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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.

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Split-Dalmatia County / Split

Yacht / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 7

3 Nights min stay

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from £71 / night

£493 - £705 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • Pets welcome
With your own boat you can, in all tranquility, visit and explore the world famous archipelago, with its wild and pristine islands, islets and cliffs, more then 150 of them like a pearl necklace on the Adriatic Takeover Ship to 8h in the morning - return afternoon 19h  …see more

Excellent 5/5 

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Kashmir / Srinagar

Houseboat / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 9

Excellent 5/5 

Min stay varies

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from £19 / night

£129 - £257 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
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


30 Apr 2015

5/5

"Beautiful trip extraordinary experience of magnificence."

Rakesh Day Tours offer us excellent tourism service for kashmir, 6 days trip package owsome experience of my life, i appreciate their management and professionalism. you guys are owsome hattsoff for t… More


19 Jan 2014

5/5

"WAY TO PARADISE"

Since childhood watching Kashmir on TV was a wonderful experience but believe me watching in reality is undoubtedly a lifetime experience. It is a beautiful place intact with all the natural beauty a… More


9 Jan 2014

5/5

"Amazing!!!!"

We had a wonderful holidays in kashmir..we stayed 5 nights in this amazing houseboat.There is a house boat keeper who will take care of all our needs..we tasted variety of home made kashmiri tasty di… More

thanks Saju Hope to see you again in kashmir soon

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Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

Yacht / 14 Bedrooms / sleeps 32

1 night min stay

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from £3572 / night

£25000 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
The Cruise has fourteen spacious cabins, full of luxury equipment with private en-suite bathroom, a large sundeck, elegant dining room, lounge bar, massage room  …see more

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Excellent 5/5 

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Kashmir / Srinagar

Houseboat / 4 Bedrooms / sleeps 12

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £135 / night

£943 / week

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Key info:

  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
Houseboat Pamela Group of Houseboats in Srinagar Jammu & Kashmir India The houseboat has cosy rooms with attached bathrooms featuring all modern facilities, wifi 24/7 electricity  …see more


4 Aug 2014

5/5

"Excellent hospitality and beautiful houseboat that provides feeling of royalty"

Excellent hospitality and beautiful houseboat that provides feeling of royalty. Houseboat is in Jhelum river and not in dal lake so if you are looking for no hush hush, this can be your choice. Houseb… More


31 Jul 2014

5/5

"Memorable Trip with Houseboat Pamela"

It was great experience in Houseboat Pamela. We stayed in the month of July 2014 between 22-27. Thank to Mr Ashraf and Mr.Bashir for their hospitality and the way they treat us. They arrange a Tavera… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Halong Bay / Tuan Chau Island

Yacht / 18 Bedrooms / sleeps 30

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £3206 / night

£22436 - £25642 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
The boutique beauty of the cruise will charm all the guests at the first glance. Among hundreds of boats and cruises in Halong Bay. The boutique beauty of the cruise will charm all the guests at the first glance  …see more


15 Jun 2015

5/5

"Loved it!!!"

We absolutely loved this trip. Everything was fabulous and especially Alex the tour guide who has the best ever sense of humour and made everything work. The service was excellent on board as were the… More


9 Jun 2015

5/5

"The young and energetic crew members made my trip!"

Our room is located on a private floor; spacious with a stunning panoramic view of the bay, plus the room was well maintained. The best part of my trip was to have such lovely crew. The energy they b… More


26 May 2015

5/5

"Best Cruise in Halong Bay"

Four friends and myself stayed on this cruise. Unbelievable!! The boat itself is beautiful. We had a room that slept three and one that slept two. The rooms were spacious and the beds were so c… More

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Very Good 4/5 

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Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

Houseboat / 44 Bedrooms / sleeps 50

Very Good 4/5 

Min stay varies

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from £4738 / night

£33161 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
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 acti  …see more


15 Mar 2015

5/5

"Excellent experience"

If you go to ha Noi you must do this cruise it is out of this world we highley recommend very spacious room Morden clean staff very frandiley food excellent as vegetarian I can not complain once on cr… More


6 Mar 2015

5/5

"Amazing"

From the moment you arrive you are treated like an honoured guest and can rest assured that efficiency is paramount to the management and crew. The rooms are comfortable and well equipped and each h… More


2 Nov 2014

5/5

"Ha Long Bay aboard Image Junk (Part of Pelican Cruises)"

This was the highlight of our trip to Vietnam. Ha Long Bay is so beautiful and being aboard a Junk was a magnificent way to see the area. The crew aboard the Image Junk were wonderful. The food was… More

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Mugla Province / Marmaris

Houseboat / 5 Bedrooms / sleeps 10

Short stays welcome

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from £627 / night

£4388 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Not suitable for children
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
For a luxury yacht charter in Turkey, the wooden gulet Yucebey 1 offers one of the most relaxing but luxurious cruising experience along the Turkish Riviera- between Antalya, Marmaris, Bodrum and Kusadasi. Handsomely built in teak and mahogany the beautifully kept boat  …see more

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Kashmir / Srinagar

Houseboat / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 10

1 night min stay

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from £5 / night

£34 / week

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Key info:

  • Ski
  • Not suitable for children
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
HB Golden Flower is located in Srinagar. Free WiFi access is available in this boat. The accommodation will provide you with a seating area. Featuring a shower, private bathroom also comes with free toiletries and slippers. You can enjoy lake view from the room. Extras  …see more

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Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

Houseboat / 16 Bedrooms / sleeps 16

1 night min stay

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from £120 / night

£834 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Not suitable for children
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
An advance registration is required upon check - in on board. Please contact the cruise at least 3 days in advance of your check - in date to provide this information. The package will start at lunch time and will finish after lunch on day of departure. Hanoi office, 41  …see more

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Cyclades / Antiparos

Yacht / 4 Bedrooms / sleeps 12

1 night min stay

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from £1454 / night

£10175 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Not suitable for children
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
Yachts that would otherwise cost several thousands per week (15-50K) are affordable and accessible to all for much less in an all inclusive character. We monitor your kiting and promise, based on up to now testimonials, the best vacation of your life. People come back!  …see more

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Puerto Pollensa / Puerto Pollensa Marina

Yacht / 4 Bedrooms / sleeps 8

2 Nights min stay

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from £388 / night

£2712 - £3205 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
CLASSIC DEEP OCEAN YACHT 'ROZAMAR' WITH SKIPPER - self catering holidays  …see more

 

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Gibraltar / Marina Bay

Yacht / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 2

 

1 night min stay

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from £80 / night

£560 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Not suitable for children
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
Only 600 mtrs from the airport with lights bags is a short walk, their are traditional buses available and taxis waiting at the airport . The dolphins are active in the water here all year round and their are many ways to take a tour.  …see more


19 Jan 2015

4/5

"Night on the waves"

Stayed a single night on the boat. Boat was the most reasonably priced stay over in Gibraltar although there is a hostel didn't fancy that, location excellent owner friendly near bars and restaurants,… More


7 May 2015

1/5

"Confusion and eviction"

A welcome drink and nice chat on board was spoiled after no room key and then no access to accommodation later. Owner became aggressive and abusive and we were told to leave at 11 pm at night. After… More

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Very Good 4.5/5 

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Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

Houseboat / 11 Bedrooms / sleeps 23

Very Good 4.5/5 

Min stay varies

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from £1718 / night

£12026 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
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  …see more


24 Feb 2015

5/5

"Incredible service minded crew"

Message I sent to our travelagency after our trip. I just like to say thank you very much for your recommendation and your arrangement of our trip. It was fantastic, what an incredible service min… More


6 Apr 2014

5/5

"Bai Tu Long Bay....Fabulous"

We sailed Bai Tu Long Bay rather than the Halong Bay route after reading on TA that it was less crowded. Our hotel recommended Dragon Pearl II from IndoChina Junks 2 day 1 night cruise. The Junk is sm… More


17 Mar 2014

5/5

"Breathtaking Nature in total comfort"

We sailed on the Dragon Pearl II on the 3 day 2 night itinerary. I was travelling with my adult daughter. We stayed in Hanoi upon arrival in Vietnam and on the day of our departure a van was sent to o… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

Houseboat / 20 Bedrooms / sleeps 40

Excellent 5/5 

Min stay varies

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from £3654 / night

£25577 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
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 HU  …see more


17 Mar 2015

5/5

"Wonderful, memorable experience"

We booked an overnight cruise on the Bhaya Classic II cruise and were delighted - from the moment we arrived the staff couldn't have been any more helpful. The cabin was a high standard with it's own… More


5 Mar 2015

5/5

"Just. Brilliant"

This is an amazing experience not to be missed. The boat was impeccably clean, the food good and staff were excellent. This is a must if you are visiting Vietnam and is an experience you won't forget.… More


26 Feb 2015

5/5

"Cocktails among the islamds"

An intimate group (only 9 passages) on a newly refurnished boat. Perfect way to experience Halong Bay. Cuong the guide and Cuong the bar tender were fabulous. They made the experience very memorable … More

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Very Good 4.5/5 

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Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

Houseboat / 20 Bedrooms / sleeps 40

Very Good 4.5/5 

Min stay varies

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from £4103 / night

£28718 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
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


21 Nov 2014

5/5

"Consistently Good"

This is the second time I have taken a Paloma Halong Bay cruise, the first was with a friend and I was so impressed that I brought my mother back to show her the bay. Both experiences were consistentl… More


1 Apr 2014

5/5

"Cruise fantastic despit cloudy skies"

We all dream of the perfect sunny days which we did not get, however that was the only negative. Seven adult family members comprised our group and all enjoyed the canoeing and caving experience provi… More


27 Aug 2013

5/5

"Great experience"

Paloma Cruises offers a very nice and comfortable environment to discover the bay. Rooms are very nice and clean, with an amazing view on the bay. The crew aboard is very friendly and always there to … More

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Very Good 4/5 

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Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

Houseboat / 24 Bedrooms / sleeps 48

Very Good 4/5 

Min stay varies

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from £5693 / night

£39847 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
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, C  …see more


30 May 2015

4/5

"Amazing Halong Bay!"

We did the 2 night 3 day cruise with Indochina sails, I choose them from the good reviews that I read. It would be hard to pick as there are hundreds to choose from. The room was a little small but qu… More

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Good 3.5/5 

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Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

Houseboat / 10 Bedrooms / sleeps 20

Good 3.5/5 

Min stay varies

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from £1539 / night

£10770 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
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 10 cabins, Free hotel pickup and drop-off included C  …see more


8 Dec 2014

5/5

"Amazing food, Amazing service. Amazing few days."

We used White Dolpin upon the advice of a local guide in Hue It was nothing like we imagined. It far exceeded our expectations. Food 5* Service 5* Our guide was brilliant The whole trip incl… More


3 Sep 2013

5/5

"Just Beautiful"

We stayed on the white dolphin for 1 night 2 days. The experience was beautiful. The service and food was 5 star. The places we visited while on the white dolphin where educational and special. Specia… More


23 Jul 2014

1/5

"GOT CHANGED WITH NO NOTICE DO NOT USE"

i cantacted this company directly before i even went to halong bay for the best price, FIRST mistake, as when i got to Vietnam it was half the price !!! i checked over half a dozen times from 1 mont… More

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