A sail onboard The Liberté is a great way to enjoy the summer weather, incredible views, and quality time with the whole family. In fact, family members of all ages can enjoy a day of sailing- even the little ones! If you’re looking to host or attend an event aboard The Liberté but are unsure how your kids will feel or behave on their first boat ride, it makes sense that you might be cautious about bringing the kids onboard. However, a day of sailing is a great new experience for kids, and there are plenty of things you can do to make sure they’re safe and comfortable on board. Read on for six tips for sailing with kids onboard The Liberté.
1. Talk to Your Kids
It’s a good idea to talk to your kids before a day of sailing about what’s in store, especially if it is their first boat ride. Explain that good behavior is important to their safety onboard, and be sure to teach them about safety procedures and staying closeby.
2. Choose a Family-Friendly Boat
It’s always a good idea to charter with a boat or company that welcomes the whole family. Luckily, there’s something for everyone aboard The Liberté! Featuring children’s pricing and engaging tour itineraries, The Liberté is a great choice for sailing with kids.
3. Life Jackets
Make sure your kids know how important it is that they use safety equipment when onboard a boat. Check their life jacket to make sure it is comfortable, and make sure they don’t remove it during the trip. Many kids will be more comfortable wearing their life jacket if their parent wears one as well.
4. Get Their Input
What are your kids excited to see aboard a sailboat? Get their input on your itinerary so that they feel more comfortable (and excited) getting on board the day of sailing.
5. Teachable Moments
Use moments on board to teach your children about safety equipment and procedures. This will help get kids interested and engaged with sailing while emphasizing safety.
6. Make Them Feel Included
When your child feels included in the plans of the day, they’re less likely to wander off, get bored, or misbehave. Make a game out of your day at sea by spotting buoys and teaching your child what they mean, cloud spotting, and even teaching them about historical landmarks around your route.
Plan Your Perfect Day of Sailing Aboard The Liberté Today!
The Liberté provides private charters in Cape Cod and Annapolis as well as public sailings in Cape Cod. Celebrating aboard the magnificent Liberté is a great way to create cherished memories that are sure to last a lifetime. If you want to charter The Liberté for your next corporate event or wedding reception, contact The Liberté today! Call us today and we will be sure to respond within 24 hours. Be sure to also check us out on Facebook, and Twitter.