RATES for FREEBIRD & RUBICON

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RUBICON  DETAILS:                                                 SWISH DETAILS (scroll down to bottom)

Rates are All Inclusive
Taxes, re-location fees, cruising permits and licenses may be extra. Please verify with clearing house.
Cruising Permit: Paid by Boat  Licenses: Paid by Client

Captain Only Rates:
$8,000 + 4% tax + expenses (usually just fuel as clients would be catering for themselves)

Additional Rate Details:
DAY CHARTER rate is $2,070.00 + 4% tax for 6 pax; or $2,400.00 + 4% tax for 8 pax.

Special for weekly charters:
One Child $250 Discount per charter- aged 6 and under.
Repeat clients 5% discount

Please add 4% Port Authority Tax to charter rates

Bottled waters are not included in the rates, as Rubicon has a charcoal filtered Reverse Osmosis water which is high quality. Rubicon is supporting eco-friendly "green" options by avoiding use of plastic bottles where possible.

All inclusive Cruises of 7 days require 1 dinner ashore.

Minimum 5 pax rate plus 10% for Christmas
Minimum 5 pax rate plus 15% for New Years
No Captain only for Christmas/New Years

REQUIRE 48 HOUR TURNAROUND BETWEEN CHARTERS IN EXUMAS

A typical charter starting and finishing in Georgetown would be spending time around different islands each day. Lee Stocking for snorkeling, beach walk at Williams Cay along with SUP in a quiet bay. Snorkeling blue holes, enjoying quiet beaches and anchorages when not sailing. 
Other islands to stop at would be Glass Cay, Stocking Island, White Bay Cay, Square Rock Cay. 

Yacht Relocation fees: 
$2000 Nassau each way
$1750 Normans Cay each way
$950 Staniel Cay each way

All rates are for 7 nights, 8 days. To prorate these rates:
For 6 nights divide weekly rate by 7 and multiply by 6
For 5 nights or less divide weekly rate by 6 then multiply by number of nights.

Kitesurfing charters:
Kitesurfing lessons are additional, with a customized instruction rate ranges between $100 and $175 per person per hour, depending on experience.
For kitesurfing guests who know how to ride, and do not require tuition, the normal charter rate applies.

Locations if clients prefer to be dockside in the evenings: Exuma Yachtclub, George Town. Emerald Bay Marina, Exuma, Cave Cay, Farmer's Cay, Staniel Cay. Clients will need to pay dockage fees.

Summer Base Port: Exumas
Summer Operating Area: Bahamas
Winter Base Port: Exumas
Winter Operating Area: Bahamas
Location Details:
Experience the beautiful Exuma Cays and outlying islands of the Bahamas. There are several transportation options to get here:

Option 1: DIRECT FLIGHTS into Georgetown, Great Exuma (GGT) from Miami/Ft Lauderdale:
Bahamasair 
Silver Airways
American Airlines
Reggies Air

Option 2: DIRECT FLIGHTS Nassau to Georgetown (GGT):
Jet Blue
Bahamasaire

Option 3: DIRECT FLIGHTS from Nassau into Normans Cay or Staniel Cay, saving a full day to/from Great Exuma:
Sky Bahamas
Bahamasaire
Golden Wings offers private charter flights between Nassau and Normans Cay or Staniel Cay (or reverse) for up to 6 guests. The 20 minute flight is $580 total. 

Option 4: Scheduled flights, sold by the seat, ideal for a small group are offered by the following carriers: 
Watermakers Air - daily scheduled flights between Ft. Lauderdale and Staniel Cay (+/- $235 each way per person)
Flamingo Air - daily scheduled 40 minute flights between Nassau and Staniel Cay (+/- $110 each way per person)
ROLAND SMITH (PISTACHIO) 242-355-2013 Flights from Staniel Cay to Nassau and Exuma (+/- $100/person from Staniel to Exuma)

Rubicon is based at anchor at Stocking Island, a short dinghy ride across Elizabeth Harbor to Georgetown. When collecting guests, Rubicon has their favorite taxi man meet guests at the airport and he drives the guests to the local marina or dock where they are met by the crew. It works very well.

All rates are for the entire yacht and are subject to change without notice prior to actual reservation. An additional premium maybe applied for Holiday Periods such as Christmas and New Year.

What to bring: Passport. Soft luggage only. Please, no suitcases. Try to limit your gear to one bag per person. Wardrobe should include: swimsuits, sunglasses, hat, long sleeve shirts and pants for sun protection, shorts, jacket or sweater for cool evenings, and flip flops or reef runners for beachcombing. No black-soled shoes or hard-soled shoes on board please. Restaurants in the islands allow casual dress. Other items are camera, suntan lotion, personal snorkeling gear (if you have your own), and toilet articles. Most of our guests find they have packed too much, so from experience, pack light. Excessive drinking or drunkenness is not permitted aboard due to insurance requirements and dangers involved in living around water. $500 discount for child aged 12 and under.  One child discount per charter.

Not included: Customary 15 - 20% gratuity (the industry standard), off-vessel charges such as airfare, taxi fares, off-vessel meals/beverages, and 4% Port Authority Tax.  

When is High/Low SeasonWhat is All-Inclusive/Plus ExpensesWhen is Summer/Winter

Mediterranean 
High Rates: Summer (July, August, Special Events) 
Low Rates: Winter (All other months) Nov 1 to June 30 

Caribbean 
High Rates: Winter (December 15 - April 30) 
Low Rates: Summer (May 1 - December 14) 

All Inclusive 
All inclusive normally means: Captain, professional chef, 3 meals each day with wine, full ships bar (excluding vintage wines, champagne, dockage and communication), water toys and all on deck amenities. Please check with clearing house/Central Agent to confirm rates & availability. 

Caribbean Terms 
All meals included. 
Not Included: Bar, Beverages and local Taxes extra (Typical for yachts in St Martin to Grenada.) 

Plus Expenses / Advance Provisioning Allowance (APA) 
In addition to the charter fee, you will also be asked to pay an APA of 25-30% of the charter fee. This is given to the yacht in cash prior to your charter to allow the captain to buy fuel and provision the yacht as per your demands. At the end of the charter, the captain will produce full accounts of all expenditure. You will either be refunded any money not used or asked to pay any additional costs not covered by the APA.

All rates are for the entire yacht and are subject to change without notice prior to actual reservation. An additional premium maybe applied for Holiday Periods such as Christmas and New Year. 


SWISH DETAILS

Rates are All Inclusive
Taxes, re-location fees, cruising permits and licenses may be extra. Please verify with clearing house.
Cruising Permit: Paid by Boat  Licenses: Paid by Client

Captain Only Rates:
Captain only rate $10,000

The Captain only rates are not valid for major holidays - Easter, Christmas, New Years 


Additional Rate Details:
DAY CHARTER rate is $2,250 + 4% tax, up to max 7 pax 

Special for weekly charters:
One Child $500 Discount per charter- aged 6 and under.

Rates are ALL INCLUSIVE, plus bar (suggest APA of 5%), and subject to 4% Port Authority Tax.

THE BOAT MAY REQUIRE A 48 HOUR TURNAROUND BETWEEN CHARTERS IN EXUMAS

Cruises of 7 days require 1 dinner ashore.

Minimum 6 pax rate plus 10% for Christmas
Minimum 6 pax rate plus 15% for New Years

A typical charter starting and finishing in Georgetown would be spending time around different islands each day. Lee Stocking for snorkeling, beach walk at Williams Cay along with SUP in a quiet bay. Snorkeling blue holes, enjoying quiet beaches and anchorages when not sailing. 
Other islands to stop at would be Glass Cay, Stocking Island, White Bay Cay, Square Rock Cay. 

Yacht Relocation fees: 
$1,700 Normans Cay each way
$1,000 Staniel Cay each way

NO Nassau pick ups/drop offs

All rates are for 7 nights, 8 days. To prorate these rates:
For 6 nights divide weekly rate by 7 and multiply by 6
For 5 nights or less divide weekly rate by 6 then multiply by the number of nights.

Summer Base Port: Georgetown, Exumas, Bahamas
Summer Operating Area: Bahamas
Winter Base Port: Georgetown, Exumas, Bahamas
Winter Operating Area: Bahamas

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