How do Yacht Charters measure up?

Vacation Comparison: Yacht, Hotel, Cruise Ship Chart

Cruise Ship
Hotel / Resort
Yacht Charter
Stand in line for the buffet, or be seated at your assigned time. Eat fast, there is another seating coming right after you!
Menu is not customized to your tastes and can be costly 3 X a day.
Personal chef who asks what you like and dislike as part of the charter planning. Eat where and when you want all inclusive.
Stand in line with 1,000s of others to do what the ship offers, not necessarily what you want to do that day.
Same reef, same fish, same view, same place to do the same activities each day, and it is on their schedule, not yours.
Select a yacht with your activities in mind, and do them at your pace, and in a different place each day, if you like.
Beaches &


With 1,000’s of others, you will all be taken to the same beaches on the same few big islands capable of handling that many people.
Same beach every day, with every other hotel guest
Smaller, quaint islands and unique, out of the way beaches, many of which are accessible only by boat.
Mass lecture if you are lucky, handed the equipment in line and figure it out on your own.
Share your instructor with every other hotel guest.
Personalized instruction in sailing, diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, cooking, underwater photography, philosophy and more.
Try and change the ship’s schedule! You go where the ship can fit, and where 1,000s can be handled.
Same, Same, Same. Or spend your time finding activities outside resort.
You set the pace. Your schedule can change if you like a particular island, or find something interesting along the way.
Are you on a boat? How can you tell? Your windows are sealed and the deck is 100′ above the water.
Day trips only to places near by.
Experience the water and the joy of sailing. We can even teach you how!
On most ships, you will pay extra for every drink, including sodas. And shore excursions are extra and they add up.

At all-inclusives, you pay for everything, whether you use it or not, and anything out of the resort will be extra.
At a hotel, you pay for all meals, transportation and excursions.

All meals, drinks, transportation from island to island, personal service, and the use of onboard water toys are all included in the price.