Your health and safety remains our key priority at YachtCharter.sg. We are monitoring the latest situation and will update you here. Additional precautions such as regular cleaning and disinfecting will be taken on all charter yachts.

Yacht charter is an exclusive and private event for small groups, hence risks can be well controlled if all individuals play their part in ensuring good hygiene. We seek the kind cooperation of all charter guests to keep the yachts and yourself free of virus. At this point, all yacht charters may continue on with the additional precautionary measures.

Update on 26 September 2021 – You may find the latest MPA circular regarding revision to the number of persons onboard pleasure craft in Port Marine Circulars No 037 OF 2021: https://www.mpa.gov.sg/web/portal/home/port-of-singapore/circulars-and-notices/detail/3d7eef48-ab9a-4e50-94b7-449fcf524e16

With effect from 27 Sep 2021, passengers can only consume food and beverages onboard the SZH-licensed pleasure craft if all passengers from the same group meet any of the following requirements:
a) Fully vaccinated; or
b) Recovered from COVID-19 (within 270 days); or
c) Unvaccinated but has a valid negative pre-event testing (PET) result for the duration of the charter (refer to LINK for more information); or
d) Children aged 12 years and below (i.e. born in and after 2009) from the same household.

Up to 2 passengers allowed. Same household allowed to board according to the number of approved groups but need to split into groups of 2 and no intermingling. Dining follows the national dine-in criteria

Exception applies for solemnisations and wedding receptions as per MPA circular above.

Update on 10 August 2021 – You may find the latest MPA circular regarding revision to the number of persons onboard pleasure craft in Port Marine Circulars No 036 OF 2021: https://www.mpa.gov.sg/web/portal/home/port-of-singapore/circulars-and-notices/detail/47760c21-7b5e-47fa-88f9-674b21336cbf

With effect from 10 Aug 2021, charter limit of 4 hours will be lifted and dining onboard the SZH-licensed pleasure craft is allowed for up to groups of 5 if all persons meet any of the following requirements:
a) Fully vaccinated; or
b) Recovered from COVID-19 (within 270 days); or
c) Unvaccinated but has a valid negative pre-event testing (PET) result for the duration of the charter (refer to LINK for more information); or
d) Children aged 12 years and below (i.e. born in and after 2009) from the same household.

If the above conditions are not met, up to 5 guests may still board but dining is not allowed on board. Guests are required to show a proof of the above to our skipper prior to boarding the yacht.

Charters longer than 4 hours can resume, and we can now take up to 5 guests for private charters. More than 5 guests from the same household can board the yacht, but are still required to split into groups of not more than 5.

Update on 21 July 2021 – You may find the latest MPA circular regarding revision to the number of persons onboard pleasure craft in Port Marine Circulars No 033 OF 2021: https://www.mpa.gov.sg/web/portal/home/port-of-singapore/circulars-and-notices/detail/c7e6b393-880e-44da-b42b-b6418e8b17b9

With effect from 22 July 2021, food and beverages are not to be consumed onboard the SZH-licensed pleasure craft and all charters are limited to 4 hours. Gatherings of more than 2 persons onboard any pleasure craft are prohibited. Exceptions may apply for marriage solemnisations. Do refer to above circular for more information.

Key changes from 22 July 2021:
a) Group size for social gathering reduced from 5 to 2 persons (regardless of vaccination status). SZH-licensed pleasure craft can only carry 2 persons for each group of passengers that she was pre-approved to carry by MPA. More than 2 persons from the same household (i.e. same NRIC address) can board the same craft but they are to split into groups of not more than 2 persons and are not to intermingle.
b) Wedding solemnisations may continue onboard SZH-licensed pleasure craft with group size of not more than 2 persons if there are more than 20 attendees (i.e. couple and guests)
c) Receptions may continue with PET for all attendees. For receptions of more than 20 persons, the group size limit is 5 persons
d) Food and drinks are not to be consumed onboard SZH craft. However, passengers may have sips of water if thirsty. SZH operators are discouraged from allowing passengers to bring onboard the food and drinks to be consumed on the islands so as to reduce the mask-off activities.
e) Duration of charter is limited to 4 hours.

Update on 18 July 2021 – You may find the latest MPA circular regarding revision to the number of persons onboard pleasure craft in Port Marine Circulars No 032 OF 2021: https://www.mpa.gov.sg/web/portal/home/port-of-singapore/circulars-and-notices/detail/e03bf8dd-c6dc-4e72-a5ba-97432012792e

With effect from 19 Jul 2021, food and beverages may be consumed onboard the craft if not more than 2 persons are dining at the same time. More than 2 and up to 5 persons may dine at the same time if the persons from the same group meet the following criteria and the owners/operators of SZH-licensed pleasure craft have put in place systems to check the status of such individuals:
a) Fully vaccinated; or
b) Recovered from COVID-19 (within 270 days); or
c) Unvaccinated but has a valid negative pre-event testing result for the duration of the charter; or
d) Children aged 12 years and below.

More information on approved PET (pre-event testing) here: https://www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19/pet

More information on marriage solemnisation and receptions here: https://www.gobusiness.gov.sg/covid-faqs/for-sector-specific-queries/marriage-solemnizations-and-receptions

Update on 12 July 2021 – You may find the latest MPA circular regarding revision to the number of persons onboard pleasure craft in Port Marine Circulars No 029 OF 2021: https://www.mpa.gov.sg/web/portal/home/port-of-singapore/circulars-and-notices/detail/11b3e608-8cbe-4788-a3db-e46eb187cb19

This supersedes the previous PMC No 25 of 2021. Key changes are: With effect from 12 Jul 2021, group size for dining will be increased from 2 persons to 5 persons.

Update on 19 June 2021 – You may find the latest MPA circular regarding revision to the number of persons onboard pleasure craft in Port Marine Circulars No 025 OF 2021: https://www.mpa.gov.sg/web/portal/home/port-of-singapore/circulars-and-notices/detail/59909012-8e7b-47e9-889a-ded22e3c3ecc

Update on 14 June 2021 – You may find the latest MPA circular regarding revision to the number of persons onboard pleasure craft in Port Marine Circulars No 023 OF 2021: https://www.mpa.gov.sg/web/portal/home/port-of-singapore/circulars-and-notices/detail/d4168ceb-9ba4-4d50-93b6-ba2ba1d268da

Update on 10 June 2021 – Up to 5 guests are allowed from 14 June 2021 onward. Food & drinks may be allowed from 21 June 2021 onwards. We await official update from MPA.

Update on 17 May 2021 – Following the latest tightening of measures, yacht charters may proceed for up to 2 persons (excluding crews or external vendors) for 16 May – 13 June 2021, or until further notice. No food & drinks are allowed on board, except for a bottle of water. All persons onboard are to wear mask except when engaging in water sports activities, or when taking a sip of water.

For more than 2 persons from the same household (i.e. same NRIC address), charter may proceed with additional safe management measures including but not limited to splitting into sub-groups of not more than 2 persons, maintain 1m safe distancing, no intermingling, among other SMM requirements. The number of approved sub-groups approved for each yacht remains the same, meaning if the yacht was previously approved to carry 2 subgroups of 8 persons, the yacht is now allowed to carry 2 subgroups of 2 persons. Number of sub-groups may not be increased without MPA’s approval.

Exception applies for special cases such as wedding solemnisations. Wedding solemnisation may continue onboard charter yachts with no food and drinks served. If there are more than 20 attendees (couple, and guests), the attendees must be split into subgroups of not more than 2 persons. Wedding reception is not allowed to be conducted (i.e. serving of food and drinks).

Update on 16 May 2021 – You may find the latest MPA circular regarding revision to the number of persons onboard pleasure craft in Port Marine Circulars No 018 OF 2021: https://www.mpa.gov.sg/web/portal/home/port-of-singapore/circulars-and-notices/port-marine-circulars/detail/aeeb0370-560a-493f-9017-a7565ce544ea

Update on 14 May 2021 – We have just received the same news trough public channels at the same time as everyone else, and we understand your concerns over the latest news on https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/no-dining-in-social-gatherings-capped-at-2-people-from-may-16-as-spore-tightens.

We are currently awaiting the latest circular from MPA to fully evaluate how boat trips will be affected between 16 May 2021 to 13 June 2021. Meanwhile, appreciate if you could give us some time to reach out to those charters that are affected once we discuss and negotiate with the respective yacht owners on an appropriate solution for you. Thank you for your patience, and we will try our best to post the latest update here too https://www.yachtcharter.sg/covid-19-update/.

Update on 10 May 2021 – All yacht charter bookings shall continue to be subject to the understanding and acknowledgement that number of guests shall be limited by your booking, or prevailing safe management measures at sailing time, whichever lower. Moving forward, bookings for social gatherings shall be taken on the basis of up to 5 guests or prevailing restrictions until further notice.

You may find the latest MPA circular regarding revision to the number of persons onboard pleasure craft in Port Marine Circulars No 016 OF 2021: https://www.mpa.gov.sg/web/portal/home/port-of-singapore/circulars-and-notices/detail/2e98cee6-9627-44fc-90b3-ee899f4091ac

Update on 5 May 2021 – Announced late on 4 May 2021, limits on social gatherings will be reduced from groups of eight people to five as Singapore tightens COVID-19 measures amid a rise in community cases. The new restriction will be in place from May 8 to May 30 (as per CNA news report).

All our charter bookings come with the understanding and acknowledgement that number of guests shall be limited by your booking, or prevailing safe management measures at sailing time, whichever lower. However, we want to exercise flexibility where possible and am working with each and every yacht owner on allowing rescheduling for affected charters. Kindly note that should rescheduling be allowed, it is only allowed once. This complimentary one-time rescheduling where offered, are purely out of goodwill. The number of guests allowed on your newly rescheduled date shall be capped at your booking or at the new limit allowed, whichever lower.

Certain yachts enforce a strictly no rescheduling policy, with the new guest limit of up to 5 persons applicable on the original booked date and time. These yachts include:
– Xiao Lin
– No Name 1 / No Name 2 / No Name 3
– Leviathan 88 / Leviathan 888
– Princess 42 Zen Sea
– Lagoon 450 Zen Sea II
– Kingdom
– Veyron
– Party Boat 1 / Party Boat 2
– Sea Friends

For all the other yachts, we are still working with the respective yacht owners on any goodwill that may be offered on a case-by-case, yacht-by-yacht basis. Appreciate your understanding that we strive to reach out to all affected charter clients within the May period as soon as we can, and once we work out on a solution for each yacht.

Moving forward, any new booking made for charter date within 8 – 30 May 2021 shall automatically be capped at 5 persons, or up to the new limit should there be further tightening.

Seek your kind understanding that we are unable to provide cancellations or full refunds in any case.

The only exception is for customers who booked the [8pax] Book with Full Confidence package https://experology.com/book-with-full-confidence
We will honour the special terms for these packages as below:
– reschedule or cancel anytime with advance notice of at least 72 hours, and in such case of cancellation, full refund shall be given
– full refund within 72 hours from the charter time if the charter is unable to go on because of new advisories released by the Singapore government

A new package with cancellation guarantee for up to 5 pax have been updated here too: https://experology.com/book-with-full-confidence-5pax

Update on 24 December 2020 – With effect from 28 December 2021, all yachts may now take up to 8 guests, as long as this does not exceed the craft licensed carrying capacity. Safe management measures continue to apply. For charter yachts (SZH-registered) approved to take more than 8 guests, additional safe management measures including but not limited to the following:

  1. Guests will need to undergo temperature screening at our meeting place. Please note our skipper reserves the right to refuse entry to any guest whose temperature is above 37.5 deg C or showing symptoms, in consideration of the safety of our team and other guests. (In which case, no refund will be given)
  2. Guests will also be assigned to separate and distinct subgroups.
  3. Each subgroup cannot exceed 8 guests.
  4. Guests are required to check in and out via SafeEntry on board our yachts.
  5. Onboard, guests will need to remain in their own subgroup which should not exceed 8 persons per subgroup, maintain a safe distance of 1 metre from other subgroups, and are not allowed to intermingle between subgroups.
  6. Onboard, guests will need to wear your masks at all times (except when eating or participating in water activities).
  7. Water activities will be staggered between subgroups so that intermingling will not occur.

Please note that if there’s any guest fail to comply with the above, our skipper has the right to end the charter and return to the marina, as we risk losing our license and incurring hefty fines should we not adhere to these measures. In such case, they will be no refund or compensation and the whole charter shall be deemed to be completed and fulfilled. We seek everyone’s cooperation so that we can continue our operations to enable every single guest to enjoy a day out at sea.

More information on Port Marine Circular No. 047 of 2020: https://www.mpa.gov.sg/web/portal/home/port-of-singapore/circulars-and-notices/port-marine-circulars/detail/5538ec7d-96a6-44ec-b4fe-2edeb8b64582

Should there be any doubts in interpretation, the wordings on the official port marine circular shall take precedence.

Update on 14 December 2020 – Following the announcement of phase 3 commencing on 28 December 2020, we await further clarifications on the latest guidelines from MPA. For existing bookings, there shall be no changes until further notice. Terms of booking do not change, hence a limit of 5 guests still applies for bookings made at the promotional rates for up to 5 guests. We will advise accordingly on the appropriate top-up amount required to upgrade the booking if possible and available.

Update on 14 October 2020 – Pursuant to PMC 37 of 2020 below, MPA have sent out the following reminder: while the yacht is approved to carry more than 5 persons, yacht owner/operators are not to accept bookings for yacht charter of large groups of more than 5 persons even if they are broken into sub-groups of 5 persons. The 5-person sub-groups must be from separate and distinct groups. Exceptions will be made for wedding solemnisations and receptions.

Update on 22 September 2020 – Self-service buffet lines, live music, radio broadcasts and all forms of television/video screenings and other forms of entertainment such as dancing, darts or karaoke are not allowed on board. Recorded music may be played only as soft background music, not exceeding 60 decibels.

For selected yachts approved to take more than 5 guests, additional Safe Management Measures include but are not limited to:
– Ensure no intermingling between each sub-groups of up to 5 guests.
– Charters with more than 5 guests are not to exceed 8 hours.
– Buffet lines and BBQ are not allowed.

More information on Port Marine Circular No. 037 of 2020: https://www.mpa.gov.sg/web/portal/home/port-of-singapore/circulars-and-notices/detail/946b85f9-5bc8-43e2-8479-52670fdafeb6

Update on 28 August 2020 – Selected yachts can now take up to 35 guests subject to additional safe management measures https://www.yachtcharter.sg/special-deals-july-2020/

Please note the additional Safe Management Measures to be implemented during charters on selected yachts in order to carry more than 5 guests on board:

  1. Guests will need to undergo temperature screening at our meeting place. Please note our skipper reserves the right to refuse entry to any guest whose temperature is above 37.5 deg C or showing symptoms, in consideration of the safety of our team and other guests. (In which case, no refund will be given)
  2. Guests will also be assigned subgroups.
  3. Each subgroup cannot exceed 5 guests.
  4. Guests are required to check in and out via SafeEntry on board our yachts.
  5. Onboard, guests will need to remain in their own subgroup which should not exceed 5 persons per subgroup, maintain a safe distance of 1 metre from other subgroups, and are not allowed to intermingle between subgroups.
  6. Onboard, guests will need to wear your masks at all times (except when eating or participating in water activities).
  7. Water activities will be staggered between subgroups so that intermingling will not occur.

Please note that if there’s any guest fail to comply with the above, our skipper has the right to end the charter and return to the marina, as we risk losing our license and incurring hefty fines should we not adhere to these measures. In such case, they will be no refund or compensation and the whole charter shall be deemed to be completed and fulfilled.

We seek everyone’s cooperation so that we can continue our operations to enable every single guest to enjoy a day out at sea.

Update on 30 June 2020 – We created a special page to summarise the phase 2 deals for up to 5 guests here https://www.yachtcharter.sg/special-deals-july-2020/

Update on 18 June 2020 – Yacht charters are now permitted in post-circuit breaker phase 2 from 19 June 2020 onwards. Safe distancing measures and other restrictions apply i.e. maximum of 5 guests allowed. Special promotion for up to 5 guests here: https://experology.com/yachtcharter-sg-booking/covid-yacht-charter-deals

You may continue to take advantage of our credit topup promotions to enjoy discounted charters: https://experology.com/topup

Update on 29 May 2020 – Yacht charters are still not permitted in post-circuit breaker phase 1, and shall be postponed until further notice. Do take advantage of our credit topup promotions to enjoy discounted charters once we can resume operations: https://experology.com/topup

Update on 21 April 2020 – Circuit breaker measures to be extended to June 1. Yacht trips till 1 June 2020 shall be postponed until further notice. Credits top-up options are available here: https://experology.com/topup.

Update on 6 April 2020 – On 3 April 2020. the Singapore government announced that the Multi-Ministry Taskforce will be implementing an elevated set of safe distancing measures, as a circuit breaker to pre-empt the trend of increasing local transmission of COVID-19. (Source: MOH) As such, yacht trips from 7 April to 4 May 2020 shall be ceased until further notice. Our back-end support team remains ready and available to answer your queries via phone, email, WhatsApp and our social medias. Affected yacht charters within this period shall be postponed to a later date. Discounted charter credits are still available for purchase on Experology: https://experology.com/topup/topup-credit-16000. More credits top-up options here: https://experology.com/topup.

Update on 25 March 2020 – In view of the latest advisory from MOH on 24 March 2020 regarding tighter controls, Singaporeans are advised to avoid holding and participating in social events and gatherings involving more than 10 persons at any one time. These include private celebrations like birthdays and weddings. We encourage yacht charters with 8 guests or less (plus 2 crews) for the time being until 30 April 2020.

Update on 13 February 2020 from One 15 Marina Club – In light of the latest situation surrounding the Wuhan Coronavirus, the Club will be screening the temperature of all charter passengers and boat crew embarking and disembarking at ONE°15 Marina with effect from 13th February 2020.

Please refer to the new procedures as follows:
· All charter boats are not allowed to embark and disembark guest at their own berth.
· The captain/owner of the boat is required to provide the number of passengers going on the charter one day in advance.
· The crew shall pick up charter guests from the boardwalk outside the fuel dock gate where the temperature screening will be conducted.
· After the temperature of all passengers are taken, the charter boat will be allowed to berth alongside the fuel dock to pick up the passengers.
· Each boat will be given 15 minutes to board the passengers. No waiting is allowed.
· Upon returning to the marina, temperature will be taken for disembarking passengers.
· Where a passenger has a temperature of 37.5 and above, he/ she will be turned away and not be allowed to embark the boat.

The Club takes a strict stance on protecting the health and safety of our Members and guests, and we seek your cooperation in making the marina a safe place to be. Boaters not complying with the screening procedures will be penalized.

Update on 7 February 2020 – Singapore’s risk assessment raised to DORSCON Orange. There is no need to panic yet, as precautionary measures are well in place. We will encourage all charter guests to practise personal hygiene such as washing hands more regularly on board. Our crews are required to monitor their temperature at least twice a day and to continue maintaining personal hygiene at all times. All charter guests are encouraged to take their temperature even before leaving house and to not attend the yacht charter if temperature is above 37.5. Guests with travel history to China since 25 January 2020 shall not be allowed on board.

Update on 4 February 2020 – Singapore’s first case of human-to-human transmission is reported. Guests with fever or flu are strictly not allowed on board.

Update on 22 January 2020 – Any crew or guests with travel history to Hubei or other parts of mainland China in the last 14 days, or have been in close contact with someone who have been to China in the past 14 days will not be allowed to board. Suspected case or individuals showing symptoms such as fever shall be turned away as well.

Update on 20 January 2020 – Singapore reported its first case of Wuhan novel coronavirus (nCov-2019) on 20 January 2020. This is an imported case, with no signs of community spread yet. We will continue to monitor the latest situation to ensure your health and safety.