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FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions about Booking a Yacht

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions about Booking a Yacht

Dubai is one of the most fantastic vacation destinations in the world because it allows for a great number of activities to be undertaken. When it comes to special treats, chartering a yacht in Dubai is a great way to pass the time and make unforgettable memories.
The yacht charter industry has evolved a lot in the last few years in Dubai and those who come here to rent yachts for their vacations or special events often have a lot of questions related to the services and what they can and cannot do on a yacht.

Here are a few of the most frequently asked questions about booking a yacht in Dubai:

How long does my charter have to take?

Yachts are generally chartered for at least three hours to enjoy all the sights, quicker charters can also be available. Our charter executives can provide you more information on this matter.

Are your yachts crewed?

Yes, every yacht is assigned with its own Captain and Crew. Besides our own standard qualification and English speaking requirements, all Crew has to hold the necessary STCW (standards of training certification and watchkeeping) and have a proven track record with the Maritime Ser

How do I pay for the yacht charter in Dubai?

You can pay for your charter by one of the following methods:

•    Online Payment Link;
•    Cash/Cheque;
•    Debit or Credit Card.

What is the cost for a yacht to charter in Dubai?

Charter prices start from AED 500 per hour, however prices can vary according to the size of the yacht booked.

What do I need to bring with me?

All guests onboard MUST bring with them a valid I.D. passport if originating from outside the U.A.E. and I.D. for residents of the Emirates. If not in possession of such documents, you or your guests may be refused the entry on the yacht.

Are we allowed to swim?

Swimming is allowed only during daylight hours. Cut-offs are usually at 7.00 P.M. during summer and 5.00 PM during winter.

What types of facilities are on board?

Each yacht has cabins, saloons, heads and flybridges (excl. 35 ft.).

What type of food and drinks are available on board?

We have contracted a professional catering firm which services all our yachts. Our charter executives can give you more information on the menu options.

What is the itinerary and what will we be able to see?

Your charter will begin journeying through the Dubai Marina, after which while out on the Arabian Sea it will travel around Palm Jameira, seeing views such as the Atlantis Hotel and the One & Only Royal Mirage, from there across to the 7 Star Burj Al Arab and Jumeirah Beach Hotel, prior to turning back near the Sheik Mohammad’s Island. If time will allow it, the yacht will be anchored in the sheltered waters, allowing you and your guests to relax and enjoy the views of Dubai.

Can I charter a yacht without a crew?

Yes, it is possible to rent yachts without a crew, however, you should be aware of the fact that you will need to have previous experience for certain types of vessels. Otherwise, you will need a few training sessions in order to be able to man the yacht.

What are the types of yachts that I can charter in Dubai?

We can provide you with a wide variety of yacht and vessels for charter in Dubai. Among these, we recommend you the following:

          small yachts if you plan a little getaway or a small party with just a few people;
          we also have medium-sized yachts in our fleet, if you are in need of such vessel;
          a large yacht can be chartered for just as large events, such as corporate or engagement parties;
          you can also charter dhows with us if you are looking for a unique experience;
          luxury yachts are among the most sought types of vessels in our fleet.

You can also benefit from advice in choosing the right type of yacht in accordance with your needs and the services you consider you could need.

Can I host a party on a yacht charter in Dubai?

Yes, you definitely can. We have special yachts on which such parties can be hosted. You will only need to provide us with some details about the party and we can help you.

What types of parties can I host on a yacht?

Pretty much all types of parties. Most people rent yachts for corporate parties and team building activities, but private events such as wedding anniversaries and retirement parties can also be hosted on a chartered yacht. You can even have a birthday party on a chartered yacht.

Can I have my wedding on a yacht for rent in Dubai?

Yacht wedding receptions are quite common in Dubai, so you can host your event on one of our yachts. We can even accommodate some of the services you need for such an important event.

Can I book a yacht for a short period of time?

Yes, we are very flexible from this point of view, so that you can rent a yacht for just one hour or for an entire day.

When is the best time to book a yacht in Dubai?

There are two rates that apply when renting a yacht in Dubai: the low season and the high season rates. The low season is usually during the summer months as the weather here is quite hot, while the high season is usually during the winter month. However, you can book your yacht charter with us earlier and thus take advantage of special offers. Another thing you may want to consider when booking a vacation during the low seasons is that some museums have special working hours, so if you also plan some sightseeing, we invite you to contact us and ask for recommendations.

Can I book a yacht for an entire vacation in Dubai?

Sure, all our yachts have all it takes for you to have a relaxing vacation: large cabins where you can sleep and relax, bathrooms and even a kitchen where you or one of our crew members can cook for you.

Can companies book yachts for video filming and shooting sessions?

Yes, we service both persons who want to book yachts for their vacations, but also companies interested in booking yachts for various activities, including video filming and shooting sessions. You can book yachts for a few hours or a few days, depending on your needs.

Do I need insurance when booking a yacht in Dubai?

Yes, the insurance is a must when booking a yacht in Dubai because no matter how careful you are, accidents can happen at any time. Considering there are various activities you can undertake on a such a trip, health and accident insurance are mandatory.

Do I need to sign a contract when renting a yacht?

Yes, all our yacht rentals are subject to specific terms and conditions which are mentioned in the contract. There are several types of contracts available based on the services you require, and they will all be written in the agreement.

Are there any restrictions when chartering a yacht with you?

Yes, all our contracts stipulate the restrictions imposed when booking a yacht with us. Among these, drug use is strictly forbidden.

If you have more questions about booking a yacht in Dubai with our yacht charter, please do not hesitate to contact us.  Do not hesitate to reach out if you are in need of a specific type of yacht charter and related services in Dubai, as we can accommodate your wish.