How is the yacht reserved?
All yachts are booked using a Charter Agreement. The terms are quite straightforward, but we are also there to explain the process and ensure that you are satisfied with the agreement. All questions regarding the yacht’s Captain or owner will be answered prior to reservation.
How much will I pay for a deposit?
Once you are ready to sign the agreement, you will be asked for a 50% down payment. This, with the fully signed agreement, constitutes a confirmed booking of the yacht.
Can I choose the food?
You will be sent a detailed questionnaire asking you about food and beverage preferences, as well as any dietary or medical conditions in your party. This is critical so that your crew will have the yacht properly provisioned, with everything customized for you to enjoy the perfect charter.
When do I have to make the final payment?
Final payment is due 45 days prior to departure. If you are taking a charter that is delineated as ‘’Plus Expenses’’ the Advanced Provisioning Allowance (‘’APA’’) will also be due at that time. The APA is based on your cruising plans, which we will have discussed during the selection process. If the APA is listed in the charter agreement terms, then you will be asked to cover this at the same time as your final payment. During your charter the Captain will monitor outgoings and will reconcile actual expenses against the advance funds at the end of your charter or shortly afterwards.
What if I have to cancel?
The charter agreement will document what happens in various circumstances if the charter is cancelled. Cancellation insurance is available to protect your funds should unforeseen circumstances prevent or cut short your charter. ExecutivEscapes is licensed to sell travel insurance, and can answer all questions you may have related to travel protection.
What are the Captain’s responsibilities?
A caribbean charter yacht’s Captain has the primary responsibility of passenger safety and care for the yacht. That said, other than that , the Captain will always try to comply with your wishes, and he may be able to present various new possibilities along the way.
What is the standard gratuity rate?
At the end of every charter, at your discretion, it is customary to tip the Captain and crew. If you have had a wonderful time and think it was due to long hours and attention to detail by the crew, then 15%-20% of the base charter fee is warranted.