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.
A lovely old cargo ship in the nautic centre of Amsterdam port. Nearby the old city with a beautiful view on the famous canals. The National Maritime Museum and the Mill of Brewery 't IJ in sight. The Artis Zoo, the Nieuwmarkt area with its charming cafés, b …see more
Vivione III is our pride and joy, moored in the harbor in Duquesa on the southern coast of Spain's Costa Del Sol.
This is the perfect location to enjoy the beautiful surroundings, right in the heart of the harbor, with it's shops, restaurants and nightlife.
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“Spectacular Boat, Spectacular location and the most amazing hosts ever”
Reviewed 16 Jul 2016
we have just returned from "Vivionne 111", the boat is presented in pristine mint condition and has every facility you could need for your holiday. in a most beautiful harbour with a wonderful calming… More
“What a cracking week”
Reviewed 26 Mar 2014
We had wonderful week with our two friends on board a truly delightful and authentic motor yacht, all the mods cons were available and there more than enough room for all our needs. The owners Garry a… More
Would you like to spend summer on a peaceful lake, in the pristine wilderness of Finland? On a Houseboat you can easily get to great fishing spots, beaches or discover different Finnish villages and towns . You can sunbath on the roof, make food in the kitchen and take …see more
Have breakfast, lunch and diner in the steering cabin watching the boats pass by like you are a part of Amsterdam. The ultimate Amsterdam experience!
Our well equipped apartment with lots of light and high ceilings give you a very spacious feeling with a great view on …see more
We had a wonderful time staying on this beautiful boat, the owners where very helpful without being intrusive.
The boat had everything you needed for a self catering break, the bed rooms and bathroom… More
Your luxurious motor yacht is available on an accommodation only basis. She is located at the prettiest marina in Lymington with amazing sea views towards the Isle of Wight. She was commissioned in 2013 and is fitted out to the highest standard. Step through the glass …see more
Myself and 3 friends stayed on this beautiful boat, moored ideally with no boats in front of us, giving us a perfect view across to the Isle of Wight. The yacht was clean, had 2 bathrooms and showers… 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
You must contact Dublin Barge Hire at least 48 hours before you arrive to arrange a time to meet at the marina etc
€250 damage deposit if cruising. €100 damage deposit if using the barge for accommodation only.
NO CRUISING OCT-MARCH Central Heating for those …see more
Cruise and explore some of the most stunning parts of the River Thames at your own pace. Boat Gema is a delightful 4 star narrowboat that has a fresh and modern feel but without losing the quaint charm of an English narrowboat. Cruise to Henley-On-Thames, Marlow and Win …see more
This friendly houseboat is a complete floating apartment. There is a lounge room, open-plan kitchen, separate bedroom with double bed, and bathroom with full-length bath and shower. Perfect for 2 people, with a sofa bed for 2 more guests.Situated on the beautifu …see more
We had a lovely stay on the Oasis Houseboat as a family of three adults. It was far enough away from the main hub but still easily accessible to a grocery store. The sunset over the canal and other … More
“A perfect stay in the heart of Amsterdam”
Reviewed 13 Jan 2014
We (4 people all around 30 years old) stayed in this lovely houseboat for 2 nights to celebrate a special new year’s eve.
And we enjoyed our stay from the first second. The Owner of the boat is gen… More
EXCLUSIVE USE, and available all year round, this perfectly appointed liveaboard moored in the most idyllic palm fronted Hampton Court marina.
“Eucala” is a very beautiful and cleverly laid out classic French motor yacht with a really rich heritage. We h …see more
Pournami houseboats have been operating houseboat cruise since 2007 in Alleppey and Kumarakom. We are rated as one of the best houseboat operators in Alleppey. We focus on the quality of service provided to our guest.
Our new 4 bedroom houseboat is a full featured lux …see more
We were a gang of 12 and we absolutely enjoyed our cruise in the houseboat. The houseboat was extremely clean and the staff was very courteous and very helpful and friendly. We were taken for a thorou… More
We are happy to hear that you really enjoyed the houseboat trip. Thank you so much. Come back soon :)
“An unforgettable experience”
Reviewed 8 Jul 2014
We stayed with Pournami Houseboats during our honeymoon trip and thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it. The boat crew was really friendly. Alappuzha being a non-vegetarian's paradise, we expected medi… More
We are happy to hear that you really enjoyed the houseboat trip. Thank you so much. Come back soon :)
“A truly memorable day and night - yummy :P”
Reviewed 23 Nov 2013
Wonderful experience. We had an overnight cruise with pournami house Boat. Me and my wife we really enjoyed the trip. We got a warm welcome to the boat. Delicious food <3 . The boat was neat and clean… More
Mallacoota wilderness houseboats offers customers a unique experience on Mallacoota Inlet.
Wake up on the water at one of many Parks Victoria jetties located at varios locations around the lake.
Listen to the Koalas at night and witness the beauty of far east Gippsland …see more
Do not miss the opportunity of sleeping onboard this beautiful and classic sailing yacht in exclusive for you. Vientos del Sur is rented entirely as a private holiday letting and only you and your friends or familiy will stay onboard. The yacht is equipped with all the …see more
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
Annie's Boat is suitable for 2 people and maximum 2 children.Children up to 12 years stay for free. For children up to the age of 3 years there is a cot present. For children from 3 up to 12 years is a thick luxury air mattress (2x 1pers. mattress) of very good …see more
Aboard Cinco, we want you to feel at home in the perfect setting San Blas islands offer : warm waters, world class snorkeling spots , beautiful empty islands, white sand and coconut trees, great food ;) Guna culture, and most of all, our constant attention to make your …see more
Houseboat Pride of Leyden is fully equipped with every comfort, from a well stocked kitchen, to central heating and air conditioning, a TV and Wifi internet, and a veranda with a spectacular view. The main bedroom sleeps two in a king-size bed, the study sleeps one on a …see more
Welcome aboard the beautiful widebeam barge The Time Machine, moored in a private garden on the River Thames near Chertsey. 5 mins from Thorpe Park theme park, 15 mins from Heathrow Airport and easy access to the M25, M3 and M4 and the South East.
15 mins drive to Heat …see 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. …see more
Sleep on the water! Enjoy this unique opportunity to stay at Pelican Place - a floating home on this beautiful bay. Enjoy this 84 sq meters floating 2-story home. House sleeps 4 adults or 2 adults with up to 3 children works well too.
House details: On the bottom f …see more
Presented by Static Boat Holidays. The price is for the whole boat and is exceptionally good value. The boat is situated in Braye harbour, Alderney. She is on a swing mooring, but you have access to a tender and water taxi. She has three double cabins, a kitchen living …see more
This is a self drive boating holiday with a unique difference. Our boat is a luxury Canal widebeam, fitted to an exceptionally high standard, an ideal holiday for families or groups of friends holidaying together.Pets are welcome too.
You pick the boat up from our base …see more
“An incredibly relaxing holiday in perfect comfort on a beautiful part of the Thames.”
Reviewed 11 Sep 2012
From start to finish this turned out to beat many 5 star hotel holidays we had all taken. Firstly the hosts are attentive, lovely and fun. They gave us 2 informed fabulous river trips. Would thoroughl… More
Thank you for your lovely comments - really delighted you had a good stay and look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Have you ever thought about living on a houseboat? Now you can try it.It's different, it's supercool- and right in the heart of Copenhagen. Only 5 min. walking distance to city hall and TIVOLI Garden. 125 square meters inside the passenger ferry build …see more
The Manta is a beautiful 120 years old Dutch sailing ship,
It is still in very good condition, centrally heated, 100m2, With thge atmosphere of the old ships, but modern and comfortable as well. It has a well equiped kitchen, a large living room, central heating, plen …see more
My Yacht is located as close to down town Fort Myers As you can get. This 50 ft Floating Condo has lots of room for six guest's or more and is right in the center of the River District
The B.B.Q is located on the large back deck.
It has a washer and dryer .. m …see more
Spend your holiday on a Yacht 14m and well equipped as much as apartment. Airy and bright with standing headroom. Layout comprises two comfortable sofa beds in salon with 32" TV, kitchen dinette two fridges and one freezer, master cabin with ensuite, front cabin &a …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
This is an opportunity to experience life in our private classic 41 foot yacht which is moored to the dock in beautiful Marigot Bay in Saint Lucia. We also have a 4x4 jeep available if you wish to go out and explore the island.
The boat has a classic teak wood interior …see more
Allinclusivecharter provides the perfect getaway on your own private crewed luxury motor yacht in the Caribbean area. Being the only guests on our board, you are treated like royalty. Do what you really want, when you want. Your voyage is personalized and is a customize …see more