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Posted by Carol Kent, guest blogger of Carol Kent Yacht Charters

The sun is out. It’s finally warm. You’re in your office, counting the minutes until you and yours burst out of buildings and head to the water. It’s your summer family getaway time. The summer’s here and the time is right for yachting with your peeps.
When we say getaway on a yacht charter, you might say, “You mean a cruise?” No. We do not mean a cruise. Or a ferry ride to Martha’s Vineyard (which is lovely). Or kayaking around Cape Ann in Massachusetts (which is also lovely). We mean having a personalized family adventure on a beautiful boat where every day is a revelation.
Yacht charters make superb Summer family getaways for many reasons. Here are just 5:

1  Yacht charters as summer family getaways are the ultimate in customized private adventures.  Your boat is your floating hotel. You’re not tied to the schedule or destinations of a cruise ship. You can specify your food, drink, activities, itineraries, expeditions and experiences. Some yachts allow pets. Some yachts are even designed to accommodate people with mobility challenges.

2  Boredom is “not a thing” on yacht charters. People love telling stories of single-family, multi-family and multi-generational trips that have changed lives. Children thrive on learning about marine life, boats, geography, oceanography, board games and making s’mores on deck. Teens thrive on jet-skiing, water skiing, standup paddleboarding, hover boarding, snorkeling, scuba diving and handling a boat. Parents report even having conversations with their children about their epic adventures and new-found skills!

3  Connectivity counts. While you may be seeking less screen time for everyone and connection with family and friends, you may also have to work or do some online outreach. Many yachts have wifi so you can access the Internet while on board (and somehow magically only your devices work.)

4  Expenses are shareable. Two or more families often make these nautical Summer getaways happen by sharing a yacht charter and splitting the costs.Traveling with friends and family is almost always better than traveling with strangers.

5  Family-friendly boats can be very affordable. Families can experience a week-long yacht charter for as little as $10,000 per week plus expenses.  Try it for a long weekend to cut the cost but have the experience. In fact, many yachts offer special pricing for families of young children, destinations and services which you can peruse on our Yacht Charter page.

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