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 sailboat charters. 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,Corsica, 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 average price to charter a sailboat in the Mediterranean can vary greatly depending on a few factors. Such as the destination, charter duration as well as the model and age of the boat. Prices may also vary due to the time of year you choose to rent the boat, in the Mediterranean: demand is higher in the summer (high-season) and as such prices are higher then too.
Since you are interested in a sailing boat rental in the Mediterranean, how about refining your search to a specific seaside country?
Click&Boat has hundreds of stunning sailboats available for hire in the Mediterranean. Some of the most popular sailing destinations include the beautiful coastlines of 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 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 sailboat 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 want to have a relaxed family holiday or something more adventurous like sailing between islands.
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.
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.
Sailboat 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 sailboat that comes with a skipper and even a crew. All you will need to do is sit back and relax with family and friends on board while your skipper takes care of everything from docking to navigating, and showing you all of the area's best spots!
Using Click&Boat, you also have the option to to choose extras offered by the boat owner such as: snorkeling and diving equipment, jet skis, wakeboards, dinghies, and more!
Found your dream boat? Send a message directly to the boat owner to arrange details or ask questions. Or you can contact our dedicated sailing experts to help you plan your trip out on the water.
With sailing boats available for every need and budget be sure to book your sailing adventure now to ensure your place on board!