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Old 19-09-2013, 12:41   #1
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Chartering

i. I am planning for my honeymoon in jan 2014.

I want to charter a boat for 7days Anywhere when the weather is good.
But i have limited experience. I and my wife only took the asa 101 and 103
Any suggestion.
May be hire a skipper for first few days...
Any suggestion?
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Old 19-09-2013, 13:02   #2
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Re: Chartering

Assuming you are based in USA/Canada, it should be a no brainer: BVI, best weather in January, (peak season though, so most expensive charter rates), protected waters, visual navigation and short distances. With a 30+ ft boat, you can do it yourselves.

I would not hire a skipper, especially not on my honeymoon You don't need witnesses

Good luck!
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Old 19-09-2013, 13:34   #3
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Re: Chartering

Agreed. I would probably go for the BVI. Contact Sunsail (whom I have used and can personally recommend), or some other charter company and tell them you want to charter a boat. They will likely ask you your experience. Tell them, but don't start going on about how you "only" have ASA 101 and 103. Just be factual. My guess is that they will let you take a boat without any problem.

They may suggest that you pay for a skipper for a half-day, or a day, so that he can evaluate your ability to handle the boat. If so, then that's what you'll have to do. No matter, it will be a great vacation.
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Re: Chartering

Belize would be another get destination in January... There is a Moorings base down there.
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Old 19-09-2013, 20:39   #5
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Re: Chartering

Been most everywhere.

BVI. Hands down. Also, try BVI Yacht Charters - Sailing Vacations with the personal attention you deserve.
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Old 20-09-2013, 19:13   #6
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I once skippered a honeymoon trip for a good friend in a similar situation. He wanted a honeymoon charter but had limited experience so invited me to skipper the charter. GF and I went and it was a great trip.

It was fun before the trip too when people would ask me, a confirmed bacehlor (then), about my vacation plans...."I'm going on a honeymoon"..."WHAT?!, you are gettimg married?"..."Nope, just going on a honeymoon". ;-)

I suggest doing the same or hiring a local captain, your honeymoon cruise will be much more pleasant that way rather than being stressed.
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