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.
“A novices weekend” Four complete novice guys aged 41, 58, 65 and 71 took on a weekend on Box of Delights. We worked out a route north to Addlestone with 3 nightime stopovers. We were given a comprehensive instruction including accompaniment to the fir
Enjoyed a smashing weekend over Valentines, the boat came fully equipped, with many luxury extras that really made a difference.
Ray and Julie were amazing , completely devoted to us as guests from … More
It's great to know that you enjoyed your weekend and we were so pleased the weather was good. Thank you for your comments and for recommending us, hope to see you again, Julie and Ray
“Excellent boat on a great stretch of the canal network”
Reviewed 5 Oct 2016
Box of Delights is a really well equipped boat - far better than the ones we normally hire. It was also nice dealing with a person rather than an anonymous company.
We had the boat for a long weeke… More
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, your comments are much appreciated and we are really pleased that you enjoyed your weekend. Best regards, Julie and Ray
“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
“The best way to see the Greek Islands” We spent the most amazing 3 days with Ray and Stuart on Mala. Cruising around Zante and Kefalonia. They made us feel instantly at ease and Tom absolutley loved sailing on the boat and helping Stuart. The places w
We spent a fabulous week with Ray sailing Zakinthos, Kefalonia and Ithaka. We couldn't imagine a better skipper to sail with. From the rose petals greeting us on the bed, to Rays stories, and sailing … More
“Excellent stay” We stayed on Yemaya for two days and did a day sail with Cyprian and Maddie. We had a great time. Yemaya is the real deal, capable of transatlantic journeys, though we didn't quite go that far on our day sail :-)
Cyprian couldn't h
“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
“exhilarating and relaxing at the same time” Had a wonderful time visiting many different islands swimming in the sea exhilarating sailing some days with excellent winds whilst on other calmer days we soaked up the sun. Beautiful boat and excellent s
“Experience the Greek Islands and the excitement of sailing”
Reviewed 24 Feb 2013
My wife and I spent 7 days sailing aboard Fusion on a skippered charter with Stuart. We were able to experience hands on sailing under Stuarts watchful eye and sailed during the day and a night sail, … More