Family sailing holidays aren’t just an opportunity for budding skippers to wear silly hats and control the tiller all holiday long – the plus points are rather more numerous than that. Just think about it: you can set sail whenever you like, sailing from one beautiful location to another at the turn of a wheel. Best of all, you don’t have to put up with heaving beaches. Just find your own deserted stretch of sand or an isolated cove, moor up and enjoy the sunshine and quiet. Sailing doesn’t have to be an activity holiday, you know.
The more competent sailors among you might like to take the wheel yourself on one of our yachts in Spain or Greece. Or, for a little added luxury, you can hire your own private skipper.
For families in which there’s an even split between sea legs and landlubbers, there’s the sailing holiday compromise of renting a holiday home that has the use of its own boat and private mooring. Check out these sailing adventures in the Caribbean and along the coast of England.
But if sailing sounds just a little too involving for what’s supposed to be a relaxing holiday, there is the more tranquil option of a houseboat. Either stay put or pootle merrily around the waterways of England and the Netherlands. Whichever appeals more, you should definitely step aboard soon.
auxiliary dinghy with outboard motor
light mattresses in bathtub
bimini shades in control area
bathtub with rigid bimini shade
three fridges (one outdoors)
kitchen and oven
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Annie's Boat is a B&B (bed & boat) for a relaxing stay in a vibrant city.
Are you looking for a houseboat situated in a quiet area, yet close to the hustle and bustle of the city? Then Annie's Boat is the place to be!
smoking is only allowed outside …see more
Walk the Grand Canal to a unique Boat, Breakfast and Barge Trip experience. Enjoy Ireland's unique countryside from Dublin to Sallins in Co Kildare, stay overnight on "An Spideog" Barge and take the tiller the next morning for a day of Canal Boat Cruising. Grand Canal Walk approx: 15 km
Self-Guided walk with map and info provided
Full self-catering facilities …see more
Enjoy a unique cruise experience on the canals and rivers of South West France aboard the Cruisebarge 'easyvie'. Our half-board fare includes comfortable ensuite twin cabins complemented by a spacious lounge and a superb sun deck to watch the world go by.
1. Well furnished single or double or triple bedroom boats (a/c and non a/c) with attached bathroom, living and dining area, Home theater music system, T.V*, V.C.D player, living and dining area, sundeck and kitchen.
2.Complete peace, privacy, rela …see more
The Paloma is your home while you are in Halong Bay. Good service is key. We always want to hear from our customers so that we can improve our services and we really value their feedback. We built objective for the future is to continue to provide the best service and develop new products. …see more
The inside of the boats is fully equipped with:
One cabin with a double bed, storage space,sofa,kitchen and toilet facilities.
The outside exists of:
Open lounge deck, Barbecue and Roof top sun. …see more
We can offer cruises on Connie at an extra cost depending on amount of days/nights. The skipper would not be on board over night.
There is also a dinghy available for rowing on the canal.
Excellent cycling on the canal tow path, bikes are available here.
We can offer catered dinners on board, also a freezer full of frozen dinners of your choice. …see more
Self charter boating holidays on Loch Ness & the Caledonian Canal. Weekly and shortbreak hire available from April to October. No previous experience required as comprehensive instruction provided.Cruise through the spectacular scenery of Loch Ness and The Great Gle …see more
Fully Air conditioned, Best House Keeping System, Dedicated courtesy full staff, Quality of food, Managed by people with international exposure with star hotels. Best safety systems, Certified by concerned Gov. departments. Imported duvets and pillows, additional beds Equipped with satellite tv, LCD 42" tv, Dvd player with mike, facility to play different table games, …see more
Visiting Halong Bay & Bai Tu Long Bay, Vietnam? Bhaya Classic Cruises offering amazing very low prices. Stop searching and start saving and because all meals, accommodations, a variety of live entertainment and 2 days, 3 days or 4 days activities are included onboard HURRY UP - SALE ENDS SOON! …see more
Visiting Halong Bay & Bai Tu Long Bay Vietnam? Luxury Syrena Vessel's offering amazing low prices, stop searching and start saving - we've got the lowest prices guaranteed. And because all meals, accommodations, a variety of live entertainment and 2 days or 3 days activities are included onboard. Plus let you visit multiple places in Gulf of Tonkin HURRY - SALE ENDS SOON …see more
Visiting Halong Bay & Bai Tu Long Bay Vietnam? Pelican Luxury Vessel's offering amazing low prices, stop searching and start saving - we've got the lowest prices guaranteed. And because all meals, accommodations, a variety of live entertainment and 2 days or 3 days activities are included onboard. Plus let you visit multiple places in Gulf of Tonkin HURRY - SALE ENDS SOON …see more
Rates are Quoted Per Room in U.S Dollars, Rates are Nett and Inclusive of Taxes & Service Charges, Rates are Valid Until December 30th, 2014, Instant Confirmation, 100% Lowest Price Guarantee, Charter Rate applied for 24 Rooms, Free hotel pickup and drop-off included, Confirmation will be received at time of booking, Daily Departure. …see more
Visiting Halong Bay & Bai Tu Long Bay, Vietnam? Paloma Vessel's offering amazing low prices ..... Halong Bay & Bai Tu Long Bay Vietnam on Paloma Cruiser - "Longer Stay, More Overnights, Night Touring" …see more
The Dragon's Pearl Junk is ideal for parties for larger groups (up to 23 people) or even incentive groups. Alternatively book a berth and get to meet new friends as you cruise the Halong Bay & Bai Tu Long Bay. Halong Bay & Bai Tu Long Bay cruising – Longer Stay, More Overnights, Night Touring! …see more
This friendly houseboat is a complete floating apartment. There is a lounge room, open-plan kitchen, separate bedroom with double bed, and bathroom with full-length bath and shower. Perfect for 2 people, with a sofa bed for 2 more guests. www.oasishouseboat.com See our website www.oasishouseboat.com for more details. …see more
Change your perspective of a vacation rental and stay in this beautiful houseboat, located in the city centre of Amsterdam, close to the museums, Vondelpark, Leidseplein, the Flower Market and many other highlights. Only best reviews of previous guests! …see more
Moored on 5 acres of lake and wetland habitat, each houseboat has a private jetty with onshore boathouse and parking. Fishing for Rainbow Trout, with wildlife in abundance. Proximity to North coast makes this a great base for exploring Cornwall and Devon. …see more
Our houseboats is moored on the west side of Nigeen Lake presenting the breathtaking view of the lake and the mountains. Our houseboats are well furnished with new constructed bathrooms having all the the modern facilities. We also provide exciting offers and discounts. …see more
Located in a quiet spot, yet close to the historic city centre. Every modern comfort, including central heating and AC, TV, Wifi internet. Theatres, cinemas and museums, but also waterways and lakes are close by. Leiden is centrally located, with Amsterdam, Rotterdam and the seaside town of The Hague 20-40 minutes away. …see more
Why not try something different and enjoy a short break on a barge fitted out to an exceptionally high standard with bespoke bedroom cabins, a spacious interior and a saloon which opens out on to the front deck, and enjoy the ambience. Moored on the River Thames at Weybridge offering some stunning river views. …see more
Take Huong Hai Sealife Cruise Halong, you will have a luxury stay on the brand new 5 star, steel –made cruise and enjoy the most beautiful areas of Halong bay such as Bai Tu Long Bay, Surprising Cave, Luon Cave, Tea pot islet, Monster Face islet, Yen Ngua isle. …see more
Alova Gold Cruises Halong - owned by Go Asia Travel offer overnight boats in Halong bay. our tour departs everyday from Hanoi Center to Halong bay. tour is includes transfer from Hanoi by bus, tour guide, entrance tickets, meals, kayking... …see more
Two luxury, 100% smoke-free rooms on a boat, and en suite bathrooms, free WiFI. After a busy day in the center you can enjoy the grand view of the eastern docklands on the deck terrace on a nice summer's day. Also suitable for 2 quests. Stay on the water in the Venice of the North: Amsterdam. …see more
Shahbaaz Houseboats truly represents a model craft in all the houseboats of Kashmir for its opulence, spaciousness and decorum. Its interior designing is based on traditional and classical patterns of famous woodcarving of Kashmir. Having well furnished …see more
Enjoy two holidays for the price of one - visit Paris AND experience life on a luxury houseboat! Ideal for a family, with easy access to central Paris. The best way to stay in Paris - on a luxury houseboat! …see more
Beautiful houseboat on the Amstel, next to Rembrandt Plein, central Amsterdam and walking distance to Dam Square. Modern and light boat with 2 double bedrooms and 1 single bedroom. Sofa bed available for an extra guest. Modern houseboat on the Amstel, centre of Amsterdam, walking distance to all tourist attractions. …see more
Houseboat on the Amstel, near the centre. 2 double bedrooms with 2 single sofa beds in main bedroom and double sofa bed in the living room, floating terrace, living room with open kitchen and bathroom with shower. 10 mins walk to Rembrandt Square. Simple but comfortable houseboat, just 10 mins walk from Rembrandtplein and the flower market. …see more
quiet and tranquility The house boat is a bit of a distance from Amsterdam centre, so you can escape the hustle and bustle after a packed day of exploring and have peace and tranquillity at the apartment, chilling with the birds and water …see more
Your houseboat will be a traditional kettuvallam with two en-suite air-conditioned bedrooms. It is built and furnished from local materials, and we provide you with a luxury cruise whilst minimising our impact on the fragile ecosystems of the backwaters …see more
Discover the French countryside from the deck of a luxury canal boat. Cruising in Burgundy on France's most beautiful canal you pass scenic countryside, ancient towns and villages, and past Cathedrals and Chateaux, stopping only to enjoy the superb local food and wine. We also have a range of other boats available for 2 to 10 people. These are in Burgundy and on the Midi …see more
The ship called Berezina is located in the citycenter of the old town of Haarlem. The green Haarlem is situated in between Amsterdam and the beach. The ideal location for exploring the typical Dutch flower fields or the beach and visiting Amsterdam …see more
The Axo Houseboat is a self-catering apartment with spectacular views over the Amstel canal. Right in the heart of the city, you are in walking distance to everything. And with sleeping for 4 guests (4 singles or 2 doubles) it's perfect for a family or friends. …see more