Desolation Sound Yacht Charters

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Charter Details

Booking Your Charter

All Charters run 9 am to 9 am. You may board the afternoon before your charter, Early Boarding, for a fee of $150.00, including taxes. Most yachts are on a Sunday to Saturday schedule, however, charters can begin any day of the week depending on yacht availability. Some of the larger yachts may have restricted start days. Minimum charter length is 6 days, with discounts for longer periods. Charters fewer than 6 days are possible in low season subject to approval by management. Once you have selected your yacht, just call, e-mail or write us to book your charter dates.

Deposits and Payments

A 25% deposit is required to confirm your booking. Your yacht can be held up to 10 days pending receipt of your cheque in Canadian funds, bank wire transfer or bank draft, money order, INTERAC Email Money Transfer or Direct Deposit. The balance of the fee is due 60 days prior to departure. The security deposit is due on the day of your charter. Payments made less than 60 days prior to departure must be made by cash, cashier's cheque, traveler's cheque, bank wire transfer, money order, INTERAC Email Money Transfer or Direct Deposit.

Courtesy Hold Service

A one week hold can be placed on a charter vessel as a courtesy. The hold is automatically removed after 7 days. No deposit is required.


All prices are based on Canadian Dollars. All currencies are accepted and converted to Canadian Dollars at the bank rate quoted on the day payment is received. In order to find out what the US exchange rate will be with our Canadian bank you can check their currency exchange page.

You should get the best exchange rate from your own bank so you might want to consider sending:

  1. A Bank Wire Transfer in Canadian funds. There is a $20.00 administration fee for processing wire.
  2. A Bank Draft or Money Order in Canadian funds.

Yacht Insurance

Yacht insurance is provided at a cost of $55-$75 per day (including taxes), depending on the yacht. This insurance covers the hull value and protection and indemnity (P&I) up to $2,000,000.00. In addition to the insurance a refundable security deposit, $3000 to $9000 depending on the yacht, is required.

Security Deposits

A refundable Security Deposit of $3000 to $9000 is required for all yachts. This deposit will be refunded after the termination of your charter pending a satisfactory check-in report. This deposit relieves the charterer of loss or damage, over the amount of the deposit, to the yacht or its equipment.

EXCEPTION: Loss or damage over the amount of the deposit that is caused by gross negligence or wanton or willful misuse by the charterer, his or her family, guests or agents, for which the charterer may be solely liable.

Cancellation & Late Change Policies

An administration fee of $300.00 (plus applicable taxes) per booking will apply on cancellations received more than 90 (91+) days prior to departure and the balance of the deposit refunded. If cancelled between 60 and 90 days prior, a charge of 25% of the total fee will apply. If cancelled less than 60 (59-) days prior, a charge of 100% will apply.

When changes are made to an existing charter agreement, it may be deemed necessary to apply a change fee in order to offset costs incurred in implementing the change. Any changes in the type of yacht or date changes will be deemed a cancellation and will incur any penalties mentioned under the Cancellation Policy section of this document.

Trip Cancellation & Interruption Insurance

We are pleased to announce that we are now able to offer Trip Cancellation and Interruption Insurance. This insurance must be purchased within 48 Hours of the initial deposit. The cost of this insurance depends on the total cost of your charter and your age. This covers cancellations due primarily for medical reasons.