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What's the next Destination?
Every year we try to go somewhere new. Check out our main page for the upcoming trips!
You don’t! And you will definitely have opportunities to learn if you want to. A helpful and willing attitude goes a long way on these trips. When we make boat assignments, we try to pair experienced and non-experienced sailors together so everyone feels safe and well-taken care of. Plus your skipper is experienced at fun and sailing! The vast majority of trip skippers are certified by either the American Sailing Association or another internationally recognized organization.
Do I need Sailing Experience?
Included in the cost of any trip is the boat charter, slip/docking fees, GPS and nautical charts, the boat fuel, dinghy, post-trip Yacht cleaning, towels and linens, sleeping accommodations, one-of-a-kind YachtXP apparel, three meals each day for the week, professional photography, and an expertly planned itinerary.There are additional costs on all trips. These are ultimately optional, but be prepared to budget for: alcohol, meals ashore, additional events/excursions while on land, flights, transportation from airport to marina, and hotels/lodging before and after the sail.
If you cancel more than 120 days out, you can put your deposit towards another YachtXP trip within one calendar year. We strongly recommend travel insurance in case of any unexpected scenarios.
Who's on What Boat?
When selecting a boat, you have the option to reserve an entire boat, a cabin or half of a cabin. Each boat sleeps up to 12 people.
If you have a group of six or larger, we encourage you to reserve your own boat. This allows us to ensure your group is together.
Worried your friends won't sign up? As long as there is still room, we can swap you to an entire boat once you've all signed up.
Want to reserve a boat but need to split across multiple people? Contact us and we'll get it setup!
Sailing trips are pure adventure and adrenaline. Skipper Barry says, “It’s like being on a floating RV.” YachtXP trips are like camping on the water. We sail 3 - 6 hours a day, we anchor off incredible islands, some remote, some bustling cities. We cook meals together, share berths, help hoist the sails, and ultimately become a family. More importantly we have fun doing every single task, whether making coffee or ATV-ing across a mountain after we set anchor. It’s group experience unlike any other.
What's a YachtXP Trip Like?
Are Flights Included?
Flights are not covered in the trip cost. It is up to you to book and arrive on time.
Every boat is required to put down a refundable deposit before we set sail. YachtXP will place a hold onto each credit card based upon the total deposit. If there are any damages to the yacht, the damages are split equally among the crew.
How does the Itinerary Work?
We define the itinerary based on the weather. Nothing is guaranteed when Mother Nature controls the schedule. It is for your ultimate safety that we keep a suggested itinerary, and adjust as needed. On occasion a boat may deviate from the group if an anchorage is full or they need more provisions.
How do Meals work?
Each boat is will be provisioned with a preset menu and detailed cooking instructions. The goal is to accommodate the vast majority of the group however we do try to accommodate dietary restrictions. The daily tasks are split between the crew (yes, you're crew) which includes cooking and cleaning. Optionally you may hire a YachtXP crew member to assist with cooking and cleaning.
Can I Update my Instagram Daily?
Yes! The majority, but not all, of the islands we visit have cell reception. When we are sailing we may not have cell service.
Are formal sailing lessons available?
Yes! Based upon interest, we are able to offer certified US Sailing courses during the trip.
Do you SCUBA Dive during the trip?
Yes! Weather permitting for those who are interested we will coordinate a dive with a local dive company.
What About Kite Boarding or Wind Surfing? Or Maybe a Dinghy Regatta?
Yes! Based upon our destination, we will coordinate with local companies who will offer the opportunity to experience as much as possible!