A booking "with a captain" means that the boat owner or a professional skipper will be with you during your excursion.
A booking "without captain" means that you will be renting the boat without supervision. You will be responsable for the boat for the entire duration of the rental and therefore you must have the appropriate license required to take charge of the boat.
Make sure to complete your sailing CV to confirm your marine experience and to further reassure the boat owner - who reserves the right to accept or decline each booking request for their boat.
When the boat owner offers a rental "with or without captain", either option is available. The options offered depends on your choice of experience (tailor-made cruise, family outing, training for a regatta, celebratory events, sailing weekends), if you have a sailing license, and your overall sailing experience.
- If you choose to book "without captain", always confirm that your license or sailing CV allows you to sail without a professionl captain provided by the boat owner.
- If you are renting "with captain", always confirm the price of a skipper with the boat owner before making the booking