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Karibu
Karibu

OYSTER 885 - 2013

8 guests

Summer - Amalfi Coast and Sicily, Corsica and Sardinia € 50,000/wk

Winter - Caribbean $ 45,000/wk

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Papillon
Papillon

OYSTER 625 - 2013

4 guests

Winter - Caribbean $ 22,000/wk

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Dama de Noche
Dama de Noche

OYSTER 82 - 2008

6 guests

Summer - Scotland and Sweden € 33,000/wk

Winter - Caribbean $ 32,000/wk

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Maegan
Maegan

OYSTER 825 - 2015

6 guests

Summer - Croatia € 38,000/wk

Winter - Caribbean $ 38,000/wk

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Alika

OYSTER 675 - 2016

6 guests

Winter - Caribbean $ 30,000/wk

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Oyster 82 Midnight Sailing Yacht Charter Exterior Anchored
Midnight

OYSTER 82 ( custom ) - 2012

6 guests

Summer - Croatia € 34,000/wk

Winter - Caribbean $ 33,000/wk

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Twilight
Twilight

OYSTER 125 - 2013

8 guests

Summer - Mediterranean € 110,000/wk

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Archelon
Archelon

OYSTER 125 - 2019

12 guests

Summer - Mediterranean € 140,000/wk

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Achenar
Achenar

OYSTER 885 - 2021

7 guests

Winter - Caribbean $ 50,000/wk

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Lush
Lush

OYSTER 885 - 2012

8 guests

Winter - Caribbean $ 45,000/wk

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Firebird
Firebird

OYSTER 885 - 2016

6 guests

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Karibu
Karibu

OYSTER 885 - 2013

8 guests

Summer - Amalfi Coast and Sicily, Corsica and Sardinia € 50,000/wk

Winter - Caribbean $ 45,000/wk

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OYSTER CHARTER

Why Oyster Charter

We are the experts in exclusive fully crewed luxury sailing yacht charter holidays aboard Oyster yachts.

Chartering yachts on behalf of our owners, we represent a fleet of impeccably maintained luxury 50 to 130 foot yachts. Chartering an Oyster offers a unique opportunity to experience the world’s finest sailing yachts for yourself.

We know these yachts inside out. Our sailboat charter service offers the highest standard of personal service with tailored itineraries based on your needs and yachts available. Each yacht charter is a fully crewed sailboat charter run by its own captain and crew, with everything you need to enjoy a personal, exclusive and luxurious holiday.

We offer exclusive private sailing charters in the Caribbean, Mediterranean, US East Coast and the United Kingdom. It is a great way for friends or family to sail, relax and enjoy unforgettable adventures with family and friends. But be warned - many of our owners fell in love with Oyster on a yacht charter, including Richard Hadida, who bought an Oyster and then the company.

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Oyster luxury charter yachts are designed for performance and comfort, so you can enjoy every moment, whatever you are in the mood for.

You set the pace on an Oyster yacht charter. Mix it up with some energetic, exhilarating sailing followed by lazy days of gentle cruising, anchoring in idyllic bays and soaking up the sun.

Our team will advise on every aspect of your luxury sailboat charter to find the right yacht for your perfect adventure. Where do you want to go? What do you want to do? What do you love to eat? We will create an itinerary that satisfies every thing you require, with truly unique experiences. The possibilities for adventure on a luxury sailboat charter are endless; everything you need is ready and waiting for you to dive into an adventure (literally).

We pride ourselves on creating truly unique experiences, where attention to detail is key and quality of service is paramount. We make it easy to plan your exclusive charter and once you are aboard, we take care of everything.

Oyster Charter is a proud member of both the Mediterranean Yacht Brokers Association (MYBA) and the American Yacht Charter Association (AYCA). These esteemed associations guide us in meeting the highest ethical and technical standards.

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Our private sailing charters aboard the world’s finest bluewater yachts are like no other.

Each 50 to 130 foot yacht in our yacht charter fleet displays our renowned exquisite craftmanship and seamanlike qualities. Recognised for their quality, safety and performance, they are also prized for the comfort, luxury and privacy they offer.

On deck, there is plenty of space to entertain fore and aft. The swim platform provides a wonderful spot to enjoy watersport toys or sundowners at dusk. All sailing yacht charters within fleet boast large, open dining areas on deck or below, for meals together and memorable alfresco dining under the stars.

Each yacht has its own unique charm, styled and individually equipped. Below decks, the well-designed living space is bright, light and airy thanks to the wraparound saloon windows. Beautifully appointed en-suite cabins feature all the comforts of home.

With our experience and deep knowledge of Oysters, we will help you choose the right sailing yacht for charter in the right location for you.

For those guests looking to experience life on an Oyster before they buy, we can advise on the most appropriate Oyster within our fleet that is available for luxury sailing yacht charter, to ensure a similar experience to the model you might be considering.

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Where will you go...

We charter yachts in the most beautiful cruising locations in the world: the Caribbean, Mediterranean, US East Coast and the United Kingdom. Our crews have first-hand knowledge of destinations so they can take you to the most remote stunning locations. Discover the destinations you can sail with Oyster.

Virgin Islands

The Virgin Islands are a popular charter destination for people enjoying their first charter and for families. The 50 islands have become one of the most popular sailing grounds, with steady Trade winds, gentle currents and lots of idyllic, sheltered anchorages.

Greek Ionian Islands

Located on the west coast of Greece, the Ionian Islands are known for their stunning white sand beaches and lush greenery. There are six main archipelagos: Corfu, Zakynthos, Paxi (Paxos) in the north and Lefkada, Kefalonia and Ithaki in the south with the most popular being Corfu, Zakynthos and Kefalonia.

Windward Islands (St Vincent and Grenadines)

Named for its Trade winds and ocean currents, the Windwards were the destination of choice for pirates. It is the ideal cruising ground for chilled charters. With calm seas and consistent winds (10-25 knots) cruising is effortless, with line-of-sight passages that make island hopping a joy.

Leeward Islands (Antigua, St Martins, St Barts)

This chain of islands sits at the meeting point where the north-eastern Caribbean Sea meets the western Atlantic. Created by volcanic activity at the end of the last Ice Age, the arc of islands stretches southwest, offering an eclectic mix of untouched desert islands with some of the most luxurious holiday destinations in the region.

Maine, USA

Maine, in the USA, is renowned for its dramatic lighthouses, rugged mountains and enchanting sea life, found just 20 miles from the coast. With a coastline just shy of 3,500 miles, there is a lot to discover.

The Balearics

One of the most popular destinations in the western Mediterranean, the Balearics are the perfect charter destination with a choice of unspoiled anchorages and coves, lush landscapes and clear turquoise seas with white sand beaches.

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A super week much enjoyed by all of us, great yacht and super crew – winning combination!
Caribbean Charter - Oyster 125 - Oyster Charter 2022
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From the initial contact, we had confidence this holiday was going to be great. Our first charter was always going to be a learning experience, particularly sharing with a crew we had never met. Within minutes of meeting them, we were ‘at home’ and enjoying every minute of the holiday.
US Charter - Oyster 72 Oyster - Charter 2021
Charter yacht sailing holiday
Sailing on the Oyster 82 was an experience unlike any other sailing holiday we have had. The comfort and luxury were abundant, not to mention the speed, which this beautiful boat reached under sail. A truly memorable week for all our family.
Caribbean Charter - Oyster 82 Oyster - Charter 2022
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What more could I have hoped for? Careful and considerate hosts; a happy family (wife especially); great weather, wonderful sailing; clean water and super food and...wine. Thank you!
Mediterranean Charter - Oyster 675 - Oyster Charter 2021

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FAQS

Your Charter questions answered

What types of charters are available?

Oyster Charter provides fully crewed luxury charters exclusively on Oyster yachts, the world's finest bluewater sailing boats.

Is there a minimum charter duration?

Most charters are for seven days, but shorter charters may be possible on request.

How do I find the right charter yacht for me?

Oyster Charter has been running charters for over 25 years. We will work with you to understand your needs and those of your family and guests, as well as the destinations you are interested in visiting. We know Oyster Yachts inside out and will recommend the right yacht for you. We will also create an itinerary to make sure you get the most from every minute of your charter.

Which sailing destinations can I choose from?

We offer charter yachts in most popular sailing spots, from Italy, Spain and Croatia to the Caribbean and US East Coast. See our Charter destination section for more details.

Do all charter yachts accept children?

Yes, all our charters welcome families with children. Some yachts may have an age minimum.

Can I hire a yacht to skipper myself?

No, the crew are part of the charter. As a result, they know the boat inside out and will make sure all you have a fantastic cruise.

What type of activities can I do aboard my yacht?

Our charter fleet carry a range of water sports gear and toys, along with TVs, sound systems and wi-fi. Please see individual listings for an overview of available water sports kit and amenities.

Am I permitted to use the yacht’s water sports toys & SCUBA Equipment?

The water sports toys are there for your enjoyment as part of the charter. It is not possible to dive from most yachts in the fleet. If you wish to SCUBA dive, your crew will arrange diving excursions with local dive companies.

Can I charter an Oyster Yacht even if I can’t sail?

Yes, Oyster Charter yachts are fully crewed by experienced and qualified sailors. If you have experience, that is great but no experience is necessary.

What happens after we book a charter?

Once the booking is confirmed, we will provide a charter preference sheet which will include food preferences and any activities you may wish to do during your charter. This will be sent to the crew who will then contact you to understand your requirements, answer all your questions, offer advice to help you make the most of your cruise, and prepare an itinerary and menus.

Can we make phone calls & receive emails on board, and is there WIFI onboard?

Yes, most yachts will have satellite phones, but charges apply. Personal mobile phones will work when near shore. Wi-Fi is available on some yachts – please check the individual listings to confirm this is the case on your chosen yacht.

Do I need a license or any qualifications to charter an Oyster Yacht?

You do not need a license or sailing qualifications - our crews are all fully qualified and responsible for sailing the yachts.

What role will the crew play?

The crew are there to look after you while you are on your charter. As well as sailing, maintaining the yacht and following your itinerary, they will take care of food, refreshments and anything else you require.

What does the charter rate include?

The charter fee includes the yacht and crew. Additional costs are for shoreside transport, food and beverages, fuel, bar, dockage, port fees, cruising taxes and communications. VAT is applicable in EU countries. A crew gratuity of 10% to 20% of the charter fee is customary at the end of the charter.

How do we pay for the additional costs?

We would collect 25% of the charter fee as an Advance Provisioning Allowance (APA) to be used towards these expenses. A total summary of expenses will be presented to you by the captain at the end of the charter and any funds remaining would be returned to you.

How do I book and pay for a yacht charter?

Contact Oyster Charter and we will help inform the ideal yacht charter based on your requirements. Once the yacht and location have been decided, we will ask you to sign the charter agreement and a 50% deposit will be due. Six weeks prior to the charter the balance payment, VAT and APA will be due. These funds will be held in an escrow account.

What are your emergency contact details, in the case of an emergency?

Fiona McCarthy is the Oyster Charter emergency contact - you can reach her at [email protected]. or call +34 634 344849

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