You’ve booked your charter and now it’s time to think about what to bring onboard your boat. Talk to us about where to get provisions, as it’s easier to order in advance so you can get off to a hassle-free start. We also advise our customers to hire water toys so your crew can enjoy being on the water as much as possible. There are typically more companies offering water toys in the Caribbean than in the Mediterranean, but where-ever you are looking to charter ask one our team for more information on what add-ons are available.  It can be overlooked but hiring toys adds so much to your yacht charter experience for the following reasons:

 

Family Having Fun Stand Up Paddling Together in the Ocean on Beautiful Sunny Morning

 

  • Getting up close – If you have nimble craft aboard, you can easily explore small caves or inlets without worrying about grounding or damaging your dinghy
  • Flexibility – It’s much more tempting to explore for a quick 10 minutes when you can deploy your craft, such as a kayak, super quickly and easily
  • Adventure with peace of mind – Water toys gives children independence and a safe platform to explore for themselves
  • Greater accessibility – You might be a great swimmer and happy to float in the open water, but water toys give confidence to those who aren’t such strong swimmers
  • New perspective – Enjoying the water from new angles will give you plenty of opportunity to take amazing photos of your trip

 

Another great thing is once you order your water toys, they’re usually delivered straight to your boat so you don’t even have to think about it. One great supplier in the British Virgin Islands (BVIs) is Island Surf & Sail, so let’s have a look at some of the best toys to rent:

 

Kayaks. Couple kanoeing in the sea near the island with mountains. People kayaking in the ocean.

 

What to hire for your charter

 

  • Stand up paddle boards (SUP) – a relaxing choice for calm waters, such as the BVIs, and for those who are happy to practice balance and patience
  • Kayaks – easy for the kids to use and a good choice if you are island hopping Croatia or Greece
  • Spinnaker / Gennaker – an extra sail for the more experienced sailor looking for better performance
  • Doughnuts – towables are great entertainment for your crew as they can bounce on the waves as you cruise at speed
  • Inflatables – Hire blow-up climbing frames or water slides for endless fun or enclosed netted swimming pools for jellyfish-free swims
  • Wake-boarding / water skis – Often available on the bigger crewed yachts, you can cut through the water for a thrilling ride
  • Windsurfing/surfing – If you’re sailing a destination with good winds, you’ll want to make the most of it
  • Fishing – There’s nothing fresher than grabbing the catch of the day and eating it on board, just make sure you have a permit for your destination
  • Luxury hi-tech toys – From seabobs for powered underwater discovery to jet toys that thrust you into the air, there’s plenty to explore if you want to splash the cash

 

Young woman paddling the kayak from limestone cave towards open sea

Get in touch with our team for advice about your yacht charter by calling 01227 479900 or email us. If this has got you thinking about the British Virgin Islands as a destination, read our blog on the sights and sounds of the Caribbean.

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