Cheapest Yacht Rental in Singapore: Take a Mini-Vacation To Nearby Islands
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2020 has been quite a disaster so far.

2020 meme kevin spilling a pot of sauce
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This pandemic has affected all our lives in a way or another, and this unforeseen situation has caused stress to many.

This mentally stressful period also meant an even more urgent need for us to take breaks in between.

With the current situation preventing us from embarking on yearly trips, various initiatives have been rolled out as an alternative to satisfy our wanderlust.

We’ve seen how we can now enjoy the taste of First Class airlines food at the comforts of our homes, be our own tourists on our island or take cruises to nowhere.

Cruises-to-nowhere

If you’re interested to take a short break on the waters and find that the prices of cruises are still a bit too steep for your liking, here’s another alternative for you.

Yacht Rentals in Singapore

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Fancy having your own private cruise with your closest buddies?

You can now rent a yacht to sail on the waters!

If you’re someone who finds hotel staycations a little too common, it might be time to check out a yacht-cation.

While sailing on a yacht might conventionally be for high SES adults to sip on bubbly champagne, yacht activities are now refurbished to cater to the majority, including families.

In fact, being a yacht trip would mean being able to explore nearby islands, try water sports and have customised bbq meals.

Yacht rental services also allow individuals to host events like proposals, wedding solemnization, parties, team-building events or even just a romantic evening on the waters.

Plenty of fun for everyone!

Keeping Yacht Activities Safe During COVID-19

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To ensure that any ongoing yacht activities are kept safe during COVID-19, there are measures in place that companies would have to follow:

  • Safe Distancing: Only five people are allowed on board at one time (accurate at the time of writing). This excludes any employees such as the captain or crew, that are hired to operate the yacht.
  • Contact Tracing: Every passenger must check-in digitally via SafeEntry to allow for contact tracing if necessary
  • Temperature taking: The crew will be taking temperatures of the passengers as a safety precaution. Passengers with a high temperature will be denied entry
  • No socialising is allowed with other boats at sea, as well as at the Marina pontoon

Things To Note When Renting a Yacht

cruise ship on water

  • There are usually no age restrictions to be onboard a yacht. However, children below the age of 4 years old are to be supervised by adults at all times due to safety reasons
  • While passports are usually not required while cruising on Singapore waters, it is recommended to be brought along as there might be cases of coast guards requiring verification
  • To avoid situations of sea-sickness, it’s usually recommended to bring along sea-sickness medication as it would not be provided
  • It’s good to check with the company whether food and drinks can be brought onto the yacht with no additional fees. Same goes for alcohol, in case of corkage charges
  • If it rains on the day of charter, the trip might be delayed or postponed accordingly based on the situation. Do check in with the company with their regulations before booking!

TL;DR: Best Yacht Rental in Singapore: Take a Mini-Vacation To Nearby Islands

As there are various yachts available for rent, we will be focusing on the ones which are below $1,000 in this article, to keep your yachting activities a little more wallet-friendly.

In addition, there are a few crossovers in the yacht types offered by the different yacht charter companies – so do look for the package that suits your needs the most!

Rental Company PackageDurationPriceAdditional Charges
Le Tara YachtHappy Weekdays (Mon to Fri)Up to 4 hours (8am - 12pm, 1pm - 5pm, 6pm - 10pm)From S$580
(U.P: S$699)
A S$120 F&B surcharge is applicable for charters that opt for barbecuing. This charges covers corkage, loading and unloading, stashing drinks and provisions, serving food and beverages, cleaning and washing up

Public holiday surcharge are weekend rate + S$150.00 (*No surcharge till 30th November 2020)

Additional hour: S$180.00/hour

Surcharge of S$180.00 for in between slot timing eg: 2pm to 6pm, 3pm to 7pm. 4pm to 8pm etc
Fun Weekends (Sat to Sun)Up to 4 hours (8am - 12pm, 1pm - 5pm, 6pm - 10pm)From S$680
(U.P: S$899)
Overnight Sail Party (Mon to Thur)Up to 12 hours (6pm - 6am)To enquire Le Tara
Overnight Sail Party (Fri to Sun)Up to 12 hours (6pm - 6am)To enquire Le Tara
The Yacht ClubNormal Charter4 hours Prices depends on yacht type

From $580 onwards
BBQ pit rental, city skyline cruise, cooking service

Prices vary according to yacht type
Singapore Yacht CharterVarious fleets available4 hours onwardsDepending on yacht type

From $580 onwards
Surcharge on Eve and Public Holiday
YachtCruiseSGCity Skyline Cruise 1 hour$49 (Adult), $39 (Child)

Includes 1 mocktail
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Singapore Southern Islands Yacht Cruise Tour2.5 hours (Operational hours: 10am, 3pm, 5:30pm)$89

Includes drinks, local snacks and photo souvenir
-
High Tea on High Seas
(Group of 5 pax)
2 hours$888

Includes pastries, coffee or tea, and a 5-course dinner at Wok 15 restaurant
-
Lazarus Island4 hours$488 (Weekday), $588 (Weekend)

Choice of water activities or stroll on the island
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YachtlyVarious fleets available (over 30 types)Yacht will dock for 3 hoursFrom $588.50Administrative charges due to rescheduling

Le Tara Yacht

Le Tara Yacht
Source: Le Tara Yacht

Le Tara Yacht is yacht charter company that has been licensed by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB)  Travel Agent since August 2018.

The Le Tara boats are Italian-designed, and they also have upgraded entertainment equipment such as a new karaoke system with numerous pre-loaded songs for an enjoyable sailing experience.

They are currently having a Circuit Breaker Great Saving Deal promotion, offering discounted rates for cruises ranging from weekday sails to overnight sail parties.

There are also packages to choose from, including Romantic Couple Cruise, Birthday Party Cruise and more.

Website: Le Tara Yacht

The Yacht Club

The Yacht Club Yacht Rental and Yacht Charter
Source: The Yacht Club

The Yacht Club hopes to change the impression that the yachting lifestyle is only for the super-rich, and is an activity that can be enjoyed affordably with our loved ones.

As such, it’s the company’s mission to bring this yachting lifestyle to the masses by making it more cost-friendly and accessible.

With a huge range of yachts to choose from, here are some of the yachts that are more affordable (below $1,000):

YachtPriceAdd-ons
Golden Ocean$600 (Mon-Thu)
Additional hour: $125/hour

$700 (Fri-Sun)
Additional hour: $150/hour

* surcharge if end after 10.30pm: $100
** surcharge if end after 11.30pm: $200
BBQ pit rental – included
Cooking service – $100
City skyline cruise – $150
Epic Ocean$699 (Mon-Thu)
$899 (Fri-Sun)

Additional hour: $150/hour
BBQ pit rental with cooking service – $150
City skyline cruise – included
Le Tara$580 (Mon-Thu)
$680 (Fri-Sun)

Additional hour: $180/hour

Operating hours: 8am – 12pm, 1pm – 5pm, 6pm – 10pm
BBQ pit rental with cooking service – $120
City skyline cruise – $80
No Name 1$588.50 (Mon-Thu)
Additional hour: $160.50/hour

$695.50 (Fri-Sun)
Additional hour: $192.60/hour
BBQ pit rental with cooking service – $160.50
City skyline cruise – included
No Name 2$963 (Mon-Thu)
Additional hour: $267.50/hour

$1,284 (Fri-Sun)
Additional hour: $321/hour
BBQ pit rental with cooking service – $214
City skyline cruise – included
Achates$799 (Mon-Thu)
$999 (Fri-Sun)

Additional hour: $200 per hour
BBQ pit rental with cooking service – included
City skyline cruise – included
Leviathan 88$688 (Mon-Thu)
$798 (Fri-Sun)
BBQ pit rental with cooking service – $150
City skyline cruise – included
Ocean Blue (best for fishing)$799 (Mon-Thu)
$899 (Fri-Sun)

Additional hour: $100/hour
BBQ pit rental (set up at Lazarus Island) – $150
City skyline cruise – included
Sunrise$649 (Mon-Thu)
$849 (Fri-Sun)

Operating hours: 9am – 1pm, 1:30pm – 5:30pm, 6pm – 10pm
BBQ pit rental with cooking service – $150
Self-cater fee – $50 (waived for 5 pax BBQ menu)
City skyline cruise – $50
SG Yacht$650 (Mon-Thu)
$850 (Fri-Sun)

Operating Hours:
8am – 12pm
1pm – 5pm (+ noon surcharge $53.50)
6pm – 10pm (+ evening surcharge $107)
BBQ pit rental – NA
Choose between city skyline cruise
OR anchor at eagle bay
Xiao Lin$790 (Mon-Thu)
Additional hour: $180/hour

$990 (Fri-Sun)
Additional hour: $200/hour
BBQ pit rental with cooking service – $80
City skyline cruise – included

Itinerary:

  • The cruise commences from either marina (depending on where the yacht is berthed) and will sail out for the southern islands
  • Docks at the pontoon or in front of Lazarus beach for guest to commence various activities (water activities will stop at 7pm)
  • Yacht will do a city skyline cruise 45 minutes before charter ends, might be an optional add-on depending on the yacht chosen

Website: The Yacht Club

Singapore Yacht Charter

Singapore Yacht Charter
Source: Singapore Yacht Charter

The Singapore Yacht Charter offers a wide range of catamaran yachts and boats that are available for charter.

Similarly, these yachts can also host events such as island hopping, fishing, dining and water activities.

Under the Singapore Yacht Charter, you’ll even get to rent the yacht of actor Darren Lim and his wife, former actress-host Evelyn Tan.

(In fact, his family used to live onboard this yacht for as long as four years!)

Here are some of the more popular yachts available for rent:

Yacht TypePriceTo Note
SunRise Yacht4 hours:
$599 (Mon-Thu)
$799 (Fri-Sun)

Surcharge applies on public holiday and eve of public holiday
Standard Time Slot : 9am to 1pm; 1:30pm to 5:30pm; 6pm to 10pm

Free use of Kayaks, Fishing Rods, Snorkelling Kits and Floating Mat

Free to bring own Non-BBQ food and drinks onboard with no extra charge

Le Tara Yacht4 hours:
$580 (Mon-Thu)
$680 (Fri-Sun)
Standard Time Slot : 8am to 12pm; 1pm to 5pm; 6pm to 10pm

Free use of Kayak, Fishing Rods and Floats

Free to bring own food and drinks with no extra charge

$150 Surcharge on Eve and Public Holiday
Xiao Lin Yacht4 hours:
$990 (Mon-Thu)
$1,190 (Fri-Sun)
Any 4 hours between 7am to 10pm

Free use of Kayak, Standup Paddles for kids, Floating Mat, Portable Speaker and City Skyline Cruise

Free to bring own food and drinks onboard with no extra charge
Kingdom Yacht4 hours:
$899 (Mon-Thu)
$1,649 (Fri-Sun)
Any 4 Hours between 7am to 11pm

Use of water toys such as kayak, standup paddle and floating mat is charged separately

Free to bring own food and drinks with no extra charge

Surcharge applies on public holiday and eve of public holiday

Website: Singapore Yacht Charter

YachtCruiseSG

YachtCruiseSG
Source: YachtCruiseSG

YachtCruiseSG is now offering inexpensive cruise tours ranging from a tour around the Southern Islands to a trip to Lazarus Island.

For the Southern Islands cruise, passengers will be able to board the Le Tara yacht and sail to the following islands:

  • Boarding from Keppel Island
  • Labrador Park: Catch a glimpse of the Dragon’s teeth and machine gun post
  • Pulau Hantu: Find out about the colourful legend of how its name originated
  • Semakau Island: How it was this landfill is now a beautiful island with rich biodiversity
  • Raffles Lighthouse,: Southernmost tip of Singapore
  • Sisters Islands: Her folklore and beautiful corals and wildlife
  • St. Johns Island: Once a quarantine and penal settlement
  • Lazarus Island: Stories about this man-made island
  • Kusu Island
  • Marina Bay
  • Sentosa Island: The last fortress during World War II along with other interesting stories

The price of the Southern Island cruise is $89 per passenger.

Opening hours:

  • City Skyline Cruise: Thu – Sun: 6pm – 7.15pm, 7.45pm – 9pm
  • Southern Island Guided Tour: Thu – Sun: 9am – 11.30am
  • High Tea on High Seas: Thu – Sun: 5pm – 9pm (Dinner at 7pm)
  • Private Yacht Charter to Lazarus Island: Mon – Sun: 8am – 12pm, 1pm – 5pm, 6pm – 10pm

Location:

  • ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove

Website: YachtCruiseSG Southern Islands Cruise

Yachtly

Yachtly Charter Rental Singapore
Source: Yachtly

Yachtly aims to provide a fuss-free booking process, making it similar to hotel booking.

Which is evident when one scrolls its site, given how user-friendly the platform is.

Step-by-step instructions are given on its website with highly customisable options, allowing everyone to find a yacht that fits his or her budget.

If you do not have any idea where to begin, Yachtly also provides a step-by-step guide to find the one that is suitable or you.

Just like a hotel booking, you can also save and share your favourite yachts for easy reference

For customised itineraries, it is recommended to share these plans with the Yacht Captain to see whether they are feasible.

Some fleets available:

Yacht TypePrice
Clipper Heritage - No Name OneFrom $588.50
Grandbanks 36 - PopeyeFrom $640.93
Horizon 54 - Leviathan 88From $736.16
Bayliner 335 Cruiser - Epic OceanFrom $747.93
Sealine F42: Achates From $799
Power Catamaran - KingdomFrom $802.50
Robalo 305 - Ocean BlueFrom $854.93
Aquila 48 - No Name 2From $963

Standard Itinerary:

  • Sail towards Southern Islands with a glimpse of Singapore city skyline
  • Experience one of the world’s busiest port waters while cruising by large ships
  • Cruise past islands such as St John’s Island
  • Anchor at Lazarus Island
  • Deploy water toys or just relax onboard while the crew prepares the food and beverages (or BBQ if any)
  • If skyline cruise is included, the yacht will set course for Marina Bay Sands area before returning to the Marina

Website: Yachtly

Cheapest Yacht Rental in Singapore: Take a Mini-Vacation To Nearby Islands

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The yachting lifestyle is no longer exclusively for the ultra-rich, and commoners like us can now enjoy the sea breeze on our faces while the waves crash beneath our feet.

Who knows, maybe such an experience might even motivate you to aim towards owning one someday. 😉

And if you need any lifestyle hacks to help you move towards this goal of yours… it’s time to tap on some of the most brilliant minds at our SeedlyCommunity!

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