Definitive Guide to Boat Charters

Definitive Guide to Boat Charters and Rentals

Definitive Guide to Boat Charters and Rentals

By: Ethan K. Roberts

Are you considering a boat charter and are unsure what is available or what to look for? Well here is your answer; this article will provide you with fun and interesting facts about boat charters. Boat charters are fun and exciting for any type of get together. They work well for family reunions, weddings, and even executive outings.

The size of your group will affect the size of the boat you can charter. There are two basic types of charter boats available; un-inspected passenger boats, or 6-pack boats (which are so named because they carry only six or fewer passengers), and inspected passenger boats.

6-pack boats are great for smaller groups of six or less, and these boats have a variety of types and sizes. For example, six pack boats can be sailboats, fishing boats, or cruising boats and anything in between. While this type of boat charter is the least expensive of the two, you will still need a licensed captain with you at all times. On six-pack charter boats you can have catering for meals while on board.

Inspected passenger boat charters are designed to carry groups large than six passengers. These too come in various shapes and sizes, inspected passenger boats can range from sailboats to dinner cruise ships. Some of these boat charters are designed to carry anywhere from six to several hundred passengers, depending on the type of boat you desire. Inspected passenger boats can offer you many different features that an un-inspected passenger boat cannot. Features like catering, destinations, live music, or a DJ are available on these larger boats.

These inspected passenger charter boats, are required to adhere to strict rules and regulations stated by the Coast Guard. Fees are based on the size, operating requirements, and extra features you want with the package, this includes any alcoholic beverages you wish you and your party to consume.

Boat charters can offer a wide variety of different aspects to your chartering experience. They can offer educational trips for children; these can make exciting learning experience for children of all ages to learn about the environment and boating. Most boat charters offer several different types of educational trips that can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days.

They are also great for executive outings to entertain clients, reward employees for a job well done, or as a way to create team-building events. Regardless of the reason you choose a boat charter, it is guaranteed to build a lasting impression on clients and employees alike.

Weddings on boat charters are also very popular. They allow the bride and groom to break out of the box when it comes to weddings and host an experience of a lifetime. By using one of the boats, you can create a full-blown wedding complete with an elaborate and elegant atmosphere or choose a simple, quaint, and casual wedding. Elaborate and elegant weddings can cost anywhere from $5000 to $30,000, dependant upon the type of wedding, size of the boat, and number of passenger guests you desire. Smaller weddings usually start at around $1,000.

Charter boats are also great for touring the local hot spots of an area or fishing. Whatever the event, choosing a boat charter is going to be a memorable experience for all involved.

Author Bio
Ethan K. Roberts writes about boat chartering and other topcis. Visit his other sites on boat cover articles and boat charters.

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9 responses to “Definitive Guide to Boat Charters

  • Samuel

    For now I am also planning to buy one and a 6-pack boat is my targeted because it is a family sized boat and all can be accomodated in my family I guess. Going on a boat with your family or friends is just a simple yet very interesting and enjoyable hobby. I myself is a fan of going on a river and sea and I could really say there is nothing comparable than a view from a river or sea.

  • Cathya

    I am planning to buy but at this moment my target is a car and not really a brand new car, just a car that is good to use and at the same time presentable. I think the concepts in buying a boat will be applied in buying a car except for such serious legalities because owning a car is much more involve in registrations and some sort of stuffs.

  • Hardz

    Because safety is everything the inspected passenger charter boats, are required to adhere to strict rules and regulations stated by the Coast Guard because safety means a lot too us since we only have one life unlike cats (just kidding ha ha ha lol). Anyway we should really be cautious in every move we take because our lives are so important.

  • Arthur

    This is also my reason why I would love to have charter boat “Whatever the event, choosing a boat charter is going to be a memorable experience for all involved”, it’s so glamorous and luxurious to have charter boat and in my situation right now I can’t still buy one of it but anyway I still enjoyed reading your article about definitive guide to boat charters and there are some new information that is added to my vocabulary.

  • Arnel

    Definitely! This is good in buying boat and I appreciate much of ideas filled in here. I may write some of this for future reference in buying boat and maybe I will also share some of this to my friends and maybe I will ask each one of them if they have plans on buying boat in the mere future. Anyway this is a good morning and I hope this will be a good day not just to me but also to us. Enjoy the day everyone and have a good and blessed day.

  • Marilya

    This is a good guide and this is cool. I also have an idea for having one on an occasion, boats are so romantic in my point of view and it can be use in weddings or dates or maybe romantic surprises but I just wonder how much money will have you have to save for this. I guess that is the trade of, in order for you to have such just romantic date just like having like this you need also to first save money because it is expensive.

  • Marie C

    I think it is much better than buying the boat, because it is less expensive than owning a boat. Renting a boat is nice if you’re just using it occasionally, but if you’re using it most of the time then instead of renting and spending almost thousands and millions in renting then I think buying a boat is much better than just renting it.

  • Relencio

    Cool article and I also want to add a thing “Boating is a lot of fun. It can be relaxing and a great way to get away from the stress of everyday life. There are plenty of good reasons to boat. But there is another side of boating. And also the fact that is most first time boat buyers sell their boat after two years. Why? They have either upgraded or (more likely) quit boating. Anyway in which is your side I hope you can have a boat that you really love, at the end it’s up to you if you want to pursue it.

  • Maricelle

    I didn’t know that there are weddings in boat “Weddings on boat charters are also very popular. They allow the bride and groom to break out of the box when it comes to weddings and host an experience of a lifetime”, I think it will be a romantic and it will be full of love. Do you have any videos of it? or picture? I bet it looks beautiful and romantic. Boat Charters are very expensive and I know it is not easy to buy one and I know also it is only for luxury. Anyway it is nice reading this one.

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