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.
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.
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 in advance in order to be able to use the kitchen. The kitchens onboard our yachts are mainly used by the crew staff. Normally, guests utilise the BBQ pit instead, but half of the deck are outdoors and very susceptible to being drenched under wet weather conditions.
Corporate Team Meetings
Do you want to have only corporate team meetings onboard the yacht? Well, you can definitely do with the dining table that is set up for meetings inside Star Of The Sea. There are individual chairs to facilitate corporate sessions too. In the Valencia Yacht and Maximum Yachts, the tables are smaller with large cushion seats but they are also suitable for corporate retreat events with some team meeting sessions to discuss the future plans and directions too.
A one-of-a-kind and energizing experience can be doing yoga on a yacht in the rain. In accordance with yoga’s holistic philosophy, the rain can induce feelings of rejuvenation and renewal. You’ll also be able to see nature’s beauty in a new light as the rain changes the scenery and creates a peaceful and ethereal atmosphere.
Art jamming is a fun and creative activity that is perfect for groups looking to bond and express their creativity. While it’s typically done in a studio or an outdoor space, art jamming can also be done indoors onboard a yacht.
Yachts provide the perfect setting for an art jamming session. The spacious and luxurious interiors offer a comfortable and relaxed environment that is conducive to creativity. Plus, the scenic views of the sea and coastline provide the perfect inspiration for your artistic endeavors.
You can set up a mobile art studio onboard the yacht, complete with easels, canvases, paint, and brushes. You can choose from a variety of art styles, such as painting, drawing, or even sculpting. The professional crew onboard the yacht can provide you with refreshments and snacks, so you can focus on creating your masterpiece. Whether you’re a seasoned artist or a beginner, art jamming onboard a yacht is a unique and enjoyable activity that is perfect for any group.
This wine appreciation activity is possible for audiences above the ages of 18 upwards. It is a good way to bond people with like-minded interests in the different types of wines together.
What better than holding durian parties onboard a yacht. But there must be a clause because not everybody welcomes the smell of lingering durians. And if it is held indoors without much exposure to outdoor air, the durian smell inside the yacht can even be more suffocating. Nonetheless, as many people in Singapore do appreciate durian tasting, it wouldn’t hurt to hold durian parties, especially during the peak durian seasons between May and July.
Chartering with Valencia Yachts will definitely bring you lasting memories, be it rain or shine. Even indoors, you can expect top notch hospitality from our service crew and captain. As a yacht charter is a rather more private type of event, compared with a mega cruise, the captain and the rest of the yacht staff would be more willing to go the extra mile to provide better customisable services to you. Charter with Valencia Yachts today and enjoy the hospitality, even under wet weather!