Caribbean/Bahamas Bareboat Charter Companies 2008-2009

Unless otherwise noted, prices shown are for a 40-foot monohull and a 38-foot catamaran for a weeklong charter in high/low season (in Tortola, if multiple bases). 800-626-5690; info@abacocharters.com; www.abacocharters.com. Charter base: Hope Town, Abaco (15 boats). Offers monohulls 28'–46' (38' monohull, $628/d) catamarans 35'–48' (37' cat, $635/d). Services: Hotel nearby.We are
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Unless otherwise noted, prices shown are for a 40-foot monohull and a 38-foot catamaran for a weeklong charter in high/low season (in Tortola, if multiple bases).

800-626-5690; info@abacocharters.com; www.abacocharters.com. Charter base: Hope Town, Abaco (15 boats). Offers monohulls 28'–46' (38' monohull, $628/d) catamarans 35'–48' (37' cat, $635/d). Services: Hotel nearby.

We are the oldest charter company in the Abacos; we celebrated our 43rd year in 2008. We are dedicated to giving you fast and friendly service, clean boats in Bristol condition, and a fun and relaxing time here in the Abacos. Booking a charter is as easy as 1 (25 percent deposit using credit card or wire transfer), 2 (simple and short charter agreement/sailing resume), 3 (we send you a booking summary/confirmation). You can book on line at www.ytbtravel.com/vgeary or call 772-589-2818. Abaco Bahamas Charters is proud to announce that 1 percent of every charter is donated to Friends of the Environment to help maintain marine parks and moorings as well as coral-reef monitoring and community-wide education.

800-296-5287; 610-458-1550; lynne@barecat.com; www.barecat.com. Charter base: Sea Cow’s Bay—Manuel Reef Marina, Tortola (10 boats). Offers catamarans 38'–47' (38' cat, $4,500–$3,000/10d). Services: Affiliated travel agency; hotel nearby.

784-456-9526/9334; barebum@caribsurf.com; www.barefootyachts.com. Charter base: Blue Lagoon, St. Vincent (25 boats). Offers monohulls 32'–52' ($2,975–$1,785), catamarans 38'–46' ($4,200–$2,520). Services: Affiliated travel agency; hotel nearby, apartments on site; Internet caf. ASA sailing instruction; fully crewed charters; flotillas.

AboutBarefoot Yacht Charters

Barefoot Yacht Charters is the longest-established bareboat charter company in St. Vincent and the Grenadines; we operate from our own custom-built marina at Blue Lagoon. The business is family owned and operated and has established a reputation for highly personalized service. We have a surf shop and water-sports center, along with apartments, an ocean-view restaurant and bar, a well-stocked boutique, and free WiFi.

yachtcharters.com. Charter base: Port Purcell, Tortola (45 boats). Offers monohulls 31'–52' ($6,950–$1,325), catamarans 36'–47' ($8,500–$3,350). Services: Affiliated travel agency; hotel nearby. ASA sailing instruction.

Established in 1974, BVI Yacht Charters offers personal service to their guests. (Check www.caribbeancruisingvacation.com for information on crewed charters.) We are located in a fully equipped marina at Port Purcell. It's a nice, quiet, breezy location in walking distance of two of the largest supermarkets on Tortola and two great restaurants.

800-262-0308; info@catamarans.com; www.catamarans.com. Charter bases: Nanny Cay, Tortola (28 boats); Chatham Bay, Union Island (3). Offers catamarans 38'–57'($5,795–$4,800). Services: Affiliated travel agency; hotel on site.

800-521-8939 (U.S.); 800-463-6625 (Canada); sailing@conchcharters.com; www.conchcharters.com. Charter base: Fort Burt Marina, Tortola (46 boats). Offers monohulls 32'–52' ($3,099–$2,099), catamarans 38'–47' ($4,599–$2,999). Services: Affiliated travel agency; hotel and restaurant on site. ASA sailing instruction.

Conch Charters, established in 1986, has one of the most diversified selections of charter yachts in the Caribbean. This means best yacht selection and most affordable pricing. Personalized chart and boat briefings are our speciality. We also have an in-house yacht brokerage at <a href="http://www.chartersales.com">www.chartersales.com</a>.

800-944-2962; info@cyoacharters.com; www.cyoacharters.com. Charter base: Frenchtown Marina, St. Thomas (20 boats). Offers monohulls 39'–47' ($3,700–$2,400), catamarans 36'–46' ($4,900–$3,300). Services: Affiliated travel agency; hotel nearby; free WiFi.

CYOA Yacht Charters is located in Frenchtown, the historic fishing village on the west shore of Charlotte Amalie's main harbor. Frenchtown is home to all of the top restaurants and nightlife in St. Thomas, all within walking distance of your boat. CYOA is a small company with the owner on site. We emphasize vessel maintenance and customer service and offers boat in all varieties at sensible prices. We also offer free WiFi at our base.

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