Going on a family vacation is a great way to relax – as well as build great relationships and create unforgettable memories together.
If you are planning to go on a long weekend yacht charter, then you have to plan a few activities before getting onboard to ensure an exciting and memorable experience. It’s also a unique way to deepen bonds among family members as you get both an arresting view and opportunity to partake in all sorts of new activities by the water.
Without further ado, here a few family activities you can enjoy while sailing on the water!
For children, it will be a great idea to pack in a few small and lightweight fishing rods. Let them create their own fishing bait and teach them how to carefully put it on a fishing hook. This will not only be a great learning experience, but it might just spark a new interest in your child.
Meanwhile, older children can take it a step further and enjoy deep sea fishing and catch-and-release activities with older members of the family.
If permitted by the yacht crew, it would be an excellent idea to let the children go ashore at least once a day.
Plan day trips to islands or nearby villages for some exploring, and let the little ones embark on a little adventure. Besides, it doesn’t necessarily mean you have to be on land for a long period of time; having a quick walk to a natural cove or viewpoint, or going for some quick local cuisine is a great way to enjoy the surroundings as well.
Rent a SUP
Stand up paddleboarding has become a sport that increases in popularity. You can either rent it from a nearby beach or arrange with the private yacht rental company to have a few available on board.
This is a great active activity that requires a little bit of skill and will create hours of endless fun for the whole family.
Especially if you will be chartering over reefs and corals with shiny and colorful fish, it will be a great idea to go snorkelling.
You and the rest of your family members can even move onshore to a beach where there are snorkelling instructors and equipment. Looking at the water below is a fun activity of exploring and creating awareness of beautiful nature.
Board games and Digital entertainment
For a relaxing experience that doesn’t require you to be near or in the waters at all, you can simply bring along a few forms of entertainment as well!
While cruising along, you and your family can enjoy the entertainment of traditional board games like Scrabble, Monopoly, and cards.
It’s up to you if you want to allow family members to enjoy playing games on tablets or not. If you’re planning to do so, it has been recommended to limit digital playtime to an hour or two a day. After all, it’s also important to enjoy each other’s company and bond with meaningful conversations!
Try out colouring books
Nowadays there is a coloring book for everyone, young and old. For the creatives in the family it will be a great idea to invest in decent colouring tools and let them express themselves creatively by colouring in pictures.
Our family members will feel inspired when surrounded by nature and gorgeous scenes. Who knows? An artist might just emerge!
Staying busy on and offboard is a great way to build memories and really enjoy each other’s company, so go ahead and try these out for a start!
Our private yacht cost simply depends on the number of family members you’ll be bringing along, but generally, prices start from $999 onwards. However, we’re having our Phase 2 promotions right, so enjoy a discounted yacht trip and start fostering stronger bonds with your beloved ones!