Sailing holidays

Sailing holidays (1005)

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 yacht in Loano

Italian Riviera / Loano

3 7 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £26 / night

£949 - £1160 / week

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from £26 / night

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Holiday yacht in Amsterdam

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

3 5 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £147 / night

£1026 / week

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from £147 / night

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Holiday yacht in Amsterdam

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £138 / night

£966 / week

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from £138 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Ortigia

Syracuse / Ortigia

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation

from £78 / night

£544 / week

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from £78 / night

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Yacht rental in Marseille

Marseille / Les calanques

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £35 / night

£216 - £388 / week

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from £35 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday yacht with shared pool in Playa Blanca

Playa Blanca / Marina Rubicon

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful” We had a fantastic one week holiday,the location was stunning and plenty of restaurants to choose from although we found Lani's the best. Jorge and Raquel are lovely and so friendly.
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from £83 / night

£580 - £966 / week

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from £83 / night

(2) Excellent 

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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

(40) Very Good 

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Kumarakom holiday houseboat rental

Kottayam District / Kumarakom

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
“Really great houseboat experience, succeeding our expectations” We are a couple from Germany in our mid-thirties and spent 2 days/1 night at the Jumbo Houseboat early January. We booked from Germany by contacting the owner Akhil directly. Was a bit of
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from £154 / night

£1116 - £2170 / week

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from £154 / night

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Yacht accommodation in French Harbour with shared pool

Roatan / French Harbour

3 4 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Air conditioning

from £1058 / night

£4231 / week

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from £1058 / night

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Holiday yacht in Nieuwpoort

West Flanders Province / Nieuwpoort

3 4 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £130 / night

£906 / week

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from £130 / night

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Holiday yacht rental

State of Rio de Janeiro / Angra Dos Reis

1 7 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly

from £308 / night

£2154 / week

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from £308 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Holiday narrowboat in Bath

Somerset / Bath

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Very enjoyable short break on 'Topsy'” Mark and Lynda provided excellent tuition and couldn't have been more helpful throughout our trip. The boat was very well equiped and comfortable. We thoroughly enjoyed our time on the canal and would certainly d
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from £300 / night

£1005 - £2310 / week

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from £300 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Houseboat accommodation in Henley-on-Thames

Oxfordshire / Henley-on-Thames

3 11 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“An incredibly relaxing holiday in perfect comfort on a beautiful part of the Thames.” From start to finish this turned out to beat many 5 star hotel holidays we had all taken. Firstly the hosts are attentive, lovely and fun. They gave us 2 informed fa
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from £250 / night

£1810 - £2160 / week

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from £250 / night

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Cap-d'Agde holiday yacht rental

Agde / Cap-d'Agde

1 2 1 night min

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

from £35 / night

£242 / week

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from £35 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly

from £131 / night

£916 / week

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from £131 / night

(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

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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 £150 / night

£1000 / week

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from £150 / night

(24) Very Good 

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Halong Bay ski yacht to rent.

Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

18 2 1 night min

  • 18 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £200 / night

£18017 / week

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from £200 / night

(41) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Cagliari

Province of Cagliari / Cagliari

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Air conditioning

from £52 / night

£345 / week

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from £52 / night

(7) Excellent 

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San Diego holiday houseboat rental

California / San Diego

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly

Certificate of Excellence

from £192 / night

£1341 / week

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from £192 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday yacht in Alimos

Athens / Alimos

10 10 1 night min

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent sailing trip” The condition of the boat was great. George from the charter company did a great job and organized everything what we needed, including help for our big shooping at the supermarket, petrol refillling after the return etc. When
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from £388 / night

£2716 / week

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from £388 / night

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Holiday yacht with golf nearby in Venice

City of Venice / Venice

1 6 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £95 / night

£733 - £1819 / week

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from £95 / night

(10) 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

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday yacht in Santa Marina Salina

Isola di Salina / Santa Marina Salina

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Car not necessary

from £111 / night

£776 - £10745 / week

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from £111 / night

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Holiday yacht in Tourlos

Mykonos / Tourlos

3 10 1 night min

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

from £2156 / night

£15087 / week

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from £2156 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday yacht in Audierne

Finistere / Audierne

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £108 / night

£755 - £1087 / week

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from £108 / night

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Holiday houseboat rental

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £276 / night

£1932 / week

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from £276 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Narrowboat rental in Draveil

Essonne / Draveil

3 6 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
“A peaceful and comfortable sail along the Marne” 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 win
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from £173 / night

£776 - £1380 / week

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from £173 / night

(19) Very Good 

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Narrowboat rental in Nantwich

Cheshire / Nantwich

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 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

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday yacht in Procida Island

Province of Naples / Procida Island

2 4 1 night min

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

from £78 / night

£544 / week

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from £78 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday yacht rental

Bequia / Port Elizabeth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £731 / night

£3231 - £10508 / week

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from £731 / night

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Holiday yacht in Casamicciola Terme

Isola d'Ischia / Casamicciola Terme

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Car not necessary

from £87 / night

£863 / week

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from £87 / night

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Holiday yacht in La Rochelle

Charente-Maritime / La Rochelle

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly

from £117 / night

£815 / week

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from £117 / night

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Srinagar holiday houseboat rental

Srinagar District / Srinagar

5 15 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 1 night min
  • Private garden

from £20 / night

£135 / week

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from £20 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday yacht with golf nearby in Puerto de la Duquesa

Manilva / Puerto de la Duquesa

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“Spectacular Boat, Spectacular location and the most amazing hosts ever” we have just returned from "Vivionne 111", the boat is presented in pristine mint condition and has every facility you could need for your holiday. in a most beautiful harbour wit
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from £115 / night

£800 - £2670 / week

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from £115 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

2 7 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly

from £131 / night

£916 / week

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from £131 / night

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Cagliari holiday houseboat rental

Province of Cagliari / Cagliari

2 4 1 night min

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

from £51 / night

£363 - £996 / week

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from £51 / night

(12) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Yacht accommodation in Puerto Calero

Lanzarote / Puerto Calero

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Perfect!” I arrived in Puerto Calero by boat, having sailed from Spain via Morocco. I wanted to stay for a longer period in Puerto Calero so booked Vientos Del Sur after a recommendation from a friend. A perfect choice. The boat is comfortable with an
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from £52 / night

£363 - £507 / week

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from £52 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Isla Chiloe holiday yacht rental

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+
“Toby 2014” Excellent experience. We had typical March Chiloe weather with a mix of sunny and rainy days. The food and service at the boat were great. In fact the sea food was outstanding, Kayaking and using the small motor boats were pluses. Visit to
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from £2154 / night

£15077 - £21539 / week

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from £2154 / night

(4) Excellent 

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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+
“Stayed and Partied like a King” So this was our second stay on De Cornelia, we previously stayed in a group back in May 2014. Sometimes when you rebook the same place you have that fear of it not being as good or a bit more tired than before but I
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from £604 / night

£3363 / week

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from £604 / night

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