Sailing holidays

Sailing holidays (115)

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 £79 / night

£1094 / week

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from £79 / night

(162) Very Good 

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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 £239 / night

£1407 / week

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from £239 / night

(21) Excellent 

29

Porto holiday narrowboat rental

Porto District / Porto

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Magnificent sailing through UNESCO world Heritage” Couple and one children, rented a boat for a long weekend, sailed up on river Douro until Spanish border. At the boats base, nice little chalet for the first night. Very good navigation, sightseeing a
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from £162 / night

£551 / week

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from £162 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Italian Riviera / Lavagna

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly

from £211 / night

£1472 / week

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from £211 / night

15

Magnesia Region / Volos

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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(1) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Holsworthy

Torridge / Holsworthy

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly

from £81 / night

£450 - £830 / week

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from £81 / 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 £391 / night

£2735 / week

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from £391 / night

(19) Very Good 

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Narrowboat rental in Nantwich

Cheshire / Nantwich

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
“Great time had by whole family” We booked a 3 day trip on the Adele Marie, due to the short time we had booked for, Martin contacted us before hand and told us we could turn up early to get some extra time on board as no one had it booked before us .
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from £80 / night

£800 - £1835 / week

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from £80 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat rental

Torridge / Holsworthy

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly

from £81 / night

£500 - £830 / week

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from £81 / night

(8) Average 

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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 £178 / night

£839 / week

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from £178 / night

(19) Excellent 

12

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 £102 / night

£509 / week

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from £102 / night

(29) Very Good 

16

Holiday houseboat letting

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Great accommodation and location to explore Amsterdam” I travelled to Amsterdam to visit friends and was very fortunate to stay on this fabulous houseboat. It was very well equipped, homely, warm and comfortable. I was surprised to find how spacious t
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from £189 / night

£1250 - £1606 / week

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(6) Excellent 

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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 £98 / night

£636 - £678 / week

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from £98 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

2 5 1 night min

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

from £153 / night

£1016 / week

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from £153 / night

(9) Average 

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Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

3 4 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
“The stay exceeded all expectations.Ideally situated near Rembrandplein” The accommodation was very tidy and especially the roomy livingroom was a plus.Wi-fi also a welcome addition and we realy enjoyed staying in the centre of Amsterdam with all the c
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from £280 / night

£1861 / week

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(6) Excellent 

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Copenhagen holiday houseboat rental

Zealand / Copenhagen

4 8 2 nights min

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

from £467 / night

£2967 / week

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from £467 / night

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Holiday houseboat rental

Yonne / Tonnerre

1 2 1 night min

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

from £187 / night

£1272 / week

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from £187 / 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 £243 / night

£1695 - £2712 / week

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from £243 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Rhone / Lyon

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets

from £64 / night

£356 - £475 / week

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from £64 / night

15

Rio de Janeiro City holiday yacht rental

Rio de Janeiro / Rio de Janeiro City

5 10 1 night min

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

from £625 / night

£4375 / week

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from £625 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday narrowboat in Tewitfield

Carnforth / Tewitfield

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets

from £125 / night

£750 - £800 / week

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from £125 / night

21

Arrondissement of Le Marin / Le Marin

6 8 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £412 / night

£2882 - £3560 / week

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from £412 / night

20

Srinagar holiday houseboat rental

Kashmir / Srinagar

8 16 1 night min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £32 / night

£236 / week

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from £32 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

12 6 1 night min

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

from £312 / night

£2183 / week

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from £312 / night

5

Lasithi Prefecture / Agios Nikolaos

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets

from £140 / night

£890 - £1335 / week

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from £140 / 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 £509 / night

£3560 - £4662 / week

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from £509 / night

(1) Very Good 

32

Port d'Andratx holiday yacht rental

Port d'Andratx / Cala Llamp

3 4 1 night min

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

from £60 / night

£420 / week

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from £60 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday yacht in San Blas Islands

Guna Yala Region / San Blas Islands

4 6 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets

from £129 / night

£774 - £5286 / week

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from £129 / night

20

Holiday yacht in Central Bodrum

Bodrum / Central Bodrum

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £636 / night

£4450 / week

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from £636 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone holiday yacht rental

Bouches-du-Rhone / Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone

3 4 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly

from £35 / night

£245 - £875 / week

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from £35 / night

12

Jesolo / Lido di Jesolo

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets

from £297 / night

£1272 / week

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from £297 / night

4

Holiday houseboat in Srinagar

Kashmir / Srinagar

20 2 1 night min

  • 20 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £55 / night

£329 / week

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from £55 / night

5

Pas-de-Calais / Bethune

1 2 1 night min

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

from £56 / night

£386 / week

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from £56 / night

(2) Excellent 

4

Narrowboat rental in Peterborough

Cambridgeshire / Peterborough

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £200 / night

£1285 / week

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from £200 / 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 £763 / night

£5339 / week

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from £763 / night

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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 £715 / night

£5000 / week

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from £715 / 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 £2344 / night

£15641 / week

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from £2344 / night

(3) Very Good 

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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+

from £594 / night

£3306 / week

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from £594 / night

29

Holiday yacht in Split

Split-Dalmatia County / Split

4 6 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

from £297 / night

£2077 / week

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from £297 / night

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Cagliari / Cagliari Centre

3 6 1 night min

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

from £229 / night

£848 / week

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from £229 / night

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