How do I tip the staff?

Since gratuity is solely at your discretion, we do not automatically include this in our packages., but we can if this is easier for you! We can help distributing and recommend a typical tip for each position on board. The highly polished and experienced staff we have on board all of our vessels always appreciate being rewarded for a job well done!


How much does the weather impact my event?

​Fortunately, our yachts are fully equipped to cruise every day of the year, rain or shine. All yachts are fully enclosed with heating and air conditioning, and typically not impacted by precipitation. But passenger safety is top priority, and the Captain might decide to stay docked if severe winds are anticipated to make an uncomfortable and un-pleasant experience for you and your guests. 


What is required for a deposit and when is the final payment due?

To reserve a charter for your event, we'll need a signed proposal and between a 25%- 50% deposit depending on your custom yacht event experience and the yacht itself. The final balance is due 30 days before your event.

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Do I have to decide on the vendors when I sign the contract?

No, you can decide or change your mind on a vendor after you initially book your date with us! Best advice is to decide on vendors with plenty of time in advance before your date to avoid scheduling challenges. 

I want to feel secure that the money I'm giving you is going to the right place, how do you manage the initial deposit and payments towards my event?

Entrusting us with the financial security of your occasion is something we do not take lightly. Your deposit, any payments in between, and the final payment due 25 days before the event, are separated from the GKYS operational account for your protection.

We offer yacht rentals that are best suited for your guest count, style, and celebration theme! Don't see your location listed? Contact us and see what we can find for you! 

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What if one of my guests has a food allergy?

We’re committed to keeping all of the guests safe, comfortable, and happy. Just let us know the allergies beforehand so we can relay it to the Master Chef.

Are the piers easily accessible for cabs, Ubers, and Lyfts?

Yes, the piers are very accessible for easy drop-off transportation. We also include 8 hour block guest transportation in our all inclusive Experience Packages.

​What comes standard in your services?

The yacht rental, Captain, Crew, catering, bar and/or beverage options, linens, chairs, tables, silverware, glassware, wait staff, event planning, venue and/or vendor logistic management.