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Cabin Charter Vs Yacht Charter

The term ‘cabin charter ’ is probably more yachting industry jargon than a term widely recognised by the yachting public, however it describes a type of yachting holiday that is becoming increasingly popular with experienced sailors and beginners alike.

Broadly, cabin charter is where one books by the cabin on a shared yacht, run by a professional skipper, or in the case of Seafarer’s ‘share a Sail’ sailing adventures,  by a skipper and hostess who keep everything ship shape and also handle the catering on board.

The obvious appeal is for those travelling alone where chartering a yacht simply is not possible.  It is also ideal when an experienced sailor is travelling with a novice, who they feel is perhaps too inexperienced to be a useful crew member supporting the skipper on a private bareboat charter. In this way, the experienced person can get involved with the sailing if they wish, taking the helm some of the time or assisting the skipper with sail trim, navigation or mooring, whilst the novice can go with the flow and have a go or simply relax and enjoy the swimming in secluded coves or exploring new destinations.

With a professional crew on board to do all the hard work, it can also be a truly relaxing way to go sailing without the much higher costs that a private fully crewed charter would involve.  Sailing in Greece on an island hopping yacht is also a quite sociable holiday with the opportunity to make new friends with the common interest of sailing and exploration.

Seafarer offer regular weekly departures between April and early November on their fully crewed share a sail programme, island hopping in the beautiful and varied Cyclades Islands of Greece, with prices  starting at just £599pp for a week or £1195pp for 2 weeks  This includes accommodation in an en suite double cabin as well as breakfast and  lunch on board daily and all yacht running expenses which offers tremendous value, taking out all the unpredictable costs such as fuel and mooring charges.

Lady Moura & Nero Yacht in Monaco


Going up a level, Seafarer also offer a similar concept of scheduled weekly sailing cruises on the exclusive catamarans of the Dream Yacht fleet. Operating in many of  the world’s most exotic destinations from Tahiti & the South Pacific and Thailand, to the Seychelles and Maldives in the Indian Ocean plus a selection of Caribbean sailing destinations, these fully serviced island hopping adventures offer mostly air conditioned en -suite cabins,  plus full board, with early booking prices starting at just £699 per person.

For more information contact Seafarer on 0208 324 3118 or see