Yacht charters are becoming a pinnacle of luxury travel, and onboard yacht etiquette is essential for making the whole experience memorable and unique. The standards onboard a yacht charter are incredibly high, so knowing the ground rules can go a long way to ensuring the perfect charter experience – from what to wear to treating the crew with respect during your trip. It’s not a challenge for seasoned sailing lovers to pick their next destination, but if you are a newbie in the basics and planning for a yacht rental, keep reading on to know the yacht etiquette that every newbie must know. Do respect the crew The crew members of your yacht charter are one of the essential groups to make your trip fun, smooth and, more importantly, safe, so respecting them is paramount. They offer excellent service throughout the cruise and would go the extra mile to ensure a memorable and fun time for their guests. Whatever yacht charter type you are in, treat your crew at the actual value of their service – with respect and consideration. Another way to respect your crew is to keep them informed of any changes in your itinerary for your trip to be optimal. If you plan to invite additional guests on your trip, notify the crew early for them to prepare enough meals or cocktails for everyone. While the crew is there to cover your needs to relax and have fun, proper planning and preparation are equally vital for that to happen, so it’s essential to keep your crew informed of your plans. Do follow the barefoot rule onboard Most yacht charters have a barefoot rule, which means they do not allow wearing footwear on board. Footwear like boots, heels, or street shoes is prohibited since they can damage the floors and decks and taint the carpets. Therefore, the “barefoot” rule is enforced. Some yachts offer boat shoes with soft, clear and clean soles. Do anticipate cleaning time slots Make sure to give the crew enough time to clean your cabins, do the laundry, and prepare your food. To avoid misunderstandings, always ensure clear lines of good communication between your group and the crew. While you are at sea playing games, the cabins can be used for coffee or breakfast, so it makes sense to allow the crew the time and space for cleaning. Don’t leave babysitting to your crew If you are travelling with children, you are responsible for them. Yachts are great places for children since some offer access to water games, cinema, video games, generally fun activities for children, making sailing with your kids a great way to bond. While it is expected to have fun and get wild on the yacht, leaving the children in the crew’s hands is irresponsible. The yacht crew are there to serve you and your family’s needs; however, should you plan on bringing children and you would like to have your fun, bring a babysitter along. The crew would greatly appreciate this as well. Don’t pollute the sea While you are out at sea, being careful not to harm marine life during your trip is a given. Throw cigarette butts or garbage in the garbage cans provided. Whenever possible, use natural or eco-friendly soaps, shampoos and sunscreens that are not harmful to coral reefs. Don’t do illegal activities Zero tolerances are given for engaging in illegal activities onboard a yacht. Such negligent behaviour may cause the trip to be cut short, and an immediate withdrawal of the license and termination of your charter. As mentioned earlier, respect for not just the crew but … Read More
There is a common pre-conceived idea that adults have the most fun with luxury yacht charters. But the fact of the matter is, everyone can find the idea of cruising through the coast of Singapore and going sightseeing quite an exciting experience. Indeed, a boat charter is not just for the working professionals who are looking for a way to unwind from the stresses of corporate because everyone – regardless of age – can have a marvellous time aboard a fancy yacht. Read on to find out how people of different ages can all have fun on a yacht. For the kids Children are naturally very fascinated by many things, and needless to say, a lot goes on aboard a yacht – there is a lot of nature and sights to see, waves and engines to hear, and activities to experience. The kids will surely be on their toes if you bring them along for a yacht cruise because there are a lot of things that they can do onboard such as: fishing (which is most likely going to be their first time), telescoping the Singapore skyline, playing with a variety of water toys, and so much more! For the teenagers to young adults People who belong to these age groups seek to have the most memorable experiences at yacht parties so that they can share them on social media. Teenagers to young adults will definitely find plenty of photo opportunities when renting out a yacht because not only is the boat itself a sight to behold, but the itineraries are also a must-visit! Apart from that, they can also play some fun group games or throw a yachts party as they hop from one island to another, both of which are more than enough experiences to excite the spontaneous spirit that most people in these age groups have. For the adults More often than not, adults are the ones taking care of paying for the private yacht, which is why they’re the most driven to make the most out of it. If you’re renting out a yacht to reward yourself after a series of accomplishments at work or to simply unwind from it all, you’ll be spoiled for choice at what you can do to enjoy your chartered yacht! You can sing your heart out at fitted karaoke machines with a can of beer to boot, go kayaking to get your muscles moving, sunbathe to get your tan on, snorkel to see the beauty of nature below, and a whole lot more! For the seniors If you thought grandma and grandpa are too old for yacht cruises, you’d be wrong because even at their age, they can certainly have just as much fun. Sure, they might find physical activities to be too strenuous and tiring, but there are still things that you can enjoy with them – they can go fishing with the kids, enjoy the views on the top deck or the boat’s bow, sing with you on the karaoke, relax and enjoy the ocean breeze, the list goes on. Conclusion The notion that yacht cruises aren’t for everyone cannot be any more untrue, because there are a lot of activities that you can do aboard one, all of which aren’t limited to a single age group. Whether you want to take your child out for a fun boat ride, your significant other for a romantic date, or with your mother for her birthday, we can help you make moments all the more special. If you wish to rent out a yacht without breaking the bank, now is the perfect time because we at Valencia … Read More
Love the sun and sea but tired of the beach? Most people would not want to pass up the smell of the fresh sea breeze with the gentle caress of the sun. A yacht cruise can indeed be a novel and exciting activity to do on the weekend. On a local yacht charter, you can leave your worries on the shore as you enjoy leisure time with friends or family. Do not just go running headfirst into enjoyment, though. As with any outdoor activity, there are all sorts of considerations to take into account. There can be some situations that can spoil the fun at sea, even resulting in emergencies. Minimize the possibility of such events by observing some safety practices. Take a few moments to ensure your safety by following these simple tips. 1. Prepare a boat safety kit Bring along an emergency kit for the trip, including a waterproof flashlight, extra batteries, a first aid kit, rope, whistle, and duct tape. 2. Check life jackets The yacht should have plenty of life jackets stored in case of emergencies. Check with the crew if they are secured and are not damaged. Confirm if there are enough to cover all guests on board. Any children on board should be wearing them at all times. 3. Be mindful of the weather It is essential to check the weather forecast before even booking your yacht trip. The weather affects the waves at sea, so steer clear from days with even just light showers to be extra safe. Of course, double-check the weather again on the day of your booking. If the forecast is slightly off and the sky is dark, it is better to postpone the trip to a later date. 4. Do not overload the boat In order to keep the boat buoyant, there should be a limit to the number of guests on board. Make sure to only book for a reasonable number of guests with you. Do also make it a point not to bring any additional persons aside from those booked. Remember that the crew will also be on board the trip. 5. Check for harmful fumes Before embarking, there are protocols observed by the crew to check the boat’s integrity. One of these is to check for fumes, as they could point to problems within the boat’s engine. If you smell anything weird, bring it to the crew’s attention immediately. Conclusion Valencia Yachts always has your safety as our top priority. A licensed professional will be in charge of steering the boat, and our faithful crew are trained to handle any emergencies. Even so, it will not hurt to float on the safe side as you enjoy a well-earned yacht trip. If you feel ready to go out on a boating trip, you are in luck! We currently have a limited-time promotion where our private yacht prices begin at $599 for two people to go on a four-hour cruise. Don’t miss your chance and book with us online at https://valenciayachts.com/promotions/.
There’s no better feeling than finally going on a trip with family or friends that you’ve planned for such a long time! You pack your things, prepare a to-do list, and finally experience sailing on a luxury yacht charter. Everything and everyone seems ready, except for one thing – your seasickness! Your most-awaited cruise can magically turn into a nightmare if the ship’s motion causes you to become seasick – from a mild headache to vomiting, how can you avoid this horror? Many would agree that being at sea is such a wonderful feeling! Having the chance to enjoy the salty sea air, the warm sun, the crisp breezes, and the gentle bob of the ship on the water. However, it is not the case for everyone, as there are people who tend to get seasick! But don’t worry, whether you have a little experience on the water or are prone to getting nauseous, check out these 4 secrets to make the most out of your yacht trip! 1. Watch what you eat Believe it or not, the food you eat before or while on the yacht is a significant factor in whether you get seasick. If there are types of food that sometimes don’t agree with your system while you are on land, make sure to avoid them at sea, too! Heavy, fatty, and spicy food are often the main culprits that worsen seasickness in some people. Make sure to eat something light, and if you want to try, ginger also works to help you avoid getting sick! 2. Fix your gaze on the horizon Seasickness happens when your body draws different information from your eyes, inner ear, and whole body, as those pieces of sensory data contradict each other. By fixing your gaze on the horizon, you can find a stable point for your mind to focus on. The view of the horizon makes more sense to your brain and thus avoids this mismatched sensation. If this helps you, steering might be a great activity that you can do on your trip! 3. Breathe some fresh air If you feel seasick, it is often helpful to go out on the balcony or an open deck, get some fresh air and look toward the horizon. Concentrating on something besides that boat’s motion is also helpful, so it’s good to be active and try some exciting activities while on the yacht! The more exposed you are to fresh air, the less likely you will feel the effects of seasickness, as fresh air helps keep you clear-headed. 4. Take over the counter medicines If nothing else works, your go-to solution would be to take over-the-counter medicines. They can be very effective for short trips or mild cases of motion sickness. Remember that they work best if taken half an hour before you think the motion sickness will hit your system. There are several medications for different types of motion sickness, and you should be aware that some of them can cause drowsiness and other side effects. Conclusion Once you overcome your seasickness, you’ll find that a sea trip is one of the best ways to bond and make great memories with family or friends, as well as a great way to take a break from the bustling noise of the city. If you plan on celebrating or relaxing at sea and are looking to hire a boat, Valencia Yachts is here to help! Our highly experienced crew will cater to your every need so you can focus on having fun and relaxing while on the trip! Have fun and make the most out of your … Read More