The 2 Different Types of Yacht Charters

January 11, 2021 12:10 PM   |   Yacht Rental Tampa Staff

* Disclaimer * 'Rental' and 'Charter' are used interchangeably on this website. So, for example, Tampa yacht charter, and Tampa yacht rental have the same meaning.

There are 2 main types of yacht charters: bareboat and crewed.

It is important to note that at Yacht Rentals Tampa, we use 'charter' and 'rental' interchangeably.

  • Bareboat Charters: you pay for the yacht only, and you are your own captain and crew. Most charter companies require some kind of “boating resume” to validate that you have the necessary experience to pilot the boat you want. Also, when bareboat chartering, you need to provision the boat, meaning you need to buy the food, beverages, and other items you’ll need for your journey.
  • Crewed Charters mean that you hire the necessary captain and crew to operate the boat, provision it for meals, and do all the cooking and cleaning.

At Yacht Rentals Tampa, we only offer crewed charters, so if you are interested in a Tampa Bay yacht charter where everything is taken care of for you, then Yacht Rentals Tampa is the perfect fit.

Which Type Should I choose?

For most people, a crewed charter is the preferred and appropriate choice. If your goal is to spend time with friends and family as you relax out on the water, without a care in the world for sailing the yacht, the then a crewed charter is for you.

If you are a licensed captain and interested in taking your family and friends on a cruise, then a bareback charter is the right choice for you.

There are many choices when it comes to yacht rental and chartering. Fortunately, Yacht Rentals Tampa makes it easier than ever to rent a yacht, whether you want a half-day, full-day, or multi-day rental!

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