For those who are a little jaded by the usual holiday options with the kids perhaps it’s time to consider a skippered family sailing holiday. No experience is needed to climb aboard and our wide range of vessels means that we can cater for all ages and abilities – including grandparents! With a varied selection of boats to choose from, each skippered charter comes with a full professional crew ready to teach you the ropes or simply sail you around while you sit back, enjoy some quality family-time together whilst soaking up the fabulous views.
Sun-seekers will adore sailing around the Saronic Islands or the Cyclades in Greece on board modern yacht Zorba. With easy access from the UK and Europe, you can meet the boat after a short flight to Athens. These dazzlingly beautiful islands are guaranteed to be a winner with children of all ages – the scenery is truly Instagram-worthy and warm, clear turquoise waters are the perfect way to cool off. Skipper’s Aga and Greg have been sailing in the Saronic islands for years, they love taking guests off the beaten track, show-casing ancient UNESCO sites, deserted beaches and mouth-wateringly tempting tavernas. Think bright bougainvillea, picturesque Greek architecture, ancient ruins, lazy beach days, plenty of fresh air all wrapped up each evening with a fabulous meal in a local taverna. It’s what summer holidays are made for!
A short hop away, our luxury classic yacht Rhea offers designated family sailing holidays around Corfu with discounted ticket prices for under 12’s. Her sister yacht Kairos is also a great choice for a larger family yacht charter island hopping the coasts of Croatia ideal for those seeking a multi-generational break away. Both yachts offer ultimate style and luxury with private ensuite cabins, on board water-sport activities and 5* cabin service, what more could you ask?
Family Sailing Staycation
For a skippered family sailing holiday a little closer to home, consider a sailing holiday in Scotland. Many of our fleet sail off the West Scottish coast and around the Hebrides during the summer months, wowing guests with the breath-taking scenery and incredible wildlife watching. There are plenty of opportunities to step ashore and discover the various isles including Mull, Skye, Kerrera, Staffa and Iona to name but a few. Children will love the powder soft white sandy beaches and enjoy some family swimming in some of the clearest waters in the world. Anyone who is curious has the opportunity to get hands-on with the sailing aspect including taking the helm and learning navigational skills, however it is not a requirement. Guests can simply lie back, relax and take it all in. With plenty of fresh air, world-class sailing waters and the chance to spot whales and dolphins, a family sailing holiday in Scotland ticks all the boxes, plus it saves on any airport stresses – simply pack up the car and drive!
Another incredible destination close to home is a family holiday in iconic Cornwall which has long-lured tourists from around the globe. Whilst most of us can say we have explored this beautiful county on land, there are not many who have seen it from the water, which is where a family sailing holiday in Cornwall really comes into its own. Take to the water and discover this popular county from a whole new angle. With its border meeting the South Devon coastline, discover hidden coves, quaint harbours and deep secluded estuaries – perfect for swimming or anchoring up for the evening. All our vessels in Devon and Cornwall encourage participation so why not try your hand at sailing and learn new skills as a family? Hoisting the sails, taking the helm or keeping eyes peeled for dolphins, there’s plenty to keep everyone occupied. Fresh sea air, outstandingly beautiful sunsets, delicious fresh Cornish food and all far from the madding crowds.
Our family holiday options don’t end there – with numerous vessels in destinations around the globe there’s plenty of family adventures to be had. Take a look at our hand-picked selection of vessels that we feel are most suited to families below or contact us to discuss your requirements in more detail – we are always on hand to help.