How To Rent A Yacht For A Day? – Top Guide!

Navigating a yacht is a dream for many of us because it gives you incredible sensations and especially makes you feel invincible in the waters.

It’s certainly an excellent way to enjoy vacations, but not everyone can or want to spend their entire holiday on a boat, and for some enthusiasts, a day will be enough to enjoy an unforgettable short excursion.


How to Rent a Yacht For a Day?

Well, it is very easy! There are several important things to accomplish, so
renting a boat for the day usually includes some basic steps.

The first thing you need to do is to find a broker specializing in yacht charter for the day. Most charter companies are very busy during the peak seasons; thus could be difficult to find a boat for a few hours or the day.

Select the boat in the search engine. There are several types to choose from. It is best to see at least three ships, that way; you will receive excellent suggestions both from your broker and captain.

Make sure you receive an (MYBA) agreement detailing the daily rates, trip dates, the selected yacht, and itinerary before signing anything.

The last thing to do is to book! A day charter only required reserving one week in advance and, in many cases, even 24 hours before.

Type of Boat for the Day

The choice of the vessel will, of course, depends on your preferences; here are some examples.

Water ski boat: This boat is generally for short excursions, especially when feeling to go out on the waters to enjoy swimming, waterskiing, and snorkeling.

Cruiser: It’s a fantastic boat for those who want to have more comfort with the possibility of sleeping aboard. Many times people rent this boat for the day and end up for the week.

Fishing boat: If you are passionate about fishing games, then don’t hesitate! This boat is fantastic for a fishing trip. The experimented captain will take you to the most popular fishing areas and will take care of everything.

The length of the boat will depend on the number of passengers. A maximum of 8 persons will need to take a day yacht under 10 meters. A maximum of 12 passengers will be perfect for a day boat of 10-20 meters.

5 Most Popular Regions for Day Boat

You can choose a day boat from almost all marinas, but the most reputed places are:

  1. The French Riviera
  2. Spain
  3. Greece
  4. Italy
  5. Newport

Why Use a Yacht Broker?

Some people are suspicious about hiring a boat for different reasons. You can be assured that your yacht charter broker will take care of all details, including finding the right boat, suggesting the best activities to do, and finding an excellent skipper.

There are many things you don’t have to worry about when hiring a boat for the day, such as the insurance, the weather, itineraries, provisioning, and language (Skipper speaks English), and you will get a better price with a broker than if you go directly to a private owner.


Skipper License Required

If you want to be the captain on board, then you will need an ICC certificate, depending on the region.

However, you have the possibility to hire a skipper, which can provide you with great information about activities, take you to beautiful isolated bays and excellent restaurants, and will save you a lot of work and stress.

Renting a boat for the day is one of the best ways to share special moments on the waters with friends and family. Just make sure you have checked every detail, but the most important thing is to have fun!

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8 thoughts on “How To Rent A Yacht For A Day? – Top Guide!”

  1. Very impressive… I always wonder about the details involved in yacht retail! Looking forward to renting one soon.

    Thanks for the info,
    – Maurice –


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