Frequently asked questions

When was Rent Dubai Yacht established?

We have been specializing in chartered yacht tours in Dubai for the last decade. Our business has been continually growing and expanding with an ever greater fleet and staff. All of our fleet and staff adhere to the highest quality standards. We are proud to offer some of the finest luxury yacht chartering services in Dubai.

Do you provide a qualified captain and crew with the charter?

Yes, all of our staff are highly qualified professionals and masters at what they do. Our operational crew members are masters of seamanship and our service personnel meet the highest standards of professionalism. We adhere to our own strict quality standards and guarantee that all our staff are fully qualified and hold all necessary paperwork. All have ample experience and training in their positions. Crew members with first aid skills and other emergency training will be on board at all times.

Are all of Rent Dubai Yacht’s vessels adequately insured?

All of our vessels are covered by all relevant categories of insurance, both public and private liability. The insurance coverage is comprehensive, covering the vessel, crew, and all the guests.


Booking a yacht

What is the best time to book a yacht?

The best sailing season in the Gulf is from December to March. The weather in this period is comfortable and mild. September to November is also a good period, hot but not too uncomfortable. It is possible to sail in summer, and it can be quite enjoyable, just prepare for hot weather.

How many yachts are available?

We have built a fleet of vessels to ensure that we have something to fulfill any request. Different sizes and styles are available depending upon your needs and the size and purpose of your party. Contact us for more details.

How much does a yacht charter cost?

This really depends on a variety of factors. The base price is AED500 per hour, but it really depends on which size of yacht you choose and what services you require. You will have to contact our booking office and discuss all of the variables with us to determine a price.

Do you offer any discounts?

We offer various discounts throughout the year. Our exact offers vary by the season and with special events. You can usually find a better deal on a weekday or in the summer. Contact us for more details about upcoming discounts.

How can I make a booking?

You will need to contact us to arrange the details of your booking. There are many variables to customize before determining a final price. Once everything is settled, we will ask you for a deposit in order to hold your booking.

How can I make a payment or provide a deposit?

Please contact our booking staff and we will be happy to arrange a payment method that is convenient for you.

Are there any hidden or additional fees?

There are never any hidden fees on our cruises. The total fee owed will depend on how exactly you customize your cruise. Transit service, catering, and entertainment booked through us will cost extra.

How much time should I charter the yacht for?

We consider three hours to be the minimum time necessary to relax, enjoy your cruise, and see all the sights. Nevertheless, the duration of your cruise is largely up to you, contact us for more information.

How far in advance should I book my yacht cruise?

As with most things, the further in advance you can book it the better. About a month ahead is ideal in the high season and two weeks is ample in the off season, which in Dubai is the summer.

Does my yacht cruise include food and beverages?

Drinking water is included with every yacht charter. Our events planning team can help you arrange the perfect catering and drinks for you, no matter your event or the size of your party. Simply discuss this with us at the time you make your booking.

Will you send me a reminder of my upcoming charter?

Yes, we will contact you the day before your booking is scheduled to verify the time and other details of your cruise.

Do you allow babies or children on the yachts?

Children and babies are welcome on any yacht cruise. However, babies must remain inside the cabin and must be accompanied by an adult guardian. Children are required to wear lifejackets at all times while on board the yacht.

Are pets allowed on board the yachts? 

No, unfortunately, we cannot accommodate pets.

Do you offer jet skis in addition to yacht charters?

We neither own nor offer jet skis as part of our charters. It is not possible or permitted to involve the use of jet skis in our charters. Contact us about alternatives like rides on towed inflatables.

Do you offer any water sports?

We have a variety of water sports and unique activities available for you to book. These include rides on towed inflatables like a banana boat or donut, parasailing, or flyboarding.

What are the terms and conditions?

Please click the link and read our terms and conditions before making your booking. This is a required step.

What is the cancellation policy?

Our cancellation policy varies on the type of booking you make and the added extras that we include in your booking. As a rule, no refund can be made within 24 hours of your departure time. Please contact our service team for more details.


On cruise day

Where is Rent Dubai Yacht located?

We are based at the world-famous Dubai Marina and adjacent offices. 

Is there parking at the pier?

Please note that we offer an exclusive transit service from and to any hotel in Dubai. If you must drive to the pier, the nearby Marina Mall offers parking. Please contact us for more information on parking.

How early should I arrive?

If you do not take advantage of our transfer service, please try to arrive about half an hour before your scheduled departure. Please ensure that our staff knows when you arrive. To simplify the procedure, we highly recommend taking advantage of our transfer service.

Will there be anyone to meet us upon our arrival?

A member of our staff is always there to meet every party. They will bring you to your yacht and orient you to its amenities.

How can I pay for my charter?

We accept both cash and credit card. Please contact us for more information on payment methods.

What do I need to take with me on the cruise?

All passengers must carry a valid form of photo ID at all times. For residents of the UAE this means an ID card. Foreign nationals are required to carry a passport. We suggest that you also bring any medication that you may need. Sunscreen is also a good idea.

Is it possible to arrive early to decorate the yacht?

This depends on the circumstances. We will do our best to make it possible. Please contact us for more details.


On your cruise

Is it possible to extend a charter while underway?

It is better to extend your charter prior to disembarkation, although even this is not always possible. We will do our best to accommodate your requests. Please contact us for details on how to pay for a last-minute charter extension.

What landmarks will I see during my cruise?

You are largely free to select your route. However, a standard tour takes in the iconic Dubai Marina, the Palm Jumeirah and Atlantis resort, the Burj Al Arab hotel, Sheikh Mohammad Island, and other sights. An extended standard tour also includes the Burj Khalifa, Waterfall Bridge, and Business Bay. You are sure to get an amazing view of the Dubai skyline. 

Can I arrange catering and beverages?

Certainly. Our event planning team is available to help you arrange the perfect food and drink for your cruise. It is possible to arrange catering from a wide variety of Dubai establishments. Contact us for more details.

Can I provide the food and drinks myself?

Absolutely. We will even provide staff members to help you load it onto the boat. We always have glasses available on the vessels, but any other tableware will need to be provided by you. Please contact our staff if you need any help with arranging food or catering.

Can I select my own playlist?

Sure, in fact, if you want to listen to music on board, you will have to provide your own. Each yacht has its own high-quality sound system. All you need to provide is a device compatible with a standard audio-out jack.

Do you offer live entertainment?

Our event planning staff can help you arrange entertainment suitable for your needs. Dubai offers a wide range of live entertainment that can be booked for your cruise. Contact us for more details.

Can we change the route while underway?

It is possible to change the route in some conditions but advisable to stick to the pre-selected route. The weather or Coast Guard restrictions may limit any original or altered route plans. An immediate payment in cash to the captain will be required to cover the extension.

What happens if the weather is not agreeable?

If the Coast Guard issues a weather warning, we are faced with a few options. It may be possible to alter the route through safe waters. You may also reschedule your cruise or cancel it free of charge or penalty. 

How can I avoid motion sickness while onboard?

We will provide tablets to counter motion sickness to anyone who requires them as the vessel is setting off. Otherwise, avoid most strong-tasting food. However, ginger can be an effective natural remedy for motion sickness. You can also focus on the furthest point from the yacht that you can see, preferably in the direction in which the yacht is moving.

Are we allowed to swim?

Swimming is allowed during the daytime. This generally means anytime before 5 pm in the winter and 7 pm in the summer. If the sea is rough or if our crew feels that a guest’s swimming level might not be adequate for the sea conditions, guests will be asked not to swim.

Is fishing allowed?

If you want to arrange a fishing excursion this is possible as a dedicated booking. Yacht cruises and fishing cruises are generally separate affairs on different kinds of vessels. Please see below for more info on fishing.

What footwear is best onboard?

Footwear is one of the least customizable aspects of your yacht cruise. You have two options while aboard. You can either go barefoot or wear the slippers that we provide you. This is for your own safety and for the good maintenance of our vessels.

Will we have to wear lifejackets on board?

Lifejackets are only necessary in specific circumstances and when the vessel is moving. The special circumstances include times when a weather warning has been issued and when you have booked a speed boat.


The Fleet

How many yachts are in the Rent Dubai Yacht fleet?

We have 30 vessels in our ever-expanding fleet. The sizes and designs of the yachts are highly varied. We will be happy to discuss with you the various size and style options available based on your needs. Fishing vessels and traditional dhows are available.

Are towels provided on the yacht?

Yes, all yacht cruises include complimentary beach towels for all the guests. Guests are welcome to bring their own towels also if they like.

Will ice be provided on the yacht?

Yes, each yacht cruise includes complimentary ice, water, and soft beverages. Please contact us if you have any special requests regarding the catering.

Will tableware be provided on the yacht?

We provide all the glassware that you will need. If you have booked catering services through our event planning team, all other tableware will also be provided. If you bring your own food, please also bring your own tableware.

Will the yacht have a barbeque?

A barbeque is a standard feature on most yachts in the medium to large range. Please contact us for more details. We can arrange a barbeque for you or you can bring your own food. 

What amenities and facilities do the yachts have?

Every yacht has cabins, saloons (lounge), and heads (toilets). Some have unique amenities like jacuzzis, please contact us for more details. You can expect the yacht to have a fridge, a microwave, and an audio system.

Will the yacht have a first aid kit?

Each yacht is equipped with all necessary safety equipment as per local regulations. This includes a full first aid kit. Crew members will be on board who know first aid and can offer first assistance in the unlikely event of an accident.

Are the yachts safe?

All of our yachts are regularly checked and certified by the Dubai Port and Customs Authority. Our fleet undergoes our own rigorous schedule of evaluation and preventative maintenance. All instruments and safety equipment are regularly checked to ensure that they are functioning perfectly.


Fishing

How long is a standard fishing trip?

The minimum length of a dedicated fishing trip is four hours. The logistics of preparing a fishing trip necessitate the extra time. We need to prepare all of the equipment and get out far enough to find good deepwater fishing locations. Fishing is a game of patience while we wait for a bite. Plus we need time to cook and eat whatever you catch.

Do you provide all the necessary fishing equipment?

Yes, we will provide everything that you need. Discuss with our booking staff what type of fishing you want to do and we will arrange the appropriate equipment and bait. Our expert staff can even help to teach you fishing methods suitable for the type of fish you hope to catch. Please feel free to contact us to discuss the options available to you.

Am I guaranteed to catch fish?

Unfortunately not. Mother nature is a capricious mistress. Sea conditions can change rapidly, affecting fish behavior and our charter plans. Some conditions are easier to fish in than others. All we can say is that you will have a very good chance of catching something and we will do our best to facilitate this. Either way, fishing is one of those things that is more about the journey than the destination, and we guarantee that you will enjoy your time onboard.

What can we do with the fish we catch?

You have two options for handling your catches. Each fishing vessel is equipped with amenities to cook and eat the fish onboard. We recommend this option as the perfect way to finish off a chartered fishing cruise. Otherwise, you are free to take the fish away with you at the end of your cruise. We will provide suitable packaging for it.

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