Book Your Extras Before Your Charter

Book Your Extras Before Your Charter

Going that little bit further

We know your holiday is as unique as you are, so we offer a choice of optional extras to add to your personalised charter experience. From renting a paddleboard to hiring a cook, we can provide the extra details that help your sailing holiday exceed your expectations.

Our options + extras



Find more time to enjoy your charter when you hire a skipper and/or cook. 

Add a Skipper – Want your hands free to enjoy your holiday, why not hire a skipper? Have your skipper design a personalized itinerary and do all the sailing, or pitch in as much as you like, the choice is yours. Discover all your destination’s “hidden gems” with a licensed professional as your guide.  

Add a Cook/ Chef – For added luxury, hire a cook so you can sample the local cuisine. Upon arrival take your cook shopping or select all your favourite foods online via our provisioning store and they’ll cook up a menu specifically for you and your guests.  

*Please ensure a cook and/or skipper get their own cabin on your yacht. Contact a Vacation Planner to request a skipper or chef. 

Water sports

Watersports in Tortola

We offer a selection of extras for water sports lovers and adrenaline junkies. Choose from standup paddleboards, noodles and floats and sea kayaks in selected destinations worldwide. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced paddler, our water toys are great fun for everyone. Add these extras to your charter and we will secure your toys aboard the yacht before you arrive. Give us a call for water toy rentals.


Provisioning for a yacht

Make your sailing holiday even more hassle free and let us do the shopping for you. Choose from our a-la-carte or one of our food and beverage provisioning packages before you arrive and we’ll make sure your yacht is full of all the supplies you need. Our online stores offers a vast selection of essential single items in addition to a range of convenient food and beverage packages. Relax with a drink in hand before you set sail. All provisioning orders should be placed no later than 7 days prior to the charter start date *Depends on Location* (14 days for BVI charters).

Yacht Damage Waiver

Sunsail customer taking the helm

Purchase extra security with our Yacht Damage Waiver. This extra option covers accidental damage or loss and reduces the amount you’ll need to pay for your security deposit. Security deposits will be collected in either cash on against a credit card. In case of loss or damage to the yacht and its equipment, such as the outboard engine or dinghy, you will be offered a replacement while on charter. Choose from two coverage options. See more:

Early Boarding

Sunrise on a catamaran

Get a jump start on your sailing vacation! Unpack and unwind before setting sail. Sunsail customers can now take advantage of Early Boarding on sailing vacations, so you and your crew can be on-board and ready to hit the water hours ahead of schedule. Call a vacation Planner to request early boarding.

Early Start Times by Destination: 
Caribbean – 12 pm | Mediterranean – 3 pm | Seychelles and Phuket – 10 am

*Customers may not be able to leave the marina on the same day in all circumstances

Pre-paid Fuel Plan


Pre-pay your fuel ahead of time with our Fuel Package option and eliminate the worry about refueling your yacht upon return. The price of your fuel package is dependent on the location and number of days booked, this option is available at any of our charter bases. Please note if you use less fuel than the package outlines you will not get a refund on the unused amount. Discuss this pre-paid fuel option with your vacation planner to see which package is right for you.

Travel insurance

Virgin Gorda - Sunsail 454 sailing

Our travel insurance policy has been specifically designed to cover all the activities that we feature in our trip itineraries, including sailing. You can arrange your travel insurance when you pay your deposit or any time before the final payment is made. We offer travel insurance through our partner, Red Point Travel Insurance.

View our custom charter insurance options which provides coverage for things like trip cancellation, interruption due to unforeseen events including accidental injury or illness, natural disaster, coverage for missed airline connections, and more. 

Gift Certificates

2019 Corfu Patrick Bennett

Share your love of sailing with family and friends by giving them an experience that lasts a lifetime. Give the gift of sailing by purchasing gift certificates to redeem against a future charter optional extras, and more!

You may purchase gift certificates by speaking with a Vacation Planner at 888.350.3568.

Stay connected

WiFi on the water

Avoid roaming fees when travelling abroad. Connect to our new Wi-Fi Internet* service while sailing around the globe**? For a nominal fee, you can check your email, read the Sunsail blog for sailing tips and keep up on social media. If cutting the cord on your Vacation isn’t an option, ask your Sunsail Vacation Planning Specialist about adding WI-FI to your sailing package.

*Onboard Internet speed and connectivity may vary by base or destination. Speak with a Vacation Planner to choose a Wi-Fi package.
**Service available in the Mediterranean, BVI, Seychelles and Thailand

Prepaid extras are subject to availability on request. Call a Vacation Planner at 888 350 3568 to book your essential vacation extras.

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