Last Updated on December 18, 2023

Wellness tourism has seen a strong rise in the travel industry. All indications are that this trend will continue into 2024. From yoga and spa retreats to immersion experiences and pilgrimages, wellness travel exists to promote health, relieve stress and help guests feel rejuvenated and grounded.

Now, travelers who find water an integral part of their health and well-being can embrace the wellness concept by boat thanks to Getmyboat.

As the world’s largest boat rental booking platform, Getmyboat is offering amazing boating experiences that help wellness-focused travelers find tranquility and peace out on the water and enjoy the benefits of the Blue Mind Theory.

This scientific theory highlights the transformative power of water on human well-being. Research shows how being near, in, on, or under water can make you happier, healthier and more connected.

There must be some truth to the theory which explains why many of us feel calmer and more relaxed when close to a body of water. There’s something about listening to the rhythmic sound of the waves and the sun glistening off the water.

On-the-water wellness experiences with Getmyboat include:

Sound Healing Sailing Cruise in Santa Barbara

Passengers can experience the healing frequencies on the ocean while sailing down the West Coast of Southern California. A resident sound healer will guide guests into meditation and perform a full sound bath for you and your group.

Plant-Based Yoga & Sailing Charters to The Bahamas

Yoga on the beach.
Yoga on the beach. Photo courtesy of Getmyboat

Wellness On The Sea is a Plant-Based Sailing Experience offering several alternatives to enjoy time on the water. Guests can choose between:

  • A 4-hour or a full-day sailing from Fort Lauderdale.
  • 3-day, 2-night sailing to Key Biscayne barrier island and anchoring on the leeward side of the island. The trip offers snorkeling, paddle boarding, fishing and five-star plant-based meals.
  • The 5-day sailing charter heads to the Bahamas and the Dry Tortugas. The Dry Tortugas National Park offers some of the best snorkeling and skin diving in North America located just 70 miles from Key West and the Florida Keys. Shallow waters here (5-15 feet) make snorkeling here fun for everyone. At the Fort Jefferson snorkeling areas, you’ll find majestic corals, many varieties of tropical fish, starfish, queen conchs, and much more in this protected marine sanctuary. 

Paddleboard Yoga in South Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe is considered the ‘Sapphire Jewel of the Sierra’ and a place my family and I find peaceful, mesmerizing and awe-inspiring.

With privately-guided paddle yoga sessions, wellness lovers will appreciate the peace and tranquility of the morning on America’s largest and most beautiful alpine lake sporting 72 miles of pristine shoreline hemming in 190-plus square miles of brisk, crystal-clear opaline water.

Wellness Cruises in Virginia

These blissful boat rides through the picturesque Occoquan Bay of Northern Virginia are dedicated to tranquility and relaxation.

Unwind and rejuvenate as you take in the breathtaking views and feel the cooling breeze on your face.   Whether you choose to practice mindfulness, meditate, or simply soak in the calm atmosphere, the Wellness Cruise offers a sanctuary of peace.

Let the rhythmic motion of the boat lull you into a state of deep relaxation, as you embrace the soothing power of the open water.  


  • Noreen Kompanik

    Noreen Kompanik is a retired registered nurse, legal nurse consultant and military spouse turned travel writer. She launched her travel writing career in 2014 and has over 1,000 published articles in a variety of digital and print publications.