1 BOOK LAST MINUTE
Large global and local operators offer their best last minute discounts within four to six weeks of departure, often up to 50%. LateSail is the world’s largest yacht charter market consolidator and we’ve hundreds of exclusive deals. When booking last minute availability is more limited, so to find the best bargains, it helps to have some flexibility on dates, destination and boat specifications. Search offers now
2 AVOID SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
It goes without saying that school holidays are the most expensive time to travel, which is difficult for those who are teachers or have children in school. There are still good discounts available, but we recommend looking at where is most affordable to fly to first.
3 DON’T BOOK HIGH SEASON
High season is popular because you get the best of the weather, but it can be very busy. If you sail in low season, you’ll still find fair weather, fewer people at popular spots and cheaper prices.
4 SUMMER IN THE CARIBBEAN
If you want temperatures around 30 degrees, consider the Caribbean between July and October and you’ll sail 10 days for the price of seven during low season. It’s humid, but the trade winds provide a cooling breeze or you can look for a boat with air conditioning.
5 LOCAL COSTS
It’s good to get clued up on the other expenses for different destinations, such as mooring fees, marina costs, eating out and flights. We can help you keep the costs low, as no one likes unexpected surprises. For example, flying to Croatia is cheaper than Greece but this is offset as you’ll pay nightly marina fees in Croatia but not in Greece.