Have you decided to plan an unusual family vacation this year? The ideal solution is to rent a boat for at least a week, accompanied by an experienced captain. The advantage of renting a yacht, motorboat, or catamaran is the possibility to choose a means of transport based on a favorite destination, the size of the boat, and the number of crew members.

So, if you are planning to charter a sailing yacht and go on a boat trip, you don’t only need to decide whether to hire a captain. Filling your free time with practical activities should also be part of your travel itinerary.

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Water Sports

Whether you decide on a motor yacht or catamaran charter, the best thing you can do is enjoy the possibilities for active holidays that the sea provides. Activities like games and water sports not only have physical benefits but also help you to relax, have fun and strengthen the relationships in your family. If you rent a vessel for the whole week, there must be enough space to store your children’s favorite toys and equipment for water sports.

You should definitely remember to bring snorkeling equipment on board. Snorkeling will let your kids discover the natural habitat of wild creatures living in the sea. You can be sure they will love the freedom that comes with it too! We recommend you consider a yacht charter in Croatia because it is one of the top diving destinations in Europe.

How about parasailing while exploring the surrounding beauties of the Croatian coast? A bird's-eye view of the surroundings with the wind in your hair will be prior children and also for adults. There are plenty of other water sports you can try. Explore the shorelines with stand-up paddle boarding, spend some time in a kayak, or enjoy water skiing with your family.

Best Activities for Both Children and Adults

Filling your children and yourself free time on vacation with a stay on a beautiful beach is another good solution. However, every fun and relaxation is better if you have privacy.

As one of the few exotic destinations, Greece belongs to the areas where there are many public but also private and beautifully clean beaches. However, how do you get there with your children and the whole family safely and without unnecessarily high travel costs?

The solution is much simpler than you think. All you have to do is to find some good offer for a yacht charter in Greece, rent a yacht, and park the vessel in a port near some small beach. Or you can simply visit beaches that are not accessible from land. But remember, it is better to use a catamaran if you plan on visiting beaches by sailing through shallow waters.

We have already mentioned some tips for how to spend time with your family. But what about days when the weather gets worse? You can easily entertain your kids on board. Teach them to tie a knot in many ways and play a knot-tying relay. Pack up some toys with you, and remember to add playing cards and some board games to your luggage. Plan a trip to visit some exciting spots right after the weather improves. Be crafty, create a pirate ship, or ask your children to join you for the deck dance party.

When chartering a sailing yacht for kids, here are some things to keep in mind:
  • Choose a family-friendly yacht: Look for a boat that is designed for families and has amenities that will appeal to kids, such as a spacious cockpit, a swim platform, and a comfortable living area.
  • Select a kid-friendly destination: Choose a destination that offers calm waters and easy sailing conditions, such as the Caribbean or the Mediterranean. Ensure the goal has plenty of activities and attractions that appeal to kids, such as beaches, water parks, and cultural sites.
  • Hire a kid-friendly crew: Look for a team experienced in working with children and patient, friendly, and attentive. Ensure the staff is skilled in sailing and navigation and has all the necessary safety certifications.
  • Plan kid-friendly activities: Plan activities that will keep kids engaged and entertained, such as snorkeling, swimming, fishing, and beachcombing. Ensure the yacht has plenty of toys, games, and books for kids to enjoy.
  • Consider a sailing school: If your kids are interested in sailing, consider chartering a sailing yacht with a sailing school program. This will allow kids to learn basic sailing skills and gain confidence on the water.
Chartering a sailing yacht for kids can be a memorable and enriching experience for the whole family. With careful planning and preparation, you can ensure your kids have a safe and enjoyable sailing adventure.