Caribbean Sailing Vacations by Ed Hamilton

Chartering a private yacht can be the ultimate family Caribbean vacation.

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Little ones:
can build sandcastles on a different beach each day, explore rock pools or take part in a treasure hunt.
Juniors:
can learn to snorkel or fish, explore beautiful coral reefs, hike and play beach games.
Teens:
can try a scuba resort course, learn to sail, waterski, wakeboard, kayak, watch a DVD, dance on the beach to a steel band or laze in a hammock soaking up the sun.

Bareboat or yacht with a crew?

private yacht vacation for all the family

CREWED CHARTERS
Many crews specialize in family charters and think up all kinds of ways of making this the vacation your children will never forget. Tell us about your family and your plans, and we will recommend a boat and crew.

BAREBOAT CHARTERS
The true family getaway for those who don't mind cooking and are comfortable sailing or driving a boat the size they want to charter.
If you are unsure of your boating skills, simply fill out our online resume form.

Guidelines for arranging your family crewed charter - what to ask:

water toys for all crewed yacht charter guests
If you have very young children:
We will pick the crew accordingly. When you request crewed boat information, our boat descriptions will indicate how suitable a crew is for families and if they have a preferred minimum age.

Will a crew babysit?:
The crew are not babysitters - they have their hands full preparing meals, looking after the boat and entertaining you. Having said that, family oriented crews will think up all kinds of things to keep young ones entertained. On larger boats some people bring a nanny or au-pair along.
How safe is chartering?:
Choose a sheltered cruising ground, such as The British Virgin Islands, and a boat that is suitable for children. Catamarans have plenty of flat space plus the cockpit and salon are on the same level so it is relatively simple to keep children in a secure area. Some boats even have netting for children on the lifelines and places to attach small harnesses. All crews will be careful with kids while making it a vacation they will never forget.

The next step

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You can start selecting your yacht, or choose one of the tabs at the top of this page for information on other areas of our site, including a slide show of a crewed and bareboat yacht charter.

Photo credits for this page: Child on tramps + Yacht Cynful stern - yacht Cynful, wakeboard - yacht Le Cochon Noir, child jumping - yacht Pas de Deux
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