Things to bring along for a day charter
- Dress code : Casual beach clothes, shorts unless it is a theme event
- Sun-block cream, sunhat with brim that fits snugly and tight…but, in truth, anyone averse to the sun can stay in the shade the whole time
- Bare feet is best on teakwood deck….no shoes onboard, please
- Swimming costume, beach towel, for dip in boom-net, kayaking, swimming and other water activities
- For very sensitive stomachs or sea sickness: Dramamine or Stugeron (this one less liable to cause drowsiness)…must be taken at least one hour before boarding.
- Change of clothes in case of getting wet. Light rain jacket…optional…guests can stay dry, out of the rain, if they wish
- At least one toothbrush between group, as Ship’s one has become frayed and tastes bad
- For music, we have a good sound system onboard all yachts, please bring along your mobile device or laptop or USB with the cable. Plug and play with the system onboard.
What happens if it rains on the day of the yacht charter?
Hmmm. We hate it when this happens. Most yachts have sheltered area and indoor salons. We let our Captain/skipper decide if the yacht charter is safe enough to proceed in case of rough weather. As a general policy, we do not cancel/ reschedule a charter if it rains during the charter. If the charter is cancelled because the Captain says, we will allow you reschedule depending on availability. No refund.
What happens if I or one of my guests turn up late for the charter?
The yacht charter you pay for is available for the booked time period. So if one guest happens to turn up late, it will be your call to decide if you want the yacht to wait for your guest. You may extend the duration of your yacht charter with us. Please note that this will come at an additional cost which varies from yacht to yacht.
Can I invite guests last minute on board?
Yes, you can as long as the total number of people on the yacht falls within our maximum capacity stated on the package you purchased. Please note that we are unable to accommodate too many people (beyond our stated numbers) on our yacht simply because of safety reasons.
Am I allowed to smoke on board?
We do not allow smoking on our yachts. However if the Captain declares a certain area (usually the stern of the ship) for smoking then please adhere to the instructions as a safety precaution.
Am I allowed to take photos and videos during the charter?
Yes definitely. We highly encourage people to have fun and make memories of their charter! And do not forget to tag us #yachtbookingssg
Am I allowed to bring outside food on board the yacht?
Yes. There will be corkage fee depending on the yacht plus tax if any.
Is there mobile phone coverage while on the ship?
As long as we travel within Singapore’s waters, you should be able to connect to the internet on your usual data plan.
I’m worried that I may get sea-sick while on board, is this likely?
Dramamine or Stugeron (this one less liable to cause drowsiness)…must be taken at least one hour before boarding. Hence if you think you might get sea-sick, please bring along some meds to standby. For those who don’t consume allopathic medicine, our Chinese clients mentioned that dried prunes does the job and nowadays there are other alternatives available off the counter in Guardian and Watson like wrist bands and patches.
What if we have to get back to shore quickly?
For whatever urgent reasons then, you can shorten your charter anytime. Please note that we do not refund or compensate the unused hours of the booked charter.
Are there any health and age requirements?
Any kid under 12 years needs to be accompanied by an adult. For people who have pre-existing health conditions, who are immobile, elderly, pregnant, please consult with your physician prior to the yacht charter.
What are the terms for a refund?
We do not refund bookings if you cancel the yacht charter less than 14 days from the booked date. Please view our Terms and Conditions for more on this topic.
What is the Booking procedure like?
We’ve recently simplified our bookings into a 5 step process to make things easier. Simply (1) Select your vessel (2) Book a Date (3) Read our Terms and Conditions (4) Process Payment (5) Turn up and enjoy. To get started, contact us.
What’s our itinerary going to be like?
The itinerary is based on your preferences of activity, we are also familiar with most locations and can advise accordingly. We know the territory very well and will tailor the cruise to fit your requests.
How far does the yacht go?
For short charter, we usually cruise around and within Singapore waters. For long voyages, there are plenty of beautiful islands to check out in Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand.
Do I need to tip the Boat crew?
That’s entirely up to you. Our crew work hard and happy. They would be grateful for extra tips nonetheless!