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.
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Not suitable for children;
SAILING CATAMARAN LOCATED CARIBBEAN 43 FEET LONG AND 25 FEET WIDE SET UP FOR DIVING, FISHING.
UP TO 4 GUESTS ON DAY TOURS UP TO 20 PERSON. YOU WILL TRAVEL FROM PORT TO PORT TO ENJOY LOCAL
PLACES TO SEE. LOT OF NICE SNORKELING LET US SHOW YOU ROATAN OR BELIZ …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Car not necessary;
Three levelsSun deckNatural level: loungeLiving room- kitchenLower deck 3 bedrooms 2 full bathrooms, one cabinOne bedroom and its en suite bathroom and separate WC form the guest suite.Step out and you are in the leisure park with many sports and recreation opportunitie …see more
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 w… More
“Best cruise through Paris”
Reviewed 13 May 2014
We took a 4 day tour on this boat, it was wonderful. There were six adults, all friends middle aged, except for our children who came for a day, a meal and a swim.. First we enjoyed quiet and lusciou… More
“C'etait super, un depaysement total!!”
Reviewed 14 May 2014
Super acceuil, on s'y sent tres bien et l'on a plus envie de repartir..
La peniche est tres grande et fonctionnelle.
J'y retourne dès que mon emploi du temps me le permet!!!!… 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
Houseboat Pamela situated centrally at a distance of 13Kms from Srinagar International Airport is perhaps one of the idyllic houseboat in Srinagar overlooking Srinagar- Kashmir Arts Emporiumand legendary Bund (famous British walkways along Jhelum River). The houseboat i …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Not suitable for children;
Sai Gon Cafe Travel 09 cabins are divided into three classes Deluxe, Superior and Family, all service provided, with central air-conditioning, en-suite bathroom and private balconies and heavenly-soft bed with wide open view to Halong Bay. Cruise swimming, kayaking an …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 3 km; Ask owner if suitable for children;
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
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Pet friendly;
This was a truly unique experience to stay on a houseboat. I grew up in Amsterdam but never had the opportunity to stay or even visit a houseboat. I stayed here for 10 days at the end of April and was very fortunate to be blessed with great weather. My stay was excellen …see more
Nearest beach 3 km; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
You must contact Dublin Barge Hire at least 48 hours before you arrive to arrange a time to meet at the marina etc
€250 damage deposit if cruising. €100 damage deposit if using the barge for accommodation only.
NO CRUISING OCT-MARCH Central Heating for those who do …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ask owner if suitable for children; Air conditioning;
Halong bay 2 days / 1 night on boatDAY 1: HANOI – HALONG BAY (L/D):7:45- 8:30: Pick-up at hotel and start the trip of 3.5 hours to Halong Bay with a 20 minute- short break on half way.12:30- 13:00: Embark on Fantasea Cruise after check-in procedure at the pier and enj …see more
Not suitable for children; Car essential; Air conditioning;
Le Cochinchine Cruise was built in traditional style with an elegant and modern beauty. The design of Le Cochinchine makes it be a strong and safe river cruise on Mekong River. Le Cochinchine Cruise brings tourists a wonderful holiday of discovering deeply and authentic …see more
The boutique beauty of the cruise will charm all the guests at the first glance. Among hundreds of boats and cruises in Halong Bay. We can say for sure that the Royal Palace Cruise is the unique one which was designed specially like a Royal Palace, Totally different wit …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Suitable for children age 5+; Air conditioning;
The pinisi or phinisi is a traditional Indonesian two-masted sailing ship. It was mainly built by the Konjo tribe, a sub-ethnic group of Bugis-Makassar mostly residents at the Bulukumba regency of South Sulawesi but was, and still is used widely by the Bugis and Makassa …see more
My Yacht is located as close to down town Fort Myers As you can get. This 50 ft Floating Condo has lots of room for six guest's or more and is right in the center of the River District
The B.B.Q is located on the large back deck.
It has a washer and dryer .. microw …see more
Not suitable for children; No pets allowed; Private garden;
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
Child friendly ; No pets allowed; Private garden;
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
You will find your holidays incomplete without a stay on our legendary floating hotel.The Houseboats are well appointed built in victorians style with every modern facility.they come complete with meals ( Kashmiri / Indian / Continental ) and several attendants , shikar …see more
“Shahbaaz - the one stop solution to all your travel needs in Kashmir”
Reviewed 5 Jan 2014
I went on a backpacking trip with 2 other friends to India. The first stop was beautiful kashmir. We landed at Srinagar, and Mr Kushi from Shahbaaz (recommended to me by my aunts) was there waiting to… More
Luxury Yacht in the Barcelona Royal Yacht Club - 72ft (22m)This is a beautiful yacht built in 1998 moored right in the city center, in Barcelona's most exclusive Yacht Club for members only, a gated community with private parking (available at a cost for 1 car as l …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
Child friendly ; Air conditioning; No pets allowed;
La Finale (Luxury Yacht)Luxury yacht la finale is a 30 mt beautiful designed yacht for her clients. she has 2 master cabins, 3 double cabins and 1 twin cabin. totally 12 people can accommodate on gulet lafinale. with friendly and hospitable 5 crew on board, you will hav …see more
The Beyond The Sea is one of the largest Yachts docked at the Royal Yacht Club in Barcelona. It has lots of space and all the amenities you would expect to find in a luxury apartment. Each one of the cabins has its ensuite bathroom.There is a chef and a maid at your ser …see more
Stayed on this Yacht as a stag party of 11 in April 2014. As soon as we pulled up at the yacht it had the wow factor. The Yacht is unreal, everything is off a high standard. The staff onboard couldnt … More
“An experience not to be missed!!!!!!!”
Reviewed 16 Oct 2012
Made this reservation for 10 friends for a hen weekend. Had nervous anticipation prior thinking something had to be wrong because of the value for money however the yacht exceeded all of our expectati… More
“Completely luxurious - treated like royalty”
Reviewed 27 May 2012
My friends and I booked this yacht for a short break and despite knowing the yacht was beautiful, we were stunned by how amazing it as when we arrived. Everything was of the highest quality and there … More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Suitable for children age 5+;
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
Housed in a traditional wooden boat, Halong Paloma Cruise offers luxurious cabins with stunning views of the well-known Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as a New World Wonder 2011. It has a rooftop sun terrace and provides free Tai Chi lesson on boar …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
Halong Emotion Cruises combines charm and great comfort to meet the growing demand of travellers looking for luxurious cruises in the bay. Our first boat, launched in July 2008, features 28 air conditioned cabins, with private bathrooms and facilities similar to a Bouti …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Ask owner if suitable for children;
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
Motor Yacht Leigh is a beautiful 27m Mochi Craft built by Ferretti Group in Italy.Its timeless design lines, comfort, style and amenities on board make it a perfect solution to accommodate a party of 8 to 10 guests in the city center all under one roof.The prices shown …see more
Southern Panorama Cruises has started its luxury house boats in the backwaters of Alleppey, Kerala. We have house boats with 1 bed, 2 bed and 3 bed Room House Boats. Utmost care has been taken in all the areas. Boat Staff is technically qualified. Good hygeine practice …see more
Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
All three Bassac are built of wood according to the tradition of the rice barges of the Mekong delta, with amendments where safety standards require.Bassac I actually once was a rice barge, which we bought and overhauled into the cozy cabin cruiser it is today, and alth …see more
Ski; Suitable for children age 5+; Air conditioning;
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
Two Day & One Night cruising to untouched the mystery of Bai Tu Long Bay Vietnam By Huong Hai Sealife Cruise - A unique cruise to explore Bai Tu Long’s gorgeous sites and local life. The Huong Hai Sealife Vessel with modern luxury facilities offers an overnight cruise …see more
The boutique beauty of the cruise will charm all the guests at the first glance. Among hundreds of boats and cruises in Halong Bay. We can say for sure that the Deluxe Cruise is the unique one which was designed specially like a Royal Palace, Totally different with any …see more
Our company Boatcharterbcn exclusively manages a total of 7 yachts located in the most central marina in Barcelona, the Barcelona Royal Yacht Club, across the street from the Aquarium and next to Las Ramblas.These yachts can be rented as floating apartments for short st …see more
Fantastic corporate trip with a great host, Sergio. Amazing boats, great accomomdation and freedom to party (within reason). Good value for money and well recommended. I managed to take 15 people, … More
All of our cruises are modern and tastefully designed boat, the boat feature spacious, well-appointed cabins and suites with large en-suite bathrooms, large sundecks with comfortable lounging furniture and elegant dining rooms and bars. We have designed and fitted our b …see more
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
Ideal for fun and relaxation, "BADYARI PALACE HOUSEBOAT is located in the Dal Lake area of Srinagar. The hotel lies 1km from the city center and provides accessibility to important town facilities. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's …see more
Child friendly ; Air conditioning; No pets allowed;
The Jahan - A great patron of architecture and the arts, Shah Jahan oversaw the construction of many legendary sites, including India's dazzling Red Fort, and the famed 777 gardens of Kashmir. This cultured monarch is a fitting namesake for The Jahan, which evokes …see more
Paloma Cruise - The recommended Halong Bay Junk Cruise is a brand new Halong wooden junk crewed by a professional, loyal and dedicated team. Spread over 4 decks she has 16 en-suite fully equipped luxury cabins, a bar with soft seating and plasma TV, gourmet restaurant, …see more
Topsy is available for a 3 night weekend break starting on a Friday and ending on a Monday, a 4 night midweek break, starting Monday and ending Friday and a full week break starting on a Friday and ending on a Friday. Please enquire about short break prices. You can opt …see more
An amazing short break to see in the New Year and one we will always remember with great affection.
Topsy is a charming boat and has everything on board to make your stay very enjoyable.
Mark and Li… More
“A memorable experience on a fantastic boat”
Reviewed 1 Feb 2016
My family and I spent just a night on Topsy. It is a beautiful boat. Mark and Lynda are great hosts, leaving a a lovely welcome pack of coffee, tea, prose do etc. The boat has some outstanding luxurio… More
“Wonderful luxurious break on a beautiful boat”
Reviewed 8 Nov 2014
I cannot recommend Topsy and Lazy Daze Cruises enough! We spent two days on the boat which was fully equipped with everything you could need. It's warm and cosy with a coal fire and comfy furniture. T… More