Cruising with Children

Cruising with Children

Families that play together stay together. So make your reservation now for a family holiday where your children can polish their French, study anthropology, explore the stars, and recover from their exams and term papers. Nicholson Yacht Charters are a great way for families to exchange ideas, share adventures and bond together, all while being served by a caring and attentive crew.

Nora learns the art of helming

Captain Richard teaches Nora the fine art of helming the 54′ Sovereign sloop SCORPIO

Children help with the sailing

Mates lending a hand aboard Catamaran “Forty Two”

Children photograph wildlife in the Virgin Islands

Charter guests from Denver, Colorado with BVI wild life! The Tree Boa was found on the path at the Baths; the Hawk was found on Peter Island, and the fish were found, while snorkeling the Caves at Norman Island. Photo Courtesy of the 45′ catamaran Cool Runnings.

Charter crew submit a collage of photos about a family cruising the Virgin Islands

Bambi and Geoff on catamaran COOL RUNNINGS provided us with this collage of their most recent guests, who said:
“What an extraordinary holiday! Gorgeous weather, scenery, sailing, company and of course food! Everything surpassed our expectations. Thank you for all the little touches like good books, choc’s in the cabins, it all went towards making the trip memorable for our family. We are officially “hooked” to continue exploring sailing vacations.”

Children give their yacht charter a 10!

From guests aboard catamaran NUTMEG with Paul & Ginette this week: “On a scale of 1 to 10, it’s a 100 – according to one of my three children. I could not agree more. Will obviously fill you in more when I return. Suffice it to say, two thumbs up so far.”

Hazel proves she has the style to write a great charter review

New guests’ comments for Geoff and Bambi on catamaran COOL RUNNINGS, but the best is from 6 year old Hazel:
Dear BaMbI and GeoFf, thank You for lettiNg us stay wiTh you. my faVrot pAart was Going to the BeChes. thank yoU SO Mach ! Hazel K (6 years old)

Julia takes over the driving duties all week

Young Julia took over the driving responsibilities over the Christmas Charter – 47′ Catamaran Caribbean Dream

Yacht charter chef Dawn Mottram of Sailing Yacht Braveheart cooks up Green Eggs and Ham for St. Patricks Day

St Patricks Day creation, ‘Green Eggs and Ham Benedict’ — photo courtesy of Dawn Mottram, S/Y Braveheart at Great Camanoe, British Virgin Islands

Hayden tries fishing over the side

Hayden hooked the big one over New Years. Unfortunately, it turned out to be a towel – Photo courtesy of the Catamaran Caribbean Dream

Scuba divers complete their scuba certification aboard Caribbean Dream with her captain who is a dive instructor

Group photo on the final certification dive. Congratulations to our 4 newest certified divers – S/Y Caribbean Dream BVI

Austin wears crazy sunglasses as he gets ready for Margarita night

Austin gets himself in the spirit for Margarita night with some crazy sunglasses – at Cooper Island, BVI aboard the 57′ Catamaran S/Y Braveheart

Children hang on the line at Peter Island, BVI

Kids hanging on the line in Little Harbour, Peter Island, BVI. The water is 81 degrees and cleaner and clearer than any pool! Stunning! Photo courtesy of the 62′ Catamaran Catsy

Guests play Blackjack during a rainy afternoon aboard Catsy

Rainy day in the BVI’s, still having fun on Catsy. Blackjack!

Catsy offers wakeboarding to guests

Last day of charter for the season on Catsy. Little Harbour wake boarding is the perfect finish!!!

Children jump together over the side of Soon Come, a catamaran in the Virgin Islands

Children having a ball jumping off the stern of Soon Come, a 62′ Catamaran

Families enjoy sailing a dinghy aboard charter yacht Milagro

Ready to sail? This little sailing dink is tender to Sailing Catamaran ‘Milagro’.

Children enjoy a memorable birthday cake aboard Akasha in the British Virgin Islands

Chef Carly aboard the 76′ catamaran AKASHA sent us this “egg-free” chocolate cake, which she prepared for recent charterers where the birthday celebrant had a severe egg allergy!

Children dress up as pirates in the Virgin Islands

Pirates board MARMOT for a week of Buccaneer Bounty!

Children snorkel the Virgin Islands

A family snorkeling the crystal clear waters of the Virgin Islands, where there is abundant marine life, shipwrecks, “buried treasure”, and many sea turtles, which are making a strong comeback from near extinction.

Children watch Space Station Passes using Storm Petrel's GPS

Watch Space Station Passes travel overhead at night. Using the yacht’s charts, plug your longitude and latitude coordinates into the International Space Station Observation website, and it will tell you when and where the space station will pass over your location. “At 7:15 pm tonight, the space station will pass from NW to SE.” Now go out and see it. It took a 6 minute pass over the Virgin Islands two nights ago. Children love it! Idea courtesy of the 48′ S/Y Storm Petrel.

Children learn to free dive during their yachting holiday in the BVI

A really fun watersport is free-diving. You put on mask, snorkel and fins, and while one person drives the dinghy, the other person snorkels and swims along the surface of the water until he finds a conch, at which time he dives down 15 feet, holding his breath, and picks it up and puts it into the dinghy. Anybody watching Survivor tonight? Photo courtesy of the 48′ S/Y Storm Petrel

Nicholson Yacht Charters offers Family Specials

Mermaids live in the sea! Many yachts offer Family Specials. Ask us about Family Specials and Save!

Super yachts are family friendly

The stylish and comfortable 157′ S/Y TIARA is full of entertainment for children and adults alike. Here the sun deck is set up with a Bedouin tent for watching outdoor movies.

Charter yachts carry Playstations aboard for children's use

What film does this remind you of? Most yachts carry televisions and playstations and offer movies to guests.

Beach party aboard a Nicholson charter yacht

Most yachts enjoy throwing beach parties, complete with umbrellas, volleyball, a roast smoldering in coals in the sand, and all the bells and whistles. Many yachts also carry footballs, sand buckets, frisbee, and games to play on the beach.

Crew teach children how to hunt for treasure buried ashore using the yacht's GPS

Have you ever tried Geocaching while on vacation? Geocaching is a treasure hunting game where you use a GPS to hide and seek containers with other participants in the activity. Guests aboard the 72′ ketch THREE MOONS were totally into it, and so are the crew!

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