All set to go on a yachting trip for your next getaway? That’s all well and good but how will you know if you find the perfect yacht rental to take you around the British Virgin Islands? Never fear. With enough time and research, you’re sure to find all the information you need. Here are a few tips from MLive to help kickstart your research.
Finding the Rental Company
If you already know someone in your circle who’ve gone on the same yachting trip you’re planning, reach out to them and ask for tips and suggestions. If you’re lucky, you’re going to end up with a name of the right yacht rental company. However, if that doesn’t pan out, you can always take your search online. Also, don’t forget to call the local marina for a list of their rental fleet, if there’s one.
Type and Size of the Boat
This depends on what kind of trip you’ve got in mind. Do you want a day charter? If you think that’s too short a time to tour the BVI, then go ahead and plan for a few days of yachting adventure. Just make sure to check if the boat has plenty of space for you and your friends along with the crew.
Make sure you read any of the rental agreements before you sign. Usually, the stipulations say that you’ll be liable for any damages to the boat. If that doesn’t sit well with you—you could try to negotiate terms or have the rental looked over by your lawyer so you know if everything’s on the up and up or if the terms are fishy. If you think something’s not right, then trust your gut and look elsewhere for another rental.
Before anything else, look into the safety gear on board. Are there life jackets for everybody? Are there floats? Will everyone fit in case something happens to the boat? Your mind might be full of vacation plans and fun, but that shouldn’t be a reason for you to neglect anything that has to do with your safety on board.
So keep these tips in mind when you start checking out the yacht rentals in the area. Get ready for your trip by reading up and learning more handy yachting tips. For more information on boat rentals, rates, and packages, contact us at the
Blue Mystic Charters.
Want yacht rental options offering tours of the British Virgin Islands? Ask us for help. At Blue Mystic Charters, we’ll provide you with the tour information and assistance you need.