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.
Swallow Tail is the sister boat to The Painted Lady. She is moored at Blagdon Water, a 35 acre wildlife and natural habitat located not far from the North Devon coast. Visitors can enjoy the rare opportunity of sharing the environment with the wildlife, local walking …see more
“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
Once again, 2 years after the first trip, the Alba experience was incredible. Food on board is outstanding making intense use of locally sourced seafood and shellfish. New (improved) canoes are really… More
“Beautifull sight views, excellent dinning and activities from the crew”
Reviewed 1 Apr 2014
A marvelous trip with good accomodations and an exquisit food on board, sometimes barbecues in open places surrounded by exhuberant vegetation. Absolutely recomended to escape from the cities and take… More
“THE way to experience Patagonia and the Andean fjords!”
Reviewed 31 Mar 2014
This was my 9th time aboard the Alba and I can't wait to come back again!
I cannot say enough about how unique this experience is and how well attended everyone was while aboard. The Alba has alway… More
“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
The location is good, but the rent is too expensive for what is offered. It took 24 hours to get the toilets repaired. There was a burnt smell coming from the microwave (that we did not use). The prop… More
Sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the houseboat and your stay. I have checked the heater and it is now working normally, just a little air in the pipes. And I acted straight away when i heard the toilet was blocked and it was fixed as soon as the workman could get there. The microwave just needed a little use to blow out what ever the last guest had burnt inside. as it was clean i had no idea. I am aware of the marks on the wall and have tried to clean it but as i won't come off i plan to repaint, when i have time, Im still shocked at what some guests get up to. And although the boat is not new and yes there are areas that need attention I'm surprised it was as bad as you mention. i hear a lot, accommodation in Amsterdam is more expensive than other cities but you where also 5 guests. In the centre of the city (prime location). On a houseboat. With stunning canal views. It would costs the same in a hotel but without the view. i cant not mention to the reason you weren't compensated, this was up to the manager. I will try harder next time.
“Avoid - way over priced for what you get”
Reviewed 12 Jul 2015
Stayed here with family & spouse while visiting Amsterdam for 5 days this May. I'll start with the positives: (1) The staff is friendly and helpful. (2) The location; the Klaziena houseboat is close t… More
“It was a great relax weekend.” 4 of us were at Chennai for business trip from U.S.A. We booked the boathouse 2 days before the trip. We all had a great relax weekend. All staffs are Nice and friendly.
Enjoy a luxurious yacht trip with me & my small family through San Blas! I have room for 6 guests in 3 beds. This price is for 3 room for 6 people including food and drink. Please contact us for an accurate quote.
With me you can:
- Have 3 Italian cooked meals a day
- …see more
We will give you the best service with the cheapest price and you will be happy with the natural beauty that we shows in backwater nd the villages..
We are rated as one of the best houseboat operators in Alleppey. We focus on quality of service provided for guests..< …see more
This is an alternative to staying in a hotel, experiencing the glamour of being on a yacht, 1 cabin with ensuite bathroom in an Elegant Classic Motor Yacht 77ft with large sunbathing spaces, sitting room, dining room, outdoor dining and lounge areas. Mored in the elegan …see more
“Feeling of constant care and joy” Marin and his crew have demonstrated the ability to include us in their love for the Adriatic and Dalmatia. They showed us the most beautiful of the entire area of the islands. We did not feel like casual tourists, bu
Friendly, helpful crew added to a thoroughly relaxing week's holiday. Small, intimate environment aboard the Leonardo with good food and pleasant ambiance. Excellent programme combining cruising, swim… More
Catamaran Sailing Celeone, Discover and experience Gran Canaria! Comfortable on a Catamaran!
Swimming, Snorkeling, Fishing & Diving on wonderful locations!
Pleasure sailing and we do this under the sun.
Our aim is to provide a pleasant sailing for everyone.
For the expe …see more
Private Sailing Holidays in Greece and Turkey with Gourmet Chef - 2 professional crew (40+ years experienced Italian-Greek captain + hostess/co-skipper)Captain - with a remarkable past in the vest of a professional super yachts captain of over 60,000 NM in his …see more
Thousands of foreigner and local people visit this little town of Mediterranean, the capital of light, Kas.Kas draw attention with its history, blue and clean sea and fascinating nature.Many different tour opportunities will be waiting for you during you Kas travel …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
Try life on a large motor yacht with all commodities. Beaches are only minutes away on foot, no need to drive and park. There is free guarded parking inside Marina Port Forum. A pleasant 45 minute walk along the ocean to the center of Barcelona. Wifi internet is free. …see more
Perfectly appointed heated live-on-board in an idyllic palm fronted marina half a mile from Hampton Court Palace (King Henry VIII’s pad), direct train link into London Waterloo, opposite Bushy Park (second largest Royal park), a choice of excellent restaurants/pubs an …see more
“Excellent accomodation , Spacious, Comfortable & Clean” 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,
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
Borneo Eco Tour Houseboat is has 3 houseboat. 1 standard houseboat, 1 Deluxe Houseboat and 1 Super Deluxe Houseboat.Standard houseboat with 1 open deck CabinDeluxe Houseboat with 1 Cabin with Air Condition and 1 Open Deck CabinSuper Deluxe Houseboat with 2 C …see more
Skippered Yacht Charter.Unique Sailing Holidays in Kefalonia and the Ionian Sea on our classic wooden yachtDay trips, Overnight trips, one or two week cruises and more...Enjoy the crystal waters of the Ionian and the comfort of this stylish handcrafted boat! …see more
The accommodation makes the perfect choice for a family or a group of friends desiring the chance to enjoy a traditional old houseboat experience. Blending authentic elements with a wooden finish and only basic amenities, the lodging offers a simple space after a busy d …see more
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
Blue Cruise Turkey
With friends or family, explore exclusive cruising grounds from the comfort of your own yacht. Enjoy a tailor made Yoga holiday, specialized by us, according to your requirements. Travelling on your private gulet is the best way During the day, you c …see more