1.Tell Us Your Preferences: Call us, e-mail us, or fill in our inquiry form so that we can learn about your preferences. If you are new to this, you probably do not even know exactly what you want. Not to worry, we know the right questions to ask! You might also enjoy browsing our Yacht Search Page.
2. We Make Recommendations and send you a list of e-brochures of the yachts and crews that best fit those preferences.
3. We work together to select the best yacht and crew - you can ask us 1001 questions. (1002 may be one too many!) Once you decide:
4. We option the yacht and dates and send you a Charter Agreement via fax or e-mail.
5. You send a deposit and a signed Charter Agreement. We require a 50% deposit to confirm the yacht. (Many yachts only require a 25% deposit if booked more than six months in advance with the second 25% due 6 months prior to the charter). The final payment is due 30-45 days prior.
6. We show you the vacation of a lifetime! We confirm your booking and send you a “Get Ready to Cast Off” package which includes a detailed questionnaire about your travel plans, food and beverage requests, activities of interest, etc....and you can start dreaming about paradise! The Captain will contact you a couple of weeks prior to the Charter to "meet" you and review all of your charter requests as well as to discuss the itinerary.
Cancellation: Your deposit is fully refundable if the yacht is re-booked. If it is not re-booked, you forfeit your payments. This is standard industry policy. Cancellation insurance is available should you have to cancel due to illness, death in the family, and some work related reasons.
Payments: Most yacht owners require a 50% deposit to confirm the dates (25% if the charter is more than six months in advance with another 25% due at six months prior). The 50% balance is due 30-60 days prior to the charter.
Forms of Payment: A select number of yacht owners accept credit cards; otherwise, payment can be made to Ocean Getaways by personal check, corporate check, or wire transfer. All funds are held in an escrow account.