Children on boats and their love of the water. They love to get in and splash about and many will happily stay in it all day if you let them. So when they get a chance to go on the water in a boat. They will approach this new adventure with equal enthusiasm and excitement. When we are asked if it is a good idea to take children on a yacht charter holiday, it is a definite yes!
You may have some safety concerns and be worried that the children may feel confined while on a boat. We find this to be the opposite as children are usually delighted and overwhelmed by the experience. They get to learn respect for the crew and the rules of the boat. With this we find that children normally behave really well while on-board. So instead of ruining your vacation they will give you a lot of pleasure seeing them enjoy themselves so much.
Chartering a Yacht
We do not have an age limit for children. The decision to bring your young children is completely up to you. You are responsible for the care and feeding of babies just like at home. Toddlers may not remember this vacation but certainly you, their parents, will. As much as we love having children on boats, guests should not expect the crew to be the “Babysitter” for this holiday. The crew is responsible for the safety of the yacht and all on-board. Which keeps us quite busy alongside navigating the yacht, preparing meals, and other required tasks.
Family Sailing Vacations
Charters with older, more responsible children as well as younger ones usually make an enjoyable trip for all. A yacht charter holiday is a good choice for families with young children, as there is lots of fresh stimulus for them. It will also be a great adventure which they will never forget. Expose them to the art and science of sailing, show them the charts and the instruments, have them use the winch and push the button for the anchor and last by not least, introduce them to the sea-life and nature that abound. They can look at the fish and wildlife guides on-board, so they can learn more about what they are seeing. We will not play the movie “Jaws” on-board, and sharks are never mentioned. They will feel more “connected” and begin a lifelong love affair with boats.
Cruising the Ionian Islands.
We keep the distances we cruise each day short, stopping at beaches so that the children can run around and play in between islands. This stops any chances of boredom, which can cause mischief. Discover a new island each day, plus wide variety of excellent anchorages to choose from. Gentle afternoon breezes make the Ionian Islands one of the safest areas in the world. We can provide them with life jackets. We can also take you ashore in the speed boat with them, so they can paddle and play on the sandy beaches till their hearts are content. With all the fresh sea air, by the end of the day, they will be more than ready for bed, to recharge their batteries.
We also have a lot of water toys, as well as several small kayaks and paddle boards; they will love the freedom. Life jackets will be provided to wear and while they explore some of the small bays that we are anchored in, we will keep a sharp eye on them. Your captain is professional diver and an advanced BSAC instructor, who can take you or your young ones out to explore the world beneath the waves if you wish. He will make sure their snorkelling equipment works and fits well, and that they’ve practiced breathing in shallow clear water at the side of a beach.
A Safe boat for your Children
If you want to take children on a yacht for their holidays. Glaros is the right boat for this, as there is plenty of space for them. The captain and crew love working with children. We have had many children on-board Glaros. It is ideal for them as all the railings around the boat are strong and over one-meter-high. Making it difficult to fall over the side. If your children are really small. We will put netting around the railings making it impossible to get through and also a gate on the stairs. Your children’s first charter will enhance their natural love and fascination of being on the water, and we will help you to make it the best vacation of your lives.
Children on boats get a healthy appetite
The menu has to be flexible because not many 10 year old appreciate or enjoy the same foods as adults. It is a reality that kids like to snack. They would love a hot dog with chips, or a burger with beans, rather than a beautiful fresh salad. Before your charter you will be sent a preference sheet. Which includes detailed questions about the food and snack preferences of the youngsters.
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