Years of experience have enabled Sunsail to achieve the perfect sailing holidays. They have 25 sensational sailing destinations to choose from, from the Mediterranean, South East Asia to the South Pacific, the Indian Ocean and North America and, of course, closer to home, the UK.
Kids love the water, but maybe, just maybe you’re looking for something a little bit different from the usual battle for sun loungers on a packed beach. Sailing is a great way to spend family time, giving your kids the chance to see the water from a different angle and arrive at deserted coves feeling like they’re King of the High Seas. If you’re nervous about kids being on the water you shouldn’t be. With the right crew in place, kids will be delighted to hoist the mainsail and up the anchor, ready for adventures on the water.
Whether you’re a landlubber or an experienced sea dog, there’s something here for everyone. Sunsail’s Family bareboat charter holidays will give your kids the chance to experience what life is like on the water, from plotting the course to learning the difference between a rolling hitch and a sheet bend. If you don’t fancy yourself at the helm, you can go for a family skippered yacht charter, letting your experienced skipper show you the ropes, take you to where you want to go, and leave you time to enjoy lolling on the deck with the family.
Family flotilla holidays are jam-packed with fun and great for kids who will get to meet a whole gang of wannabe pirates. You’ll have an expert crew on board, giving you daily briefings on the planned routes and organising beach parties and barbecues. The routes are planned with short hops between stops so you’ll all have plenty of time to enjoy just messing about in the water, diving overboard, swimming to shore for ice-cream, snorkelling, fishing off the back of the boat, and feeling smug that you’re in your own little piece of paradise. Some destinations even have dedicated coordinators to take the kids off your hands for an hour or so in the evenings, entertaining them with games and activities.
From island hopping and easy cruising in the Bahamas to sheltered harbours and dramatic scenery in Lefkas, a sailing holiday is an adventure for the whole family.