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How to Stay Fit During Gulet Charter Holiday?

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A Gulet charter in Croatia is a perfect opportunity to explore the seas. This type of trip will feel very personal as you won't be swamped by touristy crowds. You’ll also have the added opportunity to be able to visit a variety of locations whenever you dock ports.

While traveling in any capacity - especially at sea, it’s difficult to be able to maintain your fitness goals, and you may have problems with finding a good place to go to the gym. But when there’s a will, there’s a way. With our helpful guide, you’ll be able to still navigate the seas while keeping up with your fitness goals.

Preparing for your holiday at sea

Before you start your holiday, you need to take a few steps to prepare and make contingency plans, so that you will be able to work out and stay healthy while on board the yacht.

In more recent years the yachts that you hire will have exercise and gym facilities already installed for you to use. It is best to enquire before you book your holiday so that you are able to choose a yacht that has the facilities that you need on board.

While you are on holiday, you will be faced with a lot of temptation to forget your diet. While it is perfectly okay to go easy on yourself while on vacation, you can try to keep up with your nutritional intake. Make sure to eat well when you can, and get an idea of what the yacht offers ahead of time so that you can make healthier decisions when you dine. Make sure to eat well-balanced meals and carry along protein bars which are not only good for post-workout recovery - it’s also a healthy snack to have when you are on the go. The best part is that they are easy to pack when preparing for your trip.

Exercises that you can do

If your charter does not have an onboard gym, you can make a few adjustments to your workout routine, so that you can still get some exercise in while on holiday.

Look up exercises that you can do while in your cabin, or on deck with ease, and download some videos you can follow along to. Perform some light aerobics, and if the currents are choppy, remember to tighten your core to get a sufficient workout in. Think about carrying along a resistance band so that you’ll be able to do strength training from your cabin. There are many exercises that you can do with the band, like lateral raises, bicep curls, and leg presses among many others.

You can do some bodyweight exercises like sit-ups, squats, push-ups, and planking. Yoga is a good form of exercise that can be practiced anywhere - the added benefit of this is that this will help you maintain your balance on the boat, especially over choppy waters.

When your yacht makes a stop at a port, use this time to take some walks through the local areas, go for a run along the shore, or even practice your yoga on the beachfront instead of inside your cabin.

Other health considerations to take into account

Cover all your bases by making all the necessary health-related preparations. When you visit certain places you need to be vaccinated so that you don’t get sick - so make sure that you tick all those boxes.

While you’re in the medical aisle, get all your over-the-counter or chronic medication and first aid kit medication to take with you.

Being on the deck of a yacht means that you’ll be in the sun for a long time, so remember to carry sunscreen with you and apply it many times during the day.

Things to remember when you’re on a yacht

Remember that a Gulet is rented so there are a few etiquette rules to remember before you board the boat.

Look at the rules and regulations before you hire the yacht, and find out about the exercise on board policies, so it gives you an idea of what you can and cannot do.

If you are traveling with other people, make sure that your exercise efforts aren’t bothering the other passengers or the crew. Respecting the space of others will ensure that they respect yours as well.


Going on vacation and keeping your health in check is possible. All you need to do is to make changes to your routines. You can make accommodations for your exercises and meal plans while still having a great time on the yacht. Just remember to obey the rules of the yacht, listen to the captain, and be a responsible traveler.