It's nice to have some toys out there to explore the smaller nooks and crannies on your journey. A kayak can also add a great deal of independence as it provides a means for people to go ashore without needing the tender. Island Spirit can organise additional rental equipment for your yacht charter to take your adventure at sea to the next level. Usually, you rent equipment for the entire duration of your charter. Whether you pay for rental gear when you pay for your charter or plan to pay at the base, book the items you want before arriving to ensure availability
Each yacht has a full complement of mask and snorkel sets, and there is a selection of fins on the dock for you to choose from, so there is no snorkelling gear available for rent at the base. We also have a choice of children's snorkelling gear available at our office.
Two-person kayaks are available to explore the many islands, paddle to the beach, up the streams or drift among your tropical surroundings. Kayaks are a great addition to a charter with larger groups or lots of older children; it gives you a chance to escape for some peaceful exploration or a romantic getaway. Kayaks are stowed on deck (not towed) and come with paddles.
Stand Up Paddle Boards (SUP)
Step off your yacht onto the SUP and glide across the water's surface. Explore the rivers, travel the coastlines, nooks and crannies or snorkel from your board around the smaller offshore islands and pinnacles. It's a great way to experience the anchorages and surroundings while getting a little exercise. All our boards are over 350cm long x 80cm wide (11.5'x31"), making it easy for beginners and children to learn quickly yet small enough for the experienced rider to enjoy. SUP rentals come with an adjustable paddle and leash.
Rent a BBQ for your yacht charter and grill up some fresh local seafood. You can get various things to grill at the market, and you can often get fresh fish or squid from the local fisherman passing by. Often the fisherman are happy to swap some of their catch-of-the-day for a few beers! Just approach their boats with the dinghy and ask and see what they have on offer
We're happy to send you out with a rod and reel at no cost; just request with the base manager. However, if you lose the lure reeling in "the biggest fish ever", we'll charge you for the loss. Feel free to bring your lures, and we will provide the rods. Fishing is permitted everywhere other than a 1-mile radius around the Marine Parks. You can often bring your fish to a restaurant and have them cook it for you for a nominal fee.
We do not allow dive gear on the yachts due to the damage caused by dive tanks. However, talk with the Charter Coordinator to help organise diving trips with local dive operators. You must carry a PADI or equivalent certification to be able to dive on organised trips. H2O Sports is the most popular dive company in the archipelago and has a base on the larger islands