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.
“An excellent last minute decision.” 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 equipment provide
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
“excelant holiday, amazing,good fun,intriguing,eye opener,out of this world”
Reviewed 3 Mar 2014
we both enjoyed our 2 week boating holiday on the boat named richard john we would recomend this holiday to everyone the staff at kates boats in warrick were very friendly and helpful we would go agai… More
Ideale Gruppenuntenkunft: mieten sie ein ganzes Schiff, wie ein Appartement! Komplett mit Kuchen, Biertapfanlage, 4 Tuschen, 4 Toiletten, Gemeinschaftsraum für Mahlzeiten und gesselig zusammen sein.
Eine kurze ausfahrt mit Schiff ist im Preisse begriffen.
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21 meter yacht located in Port Forum marina, an ultra modern marina with frequent cultural activities, such as big music concerts, an adventure park, marine fair. Located between 2 beaches and about a 45 minute walk along the ocean to the center of Barcelona, Port Forum …see more
Our houseboats are sitiuated on the tranquil Dal Lake, offering stunning views with the Himalaya providing a beautiful mountain backdrop, yet the town centr is within easy reach for all your needs.<br />Our experienced chef serves up delicious home cooked food eve …see more
Join Captain Ergun & his wife Merve on an unforgettable tour around the waters surrounding Kas, Kalkan, Kekova and see firsthand why this region is known as the "Pearl of the Mediterranean." Explore the numerous ruins that can only be seen by boat and leav …see more
Housed in a traditional wooden boat, Halong Paloma Cruise offers luxurious cabins with stunning views of the well-known Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as a New World Wonder 2011. It has a rooftop sun terrace and provides free Tai Chi lesson on board …see more
Houseboat Southern Comfort offers two spacious bright guest rooms with a fantastic view over the water. Both furnished with a comfortable double bed, single loft bed, and desk with two chairs, TV, DVD player, fridge, Free WIFI, central heating, towels and bed linen.
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Yacht for rent in Lisbon with 5 rooms available to spend the night or to enjoy your hollidays in a diferent way. All facilities and luxury conditions in this brand new catamaran. All the safety and silence of the marina beats all the best hotels. Experience the best …see more
Basic dutch houseboat only 10 minutes from the Center with bike and situated upon the scenic Nieuwe Meer and large forest. The accommodation makes the perfect choice for a family or a group of friends desiring the chance to enjoy a traditional houseboat experience. Blen …see more
“Cosy boathouse but would recommend to stay in the summer!”
Reviewed 7 Nov 2016
I really liked the experience of living on the boathouse Beach130. The customer service from a gentleman named Ferro was great. He showed us around, gave us advice on local transport and amenities and… 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
Houseboat Sweet Star have their own traditional appeal.Houseboat Sweet Star are anchored on the banks of the River jehlum. Each houseboat is fully furnished and every Houseboats has an attendant boy.Houseboat Sweet Star are furnished in a grand style, with carved furnit …see more
“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
Early Booking discount on all bookings. NEW LISTING FOR 2016
Charter our prestige Bavaria 45 Cruiser "la Serena" from just £1900 per week! La Serena has been equipped to the highest specification including hammock, BBQ and TV/DVD player. Our company, Ju …see more
Sailing yacht MUSTO Is ready for rent weeklyStarting every Saturday afternoonTo next Friday at 17:00 pmStarting from marmaris turkey<br />Four people crew on board,captain,mariners ,cook and hostessFuel and food shopping ,vat is not included …see more