KIDS AHOY! Sailing with Kids // Liveaboard Families Part I (Ep 83)

What’s it REALLY like to live on a sailboat?! As we make landfall after a month-long passage, we bring you along to explore the Marquesas Islands and the Tuamotus. After typical boatwork and tropical island playtime, we sit down and chat with the first of several a fellow sailing families about what it’s like for them to be sailing with kids.
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Tupelo Train by Chris Haugen
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  • Society is blinding you to the danger of sharks. Ask some Florida swimmers and surfers. Ask the pilots from world war 2 about the shark attacks of crews downed in the sea. Ask the survivors of sunk fishing boats in Australia about how they felt as their crew mates were taken by sharks. Don't continue this false narrative.

    grancito2grancito24 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • grancito2 Vagabonde was stupid. He should have dropped the fish to the shark. Everyone knows this. It’s only when you’re in water with a catch, bait that you might get attacked. The kids are just swimming!! And many of the sharks are just reef sharks who will not bother you UNLESS you have their food.

      C HunterC Hunterหลายเดือนก่อน
    • John Y Yaussi Exactly!!! I mentioned in my comment that commercial divers (abalones) and spear-fishermen are at risk IF they carry a catch..

      C HunterC Hunterหลายเดือนก่อน
    • grancito2 You would never live in Australia lmao! Many dangerous and highly venomous animals on land... you could never cope with that lifestyle. But we have to. You get used to shaking your boots, shoes before putting them on, you also scan each room without knowing it, an verandas under the car (out in the country) where big brown snakes likes to hide.. Again, what’s your problem with sharks??

      C HunterC Hunterหลายเดือนก่อน
    • grancito2 Your response to some comments sounds like you’re mentally unstable. Full of hate.

      C HunterC Hunterหลายเดือนก่อน
    • grancito2 Only the ones exposing themselves to potential shark attacks are Nr1 commercial divers for Abalone, spearfishing (when having caught a fish and is on the way up to the boat), swimming where there are seals around, some surfing areas yes, you run the risk of a shark attack. But swimming during day time like these people do with no fishing lines out, no swimming with bait is NO problem. Always avoid murky water, never ever swim at dusk and dawn and during night time. I don’t think you have much experience on the water, cruising life, marine life at all to be honest. But if you do, please specify what you have done and for how long to make these false claims.

      C HunterC Hunterหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Bravo. you have a lovely family, what an adventure.

    nick sullivannick sullivan10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • When do we finally get the „Zocco, the sailing cat“ special episode? Besides, take Zocco on the crew list on your homepage. I’m shure he’s aware that he’s not mentioned 😉

    HolyfoxHolyfox11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • One of the best narratives to date. Hearing the perspective from Ana and Jack very honest.

    Jay FowlerJay Fowlerหลายเดือนก่อน
  • My dads number one goal was to knock/ flip etc us off the biscuit or tubes.

    Brendon LubbersBrendon Lubbersหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Is anyone familiar with a single child family situation? It seems it might be pretty isolating for an only child...any thoughts appreciated. ❤️ your video’s...our son is 10 years old.

    Jacqueline PlonkeyJacqueline Plonkeyหลายเดือนก่อน
    • Yes. I have learned quite a bit from your videos. I never realized that family groups sometime travel together, great ideas. Thanks for all your great information.

      Jacqueline PlonkeyJacqueline Plonkeyหลายเดือนก่อน
    • We have been sailing for the last two years with Wiz, they have one child, a 14 yo boy. There’s always someone to play with (or schoolwork to do ;-)

      Sailing ZataraSailing Zataraหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Great to hear interviews from fellow cruisers and children. I agree with everything you and they said.

    C HunterC Hunterหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Her holding the cat like a baby is soooo cute

    rockintheraerockintherae2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Sounds nice, I'll pass on the Kids...But I'll go with the sailing though...

    Sydney AustinSydney Austin2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • What are your favorite charts

    Wayne CarlsonWayne Carlson3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Should have all manuals,diagnostics, and blowups

    Wayne CarlsonWayne Carlson3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Love when you guys talk with other families

    eats pink tacos tcoseats pink tacos tcos3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Thank you for sharing your journey along the way. How did you come up with the name Zatara? Teresa

    Teresa KentTeresa Kent3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • I truly hope u dont get alot of people hating on you for homeschooling your kids on a boat while traveling around the world i respect u and agree with u and the way u look at the situation what an adventure your kids are having its the best education they could ever receive they will remember this part of ther lives for ever thank u so much for sharing your lives its pleasure to watch your vlogs thank u

    Donnie PorterDonnie Porter3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • she said “my best friend are my family” thats so awesome 👏

    caleb kaleikinicaleb kaleikini3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Someone mentioned you on Morgan Gallagher so i thought I’d take a look, pleased to be on board with you guys too, I recommend Morgans channel to anyone out there 💖

    Mick C !Mick C !3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Nice Magic the Gathering collection

    TheMKTheMK3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Just come arcoss your page .. love watching them keep up good work Xs t wait to watch more

    Sharna FormanSharna Forman3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • I find it concerning that the family at the end took a selfish decision to take their children out of the school system without them finishing government education first as this will be very important in their development in early adulthood and for future employment, as most employers seek the very minimum state education completion, unless the parents can fund their children's future which I doubt I can only see them starting there life at a disadvantage obtaining a min wage job and a bleak future, so sad to see parents think of themselves first and it seems in today's world to be accepted. This is my opinion and not a personal attack I am just concerned the children may suffer.

    Baker FieldBaker Field3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Listening to that 16 yr old talk about her family are her best friends was so awesome to hear her say that.

    Wayne DWayne D3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • I love what you are doing yes there is danger but You are teaching your kids how to live life ..You are teaching them responsability ..All of you have grown as a family .Love your channel Keep up the great video's

    Jason EckensteinJason Eckenstein3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Great family

    Tony JonesTony Jones3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Very INTERESTING, Question.... You sold everything and bought this boat.. How are you earning money job wise ? what do you do for a living that you can just go and spend spend spend spend............

    C ClemC Clem3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • This scenario would make a great teenage romance story lol

    Mojito DuritoMojito Durito3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • I just don’t know where the funding is coming from for all these families who get to experience this lifestyle...... like for real some one please explain.

    Christine StaggChristine Stagg3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • 😁💙💙💙💗💗💗❤❤❤😎😁😀

    SHELL SEASHELL SEA3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Beautiful, breathtaking water! That fall on the tube though....ouch! Our kids would have loved that! We are excited to venture out with our live aboard yacht to the Bahamas for the first time in a few months! Thanks for being inspiring!

    Uhrmacher FamilyUhrmacher Family3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • I literally dieded when he pulled entire big box of M:tG. By the God and holy trinity, put some sleeves on these cards!

    KeeperOfTheFateKeeperOfTheFate3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • I really enjoy watching your videos and the adventure. Thumbs up!

    alamhaliaalamhalia3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Love u guys god bless

    Romnick LumanogRomnick Lumanog4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • what about dating though and if they want to experience that and live on land what do you do, would you just force them to live your dream? I wouldve done anything for this as a kid and a teen but missing homecoming and prom and football games wouldve just been really hard to miss out on

    J MacJ Mac4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • @6:47 "do stuff". Sure she's becoming a young woman and then "stuff" happens. Must be frustrating. Myself I would let my late teen kids go and have their privacy. It's human nature.

    Stiff WoodStiff Wood4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Living at sea is a good way to keep your children virgins as long as you can lol

    MrNekro1MrNekro14 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • I just watched your day in a life vid and I love this channel. You earn a subscriber.

    VumqPlaysMCVumqPlaysMC4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • y'all gotta tuck from that height if you're trying to get two rotations - you guys need a deck hand? i'll do night watch all night every night if you let me sleep a little in the morning. i'll keep to myself. i'm a cool guy. i can tutor too!

    noo dlesnoo dles4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Thanks for your video. I always look with a smile on my face)) a very pleasant family. really love your videos. I hope they never run out. Your children are very lucky to have such parents, and parents are lucky to have such friendly children. I envy white envy)) I hope someday I can arrange such a switch for my children. All the best to your family!

    Ринат НРинат Н4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Keith doing the back flip was awesome!!! Love you guys!!!

    joejunior1974joejunior19744 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • This episode was so informative..... thanks to both families

    Dexter PooleDexter Poole4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • We call that little maneuver the “Death S” and Keith executed it quite well. Sorry Anna. ;-). Great episode guys.

    T.J. MillsT.J. Mills4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Really enjoyed this episode and the new family format... thanks again xx

    superloosesuperloose4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Be careful with those tubing injuries... my friend got a really bad concussion from flying off once and couldn't do anything but lay on the couch for 3 whole months. She wasn't even allowed to read so she couldn't do school work

    Alissa LynAlissa Lyn4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Love the Magic Decks Jack!!

    Steve LowerySteve Lowery4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Renee, you have a great voice, ma'am.

    razorsharpbtrazorsharpbt4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • I would like to know how you take care of your childrens dental care

    Patrick JonesPatrick Jones4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Why is no one talking about Keith doing a backflip!? WTF!?!?!?

    Noah Y.PNoah Y.P4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Pacific seems to be like paradise👍

    otto Dragonotto Dragon4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • those australian kids dont look happy

    Luciano AugustoLuciano Augusto4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • You guys are so amazing. I love watching these videos.

    Gwen GrossoGwen Grosso4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • How do you guys make money while being on the boat for such extended periods of time

    Ian HallIan Hall4 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • Their boat is priced at over half a million dollars. That should give you a hint that money isn't an obstacle for them.

      jamman55jamman554 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • I feel like you don't ever show the younger children

    David ritterDavid ritter4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Hey Zatara crew, I know you're not doing any Q&A's for a while, but I have a nagging question I'm begging to ask. I'm 15, born and raised in the States. I've always had a love for the ocean and was planning on joining the navy. However, I recently found out I am ineligible to join because of a dietary restriction (although correctable with medicine). I have just discovered the world of full time cruising and fell in love. I want to talk to my parents about any possibilities, but unfortunately neither of them are your outdoorsmen. Quite introverted. Can y'all give me any advice?

    Sean BuckleySean Buckley4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • If you are trying to figure out which way to sail Suez or Cape Horn this video might help.

    twrayl2002twrayl20024 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • can i ask why you dont have a dog

    Nickolas ParrishNickolas Parrish4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Really enjoyed watching your yourney.making memories your children will pass on to their children and inspire them to live their lives like you have . Good luck guys from the uk

    Steve GeeSteve Gee4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • omg youtube recommendations has gotten me binge watching these sailing videos/channels... makes me wonder what im doing here on the alps... i gotta go back home, and buy me a boat :D

    TheWitnessTheWitness4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • The longest journey i ever went on was across the USA and back from Los Angeles to New York! Now i can say that i sailed around the world with your wonderful family! Thank You! 👍

    Mountain ManMountain Man4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • I LOVE the "my family members are my best friends" mentality. We are 100% there as well. 💖

    We Adventure With DisneyWe Adventure With Disney4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • I always love when you talk about your WHY, and about education. Always brings out the good commenters. 💖 Here's to global kids who can adapt, work hard, act responsibly, form friendships with those who are vastly different from themselves... kids who face scary situations, take on new adventures, and who are best friends with their families! 💖💖💖💖💖💖💖

    We Adventure With DisneyWe Adventure With Disney4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Every time I watch one of your videos and see all the amazing things you and your kids do it’s makes me wish I lived on a boat too! Looks so much better than ordinary land living! Unfortunately I’m only 16 and therefore cannot make this a reality at the moment, and I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to! Seems expensive :(( I’ll keep dreaming though!

    Eloise AtkinsEloise Atkins4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Thanks, Renee, for showing us Nikau's channel. We're binging it now. So fun to see Kate, Finn, and Jack suddenly pop up. Our favorite sailing channel doing so well. 100,000 subscribers and 10,000,000 views on the same day. Outstanding!!

    James WinterJames Winter4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Nice to see Jack going through the Magic cards.

    rbenning242rbenning2424 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Awesome family I found your videos and have been binge watching everyday I'm working now to save and do the same thing really inspiring

    Kevin WhetzelKevin Whetzel4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • how do u guys have money ???

    EagleEagle4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Your family is living the dream. I would love to set sail with my family. Enjoy following your adventures.

    Thom RoddyThom Roddy4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Tuck those legs in to your center of mass to get faster back-flip. This decreased radius will increase your angular momentum. Physics formular for this is Angular Momentum = Angular Velocity x Moment of Inertia. Good link to this principle is here.

    Justin HommelJustin Hommel4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • You guys should sail to the blue hole in Belize

    Connor ParadisConnor Paradis4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Hi guys! Love from Bangladesh. Do you have plan to keep some plants on the boat? I am green lover. If it's possible then I wish to see them.

    Obaidul HasanObaidul Hasan4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • That 14 yr was lowkey cute from the first boat they showed from new zeland

    Gage DecrowGage Decrow4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Iv watched all #83 videos in like 3 days and im already upto date I NEEEEED MOREEEE

    Phoenix ManningPhoenix Manning4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • imagine leaving behind smokes bro

    Kiara MaruzzaKiara Maruzza4 หลายเดือนก่อน
KIDS AHOY! Sailing with Kids // Liveaboard Families Part I (Ep 83)