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Charter Guide

The Moorings offers a wide range of charter options to choose from and services to help make your holiday easy and unforgettable. Regardless of your experience, you can charter with The Moorings on our custom built fleet in any or all of our breathtaking worldwide destinations.

View the sections below to find your ideal charter style, essential extras for your trip, important details & policies, and more…

The Moorings Charter Options


Charter Bareboat - Skipper Yourself, Sail or Power

If you have sailed or boated previously, even if you have not spent much time as captain, you will likely qualify to charter one of our yachts. An understanding of basic seamanship, boat handling and navigation is all that is required for a yacht charter in many of our locations.

No formal certification is required for most regions. By completing our Sailing or Boating Resume and submitting it online, we will immediately inform you what size yacht you qualify to sail with us and which destinations are appropriate for your experience. Formal Qualifications are required for our destinations in the Mediterranean and in Belize. Please see the links to the right to learn more.

We will ensure you are completely comfortable before you leave the dock. Prior to departure, you will receive a detailed Charter Briefing on your cruising area and a full Yacht Orientaion aboard your yacht on it's operation and equipment. If you wish, we will even provide you with a complimentary Moorings "Friendly Skipper" who will join you for up to a half-day on the first day of your trip at no additional cost.

Learn more about our “Friendly Skipper”

If you would like a hand to familiarise yourself with your yacht, or brush up on your crew's sailing skills, The Moorings provides an optional "Friendly Skipper" who will join you for up to a half-day on the first day of your trip at no additional cost.

Charter with a Skipper - Sail or Power

A charter with the option of a Moorings Skipper is an excellent choice if you have never chartered before, want to book a yacht that's larger than you're comfortable handling, or simply want more time for rest and relaxation.

You can still charter the yacht of your dreams — with a little help. Leave the work and responsibility to your Skipper, or choose to take the helm under the Skipper's guidance. With years of cruising experience and a wealth of local knowledge, our Skippers are the ideal guides to your cruising area.

Learn more about Skippered Yacht Charters.

Charter a Crewed Yacht

If you prefer to leave the helm to your professional Captain and take delight in the culinary pleasures of your private Chef, then a Moorings Crewed Yacht Charter is perfect for you. The utmost in personal service, premier yachts, and a deeply rejuvenating experience awaits you with the promise of memories that will last a lifetime. Every hour in paradise is yours to spend swimming, snorkeling, and relaxing at your own pace.

This all-inclusive experience not only provides you with a Captain and Chef, but all watertoys, food, snacks, drinks and cocktails are included as well. Your crew’s excellent local knowledge will ensure you discover all the best places to go, at the best times to go there. Read more to see what is included on your Crewed Yacht Charter.

Crewed Yachts, by the Cabin - "Sail Away Cabins"

In the British Virgin Islands, you don’t have to charter an entire Crewed Yacht to enjoy the amenities of our Crewed Yacht Charters. Our Sail Away Cabins packages, booked by the cabin, and are ideal for couples and singles alike.

Group Charters and Corporate Events

Group Charter

Looking for an unforgettable way to accommodate a large travel group or corporate team? The Moorings offers a range of options to help you create a one-of-a-kind group charter experience. Completely customisable with five or more yachts, a group charter can be organised to your needs with the help of our dedicated Groups & Incentives team. Select your desired destination and dates, then choose from Bareboat, Crewed or Power Yacht Charters. We can help you plan an itinerary, arrange meals and even facilitate air and hotel arrangements. From family reunions to business outings, your group will always enjoy the dedicated service and breathtaking destinations The Moorings has prided itself on for more than 40 years. Learn more about our Group Charters and Corporate Events.

Learn to Sail

Learn To Charter

Few things in life are more satisfying than being the captain of your own yacht and learning how to do so is easier than you think. The Moorings offer a fully comprehensive range of sailing and power yacht courses, designed to cater to every level of experience. Visit our partners at Port Solent sailing school in Portsmouth and take your yachting skills to the next level with RYA certified courses. Courses availabe include; International Certificate of Competence, RYA Competent Crew, RYA Day Skipper, RYA Coastal Skipper or Yachtmaster Offshore. For information on pricing and availabilty please call 023 9222 2221 or visit

Mediterranean Powerboating Requirements

Please review the requirements below while planning your holiday:



Mediterranean Sailing Requirements

Please review the sailing requirements while planning your sailing holiday:




Complete a CV

Complete our Sailing or Power CV and we will tell you immediately  what size yacht and which destinations are appropriate for your experience when you charter with us.

Complete our Sailing CV

Complete our Power CV


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