Best Family Destinations for Mediterranean Yacht Charters

Mediterranean Yacht charters offer unique holiday options for families, promising great fun, and an incomparable sense of adventure. They provide the opportunity to relax with loved ones, far removed from the hassles and concerns of life on land.There is an endless array of yachting itineraries that cater for family yachting experiences, but when planning the perfect family yacht charter, not all destinations – or luxury yachts – are created equal. Just some of the secret ingredients to a successful family yacht charter include:


  • Plenty of watersports and snorkeling, using the latest equipment;
  • A family-friendly stateroom layout;
  • Onboard entertainment;
  • A dynamic and enthusiastic crew;
  • A varied itinerary with lots to see with short cruising distances.


We’ve chosen some of the most alluring luxury yacht charter destinations and two of the best family yachts available in the Mediterranean this summer.

Mediterranean Yacht Charters



Both parents and kids are guaranteed to find bliss in the Greek Islands. Here, charter guests can enjoy water sports galore in exceptional conditions, incredible beaches, amazing history, and literally thousands of islands to explore at your pleasure. The Ionian Islands are a great option for families, offering the spectacular Shipwreck Beach, Turtle Island, the incredible cave networks of Kefalonia, and the best windsurfing beach in the world on Lefkada.


You might even catch a glimpse of the rare Mediterranean monk seal while snorkeling! Spend your family yacht charter in the Ionian islands quad-biking through the forested mountains, exploring ancient temples and snorkeling through glimmering sea caves, before returning to your yacht to eat and relax together while on route to the next exciting destination.


One of the best family yachts available for charter in Greece this summer is M/Y CORNELIA, a 34.0m motor yacht that offers a great range of water toys.Her family-friendly charter layout has an inviting ‘home away from home’ atmosphere. M/Y CORNELIA is available for charter in the Eastern Mediterranean from EUR 49,000 per week.






The sapphire, sunlit seas and white-sanded beaches of Sardinia are a yachting paradise for all ages, with spectacular marine reserves for snorkeling, horse-riding trips along beaches, and walking paths into the mysterious mountains. Inland, ancient tombs and lava domes dot the landscape. In the tranquil islands off the coast, you’ll find turquoise lagoons surrounded by giant boulders, and you might see turtles and dolphins swimming alongside your yacht. Sardinia is only a short hop away from the incredible forts, beaches, and mountain hiking trails of pretty Corsica.

Aeolian Islands


While adults may be drawn to the sophisticated pleasures offered on the spectacular Amalfi Coast, the incredible volcanic Aeolian Islands off Sicily offer a truly amazing family experience. After all, who doesn’t want to see Stromboli volcano burning red against the night, its molten lava making its way slowly down to the sea? The diving and snorkeling opportunities around this archipelago are also outstanding, with amazing volcanic formations below the surface and lots of marine life in the nutrient-rich waters.


There are barely any cars on the Aeolian Islands, and with pretty fishing villages, deserted black-sanded beaches, and quiet mountain landscapes aplenty, the islands ensure a tremendous family yacht charter of wild beauty and freedom.


One of the best family charter yachts available in Italy is M/Y LA MASCARADE– a 30.0m Feadship with all the features of a much larger yacht, including an on-deck master stateroom and amazing stability at anchor. She benefits from a treasure trove of water toys and accessories, including a high-speed tender, sea scooters, and kitesurfing gear. Refitted in 2014, this beautiful superyacht is available for charter in the Western Mediterranean from EUR 55,000 per week.


A yachting holiday with is paradise on earth, with children spending happy days on the water toys, and parents relaxing on board with a book or taking the kids ashore to enjoy the beach and explore exotic places. 


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About Christa Thompson

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Christa Thompson is the Founder and Chief Editor of The Fairytale Traveler. She started traveling the world in 2003 when she attended a summer abroad study at the University of Cambridge in England. Since then, her wanderlust has been fierce. Her three passions in life are her son, traveling, and being creative. The Fairytale Traveler brand gives Christa the opportunity to do all of these things and to live intentionally every day. "It's never too late to believe in what you love and to pursue your dreams." -Christa Thompson

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