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It’s important to know all of the costs associated with a charter. Here is a no-stone-unturned overview

Do you do single-day charters?

No, we do not currently offer single-day charters. A typical charter is 1-2 weeks  — however, if you are looking to charter a yacht for less than 6 nights, please contact us to discuss your options.

Do you do single-day charters?

Does the BVI’s (British Virgin Islands) accept US Currency?

Yes, the BVI’s accept U.S. dollars, traveler’s checks and credit cards (VISA is preferred) in most places. BUT! ATM machines and banks are not located on every island. You should bring sufficient amount of cash for: the week (and the crew gratuity) Transportation to and from airport or ferry Cabs on the islands ($8-10

Does the BVI’s (British Virgin Islands) accept US Currency?

Do I need trip insurance?

Trip insurance is always a good idea and peace of mind for all your travels. Hurricanes, bad weather, unexpected illness or deaths, loss of job are always inconvenient. Canvas is more than happy to refer you to a good trip insurance company.

Do I need trip insurance?

How do I hand gratuity to crew? What amount is customary?

Your crew is the key to your restful vacation. Gourmet chef, diving instructor, island guide, storyteller, maid, and captain. When you are sleeping, they are cleaning and prepping for the next day. Then you wake up to coffee and breakfast. They typically work 24/7 and are busy NOT to look very busy, as they

How do I hand gratuity to crew? What amount is customary?

Do I need to book a charter yacht for an entire week?

Absolutely not. The luxury of yacht charters is the customization of your vacation. You pick the exact timeframe desired. Usually the charter yacht catalogs pricing is calculated for a weeklong charter, some yachts offer daily rates and you book as short or long as desired. Some yachts charge a surcharge if the charter is

Do I need to book a charter yacht for an entire week?

Should we expect any extra costs?

Possibly. It depends on the type of yacht, the area and rate type. Canvas Yacht Charters will ensure you get a list of the total estimated “extra cost” prior to signing the contract. Additionally, there is an expected customary crew gratuity.

Should we expect any extra costs?

What does “A.P.A.” mean in the rate description?

The Advance Provisioning Allowance is an allowance given by you to the Captain or head Steward of your Charter yacht just like a bank account, in order to provision the yacht on your behalf. This is a efficient, no hassle, no record keeping way of ensuring the Yacht is provisioned properly upon your arrival.

What does “A.P.A.” mean in the rate description?

How do I pay for the booking of the yacht charter?

The most common way is to mail a check or wire the amount to an Escrow account. Payment to the Charter Yacht 10 days before boarding will be coordinated. Yachts and agents get paid in their local currency only.

How do I pay for the booking of the yacht charter?

Do I get transparency with my payments?

Absolutely. Transparency is essential to Canvas. You will receive a full detailed invoice, confirmation of payment and all of the paperwork associated for your satisfaction. Payment options like PayPal, Credit Card, or the use of a third party escrow account are available.

Do I get transparency with my payments?

Are credit cards widely accepted?

Yes, most islands do have ATM machines, and shops may accept debit/credit cards (VISA is preferred, some accept American Express). But it is advisable to bring some cash (plus cash crew gratuity) for taxi driver/ water taxi etc. The BVI’s (British Virgin Islands) may not have as many ATM’s as the USVI (US Virgin

Are credit cards widely accepted?