Looking for a new family experience or a staycation with a difference? Then consider yacht rentals in Singapore for that holiday feeling!
The beauty of living in Singapore is that it’s home to serene waters, off-the-beaten-track islands and a good many beaches. But you don’t need to block out multiple days or weekends to experience all of these offerings. The next time you want to go sailing or island-hopping with your little ones, enjoy sunsets, savour a star-lit dinner with your spouse and try out various water sports, then consider a yacht charter or yacht rental package. Chartering a yacht is on our list of must-dos to celebrate a big birthday. You can even stay overnight for the ultimate staycation! We’ve done all the hard work for you and rounded up some of the best yacht rentals in Singapore so get booking now for that holiday feeling without really leaving the country. As each operator has a variety of yacht rental packages for you to consider, be sure to ask about trip durations, meals, requests for personalisation, island hop-on, hop-off options and any necessities you may need to bring on your own before making a booking. Don’t forget to enquire about social distancing regulations while you’re at it, too!
NB. Yacht charter companies are allowed to take multiple bookings for groups of five people but it has to be from independent groups. Social distancing rules like wearing masks must be observed.
When it comes to creating a yacht party to remember, Valencia Yachts is where it’s all at. The yacht charter operator has several magnificent catamarans to choose from (from $999). Each one is spacious and family-friendly, and there are plenty of features that will sit prettily on your Instagram feed. Suitable for day charters, evening cruises or even overnight trips with your friends and family, Valencia Yachts’ catamarans are all about luxurious living at sea. Each yacht charter comes with a friendly captain and an experienced crew to ensure that your yacht rental experience is a seamless one. The team at Valencia Yachts can also help customise your trip for you.
Valencia Yachts, ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove, Singapore, 11 Cove Drive, #01-01, Sentosa Cove, Singapore 098497, Tel: (+65) 9383 0098, www.valenciayachts.com
Perfect for both day and night charters, there’s plenty that’ll impress when you book the Sunrise catamaran for your yacht party. This yacht rental is big on comfort with three bedrooms for the family. Little ones will have a blast on the trampoline-style open deck space – a must-snap for your Instagram feed – and you’ll be attended to by a friendly crew that is known for its exceptional service. What’s even better? Renting a yacht from White Sails is an affordable and hassle-free experience, too (from $599)!
White Sails, Marina at Keppel Bay, 2 Keppel Bay Vista, Singapore 098382, Tel: (+65) 8661 7600, www.whitesails.com.sg
Customisation is king here, as each yacht rental package is tailored to suit your needs (price upon request). Host up to six people and go sailing along Singapore’s serene waters.
Advant Yacht, ONE15 Marina Sentosa Cove Singapore, 11 Cove Drive, #01-01, Sentosa Cove, Singapore 098497, Tel: (+65) 6932 9936, www.advantyacht.com
Enjoy a yacht party under the stars with Marine Bookings (from $3,400). Pick from sunset-watching and fireworks displays to barbecue gatherings, snorkelling and diving activities – the list is endless.
Marine Bookings, 138 Robinson Road, #27-03, Singapore, 068906, Tel: (+65) 6932 993 www.marinebookings.com
Weekend getaways are a breeze with Trident Marine Asia, which takes you to nearby islands such as Bintan, Batam, Langkawi, Nikoi and more (from $2,500). Stay onboard or look into their affordable pick-up and drop-off services to these islands.
Trident Marine Asia, Republic of Singapore Yacht Club, 52 West Coast Ferry Road, Singapore 126887, Tel: (+65) 6904 8327, www.tridentmarineasia.com
The best way to enjoy a barbecue? With a yacht charter from ONE15 Luxury Yachting, of course. Book the elegant Lady Quikglow catamaran (from $3,500++) for a yacht party that comes with a live BBQ dining experience, all cooked by your own private chef.
ONE15 Luxury Yachting, 11 Cove Drive, #01-01, Sentosa Cove, Singapore 098497, Tel: (+65) 6305 9676, www.one15luxuryyachting.com
There are more than 20 yachts to choose from at The Yacht Club, which offers yacht rentals (from $1,000), food, tipples and water sports.
The Yacht Club, 138 Robinson Road, #03-42, Oxley Tower, Singapore 068906, Tel: (+65) 8123 0546 www.theyachtclub.sg
One of Singapore’s most affordable yacht rental operators (from $801), Yachtly offers various boat sizes to accommodate different sized groups. The operator aims to keep its experiences unique, whether it’s dining under the stars, relaxing on inflatable floats or riding around on a jetski.
Yachtly, 1 Scotts Road, #24-10, Shaw Centre, Singapore, 228208, Tel: (+65) 8299 2678, www.yachtly.com.sg
Whether you’re looking for sailing or water activities in the Southern Islands, throwing a birthday party for your partner or child, YachtCharter.sg has plenty of rental packages to satisfy (from $749). The company works closely with its operators so you’ll always be clued in to last-minute discounts and unique yacht availabilities.
YachtCharter.sg, Tel: (+65) 6850 5059, www.yachtcharter.sg
Yacht charters (from $750+) from Marina Keppel Bay allow you to embark in style on a fun-filled day cruise to Singapore’s surrounding islands. Opt for the stunning sunset cruise, which comes with dinner onboard. Perks include beach toys, floating mats, karaoke systems and more.
Marina Keppel Bay, 2 Keppel Bay Vista, Singapore 098382, Tel: (+65) 6303 8448, www.marinakeppelbay.com/yacht-charter
Fancy a yacht cruise along Singapore’s skyline for $50 nett per person? Sentosa has launched a couple of cruise Getaway Deals under their Make Time campaign. You won’t be chartering a private yacht at this price, but instead $50 per adult or $40 per child gets you a spot on their City Skyline Cruise a luxury yacht. The cruise sets sail at set times Thursday to Sunday, 6pm – 7pm or 7.45pm – 8.45pm and is out at sea for an hour during sunset, where you can enjoy a mocktail (included in the ticket). Pick up and drop off will be at ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove.
City Skyline Cruise, www.sentosa.com.sg/en/campaigns/sentosaholidays-$100getawaydeals/
Singapore Island Cruise & Ferry isn’t technically the place for yacht charters or rentals, but it does promise plenty of fun for the fam. The ferry operator specialises in island-hopping to St. John’s and Lazarus Island as well as Kusu Island and Sisters’ Island ($15) – the first company in Singapore to do so. There’s a pre-determined schedule in place, and children of all ages as well as small furkids are welcome to ride along. And because it’s always hot on the Red Dot, Singapore Island Cruise & Ferry is also giving away free Gong Cha vouchers worth $3 – while stocks last! – for every adult ticket you buy.
Singapore Island Cruise & Ferry, 31 Marina Coastal Drive, Marina South Pier, #01-04, Singapore 018988, Tel: (+65) 6534 9339, www.islandcruise.com.sg