as sailboat rides, premium quality charters  / or high - end services on premium yachts 
  • sail only or dining
  • dining sail is most luxury option and NOT the cheapest option - as it requires thorough preparations and full day work for the crew
  • preferred total budget: < $1000 (please specify exact amount  $$$) , $1000-1500, $1500-2000, $2500-3500 or more
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  • NOTE:
  • we receive many calls with irrelevant price expectations —> pls take in considerations that YACHTS COST -  to buy 150K-200K-500K and more + additional yearly maintenance and repairs from $60,000-120,000/year + marina fees ($15,000-35,000 annually) + CREW (they love what they do but they also have to make a living :-) and be motivated to provide quality services 
  • if you rent a kayak - current rate in Miami  is $25-35 per hour —> actual cost of kayak $350-600 / maintenance $0 - can you compare it with a yacht and captain? - NO ( but if you have a group go 6 ppl - your price for yacht 4 hrs and kayaks for 6 ppl - will be very close ….
  • if you hire a jetsky  - current rate in Miami is around $80 per half an hour —> actual cost of jetsky 6,000-18,000 / maintenance minimal - can you compare it with a yacht and captain? - NO


  • PHOTO SHOOTS and FILMING (different rates apply for professional corporate sessions - agreed in rental contract)
  • which boat ? - each boat is under separate agreement and different offer 
  • premium Beneteau 42 - from Miami Coconut Grove
  • more luxury Wind Runner (Beneteau 461) from Miami Coconut Grove   
  • groups of 7-12 pax vessels are based on bareboat rental agreement + hired crew - Beneteau 461 or Leopard 4600 and Beneteau 42 
  • Due to quality of services and individual approach - we do not participate in any voucher deals. Our charters are quality charters and are fully customized - these are not typical standardized boat tours offered as public tours. 
  • Our most economical option is "Como Tu” therefore more standardized tour is offered
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  • PLEASE reserve your charter early - it is extremely difficult for us to provide our quality service if we are unable to plan nor have enough time to prepare. Yachts are not cars - any responsible owner will check the yacht thoroughly before taking it out and clean properly before each charter (in and out)
  • If you are looking for best rates - call us one day before / 24 hrs before - and special rates might be  offered upon availability / based on schedule / demand / available crew.  Totally last minute calls - same day are excluded from special rates - this is most stressful for us when we have very little time to prepare. Crew might also be unavailable due to too short notice inquiry 
  • Weekends book early - so counting on Saturday night calling us on Friday - low chances - but you can always try … we normally book weekend sails at least with X weeklong notice 
  • We always recommend weekday sails for most relaxing atmosphere - and also often offer special discounts for Mon- Thu sails and morning sails (10-2) to small private groups
  • ANY CATERED and especially DINNER sail requires minimum 24 h notice / we may not be able to offer you last minute availabity as mate / cheff may not be available - pls BOOK EARLY - so we can plan our availability and have enough time to purchase quality provisions
  • Each request is handled individually. 
  • Kind of services you are interested : basic as sailboat rides, premium quality charters  / or high - end services 
  • Sail only or private dinner
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  • We truly appreciate advanced reservations so crew can plan accordingly, get to yacht on time and thoroughly prepare it for your sail
  • Captains are professionals - are kindly requesting prior assignments - so they can plan their personal <family> time and professional assignment schedule to make a living..
  • Our operation is dedicated to providing you with an ultimate service and quality professional crew - however both are difficult to arrange at a too last minute notice - so PLEASE book EARLY

OUR CHARTERS ARE EXCLUSIVELY PRIVATE  =  private means you charter the whole vessel + crew - this is not a public tour

  • we do not offer group nor public tours on our yachts where the total number of sold tickets makes the final price of the whole trip. Our trips are NOT per ticket from $50-100 per person where  you share the trip with 80-100 or more  people = boat makes then 3000-5000 per trip but you paid % and felt like a sardine - as the saying says you get what you paid for)
  • therefore our rates are NOT per person 
  • All our charters are PRIVATE and fully customized to your preferences - therefore rates are not flat (same as no hotel, not even a cruise line post flat rates on line either) as they depend on many factors
  • Our vessels are yacht type sailboats (over 40 ft) and well taken care off - they are exclusively rented to private groups only (USA Coast Guard requirement no more than 12  on pleasure vessels)
  • Definition of a Yacht - A yacht is a recreational boat or a ship ( both sailing and power type) usually over 39 ft (12m) up to mega yachts over 164 f (50 m) of a luxury look. The larger the vessel - the more expensive it is - in order to see the real perspective of the yacht size - please compare a person to boat size + angle and distance the picture was taken

Example price structure for half day ( up to 4 hrs ):

Yacht plus crew fees + taxes and crew gratuity 

  • Yacht rental - rate depends on yacht/boat - the larger the vessel the more expensive it is - $500 - 1000 - 2000 - 2500
  • Captain fee  (standard in industry for professional captains $350 half day / $500 full day) - $ depending on yacht - $50 per hour or $150-450 plus gratuity ( min 15% from charter net rate) - pls note that a 4 h sail means for the crew at least 3 h extra work beside charter time - min 1.5 h boat preparation and 1 h boat clean up after charter - private dinner sail always exceeds 8 h work for the crew
  • Mate / Help   (value $150-200) 
  • Mate/Cheff  ( standard min $250-350 plus tip) 
  • Standard rates will apply to any corporate events ( on invoice )  due to thorough administrative part 
  • last minute rates are offered at our description only upon crew availability as shorter sails

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Dear Customer

Charters are services and as any service - its quality depends on  human factor. 

Make sure you know what you are getting before reserving (and remember the saying “you pay cheep - you get cheap), ask 

  • size / design of the boat (not just LOA but the hull size - this means how much deck area you can truly use).   Size and layout / design of the boat makes a big difference. a 40 footer in not equal to another 40 footer ——> our boats are from 40ft + - SEE OUR YACHTS
  • ask for current and real pictures (not from shiny boat catalogue, or 10 yrs ago) both of the crew and actual boat that you will be sailing on . Simple mobile pictures can show you how the boat really looks like - professional photo edited in photoshop make the boat look totally different - and definitely larger.  —> OUR PICTURES link
  • who is the captain or crew ? professional or retired couple? very old captain? seasonal cruiser? homeless cruiser? owner? hired captain? licensed?  - call to check how comfortable you feel with them - OUR CREW
  • how long are they in business ? or do they just do charters as pastime activity for their retirement? How reliable are they?  How dedicated are they?
  • where is the departure port ?  marina - or boat is anchored out ….
  • how far from your hotel?  
  • and many more - your choice SHOULD NOT be based on the price only - if you expect quality …   Why Setai or The Ritz Carlton have the rankings and rates …  because of  QUALITY and provided SERVICE
  • If you intend to sail with us - please do not buy any vouchers on line as our sails are sold exclusively directly by us 


LAST MINUTE SPECIALS - Call us 24 hrs before for LAST MINUTE RATES (if your schedule is flexible) ----> Shorter (=cheaper) day charters may be available only with last minute reservation -  call us 24 hrs before the day you want to go sailing - and we can offer you a min 2.5 hrs private charter - no early reservations available - only upon availability - we recommend for best experience min 4 h sails

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- each boat has separate offer - so some items are excluded 

L - Lancer "Como Tu” - 6 pack charter vessel - sold 2019

B42 - Beneteau 42   - bareboat charter agreement with hired skipper

B - Beneteau "Wind Runner” - bareboat charter agreement with hired skipper

Other Boats - upon documentation - up to 6 or up to 12 —> charter agreement with hired skipper

Our rates include

- Fully insured sailboat (departure from slip in a marina, we are not anchored out)

- Fuel

- US Coast Guard licensed Captain 

- profesional crew

- cooler with bottled waters and ice 

-  BYOB - feel free to bring aboard small cooler with adult beverages (we will have glasses)

- we often have complementary mini welcome snack aboard - however catering is charged additionally upon food choices - L +B

- deck reclining marine chairs L+B

- snorkel gear,  L+B

- life jackets, 

- swim noodles, 

- 2x floating chairs L+B

- tandem kayak (available for charters 6 hr & longer) - pls specify before (upon availability) - with advanced reservation only - as we keep boat deck clear ( for speed and guest comfort

(the more staff the boat carries - the less space for guests and slower speed

- bring your camera and we will take pictures of you (we can use our camera too)

Things Recommendedto BRING on a charter:

-  ready-to-eat provisions if food is not included in the price

-  your adult beverages (we provide bottled water)

-  sunscreen and hat

-  towels

-  we require no outside shoes aboard please (bring socks in the winter time)

-  sweater (fall-spring) or windproof jacket

-  good humor

-  Crew Gratuity for exceptional service, customary in USA services  (15-20%)

Please read our Cancellation Policy before booking a charter.

GIFT CERTIFICATES available. A private sailing charter with a romantic dinner aboard makes a unique and long remembered birthday, wedding or anniversary gift. Can you think of any better way to impress your girl friend with a unique date idea, surprise your beloved one with a romantic engagement under sail, or show your out-of-town family and friends best views of Miami from water

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Chance of Precip / Rain 

The 'Chance of Precip' describes the likelihood of precipitation (maybe not even measurable) in your forecast area. The chance is based upon a series of 100 instances of identical weather conditions.

For example, a 40% Chance of Precip means that precipitation occurred 40 out of 100 days with the same type of conditions expected in your area.

This means is very likely it won't rain at all even on a 60 to 80% chance .... and if it rains - mostly isolated on mainland

Summer months in South FLorida are well known for refreshing afternoon showers. During the summer we need clouds and isloated showers in order to sail as they create wind.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

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Entrust a company whose reputation has been proven since 2001 and you deal with us directly.

Your choice supports a local business and captains whole sailing is their livelihood

Our tours are priced accordingly so yachts can be cared and maintained to the highest standards and beauty and crew motivated to perform THEIR BEST 

We take each  booking commitment seriously and never overbook nor fit trips too tight - vessels are cleaned and refreshed before each trip. We are not a public tour operator running hourly tours.


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