For what you get, the Gay Armada is an AMAZING deal.
Our volunteer-run structure keeps costs and prices down.
That said, it's a week on big yachts in the Caribbean, after all.
It's flexible:  You can do it more cheaply, or you can make it rain.
The Armada is a great value, but we want to be open about costs.

What it Costs:

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Registration Types for Full Yacht Group Bookings

Disclaimer:  Prices are listed on the transaction pages.  This page is designed toi be illustrative, and may be outdated.  Costs vary per person, at thgeir discretion
Full Yacht
Group
Bookings

BEST OPTION
Led by one group "Admiral," you get the whole yacht, and can put as many people or as few as you want onboard, with total control of who they are, who sleeps where, and any upgrades, all on a flexible payment plan (Due 15 Oct.)
If you are coming up short, post on our YachtShare board to find other guys to join your group (up to you)
Per Person:
Varies on how many aboard
$1073 - $1500+
Total Yacht:
Fixed price,  Upgrades allowed
$1995 Deposit
$9955 - $17,193+
YachtShare
Message Board
Openings
Per Person:
Varies on what you work out
with the Full Yacht group
$ TBD
Follow postings from Full yacht groups that have space for an extra person, engage, and see if you fit together.
All pricing negotiations are up to you,
and there is no guarantee of space

Registration Types for Individual Participants

Sailors in a
Small Group
A group of friends (or couples) who are all signing up and paying individually
Room together in cabins,
or shared space berths
(Yacht group sorts out
based on total numbers)
Upfront Discount Rate:
$1495
Pay Over Time Plan
$450 Deposit
$1595
Sailor in a
Private Cabin
One sailor who wants a private cabin, regardless if small group or Adventurer
Guaranteed to be in a cabin on the yacht above others
(Will not be assigned any shared space berths)
Upfront Discount Rate:
$2595
Pay Over Time Plan
$850 Deposit
$2795
"Adventurer"
Coming Alone
One sailor, who is traveling without anyone else, and needs to be matched up
Room together in cabins,
or shared space berths
(Yacht group sorts out
based on total numbers)
Upfront Discount Rate:
$1695
Pay Over Time Plan
$450 Deposit
$1795
Volunteer
Captain
One sailor, who is traveling without anyone else, and needs to be matched up
Room together in cabins,
or shared space berths
(Yacht group sorts out
based on total numbers)
Upfront Discount Rate:
$1695
Pay Over Time Plan
$450 Deposit
$1795
Packages are helpful to know about, but only part of the cost.

What is the

Total Cost of the trip?
Cost Ranges Vary by Sailor.
You can make the trip more affordable if you want.
  • You have great control of your overall trip cost
  • If you want it to be more affordable, you can pull "levers" to make it cheaper
  • If you want to spend more, there are plenty of upgrades and options
  • Key drivers of cost are:
    --  Yacht package:  The cheapest rates come from full yacht groups
    --  Airfare & Hotel:  Cheaper airfare, and using points to travel will impact your total
  • One area NOT to cheap out on in travel insurance:  Make sure you have a "cancel anytime" plan,
    as the Armada is non-refundable after our 24 Hour No Hassle Refund policy expires
Example of Cost Ranges to be Expected
Discount Traveler  vs.  Normal  vs.  High Spender
Costs vary widely - These are estimates - Using points & miles decreases costs dramatically

Yacht Package

Varies by package - Cheapest rates are in sharing part of a full yacht group

$1100 - $1800

Airfare

Prices will vary - Many guys use points / miles to make it free

$0 - $350 - $450

Travel Insurance

See our travel insurance page for details on how to get it

$50 - $150

Final Night Hotel Room (Shared)

Most guys share together, and will use points if they have them

$0 - $75 - $200

Yacht Groceries, and Shared Group Expenses

Varies by group - Can be as high or low as you decide

$150 - $300

Misc. Spending Money and Drinks Out

Varies dramatically by every person

$200 - $400

Wharf Fees, Taxi Tips, etc.

Tip taxis, and you pay minor wharf fees at each ferry

$50

TOTAL - RANGE OF COST OPTIONS

Varies widely by sailor - Points / Miles decrease it significantly

$1700 - $3500

AVERAGE TOTAL COST (Based on prior years)

Varies widely by sailor - Points / Miles decrease it significantly

$2500

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