Zizoo.com is the world’s leading online boat rental marketplace that makes renting a boat for your next sailing holiday a breeze. Whether you’re new to sailing or a well-seasoned seafarer, Zizoo makes boat holidays accessible and easy to organise for everyone. With Zizoo, booking a boat in your hometown or abroad is as simple as reserving a hotel online. You’ll be supported every step of the way with the help of our sales associates who will help you find the perfect boat for your trip. You won’t have to pay any booking fees and will avoid the hassle of contacting several companies and charters.
So if you are looking to escape to a tropical paradise, seeking luxury and style or planning to explore the world’s best party islands, Zizoo helps you experience a boat holiday in a way that suits you best.
Select your destination and browse through our selection of over 15,000 sailboats, catamarans, gulets, speedboats and motorboats available in over 30 different countries around the world. Once you’ve chosen your boat and entered your check-in and check-out dates, you can click on “Instant Book”, which allows you to quickly reserve and pay for your boat.
Alternatively, you can get assistance from our team of experts who will help you find the best boat at a competitive price. Simply click on “Create Request” and fill-out the short form and our team will be in touch with a great offer for you. This service is free of charge.
EUR, GBP and USD. Soon we will be accepting other currencies too.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at +44 800-151-0165
Yes, simply send us a request and one of our team members will put you in contact with the charter.
You can check where boats are and see information about the location on the Boat’s Listing Page where you’ll find a map of the marina.
The charter has 24 hours to accept or reject your booking.
You will receive the charter’s details after the Charter confirms the booking.
Log in, click on your name in the right hand corner and select ‘Dashboard’. From here, you can select ‘My Trips’ and manage your booking.
The check-in-/check-out times are usually stated on the Boat Listing Page. Message the charter directly for more details about check-in and checkout procedures.
The number of guests should not exceed the maximum capacity of the boat (you can find this number under ‘My Trips’ in your ‘Dashboard’). If the number of guests exceeds the maximum capacity, please contact us at email@example.com.
Yes, as with hotels, boat prices very much depend on the time of the year, demand for the boat and discounts offered by the charters. Contact our team to discover the optimum booking times for your chosen destination.
We’d love to hear from you - we are always on the lookout for new ways to improve our services. After you checkout from the boat, you will receive a request via email asking you to review the trip. You also have the opportunity to post your reviews on our social platform media platforms.
To rent a boat in most countries, you will need an internationally recognised license (ICC, Radio License, CEVNI). If you do not have a license, we offer the possibility of booking a skipper with all our boat rentals, allowing you to relax and enjoy your seafaring holiday while the skipper does the hard work for you. For more information about boat licenses and skippers, please have a look at our post “Do I Need a License to Rent a Boat?”.
Every boat listing offers information on additional costs that may occur. When planning your trip, you should consider the costs of: crew and staff, cleaning, visas, fuel, taxes, and additional fees at the port such as mooring and parking fees, disposal costs and the rental of extra equipment. It should be noted that fuel charges and marina fees are not included in the price. You may also choose to add a skipper for an additional daily fee.
The transit log is a standard fee that covers the taxes and license fees payable at the marina directly to the charter company. It is a fee that varies depending on the boat, the charter company as well as the country, and must be paid no matter which charter agency you choose.
The Tourist Tax is a tax that certain municipalities or regions charge tourists which serves as a contribution towards the maintenance of local facilities. It is normally a small, daily charge that is stated per person per day (for example, €1 EUR per person and per day) and is paid at the marina to the charter company. The amount will differ by country.
We offer payment options by credit card and bank transfer. All payments on our website are handled by a leading European payment provider, making them completely safe and secure. You can also choose to pay for the booking in one or two instalments. The first instalment is paid immediately and the second one has to be paid, at least 30 days prior to check-in.
When you choose to pay by credit card, each instalment is automatically taken off your card on the stated date. If you choose to pay by bank transfer, you will receive an invoice for each instalment, which you must pay by the stated date. If payment is not received in time you will lose the reservation.
You will receive a booking confirmation with your reference number immediately upon booking. The charter will then send you a contract with the details of your trip.
Each boat listing has a list of included services/extras (i.e. cleaning fees etc.) that are included in the rental price. You may choose to add a skipper and the booking price will immediately update to include this charge. Fuel charges and marina fees are not included in the price.
The deposit is pre-authorised on your credit card when you arrive at the marina to pick up your boat, and it is returned back on the card at the end of the trip as long as the boat has passed inspection.
Zizoo offers a full refund for cancellations made within 24 hours of booking. For cancellations made up to 7 days after the booking date, a 12% handling fee is retained.
For bookings cancelled up to 30 days before the check-in date, a 50% refund of the total amount is applied. Cancellations made within less than 30 days of the check-in date are not eligible for refund.
Please be aware that the conditions of our charter partners’ own policies apply. If you have further questions regarding our cancellation policy, please contact our customer support team.
Please contact the charter company that you booked with. Otherwise give our customer services a call and we will help you handle it.
Yes, it is completely free!
The procedure is really simple. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our Boat Acquisition Associates will get back to you shortly with instructions.
Boats from anywhere in the world can be added to the website.
In your account you have a boat management tool which lets you add boats, manage bookings, add details, add/remove photos, update boat availability, provide payment details, set prices, define cancellation policies and see an overview of all payments including already paid and outstanding payments.
Both questions and booking requests from customers should be answered as quickly as possible. You have 24 hours to reject or accept any booking.
Yes, if the boat is not available feel free to reject a request and update your calendar accordingly.
Yes, guests can cancel their booking at any time, but are subject to your cancellation policy. Once the booking has been cancelled it will be available for booking on our website again.
It is imperative to answer all customer requests. Giving fast and good responses will help increase your bookings.
It might be that the boat listing is not complete. For assistance please contact email@example.com
Login to your account and then click on your name (top right hand of the page) to access your Dashboard and an overview of your Bookings.
Login and click on your name and then “My Boats” to amend the prices of each boat. If you want our assistance in modifying more than one boat at a time, email your dedicated Acquisition Associate or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keeping the boat listings in perfect condition, providing nice photos, writing descriptions, making sure your calendar and pricing are updated, and responding quickly to clients will help drive sales. Zizoo has an editorial team that will assist you in making sure your listings look amazing.
Our payments are made through the website so we need your payment details in order to transfer the money to you immediately.
This is the minimum number of days your guests can rent your boats. The more flexible you are, the more bookings you will get!
We encourage all our customers to write reviews about their experience. Giving a good customer service will ensure that guests write good reviews and this, in return, will help your boats get more bookings.
The client has two payment options. The chosen payment method will be stated in the booking request (credit card, bank transfer, instalments or single payment). In the case of credit card payment: The payment will be transferred to you immediately after you accept the booking request (it might take a couple of days to arrive). In the case of bank transfer: the guest has 5 days to make the payment. You are able to check the payment status anytime by logging-in to the website and checking My Bookings.
The payment method is chosen by the client, which means that you can either accept it or reject it.
Clients are allowed to pay by bank transfer up to 14 days prior to check-in.
The deadline for the client to pay the second instalment is 30 days prior to the check-in date. We will let you know once the payment has been made.
For now, that is something that you should do directly with the client (we do not keep deposits and they shouldn’t be included in the booking price that the client is paying on our site!). Please be sure to state clearly the relevant security deposit that the client needs to pay upon arrival.
At the moment you can choose to receive payments in EUR. Soon, we will be accepting other currencies too!
Please call us at +44 800-151-0165 or email us at email@example.com