When it comes to the ultimate holiday with family or friends, nothing beats cruising the ocean onboard a private luxury yacht charter.You can visit various places that may not be easily accessible when you travel by land. Plus, you can do fun activities on a yacht that you can’t do elsewhere.
However, people generally associate private yacht charters with words like ‘luxury’, ‘expensive’, or ‘not affordable’. While this may be true to some extent, there are handy tips you can use to save money even when you’re going on a holiday onboard a private boat charter along Singapore’s coastline.
1. Book as early as possible
Plan your yacht holiday well in advance so you can book early, too. Most companies offer an early booking discount if you schedule your trip at least six months ahead. Aside from being able to save money, you get to choose the boat you want to rent based on your preferences and budget.
2. Go off-season
When it’s peak season, you can be sure that rates will go up because of the increase in demand. Plus, there will be more tourists during those times. This is why it makes a lot more sense to go during the off-season for your sailing holiday. January, November, and December are considered peak seasons in Singapore. July would be regarded as the cheapest month to go on a cruise. By booking a yacht charter around this time, you can get lower rates and less crowded anchorages.
3. Review the rates carefully before booking
When asking for quotes, be sure to account for the extras. Most private boat charter companies only quote the yacht rates, which means they don’t include the mandatory fees for cleaning, transit log, linens, Wi-Fi, etc. So, it’s best to ask the charter company about any hidden fees they have before finalising anything.
4. Bring your provision
While charter companies offer dining onboard, you can bring your own food if you want to save money during your holiday. When you charter a yacht from Valencia Yachts, we have a BBQ pit and a fully equipped kitchen so you can cook your own food on the boat. However, private luxury yacht charter companies in Singapore require passengers to be fully vaccinated, amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. On the other hand, kids can eat on board even if they’re not vaccinated.
5. Bring your own equipment for water and beach activities
Valencia Yachts can provide you with two kayaks, a water mat, a stand up paddleboard, and a catamaran rowboat. For other water and beach activities, it’s best to bring your own equipment, such as a snorkel, masks, beach shovels, buckets, and the like, so you don’t have to rent them. You need to bring your paraphernalia for safety reasons as well, since sharing of snorkels and masks should be avoided.
When it comes to luxury yet affordable yacht holidays, look no further than Valencia Yachts. We are a trusted and experienced yacht charter company in Singapore serving locals and tourists alike, providing some of the most memorable and enjoyable boating experiences at reasonable rates.
At Valencia Yachts, our charter fee starts from $999 and vary depending on the number of pax. Enquire with us today to find out more!