How To Book Your First Luxury Yacht Excursion
By Bianca Lambert
Have you ever wanted to add a yacht excursion to your trip itinerary, but shut down the idea because you didn’t know how to plan it? We’ve got some good news for you, soaking up the sun on a yacht isn’t reserved for Jay-Z and Beyonce — you too can sail the seven seas. With a little planning and budgeting, you’ll have your first luxe yacht experience underway.
Set A Budget
First things first, what is your budget? When booking a yacht excursion, you have to account for how long you’d like the rental to last and what amenities you’d like to have onboard. Would you like a meal served? Do you want cocktails provided? Would you like a day-long experience or do you want to cruise for a week? Once you have the answers to those questions, now it’s time to start looking for the perfect boat and crew!
Thanks to sites like TripAdvisor and Airbnb Experiences, it is easier than ever to pre-book day-long excursions before you arrive at your destination with the help of reviews from previous patrons. Airbnb is also ideal If you’re looking to book a ride as a solo traveler or in a small group since you can pay for your trip per person.
If you’re looking to charter a boat for a special occasion, Get My Boat offers options in 184 countries that you can book by the hour. Pop your destination into the search bar, set your budget, and the site gives you all the option in your area with your preferences.
Before you set sail, be sure you know what your hosts or charter will provide for you. Many Airbnb experiences offer a meal and cocktails, while charters don’t unless that you request that as a part of your booking. Don’t forget to pack essentials like sunscreen, towels, and Dramamine just in case you or someone in your party gets seasick.