23 June

Trips of a Lifetime: The ultimate ‘lazy’ family trip

There are some journeys that are more important than others, trips that celebrate a special occasion or ones that, for one reason or another, stand out in your memory stronger than all others. We outline three trips of a lifetime, along with their perfect destinations, and of course, accompanying yachts.

Trip #2: The ultimate lazy family trip (we’re not judging)

 

The trip: You’re just not that kind of family. No, you don’t wake up at 6:30AM on a trip to Barcelona to get prime access at Park Güell. Five museums in 24 hours, a checklist of monuments to visit, a schedule planned down to every 15 minutes? Nope. You’d rather wake up, eat, swim and sunbathe, eat, swim and sunbathe, eat, drink and sleep. We are here to tell you that there is nothing wrong with that. We’re also here to tell you how you can excel at the art of ‘doing nothing’, even with small and older children.

In order to limit the number of activities one can execute in a single day, it’s important to choose a destination that doesn’t have a tremendous amount of cultural attractions, theatres, art galleries, etc. The Bahamas is just the place to help you cultivate dolce far niente, or the sweetness of doing nothing. Furthermore, being on a boat acts as the ideal buffer between you and ‘stuff to do.’ The very geographical structure of the Bahamas, a handful of islands dotted across hundreds of miles of perfect sea, encourages the kind of yachting trip where you’re able to change locations every day, but your preparation to enjoy said locations remains the same; namely, a swimsuit. For young or older children who may want to do more with their day than you, there’s plenty of watersports to keep them occupied – fishing, scuba diving and waterskiing among them.

Rebel hosts ten guests, in five cabins with nine crew. She’s 48m and has a 10.8m Everglades tender (at 900HP its fully-rigged for sports fishing), one 5.3m Zodiac Pro Open RIB Center Console/115 HP, three Seadoo RXP Waverunners, a Yamaha Super-Jet stand up jet-ski and three Seadoo underwater dive scooters.

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Trip #1: The College Reunion

  • The destination: St Tropez
  • The yacht: Kawai

Trip #3:  Bachelorette gone, not so wild (?)

  • The Destination: Ionian islands / Samothraki
  • The Yacht:  Eleven I

To find out more about yachting vacations read our charter guide or contact the IYC office more convenient to you.