The Caribbean is one of the best-developed yacht charter destinations in the world. Charter options are almost limitless. With the help of the most experienced local yacht agents and partners, we have compiled a list of the best value yachts in the Caribbean.Download yachts here
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We can create a list of charter yachts that best fit your criteria. Submit your preferences and we will send you an initial matching list of available yachts. This is a useful starting point for your search.
Yachts For Charter
The Caribbean has a wide range of yachts available for charter. Bareboats, catamarans, mega yachts, classic yachts, explorer yachts, traditional yachts and everything in between, for almost any budget and size of group. Our in-depth search process enables us to find the vessel and crew that best suits your needs.
Finding a Perfect Yacht in the Caribbean
With the help of our local yacht agent partners and the foremost global yacht charter search engines, we have direct access to every available charter vessel. On this page we have highlighted those yachts that we believe deserve special attention due to their overall excellence in terms of quality, pricing, performance, value, and crew. This list will give you a broad overview of the Caribbean yacht charter market.
Caribbean Yachts - Market Overview
Finding the best yacht for your group in the Caribbean is just the first step. The next decision is where you will cruise and what you will do there. We will help customize your route according to your group configuration and preferences. For example, exploring St. Barths either with small children, or as a group of active seniors, demands a completely different approach to itinerary planning.
- It will provide you with a clear idea of the best available option for your yacht charter
- It will help you better understand and determine your preferences and expectations
- It will help us to tailor a search of the most appropriate yachts for you, and negotiate the best price with the yacht owner/s
There are thousands of yachts for charter, and selecting the one that best suits your group’s preferences, budget and taste is challenging, especially if you are a first-time charterer.
Our hand-picked, “award-winning”, highly recommended yachts are the best in class. The list will give you a clear understanding of what is possible, and the costs, without the need to cross-reference against the hundreds of other yachts. The list provides a refined, personalised selection of up to 10 vessels, across different price ranges, so you can make an informed decision.
It will highlight the best “value for money” yachts; and subject to availability on your chosen dates at the destination you desire, everything will come together for a memorable experience at sea.
This is a process of elimination which will deliver the most appropriate yacht for your holiday.
It is crucial that we, at Goolets, gain a thorough understanding of your preferences and expectations from the beginning, so that we can undertake a comprehensive, tailored search. Please consider the following:
- Do you prefer modern or classic yachts?
- Do you prioritize size of the yacht or the age of the yacht?
- What do you expect from your crew? Highly attentive at all times, or more in the background?
- Would you prefer a younger crew, full of energy and sociable; or less so?
- Do you need a faster yacht to explore more places and cover more ground, or is this not so important?
- Do you prefer larger cabins and a spacious salon/living area, or you are more of an outdoor person?
- Do you prefer a more luxurious yacht, or to allocate more of your budget to food/beverages and activities (water sports/land excursions/tours/bike rental, etc)?
Once we have noted your preferences, we will compile a shortlist of possibilities comprising 5 to 10 yachts of varying specifications (size, interior style, type of crew, etc); following which, we will narrow this down to 2 or 3 options, all of which would make excellent choices.
This process can be repeated with multiple permutations in order to arrive at the most suitable selection.
This process - refined over the past 15 years - delivers successful charters and satisfied customers.
We specialize in crewed vessels, where prices can range anywhere from € 5,000 per week up to more than € 1 million per week. Most of our charters fall into three price levels:
- From € 10,000 to € 30,000 per week : This price range has the largest variety of yachts, and includes smaller vessels - motor and sail, gulets, classic yachts, and catamarans. When booking, it is important to ensure proper maintenance inspections have been carried out, and the crews are professionally trained, speak fluent English, and can provide excellent service. Around 30% of our customers book vessels in this range.
- From € 30,000 to € 100,000 per week: This price level is becoming more popular every season. It includes a wide range of yachts, traditional and modern. These are high specification vessels offering every imaginable comfort. Around 50% of our clients book yachts in this price range.
- From € 100,000 per week : This price level includes ultra-luxury vessels such as megayachts. These are the most highly sought-after charter yachts in the world, with a wide range of high-end water “toys” onboard - including jet skis, a heli-pad, and even a submarine. These charters are very bespoke and every detail is managed to cater for exacting requirements. A small percentage of our clients book these superyachts.
Yes, Goolets’ services are included in the base charter rate.
Booking your holiday with us includes:
- A dedicated, personal yacht expert: one of our team will be assigned to you and will oversee every detail of your charter.
- A personal concierge /customer support person: when you book a yacht with us, you will also be assigned a destination expert who can advise on routes, activities, and local cuisine. She/he will help design your charter to your specifications to maximise your cruise.
- A destination manager: a person from within our team responsible for the time you spend ashore at each local destination / stop-off, ensuring a seamless and positive experience.
- All these costs are incorporated into the base charter fee.
For each destination, we provide all the most popular itineraries / routes that are being followed.
First step is to go through the itinerary and determine your starting point. This usually covers check-in and check-out locations, and some of the highlights (islands, towns, nature parks, bays, locations), that you would prefer to visit.
Second, the tailor-made route is refined to maximise each port of call. You can elect to stay longer in some places and omit others.
Third, we customize your itinerary according to your group structure and preferences. If you have small children or teenagers, or if you are an active group of older people travelling without children, or if you are in your 30s travelling with friends who like to party, you can all follow the same route. You can all arrive at the same island, for example, yet experience it in a completely different way:
- Families with young children: we will find the best and safest sandy beaches where you can swim and relax
- Teenagers might enjoy activities such as water sports
- Older groups may with to visit historic places, enjoy a leisurely lunch at a local restaurant, or visit a wine cellar
- Those who like to party might wish to sleep during the day and stay up til the wee hours.
When we have the basis for the itinerary and your group structure (age, wishes, expectations) we construct your wishlist and discuss it with the Captain.
We have successfully organised thousands of charter cruises for every conceivable group size so we have a thorough understanding of what is required to make your trip a success.
We are highly experienced, and specialise in delivering the ultimate yachting holiday.
- Yacht research: we have extensive knowledge about each yacht that we offer for charter and we are one of the most respected and longest-established charter operators in our industry. We have an internal award for best in class yachts - the GOOLET AWARDS - and this rating system ensures consistent quality.
- Planning: we know from experience that detailed planning is key to a successful yacht charter. Our proven systems and in-house expertise ensures that no stone is left unturned and each and every detail is attended to.
- Experience: Over the past 15 years we have gained vast practical exposure to the yacht charter market and all the intricacies and personalities involved. We fully understand the need for excellence in organisation and customer service, clear communication, and seamless delivery. Our repeat business is testimony to our commitment to client satisfaction. We look forward to assisting you.
Your first point of contact at Goolets will be with a Concierge Assistant /Yacht Planner. This involves a full review and confirmation of all of your wishes. This information is collated, then we confirm availability with the yacht owner. We then prepare the necessary paperwork including the charter contract which is signed three-ways - by you (the charterer), by us (the broker), and by the yacht owner. Upon payment of a 50% deposit, the yacht booking is secured.
Your wishlist is compiled and the planning for your trip commences - usually one or two months prior to departure. You will be sent a questionnaire where you will confirm the passenger names, your menu preferences, any food allergies, whether you need airport transfers booked, and so on. We communicate with the yacht’s crew and create a day by day itinerary.
Final payments are made 4 weeks prior to departure, and all relevant travel documents and destination advice are issued. The crew is briefed on any last minute requests.
At check-in state, our destination experts will arrange everything on the ground to ensure an easy embarkation.
We stay in contact throughout your holiday to ensure everything is going as planned.
We are a long-established family business (launched in 2005) with trusted, hands-on management. We are widely recognised in the yachting industry and have years of experience with delivering successful charters to our global clientele.
Alenka and Mitja run the company with the key values of family, integrity, honesty at front of mind in all they do to help others enjoy the good life.
The company relies on state-of-the-art systems and networks supported by highly trained and experienced staff who share their vision.
We take pride in what we do and we look forward to welcoming you on board one of our boats very soon!
You can read more about our story here.
Our Highly Recommended Charter Yachts - The Caribbean
Check out the list of yachts in the Caribbean that we have selected for their outstanding overall quality, performance, and customer satisfaction. This list was compiled with the insight and expertise of experienced local yacht brokers.