What better way to spend your vacation time than on a yacht, enjoying the fresh sea air and sunny weather? Well, we can think of one better. Take the kids along.
That’s right. A fun family vacation out on the sea. A vacation they (and you) will never forget.
You may never have considered it before – but once you’ve read our top 5 reasons to go on a yacht trip with kids, you definitely will.
It Promotes Healthy Outdoor Fun
With so many kids glued to their mobile phones and gaming devices these days, many parents are concerned about their health and development, and rightly so.
Young, growing children need plenty of fresh air and sunshine, and there is no better way to get it than being outdoors enjoying the beauty of nature.
A yacht trip offers a great opportunity for the whole family to have fun and increase their mental and physical well-being.
Foster a love for the outdoors and nature from a young age, and they’ll have a more balanced range of interests, but remember, little ones’ sensitive skin can burn easily. Don’t forget the sunscreen and hat.
It’s Fun For The Entire Family
It can be difficult sometimes to go on holiday as a parent. I understand your frustrations.
If the destination or resort you choose isn’t child-friendly, you may have to leave them with relatives, then you spend your entire vacation worrying about them and checking in. Which means you don’t relax and enjoy your vacation. Or, you don’t go at all because you can’t or won’t leave your children, which of course is the position for most of us parents.
You many have to choose child-friendly resorts that may not be an exciting option for you, and that means you’re not enjoying your hard-earned vacation as much as you deserve.
What about this as the solution? Charter a yacht and take the kids along -because taking the kids with you on a yacht trip solves all those problems.
You are all together, and it’s something the whole family can enjoy. It’s exciting and different!
It’s Exciting And Educational
There’s certainly nothing wrong with taking the kids on a beach or pool holiday, Disneyland or another child-friendly resort. But a yacht trip is not only fun, but it’s also educational.
See it as an opportunity to teach them about the ocean and water safety. And about the rich diversity of sea life. It would be a great idea to incorporate snorkelling into your trip.
There is so much to see and explore, and who knows, your child may be so inspired by the sight of dolphins or by exploring under the water, that they grow up to be marine biologists or oceanographers one day!
Taking an interest in ecology at a young age can only benefit them as they grow older.
It Instills Confidence And Responsibility
Your children can learn about the ocean, but they’ll learn some valuable life lessons as well. Skippering a yacht is not so easy, and they will quickly learn this – but it will make them want to learn more and try harder.
If your kids are too young to share skippering duties, allow them to watch and learn how it’s done. Kids are curious by nature and will love that you are taking the time to teach them something new and exciting.
Giving the slightly older kids responsibilities on the yacht, no matter how small, will teach them to take on responsibility for their actions. And it will imbue them with confidence.
They will have something truly amazing to talk to their friends about when arriving back home.
It Encourages Teamwork and Family Bonding
Being in close quarters with the whole family can be tough sometimes. Add your toddler’s tantrums, pre-teens siblings rivalry, and teen’s mood swings into the mix and it can get a bit much. You all need a vacation.
When everyone is having such a great time those same kids will be getting along just fine. Because a family yacht trip promotes teamwork.
That teamwork leads to family bonding and priceless memories you’ll always treasure. That is the best reason of all to go on a yacht trip with your kids – and you thought the only benefit of a yacht trip is the fresh air and a tan!