Sailing holidays

Sailing holidays (1082)

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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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

3 2 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £78 / night

£1086 / week

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from £78 / night

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Narrowboat accommodation in Meuspath

Rhineland-Palatinate / Meuspath

1 50 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 50
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £9 / night

£61 / week

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from £9 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

3 5 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Great accommodation in Amsterdam” The barge is extremely comfortable and well situated close enough to visit all the attractions but in a quiet location. Frank and Marlijn made sure everything was ready for us even leaving a bottle of wine for us. We
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from £151 / night

£1057 / week

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Laboe holiday houseboat rental

Schleswig-Holstein / Laboe

2 6 6 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 6 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £147 / night

£1029 / week

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from £147 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Houseboat rental in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Eastern Docklands

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly

from £227 / night

£1583 / week

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from £227 / night

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Houseboat accommodation in Alappuzha

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

from £129 / night

£901 / week

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from £129 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Mannum

South Australia / Mannum

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £579 / night

£2313 / week

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from £579 / night

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Newtown, Alderney holiday yacht accommodation

Alderney / Newtown, Alderney

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Car not necessary

from £104 / night

£675 / week

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from £104 / night

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Holiday yacht in Porto-Vecchio

Corse-du-Sud / Porto-Vecchio

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Car not necessary

from £44 / night

£302 / week

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from £44 / night

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Narrowboat rental in Henley-on-Thames

Oxfordshire / Henley-on-Thames

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“An amazing family holiday” All information/ communication in the run up to the holiday was very good, we were greeted in a very friendly manner and had a very informative tutorial about the narrowboat and locks which put us at ease and in good sted fo
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from £251 / night

£1245 - £1600 / week

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from £251 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Sorrento holiday yacht rental

Province of Naples / Sorrento

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £234 / night

£1740 / week

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from £234 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Jyväskylä

Central Finland / Jyväskylä

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £270 / night

£1561 - £2344 / week

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Holiday yacht in Torcy

Marne-la-Vallee / Torcy

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly

from £35 / night

£218 - £583 / week

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from £35 / night

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Holiday yacht in Amsterdam

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

3 5 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £148 / night

£1035 / week

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from £148 / night

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Holiday yacht in Muiden

North Holland Province / Muiden

1 5 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly

from £79 / night

£514 / week

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from £79 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday yacht in East Molesey

Surrey / East Molesey

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

from £128 / night

£896 / week

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from £128 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Yacht rental in San Sebastián de la Gomera

La Gomera / San Sebastián de la Gomera

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km

from £49 / night

£343 / week

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from £49 / night

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Kumarakom holiday houseboat rental

Kottayam District / Kumarakom

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
“Really great houseboat experience, succeeding our expectations” We are a couple from Germany in our mid-thirties and spent 2 days/1 night at the Jumbo Houseboat early January. We booked from Germany by contacting the owner Akhil directly. Was a bit of
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from £156 / night

£1125 - £2187 / week

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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

4 12 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Absolute value for money..!!!” We were a gang of 12 and we absolutely enjoyed our cruise in the houseboat. The houseboat was extremely clean and the staff was very courteous and very helpful and friendly. We were taken for a thoroughly relaxing cruise
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from £237 / night

£1396 / week

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from £237 / night

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Holiday narrowboat rental

Warwickshire / Harborough Magna

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly

from £252 / night

£755 / week

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from £252 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday yacht in Lymington

New Forest / Lymington

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Luxury living on a yacht” Myself and 3 friends stayed on this beautiful boat, moored ideally with no boats in front of us, giving us a perfect view across to the Isle of Wight. The yacht was clean, had 2 bathrooms and showers, and a well equipped kit
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from £200 / night

£1400 / week

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Narrowboat rental in Draveil

Essonne / Draveil

3 6 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
“A peaceful and comfortable sail along the Marne” We had a great time sailing along the Marne and through the locks between Paris and Epernay. The boat is comfortable and well-equipped and the owner/pilot friendly and welcoming. There was food and win
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from £174 / night

£783 - £1392 / week

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from £174 / night

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Holiday yacht in Barcelona

Barcelona / Port Forum

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“BOAT WAS A FABULOUS AND UNIQUE EXPERIENCE FOR US” I organised the trip for my brothers, in laws and couple of friends, we are all in the 45-55 age category and really just enjoyed renting the whole boat to ourselves. We cooked on board, however, the
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from £257 / night

£1796 / week

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from £257 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Eastern Docklands

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £105 / night

£522 / week

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from £105 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Mallacoota

Gippsland / Mallacoota

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £151 / night

£723 - £983 / week

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from £151 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Marigot Bay

Castries Quarter / Marigot Bay

3 2 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £66 / night

£462 / week

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from £66 / night

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Holiday yacht in Loano

Italian Riviera / Loano

3 7 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £27 / night

£957 - £1170 / week

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from £27 / night

(58) Excellent 

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Holiday narrowboat rental

Salford / Worsley

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“fantastic trip” We had an amazing long weekend as usual. The boat (Queenie) was absolutely fab, cosy clean and warm and a real head turner. people stopped and looked and had their photos taken beside it. I would recommend this boating experience to ev
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from £170 / night

£1190 / week

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from £170 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday yacht in Kas

Antalya Province / Kas

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £776 / night

£5432 / week

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from £776 / night

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Holiday houseboat rental

Tarn-et-Garonne / Montauban

4 8 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £79 / night

£470 / week

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from £79 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Holiday yacht with shared pool in Halong Bay

Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

12 18 1 night min

  • 12 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £125 / night

£9768 / week

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from £125 / night

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Holiday yacht rental

Charente-Maritime / La Rochelle

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £117 / night

£815 / week

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from £117 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Manaus holiday houseboat rental

Amazon River / Manaus

1 6 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

from £21 / night

£163 - £896 / week

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from £21 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Yacht rental in San Blas Islands

Guna Yala Region / San Blas Islands

5 8 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £388 / night

£2714 / week

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from £388 / night

5

Yacht accommodation in French Harbour with shared pool

Roatan / French Harbour

3 4 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Air conditioning

from £1066 / night

£4264 / week

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from £1066 / night

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Houseboat rental in Groningen City

Groningen / Groningen City

8 23 2 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 23
  • 2 nights min
  • Car not necessary

from £427 / night

£2983 / week

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from £427 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Yacht accommodation in Puerto Calero

Lanzarote / Puerto Calero

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Perfect!” I arrived in Puerto Calero by boat, having sailed from Spain via Morocco. I wanted to stay for a longer period in Puerto Calero so booked Vientos Del Sur after a recommendation from a friend. A perfect choice. The boat is comfortable with an
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from £53 / night

£366 - £512 / week

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(7) Excellent 

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Holiday yacht in El Barrio

Province of Alicante / El Barrio

2 2 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 200 km
  • Car not necessary

from £44 / night

£261 / week

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from £44 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday yacht in Kas

Antalya Province / Kas

4 8 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £522 / night

£3653 - £4783 / week

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from £522 / night

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Vermenton holiday houseboat rental

Yonne / Vermenton

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning

from £247 / night

£1725 - £2759 / week

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from £247 / night

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