All Inclusive Charter Yachts
recommended for the Family with Children
Families have special needs, a yacht vacation is personalized
for your needs.
Usually this means selecting both the right size yacht and a crew which understands and is able to provide for the special needs of children. We are pleased to discuss this aspect of your charter vacation personally with you. Some considerations are outlined below to familiarize you with some factors which should keep in mind about planning your family yacht vacation.
|Size of the Group||Family Yacht
Regardless of the size and comforts offered by charter yachts Children are not always welcome.
Criteria for accepting children are based on both the physical limitations of the boat and the comfort the crews have in their ability to provide a safe and enjoyable holiday for all onboard. Generally this breaks down by age and the maturity of the children. These are some typical guidelines which are commonly used by the yachts and a clarification of the rationalizations of these requirements.
|Age 18yrs||Some smaller yachts, or yachts with more elegant furnishing prefer to cater to adults only in an attempt to provide the best holiday possible to a specific group.|
|Age 8-12yrs||Children of this age are likely to be responsible and are old enough to enjoy a variety of sporting activities with a moderate amount of supervision. It should be unnecessary for constant supervision of children about this age. Some "Kids" foods are available but usually these yachts do not offer a different menu for their young guests.|
|Water safe||Regardless the age of the children, if they cannot swim or are not mature enough to recognize the inherent danger of being around the water. A "Kids" menu is typically offered.|
|Age 2-3 yrs
|Toddlers may not remember this vacation but certainly you, their parents will. Toddlers have special needs, and require plenty of attention. Guests should not expect the crew to be the "Babysitter" for this holiday. Crews keep quite busy sailing the yacht, preparing meals, and other required tasks. Charters with older, more responsible children as well as younger ones usually make an enjoyable trip for all. Many groups invite an older child of a relative or friend (and even their parents) to join them for the trip.|
|You will are responsible for the care and feeding of babies just like at home. Do not depend on acquiring baby's food or formula in the islands, bring this from home. Diapers disposal create a situation on smaller yachts. The decision to bring your young children is completely up to you. Often there is no additional charge for babies are.|
|We present this section to help you do some initial planning for the family yacht vacation. Please discuss your specific needs with us at 1st Class Yacht Charter for more details.|
|Some yachts offer special Children's prices, rarely does this apply to teenagers. On each of the lists of yachts found on this website,|
|This icon " " is used to indicate special prices or considerations for Children on our price lists for each of the types of yachts available.|
|Most yachts do not offer a special, lower prices for
children. In defense of this policy, realities should be considered.
Although children do not consume as much provisions as adults, most chefs
point out that few kid refuse shrimp or lobster and many of the more pricey foods.
Often the kids tastes are so substantially different than those preferred
by adults, a full separate menu for them is developed, with substantial
In the Virgin Islands, "bar" is included in the all inclusive charter rate. Obviously children don't consume alcoholic beverages, but even this represents no significant saving in provisions. Juice actually costs about the same as rum, their is little difference between the cost of beer or soft drinks..
Clearly kids get more attention from the crew as the adults on charter, especially when it comes to sporting activities and talks about the islands and history. Most crews enjoy this, even if it involves some extra actions on their part.
On a final note: One Captain agreed:
|On our price list for the different types of yachts, you will frequently note the icon "".|
|These yachts have accommodations which are inappropriate for most adults, or in some way compromise privacy.|
|In many cases, that Icon is also used to reflect sleeping arrangements which are which are too small for most adults, but make a great place for the children. Although some of our suggestions of yachts for Families have all double cabins boats with single berths are more common.|
|We often find extended families who wish to have plan a group yachting vacation with parents, adult children and their families. The usual inclination is to look for a yacht able to accommodate the entire extended family.|
|A quick look at the larger Sailing, Catamaran, or Power yacht listings show some choices suitable for 12, 16, or more guests.|
|Although some of these larger yachts are good choices for a
large group, it is best to consider all the options.
Tandem charters, 2 or more yachts chartered by the same group can often provide better overall accommodations, more space, better service and more toys than a single larger boat. Often this choice results in a substantially lower price per person, and better overall satisfaction. Please keep this option in mind. We find that similar style yachts are best chartered together. Yachts typically will raft up at anchorage affording social interaction for the entire group. Many larger groups foster a competitive spirit between the two boats to the enjoyment of all. Please keep this option in mind.
|Please determine the size of the group. If your party will be 10 or more guests, early planning is important, especially if your charter dates include any official holiday.|
|You will notice
on our list of yachts those Kids Icon on the price list.
yachts are especially suited for
Families with Children.
often have special rates, or accommodations suited to kids.
All have crews especially suited for youngsters.
organized by maximum number of Guests
within each type of yacht.
Family Yacht Suggestions
We consider these yacht especially well suited for Family Yacht Charters.
|# of Guests|
54' CT Ketch
|Family Fun Package just $500 per child 6 to 12 years of age.|
51' Beneteau 505 Sloop
|Children under 10 years old go at 1/2 the adult rate.|
51' Jeanneau Sloop
| Children under 6 travel for free!
Aft cabin converts to twin beds.
|8||BLUE PASSION- 60' Beneteau Sloop||BLUE PASSION is offering a family special of one child 5 years of age or younger sails free on any 7 night charter.|
|10||SHAITAN OF TORTOLA
|Crew has young children (ashore) Single uppper berths in 2 cabins. Active Sports Program in the Grenadines.|
|10/12||TABOO- 85' Maxi Schooner||
|# of Guests|
55' Custom Cat
Childrens Rate: $250 off for kids 15 & under. Large Tender
45' LEOPARD Cat
1 child age 12 or under sails free with minimum of two paying adults. Modest Rates.$11,500-13,500
45' Lagoon Catamaran
|1 child age 6 years or younger sails free.|
47' Robertson & Crane
| child age 15 or under sails DISCOUNTED $250 @.
|Kids Cabin and Special Kids menu.
Children under 14 yrs, $300 off first child & $200 off second child
47' Robertson& Crane
|Attractive family pricing, $9,500 - $12,500|
50' Simonis Cat
|50% Off first child under age 12.|
- 48' Privilege
|Active Sports Program.
|$250 OFF for child 15 and under - Single bunk in fore peak and salon. Great Watersports.|
|Cabin forward of Salon is especially suited for small children.
Children under 15 just $250 off each
55' Simonis Cat
|Family Friendly Crew, lots of space, active Sports, single Cabin available|
|# of Guests|
65' Classic Fedship MY
|Children 3 - 12 go for 1/2 price with 2 paying adults|
58 Hatteras MY
|active sports program good accommodations.|
- 80 ft. Azmut
|Active sports. pullman bunks|
- 120 ft. Broward Motoryacht
|Child friendly crew. Great Family Layout.|
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