Will I have to share my charter yacht with strangers or is it possible to book a private yacht charter for just my family, friends and myself?
Once you have booked a charter, the yacht is « yours », like when you rent a beach villa or a ski chalet.
The only strangers you may ever spot onboard are potentially members of the crew that take care of you and your friends, but these are easily recognizable.
No one else is allowed onboard, save for representatives of the local and tax authorities who may come for inspection purposes to ensure that all the necessary paperwork has been properly taken care of. But these occurrences are rather rare with superyachts, since the professional crew onboard know their job and comply with all regulations, which can often be rather stringent !