10 November 2018
your yacht charter: a 'typical' day
although every charter is different, here's what you might experience in 24 hours onboard
start the day
Whenever you wake up, breakfast will be ready for you. Prepared to your tastes, everything is made by the yacht chef using the best ingredients. Enjoy freshly baked bread and pastries, fresh local fruits, smoothies and juices, served on deck overlooking the morning’s new anchorage. Over breakfast, the yacht’s captain will talk through the potential activities for the day, making sure every guest spends the day in the best way for them. You will also be shown the provisional menu for the rest of the day and can give your feedback.
explore, dine, relax
Spend your morning relaxing on the yacht’s sunpads with a book, enjoying iced drinks served by the yacht’s crew, or go exploring on land. Whether you are chartering in St Tropez, the Greek Islands, the Bahamas or somewhere else in the world, your captain will know the best places to see, explore and shop in your destination, and can book a local guide for extra insight. For lunch, return onboard for a delicious al fresco meal which the chef has prepared using ingredients sourced from the local markets and fishermen. Alternatively, dine at a seafront restaurant or beach bar - your captain and crew can arrange tables at the best beach clubs and restaurants.
In the afternoon, the captain will find a quiet anchorage for a session on the yacht’s water toys. The crew will launch the yacht’s paddleboards, jetskis, Seabobs and inflatables, so all you have to do is have fun! Many larger yachts are certified RYA watersports centres, offering onboard watersports training for guests to earn their licences. Afterwards, return onboard, welcomed with drinks and fresh towels by the crew, then enjoy a massage or facial in luxury and privacy (some yachts are equipped with spas and onboard massage therapists, otherwise local specialists can be brought onboard). Finish your ultimate relaxation session with a dip in the yacht’s Jacuzzi.
night to remember
Start your evening in style with cold champagne cocktails and the chef’s signature canapés on the bridge deck, enjoying the view of your destination. Like everything on charter, dinner onboard can be as you choose, from a floating Michelin star restaurant to a simple family-style meal. On some yachts, the crew create theme nights, with props, costumes, entertainment and menus created around a theme – the only limit is imagination! Themes have ranged from Venice to Harry Potter and casino nights to Alice in Wonderland.
party in style
Continue the party in the VIP area of a club, lounge or beach bar on land – the crew will transport you by tender for an arrival in style. Alternatively, entertain friends onboard, with soundsystems available on most yachts and drinks served by the crew. Return to your luxurious private suite for a restful night’s sleep, ready for another fantastic day tomorrow.
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