Yacht charters offer so much to the holidaymaker: freedom, relaxation, adventure. Sailing your own private yacht and embarking on an unforgettable trip is something you’ll want to cherish with those you love. Vessels are chartered by groups of friends, couples, and yes, families with children. Families represent a large demographic of those choosing yacht charter holidays. Why? Yacht charters are a unique and special vacation experience, and there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Adventure’s the Key
Children love holidays of all kinds, but a yacht charter presents a completely new experience for them: several days spent “at sea.” Living aboard a boat for several days or weeks is a wonderful experience for a traveller of any age, but is especially exciting for a child. To them, storybook adventures can come alive on a sailing vessel. As they harness their imagination, the trip can become so much more than a holiday: it becomes a voyage!
Think the kiddos may be bored without the television and a constant array of electronics? Not when the Whitsunday Islands surround them. Even the older kids who may be less imaginative will find a yacht charter is the trip of a lifetime. In the Whitsundays there is an abundance of kid-friendly activities to be enjoyed and islands to be explored. Whether your family chooses to go exploring inland on bushwalking adventures, or opts for swimming, snorkelling, and a bit of sun, surf, and sand, you’ll never be wanting for things to do. In the Whitsundays, you are truly spoilt for choice.
Captains in Training
Sailing your own yacht is a wonderful opportunity for family bonding. If you’re an experienced sailor handling one of our more hands-on vessels, your children will love learning about navigating the boat. Everyone on board will begin to understand more of “life at sea”, and you can delegate shipboard responsibilities to even the youngest of children. Kids can help wash dishes, sweep the deck, or even assist in catching that evening’s dinner. When you’re on a yacht charter, even chores seem fun.
Nothing is more soothing than spending time in nature, and the sea is so rejuvenating and invigorating. Nearly all yacht charter guests report feeling a sense of vitality, peace, and wellbeing while in the Whitsundays. Many come to this region purely to relax. Although we know adults certainly need a taste of rest and relaxation, often the kids do too. You’re likely to find that the combination of full, sunny days, and calm, starry nights, makes everyone deliciously sleepy and satisfied. You’ll never sleep as well as you do on your private yacht, listening to the gentle lapping of the ocean against the mast, and dreaming of the excitement tomorrow will bring.
Ready to sign the whole family up for the holiday of a lifetime? At Queensland Yacht Charters, we have comfortable and spacious yachts to fit families and groups of all sizes. You can live in luxury, spending a week on the crystalline waters of the Whitsundays.