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You might be excited about the idea of taking your kids on a family sailing adventure along the mesmerizing eastern Adriatic coast. However, concerns about them adjusting to this new “floating home” might linger. You may wonder if your kids will get bored, experience seasickness, or if it’s safe enough for them.

While there may be some challenges, family sailing holidays in Croatia offer a fantastic opportunity to make the most of your time off.

Here are some compelling reasons to embark on a sailing journey with your kids:

Kids having fun while steering a boatOn their sailing holidays in Croatia children can learn about sailing and have fun steering a boat

1. Something new

Kids are naturally drawn to sailboats because they represent a fresh and unique environment. During a sailing vacation, children are captivated by the magic of spending their days on a boat in the middle of the crystal-clear blue sea. Their curiosity is piqued as they explore the boat and its surroundings, taking photos, making sketches of the sea, sea life, or documenting their adventurous days. Your kids’ enthusiasm will undoubtedly make your sailing holidays in Croatia feel even more magical.

Happy kids inside a boat

2. Engaging Activities

Worried your kids might get bored during sailing holidays? Rest assured, sailing is synonymous with fun. There are plenty of activities to keep both you and your children entertained. You can indulge in fishing, swimming, snorkelling, paddleboarding, sightseeing, scuba diving, or exploring secluded bays on a dinghy. The options are endless, and your kids will be spoiled for choice. Bringing along their toys or letting them use the boat’s Wi-Fi-connected devices can also add to their excitement. The gentle sway of the boat and the sea air will lull your kids to sleep early, giving you the evenings to enjoy some private time with your partner or fellow travellers.

Boy enjoying diving on sailing holidays in Croatia

3. Relaxation and Enjoyment

Kids also love to relax, and there’s no better place for it than a sailboat. Sunbathing while the boat gently rocks on the sea’s surface is enjoyable for all ages. Whether you have a toddler or a teenager, your child will feel comfortable and serene on board. When you decide to anchor and visit a beach, your little ones can dig their toes into the sand, run barefoot, build sandcastles, or collect seashells. Don’t forget to bring their favourite snacks to keep them energized.

 Kids having a snack on a sailboat

4. Safety First

Safety is a top priority on a sailboat, making it relatively easy to keep an eye on your kids. The boat is equipped with essential safety gear, including life jackets (recommended even if your kids can swim, especially in windy or rough conditions) and safety harnesses to ensure their well-being. Protecting them from the sun is as simple as applying sunscreen, and wearing a T-shirt, and a hat. Bringing basic medical supplies like band-aids and medicines is a wise precaution. Remember to stay hydrated, especially on hot summer days, for both you and your kids. The sea, the Mediterranean climate, and moderate sun exposure offer added health benefits.

Safety on a sailboat kids wearing life jackets

It is advisable that your kids wear life jackets while on a sailboat

Sun protection on a sailboat kid wearing a hatWearing a hat and a T-shirt is one way to protect your kid from the sun

5. Expanding Horizons

Sailing holidays provide a unique opportunity to broaden your children’s horizons. They’ll be exposed to new destinations, experiences, and ideas. Your kids will discover that the world is safe and exciting beyond their home. They’ll have the chance to visit different cities or villages, immerse themselves in diverse cultures, and savour local cuisine. Exploring new places and collecting experiences will fuel their curiosity and open doors to new opportunities.

New horizons that a sailboat offers

Don’t hesitate to plan a family sailing holiday with your kids. They’ll love it, and it’s an excellent way to strengthen your family bonds. Your vacation is bound to be even more joyful and fulfilling.

For assistance in organizing your ideal sailing holidays in Croatia, feel free to reach out to us!

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