What is a bareboat charter?

A bareboat is a boat that is rented without crew. You are required to navigate it yourself. You should provide certification and previous boating experience. You can also add a skipper to your bareboat charter if you don't have the necessary qualifications but still want to do a bareboat charter. However, most reputable bareboat charter companies will be happy to provide crew (typically skipper and steward/-ess), provisioning, water toys and re-fuelling services at an additional cost.