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Italy Yacht Charter

With iconic destinations such as Venice, Portofino, Sardinia, and the stunning Amalfi Coast, Italy is the ideal place to plan your next luxury yacht charter vacation. Italy offers diverse yacht charter options catering to various preferences and budgets, from classic sailing yachts and catamarans to motor yachts and large superyachts. Italy Yacht Charters typically include professional crew, customizable itineraries, and amenities such as water sports equipment, scuba gear, and even Jacuzzis on larger vessels. To secure preferred dates and vessels, booking well in advance is advisable, especially for charters during peak seasons.

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The following are the main categories of charter yachts available for charter in Italy: luxury yachts, motor yachts, power catamarans, sailing yachts, and more. You can choose from various crewed yacht charter options within these categories. All yacht charters are customizable in terms of charter itineraries, onboard services, and activities, to suit the preferences of each client.

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Best Charter Destinations in Italy

Italy has a lot on offer for a sailing vacation. From the rugged beauty of Sardinia’s secluded coves to the glamorous ambiance of Portofino, Italy offers diverse yacht charter options catering to various preferences and budgets. Whether you’re seeking relaxation, adventure, or cultural exploration, these captivating destinations promise unforgettable sailing vacations along the stunning coastline of Italy.

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Cove with blue water full of anchored boats, rugged shore line


Sardinia’s coastline is a true haven for sailors, with its crystal-clear waters and pristine beaches stretching along its rugged shores. From the iconic Costa Smeralda with its glamorous resorts and luxurious marinas to the untouched beauty of the Maddalena Archipelago, Sardinia presents a wealth of anchorages and picturesque harbors waiting to be discovered.

One of the highlights of a Sardinian yacht charter is the opportunity to explore its hidden bays, accessible only by boat. Whether it’s snorkeling amongst the vibrant marine life, or simply unwinding on deck while taking in the breathtaking scenery, every moment aboard a yacht in Sardinia promises unforgettable experiences.

Beyond its natural beauty, Sardinia has a rich cultural heritage that captivates visitors. From ancient Nuragic ruins scattered across the island to charming coastal, traditional villages, there’s no shortage of fascinating landmarks to explore. Indulge in the island’s culinary delights, savoring fresh, Italian seafood dishes and locally produced wines in waterfront restaurants overlooking the shimmering sea.

Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast, located in southern Italy, is a world-famous destination for yacht charters due to its dramatic cliffs, picturesque villages, and Mediterranean charm. With its iconic towns such as Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello, this UNESCO World Heritage site offers a perfect mix of natural beauty and cultural heritage.

The view along the Amalfi Coast from a yacht reveals a panorama of colorful buildings cascading down steep cliffsides, with clear, blue water lapping against rocky shores. A luxury yacht charter along the Amalfi Coast involves anchoring in secluded coves, swimming in hidden grottos, and hopping from one charming village to the other, testing the authentic Italian cuisine and wines from surrounding vineyards.

For history enthusiasts, the Amalfi Coast has a rich history dating back to Roman times. Explore ancient ruins, medieval cathedrals, and historic villas.

Portofino harbour, yachts of all sizes moored arouns the harbor, green shores and colourful town.


Portofino, located along the rugged coastline of the Italian Riviera, is a top destination for yacht charters renowned for its glamorous ambiance, vibrant harbor, and scenic beauty. This picturesque fishing village turned upscale resort town offers a quintessential Mediterranean experience.

When sailing into Portofino you are met with a view of colorful buildings, luxury yachts, and sidewalk cafes overlooking the crystal water of the Ligurian Sea. Surrounded by lush green hillsides and rugged cliffs, the town exudes an air of iconic Mediterranean tranquility.

Visitors can explore the narrow cobblestone streets lined with designer boutiques, art galleries, and Michelin-starred restaurants, or hike along scenic trails that offer magnificent views of the coastline. Anchoring in Portofino provides access to exclusive beach clubs, secluded coves, and nearby attractions such as the famous Cinque Terre villages and the historic city of Genoa.


Located in the Tyrrhenian Sea, Ischia is the largest island in the Gulf of Naples. The island is famous for its thermal springs, which have been revered for their healing properties since ancient times. Ischia is also home to historic sites such as the Aragonese Castle and the Gardens of La Mortella, offering visitors a glimpse into its rich cultural heritage.

Sailing in Ischia reveals a coastline characterized by rugged cliffs, hidden coves, and picturesque beaches. The island’s volcanic origins are evident in its dramatic landscapes, which include lush forests, fertile vineyards, and towering peaks. Guests can hike to the summit of Mount Epomeo for incredible panoramic views.


Possibly one of the most iconic destinations in the world, Venice is a place you must visit at least once in your life. Built across a network of 118 small islands separated by canals and connected by bridges, Venice is renowned for its stunning architecture, artistic heritage, and romantic ambiance.

The city’s iconic waterways serve as its main thoroughfares, with gondolas and water taxis providing transportation through the labyrinthine canals. Visitors can explore historic landmarks such as St. Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace, and the Rialto Bridge, each bearing witness to Venice’s rich history and cultural significance.

Venice is also celebrated for its vibrant arts scene, with world-class museums, galleries, and annual events like the Venice Biennale attracting artists and art enthusiasts from around the globe. The city’s traditional craftsmanship, particularly in glassblowing and mask-making, is showcased in workshops and boutiques scattered throughout its charming streets.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the Best time for a Yacht Charter in Italy

The yacht charter season in Italy typically spans from late April to early October, aligning with the warmer and drier months of the year. The peak season runs from May to September when the weather is most favorable for sailing and exploring the coastal regions. During this period, temperatures are pleasant, ranging from around 20°C to 30°C (68°F to 86°F), and there is generally minimal rainfall.

Charterers looking to avoid crowds or save some money should consider chartering a yacht in Italy during shoulder season, which is generally between April and May, and September and October.

How Much does a Yacht Charter in Italy Cost?

With a wide variety of charter yacht choices and destinations in Italy, there’s an option for every budget. From a simple bareboat charter to crewed yachts including sailing yachts, motor yachts, and mega luxury yachts. – Depending on what you wish to have and do on your yacht charter the price varies quite a bit. For an accurate estimate of your Italy yacht charter cost, you should contact our brokers. They will be able to help you draw up a plan with you based on your wishes and budget.


Sailing yacht charter: $9,900 to $175,000 per week.

Catamaran Charters: $9,500 to $100,000 per week.

Motor yacht charters: $11,900 to $90,000 per week.

Superyacht Charters: $90,000 to $380,000 per week.

How do I book an Italy Yacht Charter?

Ideally, you’d inquire about a yacht charter in Italy 12 months in advanceWHY? The best yachts are often fully booked long in advance and it’s not unusual to see popular dates booked 2 summers ahead. Inquiring less than 6 months ahead often means that your first choice is unavailable for charter. Additionally, you might find that the yacht you wish to charter, can’t make it to the port where you wish to commence your sailing yacht charter.


Our clients speak of unparalleled service, exquisite yachts, and a straightforward booking process, highlighting the excellence of their yacht charter experiences.

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