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 Cannes Yachting Festival and the Mediterranean Yacht Show.
The type of boat you hire is dependent on your individual needs. Think about how many people you are travelling with and how many cabins you require. Below are some average capacities that you can expect for each type of boat.
Sailboat Minimum capacity 2 and maximum capacity 13
Motorboat Minimum capacity 2 and maximum capacity 18
RIB Minimum capacity 2 and maximum capacity 14
Gulet Minimum capacity 2 and maximum capacity 20
Catamaran Minimum capacity 2 and maximum capacity 14
Jet Ski Minimum capacity 2 and maximum capacity 3
Yacht Minimum capacity and maximum capacity 11
Sailboat Minimum cabin space 2 and maximum cabin space 6
Motorboat Minimum cabin space 2 and maximum cabin space 3
Gulet Minimum cabin space 2 and maximum cabin space 9
Catamaran Minimum cabin space 2 and maximum cabin space 8
Yacht Minimum cabin space and maximum cabin space 2
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).
Sailboat Prices start from £178 per day
Motorboat Prices start from £80 per day
RIB Prices start from £98 per day
Gulet Prices start from £166 per day
Catamaran Prices start from £457 per day
Jet Ski Prices start from £178 per day
Yacht Prices start from £2,661 per day
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.
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.
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.
Embark on a captivating yacht charter adventure in the Mediterranean, where you can explore renowned destinations such as the glamorous Cannes Film Festival, the enchanting streets of St Tropez, and the thrilling Monaco Grand Prix. Cruise along the stunning French Riviera and admire its picturesque coastal villages, or sail to the breathtaking Amalfi Coast for an unforgettable Italian experience. Delight in island hopping adventures, visiting the serene beaches and idyllic islands that make the Mediterranean an exceptional yachting paradise.
From the sun-soaked Balearic Islands in Spain to the crystal-clear waters of the Greek islands, your yacht charter in the Mediterranean offers endless opportunities for exploration and relaxation. Dive into the rich history and vibrant culture of ancient Greek ruins and charming Italian coastal towns, or experience the unspoilt beauty of hidden coves and pristine beaches across the region. Whether you're seeking adrenaline-fuelled water sports activities or indulging in the exquisite Mediterranean cuisine at world-class marinas, your yacht charter promises an unforgettable journey through some of the world's most captivating and diverse cruising grounds.
When renting a boat in the Mediterranean with Click&Boat, you have the option to hire a boat with or without a skipper. Hiring a boat with a skipper has various benefits. Skippers are experienced professionals who are knowledgeable about the Mediterranean region, ensuring a safer and more enjoyable experience. If you prefer to rent a boat without a skipper, you will need to meet certain conditions and requirements. These may include holding a valid sailing licence.