What to Take Aboard When Sailing with Kids: Toys, Games...

When talking about tips for sailing with children, a question of what to take when sailing with kids always pops up. With children aboard charter yacht you should make sure you are "fully equipped." Children aboard charter yacht cannot be expected to look at the scenery and stand out of the way the entire trip.

They get easily bored, they get hungry more frequently than adults, and you need to make sure they are safe at all times during sailing. All these needs have to be satisfied.

Toys and games

When sailing with kids you have to be prepared for the moments when your child will get bored or restless. And if they participate in the sailing itself, they will surely need a break from the action. For moments like these always have toys, board games and coloring books or video games at hand. You may also bring a few of their favorite DVDs (provided you have a DVD player). A smart idea would be to take some local wildlife guide with which you can play guessing games or something similar.


Sailing can be a tiring activity for children and can make them really hungry. In that case, stock up on your child's favorite snacks. Stock the galley with easy and quick treats that can "fool" the child between meals. Of course, find balance between the good and the bad snacks.


Also, be sure to take enough of their clothes. Children cannot be expected to take extra care of their clothes just because they are aboard charter yacht. Small accidents happen, and you may not always have the opportunity to do the washing.

Band-aids and medicines

When it comes to children's health, it is needless to say that it is of the uppermost importance. Bring plenty of band-aids for small cuts and scratches, do not forget medicines - in case of seasickness, fever, sore throat... Take extra special care if the child is on some prescribed medication. Also, do not forget sunscreens, especially waterproof ones.

Follow our tips for sailing with children and you family will have a sailing holiday to remember.