Yacht charter in Sicily

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 - Etna. There is a great variety of terrains and some amazing rock formations along the coast which you can enjoy during a boats charter in Sicily aboard one of our many crewed or bareboat yachts. 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 during one of the best holidays in the Mediterranean!

There’s so much on offer in Sicily, 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 north and is a perfect point from which to sail to the seven 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.

Rent one of our yacht charters and set sail around Sicily to visit some beautiful areas along its coast. For example, you have to visit Palermo and the towns of Portorosa and Sant Agata as well as the Aeolian and Egadi Islands and also Lipari. Furthermore, mainland Italy and Sardinia are also very close and if you choose to charter a yacht in Sicily, you should spend a day or two sailing along the Italian and Sardinian coasts on your Mediterranean holiday!

What to see in Sicily

Sicily was formed as a result of volcanic activity and is home to Mount Etna. As a result of this, the terrain is very varied and there are some impressive rock formations along the coast.

To the north and west 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. To the East, you will discover the city of Catania and the natural park that surrounds the volcano. Catania is the second most important city of Sicily; it has some of the most impressive churches and Cathedrals.

The majority of sport ports of Italy are located here, 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.


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 Sicily. 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. Why not rent one of our luxury catamarans or yachts either bareboat or crewed and go sailing around the islands, beaches and marinas that Sicily has to offer. This Italian island will provide you with an amazing holiday and make you love to sail, don’t forget to sail to great Sicilian destinations along the coast of Sicily like Portorosa, Palermo, Egadi, Agata, the other Aeolian islands and even the other Italian island of Sardinia.

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.

Yacht models in Sicily

Lagoon 400 S2

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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.
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