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Rent a Beneteau USA trawler in Wrightsville Beach, NC near me

Wrightsville Beach, NC

Gorgeous 46Ft Yacht for Private Charter in Wrightsville Beach!

Rent a Silverton Marine motor yacht in Irmo, SC near me

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Rent a Sea Ray Boats flybridge in Cornelius, NC near me

Cornelius, NC

40 Foot Sea Ray Yacht!! Currently offering special winter rates

Rent a Regal Boats express cruiser in Buford, GA near me

42' Regal Luxury Sport Yacht

Rent a Hatteras Yachts classic in Beaufort, NC near me

Beaufort, NC

Live lazy on the Lazy Livin'

Rent a Monterey Boats cruiser in Buford, GA near me

40ft Monterey Luxury Sport Yacht Available

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As the global leader in peer-to-peer boat rentals, Boatsetter offers an easy, safe and accessible way to experience on-the-water adventure. With boat rentals in 600+ locations, finding a boat is easy and with the option to tap into the largest network of USCG licensed captains, boating experience is not required.

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Choosing the right boat rental platform is essential to your peace of mind while on the water. That's why we've gone the extra mile to focus on safety through our exclusive partnership with GEICO Marine and BoatUS. As the first and only boat rental marketplace to offer insurance on every peer-to-peer rental, you are protected during all rentals with insurance coverage and on-water assistance through TowBoatUS.

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What makes Boatsetter different from other boat rental platforms?

What makes Boatsetter different is peace of mind. Boatsetter is the first and only boat rental marketplace to offer insurance on every peer-to-peer boat rental. We know choosing the right boat rental platform is essential to your experience while on the water. That's why we've gone the extra mile to focus on safety through our exclusive partnership with GEICO Marine and BoatUS. As the first and only boat rental marketplace to offer insurance on every peer-to-peer rental, you are protected during all rentals with insurance coverage and on-water assistance through TowBoatUS.

How to rent a boat on Boatsetter?

At Boatsetter, our mission is to make getting out on the water as easy as possible. With our intuitive booking system, you can rent a boat as soon as today. -First, you must determine your budget and the type of boat you want to rent. -Next, decide where you would like to boat and the kind of boat you would like to spend the day on. -Finally, determine if you will be needing a boat captain and reach out to the boat owner. That’s it! You’re officially on your way to a fantastic day out on the water.

How much does it cost to rent a boat?

The cost to rent a boat depends on whether you are renting for a half-day or a full day, the boat features and the boat size can impact your boat rental price. Rental prices can range from $200 to $1,000 plus depending on the boat rental itself and the length of time of the rental.

How many people can fit on the boat rental?

The number of people who can fit on boat rental largely depends on the boat’s size and how many life jackets are on board. Currently the coast guard allows a maximum of 10-12 people on a Boatsetter boat rental.

How much does it cost to rent a yacht?

The cost of renting a yacht depends on the boat’s size and the amount of time you’ll use the yacht. The onboard amenities and luxurious accommodations also dictate the price. You can contact our yacht specialists for a custom quote by visiting https://www.boatsetter.com/luxury-yacht-charters .

How old do you have to be to rent a boat?

You must be 18 years old to rent a captained boat and 25 years old if you would like to rent a bareboat charter.

Do I need a boating license to rent a boat?

Boating license requirements vary from state to state. As a renter, you are responsible for understanding local state requirements.

Can you rent a yacht for the day?

Boatsetter allows you to rent a yacht for the day. Single-day yacht rentals are available for a select number of yachts. To chat with a yacht specialist please visit https://www.boatsetter.com/luxury-yacht-charters .

Can you rent a yacht for the week?

Boatsetter allows its customers to rent a yacht for the week. Renting a yacht for a week gives you more access to the wide range of yachts available on our platform. You can either book a rental directly through the site or connect with one of our charter specialists to plan your trip here: https://www.boatsetter.com/luxury-yacht-charters .

Can you rent a yacht for the month?

Booking a month-long yacht rental is a detailed and hands-off process when working with our team of yacht charter specialists. We tailor each yacht charter to our client's specific wants and needs. Our luxury yacht charter specialists can be reached at (954) 715-4114 or by visiting https://www.boatsetter.com/luxury-yacht-charters .

How to rent a private yacht?

Renting a private yacht is a very detailed experience that caters to your exact needs while onboard one of our luxury yachts. To plan your private yacht rentals experience please visit https://www.boatsetter.com/luxury-yacht-charters .

How much does it cost to rent a pontoon boat?

The cost of renting a pontoon boat depends on the size, location, and rental time of the boat. Prices can range anywhere from $200 for a half-day rental or just under a $1,000 for longer rentals.

How much does it cost to charter a yacht?

The cost to charter a yacht varies depending on the boat size and the length of the charter. Prices typically range from less than $1,000 to $5,000 plus if you’re wanting to charter the yacht overnight.

How much does it cost to rent a boat for the day?

The cost of renting a boat for the day on average ranges from $200 to $1200. The cost to rent a boat varies depending on the size of the boat and the length of time that you will be using the boat.

How does the boat insurance work?

Boat insurance typically covers loss caused by things such as fire, sinking, storms, and collisions. The extent of the coverage varies depending on the policy.

Do I need my own insurance to rent a boat?

You do not need boat insurance when renting with Boatsetter. Coverage is provided under the Peer-to-Peer Boat Rental Policy, which is underwritten by GEICO Marine Insurance Company. The policy was written from the ground up as a stand-alone recreational boat rental insurance policy covering the period of time that the boat is being rented and is available for all non-commercially insured boats.

Does Boatsetter screen renters?

Yes. We use a system called Cognito to ensure that payment information matches the renter's identity. We also require renters taking out a captained boat to be at least 18 years old and on a bareboat to be at least 25 years old.

Is listing my boat on Boatsetter free?

Yes! Listing a boat is completely free. We only take a commission when your boat is rented. We only make money when you do!

What if I'm not comfortable having a renter drive my boat?

If you are not comfortable having a renter drive your boat, we have an expansive network of licensed and experienced captains. Once your boat is listed, you can filter through our network of captains and favorite captains in your area that you would like to operate your boat.

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One might ponder, why indeed would an adventurer select the seemingly tranquil North Carolina waters to charter a yacht, when they could seek the azure expanses of the Mediterranean or the exotic depths of the South Pacific? There's a peculiar allure to these Atlantic coastal waters, not unlike the hypnotic patterns on a Northern Cardinal's plumage, enchanting, captivating, and yet wholly unexpected.

The Nautical Call of the Tar Heel State

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The magic of North Carolina lies in its diversity. Not merely terrestrial, but maritime as well. The waters here oscillate between the tranquil ripples of inland rivers and the grand swells of the open ocean, each offering a unique tableau of aquatic experiences. From the Cape Fear River, with its winding path and historic charm, to the sprawling banks of the Neuse and Pamlico, North Carolina's waterways are as variegated as the shifting sands of its beaches.

Aboard a yacht, one gets to witness this splendor from an unparalleled vantage point. It's akin to soaring through the rainforest canopy, glimpsing the intricate tapestry of life beneath, yet being part of a separate, ethereal realm. Hence, renting a yacht in North Carolina is not simply a voyage, but an intimate dance with the very essence of the state.

Unveiling the Hidden Gems: Places to Visit with a Yacht in North Carolina

Navigating through the waters of North Carolina in a chartered yacht is akin to embarking on a nature documentary, full of unexpected vistas and encounters. Here, we shall examine a collection of the most compelling stops along this maritime journey.

🚢 Cape Lookout National Seashore

Renowned as a nature-lover's sanctuary, the Cape Lookout National Seashore is a string of barrier islands located off the coast. With its signature black-and-white diamond patterned lighthouse standing sentinel, it's a haven for a variety of wildlife, from shorebirds like terns and oystercatchers to the vibrant sea turtles that frequent its shores. The quiet beauty of its waters, punctuated only by the occasional dolphin fin, offers a serene sojourn for those in search of tranquillity.

Dubbed as "America's Favorite Town" by Travel + Leisure, Beaufort, North Carolina is steeped in maritime history and charm. Nestled within the protected waters of the Beaufort Inlet, it offers a unique blend of cultural heritage and natural beauty. The historic waterfront town is home to the North Carolina Maritime Museum and a bounty of delectable seafood restaurants, while the nearby Rachel Carson Reserve hosts a diverse collection of estuarine species, including the iconic wild horses.

🚢 Wrightsville Beach

This family-friendly destination offers a mixture of leisure and excitement. The Intracoastal Waterway and the serene Masonboro Island are a stone’s throw away. Here, one might indulge in water sports, birdwatching, or simply lounging on the sun-dappled decks of their yacht, lulled by the gentle ebb and flow of the Atlantic tides.

🚢 Bald Head Island

Accessible only by ferry or private yacht, Bald Head Island is an unspoiled treasure on North Carolina's coast. Here, you can drop anchor and explore a network of walking trails that weave through maritime forests and sand dunes, culminating at the Old Baldy Lighthouse. The island is a refuge for a rich tapestry of wildlife, including deer, alligators, and myriad bird species, making it a veritable Eden for naturalists.

🚢 Pamlico Sound

As the largest lagoon along the North American East Coast, Pamlico Sound is a sprawling playground for sailors. It is dotted with charming islands, each with their own unique allure. Ocracoke Island, for instance, is famed for its wild ponies and quaint village, while Roanoke Island bears the historical legacy of the first English settlement in the New World.

🚢 Outer Banks

This 200-mile long string of narrow barrier islands is a must-visit for any maritime adventurer. The Outer Banks are home to some of the most secluded beaches on the East Coast, offering a tranquil retreat far from the madding crowd. Each island holds its own unique charm, from the wild horses of Corolla to the historic Graveyard of the Atlantic in Hatteras.

🚢 Morehead City

Nestled on the Crystal Coast, Morehead City is renowned for its vibrant port and the annual North Carolina Seafood Festival. Chartering a yacht here provides the opportunity to explore not only the bustling city waterfront but also the surrounding waters, including the Newport River and the Bogue Sound. The area is also a paradise for fishing enthusiasts, with its rich marine life.

🚢 The Intracoastal Waterway

The North Carolina section of the Intracoastal Waterway offers a unique exploration opportunity. This network of rivers, inlets, canals, and bays is like an aquatic highway, threading through some of the most picturesque landscapes in the state. Stopovers such as Swansboro, known as the "Friendly City by the Sea," provide charming glimpses of coastal life, while the vast expanse of the Albemarle Sound awaits with its stunning sunsets and tranquil waters.

🚢 Lake Norman

While not a coastal destination, Lake Norman offers a different kind of yachting experience. As the largest manmade body of water in North Carolina, it offers over 500 miles of shoreline to explore. The lake's vast expanse is dotted with islands and inlets, making it a perfect playground for boating enthusiasts. Here, one can enjoy the tranquility of the lake, the thrill of water sports, or the charm of the surrounding towns.

🚢 Southport

At the confluence of the Cape Fear River, the Intracoastal Waterway, and the Atlantic Ocean, Southport is a quintessential maritime destination. This charming coastal town is renowned for its historic riverfront, maritime museum, and the annual North Carolina 4th of July Festival. The surrounding waters offer a diverse tableau, from the placid river to the open ocean, providing an enriching experience for every mariner.

With every new destination, the maritime landscape of North Carolina unfolds like a captivating narrative, inviting the explorer to delve deeper into its stories. So let the compass guide you, let the winds steer you, and let the infinite waters of North Carolina etch memories that will last a lifetime.

The Naturalist's Guide to Chartering: Considerations for a North Carolina Yacht Adventure

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Before embarking on your maritime adventure, however, one should not neglect the necessary precautions, much like a seasoned biologist preparing for a field study. The beauty of nature is matched by its unpredictability, and a prudent explorer respects this delicate balance.

⛵ Seasons and Weather

North Carolina's maritime climate is temperate, yet diverse. One must be mindful of this, akin to an ornithologist anticipating migratory patterns. The balmy summers offer serene conditions, perfect for lazy days of leisure aboard your yacht. Conversely, the winter months can be capricious, with the northern winds stirring the waters into a frothy challenge for any mariner.

⛵ Navigation

The geography of North Carolina's coastline, with its many estuaries and inlets, provides the explorer with both a vast playground and a complex labyrinth. Just as one might navigate the understory in a dense forest, understanding the local sea charts and tides is essential for a safe journey.

⛵ Flora and Fauna

The abundance of life in these waters is a treasure chest waiting to be discovered. Just as a botanist would relish the discovery of a new orchid species, so too will you marvel at the schools of bluefish, the playful dolphins, and the majestic ospreys that call these waters home. Nonetheless, respect their domain, for we are mere guests in this aquatic abode.

Choosing Your Marine Steed: The Best Yacht for North Carolina Waters

Choosing the appropriate vessel for your journey is akin to an entomologist selecting the right net for a butterfly expedition. Not every yacht is suitable for these diverse waters, and the right choice can make the difference between a memorable journey and a troubling ordeal.

Consider, for instance, the allure of a sailboat. Its elegance mirrors the grace of a heron in flight, and it moves with the wind, a silent observer of the marine world. Sailboats are ideal for the calm, inland waters of North Carolina, where the wind and current are allies, not adversaries.

However, for those seeking the thrill of the open ocean, a motor yacht is the marine equivalent of a sturdy jeep traversing the savannah. Robust, reliable, and offering a suite of modern comforts, these yachts are designed to weather the caprices of the Atlantic, offering a sturdy refuge amidst the marine wilderness.

To navigate North Carolina's waters is to step into a vibrant aquatic ballet, where every ripple tells a story and every sunset paints a memory. So whether you're a seasoned mariner or a curious adventurer, remember: The journey is the destination, and in North Carolina, the journey is always remarkable.

Posing Queries on the Voyage: Frequently Asked Questions

Embarking on a maritime journey, especially amidst the diverse waterscape of North Carolina, invariably brings with it a cascade of questions. Just as we marvel at the intricate patterns on a butterfly's wing or the elusive behavior of a lynx in the wild, so too might we ponder the nuances of chartering a yacht, navigating the waters, or understanding the local maritime regulations.

As we journey together through this aquatic tapestry, let us attempt to unravel some of these queries. Drawing from our collective experiences and insights, we shall endeavour to provide clarity to the frequently asked questions, transforming uncertainties into knowledge, much like turning the lens of a microscope to bring the minute details of a specimen into focus.

What qualifications do I need to rent a yacht?

In North Carolina, as in many other states, there are no strict licensing requirements to rent a yacht. However, most yacht rental companies require some evidence of boating experience. If you're not an experienced sailor, fear not. Many companies offer captains or guides who can handle the nautical intricacies while you sit back and enjoy the scenery.

Can I bring my pets on board?

The answer to this question is largely dependent on the individual yacht charter companies' policies. Some are quite welcoming of your furry friends, recognizing the joy they bring to a family adventure. However, others may have restrictions or additional fees. We would recommend contacting the charter company beforehand to clarify their pet policy.

What safety precautions should I take?

Much like a seasoned naturalist venturing into unexplored wilderness, safety should be paramount in your maritime journey. Ensure that the yacht is equipped with all necessary safety gear, including life jackets, first aid kits, flares, and fire extinguishers. Keep a close eye on the weather, and always inform someone ashore of your planned itinerary.

What should I pack for my yacht charter?

Think of packing for your yacht charter as preparing for a trek through diverse biomes. Essentials would include comfortable clothing suited to the climate, hats and sunglasses for sun protection, and waterproof gear. Don't forget your camera or binoculars, for North Carolina's waters are teeming with photo-worthy moments. And of course, pack a sense of adventure!

Can I fish from the yacht?

In general, fishing is permitted from charter yachts. However, bear in mind that North Carolina requires a fishing license for anyone aged 16 and above. Ensure that you adhere to local fishing regulations and respect the marine life, akin to the reverence a botanist would show when collecting rare plant specimens.

In our quest for understanding, let's remember that every question asked and answered brings us closer to a harmonious interaction with nature and our surroundings. Our voyage on North Carolina's waters is not merely a journey, but a conversation with the environment we traverse. As always, let's converse with respect, curiosity, and a profound appreciation for the beauty that surrounds us.

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Yacht Source provides year-round charters with options to cruise the waterways, plan day trips to specific locations, and host private events such as bachelor parties, engagements, birthdays, corporate events, and any other special occasion where you want to have fun on the water in first class style.  Our fleet is made up of Blue Bonnet II, a 65’ Sea Ray Luxury Yacht, as well as Baby Bonnet, a 31’ Sea Ray SLX. Both are located at Sea Path Yacht Club in Wrightsville Beach, NC. We can host up to one charterer and 12 passengers for a total of 13 on either vessel, not including the First Mate and Captain. We look forward to setting sail with you shortly.

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Carolina Grace

The Carolina Grace provides a unique Lake Norman experience to those seeking the very finest.

Our beautiful 100-foot luxury yacht is the largest in the Carolinas, providing the perfect venue for weddings, corporate events, and celebrations of all kinds. We can accommodate groups from 10 up to 100 guests, and with our heated upper deck, we are perfectly suited for rental year-round, seven days a week.

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Planning a wedding, need a venue? Celebrate your special day on Carolina Grace Luxury Yacht Charter. Look no further for a beautiful and classy location to have your wedding.

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Corporate event, team building, client appreciation? Carolina Grace Luxury Yacht Charter is the best option for your outing. Cruise the lake in style while enjoying celebrating with friends and colleagues.

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Looking for a venue to celebrate a monumental birthday, anniversary, graduation or just a fun day in the sun? Carolina Grace Luxury Yacht Charter is the best option to celebrate.

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Holiday celebrations on Carolina Grace Luxury Yacht Charter. Relax with friends and family and celebrate on Lake Norman with Carolina Grace. Making memories happen.

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Le Bon Vie - An Atlantis 40 Italian Sport Yacht

The ultimate luxury yacht experience for up to 12 passengers.

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Island Girl - A Floating Tiki Paradise!

The ultimate party platform for up to 18 passengers.

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Island Vibes Boat Rental and Charter

Get ready to set sail and leave the stress of daily life behind aboard Lake Norman’s finest charter yachts.

Whether you choose the classy "Le Bon Vie" or sassy "Island Girl" tiki barge, Island Vibes Charter is all about good times, good music, and a laid back attitude. Come cruise with us and let the sunshine and waves carry you away.

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"Le Bon Vie" which means “The Good Life” is a meticulously maintained Azimut Atlantis Italian sport yacht. At just over 41’ she features ample open air seating options for up to 12 guests, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large salon and galley, three air conditioners and an extremely comfortable and settled ride, not to mention an amazing sound system with 28 speakers and sub-woofers in 4 different sound zones!

"Island Girl" is a 400 Sq. ft. floating tiki paradise ready to host up to 18 guests in unparalleled island life glory! She features a full tiki bar with under bar lighting, Adirondack chairs for catching some rays, Bluetooth sound system for keeping the party going and an onboard marine head (bathroom) for your convenience. Sailing aboard "Island Girl" is truly a unique and memorable experience.

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Which boat should I choose? Well, both of our girls (boats) are amazing, but definitely show it off in different ways. "Le Bon Vie" is classy, elegant and sophisticated. She exudes sleek Italian design and offers you a cruise in unparalleled comfort. She is ideal for romantic getaways, birthday parties, bar hopping cruises and company functions.

While....... Her younger sister ship "Island Girl" just refuses to act right! She's fun, spunky and unconventional. Like her guests, she lets her hair down and lives for the moment enjoying the sunshine and sand. She attracts attention wherever she goes and definitely dances to the beat of her own tiki drum!

Island Vibes Charter offers several charter options, both private (you get the whole boat) and public (pull up a chair and meet some nice people!) all with the peace of mind of knowing that you will be taken care of by a U.S. Coast Guard certified master captain with years of experience boating on Lake Norman. Plus the comfort that comes with being aboard professionally maintained and operated vessels. Island Vibes boat rental and Charter is fully licensed and insured. Our charter boats set sail from All Seasons Marina and our rental boats and paddlesports operate from our docks at The Lake Norman Landing.

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Why do people choose Island Vibe Charter?

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We are a legal charter operator that has undergone the rigorous certification and inspection process with the Lake Norman Marine Commission. Fully licensed and insured, we are compliant with all applicable state, local and federal regulations.

We only hire experienced US Coast Guard licensed captains. Your safety is our top priority.

We offer a much better boat! Many so-called charter operators on the lake operate on nothing more than an average pontoon boat with no way to escape the heat, no restroom facilities, and sometimes (oh the stories we hear) no running engine!

We offer a 5% discount for all police and active and retired military.

We also offer a 10% discount for guests staying at The Landing Hotel.

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Robin (Steward)

If you would like to step the service up to the highest level, you may opt to have a steward onboard your yacht. Our steward Robin has over 20 years experience in the guest service and hospitality industry, serving as a flight attendant, and working with boats for the last five years. She is available to help serve your meals, assist with drinks, water toys etc. she is CPR AED, and basic emergency medical service trained. You can book a stewards service for a flat $150 / 4 hours or $200 / 8 hours.

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Carolina Grace, Lake Norman

The Carolina Grace provides a unique Lake Norman experience to those seeking the very finest.

Our beautiful 100-foot luxury yacht is the largest in the Carolinas, providing the perfect venue for weddings, corporate events, and celebrations of all kinds. We can accommodate groups from 10 up to 100 guests, and with our heated upper deck, we are perfectly suited for rental year-round, seven days a week.

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Planning a wedding, need a venue? Celebrate your special day on Carolina Grace Luxury Yacht Charter. Look no further for a beautiful and classy location to have your wedding.

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Corporate event, team building, client appreciation? Carolina Grace Luxury Yacht Charter is the best option for your outing. Cruise the lake in style while enjoying celebrating with friends and colleagues.

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Looking for a venue to celebrate a monumental birthday, anniversary, graduation or just a fun day in the sun? Carolina Grace Luxury Yacht Charter is the best option to celebrate.

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Holiday celebrations on Carolina Grace Luxury Yacht Charter. Relax with friends and family and celebrate on Lake Norman with Carolina Grace. Making memories happen.

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Jake and Grant did an AMAZING job tonight. Mike Foster from Total Events and Catering did a great job as well. Professional and reliable every time! What an AMAZING night on a great boat. You can't go wrong with The Carolina Grace. Jason "breez" Britt
A heartfelt thank you to the Carolina Grace family, who treated my family as their own for our intimate family wedding a few weeks back. You gave a busy bride flexibility when I needed it. You poured on extra kindness when it was lacking from other vendors. Christina Coleman
Unbelievable boat and crew! The best day on Lake Norman money can buy!!! LKN Scenery is incredible! Highly recommend Sheldon Hipps
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Outer Banks Sailing

Outer Banks Sailing at its best! We offer private charters, sailing events, camps/lessons and experiences for folks wishing to experience sailing on the North Carolina Outer Banks. Join us on the water.

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Trade in the stillness of land to go with the flow of the open sea. The breathtaking views of the water set the background for a tranquil adventure on a private Catamaran with your closest friends and loved ones. Design your own event for this private Outer Banks Sailing charter.

We have 2 major events every year, The Duck Cup and the OBX Sailfest both of which are focused on multihulls.

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We have been teaching sailing on the Outer Banks since 2016. Our experienced and professional staff of US Sailing Instructors, excellent fleet of sailboats, superior locations, warm shallow waters and steady breezes combine to make sailing on the Currituck sound the best on the Outer Banks.

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Setting sail on Surfer Girl gives you access to an experience unlike any other. You’ll enjoy the luxury of cruising on this exceptional craft as it glides through the rhythmic waves on the Currituck Sound.

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Ocean Commotion Sailing Charters Wrightsville Beach, NC

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Ocean Commotion is a 34 ft. Jeanneau Sunrise. She is a solid, stable, & fast sailboat, with lots of room on deck.

We offer sunset/cocktail cruises, ocean sailing charters, and salty good times in beautiful Wrightsville Beach, NC. Whether it's leisurely motoring around Banks Channel, sipping a cocktail & watching dolphins, or being heeled over under sail in the Atlantic Ocean, it's all up to you.

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Wait a second...hang on....We want your experience to be unforgettable, but in a good way! Your USCG Licensed Master Captain has years of experience sailing in coastal NC waters. Above all else, your safety is our top priority! 

Private Charter with Captain

2 hour charter.

Great for a sunset/cocktail cruise around Banks Channel or the ICW, and look for dolphins.

3 Hour Charter

Perfect amount of time to include an ocean sail.

4 Hour Charter

Go for a sail, look for sea life, anchor & swim, have some lunch, whatever you want to do.

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Give us a call! We would love to answer any questions you have, and get you booked for an amazing sailing experience!

Ocean Commotion Sailing Charters

330 Causeway Drive, Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina 28480, United States

F A Q's

You should bring any beverages & snacks that you might want. We provide cold water, and have a cooler with ice to keep your things cold. Please bring sunglasses, a hat, and sunscreen. (We do have extras if you forget yours). Children under 12 must wear a lifejacket, which we can provide. Please show up a half hour before your charter begins.

Please leave your glassware at home, we have plastic cups on the boat. Champagne/Wine bottles are okay, but beer bottles are not. Please bring cans. 

Ladies, no heels please. Gentlemen, no dress shoes. Flip flops or tennis shoes are great. 

The price includes the boat, with a licensed captain, and a first mate who is at your disposal. (First mate works for tips) for however much time you charter it for. There are no hidden fees, or additional charges, just gratuity. You can bring up to 6 guests.

All charters are weather contingent. A $100 deposit secures your reservation. If the weather is iffy the day of your charter the Captain will be in contact with you to make a decision. If we cancel due to weather, we will refund your deposit, or you can reschedule if you would like. We don't want to keep your money if you don't go sailing. 

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RELAX & ENJOY YOUR ADVENTURE

Welcome. Bow To Stern Boating is based in coastal Oriental, NC - the Sailing Capital Of North Carolina. You'll find a fleet of over 60 boats available for charter. Sailboats from 8' to 45'. Power vessels perfect for cruising local creeks or for taking a Neuse River voyage. Bow To Stern teaches hundreds of people to sail every year. Bow To Stern's Youth Sailing Camp teaches kids from age 6 to 15 every summer. Our Group Programs provide a unique way for people to bond together on the water. Scouts, Church Groups, Military Groups and even Corporate Training teams find Bow To Stern Boating the right place to provide a memorable experience.

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Wilmington's Premier Private Yacht Charters  & Cruises

With a world-class yacht and professional Captain at your disposal, you'll never forget cruising on this beautiful vessel with up to 12 of your most valued family or friends.

We offer overnight charters & vacations, day charters and cruises - sailing as close as just down the river, as far as the Bahamas, and anywhere in between.

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Yacht Charters & Pricing

On our private yacht charter, you'll be turning heads and making memories. An exclusive experience dreamed of by many, and experienced by few. We can customize the itinerary and do anything from a sunset cruise to a multi-day and multi-state overnight charter vacation.

Below is a general pricing guideline, but we will customize the pricing according to your itinerary and any desired add-ons. 

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Pricing & Add-Ons

By chartering the yacht, you can decide the itinerary and activities of the day, or allow the Captain to give you a tour of his favorite spots. Sail to a favorite local beach, enjoy the yacht's water toys, and enjoy the Carolina waters. Common destinations include Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach, Ocracoke, Mrytle Beach and Charleston. Please contact us to discuss your ideas and desires, but below is general pricing you can expect on most week days. Weekends are likely slightly more than the below prices but it depends, so please contact us for a quote!

2 Hour Sunset Cruise - $1249

3 Hour Sunset Cruise - $1749

1/2 Day, 4 Hour Charter - $2249

3/4 Day, 6 Hour Charter - $2999

Local Full Day, 8 Hour Charter - By Quote, starting at $3499

Overnight "Best Night of Sleep Ever" Charters available by quote! Please contact us to discuss and build your overnight on-the-water stay by emailing [email protected]

Many things are already included, like the Captain, fuel, docking, all safety equipment, a floating dock, 4 paddle boards, ice, water and soft drinks.

The below add-ons are available, but pricing varies so please contact us for a quote:

- Private Chef w/food included

- Bartender & Hostess ($25/hr)

Relax or party - you choose! On our private yacht cruises, enjoy having the yacht all to yourself while being driven by a professional Yacht Captain around the local Wilmington waters. Cruise at any time of the day you'd like, but our most popular cruise is the Sunset River Cruise - have dinner and drinks while you watch the sunset over Wilmington from your private Yacht.

2 Hour Sunset Cruise Special - $1249 

3 Hour River Cruise - $1749

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To book your private yacht charter or cruise, based out of Wilmington, NC, please contact us via email or the contact form and we will promptly reply (within 24 hours). We can cater to any vacation or event, and look forward to having you aboard!

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Port City Marina

10 Harnett Dr

Wilmington, NC

Slip Location: Northern most slip on the river, towards Live Oak Pavilion

13 Guests for Charters

7 Guests for Overnight Stays

20 Guests for Dock Parties & Events

Frequently Asked Questions

What options do you offer?

We offer 2, 4, 6 and 8 hour cruises/charters as well as local overnight charters, destination overnight charters, and overnight stays at our dock which is conveniently located in walking distance to the bars and restaurants downtown. 

Where can I view pricing?

Most of our prices can be found by clicking this link , with the exception of our overnight bookings. We offer overnight bookings at the dock and on charter, and both of those options we quote out depending on your itinerary. Please email us through the contact form on the site or at [email protected] to learn more.

What itineraries can we do?

We have a number of itineraries available for you to choose from, and we will recommend some to you depending on the time of year and day which your cruise is, the predicted weather, and how long you book the yacht for. Some sample itineraries are a sunset cruise, a yacht party next to a nearby private island, a day trip to Bald Head Island, a yacht party at Masonboro Inlet, a cruise along Wrightsville Beach, or multiple day trips to Myrtle Beach, Ocracoke, Charleston and beyond.

​What do I need to bring?

Guests should bring any alcohol or food they'd like to eat, we should have just about everything else like all necessary safety equipment, the crew, etc. Soft drinks, water and ice are included and already onboard.  

When should I arrive?

​We recommend arriving about 15 minutes prior to your departure time so that you can get settled and receive your safety briefing before we depart.

What if I have more than 13 people?

While the Coast Guard does not allow us to carry more than 13 guests at sea, we absolutely can have a dock party with more than 13 guests. While we won't be able to leave the dock, you can still party the night away on a yacht!

What's Included?

All bookings include fuel, docking fees, the cost of the captain, his mate, and full use of the yacht and its water toys which include 2 kayaks, 2 paddle boards, a floating dock, music throughout the boat and free internet, YoutubeTV and Netflix. If you hire the chef or hostess, their services and food will be included as well.

What's NOT Included?

The price online does NOT include tax, gratuity,  or alcohol. Food is not included unless you hire the chef. Lastly, we do not have any decorations onboard so please bring any decorations you wish to put up depending on your occasion.

Can we choose the time of our charter or cruise?  

Yes, absolutely! Any time that you want to leave and return, we can make that happen!

​What's NOT allowed?

While we want you to have the most amazing time aboard our beautiful yacht, a few things are strictly forbidden such as: Unsupervised Dock parties with more than the approved number of persons, sleeping more than 7 people onboard overnight, smoking, drugs, fireworks and flushing anything besides toilet paper down the toilets. 

​Where do I park and how much is it?

Complimentary parking is included and you will park in the Port City Marina parking. If there is a parking attendant there, let them know that you're there for a Carolina Yacht Charters cruise.  

Are children and kids allowed?

While children and kids are allowed, please know that boats do present a safety risk to our kiddos. They must always wear a live preserver and should never be allowed outside without direct adult supervision.

What Add-Ons Are Available?

We have a number of things available to add on to your experience! All options must be quoted out depending on your party size and the length of your trip. Add-Ons include:

A chef, with all food included

A hostess to serve you and make drinks (included when you book the chef)

A photographer 

A flite-board

Scuba Diving & Snorkeling with an instructor

Fishing poles & materials

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Lake norman chartered cruises, the best way to see lake norman in luxury  .

Lake Norman has a few chartered cruises to choose from during your visit so that you can sit back and enjoy your lake day. Whether you are looking for a sunset cruise, a family trip, water-sports excursions, a sightseeing tour, or just a fun day on the lake, Carolina Cruising Charters   has the perfect rental option for you. Party Pontoon   also offers sunset cruises, floating fun or lakeside bar hopping.

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For the ultimate day on the lake, Ride LKN Wake & Surf Co is the top rated boating experience for private charters, wakeboarding, wake surfing, foiling lessons , and kids watersports summer camps on Lake Norman with US Coast Guard Captains, unmatched hospitality, and professional and safe instruction.

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Looking to host a private cruise for a large group? Book your event with  Carolina Grace , a 100-foot luxury yacht perfect for any event or celebration. With a heated upper deck, it's perfectly suited for rental year-round.

*Tip : Be sure to plan ahead during peak seasons when reservations get booked quickly.

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Ride LKN Wake & Surf Co luxury boat charters are the #1 rated boating experience on Lake Norman. Sessions are all-inclusive and are completely custom to exactly how you want your day on the water to go. Whether that is cruising around Lake Norman, anchoring to enjoy Lake Norman’s best hang outs, learning to wakeboard, wake surf, foil, tube or all of the above – we’ve got you covered. We’ll even hand you the aux cord!

The ultimate day on the lake starts with a great crew! Sit back and relax and let us handle the driving, setting up of activities, and water sports instruction so you can take in the day with your group. Our Crew is made up of licensed and experienced US Coast Guard Master Captains and professional instructors to ensure you have a safe and unforgettable day on the water.

As one of only six MasterCraft Experience Partners in the United States, you can be certain that our fleet of brand new 2024 MasterCraft boats are the ultimate in luxury, comfort and performance.  Boat amenities include: premium bluetooth Klipsch audio system, heated seats, cooler, heater, surf star surf system, interior and underwater colored LED lights.

All sessions are charged by time not by person. We can accommodate groups of up to 24 people when multiple boats are booked. We can also accommodate dock-pick ups at waterfront homes for a fee. Just add to your reservation when checking out. 

For questions, please view our FAQs page, shoot us an email or give us a call. We guarantee your day on the lake with us will exceed all expectations!

Boat Charters Include:

  • 2024 Premium MasterCraft Boats (X24, XT25 & XT23)
  • A Fun US Coast Guard Captain/Water Sports Instructor
  • Professional Water Sports Instruction
  • 2024  Liquid Force Wake Gear
  • 2024  Soulcraft Premium Wake Surf Boards
  • Tube, Life Jackets and Floating MISSION Reef Pad

Boat Charters are Perfect for:

  • Family & Friend Groups
  • Groups that want to learn watersports
  • Corporate Team Building Events
  • Bachelor & Bachelorette parties
  • Birthday Parties
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  • Any Occasion!

$275 per hour (+tax/fess) during Peak Season (May 15th – Sept. 18th)

$235 per hour (+ tax/fees) Off-Peak Season (April 1st – May 14th & Sept. 18th – Oct. 31st)

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Ride Wake & Surf Co Lake Norman Boat Slips: Inland Sea Marina 114 Bowfin Cir. Mooresville, NC 28117

*Ride Walke & Surf Co Lake Norman is not associated with Inland Sea Marina

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up to 10 Passenger Luxury Pontoon Rentals

A fully equipped luxury pontoon boat rental on Lake Norman, NC powered by a 150HP engine and tailored to your personal best, all-inclusive, lake day with U.S. Coast Guard Captains behind the helm! This boat is perfect for those looking for a boat cruise/sunset cruise without tow behind watersports.

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up to 13 Passenger Ultimate Pontoon Rentals

Powered by a Mercury 250HP engine, maximize your time on the water effortlessly! Our 25′ up to 13 passenger ultimate pontoon boat rental features a rear lounger for sunbathing/relaxation on our most spacious pontoon rental; a great choice for large groups and/or those looking to enjoy optional tow behind watersports.

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up to 15 passenger Double Decker w Slide

Carolina Cruising Charters offers top of the line fully equipped boat rentals on Lake Norman in North Carolina featuring our brand new premier double decker tritoon (upgraded pontoon) with a slide for up to 15 passengers together plus our Captain!

  • Users Up To 8 Passengers

Wake Boat Rental – Board, Surf, & Tube!

Interested in an exceptional Lake Norman boating experience with watersports? Come aboard our brand new 2024 24′ Wake Boat that includes Wakeboarding, Wake surfing, and Tubing along with all the new top of the line equipment to make it your best lake day powered by Carolina Cruising Charters!

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Ready to celebrate your bride and go all-in on your ultimate Lake Norman bachelorette party boating experience?! We’re excited to offer carefully crafted packages tailored to you near Charlotte, NC. Whether you’re looking for a Party Boat or watersports, we’ll tailor your experience to craft your best memories!

Lake Norman Bachelor Party

Looking to go all-in on your ultimate Lake Norman bachelor party boating experience?! We’re proud to offer carefully built packages tailored to your best guys day. Whether you’re looking for a Lake Norman Party Boat or a water-sports day, we have your bachelor party boat rental near Charlotte covered!

At Carolina Cruising Charters, we pride ourselves on making it your best lake day, worry free! We offer all-inclusive luxury boat rentals on Lake Norman, North Carolina for all occasions. A short 20 minute drive from the City of Charlotte, come experience why Lake Norman is a favorite destination for visitors and locals alike. 

Our fleet of new boats are all captained by US Coast Guard (licensed and insured) Master Captains and fully outfitted with upgraded equipment, so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the boat ride on Lake Norman. Listen to your favorite music through our Wet Sounds bluetooth sound systems or even take the karaoke microphone and sing along while you’re on the cruise! Don’t forget to also turn it down and ask our captains for all the local sightseeing knowledge and history of Lake Norman!

Whether you’re looking for a sunset cruise, a family outing, water-sports excursions including wake surfing, wakeboarding, waterskiing, kneeboarding, wake skating and/or tubing behind the boat, a sightseeing tour or boat cruise, waterfront/lakeside bar and restaurant hopping, a fun day on the lake, a bachelor party or bachelorette party, or celebrating a birthday party or other special occasion, we have the perfect captained boat rental option tailored for you!

The best part is that we never combine groups so each boat charter is tailored specifically to your desires, even if what you want to do changes while onboard! Our captains provide you a unique and personalized experience while taking the hassles out of boating so you have a seamless Lake Norman Boat Rental, every time. This can even include picking you up and dropping you off right from your dock!

Experience The Best Lake Norman Boat Rentals!

All our Lake Norman Rental Boats offer unforgettable experiences on Lake Norman, North Carolina! Our Pontoon Boat Rentals are luxury Berkshire Tritoon pontoon boats and our Wake Boat is a brand new 2024 24′ Moomba ready to elevate your boat ride on Lake Norman! Located conveniently at Safe Harbor Kings Point in Cornelius NC, we carefully selected the closet location to the City of Charlotte and all the fun spots on Lake Norman!

Each boat in our fleet has been carefully designed with your comfort in mind meaning spacious reclining seats and loungers. With three boats, Carolina Cruising Charters can tailor each experience to your desires that day and accommodate up to 31 passengers. Our boats come fully outfitted with the newest and best equipment to meet your entertainment needs. We can even sync our boats sound systems together to amplify your Lake Norman experience!

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Your Best Lake Day in Lake Norman, NC!

"We had an amazing time cruising around Lake Norman, North Carolina with Captain Nelson! He was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the lake, boating, and best areas to drop anchor."

"Captain matt is a very professional and respectful captain, knows tons of facts about the lake and his profession. The whole business in general is definitely a 5 star business in my opinion definitely hit them up."

"Captain Ben was awesome! He knew all the great spots to cruise to and anchor. Their boats were super brand new and super clean. They even had rafts and noodles for us to use - we highly recommend!"

"Hands down best pontoon rental in all of Lake Norman. Captain Matt is incredible to work with and it was effortless to have a wonderful day on the lake. The boats are new and incredibly clean."

"Overall, we had a wonderful experience on the lake with Carolina Cruising Charters! Our boat captain, Ben, was super friendly and accommodating! The boat was spacious and super clean! We loved the floats!"

"We had the smoothest day no pun intended, would absolutely recommend! Easy to book and Capt. Matt was quick to respond to questions. Such a fun experience! See you again summer 24’!"

"What better way to kick off a fantasy football draft than to have a few hours on the lake? Everyone was easy to work with in the booking process and Capt. Matt was a great guy. Water skiing and tubing were a hit!"

"Great time on Lake Norman! Caption Nelson was the best. He informed us of all the feature and amenities available on the boat. His knowledge of the lake, boats, and houses was great. I highly recommend!"

"I was attending a bachelorette party for the weekend and decided for a fun pontoon boat day on the lake. This day on the lake definitely exceeded our expectations and was probably the highlight of the trip."

"We had a blast with Carolina Cruising Charters. Our captain was super cool and tailored our experience based on what we wanted to get out of the day. I would highly recommend!!"

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Get out and see the lake!

Let us pick you and your crew up and head out for a good time on the water! A flexible and fun 2 hour boat ride is just what you need to get out on the water and relax! 

What do you want to do?

Because we are a private charter service, we can go wherever and do whatever you would like! Popular ideas include: sightseeing joyride, fishing, boating to dinner/drinks, and island hopping.

Not a typical charter service

Our boats are less than 30 feet, so we can get into smaller, more secluded areas, private/restaurant docks, and experience the lake as a boat owner would. We are happy to accommodate special requests. Anything from a desired destination to personal music preferences. Come on board and have a great day in the sun!

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Luxury Yacht Rental in Carolinas

Luxury yacht charter guide to carolinas.

The Carolinas are etched in American history. These southern belle playgrounds are havens of natural splendor – from the Smoky Mountains and the Outer Islands of North Carolina to the moss draped towns and wide beaches of the South. Luxury yacht charters can piece together a fascinating itinerary in these parts – combining fun in the sun down on the vacation bright shores of Myrtle Beach with well-bred rendezvous’ in Charleston. Don’t forget while sailing these shores that this is the spot for sweet soul food and some of the best golf courses in the continent of the USA.

Historical downtown area of Charleston, South Carolina, USA

Reasons to Charter a Yacht in the Carolinas

Gorgeous golf.

Rolling courses of gold and green; for yacht charter guests looking for the finest fairways, the Carolinas have got you covered. Myrtle Beach’s very own Barefoot Resort and Golf is one of the most ambitious courses in the best seller list, with 18 holes designed by some of the biggest names in the business, notably Tom Fazio, Greg Norman, and Davis Love. But there are plenty more tee-time spots to choose from, including Pine Needles Lodge, Sea Pines on Hilton Head, and Palmetto Bluff.

Iconic Beaches

From wild windswept coastlines in North Carolina to glitzy family fun sands down in the South – the Carolinas boast a beach to suit your every mood. The iconic Myrtle Beach has been the hallmark of American beach vacations since the beginning of time, and Hilton Head is another firm favorite with its wide sandy shores, high-class hotels, twinkling lighthouses, and flowing golf courses. For something a little more remote – the Outer Islands of North Carolina are a stunning landscape for luxury yacht charters.

The Carolinas are known for their tongue tingling soul foods, and nowhere captures this best than the kitchens down in South Carolina. The worlds most epicurean magazines are always raving about the foodie scene down in the south, and yacht charter guests can chow down on creamy she crab soup, pickled okra, spiced pimento cheese, and those sweet shuckin’ oyster roasts.

Steeped in History

From north to south, the Carolinas serve up a whole heap of history. The conservative south has been the backdrop for civil war, the shameful slave trade, and penning some of the nations most important documents. The evidence is scattered throughout the lands and can be uncovered in the bounty of historical homes, cemeteries, cannon filled forts, battleship ruins and museums.

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Where to Visit in the Carolinas

There’s something of an old world feel down in Charleston, the capital sweet South Carolina. Its history is long and taut – with tales of bloody civil wars, the weight of oppression with the slave trade, and the ink stains of the Declaration of Independence. There’s an endless elegance to this city; from the Victorian mansions to tea on well-manicured lawns, the scent of jasmine cracking into hot southern nights, and a foodie scene that will have you drooling in delight at the comforts of the Carolinas kitchens.

While it doesn’t have the frenzy of Charleston, Wilmington is North Carolina’s very own slice of fun. The riverfront is a chic little place where cafes spill out and azalea blooms. Yacht charter guests who like a taste of history can visit the Battleship North Carolina, wander the lush Airlie Gardens, and wander the Riverwalk that follow the flow of the Cape Fear.

Myrtle Beach

The one stop shop for American vacationers seeking lashings of sun and excess pleasures; Myrtle Beach put South Carolina on the map. Luxury yacht charters grazing the coast of the Carolinas are sure to swing by this 60-mile enclave of glitz and glamor. From riding the famous spinning sky-wheel to tripping along the boardwalk, splashing in the waves, and letting loose at the endless amusement parks – for yacht charter guests traveling with kids, Myrtle Beach forever tops the fun list.

The Outer Banks

North Carolina’s Outer Banks are sure to leave yacht charter guests starry eyed. Over 200 miles of barrier islands boast sugar fine white sands, red rum sunsets, rolling dunes, and endless activities like kayaking, windsurfing and even hang gliding for the intrepid adventurer. At the northern end, you will still find wild horses galloping through the dunes and leaving plumes of smoke in their wake. Down in the middle, on Bodie Island and Kitty Hawk, you cam find boutique gift shops, golf courses and charming eateries.

When to Charter a Yacht in the Carolinas

Just like most of the Southern USA states, the Carolinas spend their summer months draped in sweat as the humidity presses down. The best time to languish in a luxury yacht charter around the Carolinas is during the shoulder months of Spring and Fall. Those wanting to soak up the vibes at Myrtle Beach may want to save themselves for the roll of the summers. It is worth remembering that while the Carolina’s don’t usually experience grand scale storms, hurricane season does drop by and is more likely between the months of August and September.

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    The Carolina Grace provides a unique Lake Norman experience to those seeking the very finest. Our beautiful 100-foot luxury yacht is the largest in the Carolinas, providing the perfect venue for weddings, corporate events, and celebrations of all kinds. We can accommodate groups from 10 up to 100 guests, and with our heated upper deck, we are ...

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  9. Lake Norman Yacht Charters, Carolina Grace

    The Carolina Grace provides a unique Lake Norman experience to those seeking the very finest. Our beautiful 100-foot luxury yacht is the largest in the Carolinas, providing the perfect venue for weddings, corporate events, and celebrations of all kinds. We can accommodate groups from 10 up to 100 guests, and with our heated upper deck, we are ...

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    Private Outer Banks Sailing Charters. Trade in the stillness of land to go with the flow of the open sea. The breathtaking views of the water set the background for a tranquil adventure on a private Catamaran with your closest friends and loved ones. Design your own event for this private Outer Banks Sailing charter. LEARN MORE

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    Pricing: $275 per hour (+tax/fess) during Peak Season (May 15th - Sept. 18th) $235 per hour (+ tax/fees) Off-Peak Season (April 1st - May 14th & Sept. 18th - Oct. 31st) RideLKN provides private boat charters on Lake Norman in Charlotte North Carolina, including wake and surfboarding lessons and chill parties.

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