About In The Wild Yacht Charter BrokersWe are dedicated to finding you the perfect yacht charter vacation
At In The Wild Yacht Charters it is our mission to help make sailing dreams come true! As Yacht Charter Brokers, we have been arranging sailing and motor yacht vacations for close to two decades. We pride ourselves on finding our clients the best island hopping getaways and sailing adventures of a lifetime. With our years of knowledge of yachts, crewed and bareboat, and experience with the world’s best cruising destinations, we offer you our expertise in finding the perfect yacht charter. We truly enjoy setting our clients up with sailing vacations to remember. So how much will all this expertise cost me? Absolutely nothing! Its FREE! There is no cost to you for our yacht charter services. The yacht owners pay us when we book their yacht. Therefore, there is no pre-bias to book a certain fleet. Our brokers choose the best options for you from the worlds best charter yachts. As certified yacht charter brokers through the Virgin Islands Charter Yacht League (VICL) our brokers attend charter yacht shows in the Caribbean, Mediterranean and the Atlantic each year. At these shows we inspect the yachts, and meet the crews with whom we work to design and promote our exciting and original sailing vacations and itineraries. This is when we really get to know the vessels, inspect the amenities and find out what is special about each crew so that we can match yacht accommodations and crew interests with your desires. We are independent yacht charter brokers with access to yachts from all fleets and from independent owner operated vessels. We have no in-house fleet to be biased towards when making suggestions. We have only our client’s best interest in mind when we recommend charter vacations. Most crewed charter yachts can only be booked through a broker, so we can offer a vast selection of charter choices, that you can not find on your own. Bare boat rentals can be booked directly by the client, but we offer a service that makes finding the right boat a breeze. We know the bareboat company fleets and save you the time and hassle of searching for an appropriate boat to rent in your chosen destination. See our Charter Handbook for details on the differences between a bareboat, crewed yacht, and a cabin cruise experience along with FAQ on chartering a yacht. Whatever you are looking for in a sailing holiday experience, In The Wild Yacht Charter Brokers will find you the the very best options in your budget range.
Jillian Mara is founder and owner of In The Wild Yacht Charters. Her passion for sailing and power boating and sincere love of adventure, wildlife and island hopping, inspired In The Wild Yacht Charters. She has always had an entrepreneurial spirit and started her first business at age 16, “Jill’s Tropical Plants”. Before yacht charters she owned a video company, In the Wild Productions, recording whale watch trips in Cape Cod, MA, which she has since sold to her associate, Christopher Hamilton. Between spending time with whales, Jillian learned to sail in Cape Cod Bay on a sunfish and later bought a 23′ cabin cruiser. Since then, some of her other adventures included sailing as crew from Antigua on a private 80′ Camper Nicholson, 9 weeks sailing throughout the Caribbean on a 130′ wooden schooner shooting a promotional video for a semester at sea program, as crew in a schooner race down the Chesapeake Bay, and delivering charity items to Cuba from Key West on a 36′ sloop. The charter business has allowed her to experience power boating in the Mediterranean and sailing a Gulet in Turkey, and so much more. She loves to share the adventure and In The Wild Yacht Charters allows her to do that with clients. Having lived in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands for 8 years with her companion who owned a sport fishing business, Jillian often crewed with him, especially for island tours and snorkeling charters. Before they had the power boat, they rigged up their tandem kayak with a sail and adventured to outer cays and even did a week sail and camping on island beaches in the British Virgin Islands. To Jillian, being on the water and In The Wild exploring islands and coastlines is the ultimate freedom. Jill is now building a natural cottage at her mountain retreat in the southern Rocky Mountains, but travels yearly to international charter yacht shows and sails in various destinations on different yachts to keep always informed of the latest and hottest island hopping dreams! Jillian’s leadership, attention to detail, and devotion to her products and customers are driving forces of In the Wild’s success. She is dedicated to matching customers desires with the perfect crew and yacht charter, with the aim of creating happy clients who have the vacation of a lifetime and keep coming back for more. She always claims she is not a sales person. “One doesn’t need to Sell this vacation. It sells itself!” Jillian has a BA degree in Communications and a Masters in Teaching.
How It All Began The inspiration to start this unique charter yacht brokerage came from our encounters with the many boaters and charter yacht crews who have much more to offer their guests than just gourmet food and casual sailing. We’ve met former professors, wildlife experts, sailing instructors and people with unique local knowledge of the islands who are interested in and capable of leading journeys of discovery combined with complete sailing charter vacations. We also know that there are many people who want something more enriching from their vacation. Thus we started In the Wild to organize and promote adventurous, educational and otherwise uniquely themed sailing vacations along with the usual yacht charter services. From the start we had overwhelmingly positive responses from the yacht crews, other brokers, investors and most importantly, our clients. In the Wild has been described as “refreshing”, “inspired”, and “about time”! We are proud of the sailing cruises we offer, our inspiration to go beyond the average, and of the yachts and special crew we represent. We are certain that you will love our sailing vacations and motor yacht charters in the best cruising destinations around the world.