With travel off the cards for now, how are you spending your weekends?

If you’ve already done one too many staycations, maybe it’s time for a change in scenery: a complete change in landscape to be exact. We’re talking about a yacht charter on the waters.

Cruise ships may be a firm choice for many, especially with its multitude of entertainment areas and buffet choices, but not everyone might be comfortable with that idea. After all, crowds aren’t the best places to be in a pandemic. This is where yacht charters and rentals come in handy — its private, comfortable and you still get plenty of sea breeze.

Here are some of the best yacht charters and rentals in Singapore (sans the transphobia please) that’ll help you plan an exciting day trip onboard.

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The Yacht Club

With 24 normal charters and 3 overnight charters specially catered for the five guest limitation, travellers will be spoilt for choice here at The Yacht Club. Some of the charters come with a stunning cruise along the city skyline and it even caters to hungrier guests with the inclusion of barbeque pit rental and cooking service. If guests aren’t feeling up to the challenge of getting their own barbeque food, don’t fret. The Yacht Club curates BBQ menus from InterContinental Singapore.

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138 Robinson Road #03-42 Oxley Tower Singapore 068906
+65 9879 5168

Planning a mini getaway? ONE°15 carries the largest fleet of yachts in Singapore that caters everything from a short fishing trip to an opulent boat party for an unforgettable seabound experience. The luxurious yachting trips come with an extensive menu of food and drink options, as well as water activities like jet skiing.

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+65 6305 9676
Marina at Keppel Bay

Marina at Keppel Bay is home to some of the most luxurious fleets around the bay, all designed to create a spectacularr escape for you and your guests. Travellers looking for a private, romantic experience can hop on the sunset cruise, while those hankering for a bit of adventure should definitely check out the day cruise, which includes exploring the southern islands of Singapore. Pro tip: KTV lounges may not be able to open now, but some of the yachts here come with a karaoke option so you can sing your heart out at sea.

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2 Keppel Bay Vista, Singapore 098382

M-Barq, more commonly known as MarineBookings before they rebranded in 2016, is one of Singapore’s most popular luxury yacht charter companies. With some of the largest fleet of yachts in Singapore, take your time to browse through their detailed website to select the one most suitable for your occasion. Besides parties and corporate events, M-Barq is also able to play host to wedding proposals, solemnisations and photoshoots for a once-in-a-lifetime memory unlike any other.

138 Robinson Road #27-03 Singapore 068906
+65 6932 9932
Blue Star Yachting

You haven’t experienced luxury until you’ve stepped on one of the boats from Blue Star Yachting. Think upscale catamarans complete with expansive decks, experienced crew and a whole range of menus that cater to every need. Blue Star Yachting has a list of popular cruising routes, but you can always work with the team to come up with a special, customised itinerary to make the experience a little more personal.

ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove
+65 9636 3564
Jocelyn Tan
Jocelyn Tan is a travel and design writer. She's probably indulging in serial killer podcasts or reading one too many books on East Asian history. When she actually gets to travel, you can find her attempting to stuff her entire wardrobe into her luggage. Yes, she's a chronic over-packer.