Courtesy of Denison Yachting, By Marina Nazario – Planning a vacation for two is tedious, let alone planning an entire week away with children, teenagers, brothers, sisters, in-laws, and grandparents in tow. Before you get ahead of yourself with booking transportation, accommodation, activities, and logistics, picture this: You’re on a 150-foot yacht anchored in the teal blue waters of the Bahamas. Someone just handed you a cocktail while you’re on a sun lounger. The kids are splashing around in the water. And you feel a foreign emotion… is this what they call relaxation? Yes. Welcome.
Denison offers luxury yacht charters throughout the Caribbean, Florida, New England, Mediterranean, and more. It’s an excellent opportunity to enjoy a well-rounded, fun, and comfortable vacation with a big group of various ages. We already know the best family-friendly yachting destinations, so we rounded up 8 family-friendly yacht charters that can take you there.
CHASING DAYLIGHT was made to host big families. This 164-foot luxury yacht charter cruises the west coast of the U.S. and the Caribbean. She can accommodate 12 guests and 11 crew. Ask the crew to assist with the water toys including kayaks, jet skis, paddleboards, water skis, wakeboards, inflatables, and more. You could set up a fishing excursion on the 35’ Everglades tender and ask the chef to prepare the catch of the day.
If you have a big family, then EXCELLENCE is the best yacht charter for you. She can accommodate 12 guests in 6 staterooms, including a palatial on-deck master forward on the main deck. Her semi-displacement hull provides a top speed of 18 knots and complete comfort, both underway and at anchor, thanks to zero-speed stabilizers.
She’s a great yacht for enjoying the elements with alfresco dining on every deck, a jacuzzi for eight on the flybridge, spacious entertaining spaces, and updated toys including a brand new 38′ tender. For an even more impressive upgrade, EXCELLENCE offers a 92′ Viking Sportfish that can be added to your family yacht charter experience.
ODIN is the god of war, wisdom, death, poetry, magic — wait, wrong ODIN. We’re talking about the 126-foot Trinity that’s available for charter with Denison. It’s an ideal yacht for a family vacation because it offers spacious accommodations for 8 guests while featuring plenty of water toys and games for all ages.
Thanks to a refit in 2020, ODIN has a new swim platform and beach club with two Yamaha wave runners, four paddleboards, and a variety of inflatables and towables (including a 6 person banana tube that the kids and dad will love). Arrange a beach excursion with the crew, as she offers the full range of beach games, umbrellas, and chairs for fun in the sun.
An enjoyable yacht charter is made possible by an excellent crew, exciting itinerary, and comfort on board. SWEET EMOCEAN offers all of that… and then some. This 116-foot Azimut superyacht turns heads thanks to an extensive interior and exterior refit. Amenities such as a jacuzzi, wet bar, gym, toys, tender, and spacious accommodations are sure to make your family feel comfortable and relaxed.
No need to fight when it comes to choosing a room — each stateroom is private and comfortable. Two of the staterooms are twins that can convert into queens, making her the perfect boat for a family yacht charter. SWEET EMOCEAN comes with everything you need to enjoy the water. We’re talkin’ brand new Sea Bobs, snorkel gear, fishing gear, paddleboards, tender, jet skis, inflatable rafts, and more. Boredom? Who is she.
IL CAPO was built to entertain after undergoing a major interior refit in 2017. She features the latest water toys and games, including jet skis, a 29’ Donzi, fishing gear, and a floating island. IL CAPO can accommodate up to 8 guests in 4 staterooms, including a king master suite, a queen stateroom, a twin stateroom, and a large, private VIP queen stateroom forward of the family country kitchen.
And while the kids are sleeping, the adults can slip into the flybridge Jacuzzi for quiet time. IL CAPO can accommodate 4 crew onboard to ensure a relaxed yachting experience, even with the kiddos present.
BELLA VITA was designed to maximize fun. With a spacious trampoline, a diving board, and a unique crow’s nest that lifts guests to the top of her mast, she’s one of the best family-friendly yacht charters with Denison. BELLA VITA offers guest accommodations in 4 chic staterooms, with a master suite, a double cabin, and two double/twin convertible cabins.
A lower deck twin cabin is also available for family charters with a private head and use of the day head/shower (suitable for children only). Her expansive swim platform provides easy access to the water so everyone can safely jump in for snorkel, dive, sailing, or paddleboard excursions.
Kefi means “fun” in Greek, so you know this luxury yacht charter is going to offer an unforgettable holiday. KEFI is available for charter year-round. During the summer months, she operates in New England, including stops in Block Island, Nantucket, Newport, and Martha’s Vineyard. During the winter months, KEFI travels around Florida and the Bahamas, with opportunities to snorkel in the Keys, jetski in Biscayne Bay, or visit Exumas.
KEFI can sleep up to 8 guests in 4 well-appointed cabins. Accommodation includes a master suite, one VIP stateroom, and two convertible twin cabins. This versatile layout makes it the perfect boat for a family vacation. She comes with plenty of onboard benefits to make your yacht charter a comfortable and entertaining experience. Take full advantage of her toys and tender, including a 28′ Sea Hunt, 4 Seabobs, 2 wave runners, paddleboards, inflatable docks, floating island, snorkel gear, and fishing equipment. As the kids are occupied with the toys, find peace on the flybridge, which is the best spot to relax in the sun or shade.
We can name 5 reasons to charter BUNDALONG — professional DJ set up, creative menu, water toys, fun crew, and a Hamptons style interior. Catamarans are great yacht charters for families because they offer smooth sailing, open-air entertainment areas, and comfortable accommodation throughout the boat. BUNDALONG maximizes its storage capacity and is capable of holding 20 plus toys including a efoil Lyft board, fishing gear, snorkel gear, water skis, paddleboards, an 8 person giant paddleboard (which doubles as a floating water platform), and Seabobs.
This yacht charter can host up to 10 guests in 5 deluxe ensuite cabins, including 2 VIP cabins, 2 doubles, and 1 twin/convertible cabin. All rooms have large in-hull windows to bring in natural light and a bright atmosphere.
Family vacations are tricky to plan because you need to think about activities, comfort, and making everyone happy. It’s exhausting. When you charter a yacht with Denison, you can expect an exciting itinerary, personalized menu, comfortable accommodations, and plenty of fun in the sun. All while the crew goes above and beyond to make sure you’re having a relaxing vacation with friends and family. Kick your feet back and enjoy the ocean views — contact a Denison charter broker to book your next getaway.