Bucketlust on Unanchored: What it is and how does it work?

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The BucketLust concept caused plenty of questions after last night’s premiere of Unanchored. Pic credit: The BucketLust/YouTube

On last night’s premiere episode of Unanchored, viewers learned about The Bucketlust vacation concept.

The show is about a group of friends from across the United States that get together, rent a yacht in a marina in an exotic area, and go have a blast with many others.

The Bucketlust website explains that the vacations allow you to travel with your friends in a flotilla of yachts.

As the cast members explained on Unanchored last night, the concept involves renting out all the yachts in a marina in an exotic location, such as The Bahamas, and then sailing out and having a blast away from the mainland.

The website describes Bucketlust vacations are like weeklong floating festivals with parties, sailings, and adventures, enjoying the blue oceans, snorkeling, and diving. And as viewers learned yesterday, these kinds of vacations are great for friends, hookups, and vacation flirts.

Along with renting the boat, you can also hire a personal chef to cook your food. The cast of Unanchored do all of their cleaning and cooking themselves, possibly to save some money and hang out more with friends, but it’s a system that works for them.

However, the option is there if you want it to hire a skilled chef to create some delicious dishes for you, so you don’t have to worry about your meals, beverages, and more — i.e. a true vacation with nothing to worry about.

The slogan of The Bucketlust vacation concept is that no vacation is created equal, as your vacation is created based on what you want to do.

Maybe you just want to party, soak up the sun, and hang with friends. Or maybe you want to scuba dive, snorkel, or do watersports. Everything is seemingly possible.

To book a Bucketlust vacation, you have to use the official Bucketlust website. You have to book a whole yacht, as they don’t sell individual spots. That means you can gather a group of 8 to 10 friends and then split the costs. The company’s St. Martin trip from December 29 to January 5 is already sold out, but we were able to get an idea of prices for the company’s Dodecanese route from June 29 to July 6.

For example, this Hanse 575 yacht can carry eight people, but it will cost you $13,416 for a week. If you split that evenly between your eight friends, you are looking at $1,677 for a week’s vacation.

Unlike the show’s three-week vacation, these bookings are only for a week. That price doesn’t include food, beverages, plane tickets to get the yacht, or the personal chef. While these are the vacations of a lifetime, they will also cost you!

Unanchored airs Mondays at 10/9c on Bravo.

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