Frequently asked questions

About Xclusive

Xclusive began Chartering Yachts in 2006, with popularity the company has grown its fleet and now operates 13 vessels and employs over 100 staff Rated Dubai’s #1 Yacht Charter Operator.

Yes. Each vessel is assigned its own Captain and Crew. Together with our own quality standard requirements for presentation and being English spoken all Crew must hold the necessary STCW paperwork and have a proven history within the Maritime Service Sector to be part of the Xclusive Team.

Yes all our vessels are company owned and selected to provide our customers with the luxury and space they desire. Each is registered Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) and hold all required public and private liability insurances.

Booking a yacht

Xclusive Yachts operate the largest privately owned fleet across the UAE currently operating 14. We have handpicked our vessels to cater for small and large groups. Please contact one of our Charter Consultants to best choose the best solution for your charter.

Charters start from AED500p/hr, prices will vary according to the size of the vessel required.

Yes we do. You will find the best deals during the week, these change throughout the season. To find out more about what we have on offer please contact one of our Charter Executives or visit the website.

Call our hotline on 044327233 and ask to speak with one of our Charter Executives. Once you have chosen your preferred Yacht, date and duration, you can secure the booking by placing a 50% deposit against the allotted charter.

You can pay via the following method;

  • Online Payment Link (sent)
  • Cash/Cheque
  • Debit or Credit Card

Yachts are typically chartered for a minimum of 3 hours to witness all the sights, quicker charters are available please contact one of our charter executives to understand the terms and conditions for this.

If you have specific dates and times to execute your charter we recommend you book well in advance. If you are generally flexible then 3-4 weeks during peak season 1-2 weeks prior during the summer.

Soft drinks and water are complimentary when chartering with Xclusive Yachts. We have catering Menus available upon request at a supplement (from AED100pp), please discuss your catering and dietary requirements with your Charter Executive during the booking process.

Yes, our team will contact you by telephone the evening before the charter clarifying the time and criteria of your charter.

Yes, minors under 2yrs are permitted but must remain within the Saloon or Cabin area accompanied by an adult. Children under the age of 9 are required to wear life jackets throughout the charter.

We do not own nor permit the use of 3rd party Jet Ski’s during our charters. We can however supply a water sports such as, Banana and Doughnut rides if you would like to add activities to your Charter.

On the day of charter

We are located within new Dubai at The Dubai Marina Yacht Club (DMYC). Lower Promenade, Red Offices on the left, head towards Xclusive Yachts for Yacht Charter and Xclusive Cruise for our Dinner Cruise office.

Xclusive operate a luxury pick up service, if you wish to bring you own vehicle you have the following parking options;

  • Valet parking is available at the Front of the Yacht Club AED50 per vehicle (AED20 when validated at Xclusive yachts office).
  • Roadside parking is subject to availability

Please arrive 20-30 min prior to your charter. The Yacht Club has dining facilities if you care to have lunch or a quick drink prior to your charter. Please make the operations team aware when you arrive.

Please call in advance and inform the office what time you are due to arrive. We will have one of our coordinators meet you and your guests at the front of the yacht club and escort you to the vessel. In the event you arrive early please make you way to the Xclsuive Yacht office and make it known you have arrived for your charter.

Please arrive at the yacht club at least 30 min prior to departure. Our front of house team will then assist in the balance payment process. This can be settled with cash, credit card only.

All guests MUST bring with them Valid I.D. Passport for individuals coming from outside of UAE and Emirates I.D for Residents. Failure to comply may result in you or guests being refused entry to the vessel.

We will try to accommodate where we can, please consult your Charter Executive to discuss details outside of your allotted charter.

During your charter

You may extend your charter IF we are in a position where there is availability following your charter. We advise this is pre discussed as a possibility with your Charter Executive. Payment for the extension must be either at the office prior to the charter or with the Captain in cash during your charter.

Your Charter will commence taxiing through the infamous Dubai Marina, once out in the Arabian Sea you will travel around the iconic Palm Jameira, see sights such as the Atlantis Hotel and the One & Only Royal Mirage, from there across to the 7 Star Burj Al Arab and Jameira Beach Hotel, before heading back past the Sheik Mohammad’s Island. Time permitting we will rest the vessel for you and your guests to anchor in the sheltered waters and relax with the back drop of Dubai as your.

Yes. We have a contracted professional catering company servicing all of our vessels for more information on menu options and costs please contact your Charter Executive.

Sure. Inform your charter Executive of the same and we will have one of our crew assist transporting the food and beverage to the vessel on the day. We have glasses on board. Any cutlery and crockery will need to be supplied by the client unless Xclusive are providing the catering.

Yes. Each yacht is equipped with a sound system, an AUX cable friendly device is required. We do not have our own music to play, so please bring your own.

Of course, route plans should be discussed with your Charter Executive prior to your departure, weather and Coastguard restrictions may apply.

The Coast Guard inform our office if a weather warning has been issued. In this instance you will be notified immediately and have the following options presented to you;

  • Continue with your charter with an alternative and safer route plan (if permitted).
  • Reschedule the charter for a later date.
  • Cancel the booking free of any cancellation charges (only in the event you are unable to reschedule).

This is subjective, we advise to minimise the risk of discomfort during your charter, eat a meal (no fruit) ideally bread and stay on the top deck facing the direction the vessel is moving in. The Captain will assign seasickness tables prior to the charter for those commonly affected by motion sickness.

Swimming is permitted during daylight hours only. Cut offs are typically during the Summer months at 7.00pm and winter months at 5.00pm.

Unfortunately our expertise are with yachting and not that of deep sea fishing, our vessels are also more suited for cruising near the coastline not deep sea fishing.

For the safety of our guests and to keep the yacht in pristine condition we require all guests to remove their footwear when boarding. New slippers are on board for those not comfortable in bare feet.

Life jackets are only required when a weather warning has been issued or you are chartering a high speed vessel such as a speed boat. Even so, this is only required whilst the vessel is in motion and can be removed whist at anchor. Please see What if weather is Bad on the day? for more details.

The yachts

We currently operate 11 yachts 35ft – 125ft.

Yes we will provide towels for all guests on board.

Yes. All vessels will come with adequate ice, water, soft drinks and juices.

We will supply ample glasswear on all our charters. If you have chosen Xclusive Catering our caterers will supply all the plates and cutlery needed. If you choose to supply your own food please bring plates and cutlery with you.

All of our larger vessels carry BBQ Grills on board. Please ask your Charter Executive about the catering facilities on the yachts and if you would like this to be prepared for your Charter.

Each vessel has cabins, heads, Saloons, fly bridges (excl. 35ft).

General

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