Luxury Yacht Charter FAQs

General
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Company
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Yacht
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Experiences
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Booking
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General FAQ

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Comfortable clothes and layers! The temperature varies a lot even within a couple of hours on the water. Make sure to bring layers so you stay comfortable the entire trip. Additionally, we require shoes to be removed prior to boarding. This ensures the yachts remain in the best condition possible for future guests.
Yes, all our yachts come with a Bluetooth stereo so you can connect easily and play your own music for the atmosphere you’re looking to enjoy.
Yes, while we provide complimentary waters and sodas you are always welcome to bring your favorite food and drinks to enjoy while you’re out.
13701 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292
You will board the yacht at Dock 55. The above address will bring you to the parking lot. Once you are inside the parking go all the way to the right and you will see the Dock 55 boarding gate.
No, gratuity is not included. We recommend 15-20% for excellent service.
We understand not everyone has their sea-legs so if anyone tends to get motion sick or seasick, or if you aren’t sure, we recommend planning ahead and choosing a remedy you’re comfortable with before you board. A quick google search will help you understand the options; pills, patches, homeopathic, etc.
Your captain has full authority over the route and destination based on the conditions. While uncommon there are instances where weather and sea conditions may prevent the charter from sticking to the planned itinerary. If the weather or sea conditions are extreme, the captain will decide if it is unsafe to proceed and we will work with you to reschedule for another available day.
  • Over 13-years Old: Life jackets are not required for guests older than 13-years. However, they are available for all guests and can be worn as an added safety precaution if you feel more comfortable… plus orange is stylish!

    · Under 13-years Old: Under California law, every child under 13 years of age on a moving recreational vessel of any length must wear a Coast Guard-approved life jacket in serviceable condition and of a type and size appropriate for the conditions and the activity. The law does not apply to children under 13 years of age who are:

    o On a sailboat and are restrained by a harness tethered to the sailboat;

    o In an enclosed cabin;

    o On a vessel engaged in an emergency rescue situation;

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Company FAQ

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Yes, Latitude 33 Yacht Charters holds a valid water taxi operators permit through the County of Los Angeles and is licensed to operate out of Marina del Rey’s commercial charter dock.
Yes, all our captains are USCG licensed captains.
Yes, all our yachts are inspected annually by the USCG to ensure compliance with all applicable safety regulation.
Yes, we understand that importance of privacy as do our captains and crew. If you have clientele that require discretion, please let us know and we are happy to take the necessary steps to ensure your clients can enjoy their charter with peace of mind.

Absolutely!

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Yacht FAQ

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The yacht, USCG licensed captain, deckhand, fuel, and landing fees.

Outsiders: Complimentary waters, soft drinks, ice, (2) paddle boards, BBQ grill, beach towels, and a fully equipped kitchen.

Starting Over: Complimentary waters, soft drinks, ice, (2) paddle boards, (1) kayak, (1) floating island, BBQ grill, beach towels, and a fully equipped kitchen.

Last Light: Complimentary waters, soft drinks, ice, (2) paddle boards, BBQ grill, beach towels, and a fully equipped kitchen.

Calico: Complimentary waters, soft drinks, ice, paddleboards, towels, disposable tableware.

Gratuity, if you feel our captain and crew did an exceptional job the industry standard is 15-20% of the charter cost. We understand it’s not always easy to remember to tip after a long day in the sun, much less to have remembered to bring cash, so we are happy to coordinate the tip with you during the booking process or after the charter is complete where it can be applied to a card.

Fuel Surcharges – Pricing listed is based on cruising at 8-kts which is a very comfortable speed allowing guests to enjoy their time on the yacht. However, if you’d like to get somewhere quickly to allow you more time at the destination our yachts are capable at cruising at faster speeds but a fuel surcharge may apply. Pricing varies based on yacht, speed, destination, and fuel prices so please reach out if you’d like to discuss this option.

It Depends, while the yachts themselves are large enough to accommodate much larger groups, maximum occupancies are based on US Coast Guard and local licensing restrictions and all charter vessels are restricted to a maximum of 6 or 12 unless they are a COI’d vessel (large party boats).

 

12 Guests – “Outsiders”, “Starting Over”, “Last Light”

 

6 Guests – “Calico”

No, the maximum occupancies are based on US Coast Guard and local licensing restrictions. So, unfortunately, the maximum occupancy listed for each yacht is final.

However, you can always go big and charter multiple yachts at the same time to the same location and your groups can enjoy the same experience even though they aren’t on the yacht all together.

Tobacco: Smoking/vaping tobacco/nicotine products is not allowed anywhere on Starting Over.

Marijuana: Charters are regulated by the USCG and are subject to federal laws so these products are still considered illegal and cannot be brought onboard under any circumstance.

Yes, we grew up on the water and can’t think of a better way for kids to enjoy the outdoors. We welcome adults, adults that act like kids, actual kids, toddlers, babies, buns-in-the-oven… if you’re comfortable bringing them, we’re comfortable having them.

If you are considering bringing kids, we would like to assure you that we take safety incredibly seriously as do our captains and crew. We abide by all of the safety regulations, including life jacket requirements, so you can charter our yachts with peace of mind.

No, we love our animals and hate the idea of an experience like this without them. Not everyone feels like we do though, so out of respect for all guests, we ask that you leave your pets at home (ESAs included).

Yes, all our yachts are inspected annually by the USCG to ensure compliance with all applicable safety regulation.

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Experiences FAQ

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All yachts include: the yacht, USCG licensed captain, deckhand, fuel, and landing fees.

Outsiders: Complimentary waters, soft drinks, ice, (2) paddle boards, BBQ grill, beach towels, and a fully equipped kitchen.

Starting Over: Complimentary waters, soft drinks, ice, (2) paddle boards, (1) kayak, (1) floating island, BBQ grill, beach towels, and a fully equipped kitchen.

Last Light: Complimentary waters, soft drinks, ice, (2) paddle boards, BBQ grill, beach towels, and a fully equipped kitchen.

Calico: Complimentary waters, soft drinks, ice, paddleboards, towels, disposable tableware.

It depends, each yacht has a different cruising speed, each client has a different pace in life. Cruising speeds are typically around 8-10 knots and some of our yachts offer faster top speeds with a fuel surcharge. If you need specific times to and from a destination, or if you’re looking to make waves and want pricing for the fuel surcharge, contact us and we are happy to discuss in more detail.

Yes, the destinations listed are our most popular locations because of the experiences they provide, but there are countless other places to see, visit, explore. If you’re interested in something unique, contact us and we are happy to discuss in more detail.

Yes, we love when guests choose us for their special occasions and are happy to let guests decorate. Please understand that it isn’t always possible to board the yacht before your charter begins in order to decorate though. If you know you’ll need a significant amount of setup time, it’s best to book an extra hour so you have access to the yacht. If you’re unsure, contact us and we are happy to discuss in more detail.

Yes, our yachts all have Bluetooth stereo systems throughout, but we are happy to accommodate a live DJ if guests prefer. Each yacht has a few locations that work well for this, but it is typically best if you can bring a plastic folding table and a white extension cord. That way your DJ can get setup in a location with a view!

Yes, all our yachts have fully equipped kitchens. If you’d like suggestions on caterers or chefs we’ve had great experiences with contact us and we are happy to discuss in more detail.

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Booking FAQ

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Rates are dependent on the day, duration, and yacht. Pricing is listed on each yacht’s page as well as the booking page.

  • All Yachts Include: Fun in the sun (hopefully!), the yacht, USCG licensed captain, deckhand, fuel, and landing fees

  • Additional Amenities: Each yacht offers specific amenities. Please reference the FAQ section of the specific Yacht you’re interested in for a detailed list of inclusions

  • Gratuity, if you feel our captain and crew did an exceptional job the industry standard is 15-20% of the charter cost. We understand it’s not always easy to remember to tip after a long day in the sun, much less to have remembered to bring cash, so we are happy to coordinate the tip with you during the booking process or after the charter is complete where it can be applied to a card.

  • Fuel Surcharges – Pricing listed is based on cruising at 8-kts which is a very comfortable speed allowing guests to enjoy their time on the yacht. However, if you’d like to get somewhere quickly to allow you more time at the destination our yachts are capable at cruising at faster speeds but a fuel surcharge may apply. Pricing varies based on yacht, speed, destination, and fuel prices so please reach out if you’d like to discuss this option.

If you need to reschedule or cancel your charter, you may do so up to 14 days prior to your scheduled booking. If you provide 7 to 14 days’ notice, you will receive a 50% refund. If you provide less than 7 days’ notice, no refund will be provided.

Once you’ve submitted a booking request one of our team members will reach out to confirm dates & times and to coordinate payment. Please note, no bookings are confirmed until payment is received in full.

Once payment is made in full your booking is fully confirmed. There’s nothing left for you to do but daydream about your upcoming charter with us.

 

On the day of the charter, you will receive a text from your charter captain. Feel free to coordinate with them directly for any day of details.

Once you submit your booking request one of our team members will reach out to confirm dates & times and to coordinate payment. Please note, no bookings are confirmed until payment is received in full.

We understand the importance of loving the yacht you choose, and we’re confident you’ll love all of ours. The yachts are slipped in private marinas though so we are unable to show them to you before the date and time of your charter. All of the photos shown reflect the current condition of the yachts. We’ve also provided video walkthroughs to help you feel comfortable with your choice.

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