When you’re out on the water exploring island paradise on a boat, you have limited access to internet and power. So, unfortunately for them, the kids are forced to put down their iPads and actually interact with you. They will have nothing to do but participate in the real world, enjoy the company of their parents and experience new adventures.
It’s the ultimate escape, where true bonding and reconnection manifests through beach-side activities and coastal living.
However, whether they be big or small, young or old, there are some things to be aware of when taking your kids on a family sailing holiday.
When sailing with children, there are a few basic things we recommend:
You should choose an appropriate sailing ground based on the age of your children. For example, when sailing with small children, marinas are best for evening moorings in a safe harbour with access to facilities. If you’re travelling with teenagers, encourage them to get involved in helping you anchor in bays and coves, and in sailing activities throughout the day. With their help, however, comes greater attention, direction and patience.
After boarding the boat, sit down with your kids to discuss how the boat operates and the many safety issues that may arise.
A sailing holiday with kids may require a little more responsibility and attention to detail, but it’s also a lot more fun than your regular old hotel stay.
The kids will be mesmerised and occupied all day long, leaving you with happy children and more time to spend on enjoying the experience.
We’ve got some fantastic family holiday deals running at the moment, so head to our family holiday destinations page to see what’s available!