BOOKING INFO – RESERVE YOUR CHARTER TODAY
Charter a yacht in the San Juan Islands. Your cruise in the Pacific Northwest waters will be unforgettable.
It’s as easy as 1,2,3 …
Select the yacht you desire and the cruising dates you prefer. Then:
- Call Bellhaven Yacht Charters toll free 1-877-310-9471 or 1-360-733-6636 to check on boat availability. We will reserve your boat for up to 10 days over the phone, pending receipt of your 30% reservation deposit by check or credit card.
- Upon receipt of your reservation deposit, we will send you a charter contract and boating experience resume. Fill out, sign and return both and you’re ready to go. The balance of your charter fees will be due 60 days before your charter begins.
- Get ready to have a great cruising vacation. We’ll send you notes from the owner to get you acquainted with your boat along with a list of equipment aboard your yacht when we receive your final payment. Visit our online, interactive cruising guide of the islands.
Security Deposit/Personal Liability:
Charterer agrees to pay a non-refundable daily liability & hull insurance, which covers major hull damage and third party liability. In addition, a one-time small fully-refundable fee will be charged against minor loss or damage (limited to the refundable fee), to prevent careless docking, loss of fenders, equipment and varied preventable boating mishaps. Fees vary as shown on the rate schedule and are based on the value of the vessel and insurance deductible. The Charterer is then jointly covered with the boat owner and Bellhaven under a minimum of $1,000,000 personal liability coverage in the event of loss or damage to the vessel, her equipment and appurtenances.
An insurance option offered to experienced charterers and past clients is a fully-refundable damage deposit with the addition of a non-refundable $100/week liability insurance coverage. This refundable deposit will vary to the vessel’s value and insurance deductible, if interested please inquire at time of booking. Please note if this insurance is paid for by credit card a 3% processing fee will be added.
Chartering a boat requires some skills, and you will be asked to provide a resume that shows your qualifications and recent boat handling experience in operating a similar size and type of vessel, and ability to navigate in tidal waters.
On checkout your assigned skipper will run through the boat operating systems with you and in the checkout ride will observe your boating skills. If desired, an experienced instructor can help sharpen your docking skills or provide a half day or more orientation sail on your boat on an hourly or daily rate.
If you do not feel qualified to assume full responsibility for the boat, or just wish to relax, a friendly skipper can be hired for a daily fee, plus meals and accomodation. Call for details.
During the summer season our minimum charter week runs from Saturday checkout to the following Friday noon check-in.
During the Spring and Fall seasons, charters of 4 day/3nights or more are available outside the prime summer season, depending on vessel availability but not starting or returning on a Sunday. Call us for pricing specific to your needs.
If your reservation is cancelled more than 60 days before your charter is to begin, your deposit is returned in full less a $100 service fee. If your reservation is cancelled within 60 days of the beginning date of your charter your deposit will be returned only if the cancelled dates are re-booked, less $100 service fee. Bellhaven reserves the right waive these fees if the occasion merits.
If you have any questions about chartering a boat in the San Juan Islands, please contact the charter office.