Chartering a boat has become very popular for many. It's convenient and allows individuals to cruise Puget Sound, the San Juan Islands and the Canadian Gulf Islands in style without the stress and cost burden of ownership. Most charter companies will offer bareboat (no crew) and/or crewed charters. Different charter or rental option include leasing or timeshare program, daily or hourly rentals, public & private skippered charters, personal craft rentals and other unique options.
Chartering offers an unbeatable chance to explore a new kind of boating and to try out a particular boat on the way to owning your own. Whether you charter with a professional crew or bareboat under your own command, chartering lets you hone your boating skills like nothing else. Check out five things you need to know to book your perfect boat charter from Discover Boating.