We chartered a 42’ sailboat out of Bellingham, WA during late June. We were contemplating buying a similar sized boat and wanted to see if our 4 kids could be on one without killing each other.
At first they kept bumping into each other, but soon everyone found their own space and could move smoothly without collisions. It was an awesome experience. It took my husband 3 days to really de-stress and we spent the last two days anchored at a state park that could only be accessed by boat. We did absolutely nothing but explore the island and tide pools.
The kids frequently say how much they loved that vacation. We then knew they would do well on a boat, enough so that we purchased one close to the same size and plan on keeping her in Bellingham. We look forward to more experiences like that one on that charter. 6 years ago