From doing up the guest list, planning the charter itinerary to deciding on a theme – preparing a wedding day onboard a yacht is not very different from typical wedding celebrations in a ballroom or restaurant. But if you truly want to make the once-in-a-lifetime, magical moment extra special – going for luxury yacht charters in Singapore may be your next best bet! However, despite the similarities – it’s still not exactly the same as a regular wedding day. You’ll still need to be extra mindful; considering the smaller space, location in the middle of the sea, and the like. Especially with COVID-19 restrictions in place, you may need to brainstorm a little further to ensure a beautiful and unforgettable experience of a lifetime that still manages to keep guests safe and sound. So, read on to find out the various ideas to incorporate and make one of the most important milestones in your life as perfect as it can be! Choose your boat well in advance Skipping important factors like size and price can affect the wedding planning process due to a lack of space or limited budget; as such, you will need to look at the available options wisely before settling on a certain yacht. For example, in regards to size – ensure that there’s ample space for the ceremony, events, dinner, and mingling around. When you consider these aspects beforehand, you’ll know the exact type of boat you should rent before planning. Choose your captain After you’ve decided on a yacht charter company, you will then need to find a knowledgeable and friendly captain who will participate in your celebrations while being proficient at his job. If you manage to select the right captain to help you manage your cruise, you might explore hidden spots to make your wedding day more eventful. Moreover, he can even suggest various activities or routes that you can try or embark on. Select the route for smooth sailing As mentioned, you can ask your captain for potential routes to sail on your romantic day. Alternatively, you can also do your research if you have a knack for exploring enchanting less well-known islands. Otherwise, you can also discuss with a wedding planner for inspiration and ideas on the possible routes you can take. With enough research and planning, you’ll be able to discover the best route that’ll make for lasting memories. Hire an active host When you bring in a lively and charming host, it makes the wedding occasion extra exciting. Especially since you and your partner are going to be busy with the marriage procedures on your marriage day, you would need to rely on someone to lead the celebrations and entertain your guests. Meanwhile, if you plan to have sightseeing activities, then hiring a guide with experience would be the wisest decision as they would be familiar with the various islands and sights to see. Get creative with the food option For starters, you could arrange for a chef on board that would prefer the food on the yacht and serve the guests right away. Or better yet, to be in sync with the theme of the ocean, you can choose classic seafood. However, since there’s the COVID-19 pandemic currently – buffets have to be done differently whereby servers bring the food to guests; instead of taking the food themselves. Hence, take note of implementing such safety measures to keep guests safe. Even if you’re only deciding to bring in finger food, you can always take it up a notch by adding unique, themed décor to your dishes and enhance … Read More
Amongst the many ways you can celebrate an anniversary or your partner’s birthday, a new unique idea you should try out would be a date aboard a yacht! You’ll be able to show them how much you really care and treat them to something that makes them feel appreciated. To help you turn the dinner date into a very special night without glitches, here are a few things you can try to make it perfect when you decide to go for luxury yacht charters. Setting the mood What makes the difference between a normal dinner date and a romantic dinner date? The ambience and setting, of course! You’ll already have gorgeous sunset views on the waters, but the dinner table should be just as romantic. Add candles, rose petals and a classy table cloth to a small square table on the top deck. The table shouldn’t be too big – it should be easy for both of you to reach out to each other. Make sure there are blankets available for when it gets chilly. Add music or entertainment Before you decide to bring your own devices, check with your private yacht rental company if they have a sound system available on deck; otherwise, you should try to bring a speaker and add music to set up the ambience. Even if you don’t have a speaker, your mobile phone will do as well! All you have to do next is create a playlist of your favorite songs and let it play in the background. This will allow the two of you to engage in a romantic slow dance on your song together. Alternatively, you can arrange for live entertainment – someone serenading you while you enjoy a lovely meal! Have a dress code Telling your partner that you’ll be going on a yacht, might have them dressing up in boat clothes. To keep it formal and romantic, inform them that they have to dress up. Getting all dolled up sets the mood for an amazing date night. Consider fine dining Check with your yacht company if they have an onboard chef, and if they’re able to set up a fine dining experience for you and your partner. Otherwise, you may also take the initiative to prepare a meal beforehand, pack it, and surprise your partner with a delicious dish. After all, nothing beats sincerity and effort! Instead of getting your normal order that you would at a restaurant, be adventurous and try a different kind of cuisine too. Last but not least, don’t forget dessert! After dinner bed After you’ve enjoyed a meal, why not set up a cosy space where you can be a bit more relaxed? Big pillows, comfy blankets, fairy lights, and soft cushioning will be a great idea to enjoy the landscape scenes while gazing into each other’s eyes. Massage Whether it’s before or after a light dinner, arrange a couple’s massage on the deck of the boat. The calming water will make you feel even more relaxed and connected to each other. As long as you put thought into the romantic dinner date, it will no doubt be a success. Bonus for being on a private yacht, is that you can arrange accommodation for the night and even enjoy a sleepover and a gorgeous sunrise breakfast. With that in mind, you can check with us, Valencia Yachts, for our yacht charter prices. With our current Phase 2 promotions, you can score a romantic dinner date at a fraction of the usual price.
Promoting your brand, product or service on your private yacht charter is an excellent alternative to typical banquet halls and restaurants. Not only will the exclusive experience create a great atmosphere for all attendees; it will also be a great reflection on you and your company. There are definitely a few things that you should do to ensure that the event actually reaches its goal. Here are a few steps on hosting a professional and successful promotional event on a yacht. Organisation, planning, and details Before you can even think about leaving the dock, it’s very important that you make sure everything is in place. You should plan all the details way ahead to ensure everything runs smoothly. You don’t want to run around onboard solving problems that could’ve been avoided. Double-check that all attendees know exactly what time the boat will be leaving. You don’t want some guests missing the ride. Alternatively, you can arrange for the boat to be docked most of the time and only go for a cruise on the water between specific times. This includes having a set program for the evening, giving guests a clear indication of what’s happening and when. If all your guests know the where, what, and how it will eliminate any confusion and will set a great tone for the event already. Being organised is important in making impressions on potential clients as well. Delegation Just like when you’re planning for a yacht birthday party, it’s important to assign the right tasks from the very beginning for your promotional event to ensure it runs smoothly. Get your team onboard. Instead of trying to do everything yourself or outsourcing event management – incorporate internal sources. Give employees allocated tasks and assignments to ensure the event goes off well and that they engage with attendees. Giving certain planning and coordination tasks to employees will ensure that your business is being well marketed. Branding It will be a great idea to outsource the printing of adverts, signage, and digital marketing. This will make your product or service look professional and credible. At the same time, it also means that the entire yacht should be a reflection of your brand. For example, if you are into green living, then you should try to serve compostable packaging and metal straws. Make sure that food and décor fit in with your brands’ identity. Lucky draws and competitions Guests need to be able to try and test your product or service. Have loads of giveaways, discounts, lucky draws and competitions for guests. Not only giving them a taste of what you can offer, but also providing them opportunities to use your product in the future. Promote This is what the event is for, right? So, it’s important to have everything put in place in order to answer all questions and provide everyone with much-needed info on your business. Make sure you have social media set up and encourage guests to tag you in photos and follow your pages. Have information brochures available and internal sources that can answer any questions. Collect contact numbers for future communication and marketing. As long as you plan ahead and consider the finer detail, your promotional event will be a success even aboard a yacht! So, if you’re interested in getting a yacht for your promotional event – you can check with us for the yacht charter prices as our Phase 2 promotions are ongoing right now. Enjoy discounted prices as we charge based on the number of guests you’re inviting, ensuring you an affordable yacht trip when you’re onboard with Valencia … Read More
Planning to get a private yacht charter for your wedding? Then there is a world of opportunities that awaits! Moving away from traditional wedding ceremonies, following the unconventional path of tying the knot on the ocean has a lot of perks; not only will you have gorgeous landscape views as a backdrop to your photos, but you’ll also be able to cruise around the coast on the water. After all, going for luxury yacht charters on your big day is in itself an exclusive experience – it’s brimming with romance, uniqueness, and ambience! Without a doubt, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime moment that you’ll remember for the rest of your life. However, as different as a location it is compared to your usual on-land weddings – you can still incorporate similar activities before the big day arrives. Read on for the fun-packed activities to lead up to the wedding ceremony! Romantic and personal: A first look Before anything else, always remember that a wedding is between you and your spouse; any activities for your guests can always come later for sure. So, if you don’t mind not following customs and traditions, you can arrange a private meeting between the two of you; otherwise also known as a first look. It’s a moment on the big day when the bride and groom meet to see each other for the first time. And if you would like to capture this sweet moment between the two of you, request your photographer to snap a couple of photos so you can cherish this precious day. Once you’ve had some alone time with each other, it’s then time for you to start thinking up of some fun ways to entertain your guests. Reminisce cherished memories: Photo session Sure, photos on the boat will look magical, but capturing the moments before embarking is just as special. Have your photographer take special photos of the soon-to-be couple and the bridal party; either standing on the wooden pier or walkway and even just as they are about to climb onto the boat. Before the wedding ceremony starts, the photographer can take a big group photo of all the guests. Spice it up with entertainment: Game time For certain, there are numerous games for guests to play before a wedding ceremony begins – or even after it’s over! But remember, your choice of games shouldn’t involve too much or any contact at all with the current COVID-19 crisis – hence, keep in mind to choose wisely. For instance, DJ Name That Tune is excellent as everyone remains in their seats, use their ears to listen to the short portion of the song, and guess the song once it’s finished! Throw in a couple of enticing prizes, and you’ll see everyone at full concentration trying to make the right guess. But that’s just one out of the many games out there – feel free to use your creativity to come up with your own games or do a little research on your own! Otherwise, if you’re out of ideas – here’s a list to help you get started: I Spy Wedding Game: Ask guests to use their own devices such as mobile phones or cameras to take photos of the most special or fun moments of the day. Stand Up, Sit Down: A host will announce a set of funny questions, and a guest will sit down or stand up to answer, which stands for “yes” and “no”, respectively, or vice versa. Couple’s Crossword: Come up with your own crossword including special events you’ve spent together, such as the time you both … Read More
Nautical themes are making a huge comeback in many events. You can have a nautical-influenced theme for your wedding by following our professional wedding planner tips. Many brides and grooms are planning their special wedding days on private yacht charters. For couples who are in love with the sea, a nautical theme is a perfect way to celebrate while tying the knot. Whether you are hosting your wedding on a boat or land, there is no reason why you can’t incorporate everything nautical into your special day. Here are some of our tips on incorporating the ocean theme into your big day: A Fisherman’s knot Infuse the sweet sentiment of literally tying the knot after you’ve said your ‘I dos’. A fisherman’s knot is known as one of the most secure knots in the world. You can either knot two pieces of string and ribbon together or opt for a strong sailing boat rope. The knot can be used as décor spruce up the yacht and match the nautical theme. Table settings Using bright blue napkins on the tables adds an extra ocean flare. You can even custom design blue napkins with white borders or vice versa for an added nautical feel. Incorporating the colours blue, white, and gold into the rest of the table setting will further emphasise the chosen theme. No shoes It’s best not to use stilettos or hard sole shoes on the deck as they may damage the vessel. However, it all depends on the yacht you’ll be sailing on too – so, check with the private yacht rental company beforehand to know the exact details of your chosen boat! On the other hand, you can also choose to keep it casual and informal by going completely barefoot or opting for nautical boat shoes in navy, white, khaki, or red. Bottled message This is an age-old tradition, where people write a romantic note or love letter. So, if you want to head back to ancient times, you can add this to your yacht. Just roll up the note or letter, place it in a glass bottle and then release it into the ocean. You can continue this sweet ritual by writing your vows and promises on the note. At the same time, can even let your guests write blessings and wishes for the future on notes and add it into the bottle! However, to be eco-friendly, we suggest not releasing the bottle into the ocean, but rather close it, take it home and open it again on your tenth wedding anniversary. In a way, it also lets you reminisce the special moment as you read the letter once more. A Sailboat Nothing says ‘nautical’ more than a fully decked out sailboat. Hobbyists have heaps of fun building correctly scaled sailboats as decorations. Complete with embroidered sales, wooden deck, and steering wheel, these model boats make great table centrepieces. Sailor cake toppings Instead of opting for the traditional bride and groom cake toppings, why not pick a female and male sailor complete with a navy outfit and sailor’s hat? If you feel more connected to the fantastical pirates, you can be eccentric and pick two pirates for your cake topping. Show your love for the ocean and the nautical lifestyle by incorporating these classy, yet fun ideas into your wedding.
Are you interested in hosting an unforgettable party on a boat, but not sure what events you can and cannot celebrate by the water? Read on for some of our ideas that will guarantee a memorable day onboard. From a team bonding session with colleagues, a significant corporate event to the grand welcoming of a newborn – yachts offer a great venue for anyone who has an event coming up. If you have been wanting to celebrate a special event on a boat for ages, but aren’t quite sure what you can host on a weekend boat charter, then here are some great ideas: Birthday party Probably one of the most celebrated events on a boat is birthday parties. Whether it is a sweet 16, big 30, or even the milestone 60, boats are excellent for celebrating birthdays. You can dress up and decorate according to a specific theme, let your guests enjoy the stunning views from our yachts, and have fun jumping in the water. Wedding Celebrate your wedding on a weekend private yacht charter with several close friends and relatives. Some boat rentals in Singapore come with a variety of different sized bedrooms, choice of catering, and exceptional service. You can celebrate your special day watching the beautiful sunsets while enjoying on-water privacy. Anniversary Staying married for more than 10 years is an accomplishment in itself. You and your partner can celebrate your anniversary by spending quality time cruising around beautiful coastlines. romantic sunset champagne dinners? A cosy, relaxing overnight sail by the waters? All sorts of romantic activities await aboard a yacht! Bachelor and bachelorettes Celebrating your last night of freedom on the waters is an experience that’s strongly recommended. You can hire a pumping DJ to play dance music throughout the night, after swimming and sunbathing during the day. Product launch or Media PR There’s no need to exclude corporate functions from boat activities. For unique and exclusive product launches or PR parties, you can invite your guests onto our boat. The experience in itself will create an informal but exclusive environment for potential investors or partners. Team Building Bring the team together by creating a fun event on a boat. Scrumptious catering, splendid views, combined with a series of exciting team building activities will bond the team while everyone is having a great time. Conferences Conferences can become really mundane when hosted in a toned-down centre or venue. When you decide to go for private yacht rental, you can combine formal speeches and still spark it up with a little bit of fun. Not only will it be enjoyable for everyone who is in attendance, but you’ll most probably find that everyone will be more present and interested in the information presented. Baby shower Everyone celebrates a new baby’s arrival on land. So, why not make this significant day a memorable one? Guests can indulge in delicious on deck food and beverages, and the ocean as a background will create ample photo opportunities for family members with the baby! Then, add to the mood by decorating the boat in an array of colours and décor – it’ll make for a lovely addition. On the other hand, if you’re going for a more formal affair and extra ambience, you can consider hiring a live band alternatively. The list of events you can celebrate on a boat is endless. No matter what the celebration, you can always find a reason to enjoy cruising on a luxury boat.
Your birthday happens only once a year, and celebrating it should take priority, always. So, it’s time to start planning if you haven’t! On the other hand, if you are still debating on having your party in any of the local spots in your city, then it’s time to take it to the water! Not only will you give yourself and your guests the experience of a lifetime, but it will also open up countless possibilities for your birthday party. So, if you are considering this amazing venue for your next birthday, then here are five more compelling reasons why you should book it now. Variety of options There are loads of private yacht rental options that will fit your budget, guest list, and style. Choose from our luxurious Victoria or Valencia Yachts charter and enjoy a mini party with your guests onboard! Or if you want your party to last a little bit longer on your special day, then you can grab your close friends and family and take off on a day charter. The private yacht cost at Valencia Yachts start from $999, and you can even take a closer look at our Phase 2 promotions for greater deals! If you have any enquiries, just pop them over to us and we’ll get back to you at the soonest. Delicious food When you book through an experienced boat charter company in Singapore, they will offer you the option of catering. . You would not have to plan any meals beforehand or stress about whether there will be enough food for everyone. You will have an option of having all catering done onboard for you and your guests. You can even request for your favourite dishes, and our we’ll whip up your meals. First-class facilities Luxury yachts have excellent facilities. This includes beautiful, well-furnished rooms, bathrooms, entertainment areas and even bars. Even if you don’t want the yacht to cruise around, you can still get all the benefits from the on-deck facilities while the yacht is anchored. When anchored, the guests’ cars will be parked nearby, and it will be convenient for them to come and go as they please. A themed party Yes, sure you can have themed parties on land as well. The difference is that many luxury private yacht companies provide customised experiences. This allows you to choose everything from the theme to the food, music and even the entertainment. In fact, you are encouraged to incorporate a few fun activities to keep your guests engaged. Valencia Yachts offers options where you can incorporate themes not only on the yacht itself but also to the destinations you’ll be cruising too. Why not have a Hawaiian experience onboard as well as off-board? Special attention Chartering a yacht comes with a few extra perks that you won’t find at other venues. A qualified crew will be present to tend to your every need to make your yacht experience unforgettable. The crew will be on call for the whole duration of the event. And this will give you the peace of mind to relax and leave the hosting in someone else’s hands. There you have it, our five reasons why you should definitely consider booking a luxury yacht for your birthday party. Without a doubt, it will be a remarkable experience for everyone.
Are you having your company’s team building on a yacht? Then here are a few fun team building activities you can incorporate to spice up the trip! Team building can be great fun or incredibly dull. No matter where you take the team for some bonding time, nothing quite matches up with the experience of going for private yacht rental. However, if your team is not used to spending time together outside the office, the yacht trip can get slightly boring. To help prevent colleagues from feeling irritated and uninterested, here are some of the best team building activities you can consider if you’re planning to host on a yacht! Mental treasure hunt There are not a lot of spots on a yacht that can be used as great hiding places for a scavenger hunt. Therefore, you can implement a series of brain teasers or mental puzzles for teams of 3-4 which they would have to solve collectively at different stations. The team that solves the most puzzles after a specific time limit wins! Personality differences The entire team should be given a personality test or quiz before the trip. We recommend doing some research on accredited and experienced companies who do personality tests. The whole idea is for the team to get to know each other’s personalities after all! On the yacht, the facilitator can explain the various personality types, and the teams could guess who falls into which categories. Discussing what motivates or demotivates certain personality types enhances teamwork and understanding amongst the colleagues, which makes it an apt team-building activity. Solve a problem In this activity, the team is encouraged to prepare a problematic scenario at the start of the yacht cruise. The problems should be relevant to the company and its daily procedures. The employees should then be divided into teams of 3-4 and throw all the problems in a hat. Each team draws a problem randomly and gets half an hour to come up with a solution. Once the time is up, each team should present its solution. You can even add new rules to encourage communication among colleagues. For instance, getting the team to roleplay and act out the problem and then the solution they have come up with. Build it For this activity, the facilitators can hand out the same kind of supplies that might include toothpicks, rubber bands, sellotape, ice cream sticks, etc. They have to build a device that can hold an egg at least 30 cm in the air without it falling and breaking. The twist: no one can test their device with an egg beforehand. When the teams are ready, one egg will be brought around the room and placed on the devices. Prepare to watch the tension, expectation, and adrenaline rise in the room! Show and tell Each team member has to prepare for a short 1-2 minute show and tell before the trip. They can bring a small item, video of something at home or even share a hobby or interest from their personal life. This is an excellent icebreaker, especially at the start of the team building event, as it relaxes the atmosphere and allows everyone to share something personal about themselves. Team building can be extremely successful on a private yacht cruising on beautiful waters. It can be made even more enjoyable by incorporating some of these light-hearted activities.
We’re more than grateful to have caught the eyes of Sassy Mama and be featured on their lovely website – truly, we cannot thank them enough! If you’ve not heard or come across their page, they’re a family-friendly site that brings readers the latest news of the latest trends and activities, parenting tips, and even style and beauty guides! Managed by a group of fun-loving mothers with a passion for bringing forward up-to-date content to mostly mothers – Sassy Mama prides themselves as one of the go-to guides for anything news related. Source: SassyMama Facebook However, while their news is directed towards the sassy moms – they pretty much have news that’s relevant and insightful for anyone in particular too! Now, that we’ve covered who Sassy Mama is – here’s a round-up of what we’re able to offer, as mentioned in their article. Wide variety of catamarans From our Victoria Charter to our Valencia Charter, we’re able to offer customers a luxurious and memorable experience with our private yacht charters! Prices start from $999, and one can choose from the option of 4 hours or 5 hours charter. Versatility in accommodating your needs While our yachts are both family-friendly and spacious, we’re also able to provide a space for various events – be it a yacht birthday party, family bonding session, dinner cruise or island hopping even! There’s a choice of day, evening, or overnight cruise as well – simply fill us in with your details, and we’ll gladly assist you. Exceptional quality and service Our friendly captain and crew are always attentive to your needs and ensuring they meet your expectations throughout the trip. Combined with their expertise and attention to detail in service, the crew can even customise the trip to your preference. Once again, our heartfelt gratitude to Sassy Mama for the kind feature on their site. We only hope to bring our customers the best service as possible! From corporate events to weddings on a yacht – we are always striving to work as hard as we can to deliver a terrific experience.
Yacht trips are perfect for many occasions – be it a holiday, a wedding celebration, or even simply for a business occasion. Not only do you get the entire yacht to yourself, but you can also plan the itinerary with your crew to fit your preferences. At all times, you will have the best views of the coastline and natural surroundings – not to mention having an exceptional and comfortable experience with the crew. Even though most private yacht charter companies are experienced in providing the ultimate yacht experience to their guests, it’s still important that you take some matter into your own hands. To get the most out of your crewed charter trip, we’ve compiled a few expert tips to note. Be clear about your expectations If you have not contacted a yacht charter company just yet, then it’ll be a good idea to first address any questions when sending in your inquiry. Be extremely specific of what you’re looking for throughout the trip; this will give the crew a clear indication of your needs. Meanwhile, if you have already settled on a company, then all you have to do is indicate your preferred date, boat, timing, number of pax, and food. When sending in your booking confirmation, you can also provide information that includes food allergies, medical conditions, anchor preferences, privacy needs, and whether you’d like a quiet relaxing holiday or something more upbeat. Your crew won’t have to guess what your specific needs are, and you’ll be able to enjoy your trip from the get-go. For more information regarding the boat or food provided, you can always give the company a call for a direct and detailed answer. Itinerary flexibility Usually, the itinerary is fixed, and there will already be a list of designated places that the captain of the yacht will bring you to. However, you can still give your input on the type of sceneries you’re looking for, and the itinerary can be slightly adjusted to your liking! So, put together a bucket list of what you’d like to see, or even things you’d like to do and prepare for an exciting trip. In many cases, the weather doesn’t always play along; you are going to have to be able to adapt accordingly. Or be willing to reroute to a hidden magical spot that your captain suggests. Talk to the captain The person in charge of your entire journey, is the captain. It’s therefore extremely important to have an open communication channel with him/her. You’ll be able to check in with them at the beginning of the day to go over the daily itinerary and perhaps decide whether to change course or where to dock. Meanwhile, you can fill him/her in on any additional needs you’re looking for, or any issues you’re experiencing onboard – be it a sick individual or faulty equipment. Adhere to the rules onboard For your own and guests’ safety, it’s crucial for you to adhere to any rules that are given by the yacht charter company. This is a vessel with many moving parts and should be treated with care. Thus, comply with the rules and any other safety regulations. Show appreciation to your crew Usually, professional crew members from most private boat charter companies have had extensive onboard training – after all, their job is to take care of you and your guests. The crew boasts a meticulous team of individuals who are always attentive to your needs, ready to make sure each one of your needs is met. At Valencia Yachts itself, our highly experienced crew has even … Read More
Jumping on the yacht charter trend can be quite exciting. Instead of going on big cruise ships or bus trips, many have decided to have a holiday-like experience by the sea. Especially with the COVID-19 situation, travelling to other countries as you usually do may not be possible. Still, staycations aside at a hotel – there are still many ways to let loose and take a day off from work or spend time with your loved ones – such as going for private yacht charters. Not to mention, travelling from port to port on a luxury yacht while enjoying gorgeous views and the ocean breeze, is a great “holiday” idea. So, if this is your first time embarking on a charter, fret not! Keep reading on and find out how you can have a relaxing and care-free yacht trip. Ensure the crew is able to meet your demands Depending on your personal needs, you’ll have to lay down your trip requirements or purpose loud and clear before getting aboard the yacht. Typically, the crew will be able to accommodate different types of events and adapt accordingly – such as preparing for formal settings and providing 5-star exclusive experiences, creating a romantic atmosphere for couples, or even tending to children with big families. The private boat charter company will also provide you with an additional hour before sailing off, to set up your yacht – be it seating arrangements or decor. So, remember; the crew has a great impact on your enjoyment. All of you will be onboard together, and you’ll need people who can deal with issues gracefully, professionally, and tactfully. Make sure you get to know them for a fulfilling trip! Enquire about the safety precautions Aboard a yacht, it goes without saying that safety is extremely important for both yourself and your guests. Especially if it’s your first time onboard, you should all the more be aware of what the safety precautions are. These consist of telling guests about your intention to enter the waters, put on a floatation jacket, and last but not least – to swim. It’s best to know about such information from the start, so when you get the chance to meet them – go ahead and ask away! Be prepared for uncertain weather and peak seasons Before booking your dates, it’s important that you check in with your yacht charter company on when the peak dates are. You will want to avoid such busy periods, especially if you’re looking to have a peaceful time aboard with your partner or family members. However, if you’re looking to jump on the bandwagon of having your birthday parties, team building events or weddings on a yacht – then it may be unavoidable if everyone them at the same time. For example, if you’re looking to do it on an auspicious date, there may be other parties interested in doing the same as well. Weather-wise, you may stay prepared and check up information regarding tides, wind and weather conditions first. But at times, unexpected bursts of rain or the scorching hot sun are still bound to happen as you’re on the ocean. Hence, you will have to know the preparations – gear and provisions – which the yacht charter company has prepared. Enjoy the neighbours from afar You’ll likely bump into a few other neighbouring charters along the way. One of the most common reasons people do opt for charter holidays is to get some privacy and solitude. Hence, it’s important that you respect your neighbours by not anchoring too close to them or playing loud music … Read More
Hosting a wedding on private yacht charters can be so exciting and fulfilling. Not only will you give your guests an exclusive experience with gorgeous views of the surrounding landscapes, but you will also have the chance to really embody the nautical environment. When you don’t have all the cooking and kitchen facilities on a private yacht than what you would have on a typical wedding venue, picking catering options can be quite tricky. Still, it’s of no trouble, and it only means you stand a chance to brainstorm a little further for a scrumptious feast ahead! Without further ado, here is a complete list of delicious catering ideas you can consider for your wedding on a yacht. Sushi Sushi can be prepared the morning of the wedding, or freshly by an onboard sushi chef (if you decide to rope in one). California rolls, salmon roses, maki, sashimi, and nigiri are all bite-sized and delicious. Furthermore, you can add a variety of salmon salads, caviar entrees, and seaweed wraps onto the spread. What’s great about sushi, is that there are many different fried and fresh options available as well as vegetarian options. Arabian tapas or Meze Perfect for a full-on meal or snacks during the celebrations are Arabian tapas. Each guest can choose which tapas to plate up and enjoy a taste from another country. These tapas can include small portions of olives, cheese, battered squid, calamari, croquettes, cured ham, tomato, feta, and potato cubes. Combined with a variety of flour tortillas or pieces of bread, this can be a great indulgence for guests. Seafood buffet Most weddings on boats have onboard chefs who are extremely talented in creating amazingly delicious meals from the ocean life found in the area. Having an entire spread made out of different kinds of seafood is a real treat for all guests. The seafood buffet can include a variety of squid, crab, prawns, fish, and shellfish. Prepared in a variety of different cooking methods and served either hot or cold. Sliders It’s difficult to beat the taste of a burger. Sliders are miniature burgers that can be served in a variety of different flavours. Create boards of sliders ranging between meat, chicken, and vegetarian options. Make sure that they are bite-sized in order for guests to grab one and be able to eat it without using a knife and fork. Another great idea is to combine small sliders with hot dogs from the grill. At first thought, it may sound like a really common food choice – but in actuality, you can really pick it up a notch by adding gourmet touches to it! Hors d’oeuvres Skip the main meal and serve only hors d’oeuvres to your guests. If you’re not sure of what these are, here’s a gist: also known as a starter or appetiser, a small dish that is served before the start of a meal in European cuisine. Hot or cold – it’s completely up to you! Have ample amounts of small bite-sized dishes available to your guests and have the crew walk around with platters of it. This can range from small prawn cocktails, to spring rolls, meat and veggie sticks. Always keep your surroundings in mind when planning your menu for the yacht. It should be easy to plate up as well as reflect the ocean around you.
Getting married is a big deal. Most of us only get married once in our lifetime. That’s why it’s so important to really make the most of the special day. If you are someone who is looking around at different wedding venues, but haven’t quite found the perfect place just yet – then you should definitely consider being part of the weddings on a yacht group. Hosting your wedding on a yacht gives you and your guests an exclusive experience that not many newlyweds have experienced. If you are still in two minds of whether to pick an on-land venue versus an on-water yacht, then here are a few benefits to help you make up your mind. Affordability Couples might think that yachts and boat charters are known to be highly-priced – that isn’t true at all. As a matter of fact, weddings on boats have proven to be more affordable than those hosted on land. This is because you will have a limited guest list, so it’s the perfect location for those looking to do a small wedding. At the same time, the price is according to the number of pax; not the location itself. At Valencia Yachts, there’s currently our Phase 2 promotion up for grab – where our Victoria Charter is available from $999 onwards while our Valencia Charter starts from $1200. Feel free to contact us for more information if necessary! Uniqueness Not all couples consider getting married on a yacht in the middle of the ocean. Hosting the ceremony on water definitely creates a special event for everyone involved. The setting is extremely exclusive, and because it’s such a unique choice of venue, it will create a very special moment. The rippling waves, the sunset that creates vibrant colours in the sky, and the gorgeous views of the surrounding landscapes create a mesmerising scene for you and your guests. Privacy Many weddings are hosted in hotels or venue settings that are easily accessible to the public. This often causes the wedding to be the victim of “gate crashers”. When you host your wedding celebrations on a yacht, you will be miles away from “gate crashers”. And you’ll only have to cater to those on the invitation list. Furthermore, you won’t hear cars passing, or other noises from other events hosted next door or nearby. This creates a very exclusive, private event that you and your wedding party can enjoy without being disturbed or interrupted. Romantic and adventurous Not only will you be able to live out your full Titanic fantasy on the front corner of the yacht, but you’ll also be able to change into swimming wear and take a quick dip in the ocean. You can request certain pitstop areas while you sail on the water and allow guests to all jump into the water to celebrate your commitment to each other. This way you’ll be able to have a very romantic affair combined with some water splashing adventures. Considering all of the above-mentioned advantages, there really isn’t anything that doesn’t look appealing. So, what are you waiting for? Sign up for a private yacht charter trip with us for an unforgettable wedding day experience!
Weddings on a yacht can be quite exciting. Not only is it a venue that defines originality, but it also creates ample opportunity for gorgeous photos. The ripples from the water, the coast on the horizon, and the vibrant colours from the sunset create gorgeous backdrops for amazing photos. Still, it is important to plan ahead when it comes to wedding photography on a boat. Why? Well, because there will be many guests roaming around on deck, not allowing much space for couple photos. Moreover, the space is quite limited when you go for boat charter, so you will have to really think about how you are going to take group photos as well as positioning everyone to avoid intense sun glare in the camera lens. However, it’s not at all impossible! It just calls for a little more thinking and planning to secure the best photos. Hence, let’s look at a few great ideas on how you can make your wedding sparkle with timeless memories. Group photos Arrange with all your guests to be at the docking station about an hour before the yacht will set sail. The photographer can take a big group photo on the platform before everyone embarks. This will not only ensure that there’s enough space for everyone in the photo, but also make sure that your guests are on time! Speed motion Even if the yacht is moving slowly, you will have to make sure that your photographer is using the correct shutter speed. This will ensure that the moving background is well captured. Usually, he or she will already know what’s needed to get the best shots – but just for caution sake; give them a heads up! The reason why this matters is that fast shutter speed is able to capture ripples and waves in the water in the background, which will create a gorgeous and action-like backdrop to your photos. Scenic city Make some time to take romantic photos at night. Couple photos look gorgeous when the glimmering city lights are in the background. You can even incorporate a series of fairy lights onto the yacht’s rails and tops for extra glimmering flare. Having a cityscape in the background will create an amazing architectural aesthetic. At night, the lights from the buildings will bounce off of the water, creating a beautiful mirror. This is the perfect background setting for romantic photos. Sunset at its best Sunset creates mesmerising warm tones in the sky. Make sure that everyone is photo-ready once the sun starts setting. Use the rails of the yacht or any other decorations as props and let the sunset create the backdrop to your photos. Photos, where the sun shines through the lens, will create a natural glimmer that results in a beautiful image. Golden hour Nothing can compare to the golden hour on a boat. Typically, you’ll be able to spot the golden hour when the sun is between six degrees below the horizon and six degrees above. This usually occurs in the first hour of light after sunrise, and the final hour of light before sunset – meaning, you get two golden hours each day! However, it’s just a rough estimate as it depends on your location – as the golden hour will either be shorter or longer. But once you’ve located the golden hour – use it to your advantage for some beautiful images! Use the natural lighting from the sun to capture guests gazing out onto the scenery. It will create a natural warm effect on the wooden surface from the yacht and bring out the … Read More
Exchanging vows on a gorgeous boat is definitely a memorable occasion. However, just like having your big day at a typical wedding venue, you’ll find that weddings on a boat have a couple of similarities and differences when it comes to planning. Nevertheless, it goes without saying that it’s a lovely location host such a special occasion, and all the planning will be worthwhile when the day finally approaches! Depending on which one of the boat charter companies you’ll be engaging, some may provide a variety of all-inclusive wedding day packages, while others may offer their input and suggest how you should plan your wedding. Either way, know that a yacht charter company like Valencia Yachts ourselves are always here to assist you! Now, to guarantee your day is as special as you’ve always dreamt, here is a list of five helpful tips in creating an unforgettable yacht wedding. Cut on guests Compiling a guest list can be one of the most frustrating tasks in planning a wedding. Especially if you’re moving the entire party onto a yacht, your space will be even more limited. Even yachts with high capacity levels have limited space for guests. Inviting too many people to your wedding on a yacht, can mean that guests won’t fit onto one level and will have to be split in the upper and lower deck. However, it is not to say that these limitations are necessarily a downside. In fact, if you look at it in another way – it’s actually the perfect way to infuse exclusivity for your wedding! All you need to do is ensure that you leave enough room for everyone to mingle comfortably and get close to all the action. Voila! Your list of guests alongside you and your partner are ready for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Pick the right timing Besides making your booking confirmation as early as possible to secure the timing and date of your special day – deciding which exact timing to go for matters too! In other words, we’re referring to the specific timeslot, as it determines the activities set for the day and setting for the wedding. For instance, if you prioritise photo opportunities – it’ll be good to start in the morning with the great lighting available. The only downside is that it’ll be a little hotter – but you can be prepared for an excellent lead up to the sunset! Moreover, it’s also perfect for those who are looking to play in the sea or engage in water activities – safety-wise especially. It’s only if you prefer something more quiet and relaxing, then should you go with a sunset by the bay for a more romantic setting, followed by a candlelit dinner under the breathtaking night sky. Whichever choice you make, do so early so you’ll be able to get hold of the time slot you desire! Plan photos beforehand It can be quite a tricky business getting everyone in a group photo while you are all on board. And even have a beautiful couple photoshoot on the boat when your guests are standing around. Make sure that you plan the photoshoot beforehand by also consulting your wedding photographer. Perhaps you can take the group photos before the formal events even start, this will also assure that everyone is on time. Avoid bringing large items Don’t hire extravagantly large décor and tables. Instead, opt for smaller décor items to decorate the deck and leave enough space for guests to roam around and even dance a little bit! Simplicity is key here due to the limited space available, … Read More
It’s one of the most special moments of your life – so, it’s really no surprise that uniqueness is one aspect you’ll seek on your wedding day. Hence, why weddings on a yacht may be the perfect idea to indulge in. It’s the epitome of romanticism and exclusivity, after all. We’ve seen so many boat weddings in romantic movies, and you’ve maybe even witnessed one from ashore. There is no reason why you can’t indulge in the romantic fantasy too. Read on as we expand even further on why having your wedding aboard a yacht may be a wonderful idea. Low-cost There is this great misconception that yacht and boat charters can be quite expensive. This might be true in certain cases, but when you compare wedding prices on lands with weddings on boats, then you might be surprised. Hosting a wedding on land can be extremely expensive, and there may even be added costs for extras. On the other hand, when you book a boat wedding, you will have an array of choices. Many boat charters offer couples different packages that range from extremely small to luxurious, such as the choice of boat. At Valencia Yachts, our Victoria Charter and Valencia Charter are up for grabs. Starting from $999 and $1,200 respectively, the cost of a wedding venue is on the low-end, which presents you with more funds to focus on other parts of the wedding. A gorgeous backdrop Memories should come with well-taken photos to reminisce the big day and the wonderful time spent with guests, revelling in the moment of the special occasion, and of course – the solemnisation to celebrate the official marriage between you and your spouse. That said, imagine taking wedding photos with the sunset in the background. Drifting on the ocean creates an astonishing picturesque backdrop that can’t be achieved on land; your photos will be amazing and unique, for sure! Vacation-like experience If you have a small wedding guest list, you’ll be able to extend the wedding to a few days. Not only will guests be on board for the celebrations, but you’ll have a choice whether you want to make a whole weekend of it. You will be able to spend much more time with guests and have a mini “honeymoon-like” experience with your partner by the waters. Besides, you get to take in the scenic city skyline and other ravishing sights as you sail on the water from one harbour to the next! It’s amazing how getting off land can create a calm vacation-like atmosphere for everyone at the wedding; a kind of breakaway from the business of land. Flexibility You won’t have to stress about hiring different vendors from different companies. Weddings on boats are so popular because most boat charters include all staff and services. Furthermore, you’ll be given a crew that will ensure your guests’ safety and that everyone is served drinks and food while onboard. Moreover, the yacht company will usually be accommodating enough to listen to your needs and requirements when putting together the wedding. For instance, if you’re in need of food catering – you can make your request upon sending your booking or enquiry. As for wedding planner-wise, entertainment, and so on – you’ll just have to check with your private yacht charters company. If you do plan on getting married on a boat, you won’t regret your decision for one second. Not only will you have gorgeous views as a backdrop and an exclusive experience, but you’ll also create an unforgettable memory that a stationary wedding venue won’t be able to top.
When you are planning to have your wedding on a boat by the open seas or nearby river, you’ve already let go of the traditional norms for your big day. Hosting your special day on a boat charter has endless possibilities and creative interpretation. The happy couple can indulge in different kind of decoration options, that they wouldn’t necessarily get away with on land. However, if you are a bit stuck on which kind of theme to choose, here are a few excellent wedding decoration ideas for your big day on a boat charter. Ocean platters Fit the theme by adding ocean-inspired dishes onto your wedding menu. When you are hosting your wedding on the ocean waters, it’s only befitting that you serve food from the waters itself. Let your guests indulge in a seafood buffet with mussels, clams, shrimps, fish, and even sushi. If your budget allows it, you can add luxurious crab, lobster and caviar onto the menu. To level up, you can even serve the entrees in big shells from the ocean! However, keep in mind that some of your guests might have a shellfish allergy and that you should make sure there are alternative options available for those who do. Sea cake A wedding celebration isn’t complete without a cake. Instead of opting for a traditional white and gold or naked cake, why not let your dessert reflect your surroundings? Add splashes of blue onto the frosting and add smaller details like cute starfish, seafoam, corals, and perhaps a small school of fish. Take it up a notch by adding different sea creatures and characters. Maybe, you will even be considering to throw in a big Kraken, a mermaid, or even a pirate battleship; by all means, go ahead! Do whatever you feel best displays your personalities and style. Nautical elements Remember that space on a yacht can be limited and trying to fit huge decoration pieces onto it, will only take up the space. Still, this shouldn’t keep you from adding touches of nautical elements onto the areas! There are many different nautical decoration pieces that you can incorporate into your wedding. Antique steering wheels from boats, lifebuoys, and rusty anchors are perfect to place around the social area. As centrepieces, you can use sailor hats, and even sailboat replicas. Or better yet, add fun nautical slogans onto the walls like ‘Setting sail!’ and “Ahoy, Matey!” Go full pirate For those who dare, you can go completely pirate with your theme. Add parrots, eye patches, peg legs, and treasure chests on the deck. You can even have some fun and host an activity where your guests have to follow a map to get to a bag of gold coins! When you do opt for a pirate theme, it doesn’t have to be a costume or child’s party. You can change all the colours to rustic browns and whites to make it all seem much more formal. That way, the attire on the big day will still remain the same, and you can feel free to flaunt your pre-planned outfit; be it a luxurious wedding dress or tuxedo! No matter what decoration ideas you decide to choose, don’t forget to add a touch of your surroundings to give it that extra bit of pizazz. Meanwhile, if the price is of concern to you – the private yacht cost can be discussed with us. Our boats charter are also affordably priced from $999 for our Victoria Charter and $1,200 for our Valencia Charter.
So, the time has finally come – you’ve made your booking for private yacht rental, and it’s time to set sail! Now, if it’s your first time aboard yacht – you will want to consider planning your list of items to start packing before the trip begins. You wouldn’t want to overpack or leave out any essentials that may prevent you from enjoying your yacht experience to the fullest. To help you pack smartly, we’ve constructed a list of things you have to consider and what you have to pack for your first private yacht charter. Bag size Try to fit all of your items into a medium-sized soft cover bag – it’ll be much easier to carry around. Not to mention, having a soft bag will make it easier to store away than a square-shaped hard-shell suitcase. Swimwear Most private yacht charters will have enough clean and dry towels for guests to use, but you can never have enough bikinis or swimming trunks. Even though you might think you’re going to wear many different kinds of clothes, chances are you’ll probably spend the whole duration of the trip in swimwear; whether you’re onshore or onboard a yacht! So, pack a few swimwear options for a change every now and then! Cover-ups Pack a few items that you can throw over your swimsuit for lunch and in between sunbathing and swimming sessions. Items like tank tops, sarongs, T-shirts, lightweight pants, or sundresses are perfect for quickly covering up. Shoes You’ll find yourself in a variety of situations, going from the sundeck onto the beach and for shoreside excursions. You’ll definitely need soft-soled shoes for on-boat activities, as most yacht charters don’t allow hard soles on the deck. Packing flip-flops and soft-soled trainers will be more than enough to cover all the situations. Sun protection You don’t want to get sunburnt while lying in the sun all day. Sunrays that reflect off of the ocean water can be really damaging to your skin, and it’s important to wear sunscreen at all times. Even if it’s just cloudy weather, the sun is still potent. Pack a lighter SPF for your body and a stronger one for your face and lips. Also, do invest in a decent sun hat and sunglasses for extra protection – and you’re all set! Comfort and warmth For the chilly night air, you can pack some shorts, t-shirts, a pair of cotton trousers, an extra sweater, a lightweight jersey or jacket for a cool night’s out. Meanwhile, you could also bring some light foul-weather gear for the occasional rainy days. However, there may be times when you’ll need to put on dresses for women and jackets or dress trousers for men during trips to some luxurious restaurants and resorts. So, be sure to pack these in so you are all ready for a fancy and elegant dine-in. Medication Don’t forget to pack prescribed medication as well as some headache pills and seasickness medication. Check with the captain or the crew if there will be a first aid kit onboard. Otherwise, take action and prepare one beforehand to ensure everyone’s safety. No need to pack for every event imaginable when you go on a boat charter. As long as you have your swimsuit, comfortable clothing, and protection from the sun, the yacht trip will go perfectly!
Impressing your guests is as easy as hosting a fun and exciting party on a boat. No matter what the occasion, it’s worth celebrating by gathering all your favourite people on a watercraft and having a fun night. There are quite a few differences between an on-water party versus one on land. It’s therefore important that you thoroughly prepare and have everything at hand. After all, you’ll be cruising by the waters the entire time so heading back to the land to restock any goodies is not a possible option. So, to help ensure you’ve got everything checked out on your list, all the necessities on hand, and to perk up the trip – here are a few handy tips! Boat size If you already own your own boat, you’ll know how many guests can fit onto it. However, if private yacht charters are what you’re planning to go for – you will have to consider the options available. To make things easier, contact a yacht charter company such as ourselves, Valencia Yachts, and consult us to find out how many passengers a boat can take! You wouldn’t want to end up cramming too many people into a small on-deck space. So, keep the guest list equivalent to the space available. Invitations Guests should be prepared for an on-water experience. If you are driving in an area where you can jump into the water and cool down, your guests need to know in advance that they should pack dry clothes and bathing suits. Check with your chosen yacht charter company whether you’ll be in spots that guests can enjoy the water. Make sure that all your guests are on-time; then you can start the party right away! Pick a theme Even if a theme isn’t required, it can add fun to the event. Especially if you’re planning to host a yacht birthday party – it will be sure to jazz up the party and excite the guests even more. Choose fun water themes like Pirates, Under-the-Sea, or Navy Seals. This will also help when choosing décor! Food and catering You don’t have to prepare food that’s too complicated. A simple onboard barbecue with burgers and fresh fruit platters are great alternatives to complex food buffets. At the same time, have a cooler on-hand with ice and refreshments (alcoholic and non-alcoholic). You can never have too many drinks, especially if you’ll be cruising around on a hot summer’s day. Make sure that you have enough food for everyone. You won’t be able to run to the shops when you run out. Lighting You might enjoy the sun’s light throughout the day, but when the boat party moves into the night, you’re going to need some extra lighting. It can get quite dark in the middle of the waters. However, do remember to avoid torches and candles; instead, do set up fairy lights and battery-powered lanterns before the event. Music Music truly makes the world go round – whether you want an onboard life band or to hook up some speakers for a DJ. Nothing beats having classy tunes to sing and dance along to. You could choose to bring in waterproof speakers if you’re afraid of any water coming into contact with your speakers. This will ensure that your speakers are completely safe and sound – so, go ahead and turn up the music! Safety Safety should be your number one priority, especially if you’ll be serving alcoholic beverages. Have emergency kits freely available as well as floatation devices, life jackets, first aid kits, and whistles. Such precautionary measures are necessary … Read More
Eating on a yacht can be quite different from eating on land. Mostly, meals involve not staying still the majority of the time with the yacht in constant movement. Plus, there are many different safety regulations that have to be considered. Meanwhile, though space is slightly limited compared to your own home kitchen or usual dine-in restaurant – it’s still completely possible to make your boat charter experience interesting with food! Pasta Pasta is a dish that is easy to prepare and can feed a whole army. Whether you choose spaghetti, penne, or macaroni, it’s an easy boil in a pot and viola. Add ready-made pasta sauce to the mix, some fresh herbs, and you’ve got yourself a delicious meal! Fruit Fruit serves as a great healthy snack throughout the day. Furthermore, they can be kept cool in the refrigerator without and are excellent grab-and-go alternatives. Some great picks include bananas, apples, and peaches which work perfectly as daily snacks. If you want to put more effort into it, you can cut watermelon, papaya, and pineapple into small cubes. Afterwards, just put the cubes in sealable airtight containers and take out from the fridge for enjoyment when you’re ready to dig in! Burgers and fries When you want to make a quick warm meal, you can use the cruise grill for cooking hot dogs or burger patties. It’s important to consider safety when you take on this task, but most yacht rentals do have installed grills that work with gas and use a series of safety precautions. Pop frozen fries into the oven or boil in hot oil as a great accompaniment. Don’t forget tomato sauce and mustard as a relish or maybe even salsa. Tacos Tacos are easy to make and can be eaten by hand, avoiding dishes getting piled up, making it especially ideal for an event such as a yacht birthday party! Cook some minced meat in a pan with onions, and put it on a taco with lots of cheese, jalapenos, and tomato salsa. Put some sour cream in a glass bowl and let your guests dip into the bowl if they want to. If you want to go all Mexican – you can grab some nachos and smother them in cheese sauce, guacamole, tomato salsa, and finely chopped chilli. Sandwiches Prepare ready-made sandwiches at home and take them along for the trip! You can make a variety of sandwiches and keep them in the refrigerator until the next day or even the day after. Topping choices can include Peanut butter and jelly, ham and cheese, and scrambled egg and mayonnaise. Snacks Apart from fruity snacks, you can prepare other easy-to-grab snacks like homemade muffins, nut mix, gummy bears, dried fruits, cookies, and granola bars. Having different kinds of sugary snacks will give guests a boost of energy whenever they need it. Bonus: Beverages Remember that no yacht charter is complete with a series of drinks. It’s important that you take along more than enough fresh water and juice. If you are going for a romantic steak dinner at night, then don’t forget the champagne and wine. Meanwhile, if it’s a family trip and there’s going to be kids around, or you’ll be inviting your Muslim friends aboard – then, it’s best to keep your choice of drinks non-alcoholic! As for your private yacht rental – no matter what kind of event you have in mind, these different yummy goodies will be sure to fit in perfectly! Meanwhile, if it’s a corporate event or one involving your clients – you may have to consider bringing in … Read More
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