Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 25-07-2016, 12:51   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 3
Newbie questions re: meals/provisioning of charters

Hi all,

We are two couples interested in chartering a skipper-only catamaran for a week in either the Abacos, Exumas, or BVIs. We are envisioning the trip as a "tour" of various beach bars and seafood shacks, and therefore would be interested in having only a few meals onboard the boat (maybe 2 dinners and 2 lunches during the course of a week). Is that doable on a skippered charter? If so, does the skipper cook and/or provision the boat, or would that be our responsibility? The best cook among us would have trouble with anything beyond cold cuts, so this is a real concern! If we would be in charge of the handful of meals, is it customary and/or polite to prep those meals for the skipper as well?

If the above is not really doable and the only alternative is a crewed charter, are such charters generally flexible with respect to meals? Mostly I'm seeing crewed charters for which the rate includes all or nearly all meals onboard the boat, which is a deal-breaker for us. Any guidance as to what the "norms" are with respect to meals on skippered/crewed boats would be very much appreciated!

NOT Julia Child
TraceyG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-07-2016, 05:23   #2
Registered User
Rubikoop's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: St Thomas USVI
Boat: Freedom Express 39 cat ketch
Posts: 740
Newbie questions re: meals/provisioning of charters

Welcome to the forum!

It's easily doable in the BVI. I've done many skippered charters in the USVI/BVI area and have no problem creating an itinerary that has shoreside food options for lunch and dinner everyday if that's what is wanted. Working for a charter company, I see people over provisioning all the time. Of course any alcoholic beverages left over are utilized and not thrown out!!!

Enjoy your trip.

Sent from my iPhone using Cruisers Sailing Forum
Rubikoop is offline   Reply With Quote

charter, meals, provisioning

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
BVI charters for sailing - Voyage Charters Contract VAS Atlantic & the Caribbean 19 27-12-2012 17:00
Foul Weather Meals Kai Nui Provisioning: Food & Drink 29 22-02-2007 05:14
Meals on Fin 2divers Provisioning: Food & Drink 6 21-05-2006 12:57

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 23:13.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.