Celebrities Love the Luxury Yacht Life

Suzy Byrne
Editor, Yahoo Entertainment & Lifestyle

Not only is the yacht life a great way to avoid paparazzi (with some exceptions — those lenses are long!), but it’s a life of luxury. Those are two of the reasons why celebs are hitting the open sea aboard super yachts. Check out their nautical moments…

Kourtney Kardashian and Kendall Jenner

“Romy and Michele Takes Cannes,” is how Kourtney Kardashian captioned this shot with her bikini-twinning little sis, Kendall Jenner. The women didn’t attend the Cannes Film Festival in May for the movies. Oh, no. It was to look great lounging around in the French Riviera. Ah — to be a Kardashian. (Photo: Kourtney Kardashian via Instagram)

Irina Shayk, Bradley Cooper, Anderson Cooper, Allison Williams, and more

Bradley Cooper isn’t into social media, but he sure is the king of viral group photos. The actor and his ladylove, Irina Shayk, took a break from tending to their new baby for a pic documenting a star-studded yacht trip to Tahiti along with Andy Cohen, Anderson Cooper, Benjamin Maisani, Ricky Van Veen, Allison Williams, and Diane von Furstenberg, who posted this photo. Not a bad way to kick off Summer 2017. (Photo: Diane von Furstenberg via Instagram)

Katy Perry

Katy Perry doesn’t need a guy to paddleboard her around. (That’s so 2016.) The “Swish Swish” singer, pictured on July 11, chartered herself a super yacht, where she’s been hanging with friends off the Amalfi Coast in Positano, Italy. Not bad. (Photo: ToscanaPhotos/BACKGRID)

Kate Hudson

The Almost Famous actress channeled her inner Penny Lane while out at sea in July 2016, twirling in her boho frock — while barefoot and clutching a drink — on the deck of the boat. The caption was a quote from Clarissa Pinkola Estés’s Women Who Run With The Wolves, including, “No matter how many times she is pushed down, she bounds up again.” (Photo: Kate Hudson via Instagram)

Bella Hadid

The KarJenner sisters weren’t the only ones frolicking on luxury vessels in Cannes. Model Bella Hadid, in an undies-like bikini ensemble, joined the club in May. (Photo: BACKGRID)

Heidi Klum and Vito Schnabel

Kissing scandals aside, Heidi Klum and Vito Schnabel are typically a happy, cuddly pair and it was evident as they kicked back in the Gulf of Cannes during the film festival there in May 2016. (Photo: AKM-GSI)

Justin Bieber and Jaxon Bieber

The Biebs had the cutest first mate around — his brother Jaxon — for some yachting adventures in July 2016. Scary fact: That kid is going to grow up thinking traveling on a fancy yacht is normal. (Photo: Justin Bieber via Instagram)

Leonardo DiCaprio

David Geffen has a little dingy (only 453 feet!) called Rising Sun, which is a celebrity playground throughout the summer. The music producer posted this photo of the Academy Award-winning actor aboard the “RS” — that view! — last year. FYI: It’s just one of many yachts ol’ Leo has partied on during his life. (Photo: David Geffen via Instagram)

Lewis Hamilton

The British Formula One racer, who is loved by Justin Bieber and Kardashians aplenty, took a break from the track to kick back out at sea. “Good morning from St. Tropez,” he captioned the sizzling shirtless shot, which showed off some of his tats. Adding, “Grateful.” We bet. (Photo: Lewis Hamilton via Instagram)

Mariah Carey

We imagine Mariah Carey, pictured here in July 2016, is avoiding yachts this summer. Last summer, she was boat crazy because her then-fiancé James Packer owns one of the biggest ones, the Arctic P, on the planet, and she was his first mate — and even chartered her own. We suspect that this year she’ll be doing more fabulous things on land. (Photo: Mariah Carey via Instagram)

Mark Wahlberg

Mark Wahlberg loved visiting Barbados by boat. The actor, his wife Rhea Durham, pictured on December 28, and their four children spent their holiday on a mega yacht. Santa was good to them last year. (Photo: Xposure/AKM-GSI)

Oprah and friends

#SquadGoals is overused, but come… on… now. Oprah and Gayle King were aboard Geffen’s floating palace along with Paul McCartney, Nancy Shevell, Bruce Springsteen, Patti Scialfa, and others. (Photo: David Geffen via Instagram)

Ruby Rose

While vacationing in Ibiza, the Orange Is the New Black actress channeled her inner Ursula Andress and Halle Berry. “I’d like to be the next Bond girl please,” she wrote in August 2016. “I’ve been practicing all week haha.(Photo: Ruby Rose via Instagram)

Sylvester Stallone

Looking in fighting shape, cigar in hand, and lounging in the sun, the action star made turning 70, in July 2016, look like a breeze. Of course, a pampered vacation helps. Sly, his wife, and their three daughters hung out aboard the Enchanted in Saint-Tropez. He knows how to do it right. (Photo: AKM-GSI)