Cabin Charters. What’s The Deal?
Are you looking to get out of the office, put down your devices, and reconnect with nature? Do you want to get off the beaten track with expert guides and be part of a small travel group? A holiday that lets you explore?
How about a cabin charter sailing holiday in the Caribbean? We drop anchor in a stunning new bay each day so you wake up to new vista each morning and a different sunset each evening. At anchor, you can jump into the warm turquoise waters or head ashore to explore tiny islands. And you get a crew to look after you. Too expensive you may think. Well, let’s look and see what great value a sailing holiday can be!
There are many different types of sailing charter holidays – bareboat charters, skippered charters, but here at BlueFoot Travel we specialise in shared cabin charters with a crew, where you can get amazing experiences for an amazing value.
What you get on our cabin charters
A shared cabin charter with BlueFoot Travel provides you with your hotel room, hotel facilities, transport and a new daily destination, all in one package. We have four double guest cabins and can take up to six guests to make up a small travel group.
You get amazing food and drink and two professional crew who will look after your every need.
Your friendly crew will sail the boat for you if you don’t want to (which can be all of the time if you want to completely relax!). We will also provide informal sailing instruction if you want it.
We will do the cooking, show you the best snorkel spots, and introduce you to the best local bars when you want to go ashore.
Your hotel room comes with you as you sail from one stunning island to the next. And when you get there, you don’t have to worry about entry fees, paying to use the water toys or the cost of going ashore.
You simply sail there in style.
See for yourself how it compares
We have compared the cost of a 7-night resort based holiday in the windward islands with a 7-night crewed cabin charter on Nemo.
|What is included||Crewed Cabin Charter Costs (US$)||Resort Holiday Costs (US$)|
|Price per week in high season (Nov- Jun)||$2,360 pp (double ensuite cabin single occupancy)||$1,750 ($250 a night for beach room single occupancy)|
|Breakfast, lunch, snacks, appetizers and 5 dinners||Included||$740 ($120 day per person)|
|2 dinners ashore to experience island cuisine||$100 per person||$100 per person|
|Soft and alcoholic drinks||Included||$280 ($40 day per adult)|
Use of water sports equipment or toys as we call them on Nemo is free of charge. So, you can enjoy unlimited snorkelling, kayaking, and paddle-boarding! Simply drop off the yacht into the stunning turquoise waters as soon as we anchor.
If you were to book comparable excursions or activities from a resort some examples of what this could cost would be:
|Activity||Crewed Cabin Charter Costs (US$)||Resort Holiday Costs (US$)|
|Sailing instruction||Included||$350 ($50 per day)|
|2-hour kayak||Included||$70 per person|
|1 snorkel in Underwater Sculpture Park||Included||$52 per person|
|SUP||Included||$20 per board an hour|
|Snorkel in Bequia||Included||$20 per person|
|Excursion Type||Crewed Cabin Charter Costs (US$)||Resort Holiday Cost (US$)|
|Day Sail around South Grenada||Included||$100 per person|
|Day Sail: Carriacou to Tobago Cays||Included||$150 per person|
|Guided hiking tours||Included||$40 per person|
|Day Sail from Bequia to Mustique||Included||$140 per person|
As you can see a crewed cabin charter is excellent value for money.
|Holiday Type / Costs||Cabin Charter with BlueFoot Travel||Resort Holiday|
|Total Cost (US$)||$2,460||$3,812|
Hello all single and solo travellers!
As a solo or single traveller, it can be a little frustrating to find great holiday experiences that are prepared with you in mind.
Room charges suddenly double when you select ‘1 person’ from the drop-down menu. Additional excursions are often marketed for couples or families. And there is nothing like walking into a hotel restaurant and asking for a table for ‘one’ with your Kindle in hand. We’ve both been there!
So, how about a shared yacht charter?
You book your very own cabin on the yacht. As you can see all your excursions are included. And sundowners and dinners are always with us and other guests and under the stars. You also don’t need any sailing experience to join us in paradise!
Interested in finding out more?
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Neil & Sam
The BlueFoot Travel Team
About BlueFoot Travel
We offer sailing holidays in the Caribbean. Join us on board a shared yacht and experience an unforgettable crewed cabin charter. Book a cabin for your sailing vacation – ideal for solo and single travellers, couples and small groups. Relax and recharge. Enjoy delicious healthy food. Get hands-on sailing experience with an RYA sailing instructor. And, have lots of fun as we sail from one beautiful island to the next. Sail in style with BlueFoot Travel.
Note: All prices valid from December 2017.