1. Gather your Friends

Depending on the size of the yacht, they can accommodate between 6 and 12 people. You and your friends will have your own yacht and, if required, we can supply a skipper and hostess. Our Forum on Facebook can help people find other crews to join.

Alternatively, we now offer cabin bookings for those looking to travel with one other friend and join a yacht of other cabin bookers. The minimum age for the event is 20 years old.

2. Choose a Destination and Week

During the winter and spring The Yacht Week sails around the the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean (we also have a week in June in the BVI) and Thailand. Then we cross the globe to Italy, Greece, Turkey and Croatia to enjoy the beautiful Mediterranean summer. Typically events start and end on a Saturday, but please check the particular details of your event. We do not organise travel or flights.

3. Choose a Yacht or Cabin

Yachts vary in size and price, so choose whatever suits you. Prices range from €350-2000 per person – the average is around €450. Cabins for 2 people start at €890 per person. Once you have chosen and booked a yacht or cabin you need to pay by credit card over two or three payments (depending on the destination you choose). More information on booking and payments can be found below.

The yacht or cabin is booked by one person. This person, the booker, will be responsible for:

1. Organising the Payments

The booker can invite their friends to the crew list where they will be able to create their own profile and pay their share of the payment. Yacht and cabin payments are split into 2 or 3 invoices depending on the event.

Please note that the booker is responsible for making sure payments are made on time.

2. Filling Out the Crew List Details Online

We require the following data from all crew members: name, date of birth, passport number and contact details. You can add your crew members via the booking profile.

3. Acting as the Main Contact Upon Arrival and Departure

On arrival at the marina please look out for The Yacht Week arrivals desk for registration and then head over to the yachting agency’s office to check-in to your yacht. On departure please go to your yachting agency’s office for check-out. If you have booked a cabin, your skipper will do this for you.


When you have filled in all details and booked your yacht you have 72 hours to decide if you want to keep the booking by paying the 1st down payment (see below for details of this amount).

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The second payment date of 9th April, 2015 has passed, so bookings must pay 60% of the total cost within 72 hours of the booking. The details of the third payment are dependent on the week you have booked:

Weeks 32-36:

  • The final payment date of 14th June, 2015 has passed, so bookings must pay 100% of the total cost within 72 hours of the booking.


The payment details of each event are dependent on the week you have booked:

New Year & Week 1:

  • Bookings must pay 30% of the total cost within 72 hours of the booking and the second payment of 70% of the total cost is due by 14th September, 2015.

Weeks 10-12:

  • Bookings must pay 30% of the total cost within 72 hours of the booking and the second payment of 70% of the total cost is due by 4th January, 2016.

THAILAND – 2015/2016

Week 51, 52 & New Year

Bookings must pay 30% of the total cost within 72 hours of the booking and the second payment of 70% of the total cost is due by 14th September, 2015.

CABIN BOOKINGS – 2015/2016

Bookings must pay 50% of the total cost within 72 hours of the booking and the second payment of 50% of the total cost is due 8 weeks before departure.

The Yacht Week is unable to provide any refund if your charter is canceled. Your travel insurance policy may allow you to reclaim your expenses. The Yacht Week will work with you and our yacht charter providers to recover as much of your expense as possible, but we cannot guarantee any refund after you book your yacht. Previously we have been over-booked at all our events, which has made it possible for people with cancellations to find someone else that wants to take over their booking. We can assist you with that service but cannot guarantee anything. Our Forum on Facebook is also useful for these kind of issues.

We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express (with a 2.5% surcharge). Since the size of the payment is above average for most online payments, some people have problems making payments with their credit cards. Some credit cards and banks flag the purchase due to limits set by the banks.

If your payment is declined, please contact your bank to check with them first for possible reasons:

  1. Not enough funds in the account
  2. Maximum daily limit set by the bank for a transaction
  3. Default block on international transfers – check your your bank to ensure they allow international transfers with your card
  4. Your bank requires you to activate 3-D secure, a feature that we support. 3-D secure is an extra layer of security where you are redirected to your bank to submit a personal pin code in order to identify the buyer before the purchase goes through. If the bank that issues your card does not support Verified by VISA / Secure Code by MasterCard and 3D secure, then the transaction will be declined and another card needs to be used.

If you still can’t make the payment please use another card or contact


The deposit is a kind of insurance that you pay to the yachting company during check-in. It is used as a security against any damages caused to the yacht during the week. If you don’t have any damages when you do the check-out of the yacht by the end of the week you will get the whole amount refunded. You can choose to pay the deposit either by card or in cash.


The Yacht Week does not arrange flights. To get your flight at a reasonable price we recommend booking your flight as early as possible. We recommend you book a flight that lands before 3pm local time in order to get to the marina in time to register with us and get your food shopping done before you board your yacht.

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