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What To Consider When Booking a Luxury Yacht Charter

First and foremost, you must decide what type of yacht charter will make your special event memorable for your group. There are reasons to carefully consider each of the following choices:

Mega yachts

The mega yacht is considered to be over 100' long. The yacht will include a full crew and offer the most choices of watersports.

Motor yachts

These yachts are less than 100' long. Their smaller size allows for a much larger selection, including both crewed and bareboat options for your group. These yachts are great when you want to get from place to place faster.

Catamarans

The catamaran offers more stability than the traditional monohull sailboat. Like sailboats, you also spend less on fuel costs, as they are wind powered.


Sailboats

As the sails fill with air and the yachts move across the surface of the water under the power of the wind, call it spiritual, call it magical, or maybe there isn't a word for it, but that Sail Away feeling is real.

We offer a variety of options in terms of Mega and Motor yachts to choose from that can accommodate up to twelve passengers. Sweet Caroline is a Fontaine Pajot MY 37 Power Catamaran with exceptional stability and a spacious flybridge and sun deck. Compass Rose, a Prestige 550 Flybridge, boasts a massive full-beam stateroom with four distinct gathering areas and an aft galley, all in an open floor plan layout. Perfect for any family or corporate getaway. Joining our fleet more recently include both the 84 foot yacht Pattam and the 101 foot Hargrave Sea You Later.

Tampa Bay Luxury Yacht Charters offers several Fountaine Pajot catamarans ranging from 40 to 44 feet. Fountaine Pajot has been recognized as the “Number One”builder of sail and power catamarans. Since its establishment in 1976 in France, Fountaine Pajot has developed an unrivalled reputation for building sail and power catamarans that feature innovative design, superior handling, exceptional seaworthiness and cruising comfort.

Our monohulls are built by Jeanneau and designed by world-renowned naval architect, Philippe Briand. The latest design developments and innovations have been carefully studied to offer high functionality and aesthetic appeal. Our yachts are over 50 foot long, for detailed information click here:

We understand that it’s not always easy to set aside an entire weekend dedicated to boating. Tampa Bay Luxury Yacht Charters offers standard trips as short as two and a half hours, four hours, or eight hours, with numerous destinations to choose from for each. Take a short sunset cruise in Tampa Bay with the beautiful downtown St. Pete skyline as a backdrop. Visit the nature preserve, Weedon Island, by water with an optional stop at The Getaway Restaurant. You can cruise through the calm waters of Boca Ciega Bay to do some dolphin watching, or head further south and visit the pristine white sand beaches of Anna Maria Island with optional stops at Egmont Key or Passage Key. The choices are limitless and our USCG certified captains strive to help you create the ideal trip.

Let’s not forget that any day spent adventuring the high seas tends to result in an appetite. Each of our yachts is equipped with full refrigerators, freezers, stoves, ovens, and barbeques. You are welcome to bring your own provisions (food, drink, and adult beverages) or let us cater for you. With the legendary Vinoy Renaissance acting as our home marina, catering from one of their several restaurants is easy. We also offer catering options such as Mazzaro’s Italian Market, 400 Beach Seafood and Tap House, and Publix. If your favorite restaurant isn’t listed, let us know and we will do our best to work with you in creating a unique experience.

The waters of Tampa Bay offer some of the greatest boating in the continental United States. Let Tampa Bay Luxury Yacht Charters take you out for a day, or even just a few hours, to acquaint you with your surroundings and help you find some of those hidden gems you know are out there! To book, call us at (727)894-7245 or email at dockmaster@tampabayluxuryyachtcharters.com.

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