Lounging on the deck, staring out to admire the sun and sea, and the absolute freedom of taking a dip when you want to, to relax in the sand, the air redolent with the scent of salt. It’s summer, the sun is out, and you’re among lovely friends. What could be better? That’s likely how your yachting trip will go.
However, one key factor is to find a good yacht rental to go with. With so many luxury yacht rentals offering to take you on a tour around the British Virgin Islands, how will you find the right one for you and your friends? That task can seem daunting, especially for first-timers. But don’t let that stop you. Here are a few helpful questions from MLive to help steer your search in the right direction.
How to find the right rental company? Start with the people you trust. Ask for recommendations from people in your network, people who’ve done the deed before you and had a great time. Listen to their tips and note down whatever tips you found useful.
What kind of boat will do? If you’re going for a day tour cruise around the islands, then a skipper will likely do the job for you or a small boat. However, if you plan on staying for a few more days, then putting together a list of the rentals in the area is a better option.
What are you signing? Read the rental agreement, chapter and verse. Comb over the fine print. If you see anything you don’t understand, ask about it. Clarify all the conditions. And if you want to cover all your bases, send the rental agreement over to your lawyer to check for sneaky sleight-of-the-hand tricks.
Is your captain qualified? For long-term trips, it’s better if you get to know who’s going to be at the helm of the yacht. Talk to him, ask him questions about his experience. If it becomes apparent that you’re talking to a pro, then great. You’ll rst easy, knowing the yacht is in good, capable hands.
Are the safety equipment and gear all in good condition? Are there enough life jackets for everybody on board—that means you, your pals and the crew. Are all them in working condition? Some life jackets might be too worn and need to be replaced. Some might not fit if the passenger in question happens to be a bit heftier than normal. So check everything before the boat leaves the pier or harbor. For worn life jackets, insist on replacements.
So when you start looking for yacht rentals, remember to ask these questions. These will surely help you find the right one. For more questions, contact us at the Blue Mystic Charters.
Want to experience the best yachting vacation? No need to look further for luxury yacht rentals offering tours around the British Virgin Islands. Ask us at Blue Mystic Charters about our tours, packages, and rates.