Riviera Charters – Yacht Chartering Questions and Answers


Being out on the water is great fun, and what better way to do it than with a luxury yacht charter? If you have always dreamed of chartering your very own private yacht, you’ve come to the right place. In this post, we’ll share some common questions to help give you the confidence to book.

The team here at Riviera Charters has an expansive and opulent fleet of yachts, and we’ll be answering the questions throughout this post.

How much does it cost to charter a private luxury yacht?

This is one of the most common questions we get asked. The price of a private luxury yacht charter can vary depending on the size and type of boat you choose, how many people will be going, the duration of your trip, and which inclusions you choose. To give you an idea, our private yacht chartering options start from $1280 and go up from here. Whatever your yacht charting preferences are, we can collaborate with you to come up with an itinerary that works for your requirements and your budget.

What kind of things can I do when chartering a yacht?

The world is your oyster when charting a yacht with us here at Riviera Charters. Here are some of the many options available to you while onboard:

  • All-inclusive dining and beverage packages
  • Executive chef and mixologist taught food and cocktail classes
  • Jet skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Exploring exclusive islands and locations
  • Paddleboarding
  • Massages
  • And so much more!

How many people can go on a yacht charter?

How many people can go on a charter depends on the type of trip you choose. Some of our yachts cater to smaller groups of 4-6 whereas our biggest vessels can hold 50 or more people. Typically, the more people you have in your group the bigger your boat will need to be to accommodate.

What do I need to bring on a yacht charter?

We make an effort to ensure that our yacht tours are top of the line and on most of our charters, almost everything is taken care of for you. The only things you need to bring are swimmers, sunscreen, sunglasses, a camera, a hat, and comfortable clothing and shoes. If you are traveling overnight or longer, it’s a good idea to pack as many clothes as you’ll need for your stay while aiming to pack light.

How long does a yacht charter go for?

The duration of your yacht charter can vary depending on the type of trip you’ve chosen. Some go for a few hours, some go for a few days. You can customize the trip to suit or choose from our different tour options.

How do I know which yacht charter is best for me?

We have a generous selection of beautiful vessels, all varying in size, luxury, and sailing capabilities. If you know you want to hire a private yacht but you don’t know which one to book, worry not because our team can help. When you contact us, we will ask you what your requirements are, and we can work together to find the perfect solution.

What is included/not included in a yacht charter?

It can differ, so its best to contact our team for clarification before booking, however, most of our tours include the following:

  • Welcome drink
  • Freshly prepared snacks and meals
  • Unlimited open bar featuring beverages, both alcohol and non-alcoholic
  • Towels
  • The captain and deckhand
  • Sound system for you to play your music
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • An onboard chef

Can we celebrate a special occasion onboard?

Yes, absolutely. We can converse with you to create the ultimate special occasion or event.

Some of the most popular ones we cater to are:

  • Engagement parties
  • Birthday parties
  • Hens and bucks parties
  • Christmas parties
  • Family reunions
  • Honeymoons
  • Anniversaries
  • Weddings
  • Proposals
  • And more.

Are there any additional fees?

If you choose to add extra things to your trip such as entertainment or jetskiing, these will incur an additional fee. Aside from this, the only other thing you may have to pay is a docking fee if we stop over at locations that have fees attached. This will be discussed with you before booking.

When should I make a reservation?

If you’ve decided that you want to book a yacht charter, it’s best to make a reservation as soon as possible. This will ensure that you get your preferred vessel and date and time. Our team has extensive experience in planning trips for people, and we’ll ensure that everything is taken care of for you so as soon as you step on board, you can immerse yourself in relaxation and luxury without a hassle in the world. Booking early ensures that you have plenty of time to organize your trip and if you think of anything else you’d like to include in the lead-up, you can let us know.

Is there a minimum age for children when booking a yacht charter?

Children of all ages are welcome on board our vessels. Yacht charters make exceptional family holidays, and they are fun for the whole family. If you are bringing children on your trip, please let our team know, and we’ll be able to advise you of the best vessel options. Please note that staff onboard our yachts will not babysit any children. You are responsible for watching all children onboard at all times.

Can I cancel if the weather is bad?

Cancellations due to weather will be made at the sole discretion of Riviera Charters. If we do have to cancel due to bad weather, you will be notified by either phone or email. We will try to find a suitable time and day to reschedule you however, if this is not possible, we will issue a full refund.

How do I book a yacht charter?

The easiest way to book a Cancun Yacht Charter is by emailing or calling our friendly team. We will walk you through all your options to help you book a trip of a lifetime with those you care about most.

If you have any other questions about yacht chartering or you are ready to book an incredible adventure out on the beautiful Riviera Maya, contact the team at Riviera Charters today. We offer luxury yacht tours along with, snorkel tours, helicopter tours, airplane tours, and so much more.