Family Sailing Holidays

This package is designed for family sailing because the listed destinations have mostly great weather and safe places for kids to enjoy a ton of fun activities, be it swimming, playing, surfing, snorkeling, or any other.

All Inclusive or Self Catering
professional skipper
Free WiFi

Create Unforgettable Sailing Memories with your Family

Trying a new type of family vacation can be challenging. So don’t fret it if it’s your first family cruising holiday. All it takes is the right team and good preparation to make it an enjoyable experience, for both parents and kids. Going sailing can be fun, right from the journey across the stunning ocean to the breathtaking offshore locations en route. It can lead to innumerable precious moments and help you create worthwhile memories that you will cherish for a lifetime.

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If you’re searching for the ideal vacation in which you can spend quality time with your beloved family, then nothing can beat family sailing holidays. Spending several days on the sea with no one but you and your loved ones would give you an opportunity unlike no other to bond with them.

As you try your hand at sailing, explore exotic new destinations, and enjoy fun activities onboard as well as on land, you can get to know your kids in a different way and bond with your family on a deeper level with no inhibitions or external disturbances. Sailing with kids especially can be an immensely enjoyable experience as you introduce them to the basics of sailing and the joys of sea voyages!

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Kids friendly routes

For family sailing holidays, our team is dedicated to finding destinations that are a hit with the younger generation. With their extensive knowledge, our travel experts will plan kid-friendly routes that will cover locations with enough playgrounds, attractions, water parks, and anything that may interest your kids. One suitable example of an ideal destination for your family sailing vacation is none other than Croatia – the weather isn’t so unpredictable so you don’t have to worry about external weather elements raining on your parade.

Safety first

At Sebastus, safety remains a top priority. Get additional information about safety tips like wearing life jackets, packing medicine, wearing sunscreen, carrying local contact numbers for emergency situations, and other important dos and don’ts.

All inclusive or Self Catering

We will arrange a worry-free holiday for you and your family. You sit back and enjoy your sailing vacation with near and dear ones while we take care of everything else. The planned route, crew and safety equipment are all arranged and included in this package.

We also offer options of all-inclusive food & drinks and self-catering.

No questions left unanswered

We will prepare you the best way we can and answer questions about the route, travel information, insurances, activities, safety measures, crew info, and all other aspects required to make your family sailing adventure a smooth and pleasurable one.

Destinations for family sailing

Sail and explore over 1000 islands on the Croatian coast
Croatia

Land of a thousand islands with excellent weather conditions and beautiful kid-friendly sailing
routes.

  • Experience the nature-powered installation “Sea Organ” in Zadar
  • Have a family blast in Aquapark Istralandia 
  • Visit the “Game of Thrones” filming locations
  • Enjoy the watersports on the shallow sandy beaches of Kvarner islands
  • Swimming in Krka waterfalls
Explore the clear blue Greek sea for the best family sailing holidays
Greece

Excellent weather conditions from May to October, mild temperatures and safe sailing conditions.
One of the best countries in the world for travel with children.

  • Experience Acropolis – one of the most interesting historical sites in the world
  • Enjoy amazing sandy beaches on Corfu island
  • Peloponnese – a playground of splendid kid-friendly historical sites
  • Laid-back experience on the car-less island of Hydra
  • The Sporades, known for beautiful beaches with amazing turquoise seas, and rich vegetation. The most popular island of Sporades Greece for your holidays and much frequented by the youth is Skiathos, while Skopelos and Alonissos have more family atmosphere but still gorgeous beaches
Sail in the twinkling blue sea and see how magical Turkey can be
Turkey

Explore the Wonders of the Mediterranean from May till November! Turkey is home to crystal clear coastlines and amazing cities to discover.

  • Let your kids run and play wild on the crystal clear sandy beaches in Göcek, Fethiye and Marmaris area
  • Experience a Fabulous Seakayaking Ride around the preserved Sunken City of Lycia
  • Visit the underwater Archaeology Museum of underwater life in Bodrum
Sail along the Caribbean for the family sailing adventure to remember!
Caribbean

One of the most exciting sailing vacations your family could ever experience.

Caribbean vacation is truly something that both children and adults will remember for a lifetime.

  • Building sandcastles, wandering rainforest trails, snorkelling in crystal clear waters
  • Take your little ones exploring incredible beaches and historic sites 
A wonderful sailing adventure with a touch of Italian rich culture and cuisine
Italy

Sailing with kids in Italy is a recipe for a wonderful adventure! 

  • Explore medieval castles.
  • Enjoy the relaxed rhythm of everyday Italian life
  • Prepare the authentic Italian food with your kids on board
  • Relax on numerous sandy beaches in Sardinia
  • Visit Sicily, the biggest island in Italy and in the Mediterranean Sea, an amazing land rich in history and traditions, where art and culture intertwine with wonderful natural beauties. From the sea to the mountains and countryside, from the volcanos to the fishing villages, there are really many reasons why to visit Sicily

Boat types for a perfect family sailing holidays

Picking out the type of boat to go with will generally come down to your budget, the group size, and preferred method of sailing.

Not sure which one is suitable for you? Talk to our team and get professional suggestions and ideas for your family sailing trip.

Sailing boat

Suitable for active and adventurous families. Sailing boats can fit up to 12 people with crew included. If you and your family wish to experience real sailing then this is the right boat for you!

Catamaran

Catamarans provide comfort and a smoother sailing experience than the sailing boat. Perfect for families that enjoy sightseeing, swimming and sunbathing. Suitable for up to 12 people with crew included.

Motor yacht

Luxury type of holidays with fully crewed service. A wide range of water toys is available on such boat type for great family fun.

Gulet

Perfect for larger groups with fully crewed service. Gulets have a very spacious deck for outdoor relaxation and fun and a wide range of water toys. Can fit up to 20 people.

Have a question about this package?
We have answers to your questions. So don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team today!
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Travelers experience

Check out what our guests said about their experience sailing with us. Our guests satisfaction is our main priority.

“The sailing trip was just fantastic! Thank you for organizing! It was really great! A large share of course goes to the skipper Marco.

Frank F. (Germany)
5

“I had a chance to spend a wonderful week of sailing in Croatia. Everything went smoothly and was well organized. I highly recommend it  and I would gladly do it again.”

Karin (Switzerland)
5

“We spent a great week sailing in Croatia as a family. Thanks to our skipper Korado we got to know beautiful beaches, snorkeling paradises, beautiful landscapes and friendly villages. It was a super relaxed family vacation! 🤩”

Claudia (Switzerland)
5

“We loved our week aboard a sailing boat. The company is very organized and it was super easy to book the trip the way we wanted. It’s a very personalised service. Our skipper, Filip, was very nice and helpful”

 

Fernanda Dal Piaz (Brazil)
5
“It was a truly fabulous trip and Zrinka was an exceptional skipper.
She Really fitted into our family unit and cared so much every day to take us to all the best places.
Best wishes and many thanks again for organizing such an incredible trip for us”
Tris (UK)
5

“It was a wonderful trip with beautiful bays and beaches. It was a pleasure to spend this week on a sailboat. All staff and skipper are very friendly and organized. Everything was perfect.”

Nick (Switzerland)
5

“Vesna and the Team have been helpful from day1 in accommodating our requests and always made sure throughout the process to satisfy our needs. Would definitely recommend the company!!”

Filippo C. (Italy)
5

Practical Sailing information

+ Safety measures

Safety first. And the best way to make it safe is to get all the potential fear out of the way.

Show them the boat, let them talk to the skipper about the rules while sailing and while you are anchored, take them to the cabins, show them the interesting way of flushing the toilet, etc.

Teach them where to sit – they should be on the bow during sailing and only accompanied by an adult. They should also learn how to lower themselves into the sea with the help of a ladder.

Living on a boat is essentially fun for them!

The boat you are renting should also have a safety net along the deck. Every child must have a life vest of appropriate size. They must try it on and wear it during sailing until you and them get comfortable with being on a boat.

Remind your kids to drink water more than other days!

+ Use lotions with high protection factors

As for any type of summer vacation, the sun is your biggest frenemy. Use waterproof lotions with high protection factors and ensure physical protection from the sun.

+ Clothes & packing list

Documents and essentials

As in real life, you have to have personal documents always beside you. We recommend you bring your health insurance card with you – just in case. Also, bring cash. Not all places accept credit cards. You are responsible for the documents and money you bring to keep them safe.

Clothes

Even though it is summer, there is always a possibility that the nights and winds are cold. So be prepared.

Check the weather forecast and pack clothes for sunny and cold days: bathing suits, summer dresses, shorts, t-shirts and don’t forget to bring something warmer or waterproof.

Shoes are also very important! During the days you will probably be barefoot but in case of rain bring some non-slippery shoes. Or if you want to blend in – buy so-called boat shoes or some sports shoes that are made for easier moving on the deck.

Water-resistant bags

Water-resistant bags are life saviors for your electronic devices. Bring those with you so your phone and camera can sleep safely.

Hygiene and health concerns

Bring along ecologically acceptable items for personal hygiene. Always keep in mind the sea and environment protection.

Also, sometimes you have to bring your own beach towels. You can always ask us and we will check with the charter of your boat.

On your sailboat there is already a first aid kit, but if you want you can take a small one with you. Also, if any family member has prescription medicines, take them with you.

Take something with you for seasickness, mosquito protection, and insect bites. 

+ What kind of boat to choose?

The type of boat that is best suited for the upcoming trip depends of course on the personal wishes and expectations of the guests.

The offer in Croatia includes the following options from which you can choose: sailboats, motorboats, catamarans and gulets.

Sailboats are one of the most popular ways to explore the seas. They are not only ideal for family holidays but also for active sports trips. However, to steer a sailboat you will need sufficient experience and knowledge.

Motorboats or yachts are not only very practical and comfortable but also convince by their speed. Their price and their fuel consumption are often higher.

If you are looking for more space and stability in addition to comfortable comfort, you should consider a catamaran. This type of boat offers generous space both in the saloon and in the cabins. A further advantage is the close anchoring possibility on the shore.

For guests who long for absolute relaxation without having to worry about the boat, a gulet is ideal. This variant includes a crew that will take care of all your needs.

What should one have in mind when making a decision:

  • The number of people
  • Do you need shared or single cabins?
  • How much space and comfort will be offered?
+ How much does it cost to rent a boat in Croatia?

It could be from 80 eur per day in the low season up to 500 eur and more per day in the high season depending on boat type.

The rental price depends on the type of boat, period of the year, whether you need a crew or bareboat and boat size.

If you’re renting a motorboat in Croatia the price can vary from 80 eur/day for a smaller boat up to 500 eur per day for a bigger boat.

Renting a catamaran in Croatia can vary from 300 eur per day and goes up to 900 eur and more for crewed bigger and more luxurious catamarans.

If you are looking to renting a sailing boat in Croatia it will cost from 160 eur per day for a smaller sailing boat and up to 700 eur per day for a crewed sailing boat.
Luxury yacht rentals in Croatia start from 2.500 eur per day but can also go up to 20.000 eur per day.