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Boat hire sicily: yacht charter

Sicily is the biggest island in the Mediterranean Sea and one of the most beautiful yacht charter regions in the world. Being born from volcanic activity, it hosts one of the most famous and active volcanoes of Europe - Mount Etna. As a result of Sicily's volcanic foundation, there is a great variety of terrains and some amazing rock formations along the coast which you can enjoy during a yacht charter in Sicily. The scenery along the shores is very different depending on which side of the island the shores are located. The northern and western sides boast many high cliffs and breath-taking views while the southern and eastern parts have instead a number of low bays and beaches. Here you will find most of the marinas which will provide you with all the necessary facilities whilst on board a yacht charter in Sicily.

The island has a lot to offer, from gorgeous coves in which to spend the day, to a vegetation common to the Mediterranean in its natural parks, an exquisite gastronomy and a large variety of ruins and standing buildings that will attract those interested in the Greco Latin culture. Choose a yacht charter in Sicily and sail the Mediterranean as the Romans did centuries ago. Two of the most popular cities that we recommend you to rent a yacht are Sant’Agata di Militello and Marsala.

Sant’ Agata di Militello is a small town of rich forests and magical rocky coves in which sailing is a real pleasure. It is situated in the Northern part of the island and is a perfect point from which to sail to the seven volcanic islands like the isle of Lipari, where you will discover its dark volcanic coast.

Marsala is located in the Western end of Sicily, close to the islands of Egadi and Lampedusa and has an important port that will provide you with everything you need. While you are there, don’t miss out on the local gastronomy and wine, they will make your holidays in Marsala a delightful experience.

What to see in Sicily

Sicily was formed as a result of volcanic activity and is home to one of the most famous and active volcanoes in Europe, mount Etna. Due to its volcanic nature, the island has a large variety of terrain and some impressive rock formations along its coast.

In the Northern and Western parts of the island you can find cliffs that provide impressive views and great photography locations, while the Southern part is where a lot of the bays and beaches are located. The Castle of Erice and the Temple of Concord are two of the monuments that shouldn’t be left without paying a visit.

Visit the Doric temples of the coastal township of Agrigento or the valley of the temples. If you feel like dropping anchor and exploring the center of the island, make sure you visit Morgantina. This locality is famous for its mosaics and the charm of the “ancient Italy”.

The city of Ciracuse is home to one of the most historically relevant Greek theaters. If you sail to the Easter part of the island, you will discover the city of Catania and the natural park of Etna. Catania is the second most important city of Sicily; it has some of the most impressive churches and Cathedrals of the island.

The majority of sport ports of Italy are located on this Island, since its geographic location ensures a pleasant climate for the yacht charter in Sicily throughout the entire year. Its winters are mild and warm, while its summers are hot and dry, but the sun and the nice temperatures are always there.

Because of this, the Mediterranean climate is perfect for a yacht charter holiday. Sicily has a rich history, having been occupied by the Greeks, the Carthaginians, the Romans, Germanic tribes, and the Arabs, one can feel this vibrant cultural legacy in the local gastronomy.

Sicily’s Gastronomy

Sicilian cuisine is famous throughout all of Italy and has a very particular style, due to the great variety of flavors and dishes that can be found throughout the island. Don’t forget to try the Pizza Fritta, the Sicilian spaghetti with its famous sauce and the arancini, a type of croquette made out of rice.

Enjoy a yacht charter in Sicily and live a unique experience on the Sicilian coast, on board a sailboat, yacht or another type of craft of your choice.

Found at Italy's most souhterly tip, Sicily enjoys almost year round mediterranean weather. Average high temperatures of 26ºC during July and August make it a slightly cooler alternative to a lot of mediterranean yacht charter destinations however average highs of 19ºC as early as May and 21ºC as late as October the season for yacht charter in Sicily extends much further than just summer. Water temperatures reach 27ºC in the summer and never drop below 14ºC all year.

By plane:
This is a fast and cheap way to start your yacht charter in Sicily. The main airport is Catania Fontanarossa that is located 4km away from the city of Catania. There are bus lines, shuttle buses and taxis available if you want to get to the city or train station. You can also fly to Palermo-Punta Raisi airport with National and International companies throughout year. This airport is 35km away from Palermo and also offers bus, shuttle and taxi services.

By bus:
There are several public bus lines around Sicily that are one of the best ways to move around the islands. These bus services cover main cities, touristic areas and airport services. There are also shuttle bus services to arrive to several cities and from there to the ports (even if you have to change the bus).

By train:
Sicily has its central train station in Palermo at the Julio Cesar square. This station is very convenient and offers a lot of train services but is far away from the city centre.

By boat:
Sicily is the biggest island in the Mediterranean and offers public ferry services from places like Sardinia, Tunisia, Malta and mainland Italy. You can have a look at the 12 different routes that cover the most important ports in Sicily: Catania, Palermo, Messina, Pozzallo and Trapani.

By car:
You can drive your own car and get to Sicily by car and public ferry too. The island is very big but also easy to move around if you prefer to use your own car or simply rent one during a few days. You can rent a car at the airport where you will find several International car rental companies.

What boat are you looking for?

We have over 10,000 boats available throughout the world, including Sicily although you will not be able to find all of them on our web. Contact us and we will send you a budget.

Yacht models in Sicily

Lagoon 400 S2

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Why choose aBoatTime?

Divide the cost of the yacht by the number of passengers, and you'll find in most cases, that it's cheaper than an equivalent week long stay in a hotel.
Drop anchor in a quiet cove, and enjoy wonderful evenings and the tranquility of the cove, allowing you to avoid the typical holiday crowds.
Organise your trip at your own pace, to suit you and your family and friends.
If you don't have a sailing license, don't worry. We'll find you a suitable skipper.

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