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Contact the Yacht Charters Guru Team

We are here to answer your questions concerning your search for the perfect charter yacht and Crew. We have extensive experience within the charter industry with 18 years based in the U.S. Virgin and British Virgin Islands. From Ft. Lauderdale to Trinidad, we've sailed throughout the entire Caribbean island chain. This makes us qualified to give you no nonsense advice concerning your vacation of a lifetime! Repeat clients account for over 60% of our business, so you know that we're successful at making the perfect crewed yacht charter match. 

We offer information on destinations, charter types, and prices with up-to-date availability calendars. In order to match you and your group with the ideal yacht and Crew, it is beneficial for us to speak with you directly.

Or, if you prefer, please fill out the adjacent quick request form to send us an email with your charter details. We're always online!

Capt. Randy & Shelly are available 9 AM to 6 PM Eastern Time, 7 days a week.

Contact Information

Toll Free: 1-800-859-0042

Post-Charter Client Reviews!

January 2018

Catamaran Vivo Charter Yacht Guest Comments Reviews 2018"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!"

"Very pleased with the yacht and location!" ~SEF

November 2018

You all had your hands full with the Chris 50th Birthday Cruising and Boozing Crew. We were greeted with smiles and hospitality that never ended!! The boat remained spotless, the food amazing and the sailing beautiful. We were able to get everyone in and out of the tender without any oops! HA HA HA. Chris´s birthday lobster feast was so well set up and well beyond what we expected. We enjoyed a 21lbs Turkey, which only just fitted the oven! It was an absolute feast! Night time fish watching and star gazing. We are BLESSED to have shared this experience with both sets of our parents and two best friends that are like family. -Greg Vanessa and Amanda are the perfect trio- complementing each other with a full team effort. We cannot thank you enough for making memories of this trip we each will cherish!!!
-Chris & Mel and Birthday Crew

Melanie said it all! Thank you for the wonderful adventure! XXOO
- Mike and Barb

Ditto. Thank you for the unforgettable adventures!! You guys are a wonderful crew!
-Mike and Sherry

Hey Guys, great job! The food was very, very good including the service. Thanks for giving our son Chris, the best 50th birthday party ever! Thanksgiving dinner was better than best . . . amazing! Hope you enjoyed the music! When we get home and look at the pictures, we will be able to enjoy the trip over and over again! Thanks so much for being a part of our lives! God Bless all of you!
-With our love,
Bob & Bernie

July 2017

From Nancy: 
"We sailed aboard the yacht Kestrel with Captain Andrew & Chef/ First Mate Kailee July 1st to 8th. There were 8 of us which included our children & grandkids. By far this was our best vacation ever! The boat was spacious, clean, and well maintained and exceeded our expectations. Andrew took us to amazing snorkeling locations, fun, beach bars, shopping, and made sure our every wish was executed perfectly. My husband and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary aboard and Andrew served as our officiate for our vow renewal (which was a surprise to me). Kailee was an amazing chef even baked us a special cake for our anniversary. We had 3 hot meals everyday that were wonderful. Andrew and Kailee were such great hosts I got teary when we left. It felt as though we were leaving family. We will cherish the great memories of this vacation." 

From Joe: 
"I was happy that the crew knew immediately how to get in the groove with the younger people on the boat. Of course, Nancy & I didn't have a clue what they were talking about most of the time; but we really liked how the crew connected with everyone. Andrew did a super great job of performing a mock wedding ceremony to celebrate our 20th anniversary and the cake was fantastic. The cabins & beds were plenty big enough. The yacht is really clean & in good shape and no bilge smells; but the A/C's weren't the best. The only thing we didn't know in advance was that there wasn't any A/C in the bunk rooms. I liked how Andrew always managed to anchor away from all the other boats. That gave us some nice space on a busy week. We may never be able to pay for a trip like this for our family again; but we sure are happy that we did it once on catamaran Kestrel." 

June 27 2017

"It was truly one of the best vacations I’ve ever had. The crew on Catamaran Lolalita couldn't have done anything better. They were very easy to be around, friendly, humorous & fun to hang around with. All this while doing their jobs with ease & always trying to accommodate us in all areas. We felt like they were part of our "family". They made this trip extremely enjoyable. They were very knowledgeable about all aspects of the boat & made us feel very secure. Every meal was top notch, tasty & presentation was always beautiful. The charter was well worth every penny we paid. Never being to BVI, everywhere we went was better than the one before in some way. Loved it all! Capt. Gio knew exactly where to go for good, dives, snorkeling or to just sit back & enjoy the beauty. There was plenty of things for all of us to do. Overall satisfaction was definitely a 10/10 for me. Can't wait to be able to do it again!! Thanks for all that you did for us YachtCharters.Guru!"
~ L. Thompson, North Carolina

Yacht Charter Guest Review Crewed Catamaran Lolalita

May 23, 2017
Thanks for arranging this amazing trip for us aboard Catamaran Amara!!!! We have loved every second, and Nathan and Penny are the best!!!!"

~D. Howington, Texas

C. Fernandes~April 3, 2017
To Catamaran Eclipse: Capt. Jack, Jaimey & Mel- We had a wonderful week with you guys. I find it incredible that you can pay attention to all of the details and be so laid back & fun to be with at the same time. The boat, the food, the water sports, the BVI's were all fantastic. Thanks for Everything!

L. Aldridge
March 14, 2017
The crew of Xenia 74 was very friendly, professional & very knowledgeable about sailing and the Virgin Islands. The service was impeccable! The value of the cost of the charter was good! Cuisine was awesome! The Crew took care of everything! All water sports were offered. We would book Xenia 74 again. Loved every minute and will definitely contact you again for our next charter. Will also share your info with anyone interested in traveling to the BVI! Many thanks! L. Aldridge

The Boudreaux Family
March 14, 2017
Allison and I couldn’t of asked for a better trip on catamaran Xenia 74 and staff than any event we’ve ever been on! We give them “10’s” across the board! Please don’t do anything different because you have one hell of a process in play! Thanks again for all you and the crew did to ensure our wonderful vacation!

Leslie & Craig McDonnold
March 7, 2017
What an incredible trip on catamaran Xenia 74!! We loved our crew, Gareth, Kristine and Jesse!! They were incredibly knowledgeable, professional and accommodating!! I give all three crew a “10”!! The food was fantastic!! Kristine is a wonderful chef as well as a hardworking crew member!! Everything was presented beautifully and things were always pristine!! I absolutely loved this trip and would recommend it to friends and family!! Thank you again!! Leslie 'n Craig McDonnold Midland, TX

Rose Marie Bravo and Bill Jackey
March 3, 2017
My favorite memory of our tandem yacht charter trip aboard Catamaran Akasha & Catamaran Bamarandi was simply watching the bonding of all of our children & grandchildren with each other. I loved watching all the little cousins play in the water. The food on both yachts was exquisite! I cannot say enough about how both the crews were always there for us, offering whatever we needed and checking on us. This trip was a great way for 13 people to travel together. I particularly liked how whenever I called Shelly at YachtCharters.Guru, no matter if it was day or night, she was always there to answer the phone and my questions. I will miss our regular phone calls! We so appreciate your thoughtfulness. Thanks so very much! Rose Marie Bravo

Diane & Chris Jackey & Family
March 3, 2017
Hello, Shelly.
We just wanted to say thank you for all your help organizing our family’s tandem vacation on Catamaran Bamarandi. What a wonderful time away we all had. It far surpassed any expectations we may have had, and will be the topic of choice when discussing our best memories for years to come.
As our family spent most of our time on board Bamarandi, we felt it would be appropriate to comment on our experience. From the first time we stepped on deck, we were welcomed with open hearts. Donald and Audrey worked tirelessly to ensure we were always comfortable, entertained, and extremely well cared for and well-fed! We were so impressed with their level of professionalism and competence. They were always mindful of our children, whether it was looking out for their safety while playing with all the amazing toys, instructing and leading them in scuba diving, or just spending time entertaining them with Caribbean stories, history and card tricks! Of course, the kids enjoyed their time with Richard as well, who made our stay so comfortable, they were wishing he would come home with us!! The boat itself is lovely and modern. It was meticulously kept and very comfortable for our large family of 7. There’s just something so relaxing about being gently rocked to sleep each night! We can’t say enough about our vacation on board the Bamarandi. Our only warning to future guests would be to take care, because once you sail with them, you may never want to go anywhere else ever again!
Best regards, Chris and Diane Jackey

Ava M.
February 24, 2017
We had been waiting for the moment to board the Catamaran Lotus for MONTHS! Our time on the Lotus lived up to all the expectations we had. it is going to be almost impossible to ever go back to a resort or to go back to every night cooking, because the Lotus crew spoiled us (We enjoyed it very much). It was wonderful watching Carson jump in the water and go snorkeling for the first time by himself. I loved my birthday experience! It's something I will never forget! See you next time! Ava, Carson, Miranda, Michael, Tom & Kathy

February 21, 2017
Our charter with Drumbeat 1 was great. Vince and the crew were terrific. I think everyone on the boat had a great time. The food was great and the service on the boat was great. About all I can say is that everything was great. It was a very memorable trip. Thanks for all of your help, GM


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