With Europe to the North and Africa to the south, the Mediterranean Sea, often referred to as the 'Med', is a haven for sailing vacations and boat rentals. 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, such as the Balearic Islands, that the Med is home to including Ibiza , Menorca , Mallorca, Santorini and Corfu . The Mediterranean is a key global location for yachts and sailing and is home to major international boat shows such as Cannes Yachting Festival and the Mediterranean Yacht Show.
The price of a Mediterranean boat hire may vary greatly depending on the type, size and age of the boat, as well as the destination and duration of the charter. Prices may also vary depending on the time of year you choose to rent a boat in the Mediterranean. Demand and prices are often higher in the summer (high-season).
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Click&Boat has thousands of boats and yachts available for hire in the Mediterranean including catamarans and motorboats as well as luxury yachts and sailboats.
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 harbors to choose to begin your sailing vacation from. Some specific harbors are worth mentioning to send you in the right direction for deciding your starting point.
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.
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 making for perfect Mediterranean sailing. If we were to suggest one time of the year to take you sailing vacation it would be during May and June.
Boat hires 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 rent a boat that comes with a skipper and even a crew. That way your skipper will take care of everything from navigating, anchoring, and docking while you enjoy your time on board (and in the water!) with your family and friends.
Through our platform, you can also request additional services and gear. Such as diving and snorkeling equipment, dinghies, jet skis, wakeboards and more!
With Click&Boat, the international leading boat rental service, you can contact boat owners directly to ask for more information about their boat. Or you can take advantage of our knowledge team of sailing advisors, that are ready to help you plan your trip on board.
With boats available for every need and budget be sure to book online today to confirm sailing adventure and to ensure your place on board!
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