Of course a luxury yacht charter is great for a romantic getaway, or the ultimate honeymoon. But if you think chartering a yacht is only for couples, or upscale singles, think again! Luxury yacht charters are becoming increasingly popular for family vacations.
Think about it. By the time you pay for a family of four or more to stay a few days on-site of one of the major theme parks, or at an “all inclusive” family resort, you probably are approaching, or maybe even exceeding the cost of a private yacht charter!
But, on a yacht charter experience you have many more advantages than you will find on any other family vacation. Only on a luxury yacht charter could you combine five-star service with the best water toys, along with onboard high-end entertainment systems, with sightseeing shore excursions and maybe even a celebrity chef!
Still, there are some things to keep in mind if you want to take your kids on a yacht charter vacation. Here are a few travel tips.
Choose Your Yacht Wisely – While a yacht charter can be ideal for a family vacation, not all yachts are ideal for families. Choose your yacht wisely, make sure it is “family friendly,” and that she has enough cabins to accommodate all comfortably. Your charter broker can help!
Get the Kids Involved – Before booking your charter itinerary, get your kids involved. Have them take a look at the boats available for charter, and the destinations, and let them tell you which seem exciting to them. This will save a lot of whining and complaining once you are underway!
On Board Entertainment – Part of looking for a “Kid Friendly” Yacht charter is making sure that the yacht you choose has state-of-the-art on board entertainment systems, video games, computers, etc., as well as the latest water toys that kids would love, such as seabobs, jet skis or water slides. If there is scuba or snorkeling gear on board, be sure they have them in kid sizes.
Consider Your Destination – Speak to your charter broker about kid friendly destinations. For example, besides an abundance of water sports and diving and snorkeling opportunities, places like Key West and the Bahamas are filled with activities for kids.
Safety is Important – Of course, the primary concern of your charter captain and crew is the safety of you and your family. However, you must impress upon your kids that safety on board is serious business, and they must listen and understand all crew instructions regarding safety at sea. If you have toddlers, be sure to ask about special considerations such as gates, or nets to keep them safe and away from restricted areas while the boat is in motion. Also, the same can be said if you plan on taking pets along. Speak to your charter broker about any special considerations for taking pets on board.
Experience of a Lifetime
You can make memories to last a lifetime on a family charter yacht vacation. So now that you know you can take your kids on a yacht charter, what are you waiting for? Contact us today, and let us put together your dream vacation.
Choosing the right charter experience can be challenging. If you would like to benefit from our expertise in these areas, or if you have any questions or comments about this blog post, do not hesitate to contact our Charter Specialists, or call us at 954-235-3468