Sailing holidays were made for water-loving families and provide the ultimate adventures, access to beautiful destinations and unforgettable experiences your children will cherish for years to come.
To ensure you have an authentic sailing experience, a new company has brought yacht holidays with a twist to tourists who wish to indulge in the luxury of sailing the Med on a family holiday but without the price tag.
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Antlos, dubbed the Airbnb of yachts, enables you to book a sailing holiday directly from the boat owner, putting you in direct contact with a skipper to customise your holiday and create an itinerary that suits you.
What's more, the skipper will be your host on the holiday, so you can sit back and enjoy an unforgettable time at sea. Whether you're a seasoned sailor or have never been on a yacht before, Antlos provides you with the perfect opportunity to set sail with your family this summer.
As many of the skippers with yachts listed on the platform offer a variety of activities for parents and children to enjoy on board, you can do anything from learn the ropes of sailing to have fun with water sports, including water skiing, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding. Some skippers even host yoga classes, take guests out to try underwater fishing and have bicycles on board for when you arrive at a destination.
Indulging in the local culture is a must on an Airbnb-style sailing holiday, which gives you plenty of flexibility to live the local experience as your skipper guides you to charming port towns along the way. You can hop off the boat and wander through the pedestrian paths, witness the unique cultures and feast on local delicacies, including delicious seafood.
Sailing also affords you the ability to discover superb destinations from a new perspective, with the beauty of visiting numerous places, many only accessible by boat. It allows you to go on an adventure and explore hidden coves and caves while cruising in crystal clear waters.
The Mediterranean is the most popular destination for British travellers opting for a sailing holiday. Some of the best-loved and most picturesque spots include Croatia, Greece and Italy. There are many fantastic National Parks in the Mediterranean, one of the most famous being Kornati. On a Croatia yacht charter, you won't want to miss stopping here and going on a hike to see the beautiful wildlife of the islands. Meanwhile, Venice, Ibiza and the Amalfi Coast are wonderful destinations to visit by boat.
By cutting charter agencies out of the equation, you and your family can avoid paying the high fees and take advantage of all-inclusive holidays from as little as £41 per person per day, including the boat, skipper, food, fuel and marina fees. Those who are not interested in renting an entire boat for their family can book private cabins and share a yacht with others, enabling them to meet new people. The possibilities are endless!