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THE TRUTH ABOUT YACHT WEEK | 6 Things To Know Before You Go

Last summer, my friend and I spent a week exploring Croatia, Slovenia and Montenegro then met up with Kiersten ‘The Blonde Abroad’ and the rest of our all-girls crew for a week of sailing in Greece with The Yacht Week . As a whole, I loved the experience, but there were several things I wish I would have know prior to booking the trip that would have allowed me to enjoy it to the fullest. So here are 6 things you should know before you go on Yacht Week.


1) The Yacht Week will be more expensive than you think!

I budgeted around $75 a day for food and drinks for our seven day trip and quickly realized that that was not going to be enough. Upon arriving, we were told we needed to go shopping for costumes for the sailing competition and parties. Next, we had to put money in for the “Kitty Fund,” which is food and drinks for the boat for the week. We also had to pitch in money to tip our skipper and pay for gas for the boat. At the parties you usually get 1 or 2 free drinks with your wristband, but after, that you pay for your drinks. So it can get expensive, especially if you want to splurge on bottle service. It’s nice to have a heads up on all this so you can budget accordingly. Bottom line: if you plan to drink and eat out and don’t want to worry about running out of money, you should plan to spend around $130 USD/day. Here’s a quick budget breakdown…

$150 Kitty $50 Costumes $525 ($75/Day Restaurants + Drinks x 7 Days) $100 Gas/Tip for Skipper $100 Bottle Service _______ $925 TOTAL


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2) The Yacht Week is more about partying and less about sailing

Yes, you will sail from island to island (my favorite part of the trip!), but the main focus of Yacht Week is the parties they throw. There is a big welcome party the night you arrive, and for the rest of the trip, there are day parties and night parties every single day. I didn’t fully understand this coming into the trip so I wasn’t in the right frame of mind, but once I realized the basic agenda was sailing from party to party, I was able to just go with the flow and also plan some other stuff I wanted to do, without feeling like I was going to miss out.

With that said, I highly recommend skipping one or two of the day parties and exploring instead. On the Greece Route , forget the day party at Love Bay Beach (it’s a dirt beach and not that pretty) and check out Poros! There is a lot to see and you only get one night there, so skip the day party and wander around this cute little town. Also, Hydra Island ( my favorite stop on the Greece Route ) is another must see! Definitely ditch the day party and spend your time exploring this magical place. There are so many gorgeous spots to take photos on both islands.


3) Unless you splurge on a bigger, nicer sailboat, you will not be able to use the toilet onboard for #2!

You can go pee on all the sailboats, but you can’t flush toilet paper down the toilets, and on many of them, you cannot go #2. I am sorry. I know this is a disgusting topic, but it is even more disgusting and horrifying to find yourself on a boat, sailing for hours or docked somewhere overnight, and realize there is nowhere that you can go to the bathroom. My friend Misha and I stayed at several hotels along the way because neither of us wanted to handle not having proper use of a toilet for days on end, but many girls were not as lucky, and there are some very embarrassing stories that I will not repeat here. Had we known about the bathroom situation prior, we would have splurged on a bigger sailboat that could accommodate people using the toilet. So make sure you look into this before you book your boat!


4) Your boat will get dirty real quick!

We had an all-girls crew and our cabin still got crazy dirty every day. Make a pact to all help clean. If everyone pitches in, it takes just a few minutes a day to keep your boat clean. Stay on top of dishes. Do them right after you are done eating, and try to keep all your personal stuff in your own cabin. The last thing you want is to spend a week in a tiny cramped, filthy space. This is the real Yacht Week v. your Instagram Yacht Week…


5) There is no air conditioning on the smaller sailboats

This is really not a big deal but when it’s very hot, it is hard to sleep in the cabins. I recommend bringing a yoga mat or buying one the first night you are there, so you can lay it out and sleep on the deck of the boat at night. And if you do choose to sleep on the deck, make sure someone sleeps next to you. A lot of people will be walking to and from the boats at all hours of the night, so it is safer to use the buddy system, especially for girls.


6) You will have the time of your life!

Just go!   If you can’t find a friend to go with you, just go on your own. Every single girl on our boat was amazing and our skipper,  Gregor , was one of the kindest and most responsible guys I have ever met! I had the time of my life and I can’t wait to go on another Yacht Week trip, especially now that I know what to expect. It is nothing like the real world and it will be an amazing experience!



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Vanessa Rivers

Hi! I’m Vanessa Rivers, a California surfer girl living in Malibu after seven years in London. I started Glitter&Mud to share my adventures around the world to help my readers make the most of their travels. I am a Founder of the popular travel community We Are Travel Girls and a proud mom to a little travel girl named Sadie. I hope my stories inspire you to travel more, see the beauty in the world around you, laugh more, love more and believe that anything is possible! EXPLORE. DREAM. DISCOVER. BELIEVE. LOVE.

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Great article Vanessa! I have been on Yacht Week a couple of times now, its super fun, but its definitely good for newbies to Yacht Week to hear how to prepare to make sure they really enjoy it! Completely agree on splurging on a bigger better boat, we went for a much larger yacht for BVI than we had in Croatia and it made such a difference! (Having a stand up cubicle shower next to my cabin was a treat!!) Thanks for sharing your tips! You girls and the bikinis are really cute too!! xoxo

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Done yacht week three times – great experience. But as you said its about party. Now moved on to Sailing Nations which focuses more on sailing and has super interesting sailing destinations.

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Hi Bob! Thanks for sharing! I will have to check out Sailing Nations. Sounds very cool! I love being out on the water. Sailing makes you feel so free!

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I’ll be leaving in a few weeks. Wondering what the currency will be like and how much to exchange. Did you use Euros? Or Kuna?

Hi Liz! Greece is on the EURO. Are you coming from the US? Right now 1 USD = .90 EURO – Enjoy your trip! X

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Croatia is on the Kuna.

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Great article ! really helpful for rookie yacht weeks . I will leave in a few weeks for the Italy route. Do the budget shown here applies for italy as well?

Hi Gil! I haven’t bee on the Italy route yet but the activities and cost will probably be similar. Have fun!!!

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What currency is your estimated cost list in? Thanks so much!

Hi Eloise! It is in USD! X

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Hello Vanessa. I’ve got a group of 4-6 guys who want to go to Croatia next June and definitely want a higher end boat. I assume we should be able to set this up as their must be others who are willing to spend more to get more. A couple of questions; are all boats single sex boats? Would it be wise to get a few hotels at some of the ports/stops? How about paying for a single cabin? Basically I’m trying to gather as much information as possible before booking starts in a couple of weeks. Thank you, Chip

Hi Chip! If you just want the boat to be your 6 friends I am sure you can find a high-end boat that will work for you (you’ll just need to pay more for a nicer boat) but generally Yacht Week wants there to be at least 50% girls on the boat. So there are all girl boats and mixed male/female boats but rarely all male boats. However I am sure it is possible to have an all male boat. I would contact Yacht Week directly to ask about this: [email protected] | As far as hotels, if you get a nice boat with proper bathrooms you won’t need to rent hotel rooms. I would recommend putting the money you would spend on hotels rooms towards getting a nicer boat with nice, proper bathrooms. Have a blast on your trip! X

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Hi Vanessa, excellent piece of work! I wanted to ask you few things because i’m planning to go with some friends of mine from Argentina. If you can answer, that will be appreciated. 1. I read that a Hostess is really helpfull. But, the captain that is not included, is 100% neccesary? 2. How much is the bottle service approximately? 3. How much did you spend, between food, drinks, extras and yatch during the entire week? 4. It’s recommended to make a reservation just for me and my friend, and then the company join us with another group for the 50% rate of men?

Hi Juan! Thanks for your questions! 1) You don’t need a hostess but I am sure it would be nice to have one. You absolutely need a captain or a skipper to sail the boat. 2) Bottle service prices vary depending on where you go. We did the Greece route and I think our bottle service was about 150 EURO for 1 bottle but again this varies. 3) In my post you will see the price breakdown. It was approx $925 USD for the week for my trip. 4) Yes, I would book spots for you and your friend and the rest of the boat will be filled with a mix of males and females for a 50% female/male ratio.

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Your review was so helpful! We just booked a yacht for Greece!! Cannot wait!

Hi Sharita! I’m glad my post was helpful! Have a blast in Greece!!! X

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Hi Vanessa. Thanks for your blog post # 1 was most important for me as I definitely wanted to know how much additional cost I would be spending. I typically budget $100 per day for trips. Great blog post in general. I will be sharing this with my crew.

Thank you Orane! Glad you found the post useful! And thanks so much for sharing it. If you or your friends have any questions about The Yacht Week you are welcome to post them in the comments section here and I will try to get back to you as soon as possible. X

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Hi! When I think of yacht week, I want those typical parties where the boats link together in the ocean and create a mini village to mingle for the day. I’ve only heard of this on Croatia routes. Does this happen for Greece at all?

Also what’s the age range like?

Hi Arly! This does happen on the Greece route, and I think all of the routes! The age range is typically a majority of people in their early to late twenties, with some people a little younger and some people in their early to mid thirties. Most people you will be in there twenties. I think I was twenty-nine when I went, which is on the older side! Have a blast!

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Hi Vanessa! Great article. My best friend and I plan on doing Croatia this summer! The $130/day you estimated, does that include the port fees and electric fees at each port? Thanks!

Hi Lindsey – thanks for reaching out. I don’t remember specific cost for port fees or any electric fees but I know our Kitty Fund that everyone pitched money into at the start of the trip cover all the boat related costs on the trip, so yes, all your boat fees are included in the $130/day! X

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Hey Lindsey, are you and your friend booking your own yatch? We’re looking for two girls to join our crew for week 25.

Question: the catamarans seem a lot more stable (and thus probably a better place to gather people for the party) whereas the Beneteau Oceanis 60 is just a sexy beast. We want to make sure we can have people over at our boat to party (and that it is stable enough for it). Which one do you think is the way to go (from your observations)?

Hi Kay – I am not a boat expert but I think any sailboat would be fine to have people on to “party” as long as you don’t go over the max weight limit for the boat. The skipper will let you know how many extra people you can have. X

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Have you reviewed or compared the two routes? I can’t decide between Croatia and Greece. I have visited both and loved them both for different reasons. But, I am so torn between the two routes.

Hi Jami! I have been to both Croatia and Greece but I have only done Yacht Week Greece. I can personally say YW Greece was amazing but don’t have any experience with the Croatia route. However I am sure it is amazing too! My friend Kirsten – The Blonde Abroad – has done both and she gives a good review here: http://theblondeabroad.com/2014/11/03/best-route-yacht-week/

Hope this is helpful!

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Hello Hello, may I ask what marina did you leave from and did you happen to see any yacht week prop stores near the marina are on your route? Someplace to buy floaties, temporary tattoos, UV body paint, and the like. We’re trying to maximize our carry on space by strategizing what we can buy in Athens.

Hi Lynette! I took this trip a few years ago so sorry I do not remember the name of the marina but I remember stores for everything we wanted to buy were within walking distance of our boat including a place to buy floaties, body paint and costumes etc! So unless there is something specific you want you can just go buy stuff with your boat crew when you arrive! 😉

Where do the floaties go after Yacht week? I leave in about 3 weeks and am purchasing floaties now. But every photo I see everyone is on a floatie. Would it make sense to just buy some off of them instead of lugging them half way accross the planet in a carry-on? Or is somewhere in Split just the location of the worlds largest floatie graveyard

Hi Jason! On the Greece route there was a store right in the harbor where we bought floaties the day before we set sail. I don’t know what people do with their floaties after yacht week. Mine got holes along the way and deflated so I threw them away but I would have given them to someone if they made it to the end! You can probably just wait and buy them when you get there. Maybe buy one floatie before and then get the rest when you arrive that way you know you at least have one!

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Vanessa, Great article. I’m planning on doing this with a few friends. I noticed that you kept bringing up bottle service as being expensive. What if we ended up buying a lot of supplies (booze included) before getting on the boat. Would that be an issue? Maybe you pointed this out already and I stupidly missed it. Thanks.

Hi Allen! Thanks for your comment! I just mentioned that if you want to splurge on bottle service it is expensive and can add up quickly. You can also of course buy supplies and just drink on the boat and not spend money when you go out to the parties but you can’t bring alcohol with you the clubs obviously, so if you want to drink while there you will need to factor in the extra cost of drinks. TYW gives you a wrist band that usually gives you at least 2 free drinks at each party but you have to buy your own drinks after that so just be sure to factor in the cost if you plan to drink when going out!

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Great read, very helpful! I noticed you mentioned 100$ for tip/gas (how many people were on the boat total?) Just trying to get a rough estimate on how much we should tip our skipper, including myself, we have 7 people.

Hi Jade! We had a crew of 8 girls. I think the amount you tip should depend more on how good your skipper is/ how much he does and how much your sailboat cost to rent. We had a small, cheaper boat but our skipper was really awesome so we wanted to tip him well. He went above and beyond to make sure we were all safe, happy and having fun! Hope this helps. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have more questions! Have fun!

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Is there a farewell party Friday night on the Greece route?

Hi Alyssa – Thanks for your comment. I don’t remember there being a farewell party on Friday night! X

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Thanks for the help! Does anyone have any recommendations for other cities/countries to visit before/after Croatia yacht week? Trying to book a 2-week trip overall, and there are so many options! Would love help narrowing it down! 🙂

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Hey Vanessa, There are 8 of us girls looking into booking this summer, Greece or Montenegro route but we are concerned about the age range. We are between 30-35…what was the age range like? Also, we were debating on if we book in pairs (cabins) and be on separate boats or if we book our own, what are your thoughts?

Hi Kelsy! Thanks for your comment! Most people are in their 20s on yacht week but there are lots of people in their 30s too so you girls won’t feel out of place. I would try to rent your own boat all together. It will be easier if you are all together otherwise you will spend most of the trip just trying to meet up. Yacht week is about relaxing and having fun so you don’t want to work about stuff like that on your trip. You will also have plenty of time to mix and mingle with other people at the parties and when you are docked together or anchored during the day together! Hope you ladies have a blast! If any of you want to write a guest post about what it is like to do yacht week in your 30s I would LOVE to publish your story here! X, Vanessa

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how much was it for each bottle for bottle service? would it be liter bottles or standard US 750ml bottles?

Hi! Bottle service in Greece when I went was around 150-200 EURO for US 750ml bottles. Cheers!

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Is there a ‘best’ month to do yacht week? My friends and I don’t want to do the Ultra music festival. Curious if July or August is better. Thanks!

Hi Kelly! I don’t think there is really a best month but you might find cheaper flights and the places you go to might be a little less crowded in August. June and July are peak high season so best to try to avoid touristy spots during those months if you can.

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Do you remember how much of your budget you were able to pay for with credit card, or how much of it had to be paid for with cash? I want to avoid converting too much of my money into cash euros for the Greece trip.

Hi Kurt! I paid for my spot on our boat with my credit card online prior to the trip. Everything else I paid for in cash. It is much easier if you have cash on hand to pay for meals and drinks etc. If you get bottle service at a bar you will be able to pay with a card but a drink here or there and meals where you are in a group it is much easier to each just throw in some cash. I would suggest taking maybe $300 out before you start the trip then getting more at one of your stops along the way that way just to be safe. I did not have anything stolen from me on the trip but it is always a risk if you have too much cash with you. Have fun! X, Vanessa

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Yacht Week: A Beginner’s Guide 

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If you could sail, swim, and celebrate on repeat each day for a week until you’re happily exhausted, you’d do it, wouldn’t you? Well, boating has just the event for that: Yacht Week. Haven’t heard of it? Here’s a Yacht Week Beginner’s Guide : 

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First, what is Yacht Week? 

If you’ve never heard of The Yacht Week , it’s called the original floating festival. You stay aboard a skippered boat with a bunch of your friends, cruising alongside other like-minded travelers. 

A skippered boat is a boat with someone who is in command of it, more or less equal to a captain! This gives your crew opportunities to focus on the fun and potentially learn boating from an experienced guide. 

Options exist for per- cabin bookings, too. Regardless, for seven days, you explore convoy-style, visiting picture-perfect destinations like Croatia, Turkey, Tahiti, and the British Virgin Islands. While you have the freedom to follow your own itinerary, you get your skipper’s first-hand knowledge of where to go and what to do. 

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You can dine onboard or ashore , soak up the sun on secluded beaches, and of course, swim. Come at nighttime, and join your fellow adventurers at organized parties on the beach and in clubs. Or, simply star gaze on deck before drifting off to sleep.

Yacht Week’s brief history

The Yacht Week got its start nearly two decades ago. Directors and founders Eric Biorklund and William Wenckel worked for the same company as charter-boat captains in Europe when inspiration struck. A two-week period in Greece was so much fun that they became fast friends with their guests. Figuring they could replicate the success, they reserved 10 yachts for traveling together for a subsequent summer in anticipation of attracting 100 guests. It worked. They then added another five yachts to that total, which also filled up. Guests had so much fun, in fact, that they requested Biorklund and Wenckel arrange more trips. Soon the duo had more cruisers than staterooms available. So, they turned it into a dedicated business, and The Yacht Week was born.

With another business partner onboard, Biorklund and Wenckel set their sights on growing The Yacht Week internationally. That, too, worked. The company went from booking 30 boats in 2006 to more than 1,300 within a decade. 

Experiences you’ve never had before 

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The Yacht Week is more than just skippered boats; the goal is to provide you with experiences you’ve never had before! For example, if you’re into techno, house music, and similar styles, the Croatia Ultra Route dates in July coincide with the Ultra Europe EDM festival. Pro Tip: Your yacht package includes VIP tickets. 

While music is a big part of The Yacht Week—and cruising in general—other itineraries are more about the destinations and camaraderie. 

From May through September, for instance, trips depart from Athens, Greece, and head to a number of islands. To ensure you get to know your fellow cruisers, a raft-up (anchoring your boat side by side) kicks off the first day. 

Each day for the rest of the week, you can explore ancient sites and towns with guides on foot or drive an ATV through the countryside. Fun costume parties, White Parties (where you wear all white), and more occur each day, too. 

To cap off the summer in style, book one of two available weeks (at presstime) in Turkey in September. You’ll enjoy the country’s famed Turquoise Coast, along its southwestern shore, starting out in Fethiye. When you go sightseeing, don’t miss the chance to partake in a Turkish bath. You’ll emerge with your skin feeling invigorated and an amazing story to share.

Pro Tip: Speaking of sharing, you’ll be sharing picture after picture on social media with your friends and family back home. The Yacht Week also has professional photographers and videographers on hand during each itinerary to ensure the best moments get captured. 

Get a feel for boating 

If you’re curious about how the boat operates, feel free to ask questions. Captains love sharing their knowledge and passion, so you can take a turn at the wheel as well. Plenty of cruisers become friends, too, with their fellow passengers, planning future cruises upon returning home. That’s what ultimately makes The Yacht Week a week to remember for a lifetime. 

About Boatsetter 

Boatsetter is a unique boat-sharing platform that gives everyone — whether you own a boat or you’re just renting — the chance to experience life on the water. You can list a boat , book a boat , or make money as a captain . 

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A journalist with more than 30 years’ experience, Diane M. Byrne is the owner of MegayachtNews.com, a daily website educating American superyacht owners, buyers, and their circles of influence about the leading builders, designers, cruising destinations, and more. She founded the website in 2007 as the first, and still the only, American-focused online media outlet exclusively covering this market. It features all-original content, for real stories of real interest.

Diane is additionally one of the most-sought-after journalists for expert editorial coverage and commentary about not only superyachts, but also general boating and yachting. Her byline appears in Boatsetter.com, DiscoverBoating.com, and the magazines Luxury Guide, Ocean, Yachting, and Yachts International.

Additionally, Diane is the Chair of the U.S. Superyacht Association, having been on the Board of Directors since 2015. Outside of yachting, she’s a trustee of Sempre Avanti, a non-profit resource supporting Italian and Italian-American individuals, businesses, and organizations in the United States and Italy.

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How it works

You've heard us say it's the best week of your life, and you've chosen your dream destination. But how does it all come together? How do you select the perfect yacht? And what's the deal with a host? Here's the lowdown on exactly how you book your week at sea.

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Choose from our yacht categories or pick your own!

Choose your crew; sail with a group or join a shared yacht

Pay & sail; secure your spot for just a 10% deposit

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Our categories.

Choose from two yacht categories, Classic and Premium, in both Monohull and Catamaran types. Select the one that fits with your crew's spirit and budget, and we'll match you with a yacht that fits the bill. Or, if you're crystal clear about your desires, go ahead and pick your own.

Add your extras

Once you've chosen your yacht, it's time to make it uniquely yours. This is where you can add those exciting extras to turn your week into the dream you've always envisioned. How about adding a host to handle your meals while you soak in the adventure?

Choose your crew

Spend an unforgettable week on a yacht with your very own skipper and up to 12 friends. Can't fill a whole yacht? Use our handy Crew Finder to connect with other travellers.

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Set sail with like-minded adventurers in a cabin on a shared yacht.

Masters of the ocean, they’ll navigate and sail your crew, show you the hidden gems en route and ensure your safety is the priority. Skippers are also included with every booking.

  • + RYA Skipper License (or equivalent)
  • + Trained at YW Skipper Academy
  • + Will quite literally show you the ropes if you’d like to learn to sail

Elevate your week to a whole new level with a host. They'll whip up fresh meals for you on deck daily and keep your yacht in pristine condition. Add hosts to any yacht, as long as there's a cabin for them.

  • + Culinary genius
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Payment plan.

Pay off your booking in 3 instalments.

Instalment 1 · Confirm booking 10 %

Instalment 2 · 30 days after 30 %

Instalment 3 · 60 days before you sail 60 %

You will only need to pay 10% at the time of booking to secure your space.

  • 10% deposit
  • 30% of the balance, due 30 days after your booked
  • 60% of the remaining balance, due 60 days before your trip

As the lead booker, once you have added your crew to your booking they will create their own profiles and can view the booking and pay their share. That way you won’t have to send money back and forth between everyone in the crew.

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Guide to the Yacht Week Croatia Itinerary

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What is Yacht Week Croatia?

Yacht Week is a week-long sailing adventure around the Croatian Islands on your own Catamaran. It is basically college spring break with an itinerary of partying all day and night. Our boat was the oldest ranging from our late 20s to 52 (Damn Damon), but I had assumed it would all be college kids, and it wasn’t. Most boats were in their 20’s and early 30’s. Despite our ages, our boat was the party boat, and we ended up with quite the reputation.

Itinerary Yacht Week Croatia

Our Itinerary During Yacht Week Croatia

* Schedule subject to change.

Itinerary Day 1 – Trogir

Day 1 was frustrating. We were all super excited. We had already checked out of our hotels and had all our luggage with us, but we had to wait until almost 5 p.m. for the skipper and host to prepare the boat. We spent breakfast and lunch at the same restaurant (poor servers). Then we went to the pier and sat there waiting and waiting and waiting. It was a buzz kill for sure, but it all worked out. Just be prepared.

Shout out to our skipper, Simon and host, Mia! They were the best and were 100% the reason we had such a good time.

Itinerary Day 1 was spent waiting Yacht Week Croatia

It’s important to know which marina your boat will leave from when planning your accommodations. We departed from ACL Marina Trogir, which is located farther away from Split but closer to the airport, so it worked out well for us. The pre-party on Day 1 was held at Padres, a bar located in Trogir. Since we were staying in Trogir, we could easily walk to the bar instead of taking a water taxi like other Yacht Week boats. Just a heads up – your catamaran will not leave the dock until Day 2.

Cover Charges During Yacht Week

Carpe Diem, Padres, Hula Hula, Club 585 and Fort George are private Yacht Week events. Other events are for the general public, but your Yacht Week bracelet grants free entry. 

Group at Way Point Hvar drinking coffee Itinerary Day 2

Itinerary Day 2 – Hvar

We sailed to the ACL Marina Palmizana near Hvar. It is a small, secluded island with a beach, a coffee shop, and showers. In the evening, we took a water taxi to the beach club Carpe Diem, located on its island of Stipanska, for the Siren’s Call party. It was sad to see that many people didn’t follow the theme. Don’t be those people. After that, we took a boat taxi into Hvar and went to Kiva Bar. Hvar is a beautiful city with small alleys filled with bars and restaurants. Although Kiva was fun, it was packed with people.  

Laundry During Yacht Week Croatia

The ACL Marina Palmizana has laundry facilities. It is a perfect time to do laundry because you will spend two nights here.

Itinerary Day 3 – Hvar

Today is usually day 5 on the itinerary, but it was changed due to the weather. Normally, it is a much-needed recharge day. We spent the day hanging out with all the other Yacht Weekers on our boats, as there wasn’t much to do on the small island.  In the evening, we went into Hvar again. Our host recommended hiking 15 minutes to the fort for sunset, but it looked high, and we were lazy. There was a Yacht Week party at Hula Hula. It’s just a short walk from the water taxi drop-off. 

Itinerary Day 2 Yacht Week Croatia

Yacht Week Drinking Tip: Roadies 

Get some roadies for your walk to Hula Hula. We didn’t, and our new friends from London gave me a warm beer. I was appreciative, but why is it only Americans who like super cold drinks?

Advice for Hula Hula, Hvar

Getting a drink at Hula Hula was impossible, but we walked another 2 minutes and found a bar on the right-hand side with no line and a better view. I even met a guy from my hometown, which is very small. It is a small world.

At dinner, I decided to practice my Croatian language skills. I learned that “živjeli” means “cheers” in Croatian. I thought I was pronouncing the word perfectly, but the waitress and my table mates did not agree. The waitress spent 5 minutes at our table trying to help me before shaking her head and giving up. Nonetheless, I will never forget the word; I even got it tattooed on my back in Croatian Script.

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Water Taxis 

We bought round-trip tickets for our water taxi, but when we went to head home, we were told the taxi we had tickets for only came every hour. It was strange. They all looked the same.  The man who claimed that “he wasn’t our taxi” allowed me to board anyway, so who knows. It was a rough ride. I ended up sitting on the floor of the tiny boat between all the passengers. At least I was protected from getting wet. Just make sure the boat is going back to the right marina.

Where to Eat:   Silk (Ul. Sveti Marak 14, 21450, Hvar, Croatia) Serving Pan-Asian Fresh Street Food. Our host recommended it.

Itinerary Day 4 – Bol

On day 4 of the itinerary, we sailed to Bol. Our skipper was the lead, so we tied up along the waterfront while other boats had to anchor in the marina and take a tender. We walked 15 minutes along the beach to the Auro Beach Bar. The bar is at the island’s tip and was very windy, so beware. There is a little train that drives back and forth if you are feeling hungover. At night, everyone headed to Club 585. I won’t name names, but someone forgot I was in the bathroom on the boat and left without me. I’m blaming the alcohol. 

Where to Eat: Taverna Riva (Frane radića 5, 21420 Bol, Croatia) – Located on the waterfront across from our catamaran. Beautiful view and delicious Mediterranean food.

Group at Taverna Riva eating dinner

Itinerary Day 5 – Sailing

Today was Regatta Day, which we thought would be a big event, but it turned out to be a simple sailing trip. We sailed together to our destination, where we anchored for the Tunnel Raft Party. Our group dressed in a Mario Cart theme for the Regatta but then changed into regular beach clothes.

The Tunnel Raft Party was a blast. All the boats were tied together in two long lines. A DJ played music from a boat in the middle, and everyone floated on their rafts and walked from boat to boat, enjoying the party. Again, we were lucky to have the lead skipper, so he ensured we were right next to the DJ. We transformed our boat into a Vegas Club with a VIP section guarded by a Velvet Rope. Damon and Johnny acted as bouncers, and anyone who passed by had to get a “Welcome to the Shit Show” tattoo. There was a rumor that our boat was the “Only Fans” boat, but that’s another story.

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Itinerary Day 6 – Vis

Half of the group went on a day trip to a cave, while I decided to stay behind and find a coffee shop with Wi-Fi. At this point, I still had no idea where I was going after Yacht Week. I had no plans for the eight days until my flight back to the US. We had one last dinner with our skipper and host and went to Fort George for the final party. 

Where to Eat: Villa Rustica (Mijurovac ul. 16, 21480, Vis, Croatia) – Most of the Yacht Weekers went to Fort George for dinner before the party, but our host recommended this restaurant for traditional Croatian food. It was delicious and within walking distance from our boat.

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Itinerary Day 7 – Back to Marina

Sadly, we had to sail back to the marina. We stopped and had one more opportunity to swim before packing and cleaning. 

And that is what the itinerary looks like on Yacht Week in Croatia. Would I go again? Absolutely. Have you already booked your trip? Check out the Top 11 Tips to Know Before Yacht Week Croatia .

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Yacht Week FAQ

The exact routes are set a few weeks before the event starts. As soon as the routes are set, you can view them on the arrival info on your booking. In the meantime, you can see an example route on the relevant destination page and lots of information regarding the highlights and things to do on the route.

During the day, you will be sailing to a new island. You will spend the day sailing, stopping in coral bays, having lunch, and swimming. This is your time, so spend it how you will! If you would prefer to head straight to the next island and do activities on the island, then your skipper will be able to sail you there and give you further information.

There will be a Yacht Week exclusive party or event each day, including the tunnel raft party and even the circle raft party (if you are lucky with the weather!). You have time to explore each island and try the cuisine at the local restaurants.

The distance between ports varies, but you would typically expect to leave the marina early/mid-morning and arrive at the next stop in the afternoon. Of course, it also depends on how long you spend having lunch, relaxing in bays, and swimming.

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Have you heard of The Yacht Week ? If not then let me introduce you to what could be the best week of your life. Back in 2014 I spent a week sailing around Greece on an all girls Yacht Week boat. We had an incredible time but there were some things I wish I would have known before the trip that could have made it even better. So here are eight things you should know before you go on The Yacht Week!


As you can see from the video above The Yacht Week looks like a lot of fun, and it is! This video is of The Yacht Week Greece trip I was on featuring some clips of our boat. I booked with one of my friends and prior to the tip I hadn’t met any of the other girls who were going to be on our sailboat. All the girls turned out to be awesome and we all made fast friends.

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If you can’t get a group of friends together to book your own sailboat don’t let that stop you from going on The Yacht Week. Just find one friend to go with you and book a two-person cabin! You’ll make new friends, and have the time of your life, especially after reading all my tips so you’ll know what to expect.


The Yacht Week is basically one big floating festival! If you want to have a serious week of peaceful sailing then The Yacht Week is probably not for you. You will sail from location to location but you’ll spend a lot more time partying than sailing on most of The Yacht Week routes. You need to be in the right frame of mind for this prior to the trip. So if you plan on going on The Yacht Week put your party hat on and be ready to have some fun!


You’ll likely look at The Yacht Week website and see a destination you want to go to and decide this is the route you want to take. I advise against this. In order to have the best time possible book a route based on the pace you want to go at.

Since I went on The Yacht Week they have added several new routes including an Italy route which they are marketing as slower paced for “sophisticated sailors and the food fanatics.” I have only been on the Greece route so I can’t vouch for this claim but if you want to do less partying, and more sailing and exploring, booking the Italy route seems like the way to go.

The Greece route I went on is labeled at a mid paced route. I love music and parties but I personally would have preferred more sailing and sight-seeing. Based on my experience, I would describe the mid paced Yacht Week routes (Greece, Montenegro and BVIs) as party routes and the fast paced routes (Croatia and Croatia Ultra) as ultra party routes.


As I said above The Yacht Week, overall, is more about partying than anything else but you are visiting amazing places on all of their routes so I suggest skipping some of the parties and exploring your surroundings. On the Greece route there was a day party and a night party at each stop. When we docked at Hydra Island , my friend and I skipped the day party and explored the island which turned out to be one of my favorite days on the trip! There are plenty of parties so don’t worry about skipping some of them and opting to take in some sights and local culture instead.


This is a gross topic but I have to bring it up because I would never want anyone to be in the same situation the girls on my boat were on. Our Yacht Week boat was a cheaper, economy sailboat and it was not equipped for us to be able to do anything besides pee in the toilets. That’s right, we did not have proper use of toilets on our boat for an entire week! Because of this my friend and I ended up renting several hotel rooms during Yacht Week (read Nikki Beach Porto Heli and Hotel Miranda Hydra Island ) just so we could have use of a toilet and shower.

So what is the moral of this story? Don’t go for the cheapest boat you can find. There are now four types of yachts you can book with The Yacht Week – Economy, Standard, Premium and Premium Plus. Spend the extra money to book a premium sailboat, and check that you’ll have unrestricted use of the toilet onboard before you book.


I budgeted around $75 a day for food, drinks and extras for our seven-day trip and quickly realized this was not going to be enough. Upon arrival we were told we needed to go shopping for costumes for the sailing competition and parties. Next, we had to put money in for the “Kitty Fund,” which is food and drinks for the boat for the week. We also had to pitch in money to tip our skipper and pay for gas for the boat.

At The Yacht Week parties you usually get one or two free drinks with your wristband, but after, that you have to pay for your drinks. Drinking every day can get expensive, especially if you want to splurge on bottle service. If you plan to drink and eat out and don’t want to worry about running out of money, you should plan to spend around $130 USD/day.

$150 Kitty $50 Costumes $525 ($75/Day Restaurants + Cocktails x 7 Days) $100 Gas/Tip for Skipper $100 Bottle Service _______ $925 TOTAL


We had an all-girls crew and our sailboat still got very dirty every day. In order to keep your boat from becoming filthy get everyone on your boat to agree from the start to all help clean. If everyone pitches in, it takes less than 20 minutes a day to keep your boat clean. Do your dishes right after you are done eating, and keep all your personal stuff in your own cabin. No one wants to spend a week in a tiny cramped, dirty space. This is the real Yacht Week v. your Instagram Yacht Week…


The last thing you want to do is go on what could be the week of your life with someone who can’t go with the flow, relax and enjoy an adventure. If you’re booking a two-person cabin with a friend make sure you are on the same page about what type of trip you both want to have.

If you can’t wait to get to The Yacht Week and party all week and your friend is looking for a peaceful, relaxing week of sailing and sightseeing it is not going to work. If your friend wants to do a luxury sailing trip but you want to book an economy sailboat to save money it is not going to work. This seems pretty obvious but I saw both of these scenarios happen and it is a buzz kill for everyone. Make sure you are on the same page with whoever you book The Yacht Week with, wether you are booking a two-person cabin or an entire sailboat.

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May 4, 2018 at 2:53 am

Hi, where did you get your bikinis? I love them! Thanks!

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August 28, 2018 at 6:02 am

Great Blog! Yacht Charting is considered the best way of spending your holidays and is an interesting activity to include in your traveling.

May 5, 2019 at 5:30 pm

Im about to book the Greece trip with a friend but now I am really concerned about the bathroom situation… can you maybe tell me a little bit more about that?

June 18, 2019 at 7:11 am

The boats have marine toilets; you can use them for #1 and #2, you just can’t flush anything else down them. So that means you have a baggie for toilet paper you throw out once or twice a day. It’s not ideal, but it’s not as bad as you might think, and you get used to it pretty quick. Plus, you’re on land a lot and can use regular toilets pretty much any time you’re not sailing.

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The Bermuda Catamaran & Yacht Week will be held from October 23 to 31, with the events set to include a Catamaran Flotilla, Marina Nights, Catamaran Rally, Breakfast & Bubbles Cruise, Spirit of Bermuda Dinner Cruise, and Float-up Movie.

A BTA spokesperson said, “Visitors and residents are encouraged to reclaim summer in the middle of fall. It’s a pandemic-era, rallying call to action from the Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA], as Bermuda Catamaran & Yacht Week is set to launch October 23 to 31.

“The weekend-to-weekend promotion is a collaboration of the island’s boat-charter operators and marinas, event planners, and caterers. It’s also a cornerstone of a 2020 series of promotions by the BTA, designed to stimulate spending from residents while engaging visitors as traveller volume gradually grows.

“BTA ‘inside-out’ campaigns through the pandemic have included the Great Bermuda Takeout, Independent Retailer Month, Bermuda Racquet Week, Bermuda Golf Week, the Alfresco Dining Festival, and Staycation Month.

“Catamaran & Yacht Week, filled with summer-like activities, is strategically placed in the October calendar to overlap with the influx of visitors for sailing’s Bermuda Gold Cup, golf’s Bermuda Championship, and rugby’s inaugural World Tens Series. All three sporting events start between October 24 to 26 and run through the end of the month.

“The line-up of ‘reclaim summer’ activities during Catamaran & Yacht Week includes:

  • Oct 23 | Catamaran Flotilla: Take to the Great Sound aboard a sailing catamaran for a sunset flotilla with summertime cocktails
  • Oct 23 | Marina Nights: Marinas at the Hamilton Princess and Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club are your venues for the ultimate happy hour—choose yours
  • Oct 24 | Catamaran Rally: Rallying together on the water aboard your favourite sailing cat, with food and beverage for the day included
  • Oct 25 | Breakfast & Bubbles Cruise: Board a sporty yacht and enjoy a traditional Bermuda Sunday breakfast of codfish and potatoes, matched with champagne and a leisurely cruise
  • Oct 30 | Spirit of Bermuda Dinner Cruise: Aboard Bermuda’s iconic sailing yacht, experience a steak-and-seafood local harvest dinner, appointed with sophisticated flair
  • Oct 31 | Float-up Movie: Catch a past-year, family-friendly summer blockbuster from your boat off Hawkins Island [or buy a seat with a local charter] and bask in this distinctly Bermudian Halloween

“More Catamaran & Yacht Week events are taking shape, including a new nightlife event. All activities will adhere to strict COVID guidelines.”

“We are energised by this opportunity for our stakeholders to reclaim revenue lost this summer due to COVID-19 and for travellers to reclaim some of the adventure they couldn’t access,” said Glenn Jones, Interim CEO and Chief Experience Development Officer.

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Welcome to the world of adventure and luxury! The Yacht Week is an unparalleled experience that combines the thrill of sailing the open seas with the opulence of a floating vacation. With breathtaking views, crystal-clear waters, and a vibrant social scene, it’s no wonder that The Yacht Week has become a bucket-list item for many travelers.

But it’s not just about the sailing and the stunning destinations. Another aspect of The Yacht Week that adds to its allure is the stylish and fashion-forward atmosphere. From themed nights to beach chic ensembles, it’s a chance to show off your personal style and embrace the carefree spirit of adventure.

In this article, we will delve into the world of Yacht Week fashion and provide you with some style inspiration to make your experience unforgettable. Whether you’re a seasoned sailor or a first-time attendee, we’ve got you covered with outfit ideas, accessory suggestions, hairstyle tips, and even makeup recommendations.

So, get ready to sail the sartorial seas and make a splash during The Yacht Week. Your wardrobe is about to get a major upgrade!

Outfits for Theme Nights

One of the highlights of The Yacht Week is the themed nights, where everyone gets to dress up and show off their creativity. These theme nights are not only a chance to have fun but also an opportunity to connect with other yacht-goers and create memorable experiences. Let’s dive into some outfit ideas that will make you the star of the theme nights:

1. All-White Party: Embrace the elegance of an all-white outfit for this classic theme night. Opt for a flowing maxi dress or crisp white separates. Add some metallic accents or colorful accessories to make your outfit pop.

2. Tropical Paradise: Bring the island vibes to life with a colorful and vibrant ensemble. Think floral prints, bright sarongs, and tropical-inspired accessories. Don’t forget to top it off with a flower crown or a straw hat!

3. Neon Madness: Stand out in a sea of colors with a neon-themed outfit. Choose a neon bikini or shorts paired with a neutral top, or go all out with a head-to-toe neon look. Glow sticks and neon face paint are great accessories to complete the look.

4. Nautical Chic: Embrace the sailor vibe with a nautical-themed outfit. Opt for striped tops, high-waisted shorts, and anchor accessories. Don’t forget to tie a classic sailor’s knot on a rope bracelet for an authentic touch.

5. Festival Fever: Let your inner bohemian shine with a festival-themed outfit. Go for boho-chic dresses, fringed tops, and floppy hats. Add some funky accessories like feather earrings or statement sunglasses to complete the look.

Remember, the key to nailing the themed nights is to have fun with your outfit and let your personality shine. Don’t be afraid to get creative and embrace the unique spirit of The Yacht Week!

When you’re not busy enjoying the sailing or partying on the yacht, chances are you’ll spend a significant amount of time on the pristine beaches that The Yacht Week offers. And what better way to do so than with a beach chic ensemble that effortlessly combines style and comfort? Here are some tips to ace the beach chic look:

1. Flowy Cover-ups: Opt for lightweight and flowy cover-ups that can easily be thrown over your swimwear. A breezy maxi dress, a loose kimono, or a stylish sarong can instantly elevate your beach look while providing some much-needed sun protection.

2. Stylish Swimwear: Choose swimwear that not only flatters your figure but also reflects your personal style. Whether it’s a classic one-piece, a trendy high-waisted bikini, or a daring cut-out swimsuit, make sure you feel confident and comfortable in what you’re wearing.

3. Hats and Sunglasses: Protect yourself from the sun in style with a wide-brimmed hat and a pair of chic shades. Not only will they shield your face and eyes from the sun, but they also add a fashionable touch to your beach ensemble.

4. Beach Bag Essentials: Carry a stylish beach bag that fits all your essentials. From sunblock and towels to a reusable water bottle and a good book, make sure you have everything you need for a day by the water. Opt for a straw tote or a colorful canvas bag to complete your beach chic look.

5. Footwear: Ditch the heels and embrace comfortable footwear for the beach. Opt for cute and practical options like flip-flops, stylish sandals, or espadrilles. Not only will they keep your feet happy, but they also add a touch of effortless style to your beach chic vibe.

Remember, beach chic is all about looking effortlessly put together while embracing the laid-back beach atmosphere. So, pack your beach essentials and get ready to soak up the sun in style during The Yacht Week!

Swimwear Style

When it comes to swimwear during The Yacht Week, it’s all about embracing your personal style and feeling confident in what you’re wearing. Whether you prefer a classic bikini, a flattering one-piece, or a trendy swim trunk, here are some swimwear style tips to make a splash:

1. Bold Prints: Stand out from the crowd with swimwear featuring bold prints. Whether it’s tropical motifs, geometric patterns, or vibrant florals, don’t be afraid to go for eye-catching designs that reflect your personality.

2. Cut-Outs and Mesh: Add a touch of allure to your swimwear with cut-out details or mesh inserts. These trendy features not only create visual interest but also provide an opportunity to show off a hint of skin in a tasteful way.

3. High-Waisted Bottoms: The high-waisted bikini trend is here to stay, and it’s perfect for creating a flattering and retro-inspired look. Pair high-waisted bottoms with a matching bikini top or mix and match for a stylish and unique combination.

4. One-Piece Wonders: Embrace the elegance and sophistication of a well-fitting one-piece swimsuit. Opt for styles with interesting necklines or back details to add a touch of drama. Additionally, one-piece swimsuits can also double as a bodysuit when paired with shorts or a sarong.

5. Versatile Cover-ups: Don’t forget to pack stylish cover-ups to slip on over your swimwear. From lightweight kaftans to flowy kimonos, these versatile pieces can effortlessly transition your swimwear look from the beach to the yacht party.

Remember, swimwear style is a personal choice, so go with what makes you feel comfortable and confident. The Yacht Week is the perfect opportunity to flaunt your fashion sense, so don’t be afraid to make a statement and express your unique style through your swimwear choices!

Accessories to Elevate Your Look

No outfit is complete without the right accessories, and The Yacht Week is no exception. These carefully chosen add-ons can elevate your look and take it to the next level. From statement jewelry to trendy hats, here are some accessories that will make you a style standout during your yacht adventure:

1. Statement Jewelry: Add a touch of glamour with statement jewelry pieces. Think oversized earrings, chunky necklaces, or stacked bracelets. These eye-catching accessories can instantly elevate even the simplest outfit, adding a touch of sparkle and personality.

2. Trendy Hats: Protect yourself from the sun while looking effortlessly chic with a trendy hat. Opt for a wide-brimmed hat for a dramatic beach look or a stylish fedora for a sophisticated touch. Not only will it shield your face from harmful rays, but it will also add a dose of glamour to your outfit.

3. Belts: Cinch your waist and create a more defined silhouette with a stylish belt. Whether it’s a classic leather belt or a trendy woven design, it can instantly transform a loose-fitting dress or a flowy cover-up, adding a touch of sophistication to your overall look.

4. Scarves: Embrace the bohemian spirit with a colorful scarf. Tie it around your neck, wear it as a headband, or use it as a beach cover-up. Scarves are versatile and can add a pop of color and pattern to your outfit while serving multiple purposes.

5. Sunglasses: Don’t forget to protect your eyes from the sun’s rays with a stylish pair of sunglasses. From classic aviators to trendy cat-eye frames, choose a style that complements your face shape and adds a touch of elegance to your overall look.

6. Bags: Opt for a chic and functional bag to complete your yacht week outfits. A stylish backpack, a trendy crossbody bag, or a spacious tote can not only carry your essentials but also act as a fashion statement. Look for bags with nautical-inspired details or vibrant colors to match the yacht atmosphere.

Remember, accessories are the finishing touch to any outfit, so don’t be afraid to experiment and have fun with them. They allow you to showcase your personal style and add those extra touches that will make you stand out during The Yacht Week.

Shoes for On-Deck and On-Land

Choosing the right shoes for The Yacht Week is essential to ensure both style and comfort. With a mix of on-deck activities and on-land adventures, you’ll want shoes that can transition seamlessly between the two. Here are some shoe options that are both fashionable and practical for your yacht journey:

1. Boat Shoes: Classic boat shoes are a staple for any sailing adventure. Not only do they provide excellent grip and traction on the slippery deck, but they also exude a nautical charm. Opt for leather or canvas boat shoes in neutral tones or go for a pop of color to add some flair to your outfit.

2. Slip-On Sneakers: Slip-on sneakers are perfect for those times when you want to be comfortable and effortless while exploring on-land destinations. They offer both style and ease, allowing you to effortlessly transition from strolling through cute coastal towns to dancing the night away on the yacht.

3. Sandals: Lightweight and comfortable sandals are a must-have for a beach vacation like The Yacht Week. Look for stylish options like strappy flats, gladiator sandals, or espadrille wedges. Opt for materials that are water-friendly, so you don’t have to worry about them getting wet during water activities.

4. Espadrilles: Espadrilles are versatile shoes that can be dressed up or down, making them perfect for on-deck brunches or casual evening gatherings. Choose a pair with a platform or wedge heel for an added touch of elegance and height while maintaining stability on the yacht.

5. Flip-Flops: You can’t go wrong with a classic pair of flip-flops. They are easy to slip on and off, water-friendly, and perfect for lounging on the yacht or walking along the beach. Look for flip-flops with cushioned soles and sturdy straps that will provide comfort and support.

Remember, when choosing shoes for The Yacht Week, prioritize comfort and practicality without compromising style. You’ll want footwear that can withstand different activities while keeping you looking fashionable and feeling comfortable throughout your adventure.

Hairstyles for the High Seas

When sailing the high seas during The Yacht Week, it’s important to have hairstyles that are practical, low-maintenance, and still effortlessly stylish. You’ll want to keep your hair out of your face while enjoying the ocean breeze and look fabulous for the on-board parties. Here are some hairstyle ideas that will keep you looking fabulous throughout your yacht adventure:

1. Messy Beach Waves: Embrace the natural texture of your hair by creating effortless beach waves. Simply scrunch your damp hair with some salt spray and let it air dry. You can also use a curling wand to create loose waves. This hairstyle not only looks relaxed and chic but also holds up well against the ocean breeze.

2. Top Knot or Messy Bun: Stay cool and stylish with a top knot or a messy bun. This hairstyle keeps your hair off your face, and it can be achieved by simply pulling your hair up into a high bun and allowing some loose strands to frame your face. It’s an easy and quick option for a day on the yacht or exploring on land.

3. Braided Styles: Braids are a versatile and practical option for the high seas. Whether it’s a classic French braid, a fishtail braid, or a loose boho braid, they keep your hair neat and secure. You can also incorporate braids into half-up, half-down styles or add them as accents to your updo.

4. Hat Friendly: Hats are not only a stylish accessory but also a practical solution to protect your hair from the sun. Whether you opt for a wide-brimmed hat, a cute cap, or a floppy sun hat, you can leave your hair down or create a simple low ponytail or a low bun to complement the hat.

5. Bandanas and Headscarves: Add a touch of retro charm to your yacht week hairstyles by incorporating colorful bandanas or headscarves. Wrap them around your head as a headband, tie them at the top of a ponytail, or use them to create a chic turban-style look. They not only keep your hair in place but also add a playful and stylish element to your overall appearance.

Remember, simplicity and practicality are key when it comes to hairstyles for The Yacht Week. Choose styles that can withstand the wind and activities while still keeping you looking effortlessly chic and ready to enjoy every moment of your yacht adventure.

Makeup Tips for The Yacht Week

When it comes to makeup for The Yacht Week, the key is to keep it fresh, effortless, and resistant to the elements. You want your makeup to enhance your natural beauty while lasting throughout the day and night. Here are some makeup tips to help you achieve the perfect look for your yacht adventure:

1. Lightweight Base: Opt for lightweight and breathable foundations or tinted moisturizers to even out your skin tone without feeling heavy. This will allow your skin to breathe while providing a natural-looking coverage. Don’t forget to apply sunscreen before your base as well to protect your skin from the sun’s rays.

2. Waterproof and Long-Lasting Formulas: Choose waterproof and long-lasting formulas for your eye makeup and lip products. This will help ensure that your makeup stays in place during water activities and in the warm weather. Look for waterproof mascaras and gel or liquid eyeliners that won’t smudge or run.

3. Glowy and Fresh Cheeks: Embrace the sun-kissed look with a touch of bronzer and a luminous blush. Sweep a bronzer along the hollows of your cheeks and the perimeter of your face for a natural sunkissed glow. Then, add a pop of color to your cheeks with a shimmery or matte blush.

4. Natural Eye Makeup: Opt for light and natural-looking eye makeup to complement the relaxed vibe of The Yacht Week. Choose neutral eyeshadows in soft browns, peaches, or golds and apply them to your eyelids. Enhance your lashes with a waterproof mascara for a wide-eyed, effortless look.

5. Lip Balm with SPF: Protect your lips from the sun and keep them hydrated with lip balm that contains SPF. Opt for tinted options for a subtle hint of color or choose clear lip balm for a more natural look. Reapply throughout the day to maintain soft and kissable lips.

6. Setting Spray: Finish your makeup routine with a setting spray to help your makeup last longer, even in the heat. This will ensure that your makeup remains fresh-looking and in place throughout the day and night.

Remember, The Yacht Week is all about embracing your natural beauty and keeping your makeup fresh and minimal. Let your skin breathe, focus on enhancing your features, and opt for products that will withstand the sun, water, and dancing on the deck. With these makeup tips, you’ll be ready to bring your A-game to every yacht party and capture the perfect Instagram-worthy moments!

Packing Essentials

When it comes to packing for The Yacht Week, it’s important to strike a balance between style, practicality, and minimalism. With limited space on the yacht, you’ll want to pack smart and ensure you have everything you need for a comfortable and memorable adventure. Here are some essential items you should include in your yacht week packing list:

1. Swimwear: Pack a variety of swimwear options, including bikinis, one-pieces, and swim trunks, to suit different activities and moods during your yacht week. Opt for versatile colors and styles that can be easily mixed and matched.

2. Clothing: Choose lightweight, breathable clothing items that can withstand warm weather and ocean breezes. Include casual and comfortable outfits for daytime activities and stylish outfits for theme nights and on-land excursions. Don’t forget to pack a light jacket or sweater for cooler evenings.

3. Accessories: Bring along sunglasses, hats, and beach bags to protect yourself from the sun and complete your beach chic look. Additionally, pack some versatile accessories like scarves, belts, and statement jewelry that can elevate your outfits with minimal effort.

4. Footwear: Opt for practical yet stylish footwear options like boat shoes, slip-on sneakers, sandals, and flip-flops. Make sure to include comfortable walking shoes for on-land activities or exploring coastal towns.

5. Toiletries: Pack travel-size toiletries, including sunscreen, lip balm with SPF, shampoo, conditioner, and body wash. Don’t forget essentials like toothpaste, toothbrush, hairbrush, and any specific skincare products you may need.

6. Electronics: Bring along your phone, charger, and any other electronic devices you may need. Consider investing in a waterproof phone case to protect your phone during water activities.

7. First Aid Kit: It’s always a good idea to have a basic first aid kit on hand for any minor accidents or emergencies. Include band-aids, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, and any necessary medications.

8. Entertainment: Don’t forget to pack some entertainment options such as books, magazines, playing cards, or a portable speaker for music. These will come in handy during downtime on the yacht or for relaxing on the beach.

Remember, pack light and be mindful of the limited space on the yacht. Consider the activities you’ll be participating in and pack accordingly. With these essential items in your suitcase, you’ll be prepared for an amazing and stylish adventure during The Yacht Week.

The Yacht Week offers a unique and unforgettable adventure, combining the thrill of sailing with luxurious experiences. As you embark on this incredible journey, make sure to embrace the fashion and style that comes with it. From themed nights to beach chic ensembles, swimwear style to accessorizing, and practical shoe choices to effortless hairstyles, there are countless ways to enhance your look and express your personal style during The Yacht Week.

Remember, comfort is key, so choose lightweight and breathable fabrics that can withstand the sun, wind, and water. Opt for versatile pieces that can easily be mixed and matched, creating different looks throughout your yacht adventure. Don’t forget to protect yourself from the sun with hats, sunglasses, and plenty of sunscreen. And when it comes to makeup, keep it fresh and natural, allowing your natural beauty to shine through.

As you prepare for your yacht journey, remember to pack smartly and prioritize essential items such as swimwear, comfortable footwear, toiletries, and entertainment. Leave room for adventure and spontaneous experiences, and embrace the carefree and laid-back spirit of The Yacht Week.

So, get ready to set sail, dance under the stars, and make incredible memories during The Yacht Week. With your impeccable style and sense of adventure, you’re sure to have an extraordinary experience that you’ll cherish for a lifetime!


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