Become a Host on a Yacht

You’ll cook delicious meals on board,
show your guests the incredible local delights,
and dance the night away with them under the stars
in our world-class locations

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Could this be the best job in the world ?

Do you love cooking and hosting your friends?

Join us and take your skills to the next level as you learn to host for a flotilla crew and live the dream working on a yacht. Meet new friends from all over the world and be part of a truly international team.

Most academy graduates start with 5 weeks of work for The Yacht Week
All expenses paid while working
Earn up to €450 + tip per week!
Live aboard luxury yachts

The role of a host

As a host for QD you'll work alongside a skipper on yachts with 6-10 guests on board. You two are there to make sure your guests have the week of their lives.

The host cooks breakfast and lunch each day on the yacht. On a normal week you'll spend two nights anchored in a bay under the stars and for those nights you'll cook dinner for your crew. All other nights you and the skipper will join the crew out for dinner at a restaurant.


On top of cooking, you'll make sure the vibes are always high and your guests are informed about their trip. Be it knowing the best bay for swimming or having drinks ready at sunset. See yourself as their new best friend that will give them the best holiday they've ever had.

A normal day as a host

  • 07:00 - Wake up to make breakfast
  • 09:00 - Clean up after breakfast and get the yacht ready for sailing
  • 11:00 - Start preparing lunch
  • 13:00 - Clean up after lunch and get the yacht ready for sailing
  • 16:00 - Help skipper moor the yacht for the night
  • 19:00 - Dinner with guests at restaurant
  • 22:00 - Join the party with your guests

Your course to success

1. Experience

You have strong foundation experience in a restaurant, cafe, chalet kitchen or at home.

2. Apply

Apply as a host and get accepted to our Host Academy course.

3. Host Academy

Complete our 1 week training course on board yachts with skippers in training.

4. Set Sail

Accept the weeks you are assigned, book your flights and prepare for your new adventure

Host Academy

All of our hosts must pass the host academy. We run 6 courses per year. Everyone who passes is guaranteed minimum 5 weeks of work.

What's Included

  • A week of sailing in Croatia
  • Accommodation onboard the course yacht
  • Food and non-alcoholic drinks onboard
  • Expert tuition from professional instructors
  • Course materials and skipper handbook

Additional Costs

  • Travel to Split, Croatia
  • Transfer to the marina
  • First night accommodation and food
  • One meal ashore mid week


Applications are now open.

Week 2 7-14 January British Virgin Islands Open
Week 16 15-21 April Split, Croatia Open
Week 17 22-28 April Split, Croatia Open
Week 18 29 - 5 May Split, Croatia Open
Week 19 6-12 May Split, Croatia Open
Week 20 13-19 May Split, Croatia Open

Applications open


Do you have what it takes?

Join our team of hosts this summer

Apply for 2023