Yacht Charter Vacations

By Yacht Charters Guru

Privately Crewed Luxury Yacht Charter Vacations

Back from the recent crewed charter yacht shows on display in Antigua, U.S. Virgin Islands & the British Virgin Islands, we find ourselves feeling completely confident about the Caribbean sailing vacation season ahead. We're also expanding our business by representing yachts in Greece & Croatia!

Caribbean Virgin IslandsHow do you choose the right crewed charter yacht to rent for your vacation? You need a certified CYBA charter yacht broker team with nearly 20 years of experience of actually working onboard a crewed vacation yacht as a Captain & Chef. Yacht Charters Guru is an Award-winner within the professional "inner circle" of Captains & Crew and we answer your questions FAST! 

We specialize in expert advice and care deeply about matching the right charter boat style & crew with your needs and personality.         

~Capt. Randy & Shelly Tucker, February 2018

Luxury Yacht Charters Are...

You are holding a special key to an alternate world of personal 5-Star Service, carefree laughter, spirited adventure, romance & the sheer pleasure of getting away from it all.

Going on a private crewed yacht charter vacation means:

it's ALL about you, ALL the time!

You'll be surprised to learn that here is a charter vacation for every budget.

Far away from overcrowded cruise ships, private yacht charters allow you to explore some of the Caribbean’s most exclusive areas and delight in the natural, unspoiled beauty of secluded islands, hidden coves and secret dive sites. Snorkel around your own private beaches; enjoy your favorite cocktail while watching the sunset on your own private yacht; indulge yourself with gourmet cuisine that is prepared by your Chef with Caribbean flair and served in the most beautiful surroundings you could ever imagine. The Crews of fabulous Catamarans, Sailboats and Motor Yachts await your every need. For those who have sailing experience and love to DIY, Bareboats are available too. Think of us as travel agents who book yachts: We make the process easy and you are in total control of the choices everyday from the islands you visit, how long you stay and the food you enjoy. Truly, it's all about you! 

Charter Yacht Gurus-Capt. Randy & Shelly Tucker
Captain Randy and Chef Shelly TuckerIf you want to experience it first hand and up close, there is no better way than on your own privately crewed professional charter yacht. We know this and we know you want it to be the best vacation ever. We've been sailing and chartering in this area for well over twenty five years. It was our "backyard" which we came to love and cherish. So much so, that we sold everything in 1997 and moved here as owners & operators aboard the 72' sailing yacht Three Moons. We do know the ins and outs of this special place & the people who live there. With us, you don’t just book a charter yacht. We offer you assistance with custom-made itineraries, land tours, transfers, excursions, travel advice. That's what makes us an official Caribbean "Yacht Charter Guru”!

We do not sell yachts like many other agencies so there is no conflict or distraction in our focus for your yacht charter. Our service is free to you. We travel extensively to boat shows and yacht charter shows year round to personally view and inspect many of the yachts. If a yacht has not been personally inspected, references from past charterers or brokers will be retrieved to ensure the quality and safety of both vessel and crew.

5 Reasons Why We are Qualified:

  • As Members of CYBA-The Charter Yacht Brokers Association, we maintain contact with the yachts to keep abreast of the very latest information on crew/yacht conditions and new yachts entering the arena.
  • We stay on top of local and Federal Government to keep informed about changes in our industry, as well as involving ourselves with change in the environments in which we offer charters.
  • We support local organizations engaged in keeping the reefs healthy. We engage in open dialogue with local publications to help keep the government and the public aware of this important industry in our islands.
  • As a seasoned charter yacht Owner & Crew, we have access to the "inner circle" and know all the facts.
  • We've developed longtime friendships with vendors such as local taxi drivers, ferry companies, good places to stay on land, great restaurants and much more.

Recent Reviews from Our Clients:

Would you use the services of Yacht Charters Guru again in the future? 

"110%!! You are the epitome of what excellent customer service/experience feels and looks like. From the moment I first made an online inquiry you have been attentive, thoughtful, asked all the right questions, didn’t beat around the bush and kept us very informed. You provide a very personalized touch and approach. Extremely attentive and responsive. You have been just wonderful!" 

"Really wonderful and helpful company, look forward to booking with them again in the future."

"Randy and Shelly know everything there is to know about booking your charter yacht vacation. They've been guests and chartered themselves. They are literally experts in this arena. You won't be disappointed."

"We had a superior experience booking a yacht with Yacht Charters Guru! We look forward to returning to the Caribbean for a crewed yacht charter. Thanks y'all for helping us make the most of our vacation!"

"Our family had a "once in a lifetime" trip with Yacht Charters Guru! From the moment we booked our boat to the very end of our vacation Shelly helped us every step of the way. She gave us advice on everything from where to fly into and her favorite places to visit in the islands. Even though we said it was "once in a lifetime" we can't wait to do it again!"

"Quick to respond to our questions and great with matching the right yacht for our interests & needs! I can't wait to sail again!"


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