Sicily yacht charters

What is yacht charter/boat rental in Sicily

Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and is a dream for sailors and charterers where they enjoy unique culture, arts, cuisine and also wonderful architecture.  Once you will taste Sicily you will be under the spell of this warm country and you will not leave this magical island where you can enjoy pleasant sunny weather no matter which month you charter because of Sicily’s geographical position.

Yacht charter is a different name for boat rental. Most common yacht charters in Sicily are 6 nights/7 days and start on Saturday. That’s why most if not all prices on this website are weekly. Another aspect of yacht charters in Sicily is the currency. Due to the exchange rate fluctuations, we’ve adjusted the charter prices to show in Euro (€).

A yacht charter in Sicily will include a deposit forfeiture insurance, sometimes also trip cancellation insurance.

When is the charter season in Sicily?

The main charter season in Sicily is relatively long, spanning from April to September, with a peak in July and August. Notice the interesting months of March and October, which offer a nice combination of “water warm enough to swim” and out of season prices.

What are the top reasons to charter in Sicily?

  • during the main season, the daylight ends after 9pm
  • the temperatures range from 85°F – 100°F
  • over 3000 islands, enough for more than 1 lifetime
  • 20{26c5ac696d00cf2b8d8b2aa0bdcd9907aa03e325e47a758d71d75639449c2ba9} of Sicily actually consists of islands.
  • Sicilian food and drinks are an awesome mix of fit and tasty
  • charter prices are of great value comparing to the Caribbean or France

Types of yachts available for a charter in Sicily

There are two main categories to sort the yachts, crew and the number of hulls. Crew can include crewed yachts or captain only yachts.

Crewed yachts

Crewed yachts have a skipper and at the minimum, a chef. For larger yachts, the crew size can go up to well over 10 people, depending on the yacht size.

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Captain Only

Captain only yachts are more budget friendly, as they only have a skipper. Note that the skipper needs a cabin, so you are usually looking at the cabins you need + 1 cabin for the captain.

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Sailing yachts

Sailing yachts are a great choice for Sicily, as the distances allow for smooth sailing. With steady breeze and virtually an unlimited number of destinations, sailing in Sicily is a great choice. Sailing yachts are usually monohulls with various lengths.

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Catamarans are a family friendly boat with two hulls and a large size of deck. Most of the catamarans (all except power catamarans) do have sails, so you can still cruise into the sunset. The most fun part about catamarans is the fact that there is much more room, so dinners or afternoon cocktails are definitely different. At the same time, getting in and out of a catamaran is generally easier, which makes the catamarans a clear choice for larger groups and families.

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Power Catamarans

Power catamarans are two hulled yachts without sails. Since the power cats usually have powerful engines, they are all about speed and convenience.

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Best Sicilian destinations for sailing

The most popular destinations to charter in Sicily are:

  • Palermo
  • the Aeolian islands
  • Taormina
  • Lipari
  • Pantelleria


Most popular Sicilian sailing areas

The most popular destinations to charter in Sicily are:

  • Palermo
  • the Aeolian islands
  • Taormina
  • Lipari
  • Pantelleria

Explore our selection of high-end Sicily yachts. Filter by the main criteria and effectively find the right boat.