April 24, 2023

What Should You Pack For A Yacht Charter Vacation?

Are you planning an all-inclusive yacht vacation and wondering what to pack? Your chartered yacht includes a captain, chef, and other crew members as needed. You'll be provided with meals suited to your liking, a full bar, water toys such as jet skis, snorkel gear, kayaks, and more. You’ll be provided with all the deck amenities you’ll ever need. The duration of the yacht charter is typically one week, but shorter charters are also available, although they may incur a short charter penalty. The goal for packing for your yacht vacation? To gather all of the necessary items for a sailing voyage.

It's important to keep in mind that storage space on the majority of sailing yachts is limiting when preparing for your yacht getaway. You should pack soft-sided baggage in smaller areas due to their greater flexibility. Luggage like duffel bags are recommended over huge hard-sided suitcases or wheeled suitcases. Since you'll spend the majority of your time in the water, be sure to try & bring three to four bathing suits. Hats are also recommended as you'll be exposed to the sun for extended periods.

Be sure to bring only cream sunscreens as oily lotions and spray lotions can stain the wood and fabric on the yacht. Your yacht charter operator will provide beach towels, so there's no need to pack them. Don't forget to pack your camera and a passport that will still be valid after six months from your departure date. Another wise decision is to travel with a copy of your passport & leave the original at home in case you lose it. If you plan on hiking, bring proper shoes as well. If going barefoot on the boat bothers you, think about packing a pair of deck shoes or flip flops that you'll only use on the boat's deck.

When it comes to money, most places the yacht visits accept credit cards, cash, and traveler's checks. However, ATMs can be limited to smaller, more remote islands. Don’t forget to bring enough cash to tip the crew, which is typically 15-20% of the total charter price.

Several enjoyable activities are available on an all-inclusive yacht trip, including fishing, water skiing, kayaking, paddleboarding, and float mats. Onshore activities include tennis, spa treatments, hiking, and golf. If you have a specific activity in mind, like kiteboarding or surfing, let your yacht charter operator know in advance, & they'll make sure the proper gear or items are on board the yacht.

The menus for food and beverages are tailored to suit your preferences. You will be asked to fill out a preference questionnaire outlining your likes & dislikes prior to your departure. Your onboard chef will then prepare meals that center around your preferences. Our chefs can handle any specialty diets needed by guests, including vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free diets. The chefs can also prepare child-friendly dishes for younger guests in your charter group.

A fun and relaxing way to travel is on an all-inclusive yacht. When packing for your luxury yacht vacation, keep in mind the limited storage space, and bring comfortable shoes, soft-sided luggage, and essential items such as sunscreen and a valid passport. Bring an open mind & desire to try new things, which is debatably the most important thing to enjoy the open waters. You may choose from a variety of activities and delectable meals while on an all-inclusive yacht vacation, this will leave you making sure your yacht vacation stays a memorable one while also staying prepared & sure that you bring everything you need.

Now that you know all about what you need to have to be ready for your yacht vacation, reach out to Envy Yacht Charters today to get started on your next getaway!

Envy Yacht Charters
ENVY Yacht Charters owner, Nancy E. Van Winter is a broker for vacation yachts
located throughout the Caribbean, the Bahamas, US, Fiji, the South Pacific and the

Nancy is a member of:

• CYBA Charter Yacht Brokers Association
• The Dive Professionals Association 
• The Dive Industry Association
• Virgin Island Professional Charter Association Charter Yacht Society
1444 Riverside Drive
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689 USA
Phone: 1.443.829.8576
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