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Charter a Boat in Gran Canaria

You prefer a more private ambiance and are considering traveling Gran Canaria or exploring the waters between the Canary Islands on a Yacht Charter Gran Canaria. Or maybe you would just love to relax on a skippered charter and purely enjoy nice time on the Atlantic. But if you are longing for something really luxurious, you can spoil yourself with a crewed charter. On Gran Canaria you will be able to find different variations of a boat or a yacht charter. In order to help you finding out what type of charter to consider for yourself and which requirements to bring, we have compiled the following information for you.

Bareboat Charter Gran Canaria -You are the Skipper

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Bareboat charter means you only rent the boat or the sailing yacht itself. This means that you are the captain and responsible for the ship, the passengers and the organization of the journey. There is no professional skipper and crew available. As the skipper, you will have to set the procedures on board and take care of navigation, sailing, mooring, anchoring, refueling and possibly cleaning the boat. This also means that you are liable for any damage incurred during the trip. Make sure that the charter company can provide an insurance if you do not have one yourself. If the charter company has no insurance on offer it is strongly advised to change it.

When chartering the bareboat the charterers will require the corresponding qualifications - this is for your own safety – such as a boat driver's license and usually the ICC. ICC means "International Certificate of Competence" and that certifies you have already demonstrated your ability to operate a ship in international waters. This ICC certificate also implies proof of First Aid and VHF communication skills. Spain doesn’t belong to the countries that have officially recognized the ICC certificate, but most local charterers accept it as proof of your suitability, and in case the charter company does not accept the ICC certificate, your skills will be tested by a certified company on site.

Skippered Charter Gran Canaria - A Skipper is There

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If you do not have the licenses to run a boat, then the skippered charter comes into consideration. Here you hire a skipper with the boat. He then carries the overall responsibility and thus has the "command authority" on board. Your wishes and ideas certainly have priority, in this type of charter, but in case of doubt and in dangerous situations, the skipper has the last word that you as a passenger have to obey.

A boat charter with skipper can be worthwhile even if you are an experienced skipper with all licenses. Because it also allows you to relax during your sailing vacation and at the same time learn and acquire new skills from the professional. In addition, the skipper knows the waters in which you are well which makes him an ideal companion on your private boat trip.

Remember that the skipper is entitled to his own cabin and food on board. The cost for a skipper is approximately 90 EUR to 150 EUR per day. Most times you can book the skipper and the boat in one complete package.

Crewed Charter - Charter Gran Canaria All Inclusive

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The ultimate luxury vacation on the sea is when you get pampered by a full crew on your privately chartered ship. The accompanying team normally consists of the skipper, a cook and a hostess. While the skipper ensures the proper progress on board and brings you to the different destinations of your choice safe and sound, the chef is responsible for providing you with (regional) delicacies at all times. The procurement of the necessary drinks and food, same as the preparation and serving, the washing up and the cleanliness of the galley are also duty of the cook. The hostess will take care of any further concerns that will make your turn on the sea a true luxury vacation. You will be served, your laundry will be washed, your cabins cleaned and much more. Please consider in your planning that the members of the crew also entitled to their own cabin and food.

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Fishing Charter Gran Canaria - Private Fishing Tours

Fishing charters on Gran Canaria are all about fishing on the ocean. Most of the times you are on the sea for half a day, as the specialized fishing boats have no cabins for longer turns. But they are equipped with all conceivable equipment and modern tracking technology to go hunting for big and small fish. There are two skippers who make sure that you can fully concentrate on the fun part. One manages the boat; while the other introduces you into deep-sea fishing and assists you in case of a giant catch.

Excursion Charter Gran Canaria - A Boat Tour Just For You

Yacht Charter Gran Canaria

In Gran Canaria you can enjoy many day or half-day trips on yachts and sailboats, for example the Yacht Charter Puerto de Mogan. And again, there is the possibility to rent a boat for such a trip exclusively for you. The boat is then available to you and your family or friends only and the crew on board will only take care of you. Individual agreements and deviation from the normal excursion program are usually possible with such a charter.

Cabin Charter - Hitchhiking Over the Sea

Sometimes you can also charter a cabin against work performance on board. In this case you don’t pay a rental fee, but work on board in exchange for your cabin and your food. The nature and extent of the work is agreed in advance with the skipper or the charter company. But cabin charter also means renting a single cabin on a boat against a fee. You then travel together with third parties. The skipper is also responsible for everything here.

Where Can You Charter Boats in Gran Canaria

Yacht Charter Gran Canaria

Las Palmas has the largest marina by far in Gran Canaria. With more than 1,360 berths for yachts up to 50 meters in length and 5 meters draft, it is one of the most important and largest of its kind in Europe. But some so-called Puertos Deportivos (sports harbors) can also be found in the south of the island, close to Playa del Ingles and Maspalomas. The largest marinas in the south can be found in Puerto Rico and Pasito Blanco. But there are also smaller marinas in Arguineguin, Anf del Mar and Puerto de Mogán. Another one is located in Agaete, in the northwest of Gran Canaria. Smaller and larger charterers are located in these marinas. Among all these charterers you are alomst guaranteed to find the right boat and the desired type of charter.

Charter Costs

The cost depends on the size, type and condition of the boat. Simple and small sailing yachts tend to be cheaper than catamarans or a motor yacht. Decisive is also whether you want to charter with or without a skipper or a crew. The prices for a multi-day charter in Gran Canaria can vary between 1.000 and 40.000 EUR per week! It is also possible to Charter boats for some hours in a day of course. The prices here vary between 400 and 3,000 EUR. Fishing charters are available from 400 to 800 EUR. If you are looking for a boat for a larger group, there are suitable ships available. We are happy to make you an offer. Just contact us.

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