Tips for safe sailing with kids

Tips for safe sailing with kids

Tips for safe sailing with kids

Sailing is a must-try activity in Greece. However, if you are traveling with your family, follow these helpful tips for a safe and fun time with your kids.
One of the activities that every traveler to Greece should try is sailing. However, if you are traveling with children, it is necessary to take the necessary safety measures. Generally children get bored easily and need entertainment. Therefore, it is wise to bring plenty of things to keep your child busy.
Also, kids tend to be curious, so they might want to explore the boat. But in case they can become reckless, you need to implement some safety features so that your child can explore the yacht safely.
So here are our top tips for safe sailing with kids:

Rules of application

As in other situations, such as school or home, it is important to create rules. With this method, children can understand that there are some things they are allowed to do and others they cannot. Some rules for example are not to lean into the sea or sit while sailing.

Small vests

It doesn’t matter if your child can or can’t swim. The idea of having life jackets in their size on board is to be sure they are safe in an emergency. While on board, ask for a vest and the crew will make sure to provide it. It is also recommended that your children always wear a vest while on board.


Children’s skin is more sensitive than adults, so they tend to burn faster from the sun. When sailing, the hot temperature of Greece is unavoidable. So make sure you carry sunscreen with a high SPF and apply it to your children every now and then.


It is a good idea for a child to have a play area. And the best play area for a child on board is the indoor table or their room. There they will have enough space to color, play, watch cartoons and do whatever they like and want to do.

Fun games and activities

Since young children can have short attention spans, try to keep them entertained and interested in what’s going on around them. Explain to them the equipment on deck, talk to them as you sail, comment on other boats and the scenery around you and try to make the sailing trip as enjoyable as possible.