In this modern and busy world, quality time spent with family is enduringly precious and what better way to bring the family together in a special and unforgettable environment than with a charter on board the family-friendly superyacht of your choice? With so many superyachts now designed with families in mind, children of all ages can make themselves at home on a superyacht charter and even the youngest members of the family can enjoy life on the water. Here are some of the top five reasons to enjoy a family charter with IYC.
On board a superyacht there is an abundance of activities to keep kids (and grown up kids!) of all ages entertained. Choosing a yacht with a family-friendly crew will make sure the youngest guests are in good hands, with the crew offering plenty of creative ideas and activities to keep children busy. A themed treasure hunt around the yacht, one-on-one sailing lessons, cooking experiences with the yacht’s private chef or snorkeling to find a real life Nemo are just some of the countless activities on offer. It is even possible to arrange for a qualified nanny to be on board during your charter to ensure complete peace of mind and a chance for parents to relax.
Celebrate a Special Occasion
Time on board a superyacht can be the perfect chance to celebrate a special occasion like a birthday or a school milestone. Your crew can create a memorable birthday meal, decorating and theming the yacht to suit the person of honor, no matter what their age. Whether a Great Gatsby themed dinner for teens, or a safari party world for younger kids, your creative crew can create a truly special and immersive environment for any kind of celebration. Kids can even get involved in working with the chef to create their own bespoke party menu or dream up a cake. Most of all, time with family to share a special day will ensure priceless memories that last forever. The award-winning crew and chef of 195’9’’/59.66m M/Y Andiamo are particularly passionate about creating meals and events to suit special occasions.
Exploring New Places
Children learn and engage by seeing, sensing and exploring and a superyacht charter helps bring the world to life for them by letting them discover incredible new destinations around the world. IYC has charter yachts based in a wide range of incredible locations, including the Caribbean, Mediterranean, New England and the Asia Pacific. Take little pirates to hunt for treasure on real life desert islands, snap photos with the smile-worthy sight of the swimming pigs of Big Major Cay, or let kids experience the smells and bustle of a busy local market and pick out their own special souvenir.
Many superyachts have tailored child-friendly spaces for kids to call their own. The iconic 288’9’’ (88m) M/Y Maltese Falcon has a dedicated games room for kids to retreat to and can even transform one of its sails into a huge outdoor movie screen for the ultimate movie night! Beautiful 120’ (36.7m) M/Y Finish Line has a versatile accommodation set up with a stateroom that easily converts to a play room or den for kids. Or why not consider 111’7’’ (34m) M/Y Ithaki, known for its safe and child-friendly environment with amenities including a large sun deck to run around on and play games?
Water, water, water
Exploring the water is often a major part of any family yacht charter so water loving families should make sure to pick a yacht packed with an exciting inventory of water toys and equipment. 163’9’’ (49.9m) M/Y Ouranos’ impressive line-up includes two thrilling JetSurf motorized surfboards, two flyboard Hoverboards for soaring above the water, a ‘Blob’ water launch pad, water slide and even a private submarine for two. Hands on yacht crew can help teach younger guests the ropes of a water activity so they leave with a new skill – the crew of 131’ (39.93m) S/Y Aristarchos includes a qualified sailing instructor and many of IYC’s charter yachts are registered water sports training bases. Dive off swimming platforms, relax in inviting beach clubs, and make the most of warm waters for fun that is guaranteed to put smiles on faces.
Talk to the IYC charter team today to craft a charter that is perfect for your family and their interests and passions. Relax in a safe and engaging environment and enjoy family fun for all.
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