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.
Welcome to Alleppey Backwater Kerala in the God's Own Country ! . Our new AC Premium houseboat had 3 bed/3 bath,living room, dinning and kitchen fully covered glass which PROTECT FROM MOSQUITO AND INSECT in the night. We are located 2 minutes from Alleppey town. Fam …see more
EXCLUSIVE USE, and available all year round, this perfectly appointed liveaboard moored in the most idyllic palm fronted Hampton Court marina.
“Eucala” is a very beautiful and cleverly laid out classic French motor yacht with a really rich heritage. We have rece …see more
In the infinity of life take out time for the soul.Dreamy days and quiet nights a romantic getaway a place to call a 'home' away from 'home'an epitome of peace and serenity.That would describe "humpy dumpy"A watervilla/houseboat in Netherla …see more
After all the hustle and bustle of an Indian city life, the stay at The Humpy Dumpy was just what I needed. We are constantly surrounded with noise and the stress and pressures of our daily lives that… More
“Houseboat for relaxation and with exellent view.”
Reviewed 14 Apr 2012
We spend 6 days on Humpy Dumpy. It was a great place to arrive home to after exploriating northern Holland during the day. I would have liked to have more time on the boat. using the bikes and renting… More
A fully equipped appartment in a lovely old cargo ship in the port of Amsterdam.
From deck you have a full view on the National Maritime Museum and the Mill of Brewery 't IJ. By foot it takes 5 minutes walk to the famous canals of the old city and 10 minutes to CS (tr …see more
we have eight super deluxe rooms, with free wifi, free breakfast, air conditioning,wardrobe and ironing service is also available,we give the service in rooms for free, free breakfast in room is also available,we also arrange party nights,and pizza nights, on your requ …see more
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Spirited Away, a hosted narrowboat, is the perfect place to slow down, get closer to nature and experience the unique British waterways. Prices are fully inclusive, with gorgeous boat-made meals, …see more
This is a holiday with a difference at a very relaxed pace. The food is great (vegetarian), lots of it with Tor (owner/cook) always preparing food, cooking, or baking bread, cakes and other treats. Po… More
“Wonderful way to spend a week”
Reviewed 18 Jun 2014
Joined Tor for a week in October. Weather was awful, but having waterproofs meant that I could sit with Tor whilst she moved us away from the sound of the traffic. Weather improved as the week went on… More
Spectacular luxury houseboat for up to 3 people (2 adults and 1 child).In the best private and exclusive port in Gran Canaria ( ANFI DEL MAR ), this houseboat will do your holidays unforgettable forever.With all which you need to have a relax and wonderful stay: beach w …see more
Everything was fantastic. We were met by Alexis who showed us how everything worked and was just a phone call away if we needed help with anything. The boat is fabulous. Very comfortable, luxurious, c… More
Annette Rosenkilde is a lovely traditional Danish Fishing vessel, converted to a live-a-board cruising and charter vessel. She has a fantastic deck space with dining area, comfortable seating area and sunbeds. There are high bulwarks around the entire deck making her sa …see more
Swallow Tail offers a unique opportunity to stay aboard a traditional canal barge without the worry of locks and waterways. She is custom built to offer the maximum comfort and style for 4 people sleeping in two cabins. Both cabins have their own shower/wc, the doubl …see more
Close to Central Station (canal district) you will find the Amsterdam Bed & Breakfast houseboat MS Luctor, exclusively suitable for two guests. An original "klipperaak", built in 1913, now converted into a comfortable, stylish and high class apartment, moored …see more
3 star property located at heart of dal lake. we welcoming all guest provide all kind of facility give them what them they need .customer satisfaction is our motto .we have 3 deluxe double room wit seperate drawing room and room are attached bath room .24 hours roo …see more
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Offering a massage parlour, Royal Heritage Houseboats is located in Srīnagar and is 500 metres from Zabarwan Park. Free wired internet is available. The property offers free parking.The accommodation will provide you with a TV, a heater, a minibar and cable channels. F …see more
Houseboat Sweet Star have their own traditional appeal.Houseboat Sweet Star are anchored on the banks of the River jehlum. Each houseboat is fully furnished and every Houseboats has an attendant boy.Houseboat Sweet Star are furnished in a grand style, with carved furnit …see more
Discover a warm welcome to a unique style of life on the Seine on a yacht moored near Versailles and Paris, at Limay in the countryside of the impressionists.
You will find peace and the luxury of being on board a beautiful and spacious historic yacht, constructed for …see more
Welcome to Alleppey Backwater Kerala in the God's Own Country ! . Our new AC Premium houseboat had 3 bed/3 bath,living room, dinning and kitchen. Kv houeboats Servicing every day fom Alleppey to Kumarakom back Alleppey. We are located 2 minutes from Alleppey town.
Fame …see more
Devon Houseboats offer a unique opportunity to stay aboard a wide beam canal barge without the worry of locks and waterways. The barges are custom built to offer the maximum comfort and style for four people sleeping in two cabins. Both cabins have their own en suite s …see more
Featuring traditional Indian architecture and modern facilities, this House Boat on Srinagar's Dal Lake offers rooms with en suite bathroom. It is just 5 km away from the famous Shalimar Bagh.
New Retreet houseboat Fan-cooled rooms with wooden furnishings are equipped …see more
WI-FI freeWe have got Double Deluxe rooms and Family rooms All rooms are attached with bathrooms and hot and cold water with shower and Bath Tub inside,We provide heating and fanWe have also got Led TV with fully satellite transmissionThe boat is having its own Living r …see more
R. I. E. Heritage Group of Houseboats Srinagar are considered among the Deluxe Houseboats and luxury Houseboats accommodation In Srinagar Jammu and Kashmir. Srinagar Houseboats are located at Dal Lake & Nagin Lake. Houseboats are first Choice of travelers staying …see more
For a relaxing city break with a difference, stay aboard this wonderful houseboat, in the city center of Amsterdam, just off the beaten path but only fifteen minutes walk from Central Station, or five minutes by tram.
You will share the boat with your super-relaxed host …see more
Siet was very welcoming and at the time when she wasnt there and we called her to help us with the cooker she arrived within 20 mins! The boat as about 15-20 min walk fro the station and if you rent … More
“Ein kuscheliges Zuhause für den Urlaub”
Reviewed 28 Aug 2013
Dies war unser erster aber mit Sicherheit nicht der letzte Aufenthalt auf dem Hausboot "Tante Piet". Siet und natürlich auch die "Haus(boot)katze" Bubi haben uns für unseren Aufenthalt ein Zuhause-G… More
“Ultimate houseboat experience”
Reviewed 12 Nov 2015
Me and my partner stayed for 4 days at Houseboat Tante Piet and it was fantastic. Siet, the owner, received us with coffee and 'stroopwafels', and made us feel at home right away. She showed us our co… More
One bedroom little flat with all you need for perfect vacation. Great price and very kind and helpful hosts.
There is a small terrace in front of the flat where you can discreetly enjoy your breakfast and dinner. We are helpful and will give you a lot of useful informa …see more
Comfortably housing up to 6 passengers at night in its 3 cabins, the Gulet Evita offers guests the opportunity to sail the Turkish Riviera in style. An on-board bar, saloon with a 19 inch television, and outdoor dining area, make a trip aboard the Evita a truly relaxing …see more
Houseboat Southern Comfort offers two spacious bright guest rooms with a fantastic view over the water. Both furnished with a comfortable double bed, single loft bed, and desk with two chairs, TV, DVD player, fridge, Free WIFI, central heating, towels and bed linen.
Th …see more
Cutty Jean offers you the most exciting combination of stunning settings, fantastic on-board atmosphere and fun.Wake up to the most spectacular view directly over the sea. Have a swim before your first morning coffee, sit back and relax or take your summer adventure to …see more
Brand new catamaran from 2014 with 3 double rooms and 2 indivuduals. Excellent conditions for charter traveling in the Atlantic or just to spend a few nights in Lisbon. With crew included feel free to try this new way to stay in Lisbon and take advantage of the best loc …see more
Houseboats are unique in the world to Kashmir valley. For the visitor to Srinagar, staying in a houseboat is an out of world experience. The houseboat came into being during the British Era, when the Maharaja of Kashmir refused them permission to build on dry land. The …see more
Beautifully restored Dutch Barge with 2 double cabins, shower room with loo and basin.Open plan galley, dining area and saloon.Wheelhouse with dinette.Galley has double sink, 2 fridges, microwave, 4 burner hob, oven, kettle etc.There is a private garden with summer kitc …see more
Ocean view yacht with beautiful sunsets and sunrises. Underwater windows in the forward cabins makes this yacht unbelievable. Located in the finest most elegant first class member only marinas. Guests have access to private pool, tiki bar, fine dining restaurant and fre …see more