Family-Friendly Fun: Top Five Charter Yachts for Kids

Posted May 26, 2022 in Charter by Janine St.Denis

There’s no better way to spend time with your family than aboard a charter yacht. With the world at your little one’s fingertips, yacht charters open doors to sights unseen, daring adventures and a touch of education along the way. Whether you choose to take to the waves with a delightful afternoon using the water toys or relax in the on-deck pool, on-water enjoyment for children is always available. Since summer is just around the corner and vacation season is on the horizon, Northrop & Johnson presents our top five picks for kid-friendly charters.


Rear view of superyacht CHASING DAYLIGHT on the water

The 164′ (50m) Westport superyacht CHASING DAYLIGHT is an awe-inspiring luxury charter, perfect for your next family vacay. She spotlights a one-of-a-kind crew of 11 dedicated to the ultimate on-water experiences, from themed dinners to exceptional water sports instruction. Be they grandparent to grandchild or father to daughter, CHASING DAYLIGHT’s unique fishing equipment and experienced crewmembers allow any family duo to experience the juxtaposition of competition and relaxation through on-deck fishing. She features an impressive selection of toys for additional on-water entertainment, including three-person WaveRunners, a Jet Ski, Seabobs, kitesurfing, and more. With an elevator servicing all levels, CHASING DAYLIGHT ensures that her on-deck enjoyment is available to all. From relaxation to adventure, CHASING DAYLIGHT is the perfect choice for your next family-friendly yacht charter.

CHASING DAYLIGHT charters to The Bahamas in the summer and the Leeward Islands, Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, Windward Islands and The Bahamas in the winter. Her prices start at $205,000 per week, plus expenses.


Side profile of DA VINCI on the water

The 164′ (50m) Overmarine Mangusta superyacht DA VINCI is one of the hottest yachts on the market for kid-friendly yacht charters. Devoted to the most exciting client experiences, her young crew takes pride in their ability to organize phenomenal adventures for children. They’ve been known to carefully curate specialized treasure hunts and entertaining hands-on activities for all of the little ones aboard. In addition to the lively companions on-deck, DA VINCI showcases a 49′ (15m) foredeck with dining, a Jacuzzi and vast sunpads. With optional shading, the family can relax away from the sun after a delightful day at sea or come together for the perfect meal at sundown. She comes with a snorkeling gear package for adults and children, an inflatable donut, water skis and additional on-water amenities.

DA VINCI charters to Sicily, Rome & Italy, the Italian Riviera, Corsica and the French Riviera, Balearic Islands and Monaco in the summer. Her prices start at 225,000 per week, plus expenses.


Aerial of BALISTA on the water

The 153′ (46.7m) Cantieri Di Pisa superyacht BALISTA is celebrated for her need-for-speed and vigorous activities aboard, making her an excellent choice for your next charter focused on family fun. She features numerous places aboard for relaxation and movie nights and the joy of alfresco living. She has a vastly experienced crew with children of their own, making the perfect company for your family adventure. BALISTA is accompanied by a collection of water toys with towable inflatables, a giant inflatable waterslide, WaveRunners, water skis and more. She offers a modern palace to explore during the journey and an Intrepid tender to explore historical and educational destinations for the little ones. At night, the family can come together to count the stars in the warmth of the Jacuzzi or take to the VIP suite, which can be converted to accommodate multiple children.

BALISTA charters to Malta, Rome & Italy, the French Riviera, Croatia, Sicily, Montenegro, Corsica & Sardinia, Monaco, Venice & Eastern Italy and the Italian Riviera in the summer. In the winter, she travels to The Bahamas. Her prices start at 165,000 per week, plus expenses.


Side profile of superyacht MILESTONE on the water.

The 146′ (44.5m) Christensen superyacht MILESTONE is the most customized build of her generation, making her the ideal yacht to take your kids on for your next charter. She comes with a seemingly endless, unparalleled selection of tenders and toys that guarantee your on-water family bonding will never cease to impress. From a huge FreeStyle slide to Seabobs to a standup Jet Ski to jet surfs to a jet pack Fly board to kitesurfing to an inflatable dock and more, there are more tenders than you can imagine aboard this breathtaking luxury yacht. For the adults onboard, MILESTONE offers a Jacuzzi with a swim-up bar. Guests can take to the skylounge cinematic seating for rejuvenating nights or rainy days and cuddle up with warm blankets.

MILESTONE charters to New England and the Bahamas in the summer and the Windward Islands, US Virgin Islands, Leeward Islands, British Virgin Islands, and The Bahamas in the winter. Her prices start at $175,000 per week, plus expenses.


Side profile of LIONSHARE on the water.

The 130′ (39.62m) Heesen superyacht LIONSHARE embodies one of the most family-friendly layouts in the charter business. Vast and eco-conscious, LIONSHARE boasts everything that a party of family and friends could ask for, from scuba diving to on-deck massages to an outdoor cinema. With on-deck exercise equipment and a Jacuzzi, the adults are guaranteed to enjoy their stay just as much as their children. LIONSHARE features an excellent stateroom for a babysitter or nanny. She spotlights a flyboard, an inflatable platform, yacht golfing, fishing gear, snorkeling gear, and even two two-person Sea-Doos for the kids. With a dedicated crew, guests aboard this magnificent luxury yacht are guaranteed to enjoy the beauty of on-water adventure and on-deck relaxation.

LIONSHARE charters to the Windward Islands, Leeward Islands and The Bahamas in both seasons. She additionally travels to the US Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands in the winter. Her prices start at $130,000 per week, plus expenses.

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