Yachts in the Philippines
There is no developed “charter industry” in the Philippines. There’s no Sunsail, no Moorings…basically, it’s in the very early development stage of a cruising destination. It’s very like Thailand of about 30yrs ago, when it’s all private owners, just chartering their own individual yachts.
There’s not a whole lot of them….yet. And as one might imagine, standards vary enormously. Some are real professionals – yachts who have been in the charter biz elsewhere for many years, and migrated to the Philippines because they love the uncrowded anchorages and tranquility. They know their game well. And then there’s the “cruisin’ cowboys” – ones who are just doing a bit of chartering “on the side” to top up the cruising kitty. Some can be great – but there’s others that you really don’t want to touch with a barge pole!
We are very unusual in the yacht charter world in our “No Surprise Extras” philosophy. Read on for more details…
|Inclusion||The 'Other Guys'||SeaScape|
|Diesel||Refill diesel tanks at end of charter
Allow around 200-250 €/wk
|Water||20-30 euro per fill||Included|
|Boat insurance||Typical security deposit around 1500-2000€||Included|
|Mooring fees||Varies hugely from 0-80 €/night||Included|
|End cleaning||DIY at end of charter or pay up —approx 80-120 €||Included|
|Skipper||Anything between 150-200 €/day. "On duty" time generally considered to be sailing only.
Do your own shopping, sightseeing, and make sure you pay for/provide skipper's meals too!
|Our skippers keep the boat well stocked with provisions, tell/show you the coolest local places to go.
Your insider connection to the locals and our little SeaScape "family".
|Learn to sail?||Not usually.
Depends on the goodwill of the freelance skipper you get.
|Informal sailing tips always available!
We're more than happy if people want to get involved in sailing the yachts.
|Provisioning||Breakfasts, lunches, soft drinks, unlimited help-yourself snacks, fresh fruit, etc...|
|Alcohol||First Happy Hour round is on us - then you're welcome to BYO!|
|Dinner||Usually ashore in a restaurant
(in Thailand, about half of our dinners are onboard, prepared by our amazing cook!)
|Meal service||We all help out!|
|Linen||Make your own beds!||We make 'em the first day; after that, it's up to you!|
Varies according to boat chosen.
Plus all the extras.
Add up all the extras for a bareboat-with-skipper and you'll find our prices are generally less.