Sailing holidays

Sailing holidays (203)

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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(15) Excellent 

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Yacht Ngoma - Prickly Bay yacht sleeps 4

St. George's / Prickly Bay

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
The boat we are running at the moment is a Lavezzi 40 built in La Rochelle to our specification and we've been sailing her for 10 years around the caribbean islands.The space we are offering to you is the Port (left - if you are standing on the boat facing forward)  …see more

from £140 / night

£980 - £3920 / week

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from £140 / night

(7) Excellent 

56

Wooden Sail Boat with Air Conditioning and WiFi - El Barrio yacht sleeps 2

Province of Alicante / El Barrio

2 2 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 200 km
  • Car not necessary
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

from £44 / night

£259 / week

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from £44 / night

(8) Good 

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Klaziena Houseboat - Central Amsterdam houseboat sleeps 6

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

3 6 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
Minimum stay over New Years Eve is at the moment 5 nights.Modern 3 bedroom houseboat on the Amstel and right in the centre of town, means you couldn't be better placed. Experience a truly Dutch way of living by staying on a Houseboat. The Dutch love their canals a  …see more

from £276 / night

£1720 - £2082 / week

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from £276 / night

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Houseboat Finland: Houseboat Comfort 32 m2/ 6 pers - Jyväskylä houseboat sleeps 6

Central Finland / Jyväskylä

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Would you like to spend summer on a peaceful lake, in the pristine wilderness of Finland? On a Houseboat you can easily get to great fishing spots, beaches or discover different Finnish villages and towns . You can sunbath on the roof, make food in the kitchen and take  …see more

from £194 / night

£1552 / week

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from £194 / night

15

Yacht sleeps six Braye Harbour Aderney - Newtown - Alderney yacht sleeps 6

Alderney / Newtown, Alderney

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Car not necessary
Presented by Static Boat Holidays. The price is for the whole boat and is exceptionally good value. The boat is situated in Braye harbour, Alderney. She is on a swing mooring, but you have access to a tender and water taxi. She has three double cabins, a kitchen living  …see more

from £104 / night

£675 / week

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from £104 / night

(1) Excellent 

5

Lucy Joe - Worsley narrowboat sleeps 4

Salford / Worsley

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Lucy Joe Sleeps upto 4 - Wheelchair access availableA beautifully finished boat, Lucy Joe has been designed with space, luxury and comfort in mind. A fixed double bed at the back supplemented by a luxurious double sofa bed at the front and spacious wet room, galley and  …see more

from £150 / night

£795 / week

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from £150 / night

(7) Excellent 

42

Luxury Classic Motor Yacht "Eucala" at Riverscapes - East Molesey yacht sleeps 6

Surrey / East Molesey

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
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

from £95 / night

£665 / week

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from £95 / night

(133) Very Good 

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Pournami Houseboats - Alappuzha houseboat sleeps 12

Kerala / Alappuzha

4 12 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
Pournami houseboats has been operating houseboat cruise since 2007 in Alleppey and Kumarakom. We are rated as one of the best houseboat operators in Alleppey. We focus on quality of service provided to our guest. Our new 4 bedroom houseboat is a full featured luxury hou  …see more

from £235 / night

£1385 / week

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from £235 / night

(2) Excellent 

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A Different Way to Stay! - San Sebastián de la Gomera yacht sleeps 6

La Gomera / San Sebastián de la Gomera

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
PLEASE READ THE WHOLE LISTING PLEASE NOTE: The yacht is available for accommodation only and not for any kind of chartered sailing. If you are looking for a different type of holiday accommodation and perhaps a bit off the beaten track, then Brego is just the thing f  …see more

from £45 / night

£315 / week

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from £45 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Kokomo Sailing - summer discounted rates - El Porvenir yacht sleeps 4

San Blas Islands / El Porvenir

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
Join us on our 42' Sailboat in the magical islands in the San Blas. These islands are off the Panama Caribbean coast and home to the indigenous Kuna Indians. There are 340 islands that are covered with sandy beaches and palm trees. We love to sail and we'll do  …see more

from £108 / night

£754 - £3016 / week

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from £108 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Boat&Breakfast de Dageraad - Eastern Docklands houseboat sleeps 4

Amsterdam / Eastern Docklands

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
Welcome on board our fully renovated boat & breakfast, 'de Dageraad' (Dutch for 'daybreak'). We offer two luxury, 100% smoke-free rooms, both featuring amenities such as floor heating, en suite bathroom, LCD-television, and free Wifi. In the morning, we serve a home-m  …see more

from £199 / night

£1388 / week

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from £199 / night

(1) Excellent 

87

Sceal Eile - Dublin 2 houseboat sleeps 4

Dublin / Dublin 2

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • 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

from £113 / night

£966 - £1457 / week

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from £113 / night

(7) Excellent 

8

Alaska / Wrangell

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Car not necessary

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from £77 / night

£508 / week

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from £77 / night

(21) Excellent 

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PORTO DOURO CANAL BOAT HIRE - DOUROVOU LTD - Porto narrowboat sleeps 4

Porto District / Porto

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
CANAL BOAT HIRE DOURO RIVER WATER WAY PORTO Portugal.ATTENTION: PLEASE CHECK AVAILABILITY BY EMAIL The company owns a small Marina "Douro Fluvina" at Ferradosa - Sao Joao da Pesqueira.The boat is a 26ft Yachts ideal for a couple or a family with children.You c  …see more

from £164 / night

£561 / week

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from £164 / night

(16) Excellent 

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PORTO DOURO VALLEY SAIL YACHT CRUISES WITH SKIPPER - Porto yacht sleeps 4

Porto District / Porto

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
YACHT CHARTER DOURO RIVER WATER WAY PORTO Portugal.ATTENTION: PLEASE CHECK AVAILABILITY BY EMAIL The company owns a small Marina "Douro Fluvina" at Ferradosa - Sao Joao da Pesqueira.Our boats are 28ft Yachts ideal for a couple or a family with children.You can  …see more

from £164 / night

£647 / week

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from £164 / night

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Angel Queen Houseboats - Alappuzha houseboat sleeps 2

Kerala / Alappuzha

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Angel Queen offers rooms on board a Kettuvallam, a traditional Kerala house boat. Exploring the backwaters of Alleppey and Kumarakom, the boat provides full board Kerela traditional meals for all guests through its Indian restaurant and 24-hour room service. A chef on  …see more

from £65 / night

£360 - £465 / week

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from £65 / night

(5) Very Good 

22

house boat on the Seine near Paris - Draveil narrowboat sleeps 6

Essonne / Draveil

3 6 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
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

from £173 / night

£776 - £1380 / week

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from £173 / night

(28) Very Good 

24

AMSTERDAM CITY CENTRE HOUSEBOAT - Central Amsterdam houseboat sleeps 4

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • 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

from £173 / night

£1811 - £2173 / week

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from £173 / night

11

Falkirk / Banton

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly

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from £157 / night

£1096 - £1183 / week

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from £157 / night

(1) Very Good 

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A unique experience in Mallorca - Live the dream! - Cala Llamp yacht sleeps 4

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
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

from £50 / night

£350 / week

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from £50 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Narrowboat Puzzle - Ely houseboat sleeps 2

Cambridgeshire / Ely

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Puzzle is a luxury bespoke narrowboat, which has been fitted out to the highest standard. She offers all the comforts of a top end luxury flat and is moored in the historic cathedral city of Ely, with excellent rail links to Cambridge and London. Everything on board ha  …see more

from £99 / night

£594 / week

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from £99 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Yacht 'Lady H' - Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone yacht sleeps 4

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
NOTE. PRICES QUOTED INCLUDE FOOD, FUEL, MARINA FEES AND EVEN WINE WITH DINNER. The only added expense is what you choose to spend ashore. A CHANCE FOR A SKIPPERED HOLIDAY AFLOAT. Our 'house' keeps floating and keeps moving so it is difficult to define where we are. Ou  …see more

from £35 / night

£245 - £1155 / week

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from £35 / night

(9) Very Good 

24

Boat Geanna - Henley-on-Thames houseboat sleeps 11

Oxfordshire / Henley-on-Thames

3 11 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
This is accommodation with a unique difference. Our boat is a luxury 4 star Canal wide beam fitted to an exceptionally high standard. The interior is spacious with a fitted kitchen, complete with all mod coms (inc dishwasher) and beautiful open plan saloon/dining room.  …see more

from £250 / night

£1410 - £2110 / week

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from £250 / night

(1) Very Good 

10

Chester / Broxton

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly

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from £157 / night

£1096 - £1183 / week

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from £157 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Boat Gina -beautiful narrowboat on River Thames - Henley-on-Thames narrowboat sleeps 6

Oxfordshire / Henley-on-Thames

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Boat Gina is the perfect boat for anyone who wants to enjoy boating on the River Thames with all the comforts of home. There is nothing quite like the sense of freedom of cruising at your own pace and mooring up when you feel like it, exploring some of England's mo  …see more

from £245 / night

£1265 - £1311 / week

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from £245 / night

(1) Excellent 

9

Sunseeker Apache 45 - Ta' Xbiex yacht sleeps 4

Island of Malta / Ta' Xbiex

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Book Sunseeker Apache 45 'Pamaca' for a holiday to remember.One of the most powerful and elegant boats in the entire Sunseeker range, this twin engine 660HP muscle boat is the Mustang of the Marina and available for overnight stays onboard. Pure luxury with very comfort  …see more

from £86 / night

£598 / week

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from £86 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Two bedroom Kerala Houseboat - Alappuzha houseboat sleeps 6

Kerala / Alappuzha

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
ITINERARY» Guests can check in at 12:00 hrs, we will welcome you with welcome drink and start cruise after a short briefing introduction, relax and enjoy the canals, rivers and backwater, at 13:00 hrs houseboat will stop for lunch, with lavish menu of traditional Keral  …see more

from £97 / night

£674 / week

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from £97 / night

(5) Excellent 

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bed & boat, apartment on houseboat, Amsterdam - Amsterdam houseboat sleeps 2

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • 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

from £100 / night

£647 / week

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from £100 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Devolu - Meudon houseboat sleeps 8

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
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

from £250 / night

£1500 - £1850 / week

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from £250 / night

23

Nemesis Sailing Yacht - Karfas yacht sleeps 6

Chios / Karfas

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
Another day....another bay Starting from only 50€ / person per day you can charter your own yacht! We welcome sailors of all abilities and can provide you with an option to sail with a professional skipper. Affordable luxury combined with great people from all over th  …see more

from £207 / night

£1449 - £1569 / week

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from £207 / night

(26) Excellent 

11

Float by Boat narrowboat retreat - Rugby narrowboat sleeps 6

Warwickshire / Rugby

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • 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

from £140 / night

£980 / week

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from £140 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Cavallino-Treporti / Punta Sabbioni

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £95 / night

£664 / week

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from £95 / night

7

Tora III - Private Boat Tours - Bodrum City yacht sleeps 15

Bodrum / Bodrum City

1 15 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 15
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Car not necessary
For those of you who wish to have a day away from the crowds and simply like the privilege of having the entire boat to yourself for the day, our Tora boat is the ideal option you. The boat tours usually start at 11:00 from Halikarnas harbour. We return back to Bodrum a  …see more

from £344 / night

£1811 / week

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from £344 / night

23

Province of Cagliari / Cagliari

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £60 / night

£388 - £1022 / week

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from £60 / night

(2) Excellent 

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San Blas Islands / El Porvenir

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

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from £1077 / night

£7539 / week

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from £1077 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Yate Alba - Isla Chiloe yacht sleeps 10

Los Lagos Region / Isla Chiloe

5 10 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
The Alba is a traditionally made wooden 66 foot motor boat that provides full accommodations for 10 guests with all inclusive service, incredible meals, the best chilean wines and international spirits, our guests are tended by 4-5 (fluent English speaking Captain, Coas  …see more

from £2154 / night

£15077 - £21539 / week

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from £2154 / night

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Private gulet cruise w/ 4 large air-con cabins - Kas center yacht sleeps 8

Kas / Kas center

4 8 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
If you think a holiday onboard a yacht sounds cramped, you haven't experienced a Turkish gulet. Built for comfort rather than speed, a gulet cruise is the ideal family holiday. Even the most energetic children are kept occupied with the chance to explore a new loca  …see more

from £638 / night

£4466 / week

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from £638 / night

(1) Excellent 

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catamaran-skylax. - Lakki yacht sleeps 6

Léros / Lakki

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
we offer trips around the Dodecanese islands onboard a luxury 45,5 ft catamaran. The price is per day & person in shared occupancy & includes: skipper, first mate, buffet breakfast & a light lunch.Evening meals are not included - this is for you to enjoy in one of the l  …see more

from £87 / night

£604 / week

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from £87 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Amazon River / Manaus

1 6 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

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from £13 / night

£87 - £517 / week

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from £13 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Province of Barletta-Andria-Trani / Trani

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

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from £87 / night

£604 / week

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from £87 / night

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