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FAQ

HOW DO I ARRANGE A CHARTER?

Send us an inquiry. Our experts will work with you to plan your special holiday. We will appreciate the type of charter experience you seek, the time you want to spend on board, plus the destinations and style of vessel that appeals to you. Together with the information you give us, and our extensive knowledge of yachts and charter destinations, we will be able to prepare a proposal for your consideration. 

HOW DO I MAKE DEPOSITS AND PAY THE BALANCE?

• Wire Transfer 
• Cash/Cheque
• Debit or Credit Card 

HOW LONG SHOULD WE BOOK FOR?

Yachts are typically chartered for a minimum of 4 hours to witness all the sights, quicker charters are available please contact one of our charter executives to understand the terms and conditions for this. 

HOW SOON CAN WE GO? HOW FAR AHEAD MUST I BOOK?

Walidia Yachts can arrange a charter for you next week, or for next year, however, if you would like to secure a particular vessel or if your holiday dates are not flexible, then it is best that you book as early as possible. 

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO GO?

Almost every one of the world’s pre-eminent charter regions is influenced by the seasons: there are the good times to be there, and the not so good. This again is where Walidia Yacht’s expertise will add value to your planning – we will advise you of the best time of year to enjoy any nominated destination, and suggest an alternative if this does not suit your requirements. 

CAN I BRING MY OWN FOOD AND BEVERAGE?

Yes you can, fresh juices, soft drinks and water are complimentary when chartering with Walidia Yachts. We have catering Menus available upon request, please discuss your catering and dietary requirements with your Charter Executive during the booking process. All our charter yachts’ chefs are experienced and pride themselves on the high standard of cuisine they present their guests. 

HOW DO I PLAN AN ITINERARY?

Walidia Yachts eliminates the guesswork for you when it comes to planning the itinerary for your private charter. We will consider your requirements down to the finest detail, and together with your Captain we will prepare a charter plan that meets your desires. This includes your food and beverage preferences, and both the on-board and onshore activities you like to enjoy, and when and where you want to go etc. of course once you are on board your itinerary is yours to change as the mood takes, under the guidance of your Captain.

WHAT CAN WE DO WHEN ONSHORE?

There are a myriad of opportunities to be explored and enjoyed when you venture ashore from your charter yacht: it all depends on where you are in the UAE. In some destinations you can snorkel or scuba dive into the vibrant world of a coral reef, go fishing for the ‘big ones’, stroll on a deserted soft sand beach, indulge yourself in the serenity of a picnic on an isolated beach, dine five-star in a bustling resort, shop in a brand-name store, purchase trinkets from a beachfront hut, or go on excursions where you take in scenery like you have never seen before. At Walidia Yachts we’ll be happy to provide you this information to add to your itinerary 

CAN I BE CONTACTED WHILE AWAY?

The majority of luxury yachts have satellite phone and internet capability (sometimes there is a charge for this service) and most charter destinations have cell/ mobile phone service available. Additionally, we can provide the contact details for your charter yacht, for you to distribute to family or friends prior to your departure. 

HOW MUCH IS YOUR TOTAL BUDGET?

Walidia Yachts portfolio includes an exceptionally wide range of yachts and charter destinations around the UAE. The costs associated with each of these holiday opportunities are equally diverse: ranging from a few thousand dollars or euros to $500,000 or more. To best assist you in planning your charter, it is important you advise us how much you wish to dedicate to this holiday. This information will allow us to quickly and effectively advise you of the most suitable yachts and itineraries that fit within the bounds of your charter plan. 

WHAT IS THE CAPTAIN'S RESPONSIBILITY?

All the Crews aboard the chartered yachts are professionally certificated to ensure that you have the ultimate charter experience with safety. Crews are also trained to provide a high level of service and hospitality on board for everything from fine dining to recreation and using the water toys safely. The Captain will, when necessary, consult with you and always try to accede to your wishes; however he is ultimately responsible for the safety of the vessel and for all those on board, and he has the final call when circumstances demand it. 

GRATUITIES: DO I TIP?

While it is at your discretion, it is customary to tip the captain and crew at the conclusion of a charter for excellent care and service. but always at your discretion.