For many people an idea of being stuck on a boat for week or longer is preventing them from choosing to spend their holiday at sea and chartering a yacht. The biggest worries are: Will I be bored? Will I feel trapped? How will I spend my days at sea? But, chartering a yacht actually comes with freedom to choose from array of activities and entertainment options.
Aboard a charter yacht, aside from enjoying mouth-watering cuisine, guests can take onto adrenaline-fueled activities or simply lay back and soothe their senses. This is one of the reasons the preference sheet is so important because if your crew is made aware of your needs, time on a yacht can be organized to suit everyone. If you do it with the right charterer on the right vessel there won’t be one minute of your holiday where you will wonder what to do with yourself. To give you an idea here are the top five activities to spend your days onboard.
WATERTOYS - FUN ABOVE AND UNDER THE WATER
If looking for an active and adrenaline-packed holiday, we got you! Every vessel in our fleet offers an assortment of water toys for ultimate fun on the water. The selection of toys depends on a type, size, and category of a vessel so when booking a charter make sure to tell your broker or charterer a list of toys you wouldn’t go without. Fast tenders, jet skis, sea kayaks, sea bobs, and paddleboards are just a few common options. There is also swimming, snorkeling and sailing. If you haven’t tried some of these activities, time on board is the perfect opportunity to try and learn. Your crew knows the ideal spots for each and every activity and they are happy to show you and teach you.
If you want a peaceful and relaxing holiday there is an abundance of lounging areas where you can just lay down with a good book or a cocktail in hand, or maybe one in each hand for the indecisive ones. Sun deck is a perfect spot to top up your tan and soak up the glorious rays of Vitamin D (Don’t forget the sunscreen!). For refreshment, you can always take a leisurely dip in the sea or massage in a bubbling jacuzzi. If you are not feeling like getting up from your sunbed, a cold drink is always a good refreshment and your crew will make sure your glass is never empty.
You can wake up early and watch the sunrise with coffee in hand, do a morning yoga flow with just the sea on your horizon, or just sleep in. No one is there telling you what to do, so wake up as late (or early) as you want. In the evening you can simply sit back, listen to the waves crash, and watch the stars come out.
Depending on your itinerary you can even arrange to bring a masseuse or yoga instructor on board to make your relaxing holiday complete.
EXPLORING THE ISLAND
The benefit of having a local, experienced crew is that they can whisk guests away to some of the most incredible spots of the destination making their shoreside experiences unforgettable. Being in new port or anchorage every day gives you a wide range of options ashore. Based on your preferences your crew can offer suggestions. Depending on your destinations, a few favorites include hiking, ATV tours, sightseeing tours, wine tastings, party spots, beach picnics or cycling. From checking out uninhabited islands or world-class beaches to enjoying a glass of wine at a bar overlooking the sea, a new experience or must-see spot waits for you in every port. Being on a yacht enables the unique activities and sights of different regions visited to be discovered whilst remaining in the comfort and privacy of a yacht.
MOVIE AND CHILL OR COMPETITIVE GAMING NIGHT
With plenty on board to keep the fun going during the day, you may wonder what there is to do once the water toys have been packed away and the sun is about to set. Rest assured that with an abundance of entertainment facilities on board there is no doubt that there will be something to entertain every guest.
Some charter yachts offer an extensive onboard movie library or streaming platforms to wind down with a movie. Most of the vessels feature a flat screen TV in the main saloon for guests to enjoy as a group, in addition to individual TV screens in each stateroom. Movie lovers will be happy to discover that there is also an option of getting a large movie screen out on a deck to enjoy the movie under the stars. The crew will make sure to prepare the movie snacks, pillows, and blankets if needed so you can enjoy the motion picture in a way you may not have done before.
For gaming lovers, there is plenty to keep families and friends in the competitive spirit with board games to choose from plus several decks of cards. For lovers of computer games, some yachts are even equipped with Play Station and X-Box consoles for hours of fun.
ORGANIZE A BOAT PARTY AND DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY
Every vessel is equipped with sound systems that are featured on every deck allowing for the music of your choice to flow through the yacht while you enjoy a dip in the Jacuzzi under the starry sky or use a deck as a dance floor. To spice up the evening fun live music band can be arranged to entertain you and your charter party or maybe even a karaoke party to wake up the hidden singing talents among you so you can sing or dance the night away after the perfect day in a perfect destination.
Based on everything written above yachts are something like floating resorts. But every yacht holiday is also a fully personalized experience which makes it even better. As individuals, we have different wishes and preferences and a yacht charter holiday is adaptable and versatile to the requirements of the guests. Guests are encouraged to do as much or as little as they want, but the range of activities available is wide. The beauty of the options available is that guests can decide from one day to the next what they would like to do, adjusting activities to suit their mood.
Contact us with your preferences and we’ll find you a perfect vessel so you can join us for the fun on the sea.