In today’s fast-paced world, spending quality time with loved ones is more difficult than ever. Between soccer practice, school events and cellphones, trying to connect with your kids can be challenging. While it may seem impossible to get your kids to take their eyes off their screens, a vacation offers the perfect way to disconnect and focus on family.
Considering most Canadians get a limited amount of vacations days per year, many parents are now looking outside the all-inclusive box for an experience their family will remember forever – and what better way to do this than aboard your very own private yacht?
The Moorings, the world’s premier yacht charter company specializing in tailor made luxury vacations, has put together their list of top reasons why a yachting vacation makes for the ultimate family getaway. So, stow away those cellphones and slip on your shorts, it’s time to experience a whole new type of family vacation.
Embrace Family Bonding
The very nature of a yacht charter vacation brings people closer together – literally. No more confining yourselves to separate rooms in the house; while on a sailing vacation, everyone on board naturally gravitates to the communal spaces on board, eats together, and enjoys the 360-degree views of paradise.
Teamwork Makes the Dream Work
Operating a boat effectively requires a team. For those on a bareboat charter, get the kids involved pulling on the lines, tying knots, picking up mooring balls, and helping to navigate. They learn essential boating skills, gain confidence, and end each day feeling accomplished in reaching a new destination. On a Crewed charter, mom and dad will finally have time for their children instead of worrying about what to make for dinner or when to mow the lawn. Don’t forget to ask around to see which are the best sailboats for your charter.
Recharge the Batteries
From the deck of a boat, it is easier than ever to put the gadgets down and recharge your own batteries for a change. Choose to vacation without cable TV or Wi-Fi, and it is amazing how quickly you can disconnect and find yourselves connecting with each other, in real life, and in the moment.
Explore Like Never Before
On a yacht charter vacation, there is a new island or harbor to explore every day. Kids and parents alike can take out the kayak, go snorkeling and witness diverse sea life, comb the beach for exotic and beautiful shells, hike remote trails in search of the perfect view, or simply hang with the locals to make new friends and absorb an unfamiliar culture. No matter what you do, every day on the water comes with endless possibilities and unforgettable experiences.