Virgin Islands Poweryacht Charters
- An overview of VIP Charters
- How to reserve a yacht
- Information on deposits
- Information on cancellations
- Insurance options
- Provisioning for your cruise
Power yacht chartering is the ideal way to vacation in the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, and Virgin Islands Power Yacht Charters (V.I.P.) can provide all that is needed for a fun-filled cruising vacation. V.I.P. manages 20 yachts, and has the distinction of operating the largest luxury power yacht fleet in the world.
Located in Saga Haven Marina, near the east end of St. Thomas, the V.I.P. fleet is composed of some of the top names in the boating industry — Jefferson, Gulfstar, Hyatt, and HiStar. The yachts range from 32′ all the way up to 53′. You can be your own captain (bareboat) on a yacht of your choice.
All V.I.P. yachts feature large sundecks for taking advantage of the warm, tropical breezes and breathtaking sunsets that are the hallmark of the Virgin Islands. One of the biggest advantages — and perhaps the greatest luxury — of chartering your own yacht is the fact that you can avoid crowds and schedules. You go exactly where you want to go, when you want to go, choosing to anchor in any of the innumerable private bays and coves you wish.
Perhaps the most pleasing aspect of a charter vacation with V.I.P. Yacht Charters is that it doesn’t have to cost you the proverbial “arm and a leg.” In fact, reserving your private floating, furnished condominium for a week costs about the same (per person) as a week on a luxury cruise ship. But what a difference it makes when you have you own private yacht with queen-size bed, air conditioning, cellular phone, stereo, and blender, to name a few of the amenities at your disposal.
The power and maneuverability of V.I.P.’s luxury yachts let you enjoy all the famous sites in the Virgins during your charter. This includes such world-famous attractions as the Baths at Virgin Gorda, where granite boulders form grottos filled with clear Caribbean water for breathtaking snorkeling experiences. The caves of Robert Louis Stevenson’s famed Treasure Island, Norman Island, where priceless pirate’s booty has been discovered, beckon for exploration. And the Wreck of the Rhone, a sunken 18th century galleon, is sure to intrigue the SCUBA enthusiast.
With all these options available, you may ask, “What is the most popular activity on a luxury charter?” That distinction goes to a nap or a cool tropical drink while you just relax and absorb the beauty of the crystal-clear water, surrounded by the lush green mountains on the more than 100 islands and cays in the Virgins.
Other favorite activities available on a V.I.P. charter include SCUBA diving, snorkeling, and sportfishing. But, the choice is all up to you. After all, this is your vacation.
V.I.P. Yacht Charters extends a personal invitation to experience — not just dream about — cruising on your own luxury yacht in the beautiful waters of the Virgin Islands. You can do what you want, when you want, and it’s all available at a surprisingly affordable price.
Call our toll-free number for a free color brochure or to reserve your dates, 800-524-2015. In Canada, call us at 800-685-8495. Outside the 800 area call 809-776-1510, fax us your inquiry at 809-776-3801, or e-mail us at [email protected]
We will send you a contract and resume after reserving your yacht. Return the signed contract and completed resume along with your 50% initial deposit. The balance of the charter fee is due 30 days prior to the start of your charter.
In the event of cancellation, we will refund your deposit less 5% of the charter fee if written notice is received 90 days in advance. Less than 90 days in advance, we will refund your deposit less 10% of the charter fee, if we are able to obtain a substitute booking. Please inquire about our trip cancellation insurance.
All of our yachts are insured for hull damages or loss, property damage and liability up to $1 million dollars. You may either pay a refundable security deposit of the yacht’s insurance deductible or a non-refundable $175 Vacation Insurance Premium (VIP) plus a refundable $850 deposit.
Most of our charterers opt to save time and trouble and let us provision for them. We receive raves about the quantity and quality of the fresh meats, vegetables and fruit that we stock our yachts with, and we have several provisioning plans for you to choose from.