A luxury charter yacht is like an amusement park for kids only with even more perks. From libraries filled with board games to a selection of over 300 video games and an array of fun water toys, there is no shortage of what the kids can get up to both on-and off-board. Fun activities that engage the kids are a high priority for your crew, such as assisting the chef in preparing meals dressed as his sous chef or getting a crash course in running the yacht.
The crew can plan adventurous day trips with the whole family that includes going to an island where you all can snorkel, and collect seashells. The crew can even prepare a role-playing game where the children pretend they are pirates looking for buried treasure on an abandoned island while you watch them in action having the time of their lives.
Imagine movie night in a private cinema with popcorn just for your family or enjoying some sun while you watch the kids play in the pool. Another great thing for parents to know is that the chef can also contribute to your children's experience by preparing 'kid-friendly' meals based on their dietary requirements. The end goal of your captain and crew is to ensure that all had a good time.
During a yacht charter, parents may worry about the safety of their children, which is all very normal. However, the crew onboard are always on high alert providing extra eyes. They're fully prepared to handle a family with youngsters. Yachts can be equipped with baby gates on stairwells or add safety nets around the decks for protection when small children are aboard. Life jackets can be found in multiple sizes.
The crew is considered to be the heart and soul of your yacht charter and can very well make or break your experience. More and more, the crew have duel roles, for example, the deckhand who is a scuba instructor or the stewardess who is a yoga instructor. There are many yachts deemed “kid-friendly” whose crew genuinely enjoy having young children around. Speaking to your expert charter advisor beforehand is essential to identifying the needs of your family.
While the crew are not babysitters, they will surely make you feel as if they are the vacation superheroes. They understand that parents need some downtime and they are prepared to provide entertainment for the children, leaving you and your special someone to remain in the same room but with a bit more space for you to read a book, without ever having to take your eyes off of them.