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.
Nearest beach 15 km; Not suitable for children; Car not necessary;
Close to Central Station (canal district) you will find the Amsterdam Bed & Breakfast houseboat MS Luctor, exclusively suitable for two guests. An original "klipperaak", built in 1913, now converted into a comfortable, stylish and high class apartment, moored …see more
The Axo Houseboat is a self-catering apartment in the heart of the city. You have your own kitchen, bathroom, double bedroom and living room. It's has a light and roomy living area with 2 sofas beds, in case the kids don't want to sleep together, and a large d …see more
“Great accommodation and location to explore Amsterdam”
Reviewed 21 Apr 2016
I travelled to Amsterdam to visit friends and was very fortunate to stay on this fabulous houseboat. It was very well equipped, homely, warm and comfortable. I was surprised to find how spacious the l… More
Thanks Debbie, so glad you had a nice time. hope to see you again very soon.
“fun and good location”
Reviewed 19 Apr 2016
Situated in central amsterdam, the houseboat is a good place to stay. Close to the subway station (2 stops from central station) and tram.
I strongly recomend this rental… More
Thanks Olivier, it was a pleasure to have you stay.
Reviewed 2 Jan 2015
We arrived a little later than we intended and had to collect the keys from the nearby Amsterdam House Hotel but staff were great and we dealt with the formalities very quickly. The owner of the boat … 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
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
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
Alan & Vassiliki welcome you on board the Golden Otter, a beautiful classic wooden yacht!
We provide Sailing Holidays and Daytrips around Kefalonia and the Ionian Islands for people who wish to experience sailing on a unique handcrafted boat.
Swim in secluded beaches, …see more
52 foot narrowboat, with a fixed double bed at the rear, a bathroom with a bath with shower over, freshwater flushing toilet, fully equipped galley with fridge, domestic gas cooker and everything you need for catering aboard. The forward lounge area has comfy seating an …see more
After deciding quite late to go on another canal holiday we found Kate boats. Excellent service and value for money. The facilities on board were ample with suitable storage, cooking facilities and eq… More
“Fantasic way to see the UK country side.”
Reviewed 7 Mar 2014
We have hired canal boats from Kate Boats for several years and always found them to be friendly and helpful. Boats have been clean, reliable and well maintained. We would recommend this type of holid… More
“A terrific surprise and one of my favourite experiences in six months of travel”
Reviewed 5 Mar 2014
I've been travelling through Europe and the Middle East for last six months. Some friends in the UK suggested we take a few days on a canal boat. I'd seen information about them here and there but thi… 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
Our houseboat `Aqua Jumbo` is a floating palace which is a modified form of traditional Kettuvallams. It contains 2 luxurious well furnished & bath attached bed rooms, sun bath-deck, lounge cum dining room and a hygienic kitchen. In the royal kitchen, we prepare del …see more
“Really great houseboat experience, succeeding our expectations”
Reviewed 22 Jan 2015
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 a luck game,… More
Reviewed 1 Jan 2015
Aqua Castle was a wonderful & clean houseboat.
Excellent Chef & courteous staff made the stay memorable.… More
Reviewed 9 Aug 2014
I had an excellent time with Aquajumbo Tours. I booked a houseboat for my family and immediate relatives and needless to say how each one enjoyed their time with Aquajumbo Tours. The houseboat operato… More
Gibralsail is a company dedicated to motor and sailing charter. Adittionally we are the owners of a magnificent 12m length italian design sailing boat in the area of the Straits of Gibraltar with base in Alcaidesa Marina and Sotogrande Port (Cadiz). The price indicated …see more
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
Hired a boat for 5 days in May. if solitude and scenery are what you are after then this holiday is perfect. The boat base in Ferradosa is just lovely and 3 hours train trip from Oporto. The boat had … More
Reviewed 1 Oct 2012
I have just returned from a weeks holiday on board one of Jose’s Macgregor 26’ yacht and felt I had to give account of our experience.
I think the best way to do this is to give a moment by mome… More
“Far from the madding crowd, perfect for a family holiday.”
Reviewed 10 Sep 2012
We had a lovely relaxing stay in the chalet overlooking the water. The children adored it. It was a perfect family holiday far from the madding crowd It was wonderful to wake up to the peace and… More
Michèle's houseboatIn the centre of Amsterdam, in the museum quarter, you will find Michele's Houseboat. A brand new houseboat moored at the Ruysdaelkade, where you can experience Amsterdam in a unique way: living on the water. The houseboat is divided into …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Air conditioning;
Simply put, M/Y Seven Spices is the most luxuriously appointed 40 meter private charter yacht available in Egypt! With a passion for scuba diving but without having to compromise on the finer things in life M/Y Seven Spices was born. In addition to having palatial accom …see more
Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
Godly House BoatsTraditionally, the houseboat was called kettuvallom, which means a boat made by tying together pieces of wood. Incredible may sound, not a single nail is used in the making of a kettuvallom. Jack wood planks are joined together with coir rope and then c …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
Halong Emotion Cruises combines charm and great comfort to meet the growing demand of travellers looking for luxurious cruises in the bay. Our first boat, launched in July 2008, features 28 air conditioned cabins, with private bathrooms and facilities similar to a Bouti …see more
Not suitable for children; No pets allowed; Private garden;
3 star property located at heart of dal lake. we welcoming all guest provide all kind of facility give them what them they need .customer satisfaction is our motto .we have 3 deluxe double room wit seperate drawing room and room are attached bath room .24 hours roo …see more
Not suitable for children; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
COME SAILING WITH US on our beautiful 50 ft yacht sailing yacht based in Bequia in the Grenadines. This is the perfect stress free vacation .. ideal for couples, families and groups of friends
We offer special overnight charters to the neighbouring i …see more
This bed and breakfast on a houseboat reflects the ultimate Amsterdam experience. Your are right in the centre on a triple A location: on the river Amstel next to the Skinny Bridge across from theatre Carre and the Hermitage, close to Waterloo Square. The houseboat is i …see more
A beautiful yacht Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 40.3 providing exceptional space and comfort.Perfect location for visiting Gibraltar. Great for singles, couples and families.Half-day or full day sailing can be arranged for a fee (weather dependent).Three double cabins (one en-su …see 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
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Classic Sailing Ketch of 20 meters based in Ibiza & Formentera.
Why to rent a villa if you can have your private sailing yacht or share it with new friends! Yes contact us even to book one cabin because we …see more
“Wonderful Welcome, Food and Sailing around three Canary Islands in winter!”
Reviewed 23 Nov 2015
Last February we sailed a week with Han and Ingrid on their Sail4Fun Charter Catamaran Twins an we loved it.
If you want to sail in winter in a wonderful area with good temperature, sail with their … More
Thank you! It was a pleasure having you on board! We hope to welcome you again this winter!
MOTOR YACHT AZIMUT 42, she can accommodate up to 6 guests in 3 cabins. (She is located at Athens/Marina Glyfada)For daily cruise can accommodate up to 6-8 guests Base: Athens-AthensCabins: 3WC: 2Fuel consumption 130ltrs/hourCruising speed: 16-18 Knots per hour depending …see more
Child friendly ; Air conditioning; Ask about pets;
ELEGANZA can accommodate the most demanding clients onboard. Originally made for private use she can accommodate up to 10 passengers (optional up to 12 passengers). She has 4 spacious double cabins, one master cabin and one single cabin.Although with her interior she gi …see more
Child friendly ; Car not necessary; Pet friendly;
In the heart of England in Cheshire, close to the border of Wales, you'll discover a unique holiday on the canal waterways. Hire your narrowboat from Black Prince Narrowboat Holidays, and explore the beautiful British countryside at your own pace.
Please note that we …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
An 11.5 meter motor boat located in the new Dinevi Marina (St. Vlas). Next to the beach & village centre, with many resaurants, bars & shops. It will cater for up to 10 people and can sleep 5.When you stay on Balkan Dreams, the first thing you will notice are th …see more