Before embarking, don't hesitate to ask your broker as many questions as you need to. While every yacht is different there are some general rules to ensure that the charter runs smoothly and safely.

Shore shoes should not be worn on board, although soft deck shoes are acceptable, many guests choose to relax barefoot while on board.

If you wish to travel with your pets, you will need to inform the broker in advance so that a suitable yacht can be found for you.

In most cases smoking is not allowed inside the yacht for safety reasons. Although many yachts allow smoking only on deck, please check with your broker for the rules of your chosen yacht.

Although customary, tipping the crew is entirely a matter of personal discretion. If you are satisfied with the service received, the standard is usually between 10% and 20% of the charter fare.