Now that we are adults, birthday and anniversary celebrations seemed a little lacklustre as compared to all the themed parties we had as kids. While a nice dinner and hitting your favourite karaoke bars with your besties are great ideas, I'm pretty damn sure that you have been there and done that for countless times.
We always complain that Singapore is a small and boring island with nothing much to do, and birthday celebrations or anniversary celebrations can get really cliché and boring. My suggestion? Try celebrating your birthdays and anniversaries differently in 2020 while staying put in Singapore without any elaborate planning.
We rented a yacht from Marina at Keppel Bay for an outing and we thought that renting a yacht and heading out to the sea is a unique idea to celebrate your birthdays and anniversaries. Drop the misconception that a yacht rental in Singapore is only meant for those who earn as much as Mark Zuckerberg. Our experience with yacht rental in Singapore was definitely an affordable one, and a very fun and exciting one at that.
Let's take a look at how you can go about renting a yacht in Singapore, what to expect onboard, and the estimated cost.
How to charter a yacht
Easy peasy. Once you decided on the number of guests you plan to have, hop over to browse through all the yachts that are available in Singapore for rental at Marina at Keppel Bay. Once you picked your preferred yacht, fill up the form and wait for them to get back to you. That's it!
The yacht fleet
Marina at Keppel Bay provides a wide range of yachts for you to choose from, with smaller ones that cater for up to 20 pax, and bigger ones that are perfect for a party of up to 50 pax. The yacht rental includes a captain and his crew, including fuel and utilities.
For example, Marina at Keppel Bay's flagship yacht, The Admiral, is a Grand Banks 52 Europa specially designed for luxurious cruising. The deluxe interior boasts finely-crafted finishings, designer fittings, expansive lounge spaces and a grand saloon that offers impressive views from helm to aft deck. The flybridge sets a lavish lounge for entertaining, with abundant seating and a large hand-made teak table specially made for sunset dining.
You do not have to worry that things might get a little boring on the yacht after the initial excitement. Flatscreen TV, DVD player, sound system with MP3 and iPod connections, BBQ equipment, floating mats, beach toys, and even kayaks are available onboard.
Food and entertainment add-ons
What is a birthday party, or an anniversary celebration without delicious food? If you are spending hours out at the sea and not a single one of you can whip up a decent meal, the yacht rental at Marina at Keppel Bay gives you the option to opt-in to an F&B package to make sure that your guests are well-fed. Besides that, you can also add-on a karaoke system package for aspiring singers on board, and even a limousine transfer for your guests to up that glam factor.
Hungry after a day of fun? Impress your bae and have a relaxing meal by the waterfront to end the day's celebration. With four restaurants lined up along the scenic waterfront that features different cuisines, there is definitely one that suits your taste.
Bayswater Kitchen offers a seafood-centric menu with whole fish, fresh succulent oysters and daily specials, and Privé is a casual and family-friendly café that offers hearty and simple food including brunch favourites, pizzas, pastas, salads, burgers, local favourites and desserts. Japanese cuisine lovers will have their palates satisfied at Sushi Jiro, which serves up authentic Japanese cuisine specialising in fresh handpicked produce air-flown up to 4 times a week from Japan, and is known for their Sushi and Omakase courses. Last but not least, Ristorante Palermo offers quality Italian cuisine including our favourite pizzas and pastas.
Natural corals at the pontoons of the marina
Marine life enthusiasts may be glad to know that Marina at Keppel Bay is home to a kaleidoscope of coral reef life. Some of the sea animals and plants that have made the Marina their home include brightly coloured clownfish, juvenile batfish, Tiger tail Seahorse, and even sea turtles have been seen visiting the thriving community. Take a romantic walk along the waterfront to catch the beautiful view of the coral reefs after your birthday or anniversary dinner.
Best Charter Deal In Town
Charter The Admiral with Marina at Keppel Bay now and receive dining vouchers worth up to $100. Since this offer is only available for a limited time, do be quick, and have the best birthday or anniversary celebration for your loved ones!
Marina at Keppel Bay
2 Keppel Bay Vista Singapore 098382
+65 6303 8448 / 6303 8449
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