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.
Suitable for children age 5+; Car not necessary; Air conditioning;
Ever wondered what it would be like to live on a houseboat? Devolu offers you a convenient base to visit the sites of Paris, go to Disneyland and the Chateau de Versailles while coming home each day to an amazing experience of another kind. One of the most luxurious b …see more
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, very … More
“Fabulous Family Base to Explore Paris From...”
Reviewed 19 Aug 2011
Gave a much needed place to relax and review each day of our holiday ... could just sit and watch the river for hours from the boat.
Having the huge Auchan Supermarket and local shops one tram stop a… More
“Perfect for relaxing and seeing Paris”
Reviewed 11 Aug 2011
We spent a lovely week on Rupert`s barge. We were looking for something that had easy access to all the sights of Paris, but without the hustle and bustle of being in the city, and we found it. It was… 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
Houseboat Pride of Leyden is fully equipped with every comfort, from a well stocked kitchen, to central heating and air conditioning, a TV and Wifi internet, and a veranda with a spectacular view. The main bedroom sleeps two in a king-size bed, the study sleeps one on a …see more
Swimming pool; Suitable for children age 5+; Car not necessary;
Corsaro is the Kariba Cruise Company's 5* houseboat on Lake Kariba. There is no better way to explore the shores of this enchanting place than from her decks. Fall asleep to the sounds of Africa from one of two double ensuite rooms, or in one of her two single bunks or …see more
Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
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
This stunning 24m. (82ft) Astondoa Motor Yacht was built in 2001 and is rented out as a floating apartment with the possibility to be chartered out to sea from the Barcelona Royal Yacht Club.The Club is a gated community and has 24-7 security guards and CCTV. The locati …see more
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 … More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 200 km; Not suitable for children;
Classic wooden sailing yacht right in the city center of Alicante...10 meters LOA 4 meters beam, good for two people, one double bed and 2 singles... great views. Close to restaurants and bars. Very close to he beach. Secure parking inside the marina, security and vi …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
Nearest beach 200 km; Ask owner if suitable for children; Car not necessary;
Cruisebarge 'easyvie' cruises the canals and rivers of South West France between the historic city of Montauban and the charming town of Moissac.
Enjoy a unique cruise experience aboard 'easyvie' as she slowly makes her way between the towns and villages enroute stayin …see more
Ask owner if suitable for children; Car not necessary; Ask about pets;
*Skippered Hotel-boat* *Crewed Breaks, Holidays & Retreats* *Day Trips*
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
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Suitable for children age 5+; Car advised;
Your luxurious motor yacht is available on an accommodation only basis. She is located at the prettiest marina in Lymington with amazing sea views towards the Isle of Wight. She was commissioned in 2013 and is fitted out to the highest standard. Step through the glass …see more
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… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.2 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
Unique & Special 80ft Boat to stay during your holiday or business trip in Barcelona. Spacious sundecks with Jacuzzi, peaceful surroundings, fully air-conditioned luxury cabins with private bathrooms. Fully equipped kitchen. Only 10 min from center Barcelona, near CCIB …see more
Having already been to Barcelona before we already knew what to expect from the area, the port itself was well located for our purposes and we ended up hardly leaving as the boat was so comfortable an… More
“The best few days anyone could ask for”
Reviewed 18 Jun 2013
Such a beautiful boat, in a great location and wonderfully stocked up. Had such a lovely time, Cas and Irene's tapas on the first day made it the luxurious holiday I was after. We were out there for a… More
“BOAT WAS A FABULOUS AND UNIQUE EXPERIENCE FOR US”
Reviewed 21 Oct 2013
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… 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
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
Not suitable for children; Car not necessary; Ask about pets;
Are you looking for a comfortable apartment for 2 people? Our apartment is a self-contained part of a water villa. It has a living room and open plan kitchen with all modern equipment. The living room has patio doors directly to the water. On the ground floor there is a …see more
My.hosue Boat is located in peace and quiet place..and five minutes from Ghat .07 Dal Lake..you will get completry pickup from ghat no.07,till my hosue boat..and i am good reviews in tripadvisor highlly recomended..and we are very polite with guests..thanks for chosing …see more
Child friendly ; Car not necessary; Ask about pets;
This beautiful Amsterdam city centre canal houseboat, that is conveniently situated between central station and Dam Square, is a perfect place for couples, friends or a family to explore and enjoy the beauties of the amazing city.The houseboat has a relaxed living area …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Suitable for children age 5+;
Sail La Vie 46 foot Catamaran a perfect blend of lavish & comfortable combined with speed & performance she is perfect for those looking for a luxury yacht vacation.
Each Cabin has a Refined & Contemporary Interior.
RATE is per cabin for 2 people min 7n.
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Child friendly ; Air conditioning; Ask about pets;
Very comfortable and wonderful boat perfect to visit Aeolian Islands, Tunisi, Mediterraen costs.A mediterrean chef;Main stateroom with double berth, locker and en-suite toilet-room with wash basin, wc, shower.-One Guests' cabin with two bunks, locker -One Guests …see more
Have you ever thought about living on a houseboat? Now you can try it.It's different, it's supercool- and right in the heart of Copenhagen. Only 5 min. walking distance to city hall and TIVOLI Garden. 125 square meters inside the passenger ferry build in East …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
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
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
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 8 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
Sleep on the water! Enjoy this unique opportunity to stay at Pelican Place - a floating home on this beautiful bay. Enjoy this 84 sq meters floating 2-story home. House sleeps 4 adults or 2 adults with up to 3 children works well too.
House details: On the bottom f …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; Suitable for children age 5+; No pets allowed;
KOMODO BOAT CHARTER | Manage and Operates more than 20 Fleets, from Phinisi boats, Luxury Yacht, speedboats, and Standard deck boats . We Offer a Day Cruises Charter and Overnight Cruises Charter , including Liveaboard Diving Charter around Komodo National Park. The Phi …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
Child friendly ; Air conditioning; No pets allowed;
21 meter yacht located in Port Forum marina, an ultra modern marina with frequent cultural activities, such as big music concerts, an adventure park, marine fair. Located between 2 beaches and about a 45 minute walk along the ocean to the center of Barcelona, Port Forum …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 35 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
Our large houseboat is especially suitable for groups up to 14 people.It's located in a quite neighborhood in the north of Amsterdam but close to the town center.7 bedrooms and a large living area gives you enough space for a joyful time in Amsterdam.Next to a park …see more
Seyma Kaptan is a classical luxury gulet owned by the captain himself. Our gulet has 5 cabins: 1 master, 2 double and 2 double+single bed with the capacity of 12 guests. Crew of 4. Every day we hoist sails and every dinner is made on BBQ. Travel to the most private beac …see more
What a wonderful way to spend a week. We were 5 couples and never felt like we were in each ohers way. Our chef (Happy) cooked up a storm every single day - breakfast, lunch and dinner. The two de… More
“A dream experience!!”
Reviewed 25 Jul 2015
FABULOUS! We had an amazing time on board the Seyma Kaptan!
Being total novices to sailing we had no idea what to aspect from this holiday. As we never plan our trips long in advance and time and t… More