NYC Charter Yachts FAQ
Before you make your reservation to charter Imagine Yacht Charters private yacht you may have some questions. See below our most frequent charter yachts FAQ to get a better idea of what you can expect during your trip. Click on each question below to open the answer. If you do not see your question below, feel free to contact us by phone or email. We’re happy to speak with you and provide you with all of the information you need about our charter yachts. We look forward to meeting you aboard your luxurious charter yachts experience.
Charter Yachts FAQ
What is a crewed charter yacht?
A crewed yacht rental means your charter will include several experienced deck hands to aid with water sports, food preparation and assist with pouring drinks and serving food.
When do you charter yachts in the New York Harbor?
For the most optimal weather and best experience, we charter our yachts April through October, 7 days per week, weather permitting.
What is the age limit?
While there is no specific age limit, we recommend no one under the age of 2 years old on our charters for safety precautions. Similarly, all passengers must be able-bodied and agile. If you’re concerned about a person in your charter group, please call to discuss.
Can I bring my own food & alcohol?
Our charters provide complimentary light snacks. However, you may bring your own food and use the BBQ, refrigerator, freezer, microwave and convection oven as needed. Charters are BYOB, but persons in your group must be 21+ to consume liquor.
What clothing should I wear?
Depending on the weather, wear clothing that is most comfortable for you. In the early spring and fall months we suggest you bring a sweater or jacket as it is a bit cooler on the water.
How many guests can I bring in my party?
Our charter yachts holds up to 6 passengers for an intimate and luxurious experience.
What if it rains?
Occasionally we have to cancel charters due to heavy rain and/or high wind speeds. In the event that has to happen, you will be notified and offered to reschedule your trip. There are no cancellations due to rain. Our luxury yacht is equipped with a full hard top in order to maintain your utmost comfort on trips with light to moderate rain. It is at the Captain’s discretion to cancel trips due to inclement weather.
How can I book a charter?
Easily make your NYC Yacht Charters Reservations online. Choose the type of charter you’re interested in and the time slot that works best for you and pay right online! If you have any questions before booking your charter, please feel free to call us.
All prices listed on the website are CASH prices. A 3.9% convenience fee will be added when using credit cards.
Where can we charter to?
We offer several different types of yacht charter experiences, each offering views to the beautiful NYC sites such as the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, iconic NY skyline, Brooklyn Bridge, Yankee Stadium, lighthouses and more.
What amenities are included on the boat?
The Imagine Yacht Charters includes many high-end amenities for your entertainment needs. Included in your charter is full A/C, the latest electronic, BBQ, margarita machine, ice maker, freezer, fridge, Bose sound system, 2 bathrooms, showers, giant sun lounge, shaded areas, TVs and so much more!
What amenities are not included?
While we offer a selection of luxurious amenities, guests are responsible for their own food, drinks (alcoholic & non-alcoholic), decorations and any other extra activities not included.
Is the boat safe?
Yes. Our ship is a U.S. Coast Guard certified passenger vessel meeting all federal regulations, safety requirements and holds all industry-standard equipment. Furthermore, our crew and captains are trained to the highest standards in safety. Our boat is equipped with enough lifejackets for all guests and crew.
What is the standard tip/gratuity expected?
15% – 20% is the standard gratuity and is much appreciated by our crew!
Groups over 6 passengers have a mandatory 18% gratuity due at booking
Can I customize my charter for a special occasion?
Can I bring my dog on board?
No. For the safety of your pup and our crew dogs or pets of any kind (service dogs permitted) are not allowed on board.
I have a NJ Boating Safety Certificate, can I drive the yacht?
No. Our yacht rentals are meant to be luxurious afternoon trips for our guests. We want you to sit back, relax and enjoy!
What time should we arrive for our trip?
We ask that all guests are present at our Jersey City, NJ location 15 minutes prior to your agreed upon departure time.
Do you have parking on site?
Yes. We have free parking at our Jersey City, NJ location, which is just steps from the marina and our yacht.
Do we have to pay extra for fuel?
The cost of fuel is included in your total price for renting Imagine Yacht, but some longer trips may add a fuel surcharge.
How far in advance should I book my NYC yacht rental?
If you have a specific date in mind, we recommend booking at least 3 – 4 months in advance. Last minute bookings are available, but since our season is limited dates are not guaranteed.