How Booking a Yacht Charter Works

One common question we always receive is “what are all the things that go on before we’re on our yacht?” Let us clarify how we guide you through the process of booking your ideal voyage, step-by-step.

The booking process with Canvas

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We learn about your preferences.

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We do all the legwork of planning.

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We show you options in a presentation.

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You book when your crewed yacht is perfect.

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First, we’ll discuss your yacht charter dreams over a call or in person. We’ll delve into your travel plans, preferences, and budget, ensuring we understand every detail. This stage is about active listening and detailed planning for your ultimate yacht vacation.


Unlike other charter companies, Canvas Yacht Charters takes on the research for you. What sets us apart is our commitment to providing you with an effortless and extraordinary charter experience. Our approach ensures your journey is both luxurious and hassle-free.

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After our search, we present carefully selected yachts and 
crews based on your preferences. We detail each option and our recommendations, refining choices based on your feedback. Our goal is to ensure the perfect match for an unparalleled charter experience.


Once you’re set to book your yacht, our service continues to stand out. Here we guide you through contracts, guest manifests, and provisioning with our white-glove approach. You aren’t left to navigate alone, and our support continues to ensure a stress-free experience.

What people are saying

“Canvas Yacht Charters and Doug are a pleasure to work with. Doug’s follow-up skills are remarkable and attention to detail are bar none. I very rarely leave reviews, but I can, without a doubt, recommend Canvas and Doug to everyone I know. Thanks again D!”

Danny Marder on Google

“We recently celebrated our 25th anniversary with three other couples, our dearest friends, on a week-long sailing charter. The trip was arranged by Doug Tibbs at Canvas Yacht Charters, and his assistance was invaluable every step of the way. He listened to our dreams for the trip, the things we were really hoping for and things we wanted to avoid, non-negotiates and crazy ideas, and he filtered them all to present us with several charter options, any one of which would have been wonderful, but we ended up on Ghost. Doug’s attention didn’t stop with the booking. He made sure we were kept aware of various important deadlines, including changes related to covid, connected us with the crew and conveyed to them all our preferences, and was available throughout to answer our big and small questions. This was truly the trip of a lifetime for every one of us onboard—the boat, the crew, the sailing, the food, the adventure. So many thanks to Doug for his care to make it everything we dreamed it could be—and we are already hoping to plan a repeat trip for next year!”

“It’s not often that I end up leaving a review for a service I didn’t end up booking, but the super customer service I received from Heather at Starrluxe definitely merits noting. From the first step in the process, she was helpful, professional, and extremely accommodating despite a difficult itinerary and an expedited time frame. She provided excellent options and went out of her way to address our every requirement. I deeply regret that our travel plans changed and we weren’t able to finalize our charter, but I greatly look forward to working with Starrluxe again in the future. Highly recommend!”

Cynthia St. Aubin on Facebook

“Enjoyed working with Doug. He was attentive to our needs/desires. Got us a great boat with a great crew. He even got us a price reduction. I will look forward to working with him again.”

Georgegreendeck on Google

“Doug and his team helped us book a trip in two days for the following week. Great communications and expectation setting, which helped make the trip successful. We will recommend them to family and friends for their trips.
-Cheers, John”

John Fretz on Google
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Introducing you to your
dedicated crew

After booking, we’ll introduce you to your crew for finishing touches. They’ll tailor your itinerary, plan meals to your taste, and meet any special requests. We’re here for support and travel tips, ensuring every aspect of your adventure is perfectly arranged.

Now boarding for your dream vacation

Turn the yachting adventure you’ve dreamed of into reality. We’ll handle every detail for you, ensuring every moment is everything you imagined.