Caribbean Cruising - fun for the whole family!
The Caribbean is a sailor’s dream, with its steady breezes, beautiful islands, and fascinating history. Sailing as a family only makes the experience richer. But how do you keep kids occupied on and off the boat? How can you keep them tuned in to their unique surroundings? This book answers those questions and more. It’s intended as a resource for sailing families of all types, whether you're kicking back during a week-long charter, setting sail on the adventure of a lifetime, or hosting the grandkids on your liveaboard during their school vacation.
Covering topics from entertainment to education and safety to social skills, this book contains a wealth of information for first-time sailors and old hands alike. One special section covers the top family sailing destinations and activities in the British Virgin Islands, while another addresses highlights of the Eastern Caribbean. Sailors who set their sights on other cruising grounds will find that the principles of engaging and educating sailing children described in this book can be applied anywhere in the world.
Cruising the Caribbean with Kids includes sections covering...
- Activities for underway
- Activities at anchor
- Keeping cruising kids tuned in to the Caribbean
- Ten top spots for kids in the Eastern Caribbean
- Family Fun in the British Virgin Islands
- Tips for home schooling sailors
- Top field trips in the Caribbean...and much more!
With this book, you won't just keep your kids busy - you'll keep them tuned in to sailing and to the cultures, landscapes, and history of the Caribbean. The adventure of a lifetime, for a lifetime, awaits!
Table of Contents
Part I. FUN 1
1 - The Benefits of Extended Travel as a Family
2 - Activities for Underway
3 - Activities at Anchor
4 -Keeping Cruising Kids Tuned in to the Caribbean
Part II. LOCATIONS
5 - Top Ten Spots for Kids in the Eastern Caribbeann
6 - Family Fun in the British Virgin Islands
Part III. EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES
7 - Six Tips for Home Schooling Sailors
8 - Top Field Trips in the Caribbean
9 - PhotoEssays
10 - What About Social Skills?
11 - The Voyages of Christopher Columbus