Your Yacht Charter Questions Answered

Fort Lauderdale provides unparalleled access to a boating lifestyle. The area has over 300 miles of canals that cut through the land. With boating being such an ingrained part of the South Florida culture, there are plenty of worthwhile things to see and do while on your Fort Lauderdale yacht charter.

Experiencing South Florida via boat is an opportunity that many people try to take at least once in their lives. Since boating might be a new experience for many of you, here are some frequently asked questions about boating and how to charter a yacht.

How Much Do Yacht Charters Cost?

Yacht charters in Fort Lauderdale do not have a set price and are constantly changing. We do strive to offer an affordable yacht fleet and aim to have some of the lowest prices possible. Additionally, we offer frequent yacht charter discounts which can include weekday price cuts or holiday specials.

What Can I Bring?

As long as it’s legal, you can bring anything that you’d like. While we already carry most necessities on board, we offer a concierge service to purchase items on your behalf ahead of time. Additionally, our charters provide plenty of storage space for those traveling with luggage.

How Long Are Yacht Charters?

Our yacht charter rentals start at four hours in length. We also offer extended cruises for six hours. If you’re interested in overnight charters, please contact us.

Where to Rent a Yacht?

At Flamingo Yacht Charters, of course! We are the premier destination for Fort Lauderdale yacht charters and provide exceptional service.

Do I Have to Tip the Captain?

It is not required to tip the captain of your yacht charter. However, if you were exceedingly pleased with your time onboard, it is customary to tip anywhere from 10 to 20 percent.

What’s Included in the Charter?

We make sure to have our boats stocked with anything one would want during a cruise through South Florida. We offer safety equipment, sunblock, towels, ice, bottled water, and snacks. Please make sure to inform us of any dietary restrictions you may have.

The boat is also equipped with snorkeling gear, fishing rods, and water toys. To best tailor the boat to your adventure and provide you with as much room as possible, please inform us about how you’d like to spend your day at sea. This allows us to pack the essentials and avoid clutter.

Can I Bring My Own Drinks and Food?

Of course! Feel free to bring however much food or drinks you can carry. We offer plenty of counter space, a fridge, and a cooler. 


Alternatively, you can provide us with a grocery list of food items and we’ll make sure the boat is stocked with your favorite snacks before you board.

How Do I Arrange a Charter?

Simply contact us and we’ll work to arrange your preferred charter. We will work with you to design an itinerary around your perfect day.

How Do I Pay?

We accept a wide variety of payments, cash, check, crypto, or card. A deposit is due on registration with the final payment due 48 hours before the start of your charter. 


As your deposit pays for setup fees prior to departure, it is non-refundable. However, the remaining balance is refundable if canceled before 48 hours of your scheduled trip. If your trip is canceled within 48 hours, payments are non-refundable.

What Should I Pack for My Yacht Charter?

Many essential items such as sunscreen and towels are provided for you. If you plan to get wet, it’s always a good idea to bring a change of clothes. That being said, if you want to travel light, our concierge service can purchase items on your behalf and have them ready before you arrive.

Do You Provide Snorkeling and Fishing Gear?

Yes, we provide both fishing rods and snorkeling gear. Please let us know in advance if you would like to use these items or any other recreational gear so that we can have them prepared for you.

How Many People Can I Bring on A Yacht Charter?

Due to coast guard regulations, you are limited to bringing six people, including yourself. If you are planning a charter of more than six but up to 12 people, please contact us.

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