With Europe to the north and Africa to the south, the Mediterranean Sea, often referred to as the ‘Med’, is a haven for sailing holidays and yacht rental. Although connected to the Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean is almost entirely surrounded by land creating an abundance of beautiful coastal towns located in some of the most beautiful countries on the planet. These include France, Spain, Italy, Croatia, Greece and Monaco just to name a few. Just as popular are some of the islands that the Med is home to including Ibiza, Menorca, Mallorca, Santorini and Corfu. The Mediterranean is a key global sailing location and is home to major international boat shows such as CannesYachting Festival and the Mediterranean Yacht Show.
The price of Mediterranean Boat Charter can vary greatly depending on the type, size and age of the boat, the destination and the length of the charter. Prices also vary depending on the time of year that you hire a boat in the Mediterranean: demand is higher in the summer (high-season) and as such prices are higher then too. With Click&Boat you can hire a boat that perfectly fits your needs from as little as € 100 / day up to € 2500 / day for a more luxurious experience. If you intend on renting a boat for a longer period of time and sleeping on board then you can expect to pay from € 650 / week in the low season or € 1500 / week in the high season up to € 17500 / week.
Click&Boat have thousands of boats and yachts available for rental in the Mediterranean including catamarans and motorboats as well as luxury yachts and sailboats. Some of the most popular sailing destinations in the Mediterranean are Spain, Italy and Greece. The Mediterranean is particularly popular for sailing vacations because of the proximity between beautiful, sun-kissed locations. You can go island hopping around Greece and Italy or stay in one location for a week and spend your days visiting secluded beaches and coves.
The Mediterranean Sea covers 2.5 million km² and as such there are countless harbours to choose to begin your sailing vacation from. Some specific harbours are worth mentioning to send you in the right direction for deciding your starting point. Porto Cervo on the Italian Island of Sardinia is a popular spot because of its destination and capacity. It can fit up to 700 boats including larger boats and is incredibly close to the famous beaches of Costa Smeralda Port de Saint-Tropez in Saint-Tropez on the French Riviera in France is another very popular location. Also accommodating over 700 boats, it is one of the larger harbours and you can expect to see superyachts here. Other notable harbours in the MEditerranean worth mentioning are ACI Marina Split, Ibiza Magna Lefkas Marina and Limassaol Marina.
The type of boat you hire will almost entirely depend on the type of holiday you want to have which will also affect what you will want to see in the Mediterranean. You might hire a catamaran to have a relaxed family holiday, a sailing boat to try something adventurous by sailing between islands or you could charter a yacht and spend your time swimming in secluded coves whilst living that luxurious life on-board your boat. If you are looking for spots of natural beauty then look no further than the Amalfi Coast of Italy. UNESCO named the Amalfi Coast an outstanding example of a mediterranean landscape. If you are looking for something more lively and fancy visiting some of the world’s most famous bars and clubs then I am sure you don’t need to be told twice to make a stop in Ibiza - famous for its lively nightlife and nightclubs. If you are someone who enjoys history and loves to learn about the history and culture of the places you are visiting then you are spoilt for choice with the mediterranean with places like Athens and Venice normally being top of the list.
The high-season in the Mediterranean typically runs from May to the end of August with July and August being by far the most popular and busy times of the year. With this in mind, it is often a good idea to avoid July and August and instead plan your trip for either side of the high-season. May and June or September and October are the best times to visit the Mediterranean because the weather is still sunny, the waters are warm and the crowds are fewer. For sailing specifically, Spring is the best as the waters are calmer but the sun is still shining. If we were to suggest one time of the year to take you sailing vacation it would be during May and June.
Yacht charters in the Mediterranean vary considerably in boat type, length of time and price of the charter. For those who have a sailing license, bareboat charters are available and for those who don't then you can hire a yacht that comes with a skipper and even a crew. It is completely normal to hire a boat through Click&Boat that includes a captain to tour you through the waters and lots of our listings include added or optional extras too. From snorkelling and diving equipment to jet-skis and wakeboards.
Are you looking for a yacht charter in the Mediterranean? Look no further than Click&Boat, the global market leader in online yacht charters. Just contact the boat owner via Click&Boat's messaging tool to arrange details. Click&Boat offer all kinds of boats for rental in the Med. From motorboats and yachts to satamarans. However, the Mediterranean is a world-famous sailing location making sailboat charter a popular choice for tourists of the sea here. So whether a keen sailor, a sun seeker or a family looking for a quiet break, waste no more time and begin planning your trip to the Mediterranean now. With boats available for every need and budget be sure to book your sailing adventure now to ensure your place on board!