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.

Children's Ages Accommodations Equipment
Children's 
Special Prices
Size of the Group Family Yacht 
Suggestions
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Ages of Children Welcomed onboard 
are determined by the individual yachts

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.

Requirement

Rationalization

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
no Diapers
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.
All Children
Welcome
 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.


About Special Kids Prices
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.
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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 added effort.

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..Kids love the sea

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:
 "Sure, We would be glad to offer a special reduced kids rate. We will need to get a damage deposit though!". 
Although this Captain is longer in charter, his point is well made. We realize your kids, are well behave and no problem. It is all those other kids which cause this policy to remain for most yachts.



Accommodations
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. 
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Pentesilea's Kid's Kingdom welcomes junior travelers.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.

 


Size of the Group
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.
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Sail

Power
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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.

 

Equipment
You will notice
on our list of yachts those Kids Icon on the price list.
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These yachts are especially suited for
Families with Children. 


They often have special rates, or accommodations suited to kids.
All have crews especially suited for youngsters.

Yachts are organized by maximum number of Guests
within each type of yacht.

Sailing Yachts Catamaran

Motor Yachts

 

Family Yacht Suggestions
We consider these yacht especially well suited for Family Yacht Charters.

# of Guests

Sailing Yachts

4 CRYSTAL CLEAR
54' CT Ketch
 Family Fun Package just $500 per child 6 to 12 years of age.
6 ANTILLEAN
51' Beneteau 505 Sloop
Children under 10 years old go at 1/2 the adult rate.
6 SAYANG
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
80' Ketch
Crew has young children (ashore) Single uppper berths in 2 cabins. Active Sports Program in the Grenadines.
10/12 TABOO- 85' Maxi Schooner


Active Sports and single accommodations
Family operated and family friendly

# of Guests

Catamarans

6 FRANGINES
55' Custom Cat

Childrens Rate: $250 off for kids 15 & under. Large Tender

 

6 FREE INGWE
45' LEOPARD Cat

1 child age 12 or under sails free with minimum of two paying adults. Modest Rates.$11,500-13,500

non-smoking yacht!

6 GYPSY PRINCESS
45' Lagoon Catamaran
1 child age 6 years or younger sails free.
6 PISCES
47' Robertson & Crane
child age 15 or under sails DISCOUNTED $250 @.
Modest Rates.$11,500-13,500
6 MAROLANGA
43' Catana
Kids Cabin and Special Kids menu.
Children under 14 yrs, $300 off first child & $200 off second child
6 NADIYA
47' Robertson& Crane
Attractive family pricing, $9,500 - $12,500
6 SEA CHATEAU
50' Simonis Cat
50% Off first child under age 12.
8 BELLINE II
- 48' Privilege
Active Sports Program.
Modest Pricing
8 FLIP FLOP
46' Leopard
$250 OFF for child 15 and under - Single bunk in fore peak and salon. Great Watersports.
8 PENTESILEA II
48' Privilege
Cabin forward of Salon is especially suited for small children.
Children under 15 just $250 off each
9 BREANKER-
55' Simonis Cat
Family Friendly Crew, lots of space, active Sports, single Cabin available
# of Guests

Motoryachts

6 FLAME
65' Classic Fedship MY 
Children 3 - 12 go for 1/2 price with 2 paying adults
6 McGREGOR II
58 Hatteras MY 
active sports program good accommodations.
8 RUNNAWAY
- 80 ft. Azmut
Motoryacht
Active sports. pullman bunks
9 FREEDOM
- 120 ft. Broward Motoryacht
Child friendly crew. Great Family Layout.

 

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