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Our family, including our 11 and 12 year old boys, visited the Gia Maria in June. The kids were thrilled to be staying on a houseboat and my husband and I were impressed with the comfort and spaciousness of the boat. It may have been 98 degrees outside but the boat's air conditioning kept us cool and comfortable.
We were busy exploring the area during the day and happy to come in from seeing the sights to the cozy boat. We enjoyed a glass of wine on the deck and playing cards with the kids in the comfortable living area inside the boat. It was easy to whip up a full breakfast in the morning in the galley kitchen which offered every tool needed to cook for the family.
There is a lot for families to do together in the area. Captain Ron was so helpful in putting together an itinerary that would keep the kids engaged. As a local historian, Ron's stories will not be forgotten. He may have missed his calling as a history teacher!
We are sad to leave the Gia Maria but grateful for a very special experience on board. Sleeping on a houseboat set the bar high as far as our kids are concerned. The balance of our vacation was spent in "boring hotel rooms"