Top Reasons Sail with the Family in Costa Rica on Star Clippers. Kids sail free on select 2023 and 2024 departures
Anyone who’s planned a family vacation knows the challenge of finding options that appeal to everyone. Enter Star Clippers, the authentic tall ship company that welcomes families to experience the thrill of sailing together on onboard their fleet of modern clipper ships.
When paired with a family-friend destination like Costa Rica—one that offers plenty of opportunities to explore nature and embrace adventure together—a Star Clippers journey turns a vacation into an ideal family getaway.
From the thrill of sailing on a tall ship to the incredible nature to be found in this small country, there are plenty of reasons families love Star Clippers’ sailings in Costa Rica, including:
Star Clippers calls on small ports, giving guests more time to explore the exceptional natural offerings in Costa Rica. Animal lovers will want to visit the magnificent Manuel Antonio National Park where trails lead from white-sand beaches into the rainforest, and where three-toed sloths hang from cecropia trees, troops of squirrel monkeys call to one another, and nearly 450 species of bird flit between the treetops and fill the air with their songs. For those looking for an adrenaline rush, zipline canopy tours send guests flying through the lush rainforest high in the canopy.
Spectacular coral reefs and more than 800 miles of coastline make Costa Rica a paradise for snorkelers. Star Clippers’ water sports program allows guests to borrow snorkeling equipment for the duration of the sailing, which they can use to their hearts content. When Star Clippers calls on Isla Tortuga, guests can spend the day on the sandy beach surrounded by tall coconut trees, or dive beneath the waves to spot angelfish, porcupine fish, spotted eagle rays and many more tropical beauties that call these waters home.
Living Like a Sailor
Kids and adults alike can experience life on a working sailing ship through a variety of fun and educational nautical programming including helping the crew raise the sails. During each sailing, the crew offer classes in traditional knot tying and navigation during the day, and when night falls guests gather on the top deck to learn how to navigate with the help of the stars. Guests after bragging rights can climb nearly 100 feet above the deck to get an incredible view from crow’s nest. And guests who want to relax in Star Clippers style can spend the day in the bowsprit netting—a hammock-like area stretching forward of the bow suspending guests over the ocean—for one of the most unique and ways to experience sailing.
Kids Sail Free
Star Clippers knows that taking the whole family on vacation can get expensive, which is why children under the age of 18 can now sail free with Star Clippers on select sailings. To help families create a truly multi-generational trip, grandparents can also enjoy 10% off the cost of their sailing. Offer includes several Costa Rican itineraries in 2023 and 2024 and is valid on new bookings made by March 31, 2023. Offer is valid for residents of North, Central and South America only.