Yacht tours in Sanya become popular among general public
In the past, a yacht charter cost about 100,000 yuan for a whole day, but nowadays the cost for renting a 6-meter yacht for 3 hours costs around 3,000 yuan. Clearly, it is more affordable for a bigger group, Xie explained.
Yao Zhichao, the Vice Sales Director of Hainan Ultimate Yacht Co., Ltd said that the changes are partly influenced by the new tourism laws. The family guests they received were a large portion of the total figure during this Spring Festival holiday.
To attract more tourists during the holidays, yacht clubs and companies in Sanya have launched fair-priced tour packages for family tourists to enjoy better, affordable yacht trips. At present, popular routes for yacht trips are around Sanya Bay, Phoenix Island, East Islet and West Islet
Hainan has seen a big rise in the number of yacht clubs in recent years. The government plans to complete the construction of 25 public yacht marinas, with 14,200 public berths by 2030, according to the latest provincial yacht industry development plan. Currently in Hainan, there are seven international yacht marinas with a total of 1,170 berths.