Southwest Florida Yachts

Charter Information
To reserve your boat and charter dates, call us at 1-800-262-7939 today. Book early to be sure of the boat and dates you want.
  • Boat dock photoComplete the enclosed Reservation Form and your Cruising Resume. A 50% deposit is required at the time your reservation is made. (Visa/MasterCard accepted) Personal checks are accepted up to 30 days prior to charter.

  • Upon receiving your charter deposit and resume, we will mail you a charter agreement to complete, sign and return to us for approval.

  • The balance of your charter fees, including damage deposit, are due 30 days prior to your charter. (Certified funds, VISA and MasterCard accepted.)

  • Your charter begins with the first "night" (you may board any time after 1200 hours/noon) and may run for example, 3 days-3 nights or 7 days-7 nights, etc. The day after boarding the boat is considered your first "charter day". Your charter concludes at 1700 on the last day.

  • The minimum bareboat charter is 3 days. Please note that there is a five day minimum on charters during major holidays such as Christmas, New Year's, Easter and spring break, and a three day minimum during the Thanksgiving holiday.

  • All yachts are fully insured. A damage deposit, which is the insurance deductible Sailboat rigging artworkamount, is required on all vessels in accordance with their insured value. See our rate sheet for amounts.

  • Navigation limits extend from Cape Romano (Marco Island) to the south, to Venice Inlet to the north, and Lake Okeechobee to the east.  (Sorry, no cruising to the Keys or Tortugas.) Please call for details.

  • We offer an extensive vessel check out and chart briefing prior to your charter. We do not wish to insult anyone's intelligence or cruising credentials; however, we insist on providing you with a full knowledge of our boats and some tips about our local cruising area. Please allow 1 to 3 hours for you and your crew to listen in. If you arrive no later than 1400 hours on the first night, we may be able to conduct your check out prior to closing at 1700 hours. (Depending on operational and staffing demands.) If you arrive after 1400 hours, your checkout will take place the following morning. Charts and cruising guides are available for your pre-charter planning. Please call us for details.

  • We want to remind you that our office is open from 0800 to 1700. When returning from your charter, please allow time for fueling, washing the boat down, general clean up, and removing your gear from the boat. You are responsible for fueling charges and holding tank pumpout fees upon your return. We also have a post-charter check list we would like to review with you before your departure. Experience tells us that this generally takes about 2-3 hours. The vessel must be in her slip with our check out complete no later than 1700 hours. Overtime charges apply for late returners.
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Southwest Florida Yachts
6095 Silver King Blvd • Cape Coral Florida 33914
(239) 656-1339 (800) 262-7939 Fax (239) 656-2628

Tarpon Point Marina 26° 32' 14" N;  82° 00' 06" W

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