Yacht Charters Sicily
Yacht Charters Sicily

Charter Along The Largest Island In The Mediterranean

Sail along the turquoise waters of Italy’s “toe”, just of the boot of the mainland, to discover an island rich with history, spectacular architecture and food so exquisite you will dream about it for years ahead.

One hundred nautical miles south of the Amalfi Coast and the largest island of the Mediterranean, Sicily is an expansive destination with something for everyone.

Hiking volcanoes, exploring temples, indulging in multicultural cuisine, and sailing to hidden waters on your private yacht charter in Sicily, families, romantic explorers, and young adventurers alike are drawn to her shores.

When is the best time of year to charter a yacht in Sicily?

Warm sunshine blesses this region from April all the way through to October, but the real peak is over the long summer, May to September when Sicily’s coastline is dotted with yachts and sunkissed visitors from every corner of the world. 

The best time to visit will depend on your preferred atmosphere. Beachgoers, divers and water sports lovers will want to enjoy the warmer months, June to September, when the water is at its most enticing. Visitors seeking Sicily’s cultural and culinary delights will be thrilled to find this island thriving all year round with on-shore experiences.  

Insider tip: Sicily hosts many incredible cultural events during the summer. The Taormina International Film Festival takes place in June every year. WOMAD festival runs in July. And in Palermo, the Feast of Santa Rosalia sees citizens walking barefoot from Palermo to the Sanctuary of Santa Rosalia each September. Plan your Sicily yacht charter around the island’s most appealing events. 

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Must-Do Activities While Yacht Chartering In Silicy

Completely unique from Italy’s mainland, Sicily is shaped by its multicultural history. Belonging to the Phoenicians of North Africa, the Islamic Moors, the Greeks, the Romans, the Normans and the Spanish at various points in history, this island has formed a special cuisine and culture combining Greek, Arabic, French and Catalan influence. The best way to explore this blend of culture and cuisine is through its sites and food highlights. 

Stroll Syracuse

Stroll the ancient city of Syracuse, lined with palms along the promenade and marvel at the ingenuity of the Greeks, who established the city of Syracuse in 750 B.C.

Wander well preserved Greek and ancient Roman ruins in the Northwest of the city and the Cathedral of Syracuse (Temple of Athena), which remains standing more than 2500 years later.

Visit The Valley Of The Temples

A sight unmissable is the Valley of the Temples, a spectacular scene of ruins dating back to the 6th century B.C. Within this sprawling area lay temple ruins, statues and ancient architecture so large it is difficult to comprehend.

History buff or not, this is a sight that will blow you away.

Diving In Ustica

With a luxury yacht charter Sicily, you can explore one of the few islands still untouched by mass tourism, the island of Ustica, just a short distance from Sicily, off the North Coast.

Ustica’s seabed is protected and teaming with life, a snorkelling and scuba diving paradise.

Sun On San Vito Lo Capo

One of Sicily’s most beautiful beaches, San Vito Lo Capo, should be on the itinerary for your boat charter in Sicily.

Look Out From Taormina

Another Greek-influenced highlight is the area of Taormina, famous for the Theatre of Taormina (Teatro Antico di Taormina), clutching onto the cliff edge, atop quaint terraces which stretch down the hillside to the water.

Its elevation on the island makes it the perfect vantage point to look out over Mount Etna and the Ionian Sea.

Tour Mount Etna

Mount Etna boasts many claims, as one the world’s most active volcanoes and the tallest volcanoes in Europe, it is a sight to behold, standing 3,350 metres above the Mediterranean Sea.

Those brave enough to get close can take a tour and feel the power that emanates from within.

 

Indulge In Michelin-Star Dining

Foodies on a Sicily yacht charter must sail to Ragusa in the South, where the majority of the islands Michelin-starred restaurants can be found.

Eat Cannoli

Birthplace of the cannoli, any visit to Sicily is not complete without sampling this fine treat. Made in Sicily since the 9th century, influenced by the Arabs, you can be confident that Sicilians on every part of the island have mastered the recipe.

Whether you order from street vendors and fine restaurants, you won’t find cannoli better than on its homeland.

What To Expect When Booking A Yacht Charter In Sicily With Ahoy Club

Ahoy Club is the world’s number one yacht booking platform, making your yacht charter of Sicily a highly customised experience beyond your wildest dreams. 

Featuring first-class technical innovation, our platform’s experience builder guides you through the steps to determine which charter best meets your needs, at the time you need it and with every detail you desire.

 

Bookings are made online via the platform, and a personal Customer Experience Manager is allocated to work with you and your captain to finesse every detail, down the exclusive restaurant bookings and insider advice on where to go according to your interests.