Palermo is the largest city on the Italian island of Sicily and the perfect destination for your next boat charter. Not only does the city have a rich history spanning back hundreds of years, but it also serves as a gateway to the idyllic Sicilian coast. Sicily is in fact the Mediterranean’s largest island and is home to plenty of sights waiting to be discovered. Between the old towns of Palermo and Catania, the pristine beaches of the northern coast or the nearby volcanic islands of the Aeolian archipelago, your sailing holiday will leave you longing for more! So what are you waiting for? It’s time to book a yacht charter in Palermo with Click&Boat now!
When you hire a yacht in Palermo, the price will depend on the type of boat you choose, the season and the duration of your trip and any other equipment or services that you may require. Below, you can find the average weekly prices for a boat hire in Palermo:
£1,750/week in low season
£2,450/week in high season
£3,850/week in low season
£5,250/week in high season
£630/week in low season
£840/week in high season
£3,150/week in low season
£3,850/week in high season
£7,700/week in low season
£10,500/week in high season
It is possible to book a skippered yacht hire or a bareboat rental in Palermo. However, we recommend hiring a boat with a skipper. Not only will you be able to relax more, but your skipper will also be able to take you to the best spots along the coast. There’s nothing better than exploring the Sicilian waters with a local!
The city of Palermo is located in the Conca d'Oro (Golden Shell) and was reputed in ancient times for its expanses of citrus groves. Above the plain, several peaks surround the city, such as Monte Pellegrino to the north. There are also three nature reserves near the city, such as the Capo Gallo and Mondello. Palermo's climate is Mediterranean par excellence.
Founded by the Phoenicians as far back as the 8th century B.C., the city has been ruled by different empires including the Vandals, the Normans, the Byzantines and later the Arabs which have still left architectural traces in Palermo. Under Arab rule, the city became a major economic centre of the Mediterranean both commercially and culturally. The Normans added palaces to the city, while under Frederick II, the assimilation between Greek, Arab and Latin cultures was maintained.
In modern times, Palermo was occupied by the Aragonese, the Austrians and the Bourbons. Under Spain, the city was tinged with Baroque monuments. Depending on the historical period and occupation of the city, one can therefore still find many palaces and remains from different eras that make the city somewhat eclectic and stratified.
When you venture out of Palermo with your boat rental, you will be able to explore the beautiful Sicilian coast. The city lies on the Tyrrhenian Sea and is within close proximity to many sights, including some of Italy’s most stunning beaches. Our favourites include Mondello, Balestrate, Capaci and Altavilla. We also recommend sailing out towards the Aeolian islands or the Aegadian islands - the breathtaking landscapes found on these volcanic archipelagos will leave you mesmerised.
The best time to visit Palermo is during the spring and autumn months, with May and June having ideal temperatures for all types of excursions. There are also fewer crowds than in July and August. If you decide to charter a yacht in Palermo during this period, we recommend booking well in advance due to the high demand at this time.
In Palermo, privately owned boats are available for hire. See other boats in the area.