Why Charter with Conch?
Conch Charters is a family-run business, we’ve been chartering exclusively out of the BVI for over 27 years, and offer affordable yacht charters with a friendly, personal approach that’s as warm as the tropical sunshine.
1987 started it all for Conch Charters with owners Brian and Cindy leaving Canada for greener and warmer pastures. Conch Charters was built from the waterline up with the belief that “a repeat customer is the best compliment”.
Large franchised stores are the way of the world now, but if you miss that corner store personal touch, where you are greeted by name, then come on down and meet our qualified and caring staff.
Here’s what our charters are saying about us…
Thanks to everyone at Conch for a wonderful vacation! The Lagoon 410 (our first catamaran) was clean and waiting for us on our arrival. The reasonable pricing and the friendly, personal service we receive from your staff are the reasons we keep coming back – this was our 5th trip with Conch in 10 years. We had two minor problems (NOT Conch’s fault) that were addressed quickly with no loss of vacation time. The immediate response and help from everyone at Conch was truly appreciated and we always recommend Conch Charters to anyone planning a trip to the BVIs”
“We were completely pleased and impressed with our charter experience with you. We will definitely recommend you and would not hesitate for a moment in chartering through you again in the future. The boat was clean, comfortable, easy to sail and fully functional. Our dinghy was also impressive because of the same reasons (sans sail of course). We really had the time of our lives and I was so relieved and thankful to have a great boat and staff to work with”Melanie, August 2012
“We have been to the BVI’s several times before, with the other major players.
From the onset Conch were in a different league. They provided a clean and well presented boat and went the extra mile to fix a couple of unforeseen repairs, in a very timely and flexible way.
We had a wonderful holiday and would gladly recommend Conch”Derek Savage, April 2013
“This was my 4th year of chartering with Conch Charters. The boats have been constantly better than previous models. This year, on Rum Runner, I was impressed with what seemed like more space(better layout), improved fridge, better instrumentation and a good sound system. The boat comfortably accommodated six adults and sailed well (when we had wind).
The Conch staff is always friendly and accommodating. I am envious that they get to spend the whole year in paradise!
Next year we are planning a two week trip”Randy Schukar, March 2013
“My family and I(wife, daughters, son-in-law, grand daughters) just returned home with very positive experience with Conch Charter. We have chartered with the Moorings for years and found Conch a delightful experience. I don’t know a reason at all why we would use any other Charter Company there in the BVI”Ron Wildgut, April 2014
“Eight of us chartered the 46 foot Halcyon III for 10 days form 10/28 to 11/7 2014. We had a great time and the boat was beyond our expectations. We were able to sail the majority of the time and visited most of the islands in the BVI’s. We cooked 5 meals on board and ate out the rest. Found wonderful restaurants and searched for the best “Painkiller” in the islands. Snorkeled, scuba dived, explored, played cards and generally had a fantastic vacation. The crew at Conch were helpful and did everything possible to make our charter more enjoyable. All for a much bettter price than the other charter companies in the BVI’s. Highly recommend Conch Charters to anyone who would like to do a Bareboat Charter in the BVI’s”Jerry Crawford, November 2014
“Thanks go out to you and all the team at Conch – you guys really do a great job. We had an excellent charter, probably one of the best of the 6 times I have been down. The winds were great, the boat sailed well and we caught lots of fun events. As I sit here looking out at the snow and sleet in my back yard in Halifax, I am already looking forward to my next visit.”Greg Roach, March 2015
“Good Morning Conch Charters – a note of thanks to all at Conch Charters for an excellent charter experience. This was our first year with Conch but our 9th year of bareboat chartering in BVI – it was as good as it gets. Your staff was helpful, knowledgeable, and professional with current info. on weather, anchorages, places of interest – we didn’t even know “Hog Heaven” existed. The yacht briefing was thorough and even though we were chartering a boat we were familiar with (had the Cyclades 39 two previous years) we learned new things about the boat. At check in, the guy who checked us in actually wrote down our comments – a first – which lead us to believe that, even though our comments were minor, something might actually done before the boat was sent out on the next charter – also a first.
All in all it was an excellent charter experience – thanks again to all of you that made it so.
God willing, we’ll be back again for year 10 with Conch Charters”John Mitchell, April 2015
“From initial inquiry to finishing our cruise, you guys were a great deal of help and provided answers to questions we didn’t even know we had at first. Your information was spot on in all areas of concern”Rick Garbade, April 2015
“I captained a catamaran (Varekai/41-ft.) for the first time recently on a Conch charter. The experience was different from a monohull, but it was greatly facilitated by thorough and patient briefings in the Conch office and onboard. Everyone in our party enjoyed the comfort and ease of operation of the boat. A temporary glitch caused by failed batteries was immediately and efficiently eliminated. All at Conch were always responsive and helpful with any matters or questions that arose. Communication was easy, sailing was smooth, the environment of the BVI was intoxicating, and no one wanted the charter to end. The Conch choice is a no-brainer. We’ll be back.”Jack Hopke, May 2015