Global Marine Travel is the leader in specialized airfares for the private yachting industry, offering full service travel management solutions to those traveling on yacht related operations/business. Our services are available anywhere in the world and are not only for captains and crew but also technicians, contractors, auditors, surveyors, shipyard personnel and brokers/management.
GMT’s dedicated private yacht team is on duty 24/7 and understand the varying changes in the industry thereby offering bespoke airline travel solutions such as marine airfare ticketing options that are refundable, changeable, include extra baggage allowance and allow for provisional reservations to be made without the requirement to purchase immediately. Not only does GMT provide a seamless airline ticketing service, but we can also provide hotel and car reservations on the same flight itinerary, charter aircraft, and ancillary services.
Our team of yachting professionals make sure your personal traveler profile is up to date including passports, contact information, billing, frequent flyer memberships and personal in-flight preferences such as seat assignments and meal preferences. You will receive the best quoted options for any available marine fare bookings, published and low-cost carrier fares for your choice of seating classification in economy, premium economy, business and first class, where applicable. Nothing is outsourced and our dedicated team is standing by: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who May Utilize our Yacht Captains and Crew airfares:*
Captains and Crew traveling
- To/from vessel in ports
- To/from shipyard when vessel is in refit/or new build
- To a job interview
- To attend a (training) course
- Home (repatriation flights)
- Racing and Sailing Organisations
Racing and Sailing Organisations:
- Professional sailing crew
- Temporary sailing crew joining a racing vessel
- Technical staff supporting the racing team
Yacht Brokers and Management:
Management personnel may utilize certain marine fares when:
- Traveling to trade shows and representing a vessel
- Meeting with a vessel
- Traveling on behalf of a vessel
- Traveling to a shipyard
Technical teams traveling to carry out work on a vessel at sea or dry dock in a shipyard or marina:
- Technical staff
- Employees of yachting companies traveling to carry out work on a vessel at sea or dry dock
*We hold a variety of marine airfares with different airlines all which have slightly different terms and conditions. Not every airline will be able to offer airfares in each category listed above. Our marine travel experts will advise eligibility at time of booking.
Do you qualify?
As it is a privilege that the airlines extend marine airfares to travelers in this specialized industry, we need to ensure that everyone using marine fares and the associated benefits are qualified. Therefore, we follow the airlines’ policies closely and advise our travelers to carry proof that they are indeed traveling for marine business purposes.
In all cases, people traveling on a marine or seaman air ticket MUST be traveling to/from, or in connection with, work of a private vessel over 100GWT. You MUST travel with a marine letter on the boat or company letterhead outlining the purpose of your travel. (Boat letterhead, management company letterhead or service company letterhead). You may be asked to produce this documentation during check-in at the airport. Failure to produce proper documentation may result in denied boarding by the airline.