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  • What are self-drive bareboats?
    Bareboat chartering is an exciting form of boat rental where you become the captain, navigating the vessel on your own terms. From fishing trips to island-hopping, Bearboat Charters is here to help kickstart your boating dreams! At Bearboat Charters, we make the process even more convenient by providing a one-stop rental service, making self-drive boat rentals easily accessible and affordable to a wider audience. Enjoy the adventures at sea at your own pace and the freedom to drive!
  • What are the rates for your self-drive boats?
    You can check out our individual boat prices on our fleet page at
  • Where are your boats located at?
    We're conveniently located across three marinas in Singapore! Reach Raffles Lighthouse, Pulau Hantu, or Southern island-hopping sessions in less than 15 minutes. Cheers to more fun at sea!
  • What are your rates with fishing charters with captain?
    For fishing charter bookings, please drop us a message: BEARBOAT FISHING CHARTERS Sessions: Weekdays & Weekends ⏱️Full day trip: 9:00am to 5:00pm -- Locations: 📍Raffles Marina (Tuas) Boat: BB2 - 24ft $750 (6 pax) -- 📍SAFYC (Admiralty) Boat: BB7 - 23ft $750 (6 pax) -- 📍ONE15 Marina (Sentosa) Boat: BB5 - 20ft $700 (5 pax) Boat: BB1 - 26ft $800 (6-7 pax) -- *For individual trips min. 6 pax to set sail INCLUDES: *1kg live prawn *Ice *Live Bait Well *Ice Box *Female-friendly toilets available on all boats
  • I have a steersman/helmsman license. Can I rent your self-drive boats?
    Yes. All valid PPCDL/Steersman/Helmsman license holders are allowed to join Bearboat Charters membership and rent our boats for self-drive.
  • I have years of experience in boating and already possess the necessary skills to drive boats proficiently. Is it possible for me to skip the proficiency trial?
    We still require seasoned boaters to complete our short proficiency trial to ensure a safe and efficient experience for all renters at sea. This trial will guarantee that renters of various levels and experience are well-acquainted specifically with our vessels, safety procedures and onboard technology / equipments.
  • How do I go about booking?
    New renters with a valid PPCDL (or Steersman License) are required to complete our short proficiency trial in order to begin chartering our self-drive boats. This session is specially tailored to every individual boater to prepare for a safe and efficient trip at sea without a skipper! No test is required. After completion, you can enjoy chartering our self-drive boats and lifetime membership benefits! The 1.5-hr trial includes: • Guided Self-drive Session (complimentary fuel) • Route Planning & Coastal Navigation • Learn how to operate our onboard technology, electric anchor, berthing / un-berthing & safety procedures If you are a non-PPCDL holder, and you wish to rent our boats with a captain onboard, please drop us a Whatsapp at +65 9295 0086 with the following details: Name No. of Pax Purpose of Activity Preferred sail date
  • Do I have to pay a deposit when I am booking my self-drive charter as a member?
    Yes, there is a $500 security deposit to be paid together with the self-drive charter price when you book.
  • When will I get back my deposit?
    Your deposit will be refunded within 3-7 working days via PayNow after the final refund amount has been computed following the end of your trip.
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