Our yacht charters at Valencia Yachts are constantly brimming with water sports lovers who love to indulge in water toy plays or swimming in the seas of Singapore all year round. We know we all love to bask in the outdoor sunshine under the clear blue skies and get wet at our island stopovers at Lazarus or Kusu Islands. However, we must still take precautions of another foreseeable sea danger – the jellyfish sting in Singapore. This is one of the Singapore water dangers we often face while on a yacht charter vacation, usually almost only for people indulge in water toy plays. The threat of jellyfish often looms large among water sports enthusiasts. This article describes the current situation of jellyfish sting – the common locations of jellyfish in Singapore, the causes, symptoms and treatments in the event of mishaps, and everything else you need to know about jellyfish stings. Jellyfish Locations In Singapore In Singapore, the jellyfish are found everywhere – not just the seas, but also some of the lakes. Of course, other than the Adventure Cove waterpark in Sentosa, the natural ones can also be found elsewhere. There were reports of sightings of the venomous box jellyfish at Siloso Beach, Sentosa (read article). Another one was sighted at Tanjong Beach near FOC in Sentosa (article here). But off Sentosa, at nearby Lazarus Island, swimmers or even water toy lovers of the floating water mat and stand up paddle boards (activities which our guests often do) especially, jellyfish stings often occur. Read this article about such jellyfish occurrences off Sentosa What Causes A Jellyfish Sting Brushing against a jellyfish tentacle results in a sting. There are thousands of tiny barbed stingers on tentacles. Every stinger has a little bulb that holds toxin and a curled, sharp-tipped tube. Stingers are released by tiny triggers on the surface of a tentacle when you brush against it. The venom is released when the tube penetrates the skin. It influences the area of contact and may enter the circulation system. When touched, jellyfish that have washed up on a beach may continue to release venomous stingers. The Box Jellyfish The box jellyfish is the world’s most lethal jellyfish. They have tentacles that extend from each corner of their box-like bodies, which is why they are sometimes called sea wasps. Confine jellyfish live tropical regions all over the planet. They are typically found in the Indo-Pacific Ocean and along Australia’s northern coast. There are in excess of 40 types of box jellyfish. The Australian box jellyfish is the world’s most lethal jellyfish. Read this article for more info – https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/jellyfish-stings/symptoms-causes/syc-20353284 Symptoms Of Jellyfish Sting You may experience mild pain, itching, burning, or throbbing following a minor jellyfish sting. A rash with red, purple, or brown patches may be the appearance of a jellyfish sting. Stings from jellyfish that are more serious can cause more harm. If you have symptoms that are more severe, you need to see a doctor right away. The symptoms can be found in the image below that summarises it. Diagnosis Of Jellyfish Sting Most jellyfish stings don’t need clinical consideration from your medical care supplier. If you go to the doctor, they will probably be able to tell if you had a jellyfish sting by looking at it. It’s possible that your injury still has stingers. If that’s the case, your doctor might take a sample of the stingers to see if it’s the right treatment. Treatment Of Jellyfish Sting First, get rid of the sting. It is typically least demanding to scratch the sting away with a … Read More
Have you ever considered the possibilities of yacht dangers while renting a yacht for a short cruising trip? All of us guests may truly enjoy ourselves under the breezy wind and in front of picturesque night city skylines for great sightseeing. However, in the breathtaking world of yachting in Singapore, where the charm of cruising on the azure waters is truly unrivaled, it is crucial to be aware of potential dangers that can arise while on a yacht. Unexpected dangers in the yacht are still bound to happen. They can be very daunting to your personal experience while on a outdoor sea trip in the Singapore waters. We will explore some key aspects of yacht safety in Singapore, including fire safety management, navigating choppy waters, avoiding boat jerks, preventing boat collisions, mitigating accidental drownings, addressing the risk of falling overboard, managing jellyfish stings, sea urchin attacks and considering the unlikely possibility of a shark attack. Fire Safety Management The first safety aspect of yacht dangers management is the fire safety management onboard. We foresee that fire hazards can arise from all forms – birthday candles due to birthday party, food barbecue, faulty electrical cables, or even someone might be smoking inside the yacht (though this is not allowed generally). Valencia Yachts surely is popular with charters for birthday events. Hence, birthday candles may be lit up during the birthday celebrations and accidental misuse of the lighters or matchsticks onboard may cause a fire if the guests or crew are not careful. Another aspect is the use of our gas operated BBQ grilles. Guests often like to utilise our yachts for food barbecue activities that may result in high flames if for whatsoever reasons, the gas may cause it so. If people are not careful, the yacht may burst in flames. We are not to worry on this – we have fire safety equipment available onboard in the event of a fire hazard mishap. Our yacht crew and captain are also well trained in handling fire hazard problems onboard. One15 Marina has some fire safety measures and prevention tips for the yacht. They have mentioned that the 3 common causes of fire hazards are – human use of flammable items, gas system malfunction and electrical failure. Read more about their 3 common causes of boat fire hazards Navigating Choppy Waters Have you ever considered the fact that choppy waters during certain water tide times can be a terrible experience? Boats shake more along the more aggressive water waves when the sea tides are higher. With an experienced captain, a 45 feet catamaran, like our Maximum Yacht, is still stable enough to navigate along the waving sea, but at times, there may still be unexpected boat jerks (probably due to trying to avoid a collision) which may lead to unexpected injuries. Boat Jerking And Boat Collision A yacht charter trip can be dangerous if in case, it goes into a collision with another vessel, pontoon or jetty. But sometimes even a jerk, possibly due to wavy waters, can pose injuries to the yacht guests. This is especially so if you have toddlers onboard the yacht. It also applies to younger children, pregnant women and elderly guests. They are generally more fragile and more prone to injuries in the event of a sudden yacht jerk. Falling Overboard And Drowning It’s possible for guests to be falling overboard the yacht and even drown inside the sea. Our yachts have life buoys onboard and the captain are trained for such rescues. The PPCDL that our yacht staff acquired is mandatory. Part of this PPCDL certification … Read More
When was the last time you, as a CEO, had a fruitful outing on a boat with your staff? When was the last time, besides an overseas retreat sailing on the boat, you ever had a lively 4 to 5 hours charters with your workforce to bond the company together? Or perhaps with the impending June school holidays, you want to have a family outing for the company? This means your staff also bring their family members along onboard at the company level. (If your company is of a bigger level, check this out instead) Normal Chill Out Sessions One way of organising a corporate outing on a marine vessel is just by doing simple get-together sessions. This means that there is no theme like any team building activity sessions or dinner and dance event. However, this doesn’t mean totally no objectives during the yacht charter outing trips. You can be sipping drinks with catered food while on the flybridge, viewing the sea or sunset. The objective is a very simple one – knowing each other more closely. Valencia Yachts have yachts that fit to maximum of 40 persons. Our Valencia yacht for charter can fit up to 40 persons, while our Victoria yacht can fit up to 28 persons. They are perfect water ride venues for the outdoors. Though Victoria is more for outdoor lovers who love to seek more Vitamin D sunshine. Just by talking to each other with a drink on hand also helps in nice conversations also helps in ways you may not know yet. Sometimes, not having any hidden commercial agenda is more productive because they know the intention is not there. Internal Networking If there is some functional agenda within the company, or you are doing it for your members (who are your company clients) to network with each other, our boats in the water can also foster such networking sessions. Some companies can do some internal networking, though informal, to get the employees together. It may or may not be through team building games. It’s plausible that the staff may not know each other, especially if the size is more than 25 people. Hence, an internal networking program session can be done in our yachts too. Barbecue Food Barbecue food, ah! Our 4 main catamarans – Valencia, Victoria, Maximum 1 and Maximum 2, have barbecue functions in our flybridges. The barbecue are operated using gas grilles, instead of using the more manual fire starters and charcoal. BBQ food while yacht chartering is another way to bond the staff and management together, even in a small company. In fact, a the company is smaller in size with no more than 30 onboard, there is a greater advantage of closeness and the barbecue food session is one good way to enhance the cohesiveness. Karaoke Sessions Tired of any outdoor rain or sunshine? Try our indoor karaoke functions with Maximum 1 and Maximum 2 yachts. You can also organise a boat karaoke party, along with food catering or BBQ at the flybridge to sing along your lungs out! Read about holding a boat karaoke party Simple Cooking Or Baking Have you ever thought that holding some baking or cooking sessions for the food enthusiasts would be a good way for team bonding? Our yachts have a simple oven and a cooking stove available. They even come with kitchen sinks and refrigerators. Apart from the BBQ gas grilles, some kitchen equipment makes it convenient and desirable for simple cooking too. As long as you know some ingredients and recipe for your favourite cooked food, it is good … Read More
Are you looking for a very simple way to enjoy your yacht charter vacation, given your love for outdoor and sea sports? Look no further – swimming in the sea is an amazing experience that gives you the chance to get close with nature and explore all of its beauty. With crystal-clear waters, the great shiny outdoor sunshine, and plenty of activities there are countless ways to make the most out of your time on a luxury yacht charter. Whether it’s cliff diving, snorkeling or exploring shipwrecks – swimming in the ocean can provide unforgettable opportunities to discover something new while cruising around beautiful Southern Islands during the yacht charter trip. Read on as we dive into what makes swimming in the sea in Singapore such a one-of-a-kind experience! Making A Splash In Singapore’s Southern Islands With crystal-clear waters and a stunning array of aquatic life, the Southern Islands of Singapore offer a plethora of opportunities for guests to indulge in their love of sea sports. From snorkeling and swimming to kayaking and paddleboarding, these islands provide a perfect setting for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy the best of what the sea has to offer. If you’re planning a yacht charter vacation in Singapore, you’ll definitely want to explore these aquatic gems. One of the must-visit destinations on your yacht charter itinerary is Lazarus Island. It is done during our regular 4-hour charter trips, culminating in the island hopping trips. Boasting a pristine beach and calm waters, it’s an ideal spot for swimming, snorkeling, or simply sunbathing. You can also take a leisurely swim in the waters around Kusu Island, known for its coral reefs teeming with marine life. Don’t forget to pack your underwater camera to capture the vivid colors of the corals and the fascinating creatures that inhabit them! Swimming In The Seas Around The Southern Islands: Tips And Tricks When embarking on a yacht charter vacation around the Southern Islands of Singapore, it’s essential to be well-prepared for your swimming adventures. Here are some valuable tips to help you make the most of your time in the water, while also ensuring your safety and enjoyment. Keep an eye on the weather: Although the Southern Islands generally enjoy sunny, warm weather, it’s important to check the forecast regularly for any potential changes. Be cautious of swimming in rough seas, as strong currents and choppy waters can be hazardous. Follow the crew’s instructions: The crew on your yacht charter are experienced professionals, so it’s crucial to listen to their advice and guidance on swimming and water safety. They’ll be able to recommend the best spots to swim based on the conditions and your skill level. Use a water mat for relaxation and comfort: A water mat is an excellent addition to your swimming experience. These floating mats provide a comfortable and stable platform for you to lounge, sunbathe, or enjoy a drink without having to leave the water. Make sure to tether the water mat to the yacht, so it stays close by while you relax. Have fun with water guns: If you’re looking to add a little excitement to your swimming session, bring along some water guns. Engaging in a friendly water gun battle with your fellow yacht-goers can be a fun way to cool off and enjoy the refreshing sea. Sip on some wine or champagne: Elevate your experience by enjoying a glass of wine or champagne while lounging on the water mat. Choose a drink that complements the tropical surroundings, such as a crisp white wine, a refreshing rosé, or a light and fruity champagne. Remember to … Read More
Are you looking for a unique and memorable way to celebrate your next birthday party or wedding? Yacht chartering in Singapore may be just what you’re looking for. Singapore’s beautiful coastline and surrounding islands offer plenty of opportunities for a luxurious and adventurous experience on the open water. But if you’re new to yacht chartering, where do you begin? Here is a beginner’s guide to yacht chartering in Singapore. Types Of Yachts There are many different types of yachts available for charter in Singapore, each with its own features and amenities. Some popular options include catamarans, motor yachts, and sailing yachts. Catamarans are ideal for a relaxed and comfortable experience, while motor yachts offer speed and power. Sailing yachts provide a more traditional sailing experience and require more active participation from their passengers. Decide which type of yacht best fits your needs and preferences. How Much Does It Cost To Rent A Yacht Renting a yacht is not hard. As it’s not so expensive, it’s practically affordable to rent it for about 4 hours. They will take you out to the waters in Singapore with our planned itinerary that covers Lazarus Island, Kusu Island and the city skyline. Our various yachts have different price packages because they cater to different market segments of guests with our different amenities. Also, different times of the week (weekend vs weekday) have different price packages. Victoria yacht starts from $800 for up to 5 pax on a weekday (Monday to Thursday for 4 hours). During the weekend, it costs about $300 to $400 more. Besides Victoria, we also have other yachts for rental. Check out the list of our yachts and their charter rates packages Crew For those new to yacht chartering or who just want a relaxing experience, hiring a crew is recommended. Our yachts mandatorily have crew and captain onboard to assist you everything from putting up decoration to hospitality during the sailing. If you wish to jump into the waters or playing on the water mat along the way, our crew will prepare safety and equipment on standby for you too. Crew members can take care of all the navigation, cooking, and cleaning during your trip, leaving you free to enjoy your time on board. (Read here why having crew onboard in our yachts are essential) The captain is the hallmark of every yacht charter as he or she is responsible for the safety matters during the yacht chartering. Destinations Singapore and its surrounding islands offer a wealth of destinations for yacht charters. Popular destinations include Lazarus Island, Pulau Hantu, and Sentosa Island. Each destination offers unique features and stunning natural scenery. Be sure to discuss your preferred destinations with your yacht chartering company to ensure a customized and personalized experience. Birthday Party Yacht chartering in Singapore makes for an unforgettable birthday party experience. With a variety of activities available, such as swimming, snorkeling, and fishing, every moment spent on board is sure to be cherished. The yacht crew can also arrange for decorations, catering, and entertainment to ensure that your birthday party is truly special. In fact, at Valencia Yachts, we are very popular with birthday party celebrations onboard and prospects and repeat clients have been finding us for such events daily! Wedding Celebration For those looking for a unique and luxurious venue for their wedding celebration, consider yacht chartering in Singapore. Whether you want an intimate ceremony or a grand celebration, a yacht charter can accommodate your needs. The stunning natural setting of the open ocean and islands will provide a picturesque backdrop for your special day. When we … Read More
Singapore is a small island city-state that boasts a tropical climate and a rich culture. It is a popular destination for tourists seeking sun, sand, and sea, and as such, water activities are a key part of the country’s tourism industry. From swimming in the warm waters of the South China Sea to jet-skiing around the picturesque Sentosa Island, there is no shortage of water-related activities in Singapore. One particular type of water activity that is especially popular in Singapore is water toys. These toys, which are often inflatable, provide hours of fun for both kids and adults alike. Whether you’re lounging on a giant inflatable swan, battling it out with water guns, or zooming down a water slide, water toys offer a unique and exciting way to enjoy the water. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at the different types of water toys available in Singapore, where to find them, and safety considerations to keep in mind. We’ll also highlight some of the most popular water toys that you can find in Singapore and provide tips on how to make the most of your water toy experience. So, let’s dive in and explore the world of water toys in Singapore, which our yachts also provide for our boating guests. Water Mat The water mat is the most common water toy in Singapore. It measures . The favourite factor of this toy is its ability to float on the sea surface. Guests jumping into the water can float onto it, lie down momentarily to gaze at the sky, the clouds and the sun (with sunglasses on). Some yacht guests would even enjoy with beer cans on their hands. Valencia Yacht has never failed to provide this water mat play as a complimentary water toy during our yacht chartering trips. As you can see below clip from Tik Tok, our guests certainly have fun playing on the water mat. It took place at Lazarus Island. It was one of the most common sea activities during island hopping trips we do too. @valenciayachts Water mat play at #lazarusislandsingapore #valenciayachts ♬ Swimming Song – D Billions Read more about our floating water mat rental Stand Up Paddle Board Many yachts offer the stand-up paddle board as one of the water toys. During yacht charters, water sports loving guests also love to try on this paddle board to test their balancing skills. Alternatively, they can also sit down on the paddle board and row the boat calmly. Think of this like half a kayak as the paddle does not have 2 sides. And only 1 person at a time is onboard. Valencia Yacht offers stand-up paddle board as part of our complimentary water toy during our yacht charter. It is a very sought after sea sport well loved by our guests. This paddle board done even within only 10 minutes during yacht charter will certainly give the guests a good chartering experience. Read what we can offer regarding the stand up paddle board water play Water Slide Another water toy in Singapore worth considering is the water slide. This inflatable prop is a popular play tool, especially among children. If you have a family and are bringing young kids onboard, you can consider the water slide as part of the charter. Your kids who love swimming in the sea would certainly enjoy the slide very much as this brings the thrilling adventure to them as they slide down from a higher level into the sea. Our yacht does provide water slide to our guests during their yacht rentals. Although it is … Read More
Hosting a party in Singapore is always an exciting affair, but have you ever considered taking your celebrations to the next level by hosting it on a yacht? Yacht parties offer an unparalleled experience that combines luxury, entertainment, and stunning views of Singapore’s skyline and coastline. In this article, we’ll provide you with some useful tips on how to organize the ultimate yacht party in Singapore. From choosing the right yacht and planning the guest list to creating the perfect party atmosphere and organizing activities and entertainment, we’ve got you covered. The scope of this article will assume that hiring a party music DJ is definitely considered. So, get ready to impress your guests and make your next celebration one that they will never forget! Choosing The Right Yacht For Your Party Needs At Valencia Yachts, we have 5 yachts for your chartering needs – Valencia, Victoria, Maximum 1, Maximum 2 and Star Of The Sea. They are all able to serve with your party needs. Depending on the size of the party audience, the different vessels cater to different group sizes. Choosing which yacht to use for party hosting is one of the most important factors when planning a yacht party in Singapore. Here are some tips on how to choose the right yacht for your party, taking into consideration the number of guests, amenities, and budget: Consider the number of guests The first step in choosing the right yacht is to determine the number of guests that will be attending your party. Make sure to choose a yacht that can comfortably accommodate all your guests. You don’t want your guests feeling cramped or uncomfortable during the party. Try to get at least 30 to have the minimum atmosphere of party mood onboard. Star Of The Sea Superyacht can hold up to 150 guests for a dockside party as the capacity is larger. Look for amenities Make a list of amenities that you want on the yacht, such as air conditioning, sound system, karaoke system, barbecue, gathering spaces, bathrooms and cabins for resting purposes. Check with the yacht charter company to ensure that the yacht you’re considering has these amenities. Consider the budget Yacht charter prices vary based on the size, type, and amenities of the yacht. Determine your budget and choose a yacht that fits within your budget. Keep in mind that there may be additional costs, such as fuel, food, and beverages. Normally the charter costs for about 30 persons start from $3,000 onwards. Type of party and entertainers Is it a more friendly personal with social gatherings of family and friends, or is it a corporate type? Besides the party music DJ, will there be a show host (in the likes of a stand-up comedian), or even a specially invited famous entertainer onboard? There are yacht charters which have done magic shows before. For best practices of party organising and hosting, try to hold the party from 6pm to 10pm. The night time atmosphere is most favourable. And it’s the time of the day when it’s least hot. Planning The Guest List And Invitations This guest list and invitation process can be quite a lengthy process. This process of pre-event onboard the yacht involves a timeline of planning, calling, emailing, and even live publishing online (unless the party event is totally private and out of bounds to public). Here are some tips on how to plan the guest list and create invitations that match the theme of the party: Plan the guest list: Determine the number of guests you want to invite to your party and … Read More
Singapore is a country with a huge area of tropical rainforest. During the monsoon seasons, it is not uncommon not to experience rainy weather. As of now late February 2023, since the beginning of the recent Chinese New Year about a month ago, there has been rain almost every day. Sometimes, there are thunderstorms too. What To Expect From Rainy Weather Yacht chartering is quite an outdoor activity. You sail out in the boats into the vast open sea under sky and clouds. So, it is inevitable that the yachts are exposed to the wet rainfall when the wet weather occurs. So what happens to your yacht charter during rainy weather? Is it going to spoil your much loved and much planned-for yacht activities? Do you need to ask for a refund since it is going to rain? Sailing of the yacht is up to the captain’s call. The Captain is in charge of determining the next course of action and evaluating the weather. His choice is final and cannot be changed. As a well-trained skipper, he knows how to assess the weather to decide on proceeding with the yacht. Will Guests Get Refunds On Rainy Weathers The captain will issue rescheduling vouchers to the guests who are present if the charter cannot continue. Guests who do not show up are deemed to be non-attendants and will not receive a refund. Yacht Charters For All Ages During Rainy Weather Even if it rains very heavily, there are still many activities you can do onboard the yacht during charters. In fact, they are so suitable for a group of people so that you don’t have to be lonely during the sail. They are great for team bonding or team building sessions too. Karaoke Leisure First and foremost, we have the indoor karaoke singing set, with the latest updates of hits of all languages – English, Mandarin, Malay, Cantonese, Korean etc. The best part is that this karaoke room is under shelter. You don’t have to worry about being soaked in the rain at all! Our Maximum 2 yacht has a karaoke function with beautiful yellowish lights in the ambience. There is also a small kitchen with a sink to do some simple cooking if you want to. This function room can be used for other team activities too. The setting is perfect for other celebration types – birthday parties, pre-wedding bachelor parties, corporate functions – you name it. Onboard Star Of The Sea, there is also a ktv set in the upper deck of the superyacht ship. That is also a chill out place, although the main amenity of that area is the karaoke. But nevertheless, it is really a great indoor activity for all ages of the guests to carry out when the outdoor weather is not ideal. Board Games / Puzzles There is usually a good selection of popular board games, including puzzle games, for kids, teens, and adults on yachts. Pictionary, Monopoly and many other board games are possible within the confines of the yacht perimeters. In fact, these board gaming sessions are very good for team bonding among corporations. Non-business social networking, even if it is for singles matchmaking, can indulge in these puzzle games to create an atmosphere of ‘mini romance’ as well. Cooking Lessons It’s a terrific idea for you to organise some new recipe food sessions, subject to the permissions granted by the crew to use the kitchen. You can come up with a new cocktail or appetizer with the help of the chef. But be sure to check for clearance with the crew … Read More
Are you in Singapore looking for pet friendly yacht Singapore for your next charter? Are you looking to sail the seven seas with your furry family in tow? Look no further! Renting a yacht while bringing along your pets is becoming increasingly popular amongst pet owners in Singapore. Allow yourself and your pet an opportunity to explore the open water and enjoy a relaxing getaway together! With plenty of intriguing places around the island, renting a yacht may be just what you need for some much-deserved time off with beloved companionship by your side. There are some tips on renting your pet to charter a yacht and sail around the Singapore waters. Read on to find out below. Difficulties Of Bringing Your Pet Onboard Do you love your furry paw friends so much that you want the best for your pet? A yacht trip would be the greatest way to reward your pets for their good help. However, we understand how challenging it is to search for cruises or ships that are pet-friendly in Singapore. That is why we can bring you a private yacht charter for you and your pets, even if it is more than a family, even if it is part of a community event for animals. Whether it is a dog, cat or rabbit, as long as they don’t make a jumbo size that will make the boat capsize, it is sufficient capacity for the yacht to hold all onboard. Taking Your Dog On A Yacht Trip Singapore has many animal lovers who rear pets at home. These pet owners also include the many expats who hail from Western countries, such as the UK and USA, who are working here. Among the pets, dogs are the most common pets in Singapore, as per common understanding. According to statistics in the below link, slightly more than half of pet owners rear dogs in Singapore, as of January 2022. https://www.statista.com/statistics/1320854/singapore-pet-ownership-rate-by-type/ There is no reason not to bring your best friend along if you enjoy boating. The fact of the matter is that dogs adore traveling with their owners. The majority of dogs enjoy the water, are natural swimmers, and have very little fear of it (except for bath time!). Considering The Comfort Of Your Dog The question of whether or not your dog will actually enjoy their charter experience is probably the most crucial one you need to ask yourself. Keep in mind that dogs can experience motion sickness in the same way that humans can, so even if you’ve mastered housetraining, your dog might still make a mess if they’re sick. When dogs are confined, they can quickly become bored, so it’s important to bring things to keep them occupied and make sure they can properly stretch their legs and get some exercise when they disembark. However, if your dog is new to warmer climates, they should drink plenty of water and stay away from surfaces that are too hot for their paws. Safety Of Pets Onboard When it comes to bringing pets onboard a yacht charter, safety should always be a top priority. Firstly, it’s important to make sure your pet is well-behaved and trained to follow basic commands. This can prevent accidents or damage to the yacht. Secondly, pets should be secured at all times, either in a crate or on a leash. This can prevent them from running off or falling overboard, which could be dangerous or even deadly. It’s also important to bring along all necessary items for your pet, including food, water, bowls, and any necessary medications. A supply of plastic bags … Read More
Yacht chartering in Singapore is an increasingly popular way to experience the beauty of the city-state’s coastline and islands in Singapore’s seas. Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway, a corporate event, or a family vacation, a yacht charter can provide a unique and luxurious experience. However, to fully enjoy your time on the water, it’s important to have a captain and crew on board. At least, there’s some law and order inside the marine vessel, which is also subject to the laws of MPA and other maritime laws of Singapore. In this blog post, we’ll explain why. Safety And Security The captain of a yacht charter is responsible for the safety and security of all passengers on board. They are in charge of the vessel and must ensure that it’s in good working condition before setting sail. They also need to be aware of the weather and sea conditions, and make any necessary adjustments to the itinerary. In case of an emergency, the captain is the one who makes the final decision and takes the necessary action. A crew trained in first aid and emergency procedures is also essential. They can provide immediate assistance in case of injury or illness, and can also help to evacuate passengers in case of an emergency. This is particularly important in Singapore, where the waters can be choppy and unpredictable, especially during a rainy weather. Not forgetting the COVID-19 pandemic is still on (as of January 2023), so the crew and captain have to take extra precautions against any infections by at least preparing test kits or flu medicine and others on standby. Navigation And Experience The captain of a yacht charter is also responsible for navigating and operating the vessel. They need to have a thorough knowledge of the local waters and weather conditions, and be able to make quick decisions in case of unexpected situations. They must also be familiar with the vessel’s navigation and communication equipment, and be able to use them efficiently. Having a crew with experience and knowledge of the local waters is also important. They can provide valuable insights into the best places to visit, and recommend activities that are suitable for the weather and sea conditions. They can also help to plan the itinerary, ensuring that passengers have a memorable and enjoyable experience. Luxury And Comfort A yacht charter is a luxury experience, and the captain and crew play a vital role in providing this. They can prepare meals and serve drinks, ensuring that passengers are well-fed and hydrated throughout the trip. They can also arrange activities, such as fishing, snorkeling, and island-hopping, and provide equipment and instructions. The captain and crew can also help to create a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere on board. They can play music, provide blankets and cushions, and set up a comfortable seating area. They can also provide information on the sights and landmarks that can be seen from the yacht. Valencia Yachts has a list of yacht amenities for the above, such as the cabin, karaoke set and BBQ pits. They are designed also for the 4-hour and overnight charters. Moving On A yacht charter in Singapore is a unique and luxurious way to experience the city-state’s coastline and islands. However, to fully enjoy your time on the water, it’s important to have a captain and crew on board. They are responsible for the safety and security of passengers, provide navigation and experience, and help to create a luxurious and comfortable atmosphere on board. When planning your next yacht charter, consider the value of having a captain and crew, and you’re … Read More
Are you wondering what things it takes to get a yacht for rental so that you can sail out to the seas off the Singapore island? It is so cool to enjoy the sunshine and the sea breeze with entertainment on board the yacht certainly. Even if it is a short weekend getaway in a different way, it is so good to be on the yacht. Curious about what to do on a yacht so that you can breathe the fresh wind of the sea waves? Here are some factors you can consider when getting a yacht for rental over your rest days: Cost Of Yacht Rental Per Day First and foremost, we all know people would be asking the cost of renting a yacht. Though it’s not about the price of the yacht to buy, the yacht charter price is of utmost concern. Actually, yacht chartering is not so out of reach to common people. Nowadays, given the lifting of social distancing laws, there is no limit to gathering in public anymore. Of course, the yacht can only accommodate only that many people, subject to the maximum size of the yacht. Yacht chartering already has a price itself. This only includes sailing within fixed places, like Southern Islands. You must check if the yacht chartering includes food and drinks that might be served onboard and even the home entertainment system. How about overnight staying? How many hours does this yacht charter cover only as basic? Rental Vs Purchase Of Yacht This is needless to say if you are only chartering a yacht for traveling out in the seas. Purchasing a yacht is out of question if you are not holding a PPCDL license to drive the boat or if you aren’t regularly using it to sail around the shores. It is said that many of those who own private boats in Singapore are mostly retirees, though there seems to be a rise in ownership among millennials (Read here). If you are thinking of owning the private yacht, you must consider your free time and even miscellaneous savings you can spend when sailing. How about the maintenance which can be a killer? Yacht chartering once a while when you are in the mood for the waters and the wind would be more than sufficient than purchasing the private yacht itself. Or you can book yachts for yacht parties to reel in the moods with drinks and music. Footwear On Board The Yacht When boarding the yacht, whether it’s for only a few hours or more than 24 hours out at sea, there is some etiquette to observe with regards to footwear. You should wear only flip flops because most of the time, you’ll be barefooted. Don’t wear nice working shoes or boots. For more information, check out this article for reference on footwear: https://valenciayachts.com/dos-and-donts-yacht-etiquette-every-newbie-must-know/ Food Consumption On Board Of course, food and beverages are welcome on board the yacht. You need to have dinner or snacks, or else your yacht charter trips are going to be very dull. Food catering, light snacks or even barbecue with drinks in ice tubs can be possible on board the chartered yacht. However, you are reminded to respect the sea environment so that you don’t pollute the sea by littering. If you are caught littering by the marine authorities, whether Singapore or Indonesia or Malaysia, you can be slapped with a fine penalty. The fine is about S$300. Overnight Yacht Trips As mentioned just now, overnight yacht trips, usually for families on board, or some corporate company retreat trips, may happen. Some would even … Read More
Singapore is a popular destination for yacht chartering, with its stunning skyline, beautiful beaches, and clear waters. Whether you are planning a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or a corporate event, a yacht charter in Singapore can be the perfect way to experience all that the city-state has to offer. However, planning a successful yacht charter itinerary can be a bit tricky, especially if you are new to the area. In this article, we will provide some tips on how to plan a successful yacht charter itinerary in Singapore, even by sailing around the seas of Singapore. Decide On The Type Of Yacht Charter The first step in planning a successful yacht charter itinerary in Singapore is to decide on the type of yacht charter you want. Singapore offers a wide range of yacht charter options, including day charters, overnight charters, and week-long charters. Day charters are the most popular option, as they allow you to experience the beauty of Singapore’s waters without committing to a longer trip. Overnight charters are perfect for those who want to experience a more relaxed and intimate setting, while week-long charters are ideal for those who want to explore more of Singapore’s islands and beaches. Choose The Right Time Of Year Singapore’s weather can be quite unpredictable, so it’s important to choose the right time of year for your yacht charter. The best time to explore the islands and beaches of Singapore is when the water is clear and the visibility is excellent. There is no best time of the year actually. Some remark that June and July are the hottest months in Singapore. But June is a month-long school holiday period and you wouldn’t want to waste this opportunity to go out on a yacht charter certainly. A tip for you is to check out the weather apps for the weather forecast on the day you wish to charter and sail out. A good platform to check out the weather is this one – https://www.weather.gov.sg/mobile/home/ Consider The Size Of The Yacht The size of the yacht you choose will depend on the number of people in your group and the activities you plan to do. If you are planning a romantic getaway or a small family vacation, a smaller yacht may be sufficient. However, if you are planning a corporate event or a larger group, you may want to consider a larger yacht with more amenities and space. Plan Your Itinerary Once you have decided on the type of yacht charter, the time of year, and the size of the yacht, it’s time to plan your itinerary. Some popular destinations in Singapore include Sentosa Island, Marina Bay, and the Southern Islands. Sentosa Island is a popular destination for its beaches, theme parks, and attractions, while Marina Bay is known for its stunning skyline and iconic landmarks. The Southern Islands are a great place to explore if you are looking for a more secluded and peaceful setting. They offer a more secluded and peaceful setting for those looking for a break from the hustle and bustle of the city. Some popular options include visiting St. John’s Island, Kusu Island, and Lazarus Island. These islands are known for their beautiful beaches and clear waters, making them perfect for swimming, snorkeling, and fishing. Check If Food Is Available Onboard It is always important to check beforehand if food and drinks are available onboard. But here, at Valencia Yachts, we do offer the option of food catering for you. And they are not only affordable, but also delicious to give you that best chartering experience you can … Read More
Chinese New Year, also known as Spring Festival, is the most important traditional holiday in Singapore. It is celebrated by Singapore’s Chinese community, which makes up around 74% of the population. During this time, families come together to celebrate and bond with one another. One of the key traditions of Chinese New Year is the reunion dinner, which typically takes place on New Year’s Eve. Family members who live away from home, such as those working or studying in another city or country, will make the journey back to be with their loved ones. The reunion dinner is a time for families to catch up and reminisce about the past year, and to make plans for the year ahead. Traditionally, the reunion dinner is a grand and elaborate affair, with many different dishes being served to symbolize prosperity and good luck for the coming year. Some popular dishes include fish, dumplings, and noodles. Food plays an important role during Chinese New Year and it’s significant during the reunion dinner to not only symbolize the gathering of family but also the prosperity of the upcoming year. After the reunion dinner, the first two days of Chinese New Year are spent visiting relatives and friends. This is known as “bai nian” in Mandarin, which means “to pay a New Year visit.” People will typically visit the most senior members of their family first, such as grandparents and parents, before visiting other relatives and friends. During these visits, it’s common to exchange gifts, such as red packets filled with money, and to catch up on the past year. Family bonding during Chinese New Year is not limited to the Chinese community in Singapore. There is a Chinese saying 家和万事兴 meaning If a house is divided against itself, it cannot stand – “family harmonious everything prospers”. It further means that everything will go well in the face of harmonious families (learn more). Therefore, Chinese New Year family gathering is of importance to people in Singapore. Many families in Singapore come together during this time of the year to celebrate, to bond and to share in the joy of reunion. What To Expect In 2023 Chinese New Year And Beyond It is 2023 now and though we are still in the midst of the pandemic, the restrictions of social distancing have been relaxed. And this is the first Chinese New Year since 2021 where we can all enjoy in group sizes limitlessly. Do you still remember the Chinese New Year in 2021 and 2022, where we often have to gather in restricted sizes of 8 or 5 only? And we often worry about the coronavirus infections, especially the dreaded Omicron variant last year in 2022. People also often got infected with the coronavirus during the Chinese New Year 2022 – all the more we must treasure our family bonding moments this Chinese New Year in 2023 when we can mingle about in sizes larger than 10. Yacht chartering to foster family relationships onboard is a viable option in Singapore. At times when the outdoor weather is very cold in places like China and Taiwan, the Singapore weather outside is still sunny and perfect for outdoor gathering. Onboard the yacht, you can enjoy the sunset during evening reunion dinner sessions, feel the windy sea breeze on your face and even watch beautiful wave patterns of the waters, while socializing in the vessel. There are also other unique ways of family bonding too. Good Tips For Family Bonding Onboard The Yacht Yacht chartering can be a great way for families to bond and create memories together in Singapore. Here … Read More
Are you looking to make your next corporate event truly unforgettable in the year 2023? Hosting a corporate event on a yacht charter in Singapore can be an amazing way to impress your clients and colleagues. Now that China (as of January 2023), has reopened its borders and its people are flocking overseas, we see many opportunities in business or corporate events that can utilise the Chinese market. Not only does a yacht provide a unique and luxurious setting, but it also allows for a range of activities and customizable options to suit your specific needs. Read why you should host corporate events on yacht In this blog post, we will provide tips and ideas for planning a 2023 successful corporate event on a yacht charter in Singapore. From choosing the right yacht and catering to entertainment and team-building activities, we’ve got you covered. So hop aboard and let’s get started! Choosing The Right Yacht First and foremost, it’s important to choose the right yacht for your event. Consider the size of your group and the duration of your trip, as well as any additional amenities you may want on board, such as a karaoke lounge, BBQ pit or sun deck. It’s also a good idea to research and compare different yacht charter companies to find the best fit for your budget and needs. Food Catering Options Once you’ve chosen your yacht, it’s time to start thinking about catering. While many yacht charter companies offer in-house catering options, you may also choose to bring in your own catering team or even have the event catered by a local restaurant. Be sure to consider any dietary restrictions or preferences of your guests and communicate these to your catering team. Type Of Corporate Activities Entertainment is another important aspect of your corporate event on a yacht charter. Will you have a DJ or live music? Will there be any team-building activities or games? Consider the theme and atmosphere of your event and choose entertainment options that align with this. It’s also a good idea to have some backup options in case of inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances. In addition to entertainment, consider incorporating some team-building activities into your event. A yacht charter provides a unique setting for activities such as scavenger hunts or sailing lessons. These can help to foster a sense of camaraderie and teamwork among your team members. Besides the above, you can also do simple team bonding activities or other water sport activities like kayaking, stand up paddle board, or even fishing together. The activities can come from some informal interest groups within the company. Yacht Decor Decor and theme are also important considerations for your corporate event on a yacht charter. Will you go for a more formal, elegant vibe or a relaxed, beachy theme? Choose decor and theme elements that match the overall atmosphere of your event and make sure to communicate these to your yacht charter company and any vendors you may be working with. Which Time Of The Day Another factor to consider is the timing of your event. A morning or afternoon charter may be more suitable for a business meeting, while an evening charter allows for a more social atmosphere. Keep in mind that Singapore can be quite hot and humid, so it’s a good idea to have plenty of shade and hydration options available for your guests. Yacht Capacity Limit Corporations are mega in size in Singapore. Many are multinationals hailing from USA, UK, Japan and even local corporations like DBS. A department can be huge. However, do ensure that you … Read More
Having a wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event in a person’s life. This marriage is a life determinant until ‘death do them apart’ when they get old or have sickness. Some people choose to have their wedding ceremonies on a yacht. This is the one of the best way to celebrate one’s memorable life event to herald a milestone in a person’s life. In fact, there is a great demand for wedding celebrations to be held onboard a yacht to sail around the seas of Singapore also. Here are the yacht wedding Singapore tips for 2023: Get The Best Bridal Package In Singapore A wedding on the water is a great way to get married for a low price. Whether you charter a whole boat or just a private room, many ships provide a variety of package deals to fit your budget. But it’s good to choose a good bridal package that will fit the yacht theme. Normally, the price range of the bridal packages in Singapore range from $3,000 to $6,000. (Read this for more information – https://www.valuechampion.sg/average-cost-wedding-singapore). Wedding banquets, wedding rings and wedding bridal packages do make up the 3 highest wedding cost components. The budget set aside for your best looking and presentable bridal and groom wear is important as you don’t wish to use it up before considering expenses for the yacht chartering. Chartering a yacht do come with various price packages for you to consider properly. Brainstorm And Select An Appropriate Wedding Party Theme Since your wedding festivities will take place on the yacht, you should pick a theme that goes well with the yacht and the ocean. It has to be within the yacht limits as long as they are not offensive or vulgar to the audience. For example, a common yacht wedding theme is the nautical theme. For this theme, you’ll think about decorations based on the blue sea, marine life, anchors, beach and even the sunset. If you want to have the wedding ceremony at sea but want to give guests more room to move around during the reception on a beautiful beach with white sand, this can be very helpful. Check out some other yacht wedding theme ideas Choose The Yacht Captain And Crew After choosing a yacht charter company, you’ll need to find a friendly, knowledgeable captain who will also be good at his job and enjoy your celebrations. Not only that, you must find not only a helpful and responsible captain and the crew staff, but also ensure they stick to the yacht etiquette, including not drink skippering during a party. There might be times where audience may go wild and the crew must be able to handle such distress situations. Having crew that is sociable with the party audience is a bonus plus point as well. If you’re lucky enough to find the right captain to help you navigate your cruise, you might find hidden spots to spice up your wedding day. In addition, he can suggest a variety of activities or routes for you to take. Select The Best Food Option During The Yacht Charter Trip Please check the food options advertised to you for onboard yacht charters if any. But it’s also possible for you to get a chef to prepare the food and serve to the guests immediately. Now that social distancing restrictions have been lifted, it’s good for you to revel in subject to the yacht limit size imposed by authorities. Valencia Yachts also provide some food catering services for you – ranging from finger food to beers for you to binge on during the … Read More
If you’re in the market for a yacht, you know that there are many options to choose from. Whether you’re looking for a yacht to take on a long-distance voyage, host a corporate event, spend quality time with your family, or celebrate a special occasion like a wedding or birthday party, it’s important to choose the right vessel for your needs. In this article, we’ll give you some tips on how to do just that. Why Choosing The Right Yacht Is Important Choosing the right yacht is a decision that should not be taken lightly. A yacht can represent a significant financial investment and also provide some of life’s greatest luxuries and memories. With so many options available, it’s important to understand what you need out of your yacht in order to make an informed choice. Determine Your Budget Before you start looking at yachts, it’s important to determine your budget. Yachts can range from a few hundred thousand dollars to tens of millions of dollars, so it’s important to have a clear idea of what you can afford. This will help you narrow down your options and focus on yachts that are within your price range. Luxury yachts can cost significantly more than smaller models, so it’s important to consider how much you are willing to spend. If you’re looking for a more affordable option, consider renting or chartering yachts to get the most out of your experience. Consider The Size Of The Yacht The size of the yacht is an important factor to consider, as it will determine how many people you can comfortably accommodate on board and what amenities you’ll be able to include. When deciding on a yacht, it’s important to consider size. The larger the yacht, the more space it has to accommodate guests and amenities; however, if you are looking for something with greater maneuverability or smaller in size, then a smaller boat might be better. Additionally, certain yachts offer different features such as air conditioning or a flybridge, which can make it easier for you to enjoy the outdoors and explore different parts of the ocean. If you’re planning on hosting a large event or taking a long voyage with a lot of people, you’ll want to opt for a larger yacht. On the other hand, if you just need a small, intimate space for a romantic getaway or a family vacation, a smaller yacht may be a better fit. Safety Of The Yacht Safety is another important factor when selecting a yacht. Look for yachts with excellent safety ratings or those that include all necessary safety equipment, such as life jackets, fire extinguishers, and emergency flares. Additionally, make sure that the yacht has an up-to-date navigation system and other safety features such as radar and GPS. Think About The Type Of Yacht There are several different types of yachts to choose from, including motor yachts, sailing yachts, and catamarans. Motor yachts are powered by engines and are typically larger and more luxurious, while sailing yachts are powered by the wind and are generally more agile and efficient. Catamarans are flat-bottomed boats with two hulls that offer a stable and spacious platform for cruising. Consider what type of yacht will best suit your needs and preferences. Decide On The Amenities You Want Yachts come with a wide range of amenities, from basic necessities like beds and bathrooms to luxury features like hot tubs and helipads. Think about what amenities are most important to you and make sure the yacht you choose has them. If you’re planning on hosting a large event, you may … Read More
Are you chartering a yacht out to the open sea for the first time? Are you doing it because you wish to have a unique form of getaway during your precious vacation, given your limited time off or office calendar leaves? Yacht chartering can be very confusing, especially for unseasoned seafarers. Even if you have gone on a cruise vacation trip before, the 100 times smaller luxury yachts may come as a surprise to your planning. Nonetheless, here are the tips for first time yacht charterers in 2023: Plan Your Destination The first tip is to know where you are going. In Singapore, are you trying to head down typically to the Southern Islands from Sentosa or Keppel? Do you intend to visit Kusu, Lazarus and St John Island? Or do you wish to sail overseas like Tioman or Andamas Islands of Malaysia and Indonesia, respectively? It is important to choose your yacht that can take you to your preferred destination. Valencia Yachts offers you a sailing destination at Southern Islands. They are the most preferred destinations for most yacht charterers. How Many People Onboard This is also a very important factor in deciding on your perfect first yacht charter. Unless it’s only you and your romantic partner, if it is a gathering of more than 5 people, you have to check out the passenger limit of the yacht you wish to rent for. Every yacht has a safety limit requirement to adhere to when it comes to how many onboard. This also includes the crewmen, and other persons onboard the yacht. Being over the size limit may lead to serious dangers in the sea and this may also include capsizing. Check Weather Forecast You have to plan for your yacht chattering trip in advance. But you should not ignore the importance of the weather forecast, even if it’s a month in advance. Nowadays, there are mobile apps for the weather forecasts ahead. In Singapore, you have to check if there’s a possibility of a major thunderstorm on the sailing day itself. After all, a heavy rain would certainly ruin your yacht trip as yachts have many outdoor decks where you need the sun and wind to give you some good feel. Also, the BBQ pits where you usually have some meals are also in the outdoor decks. It may be a wasted trip if the rain ruins your yachting. However, even if it rains, or if the outdoor sunshine is too hot, some yachts also have internal facilities, such as karaoke system, or just some large social rooms. Check out the best weather apps for your mobile phones – https://www.businessinsider.com/guides/tech/best-free-weather-app Bringing Food Onboard It is important for you to decide if you are going to bring food onboard. What kind of food do you intend to bring? Is it for a larger gathering? Yachts have BBQ pits for you to barbecue your food for the social gathering. Or else you can just do simple cooked food orders from food catering or delivery services and bring them onboard the yacht for a food party during mealtimes. If you’re planning to bring food onboard a luxury yacht in Singapore, there are a few things to consider. First, make sure to check with the yacht company to see if they have any specific guidelines or restrictions on food. You may also want to consider the length of your trip and the size of your group when deciding how much food to bring. It’s a good idea to have a mix of non-perishable and perishable items, as well as snacks and drinks. Don’t … Read More
One of the best and most unforgettable ways to spend your holiday is to book with a yacht charter company in Singapore and go on a sailing adventure. There are a lot of places to visit when you choose to go on a yachting trip to the southern part of the country. You can go swimming, kayaking, scuba diving, snorkelling, and other fun water activities. Aside from that, you can also enjoy exciting activities onboard, including karaoke, card games, and more. To take your yachting excursion up a notch, you can try fishing. If you book with Valencia Yachts, we’ll take you to St. John’s and Lazarus Islands, two islands in the southern part of Singapore marked for recreational activities. These islands are incredibly rich in natural flora and fauna and are teeming with different fish species. Here are a few fun tips to help ensure that you’ll genuinely enjoy your fishing escapade. 1. Bring the right gear If you want to include fishing in your itinerary, you need to make sure that you have the necessary equipment with you to have a smooth and enjoyable experience. You will need a fishing rod, reel, monofilament fishing line, hooks, plastic or cork bobber, fishing weights, and lures or baits. 2. Understand basic techniques Aside from knowing proper yacht etiquette – to ensure that you’re always safe on the boat – you’ll also need to know some basic fishing techniques. These include putting the bait on hooks, tying knots, casting the line, etc. You can watch videos online to get a good idea of how to fish correctly. You can also practice before going on a sailing adventure on board a private luxury yacht charter. 3. Check the weather You want to go fishing with overcast skies as it is the perfect weather for such an activity. While there are species that bite the bait in other weather conditions, most tend to do so in cloudy weather only. 4. Invite family and friends Fishing would be more fun when done with people close to you. This is especially true if it’s your first time doing it. You and your companions will definitely have loads of laughter trying to catch a fish for the first time. Plus, you get to share laughter and a one-of-a-kind experience that you and your family or friends will remember for a long time. 5. Dress appropriately Dressing comfortably is a must. If you are in the water to go fishing, you’ll need to wear boots to protect your feet. It’s also best to wear a few layers of clothing since the weather can change so suddenly, and it can get cold really quickly. It would help if you got yourself a pair of polarised sunglasses to prevent eye strain and a hat or cap. Conclusion At Valencia Yachts, we will take you to different islands on the southern coasts of Singapore, where you can enjoy various water activities, including fishing. Aside from St. John’s and Lazarus Islands, you’ll also visit Sisters’ Islands, Pulau Hantu, and Kusu. Then, we’ll anchor in a remote bay with scenic views, where you can enjoy some BBQ or order food from us in advance. On top of having the most affordable yacht charter prices in Singapore, we’d also be more than happy to tailor the experience to your specific needs and preferences. Book with us today!
For many parents, booking a private boat charter and sailing with small children in tow can be difficult and, not to mention, dangerous. However, yachting with the whole family can be one of the best ways to spend the weekend or holidays. To make your private luxury yacht charter experience a safe, fun, and memorable one, you should follow some basic rules. 1. Choose the best boat Safety should always be your number one priority when planning any activity that involves your children. Since not all luxury yachts are created equal, it’s best to ask the charter company for advice during booking. You must make sure that you book with a company that can offer a boat with safety features, comfortable sleeping accommodation, and activities for kids. 2. Know your limits Research what you can and cannot do while on a boat, especially when travelling with toddlers. You should also ask your yacht charter company in Singapore about their dos and don’ts onboard to ensure your kids’ safety and yours. 3. Find out the boat’s no-go areas Yachts have areas that are off-limits, especially to young children. It’s important that you ask the crew about this before boarding. Then, remind your kids that they should not go to any part of the boat without anyone to accompany and supervise them. 4. Use safety harnesses For many parents, safety harnesses that are clipped to a child’s clothing are an excellent way to ensure that they won’t be able to roam around the boat unsupervised. These are especially useful for toddlers who are intensely inquisitive and active. 5. Discuss safety features and remind them of routines Before your trip, make sure your children are aware of and understand the safety on the yacht. This is an essential part of your cruise holiday planning to ensure that everyone stays safe while onboard and that they know what to do in case of an emergency. It also helps to give them a drill so they get a clearer picture of what can happen in certain circumstances. 6. Plan your itinerary with your kids in mind Keep in mind that you’re chartering a yacht to let your children experience a one-of-a-kind adventure. So, it only makes sense that you keep them in mind when planning your trip’s itinerary and the activities you want to do. These could include snorkelling, visiting wildlife parks or sanctuaries, kayaking, or surfing. If you’re not sure what activities your kids can engage in, it helps to ask the crew for suggestions. Conclusion Valencia Yachts offers true freedom and grandeur when you charter a boat with us. We guarantee a most unforgettable yacht experience cruising Singapore’s southern coastline, whether you’re travelling with your family, friends, or colleagues. What’s more, Valencia Yachts offers remarkable yacht experiences at affordable rates. So, whether you’re celebrating a birthday, anniversary, wedding, or corporate event, we will make sure that you’ll have a grand time onboard our Valencia or Victoria yacht. For the best private yacht charters in Singapore, contact us today to book!
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. Conclusion 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!