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Charter Details

Information to Help You Plan and Manage Your Charter Trip

You’ve chosen your yacht and now you’re ready to plan your cruising adventure! We have collected the helpful information and forms below to assist you in planning and preparing for your charter trip.

Please contact our office and speak with a reservation specialist if you need assistance with planning your cruising vacation.


Things You Should Know

Important information to know about your charter before, during, and after your trip, including on your charter start day.

Travel Insurance

We encourage you to consider a Travel Protection Plan. A variety of insurance options are available. Here are a few companies we recommend:
TRIP ASSURE: Travel Insurance details, quote and certificate
TRIP INSURE 101: Cancel for Any Reason Travel Insurance quotes

Daily Damage Fee, P&I Insurance

A non-refundable Daily Damage Fee (waiver) and Protection and Indemnity Insurance fee’s are assessed with every charter.  Please see coverage and exclusions.

Pet Policy

We frequently receive inquiries about the possibility of accommodating pets on our charter boats. Because most boat owners are hesitant to allow pets on board, our standard Charter Contract explicitly excludes them. However, with advance notice, we do have a limited selection of boats that may permit small to medium dog breeds weighing under 25 lbs. These dogs must be freshly groomed, with short clipped nails, be boat savvy, and must be at least one year old.
For those interested in bringing an approved pet, a non-refundable Pet Cleaning Fee of $250 will be added to your Charter Contract. Any damages caused to the yacht by the pet will result in the charterer being charged for all repair costs.

Before Your Trip

Special Services and Accommodations

We offer extras, special services and rentals to maximize your charter experience. Also see our suggestions for popular travel services and accommodations.

What to Pack

Most yachts have limited storage space, so it’s important to bring soft sided duffel bags and pack light.

Kayak & Paddleboard Rentals

Check out our selection of kayaks and paddleboards.

Galley Essentials Kit Order Form

See our Galley Essentials Kit order form for extra convenience items we can provide.

Book and Chart Order Form

Choose from our list of popular reading material, guides and charts available for purchase.

Fishing License Information

Do you want to crab and fish in Washington State? Please visit the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife site to view regulations, download the pamphlet and purchase a license.

Boater Education Card and Safety Checklist

The Washington State Parks & Recreation Commission has important guidelines in place for Renters/Bareboat Charterers.

US Customs & Canada Customs

Traveling to Canada on your charter? Here is what you need to know about customs. For current Canadian Customs Requirements please follow this link: Canada Border Services

During Your Trip

Cruising Guarantee

In the event of a breakdown, please read AYC’s unparalleled Cruising Guarantee.

Marina Contact Information

Make your reservations early at these US and Canadian marinas

Books & Charts Aboard

A list of the provided books and charts aboard each vessel.

Helpful Links

Cruising Miles

This table shows cruising distances between Anacortes and selected locations in the San Juan Islands and Gulf Islands.

Whale Management Measures

Fish and Game management measures are being enforced to protect Southern Resident Killer Whales. Be mindful of closures to protected zones. There are hefty fines for transgressing these protection zones.

Whale Management Measures, Canada