We are looking at a charters but the thing we are wanting to get away from is working around a schedule. Part of the adventure is the ability to change plans mid stream. If we find a place we really like, we want the ability to stay as long as we like. I don't know a lot about the charter
business but I would imagine they are obligated to some type of set schedule.
The other issue is the cost of a charter
. From my limited research
the rates are from $300 & up per person, per day. That makes a seven day cruise
worth $4200 for two people and I'm sure that rate is too low when you consider food
, drinks and extras. Ten week in the Bahamas
and I could have purchased my own boat. Granted, with the charter I avoid all maintenance
and slip fees
which I still need to investigate.
Still a lot to work out and consider. The great advice I have received from this forum is sure to make our decision a lot easier.
Thank you for your input, we appreciate it.