how to book
We want to take the hassle out of your charter planning. Use our handy guide below, follow the steps, and you'll be sure to have all your charter information at your fingertips. Then, contact our professional and courteous Charter Agents (866) VIP-YACHTS (outside US: 340-774-9224) to finalize the details.
Our staff will be happy to help you choose the ideal yacht and the best provisioning plan for you and your crew. Need SCUBA information? A sailboard or kayak? A hotel reservation? Help with air travel planning? Suggestions for things to do with children? Your VIP Charter Agent has the answer.
|choose your boat
Check out our Fleet page and pick out the boat that works for you and your crew.
|check the f.a.q.
Read the FAQ and Helpful Hints page for any questions you may have about your trip.
|fill out our forms
Download the forms you need at the right, fill them out and fax them back to us.
| call our reservation line
Call our Reservation Line any time between 9am - 5:30pm Monday through Friday and finalize your reservation.
Call 866.VIP.YACHTS toll-free from the US or 340.774.9224 outside the US.
Call 1-866-VIP-YACHTS (1-866-847-9224) (International Call: 1-340-774-9224) to speak with one of our VIP Charter Agents for assistance, to check availability, or to make a reservation for your yacht. We will hold your reservation for a few days to allow you to make travel arrangements for your party. Your deposit will confirm the charter.
Deposit & Payment Schedules:
10% of total is due upon booking and is non-refundable. Balance is due 90 days prior to charter start. Mastercard and Visa accepted.
We endeavor to make changes to dates dependent upon availability, changes are limited to 14 days in advance or delay from original charter start date. If the charter is canceled after the balance due has been paid, no refund will be given.
For your charter vaction, you have the choice of bareboating or having a skipper depending on your captain qualifications and preference. No matter what your cruising experience may be, VIP can provide you and your group with a memorable sailing vacation. Captains are available for hire from one day to three days, or for the duration of your charter. You may even take advantage of our Cruise & Learn program — you charter a yacht and for a daily fee, our Captain/instructor will teach you what you need to know to skipper your own vessel in the future.
VIP's skipper qualification for bareboat chartering is based upon your previous sailing experience. A captain’s license or bareboating certificate is not required. To confirm your bareboat skipper qualification, kindly complete the brief résumé, print it and send or fax it to us. A VIP representative will contact you with your resulting skipper status. It’s that easy!
Sometimes even experienced sailors prefer to take along a Captain for a few days or for the entire trip. The yacht you charter will need to be sufficient in size to accommodate the skipper in one cabin, and your group in the remaining cabins. A skipper will help familiarize you with your yacht and equipment, while you relax and do as much boat handling (or as little) as you wish. Having a skipper onboard gives you the advantage of their local knowledge, guiding you to all the best anchorages, restaurants, snorkeling and more. And, in addition to getting the inside scoop on sailing in these islands, you'll likely be entertained by some interesting sea stories!