Here you will find information about the process of booking a charter yacht vacation in the Caribbean. There is an explanation of how the deposit and balance payments are collected.

Explanations on how the Booking Confirmation is handled, the need for Travel Insurance, and how Hurricane issues are handled.

Deposits and Final Payments

A 25% deposit is required to reserve a yacht if the booking is made more than six months in advance of the departure date. A second 25% deposit is due six months prior to departure.

Any booking made within six months of the departure date requires a 50% deposit. The balance is due on the date outlined in your contract, which is normally 45 days prior to departure.

Charter the Caribbean will accept personal checks, direct wire transfers, VISA or MasterCard for all deposits and final payments.

Due to the stringent cancellation policies of the charter industry, Charter the Caribbean only accepts VISA or MasterCard charges with a signed Credit Card Authorization.

Confirmation of Charter Yacht Reservation

To receive confirmation of your charter yacht reservation, please return a copy of the signed Charter Agreement to Charter the Caribbean within three days of receipt.

Once a copy of your signed Charter Agreement and your Deposit Check or signed Credit Card Authorization are in our office, the yacht’s clearing house will issue a confirmation number for the yacht on the dates outlined in your Charter Agreement.

Travel Insurance

Charter the Caribbean recommends that you protect your vacation investment by purchasing travel insurance.

We do not sell travel insurance but recommend using Insure My Trip to compare the most used options. Some yachts require travel insurance during hurricane season.

How Hurricanes Issues Are handled

I want to make you aware of when a Hurricane claim goes into effect. Most Trip Insurance companies work on the policy that it must be a “Named Storm”.

It must also be a storm that is an immediate threat to the area you are in. If this storm does nothing but create rainy or cloudy weather in the area, it will not be enough for you to make a claim.

Should a Hurricane hit your destination before you arrive the crew’s will work with you to find a replacement date.

Hurricanes move slowly, so if you are in the path of appending Hurricane, the crew’s first obligation is to get you to a safely ashore.

Hopefully, you have Trip Insurance to cover the cost of an early cancellation due to the Hurricane.

For more information, contact Dennis at Charter the Caribbean at 317-745-1990 or email: charter@charterthecaribbean.com