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.
Three levelsSun deckNatural level: loungeLiving room- kitchenLower deck 3 bedrooms 2 full bathrooms, one cabinOne bedroom and its en suite bathroom and separate WC form the guest suite.Step out and you are in the leisure park with many sports and recreation opportunitie …see more
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 w… More
“Best cruise through Paris”
Reviewed 13 May 2014
We took a 4 day tour on this boat, it was wonderful. There were six adults, all friends middle aged, except for our children who came for a day, a meal and a swim.. First we enjoyed quiet and lusciou… More
“C'etait super, un depaysement total!!”
Reviewed 14 May 2014
Super acceuil, on s'y sent tres bien et l'on a plus envie de repartir..
La peniche est tres grande et fonctionnelle.
J'y retourne dès que mon emploi du temps me le permet!!!!… More
Lucy Joe Sleeps upto 4 - Wheelchair access availableA beautifully finished boat, Lucy Joe has been designed with space, luxury and comfort in mind. A fixed double bed at the back supplemented by a luxurious double sofa bed at the front and spacious wet room, galley and …see more
We arrived and it was thundering, lightning and raining like there was no tomorrow but the central heating on the boat kept us all snug, warm and dried us out quickly. With the freedom to stop and sta… More
You have the opportunity to rent a magnificent Yacht-Hotel entire for you! She has 3 double cabins, 2 full bathrooms with hot water shower, galley with vitroceramic hob and microwave oven, fridge, dining room, outside lounge, solarium, cd player and air conditioning. Th …see more
Book Sunseeker Apache 45 'Pamaca' for a holiday to remember.One of the most powerful and elegant boats in the entire Sunseeker range, this twin engine 660HP muscle boat is the Mustang of the Marina and available for overnight stays onboard. Pure luxury with very comfort …see more
Our large houseboat is especially suitable for groups up to 14 people.It's located in a quite neighborhood in the north of Amsterdam but close to the town center.7 bedrooms and a large living area gives you enough space for a joyful time in Amsterdam.Next to a park …see more
Offering a massage parlour, Royal Heritage Houseboats is located in Srīnagar and is 500 metres from Zabarwan Park. Free wired internet is available. The property offers free parking.The accommodation will provide you with a TV, a heater, a minibar and cable channels. F …see more
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PLEASE NOTE: The yacht is available for accommodation only and not for any kind of chartered sailing.
If you are looking for a different type of holiday accommodation and perhaps a bit off the beaten track, then Brego is just the thing f …see more
Annam Junk possesses 4 junks with total 28 cabins including 2 royal, 2 suite, 3 premium and 21 deluxe. The room is well-equipped with high service standard and good amenities. Come to Annam Junk if you are seeking for relaxing time and comfort.Annam Junk serve junks on …see more
After reviewing and checking prices for a number of tour companies that offered overnight accommodation at Halong Bay - we were on the verge of only doing a day trip as we were a family of five - and … More
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Reviewed 14 Apr 2014
My girl friend and I had a great experience with Annam Junk. A little small cruise but everything fine for a night stayed. The staff was helpful and friendly. Room was comfortable with Jacuzzi shower.… More
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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
Swallow Tail offers a unique opportunity to stay aboard a traditional canal barge without the worry of locks and waterways. She is custom built to offer the maximum comfort and style for 4 people sleeping in two cabins. Both cabins have their own shower/wc, the doubl …see more
Spectacular luxury houseboat for up to 3 people (2 adults and 1 child).In the best private and exclusive port in Gran Canaria ( ANFI DEL MAR ), this houseboat will do your holidays unforgettable forever.With all which you need to have a relax and wonderful stay: beach w …see more
Everything was fantastic. We were met by Alexis who showed us how everything worked and was just a phone call away if we needed help with anything. The boat is fabulous. Very comfortable, luxurious, c… More
Situated in port hamble marina and situated in the heart of the village of Hamble which is the mecca of sailing for both visitors and sailors.
Beautiful privately owned Bavaria 350. She is 37.6ft in length and a generous 8 berth. Fully coded and berthed in the prest …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
... for those discovering the sea, appreciating the sea, loving the sea. We love sailing, finding out new solitary bays, mooring to a rock, mooring to a tree. We love taking you swimming while a delicious perfume making its way from the kitchen awaits you in the coockpi …see more
This is an alternative to staying in a hotel, experiencing the glamour of being on a yacht, master 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 e …see more
Devon Houseboats offer a unique opportunity to stay aboard a wide beam canal barge without the worry of locks and waterways. The barges are custom built to offer the maximum comfort and style for four people sleeping in two cabins. Both cabins have their own en suite s …see more
This is an alternative to staying in a hotel, experiencing the glamour of being on a yacht, 2 cabins in an Elegant Classic Motor Yacht 77ft with large sunbathing spaces, sitting room, dining room, outdoor dining and lounge areas. Mored in the elegant marina of Punta Ala …see more
For a relaxing city break with a difference, stay aboard this wonderful houseboat, in the city center of Amsterdam, just off the beaten path but only fifteen minutes walk from Central Station, or five minutes by tram.
You will share the boat with your super-relaxed host …see more
Siet was very welcoming and at the time when she wasnt there and we called her to help us with the cooker she arrived within 20 mins! The boat as about 15-20 min walk fro the station and if you rent … More
“Ein kuscheliges Zuhause für den Urlaub”
Reviewed 28 Aug 2013
Dies war unser erster aber mit Sicherheit nicht der letzte Aufenthalt auf dem Hausboot "Tante Piet". Siet und natürlich auch die "Haus(boot)katze" Bubi haben uns für unseren Aufenthalt ein Zuhause-G… More
“Ultimate houseboat experience”
Reviewed 12 Nov 2015
Me and my partner stayed for 4 days at Houseboat Tante Piet and it was fantastic. Siet, the owner, received us with coffee and 'stroopwafels', and made us feel at home right away. She showed us our co… More
Sailing catamaran Leopard 48 (2013). The winner of "The best sailing boat in the world for 2013"! Three double-cabins (two for guests and one - master-suite)+ one single-cabine - great for 6 persons (kids love their own cozy cabin). Three toilets/showers, hot …see more
All our houseboats reflect the traditions of Kashmir with hand carved wooden interiors and woolen Kashmir carpets. We can offer you a single, double, twin or triple room all ensuite with a dining room, living room and television in each boat. There are fans throughout a …see more
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
Talking about sailing in Greece is already holiday ! You maybe already feel the salty wind caressing your face. And we are there, a family company since 1992, offering personal service, chartering our luxury crewed sailing yachts and / or our bareboat charter yachts. Av …see more
Great service from Yorgos. Perfect boat. Everything was perfect for perfect holidaus sailing. Warm welcome everywhere in Greece in all small harbours.… More
Dear Jac, thank you so much. I appreciate your kind review. Looking forward to meet you again this year.
“Excellent sailing trip”
Reviewed 28 Feb 2016
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 … More
Dear Mr. Dirk. We appreciate the positive review from your side that incorage us to continue offering our services. Always at your service. The George Vlamis Yachts & Yacht Management Team
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
Our 2011 Bavaria 40 Cruiser based in Kas Marina is available as accommodation only, these are the rates shown
Kas marina is set in a stunning location and only a five minute walk to Kas town it is the perfect base for many adv …see more
Elegant Classic Motor Yacht 77ft with large spaces ideal for cruising in the old fashion style. The yacht is in the lovely marina of Punta Ala and is available for cruising the Tuscan islands. 4 large cabins, sitting room, dining room, outdoor dining and lounge areas. T …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
The boutique beauty of the cruise will charm all the guests at the first glance. Among hundreds of boats and cruises in Halong Bay. We can say for sure that the Deluxe Cruise is the unique one which was designed specially like a Royal Palace, Totally different with any …see more