The most effortless way to gain more rentals is to enable the Instant Book Feature! With instant book enabled, renters get instant gratification and you get an approved booking! Your boat's pin on the map and picture in search gains a lightning bolt, which will help your listing stand out even further.
Because Instant Book does away with traditional messaging, it is of utmost importance that you keep your calendar up to date! For a refresher on how to do this, head over to the calendar article.
This feature will allow renters to enter their credit card information and reserve your boat without speaking to you prior to approval. In addition to gaining more confirmed rentals with this feature, having Instant book enabled will positively impact your search score. To find out how the search score is weighted? Click Here!
How to Enable Instant Book
You choose whether you want to allow instant book for either captained trips, bareboat trips, or both. You can also require advanced notice. Go to your Owners Dashboard > My Boats > Manage Boat > Instant Book & that will bring you to the page below.
What are my options for request time?
You can choose up the request time to be 1 hour before the trip all the way to 7 days in advanced. In addition to the options below, you can enable Instant Book for the desired package. Worried about finding a last minute captain? Enable Instant Book for the bareboat package only!
Remember: when you have Instant book enabled and an inquiry comes through, payment is collected at the time of booking and the trip goes into the approved state. You can find all your approved trips at the bottom of your Owner's Dashboard.
Still unsure about Instant Book? Find out if Instant Book is for you here