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Whether you prefer to bask in the sun, or enjoy high-octane fun across the waves, a superyacht can offer unforgettable experiences both onboard and in the water without ever stepping ashore. Here are some of the best activities you can expect to enjoy on a luxury yacht vacation.
For charter guests looking for an adrenaline-fuelled vacation above and below the waves, a superyacht offers an assortment of opportunities for the ultimate water-filled adventures.
Many charter yachts have a jam-packed tender garage boasting an array of water toys from SeaBobs to submarines.
Some of the latest superyacht toys are creating quite a splash, especially lithium-powered boards. Superyachts have been jumping on the bandwagon, with many now offering a selection of these lightweight electric boards; from powered surfboards to full hydrofoiling boards that elevate you several feet out of the water and make you feel as if you are flying across the waves, you’ll be carving up the waves like pro in no time!
Inflatable toys are also immensely popular, which are easy to stow, perfect for yachts with limited storage. Guests can expect to enjoy everything from towables, waterslides and sea pools to trampolines, bouncing pillows and climbing walls, ideal for charters with younger children and teens.
There are even modular beach club-style versions, complete with sea pools, loungers and jet ski docks that can be deployed in minutes from the back of the yacht.
For those that enjoy exploring beneath the waves, superyachts also have you covered, offering a variety of underwater toys at your disposal.
SeaBobs are another hugely popular toy on charter. These are small hand-held lithium-powered sea scooters, commonly found in a yacht’s toy collection.
These eco-friendly, hydrodynamic machines allow users to explore spectacular marine environments with effortless maneuverability, with the latest models equipped with cameras, perfect for capturing your amazing underwater odyssey to share with others when you get back on board the yacht.
For a truly unforgettable underwater experience à la Jules Verne, the personal submarine is the ultimate ocean explorer, allowing guests to experience the deep without ever getting wet. A number of explorer yachts offer this unique toy on yacht charters, allowing you to take your adventures to the next level!
Wellness amenities on board a yacht have skyrocketed to meet the demands of the discerning charter guest, with many now offering a wide range of options from massage treatment rooms to cryo saunas.
Many guests also like to maintain their fitness regimes whilst onboard and most charter yachts cater to this need by offering a range of gym equipment, which can be anything from a treadmill and a few weights on deck to a full-equipped air-conditioned gymnasium.
The yacht crew itself often includes members who are trained professionals in the wellness arena, which can really add value to a luxury yacht vacation, such as masseuses, personal trainers and yoga instructors.
This waterside area has really taken off in recent years, with Owner’s replacing their traditional tender garage with a raft of spectacular amenities for charter guests to enjoy, from saunas to sumptuous lounging areas with cocktail bars.
The beach club is also the perfect launching pad for the yacht’s water sports toys, often from an adjacent swim platform providing easy access to the sea, thus creating a vast waterside haven where guests can relax and enjoy the sea-level views with a cocktail in hand as others take to the water.
One of the favourite pastimes onboard a yacht is relaxing in the Jacuzzi, or taking a refreshing dip in the pool after soaking up the rays. The majority of superyachts offer a hot tub, usually located on the sundeck or flybridge, with an array of sumptuous sunpads, lounging areas and convenient bars.
A number of superyachts also offer a swimming pool as part of the package, which can incorporate additional features such as counter-current systems and glass-bottoms for unique views into the deck below.
For those that prefer the comfort of the yacht, and all the attendant benefits that this confers, including proximity to one’s accommodation, convenient all-day refreshments and a dedicated crew on hand to tend to your every whim, relaxing around the yacht’s pool or Jacuzzi is surely the epitome of luxury yacht living.
After an exhausting day of fun on the water or excursions ashore, guests often enjoy curling up in front of a good movie, and superyachts have risen admirably to the challenge by offering a variety of onboard cinema experiences. Whether that’s on a large plasma screen in the main salon, dedicated movie theatre with surround sound or vast alfresco cinema set-up under the stars, you’re sure to be well catered for.
Many charter yachts also offer an extensive on board movie library, with the latest Hollywood blockbusters a mere click away. So all guests need to do is sit back, relax and enjoy the show.
For more advice about the types of activities you can enjoy onboard your luxury yacht charter, please speak with your preferred yacht charter broker.
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