Couples, families, and groups of up to 12 people can charter Now & Zen and hire a Captain for weddings, honeymoons, anniversaries, birthdays, cremation ceremonies, corporate events, spiritual retreats, or just to spend time on the water. Now & Zen is available for charter 7 days a week.
When you hire a Captain he/she works directly for you and you pay for them separately from the boat charter. We have pre-qualified USCG licensed Captain/crew available at the rates listed below. See the requirements on the “Book a Charter” page if you wish to hire a Captain who is not pre-qualified. All charters are subject to the following fees in addition to boat and crew charges listed in the tables below:
- Fuel charges at $5 per engine hour
- Sales tax (6%)
- Gratuity for the Captain/crew (standard gratuity in the industry is 15%)
A security deposit is not required if you hire a captain. However, you are still liable for any damage your party might cause such as ripped upholstery or lost equipment – the captain is not responsible for your bad behavior!
The tables below summarize the breakdown of package charges for crewed hourly charters:
Sailing Vacation Package Breakdown
Like the hourly charters, the multi-day vacations are comprised of boat and crew charges. Provisions are also included in theses packages. The Captain and crew take care of boat and prepare the meals. As above, sales tax, fuel (~$30 per day, $5 per engine hour), and gratuity are additional.
Call 904 803-8843 or email ralph@NowNZen.org to book.