Year-End Yacht Holidays: How to Plan Your Trip
As the year-end approaches, many people are looking to take a break from work, and go on a vacation trip with their friends or family. One option that’s fun for the whole group is a yacht holiday, where you and your travel companions can board a private boat and set sail for an adventure at sea!
Whether you’re looking to celebrate the festive season, have a New Year bash, or just get away from bustling city life, sailing holidays provide the perfect setting for a retreat! Find out more about spending your December in serene waters with SingYacht.
Why Choose a Yacht Vacation for Your Year-End Celebration?
Firstly, why pick a yacht vacation instead of flying overseas? A holiday at sea stands out in a few major ways compared to trips to other countries:
Exclusivity: A yacht holiday provides an unparalleled sense of exclusivity. Unlike crowded resorts, or tour groups that have to be shared with other visitors, a yacht offers a private, tailor-made experience for you and your guests. This sense of luxury is especially appealing when you want to make happy memories during a year-end party.
Flexibility: Chartering a yacht allows for incredible flexibility in terms of destinations, itineraries, and activities. Right from the start, the ride can be catered to your specific needs and desires. You have the freedom to take part in whatever activities you want. A yacht vacation enables you to design the perfect year-end celebration in a way that suits the preferences and interests of your group.
Privacy: One feature of yacht vacations that many appreciate is the level of privacy they grant. Removed from public resorts, a yacht offers an intimate setting for friends, families, or colleagues. This high level of privacy ensures a serene and tranquil atmosphere to bid farewell to the year in style.
Whether you’re with family, friends, or any other type of group, yacht vacations offer a remarkable alternative to traditional holiday celebrations. Taking the festivities to the water adds a touch of glamour and excitement that is hard to match on land. With the ocean as your backdrop, a year-end celebration onboard a yacht is destined to be an unforgettable affair.
Planning Your Itinerary: From City Skylines to Serene Islands
When it comes to planning any holiday, one of the key factors to consider is your own itinerary. Yacht holidays offer a variety of destinations for you and your crew to explore. From sailing along the Singapore coastline, to visiting nearby islands, there’s something for everyone.
The first step is to decide what you’d like your trip to be about. Are you looking for a boat to take you to St John’s or Lazarus island? Do you want to take part in water activities such as snorkeling, waterskiing, or swimming? Or perhaps the yacht is meant to be a backdrop to a wild party with your closest friends.
Figuring out what sort of activities you’re looking for marks the beginning of your journey. Once you have a plan laid out, you can contact a yacht charter provider and enquire about whether they offer the services you’re looking for. Choose a company that’s knowledgeable about the region and can offer invaluable advice on the best destinations to visit. They may even suggest hidden gems or lesser-known activities that you’ve never considered.
Selecting the Perfect Yacht for Your Group
Next up is picking the right vessel to host your group. At Singyacht, we have an affordable luxury fleet of 15 different boats, to cater to all sorts of guests.
Firstly, consider the size of your group. If you have a small group of friends or family, check out our smaller options first. The GrandBanks is a 10-man yacht, staffed by an experienced crew and skipper. A sailing trip on this boat can revolve around fishing and sailing, with a BBQ pit available as an add-on service. Fishing rods, floats, and kayaks are all provided, letting you have an intimate vacation where the ocean setting is the focus.
Secondly, think about the features and amenities that your group may enjoy. If you’re hosting a larger group, a yacht with plenty of water activities may be appropriate. Victoria, our Leopard 39 Powercat, comes well-equipped with water mats, multiple kayaks, and a fully equipped kitchen. You can add on a water slide and cooking service, or kick back in the spacious saloon to relax with friends. The larger your group, the more amenities you may want to look out for, so that everybody can find an ideal activity.
Lastly, it is essential to consider your budget when booking a yacht holiday. There are various yacht options available at different price points, so seek a balance between your group’s desired amenities and the allocated budget for the trip. From the 28pax SG Yacht, to the Star of the Sea, our 128ft Superyacht, our fleet is highly varied, and suitable for any occasion.
By taking the time to carefully evaluate these factors, you can ensure a fantastic yacht holiday that caters to the unique preferences and requirements of your group. If you’d like a more detailed explanation, check out our guide on choosing the perfect yacht rental in Singapore!
Catering and Entertainment: Elevating Your Yacht Experience
A yacht holiday is the perfect opportunity to enjoy delicious food and various entertainment options, all while cruising through beautiful waters. Most of our yachts offer an onboard BBQ menu that guests can select while booking their yacht. Prices range from $40 to $100 per person, and if needed, external caterers can be brought in to expand the menu. Guests can enjoy grilling fresh seafood and meat while taking in the scenic ocean. In addition, guests can bring their own food onboard, and make use of the amenities and kitchens that our boats have.
When it comes to entertainment, some of our yachts offer karaoke KTV services and entertainment decks, letting you go wild and party with friends. Jet ski rentals are available on selected yachts, giving you the chance to speed across the ocean in style. For a more exclusive experience, guests can even indulge in an outdoor jacuzzi, make use of the stylish cocktail drinkware, or arrange for a live band or DJ.
Making Your Trip a Reality: Booking Tips and Considerations
Planning and booking a yacht vacation can be an exciting experience. However, it requires careful consideration and organisation to ensure that you get the trip of your dreams. One of the key aspects of planning a yacht holiday is making sure you secure the best dates and prices.
Early planning is vital, especially if you intend to travel during the popular year-end dates. The busiest times for yacht holidays are often the holiday seasons, when demand for yachts is at its peak. This means that booking well in advance is crucial, as last-minute bookings may result in limited availability.
To ensure the best possible price, take the time to research various yacht charter companies and their respective offerings. At Singyacht, we take pride in offering transparent pricing with no hidden fees, making it easier for you to make an informed decision. Our prices are listed clearly for each individual yacht, with details for additional guests, weekend fees, public holiday rates, and add-on amenities. You won’t be caught off-guard with surprise fees when you book a yacht with us.
Special Year-End Promotions and Packages
To help yacht enthusiasts and holidaymakers enjoy their trip, we’re offering a 5% discount on our luxury yacht charters! Find out more about our pricing details and other special offers by making an enquiry. Book now to secure your spot and make your yacht holiday a truly unforgettable experience.
End Your Year In Style With Singyacht’s Luxury Yachts
A yacht vacation offers the perfect way to celebrate the year-end, providing a truly unforgettable experience. Guests can explore remarkable destinations, all while surrounded by luxurious amenities and good company. Whether one wishes to embark on a refreshing getaway, or party with friends and family, yacht holidays have proven to be an exclusive experience.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
What kind of Yachts are available?
You can check out our full fleet of yachts here.
What sort of activities can I do on a yacht?
Here are some suggestions for the most popular activities on our yachts:
- Sunset cruises
- Visits to Lazarus Island
- Water activities like jet skiing and kayaking
And if you’d like to book a yacht for a specific occasion, find out more here!
How much is an affordable yacht rental?
Hourly rates: Starting from $200 per hour for a small yacht, perfect for couples or small groups.
Half-day rates: Starting from $600 for a half-day rental, perfect for a family outing or corporate event.
Full-day rates: Starting from $1,200++ for a full-day rental, perfect for a special occasion or a weekend getaway.
What are some things we need to know?
There are certain rules and details that are common on our boats, in order to help everyone achieve a positive experience. Here are a few of them:
- Smoking: Before embarking on your journey, check if smoking is allowed on board. Some yachts allow them at designated areas. Some don’t allow onboard.
- Pet Policies: If you want to bring a pet onboard the yacht, check with the Yacht rentals if pets allowed. If the yacht is pet-friendly, inquire about any additional charges associated with bringing a pet.
- Red Wine Consideration: Note that Red wine is not allowed on most yachts due to its potential to stain the deck. Confirm with the rental company if this policy applies to your chosen yacht.
- Inclusions in the Price: Check the yacht rental pages to understand what is included in the price. This may encompass fuel, the services of a skipper, and BBQ services etc.
- Insurance: Generally, Yacht rentals in Singapore will have the public liability insurance. But it is always a good idea to have your own personal insurance.
- Wet Weather Policy: The yacht captain holds the final decision in the event of wet weather, as the safety of everyone on board is paramount. In the event of heavy rain, guests will be required to wait at the departure point while the captain verifies whether it’s safe to proceed.
- Rescheduling: If it becomes impossible to delay any longer due to wet weather, the booking may be rescheduled to another date of your choice (subject to availability). Please note that this is determined by our on-site yacht operators, rather than weather forecasts.
- Refund Policy: Please note that we only provide rescheduling, and not refunds, in the event of wet weather cancellation.
To find out more, check out our complete guide to yacht rentals in Singapore!
How do I know what yacht to charter for my trip?
You can check out our guide on choosing a yacht, to help plan your dream journey!