We’re proud to announce the opening of Sail Training Southwest, our new RYA Sail Training School!

Bowman Yacht Chaters

Sailing holidays with children

One of the most common questions we get asked is whether our sailing trips are suitable for children. Our answer is always a firm yes, but there are of course some important things to consider before you set sail.

Our approach

When it comes to our charters, we always want to ensure that everyone has a great time, and that they remain safe and comfortable. That’s why we supply safety equipment such as buoyancy aids if you don’t have your own, and we’ll always give you a clear safety talk upfront.

As we offer both bareboat and skippered charters, we can give families and groups the option to choose the sailing experience that is right for them. If your children are inexperienced with sailing, you may prefer a skippered charter.

WIth a skippered charter, one of our team is onboard the whole time, taking care of everything from the sailing and refreshments, to navigation and dropping anchor. You and your children can just sit back and enjoy every moment, or get more involved if you prefer.

Considerations for your family

Take some time to think about how your child or the children in your family or group will respond to being onboard a boat for several hours, or even a few days if you’re doing an overnight trip.

Younger children will benefit from having more adults in the party, so everyone can relax and enjoy the charter as there are enough people to entertain, engage and watch out for the littlest guests.

When it comes to older children, with guidance and support, it’s great to see them grow in confidence as they take on different challenges. For some, this is simply setting sail in the first place, whereas others are ready to help with steering, navigation and other roles.


A yacht charter can be a thrilling, magical experience for children of all ages, and our team are happy to answer any questions you may have, so your whole family enjoys their time on the water.

Scroll to Top