Puerto Vallarta has a unique beauty, and there is no better way to enjoy it than by experiencing a luxury yacht rental in Puerto Vallarta. Fishing trips, beach tours, whale watching, romantic getaways, and anything else out on the water is all part of the package when it comes to a luxury yacht charter.
Our experienced team at Luxury Yachts Mexico lets you choose from our fleet of luxury yachts, equipment, and experienced crew members. With us, you will have everything you need for a fantastic experience where everything is taken care of for you.
What Is a Luxury Yacht Charter?
A luxury yacht charter is much more than renting a vessel that you must stock and sail yourself (or find your own captain and crew who can). When choosing a luxury yacht charter, you are also paying for an experienced captain and crew who can take you anywhere you would like to go safely. Additional services can also include a bar, a chef-inspired dining experience, massages, and more.
How Do Yacht Charters Work?
Our services provide customers with access to our equipment and expertise as a team of experienced sailors with years of industry experience and a growing fleet of luxury yachts. You can think of it as hiring a vessel, crew, captain, equipment, and everything else necessary for a great experience, all in one package.
As our customer, you don’t need any sailing experience or certification to experience a luxury yacht charter’s full range of benefits.
What Does a Full-Service Yacht Charter Include?
The starting prices include the vessel, captain, a crewmate, and fuel for the duration of your trip, along with all necessary safety equipment such as lifevests. This price also covers all port and docking fees related to your journey as well as passenger insurance, so there are zero hidden surprises whether you are going for a fishing trip or a romantic getaway.
We also provide a full range of additional services for a tailored and complete experience. These include an onboard masseuse, a chef with a fully customizable menu, fishing equipment, water equipment such as jet skis, kayaks, scuba gear, paddleboards, and more.
We can also provide additional crewmates and staff for larger groups to maintain a high level of service and safety.
What Common Amenities Do Luxury Yachts Have?
While this will differ based on the yacht and package you choose, most of our vessels come with bedrooms for overnight stays on the water. For example, our FLOAT 40′ 2019 Lagoon catamaran includes four bedrooms and can comfortably carry eight people (max. 15 people). In contrast, our Ferretti 80′ mega yacht can carry up to 18 passengers and is fitted with 4 luxury and spacious rooms.
Food Options and the Meal Planning Process
If you request the onboard chef experience, you will have the option of choosing from a range of chef-inspired cuisines designed with your input. The professional chef on your vessel can prepare meals according to your and your guests’ dietary preferences and needs. They can also prepare any fresh seafood you and your guests have caught.
What Are the Best Activities for a Luxury Yacht Rental in Puerto Vallarta?
The most popular activities for our past clients include:
- Humpback whale watching experiences (when in season)
- Tours to surrounding beaches and towns, including Yelapa and Las Gemelas
- Small and large-game fishing, including marlin, tuna, and mahi-mahi
- Swimming in the warm, calm waters of the Bay of Banderas
- Water sports such as jet-skiing, waterskiing, paddleboarding, and more
- Scuba diving and snorkeling for turtles, rays, and other aquatic life
When you embark on the water with our Luxury Yachts Mexico team by your side, your creativity is the only limit. If you have something particular in mind, we can work together to make it happen.
What Are the Main Attractions Around Puerto Vallarta in a Boat?
Off the coast of Puerto Vallarta are the Marietas Islands, home to the world-famous Hidden Beach that offers privacy and a serene beach environment. There are also many locations around the Bay of Banderas that combine surf and sand with a thriving nightlife if you are searching for something more energetic, such as Punta Mita, Mesa Quemada, and Puerto Vallarta.
Between Las Gemelas and Mismaloya beaches, you will also find the Los Arcos Marine Park. Here, granite rocks and islands reach up out of the water, providing a variety of caves, tunnels, and arches to explore. There is also a coral reef under the water, home to a diverse ecosystem of aquatic animals. Even if you choose not to enter the water, Los Arcos makes the perfect backdrop for a luxury yacht charter in Puerto Vallarta.
One of the largest attractions that bring people to Puerto Vallarta and the Bay of Banderas are the annual humpback whale migrations. Every year, pods of approximately 700 humpback whales visit the Bay of Banderas for their mating season and to give birth. This provides an amazing opportunity to whale watchers all around the world to witness large groups of whales right here in Puerto Vallarta.
What Are Some Activities to Do in the Off-Season?
While the humpback whales make their migratory visit to Puerto Vallarta between February and March, all other activities, including fishing, watersports, and sightseeing, are available year-round.
What Are the Pros and Cons of Renting a Boat?
- Chartering is cheaper than full-time luxury yacht ownership
- Chartering involves less work and commitment than yacht ownership
- Luxury yacht rentals are more flexible
- You get to choose from a range of different vessels suited for specific uses
- You get instant access to an experienced crew
- Chartering is less spontaneous than owning your own vessel, as it requires planning and booking in advance
- You don’t get to experience being the skipper of your own boat
Is Chartering a Luxury Yacht in Puerto Vallarta Worth It?
There are so many things that can happen while out on the water that only an experienced sailor can safely handle. Unless you are a seasoned sailor with access to your own luxury yachts, chartering a luxury yacht in Puerto Vallarta will be your best option for heading out on the water in style. This way, you get to relax knowing that there is nothing to worry about.
What Types of Vessels Are Available for a Yacht Charter?
Our fleet currently consists of over 20 luxury yachts and vessels, ranging from 40 feet to 82 feet in length. Our range of different types of vessels includes:
- Fishing boats
- Luxury yachts
- Power yachts
- Sailing yachts
What Type of Yacht Should I Choose?
To determine the best luxury yacht option for you, ask yourself or your group the following questions:
- Would you prefer a sailing yacht? Or a motor yacht?
Sailing is as eco-friendly as it gets, and harnessing nature can be a much more relaxing experience. However, sailing can leave you at the mercy of mother nature too, and your captain may have to alter your course based on the day’s wind patterns. Sailboats also tend to be slower, so a motor may be preferable if you are craving speed or want to get somewhere faster.
- How will you be spending your time on the yacht?
If you plan on spending the majority of your time fishing, then you will want a boat with several storage bins for your tackle and fish as well as rod holders. In this instance, a fishing boat or catamaran may be better than a power yacht. If you plan on spending more time relaxing onboard or enjoying a romantic dinner, then a luxury yacht with more deck space will be appropriate.
- How long do you want your luxury yacht charter to last?
When you have an idea of your budget, consider how long you want to be on the water and what luxuries and additional services you want. Would you prefer a shorter charter time on a more comfortable vessel with a masseuse? Or would you instead exchange that higher level of luxury for a longer time on the water?
Which Luxury Yacht Is Better for a Party?
Taking a chartered yacht out onto the water for a party is an excellent way of doing something different and creating special memories. An appropriate luxury party yacht will need to have a higher passenger capacity to match the size of your party. It will also need to be large enough to allow everyone to mix easily and have enough storage space for all food and beverages. The best option, in this case, would be one of our mega-yachts as these can accommodate up to 25 people.
Where Can I Rent a Luxury Yacht Charter?
Because we are based in Puerto Vallarta, our pickup points include:
- Nuevo Vallarta Marina
- Los Muertos Pier
- Marina Vallarta
- La Cruz
- Punta Mita
Some pick-up points may incur an additional charge if the vessel has to travel from its initial mooring to pick up passengers. Some larger yachts also can’t make pick-ups from all of the above sites, so please check your preferred yacht’s pick-up details before booking. If you have any questions, please get in touch with our team for more information.
After making your reservation online, all that is needed is for you and your group to meet our team at the designated pick-up point 20 minutes before departure.
How Expensive Is It to Rent a Yacht?
The price for a luxury yacht charter in Puerto Vallarta varies regarding the type of vessel, how many passengers there are, the duration of the charter, and any additional services that you require.
The Average Cost for Chartering a Yacht
Our cheapest option on the 35′ Cabo Deep Sea Fishing Boat is the $700, four-hour package for six people. This package pairs you with an experienced fishing crew who can clean and prepare the day’s catch and covers passenger’s insurance, port and docking fees, fuel, fishing bait, life jackets, and more.
On the other end, one of our most luxurious, full-service yacht options is aboard the beautiful Monte Fino 82′ Super Yacht. This includes access to snorkeling gear, two standup paddleboards, an experienced service crew, fruit platters, refreshments, a 4-course meal, and more for ten passengers, starting at $4,300.
Our range in prices and vessels allows our team to cater to virtually any budget. There will always be an option that suits your desire for some quality time on the ocean.
Are there any Per-Person Charges?
Each package covers a set number of people, varying based on the size of the vessel. There are no per-person charges within this number. Per-person charges only apply if you wish to add additional guests over this number, up to the vessel’s maximum capacity. These charges only apply to each additional person added.
How Much Does a Yacht Rental Cost for a Day?
While luxury yacht rental costs vary based on the individual vessel you choose, we offer day packages for 4, 6, and 8 hours long. We can also arrange charters that span two or more days with onboard accommodation.
How Many Guests Can I Bring on My Luxury Yacht Charter?
Depending on the size of your chosen vessel, your luxury yacht charter will be able to accommodate anywhere between 6 to 25 guests.
What Is the Process for Renting a Luxury Yacht?
We keep the process for renting a luxury yacht extremely simple and hassle-free. After you have decided on your preferred vessel and charter duration, all we require to confirm your booking is proof of identification and a 20% deposit. We employ up-to-date data security practices to keep your personal information 100% secure.
After confirming your booking, you can meet us at the chosen pick-up point on your selected day to begin your luxury yacht charter in Puerto Vallarta.
What Do I Need to Rent a Luxury Yacht Charter?
Aside from requiring a valid form of identification and a 20% deposit, all you need for your luxury yacht charter is an idea of the activities and interest points you want to explore the most. If you know how many guests will be boarding but are unsure of exactly what activities or which vessel will suit you best, then feel free to contact our team to discuss the best options for you before booking.
What Do I Need to Drive a Luxury Yacht Charter?
Unfortunately, we do not provide any self-driving options for customers to rent a vessel and pilot it themselves, as our yachts need to be skippered by our own captains. However, this doesn’t prevent customers from deciding exactly where the vessel travels to.
If you are a qualified captain with a luxury yacht and wish to offer chartering services, we would love to hear from you. Experience is key, so if you have been on the water for a number of years then chartering may be the next step in your career, and we would love to help.
What Crew Members Are Needed for a Luxury Yacht Charter?
For a successful luxury yacht charter, the bare minimum amount of crew members is just two; the captain and one crewmate. These two crew members can take care of all the primary responsibilities onboard. However, extra services will require other crew members, such as a chef, masseuse, and additional servers for larger groups.
How Long Does the Yacht Charter Season Last?
In Puerto Vallarta, luxury yacht charters can safely operate for the eight months spanning November to June. Like other parts of Mexico, June to October is the region’s rainy season. This time of year presents an increased risk of hurricanes and extreme weather conditions. Luxury yacht charters can still operate during this period, but captains must monitor the weather closely and avoid going out when there is a risk of a storm.
How Many Charters Are There in a Yacht Season? (For Skippers)
If you are a qualified sailor who captains a luxury yacht, then you will likely have asked, “how many charters are there in a yachting season?” Chartering a vessel is a fulfilling way of generating income, but you will not be able to charter every single day of the year.
To give yourself a rough idea, consider the following:
- How long do you use the vessel for personal use?
- How much yard time does your boat need for regular repairs and maintenance each season?
- How much time is required to travel and reposition your yacht in preparation for the season?
- How long do the undesirable charter dates last each season? (in Puerto Vallarta, this may be the raining season)
Once you have a rough calculation for each of these variables, the remaining time within the season can be devoted to chartering. This should give you an estimate of how long you can charter for in a given season and how much income you can expect to make.
If you are excited about planning your next Puerto Vallarta vacation and want to see our full selection of luxury yacht rentals, then visit our rentals page for the latest information on our fleet.
If you are a qualified skipper who wants to begin chartering your own luxury yacht in Puerto Vallarta, then contact us here and we will be in touch.