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Superyacht Activities Available Onboard

The perfect platform for adrenaline-fuelled fun

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A superyacht vacation is not just about the destination, guests expect to receive the very best service and understand that a luxury charter yacht comes equipped with a whole raft of spectacular amenities they can enjoy while on board; from sublime wellness facilities to high-octane water sports toys, and with a dedicated and highly-trained crew on hand at all times, they can be assured there will never be a dull moment from the minute they step on board.

Whether you prefer to bask in the sun, or enjoy adrenaline-fuelled 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.

An overflowing toy chest

For charter guests looking for an adrenaline-fuelled vacation on the water, a superyacht offers an assortment of opportunities for ultimate fun on the waves. 

Many charter yachts have a jam-packed tender garage boasting an array of water toys from waverunners to SeaBobs and waterslides to submarines. 

Toys onboard MY Bold

Some of the latest superyacht toys are creating quite a splash, especially lithium-powered boards. Superyachts have been jumping on this bandwagon, with many now offering a selection of electric boards; from powered surfboards to full foiling 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!

A girl rides on an Awake powered surfboard
A man rides on an e-foil surfboard in a lake setting

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.  

Inflatables onboard MY Zeal

For those that enjoy exploring beneath the waves, superyachts also have you covered, offering a variety of underwater toys at your disposal.

Seabobs, which are small hand-held lithium-powered vehicles commonly found in a yacht’s toy collection, take scuba diving to the next level. These hydrodynamic machines allow users to explore spectacular marine environments, as well as glide effortlessly along the top of the waves.

Seabobs onboard MY Drfiftwood
Submarine onboard explorer yacht Game Changer

For a truly unforgettable underwater experience a 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!

Indulge your senses

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 rooms to cryo saunas. 

Wellness area onboard Flying Fox

A number of larger superyachts have taken wellness to the next level by incorporating a dedicated wellness centre onboard, offering a range of facilities including mosaic-tiled Hammams, beauty salons and spa treatment rooms, to name a few. 

Massage treatment onboard MY Flying Fox
Cryo-sauna onboard MY Flying Fox

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. 

Gym onboard MY Titania

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 or yoga instructors.

The beach club rendezvous

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.

Beach club onboard MY Tatiana
Beach club onboard MY O'PariBeach club onboard MY Lel

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.

Sun-kissed pools and Jacuzzis

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. 

Swimming pool onboard MY Axioma

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.

Swimming pool onboard MY Flying Fox
Jacuzzi onboard MY Faith
Jacuzzi onboard MY Driftwood

For those that prefer the comfort of the yacht, and all the attendant benefits that this confers, from 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.

Onboard cinemas

Alfresco cinema onboard SY Maltese Falcon
Cinema onboard SY Tiara
Cinema room onboard MY Axioma

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.

Need more advice?

Looking to try a particular activity on your charter? Find yachts with the toys and amenities that you are looking for by using our search by Toys or Amenities tool.

For more advice about the types of activities you can enjoy onboard your luxury yacht charter, please speak with your preferred yacht charter broker.

For any further information about booking or chartering a luxury yacht, please take a look at our comprehensive advice guides.

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