Imagine renting a yacht in Singapore, soaking in the ocean views and sunshine. Like the workday of your dreams, the Expat Living team sailed out of the office and into the open ocean for a day of bonding on board. Find out what we enjoyed most about the day!
Setting sail and making memories
Organised by Yacht Bookings Singapore, our adventure involved sailing to Eagle Bay at Lazarus Island and cruising along to see the city lights at sunset. There was plenty of fun throughout the relaxing afternoon on the water. Highlights included kayaking at sunset and trying out the underwater scooter. Meanwhile, the charcuterie board was laid out, glasses were filled with bubbles and a festive feast prepared.
Here’s what the EL team had to say about their day cruising the open seas on the Yacht Dakota!
“I love a day out on the water, so I’ve been on quite a few boat cruises in Singapore over the years. What I loved about this one was that the yacht was modern, with chic rooftop seats and loungers for basking in the sun. You can also escape the heat in the nice air-conditioned seating area indoors. My favourite moment of the day (aside from the cruise home taking in the Singapore skyline) was relaxing out on the huge floating mat with a glass of wine. I’d love to come back with my kids for a turn on the kayaks and underwater scooter (guided by the friendly staff). Expect hours and hours of fun!” – Georgina
“We loved the relaxing ambience on board, the water activities and the experienced and helpful staff.” – Siti
“The size of the boat was great for a group of 10 to 20 people. There are plenty of different spaces for people to hang out in. We went around Lazarus Island and also past Kusu, which gave us the chance to see the temple there.” – Danielle
“I loved the roof deck where we sat enjoying a few drinks, chatting and soaking in the beautiful sunset and views as we cruised around the outlying islands – so relaxing! There’s also plenty of sporting equipment on board for beach and sea activities. It was a great day out and a highly recommended experience to take a break from busy city life. We enjoyed a different side of Singapore from the water.” – Juliet
“I loved going on the boat trip! The crew were very friendly and explained everything with ease. The boat was equipped with all the things you need, especially for fun water activities. They also had a barbecue on board, which I was surprised to see!” – Susan
“It was a very smooth sail with a very experienced and helpful crew. My favourite spot was the outdoor saloon at the top. It offered unobstructed views and a lovely breeze as we sailed. Absolutely loved the entire experience!” – Patricea
“We had a lot of fun with the massive floaties, the cool underwater scooters that whisked you through the water and plush beds for sun tanning. The yacht feels like a great balance between cosy and luxurious. It’s also perfect for intimate gatherings, like a milestone birthday. The two-man crew definitely knew their way around the area – we made it to the perfect spot to watch the sunset right in front of us.” – Cherry
“My favourite part of the trip was the night view. The beautiful breeze and the building lights glimmering on the sea were breathtaking.” – Hana
Renting a yacht in Singapore
Organising the experience with Yacht Bookings Singapore was very easy. We browsed through the yachts listed on their website, found one we liked and selected “enquiry”. Very quickly the team got back to us ready to discuss what inclusions, add-ons and water activities we would be interested in.
We chose to rent the Yacht Dakota and decided to bring our own catering. This included delicious platters from The Plattering Company and wine from Cloudy Bay. Yacht Bookings Singapore provided the ice, water, plates, cups and cutlery, making this option so easy. Next time, we would definitely consider renting the barbecue pit with a cooking service – and bringing our pets on board too!
On the day, we met the team at the central meeting point and were escorted to the yacht. The staff were professional and ran things smoothly; they had ensured all arrangements were in place based on our agreement. It couldn’t have been an easier or more relaxing experience knowing we were well looked after from start to finish.
Our yacht booking
The Yacht Dakota is all about sleek style and catamaran glam. This gorgeous vessel is designed for cruising and circumnavigations, and with all the bells and whistles on board, it’s also ideal for entertaining in comfort out on the ocean.
The team made use of the huge open-plan cockpit and expansive decks throughout the day, and for overnight stays the yacht boasts comfy cabins with an ensuite bath and AC.
The Yacht Dakota is a great option for a memorable event, with all the entertainment facilities you would want on board. There are Bluetooth speakers, internet access, water and ice machines, barbecues and ovens. Catering is also available upon request.
That’s not all! The boat also has plenty of activities and watersports available to try. Enjoy the underwater scooter, paddle boards, kayaks, fishing, badminton, beach volleyball and snorkelling equipment.
This article on renting a yacht in Singapore appeared in the February 2024 edition of Expat Living. You can purchase the latest issue or subscribe so you never miss a copy!
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