Frequently Asked Questions
You may have seen charter yachts advertised in magazines. Nicholson brokers have access to those, plus hundreds of yachts that you don’t see there that are available for charter all over the world. There are no exclusive listings. All brokers have access to the same charter yachts at rates set by the yacht owners as published on industry websites.
A Private Yacht with a Full Crew: Nicholson Yachts Worldwide offers private yachts for charter with a permanent captain and crew.
It’s your vacation. You set the schedule and itinerary and you can make changes. Talk with your captain each morning to go over your options and make plans for the day.
There is no charge to you for the broker’s services. The yacht owner pays the broker’s fee.
Most captains enjoy and encourage guest participation – even beginners!
Current regulations require you to bring a passport that is valid for at least 6 months from the date of charter.
Nicholson Yachts Worldwide has been matching charter yachts with appropriate guests for decades. With a broad network of professional and personal relationships with charter yacht owners, captains and crews worldwide, Nicholson charter specialists have been onboard the yachts they recommend and can match a yacht, captain and crew to your desires and personality. Our in-depth knowledge, coupled with close attention to your wishes, ensures you an exemplary holiday at sea.
Yacht charters can accommodate any budget and any group. It’s important to understand all the related costs.
All-inclusive charter rate under Caribbean terms defined:
Rate includes services of captain & chef/hostess; three meals and snacks each day on board the yacht; all drinks, including standard brand wine, beer, liquor and mixes; onboard watersports equipment (scuba diving is additional); all on and below deck amenities
Rate excludes cruising and clearance fees; dockage and mooring; fuel; premium alcohol and particular gourmet foods; SATPHONE if available; delivery fees can apply; crew gratuity, usually between 15%-20% of charter rate.
Rate includes vessel and its amenities, services of captain and crew
Rate excludes provisions and alcohol; cruising and clearance fees; mooring and dockage; VAT if applicable; SATPHONE if available; fuel; crew gratuity, usually between 15%-20% of charter rate
Advanced Provisioning Allowance (APA) of from 15%-40% of charter rate is added to account for these costs. Yacht captain is responsible for tracking receipts and refunds and overages. Clients may put leftover APA toward crew gratuity.