Most of my new clients ask me about an itinerary for their charter, and yes, we do have an incredible number of “stock” itineraries on our files that take you from point a) to point b) and then on to point c) etc. Unfortunately, boats and yachts also have to deal with the weather, the wind direction, the direction of the ocean currents and the state of the seas at any given geographical position and time of year.
Note from the Captain
My first answer to an itinerary question is usually “you’ll need to discuss this with the captain when you board the vessel – he will know the weather forecast, wind direction, etc. and most importantly, he / she’s the guy that has to get you to where you want to go safely and comfortably “.
This is the reality when you’re on charter. Certainly as charter brokers, we can help you with a list of great destinations, must-see places and where the best diving, snorkeling and shopping places are BUT in the final analysis, the captain will be the guy that makes the ultimate decisions as to the where it is PRACTICAL and SAFE and COMFORTABLE to go.
Talking of practicality, it’s probably best to actually make a list of activities that you and your friends and family like to do when you’re on vacation, then make a list of places you’d like to see while on charter and let the captain make his own mind up as to where and in what order to see them.
Much of this information can be submitted on the PREFERENCE SHEETS that we send you about 30 days before the charter. These sheets detail your groups preferred activities, your food and beverage preferences and other details. If you have specific locations you’d like to visit, they can be shared at the same time. You should also share them with your charter broker when you book the charter, so we can pick the best starting and ending locations for your cruise.
Types of Itineraries
As I mentioned earlier, we do have a really good collection of stock or standard itineraries that we recommend for almost any charter destination in the world and we can email these to you any time during the booking process. If you’re a new yachtsman (or woman) or an experienced sailor, just drop us a line and we can help you find your perfect trip.