How are the seasons splitted? (High/medium/low)
Most of the owners of the ships do split the seasons and their prices as following:
- High season: July and August
- Mid season: June and September
- Low season: Rest of the year
What is included within the charter rate?
It depends on the boat, normally we include captain, welcome drinks and towels. You find all the exact details for each ship with click on the ship. Not included is the fuel and 21% VAT.
How do I book?
Choose your boat directly from our homepage and click on “Charter Request”. Or get in contact with our charter department, either by phone/WhatAapp (+34 672 496 086) or by email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide us with the following informations to find the perfect ship for you: dates, budget, number of passengers.
After choosing the ship we will send you a customer data sheet which we’ll ask you to fill out and resend it. Next step is the invoice of the deposit payment, and with receiving of the deposit the ship is finally reserved for you.
How much is the deposit payment?
To reserve the ship for you, we need a deposit payment of 50% of the charter price.
Do I have to leave a security deposit / caution?
Security deposit / caution is necessary for
- Bareboat-Charter / Charter without skipper:
Depending on the boat, we take between 1.500-3.000 EUR security deposit from your credit card, which we give you back the same day with your returning of the boat in same conditions as it was before.
- Booking of a Yacht with overnight stay:
If you wish staying overnight or a few days on a yacht, the charter contract says there is a 30% of the full charter price to pay in advance for the APA (= Advanced Provisioning Allowance). APA is a deposit payment for outstanding fuel and food & beverage costs.
For how long do I have the ship?
A normal charter day is around 8 hours. Boarding takes place between 10 and 11 am and you will be back in the port around 7 pm. Of course you can start later, but all ships have to be back in the port latest at 20.30 pm. If you wish to come back earlier, just let the captain know. This, of course, is never a problem.
How do I pay?
The first deposit payment to reserve the ship has to be paid by bank transfer or directly by credit card here in our office in the Marina Botafoch / Ibiza. The remaining 50% of the charter, as well as the fuel and any extras, is to be paid on charter day in the office by credit card or cash. Please find exact payment terms in your charter contract.
Do I have to pay the fuel separately?
Yes, at the end of the day with check-out. Fuel is counted by the captain due to motor hours and the daily fuel price. Please be aware of different fuel billing models depending on your charter (daycharter, bareboat-charter, weekly charter/overnight stay).
What happens if I can not make it on charter day due to illness or other problems?
There are no refunds for short-terms cancellations. The yachts are always reserved and blocked only for you. For early changes please contact our charter department directlyt!
What happens if there is bad weather on charter day?
Bad weather is: electrical storm, heavy rain, waves >1m; actually the weather in ibiza is amazing all summer long, it would be rare to get this problems. But in this case we will try to rescedule your charter day and if that is impossible, we will of course give you back your deposit payment.
Why there is a maximum of 12 persons on board?
By law in Spain there is a maximum of 12 persons on board of all chartered yachts. Beside of the law, we do also have to meet the charter permission for each boat. Therefore, sometimes there are even less than 12 persons allowed on board. You’ll find the max. persons admitted onboard of each ship in its’ specifications. Please contact our charter department for group reservations or events.
What language is spoken on the ship?
All Crew members do speak Spanish and English and mostly a third foreign language like Italian, German or French.
Am I insured for accidents?
Yes. The ship as well its guests are insured for accidents.
Is there any dress code on the ships?
No. There is no dress-codes on the ships. Most important: shoes off! And for those who would like to have some lunch at a restaurant in Formentera, please be aware of the restaurants’ dress code (swimwear only mostly not accepted!).
Can I rent a boat for a few hours only?
Normally not. Amoyachts Yacht Charter Ibiza does offer only full day charters. But you canof course start your charter day at the time convenient for you. Please contact our charter department for any special requests.
Do I have to tip the Crew?
Tipping is purely voluntary and the source of endless debate. If you do decide to tip the captain and the crew – if they’ve been professional, helpful, friendly etc – you would usually pay 5% to 10% of the total charter amount to the captain before you leave the boat. He will share it between everybody.
Why do I need a license for Jet Ski rentals?
In certain countries a Certificate of Competency is required to participate in watersports activities (like jet skis, waverunners and other mechanically propelled watercraft). Please consider which members of your group will want to use the yacht’s motorised water toys. If they do not have the required licences / certificates we can arrange for an instructor to come on board the yacht during the charter to issue a certificate or to drive the JetSki together with you. Certain areas, especially around Formentera, prohibit the use of motorised completely for environmental reasons. Please note that there is no license needed for using a SeaBob!
How does a day charter work?
We always meet in our office at the Yacht Harbour Marina Botafoch. We will do the paperwork and the remaining payment together. You will then be accompanied to your ship and introduced to the captain and his crew.
Most of our guests are cruising to our beautiful neighbour island Formentera, enjoying an amazing lunch at one of the beautiful beaches and going to some hidden beaches for some snorkeling, cave diving and swimming afterwards. The exact route can be discussed on the charter day itself with the captain though.
Back in the port our charter manager will wait for you for doing the check-out and fuel payment.
What is the duration of a charter day?
A normal charter day takes about 8 hours. We recommend boarding between 10 and 12 am to make the most out of your charter day! You will be back in the port around 7 pm, latest at 8 pm. If you wish coming back earlier that is of course never a problem.
Are drinks on board?
Yes. We always have some complementeray drinks on board and included in the charter price (some soft drinks like Coke, Fanta, Water and some beers). It’s around 2 beers each person, same for the soft drinks. Normally there is enough for a full charter day. If you wish more and/or different drinks, just send us a list with all your wishes and we will prepare everything perfectly for you on board. Those extras are paid on charter day. Please send us your wishlist at least 3 days before your charter starts.
Can I book a catering or any other special requests?
Yes. Please get in contact with our charter department for your catering request. Our charter department will take care of all the organisation between you, the caterer and the managmenent of the ship. Same for any other requests like drinks, flowers, private chefs, bartenders and whatever you wish for your perfect day on board.
Can we bring our own food and drinks?
Of course! You can bring everything you need for a perfect and unforgettable day on one of our yachts!
What happens if I can not make it on charter day due to illness or any other problem?
There are no refunds for short-terms cancellations. The yachts are exclusively reserved for you. For early changes please contact our charter department directly!
How is the fuel counted?
For day-charters, fuel is counted by the captain due to motor hours at the end of the day.
For a normal day-charter Ibiza-Formentera-Ibiza, you will have to count with approximately 2 hours of fuel. You will find the fuel consumption of each ship in the ships specification.
I.e.: fuel consumption: 120 L / hour, you ran 2 hours and the daily price of fuel is 1,20 EUR/L:
2 Std. x 120 L = 240 Liter // 240 L x 1,20 EUR/L = 288 EUR
Fuel is to be paid at the end of the charter day to our charter manager or directly to the captain (depending on the ship).
Do we have to book a table for lunch?
Yes. Our charter department helps you finding the perfect restaurant, or just let us know, where you wish having lunch and we take care of all your reservations.
Can I drive the boat with my car driving license?
No. For renting a ship without skipper you need at least a ship driving license as well as some experience in the waters around Ibiza and Formentera.
Do I have to leave a security deposit?
Yes, depending on the ship, we take a security deposit of 1.500-3.000 EUR on your credit card. This deposit is returned on the day you are returning the ship in same conditions as you took it before going on board.
What happens in case of damage?
In case of any damage or defect, we will keep your security deposit until all the repair work is done. If the costs of repair are less than the deposit already paid, the difference will be returned to you. If repair costs are higher than the deposit you left with us, you will pay only the amount of the deposit you already paid.
How do I act if something happens on sea?
First of all, no panic. We are always there for you at + 34 672 496 086 and +34 650 801 839.
What do I have to bring with me on the charter day?
Please bring your
- license for driving ships
- ID card
- credit card
- mobile phone
And then, whatever makes you happy on your day at sea (drinks, food, towels, sun cream, camera…)
For how many hours do I have the ship?
We have the ships ready to leave in the morning around 10 am and need them fully tanked back in the port at around 19 pm.
How is the fuel counted?
Ships are fully fueled before you start your charter day. Please fill up the tank at the end of your charter day at the gas station, same as you know it from every car rental. The gas station accepts cash and credit cards.
Please note the opening hours of the gas station and be aware of possible waiting time in high season!
Am I insured for accidents?
Yes. The ship as well its guests are insured for accidents.
Does the charter has to be one week long?
No. Please contact our charter department at email@example.com to schedule the exact dates and available yachts-
What is the APA?
This is the Advance Provisioning Allowance. The APA essentially creates a bank account for the Captain of the boat to provision on your behalf. Key provisioning are fuel, food, drinks and port fees. Normally a 30% will be added on to the base charter fee – depending on the type of boat and therefore fuel consumption. You will pay this with your final charter payment. The Captain is obligated to keep all receipts and balance the account for you, and you can check the expenditure level at any time during the charter.
At the end of the charter, the Captain will give you a full account of your expenditures. Any amounts not used will be refunded to you.
There are no mark-ups on the APA – all of the funds go directly to buying fuel, food, etc.
Can I cook on the ship?
Of course you can, ships are all equipped with kitchens. Usually the crew does also do the cooking for you, but if you wish cooking on your own that is of course not a problem. Please provide us with a list of food and drinks you wish us to prepare for you on board one week before boarding.
Who does arrange my reservations in restaurants etc.?
All this is part of the preparation of your charter and organised by our charter department.
How is the fuel been counted?
Fuel is counted by the captain due to motor hours. The captain can always explain to you how many fuel has already been spent. For weekly charters, fuel is paid with the APA.