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Guide to Yacht Charter for Families

Guide to Yacht Charter for Families

For families looking for an exciting way to explore the world's waters, yacht chartering can be an exciting and memorable experience. A yacht charter can provide a comfortable and luxurious way to travel, whether you're planning a summer holiday, spring break, winter retreat, or special occasion.

In this useful guide, we'll cover everything you need to know about yacht chartering for families. 

1. Choose the Ideal Destination

The first step in planning a yacht charter is choosing a destination. The yacht charter destination will be greatly influenced by your family's interests and preferences.
Famous yacht charter destinations include the Mediterranean countries: Croatia, Greece, Italy, Spain, France, and Turkey. The exotic charter destinations include the Caribbean, Bahamas, Exhumas, and French Polynesia. The choice of destination depends on the season during which you intend to travel and the activities and attractions you wish to see. 



2. Select the most suitable Yacht

The best yacht for your family will be determined by your budget, group size, and personal preferences. Yachts are available in various sizes, ranging from small sailboats to comfortable catamarans and large motor yachts with multiple staterooms. Consider whether you'd like a hot tub, a pool, or a cinema room on board. Depending on your experience and comfort level, you'll also want to decide whether you want a crewed or bareboat charter.

Learn more about yacht types available for private charters.

3. Plan Your Sailing Itinerary 

The length of your charter and your destination will determine your itinerary. Plan a customized itinerary with your crew, including activities and sights your family will enjoy. Exploring secluded beaches, snorkeling, scuba diving, or visiting local cultural attractions may be included. 

4. Pack Appropriately

Packing for a yacht charter is not the same as packing for a hotel or resort stay. Since storage space on board is limited, you should pack light. Pack comfy and casual clothing, as well as swimwear, sun protection, and any medications you may require. You may also want to bring a small daypack for land excursions.

Check out and learn What to Pack for a sailing holiday.

5. Consider the Yacht Charter Costs 

The cost of a yacht charter varies depending on the chartering season, the size of the yacht, the destination, and the length of your charter. Make sure to budget for any additional costs, such as fuel, food, and crew gratuities. We at Secret Adriatic will assist you in finding the best deal and making the most of your budget.

Find out more about the expected costs for a yacht charter in Croatia.

6. Safety First 

On a yacht charter, safety is always a top priority. Before setting sail, review the safety procedures and emergency protocols with your crew. You should also ensure everyone on board wears a life jacket when going out on the deck or participating in water sports. To avoid heatstroke and sunburn, staying hydrated and wearing sunscreen is crucial. 

Get inspired with TIPS for Sailing with Children.


Finally, for families looking to explore the world's waters, yacht chartering can provide an unparalleled experience. You can create memories that will last a lifetime by selecting the ideal destination, the most suitable yacht, and itinerary and planning ahead. Remember to prioritize safety and have fun on your journey!

If you would like to organize a yacht charter holiday for your family, please get in touch, and we will help you find the most suitable yacht at your preferred destination.