Sunsail Charter Information

Information about Sunsail chartering

‘Unmatched in the industry’

 
When you start planning your sailing vacation there is only one choice. Over the past 35 years, Sunsail has come to mean reliability, quality and value for money. Offering you more choice than any other yacht charter company, our in-depth knowledge, wealth of experience and unrivalled reputation for professionalism, brings you a service that is second to none.

When you do step aboard, you'll see why our yachts are considered the best:
  • All of our yachts are custom built for easy handling and maximum comfort
  • All of our yachts are meticulously maintained, masthead to keel, stem to stern.
  • We'll fully provision your yacht and have everything you need to step aboard and sail away.
All of our new monohull’s and catamarans are built and fitted to our specification by the world’s leading manufacturers such as Beneteau, Jeanneau, Lagoon and Robertson and Caine, and maintained to our high standards. All come fully equipped, from the galley to safety and navigational equipment. Our Yachting Reservations Team will be delighted to help you choose a yacht to suit your requirements.

With Sunsail you can be confident that we realize how important the personal touch is. Our friendly and professional staff work hard to achieve the highest standards of customer service. This is what makes Sunsail unique, as those of you who’ve been sailing with us year after year know well.

On arrival at Sunsail Tonga our friendly team will provide you a detailed chart briefing on your cruising area. You'll know where to find the best anchorages, restaurants and beaches and be able to spot any navigational hazards. We will then give a thorough briefing on your yacht, its operation and the equipment aboard. If you require we can provision your yacht in advance and help is just a VHF or phone call away at any time.
 
What’s included in your Yacht Charter?

When you sail with us you can be sure that we have paid as much attention to the performance of your yacht both under sail and at anchor, as we have to your comfort aboard. In addition to the standard yacht equipment, the Sunsail fleet has been enhanced to provide the very best modern sailing experience.

• Full cruising area and yacht briefings before departure
• Complimentary charter starter kit
• Initial ice and water
• GPS chartplotter
• Autopilots
• Electric windlass
• Wind instruments
• Battened mainsail with lazy lines and stack packs
• Furling Genoa headsail.
• Bimini top
• Transom BBQ
• RIB dinghy with outboard engine
• Snorkelling equipment
• Cockpit cushions
• Fully equipped galley
• Upgraded refrigeration
• Pressurized hot water
• Bed linen and bath towels
• Cabin fans
• FM radio / CD player
• Dodger on most Premier yachts 36ft and over
 
 
Chartering with a Skipper
 
Sunsail Tonga can still make this magical location achievable even if you don’t have enough experience to sail yourself, with the use of the skipper service. This service provides an experienced skipper; if you are chartering a yacht of over 30ft you can hire a Sunsail Skipper to take the helm while you enjoy the surroundings.

Your skipper will take care of the day-to-day operation and navigation of your yacht, leaving you free to swim, snorkel and relax. Call upon your skipper’s knowledge of local attractions, restaurants and the most sheltered anchorages. If you want to get involved then your skipper will be more than happy to show you the ropes. When your skipper is on board, they are responsible for the safety of the yacht and crew. When considering taking one of our skippers onboard note that you will need to allow for a cabin for the skipper.
 
 
You Can Do It - Crewed Yacht Vacations or Charter a Boat Yourself
 
No formal certification of any kind is required to charter from Sunsail Tonga. Qualification is based purely on your sailing experience.
1.      If you would like to learn which Sunsail yachts you are already qualified to charter, just complete and submit our brief Sailing Experience Resume.
2.      If you have chartered with us before, we have your Resume on file. You needn't submit a new one.
3.      If you don't know how to sail, we have captains and cooks available for hire or consider one of our Crewed Yacht Vacations.