Yacht Charters Portofino

An Iconic Location Both In Experience and Colour

Cruise along the Italian Riviera to find the charming fishing village of Portofino. Its old pastel-hued houses dazzle from a distance and pop with vibrance up close.Behind are lush green mountains, making this the most Instagramable view of the Italian Riviera. One best captured as you tender in on your yacht charter to Portofino.
On land, the scene is equally exquisite. Built within a rocky cove, Portofino’s terraces and tall buildings perch beside the Ligurian Sea, a tranquil vista greatly favoured by artists, actors, and billionaires.


There is seldom a bad time to book a private yacht charter of Portofino. The shoulder months of April and September, with its crisp morning and evening breeze, lights up in the midday sun. Dropping into the best restaurant is a breeze, and the warm hospitality runs all year round. 

May to September, the crowds sail in and out, the village ignites, and the Piazzetta sprawls with tables of people eating and drinking in the sun. The environment is electric, and the beautiful sunkissed people are out to play.

Activities & Experiences

With such an idyllic scene from the water, it’s tempting to take in the Portofino views lazily from your deck, but there is much you will definitely want to see.

The San Fruttuoso abbey (Abbey of San Fruttuoso) sits on the bay of a small cove in Portofino, inaccessible by road.

The only way to reach the Abbey is from the water or long hiking trails, making it a perfect stop on your boat charter of Portofino. In front is a quaint little beach and other ancient architecture to adore as you sail in and walk around.  

Insider tip: Beneath the waters at San Fruttuoso sits the Christ of the Abysses (Cristo Abissi), a giant bronze statue installed to honour divers who have lost their lives in the water. Now a famed spot for visiting divers

Ristorante Puny is a Portofino institution, famously hosting the engagement of Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor and visited by European Royalty.

Located in the gorgeous Piazzetta, Puny offers Italian cuisine with the perfect vantage point to people-watch.  

Hotel Splendido is another A-list favourite. This sophisticated venue offers views of the bay, scrumptious bites and an array of liquid delights.

Portofino is not only a stop for the superyachts of the world. It’s also a destination for nature lovers, boasting a Regional Park within which is the Portofino Promontory.

There are numerous hiking trails in the lush green mountains behind this picturesque village. Active or leisurely, all paths are a paradise displaying the riches of Mediterranean vegetation.

Paraggi Beach is the most popular breach in Portofino, but it is arguably still one of the best.

Famous for its green water, sandy beach and vibrant green trees, Paraggi is not to be missed. From your Portofino yacht charter, you can enjoy the water and the scenery without the hassle of the crowds. 

Insider tip: Paraggi is a snorkeler’s dream with spectacular red coral to explore near the shore.

Around the fertile land of Portofino, eco-farms have blossomed on once-abandoned lands offering authentic dining and drinking experiences, locally produced, entirely eco.

Sit out on the stunning terraced gardens overlooking the bay and marvel at the delicacies newly produced in this region.

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

When securing a luxury yacht charter to Portofino, you want a hassle-free booking experience paired with regional knowledge and expertise. We understand, and we deliver.

Ahoy Club is the world’s number one online platform to book a charter in Portofino and beyond. We combine market-leading digital technology with hands-on expertise to deliver unparalleled luxury yacht experiences. The process is simple.

Using our innovative online experience builder, we learn about your needs through a series of simple questions. Within minutes our platform has narrowed down which charters align perfectly with your wants and desires. Booking is made simple online, and then your personal Customer Experience Manager steps in to help fill in the details. Restaurant bookings, tours, advice and liaison between you and your captain are all under control through your personal experience manager.