Sailing holidays

Sailing holidays (128)

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 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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from £151 / night

(5) Very Good 

22

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 £173 / night

£776 - £1380 / week

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from £173 / night

(18) Excellent 

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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 £255 / night

£1781 / week

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from £255 / night

(10) Excellent 

25

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

(7) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

43

San Diego holiday houseboat rental

California / San Diego

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly

Certificate of Excellence

from £192 / night

£1341 / week

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from £192 / night

11

Holiday houseboat in Montauban

Tarn-et-Garonne / Montauban

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

from £1478 / night

£10345 / week

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from £1478 / night

(27) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

20

Holiday houseboat with shared pool in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Jordaan

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

Certificate of Excellence

from £182 / night

£1207 - £1811 / week

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from £182 / night

(6) Excellent 

21

Copenhagen holiday houseboat rental

Zealand / Copenhagen

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £475 / night

£3018 / week

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from £475 / night

(1) Excellent 

8

Labuan Bajo holiday yacht rental

Flores / Labuan Bajo

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly

from £5426 / night

£37980 / week

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from £5426 / night

(8) Average 

9

Ramonville Saint-Agne holiday houseboat rental

Haute-Garonne / Ramonville Saint-Agne

6 11 1 night min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning

from £182 / night

£854 / week

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from £182 / night

15

Holiday houseboat in Labuan Bajo

Flores / Labuan Bajo

5 10 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly

from £2287 / night

£16008 / week

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from £2287 / night

(5) Excellent 

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11

Amsterdam holiday houseboat rental

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
“Great Stay” We had a wonderful time staying on this beautiful boat, the owners where very helpful without being intrusive. The boat had everything you needed for a self catering break, the bed rooms and bathrooms both matched our expectations based o
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from £244 / night

£1705 / week

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from £244 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Houseboat accommodation in Henley-on-Thames

Oxfordshire / Henley-on-Thames

3 11 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“An incredibly relaxing holiday in perfect comfort on a beautiful part of the Thames.” From start to finish this turned out to beat many 5 star hotel holidays we had all taken. Firstly the hosts are attentive, lovely and fun. They gave us 2 informed fa
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from £250 / night

£1810 - £2160 / week

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from £250 / night

(6) Excellent 

24

Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets

from £100 / night

£653 - £696 / week

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from £100 / night

(34) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

12

Holiday houseboat rental

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
“Quaint and Well Situated Houseboat” We had a lovely stay on the Oasis Houseboat as a family of three adults. It was far enough away from the main hub but still easily accessible to a grocery store. The sunset over the canal and other houseboats each
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from £174 / night

£1044 - £1827 / week

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from £174 / night

(6) Very Good 

15

Pangkalan Bun holiday houseboat rental

Central Kalimantan / Pangkalan Bun

6 10 2 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £280 / night

£1750 - £6790 / week

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from £280 / night

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Holiday yacht in Tourlos

Mykonos / Tourlos

3 10 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £2156 / night

£15087 / week

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from £2156 / night

(4) Excellent 

22

Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

7 14 2 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Stayed and Partied like a King” So this was our second stay on De Cornelia, we previously stayed in a group back in May 2014. Sometimes when you rebook the same place you have that fear of it not being as good or a bit more tired than before but I
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from £609 / night

£3392 / week

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from £609 / night

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Holiday houseboat rental

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £140 / night

£926 - £1869 / week

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from £140 / night

(12) Excellent 

17

Holiday houseboat rental

Hauts-de-Seine / Meudon

4 8 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
“Excellent accomodation , Spacious, Comfortable & Clean” My Children 13,16,17 plus Grandparent 78 all had an excellent time in Paris . The boat made an excellent base for seeing the sights as public transport is minutes walk away.The boat is spacious,
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from £250 / night

£1500 - £1850 / week

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from £250 / night

20

Roses holiday yacht rental

Costa Brava / Roses

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £130 / night

£725 / week

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from £130 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly

from £222 / night

£1553 / week

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from £222 / night

(2) Very Good 

30

Houseboat rental in Amsterdam

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly

from £130 / night

£907 / week

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from £130 / night

24

Holiday yacht in Koh Kaew

Phuket Town / Koh Kaew

4 12 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly

from £11972 / night

£29976 - £49096 / week

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from £11972 / night

88

Holiday houseboat in London

England / London

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 120 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £525 / night

£3500 - £3920 / week

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from £525 / night

(8) Excellent 

17

Barcelona holiday yacht rental

Barcelona / Ciutat Vella

4 10 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Absolutely AMAZING!! Exceeded expectations” I booked the Elmo T for my sister as a surprise for her hen do. There was a group of 7 of us. We have been extremely excited about this break and when we arrived all of our expectations were not only met but
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from £776 / night

£5432 / week

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from £776 / night

(7) Very Good 

25

Holiday yacht letting

Barcelona / Olympic Village - Beach

4 10 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £776 / night

£5173 / week

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from £776 / night

44

Holiday yacht in San Blas Islands

Guna Yala Region / San Blas Islands

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £131 / night

£808 - £5385 / week

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from £131 / night

(4) Very Good 

10

Holiday narrowboat in Rennes

Ille-et-Vilaine / Rennes

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £121 / night

£776 - £1500 / week

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from £121 / night

(3) Very Good 

14

Holiday yacht in Labuan Bajo

Flores / Labuan Bajo

6 12 2 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £1039 / night

£7270 / week

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from £1039 / night

5

Srinagar holiday houseboat rental

Srinagar District / Srinagar

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £30 / night

£31 / week

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from £30 / night

47

Holiday yacht in Kos Town

Kós / Kos Town

10 22 7 nights min

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 22
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets

from £690 / night

£4828 / week

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from £690 / night

(6) Excellent 

20

Holiday houseboat in Chevaigne

Ille-et-Vilaine / Chevaigne

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning

from £170 / night

£1187 / week

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from £170 / night

24

Holiday yacht in Poluotok

Zadar / Poluotok

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £727 / night

£5087 / week

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from £727 / night

44

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 £324 / night

£1893 - £2755 / week

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from £324 / night

11

Holiday houseboat in Labuan Bajo

Flores / Labuan Bajo

4 8 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning

from £2308 / night

£15400 / week

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from £2308 / night

29

Holiday yacht in Charlotte Amalie

St. Thomas / Charlotte Amalie

4 8 3 nights min

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

from £1924 / night

£13462 / week

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from £1924 / night

(1) Excellent 

10

Srinagar holiday houseboat rental

Srinagar District / Srinagar

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £18 / night

£124 / week

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from £18 / night

(1) Excellent 

45

Jyväskylä holiday houseboat rental

Central Finland / Jyväskylä

2 8 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £324 / night

£1893 - £2755 / week

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from £324 / night

29

Yacht rental in Brewers Bay with shared pool

Tortola / Brewers Bay

1 2 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £1600 / night

£6395 / week

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