Located off the southern coast of Italy, there is so much for yacht charterers to explore. On this charter you will cruise by historic towns on the beautiful Tyrrhenian coastline, and feast on wonderful Sicilian cuisine. Sicily has a different feel than mainland Italy. With quaint fishing villages, Arab and Norman architecture and diverse scenery. From volcanic lava flows to deserted beaches, it really is an adventurer’s paradise
5 Reasons To Charter A Yacht in Sicily
Whether you dream of a sailing vacation around Sicily or a private crewed yacht charter taking in the sights of Sicily and southern Italy, we can help you discover the beauty of the largest island in the Mediterranean and why it is such a popular yacht charter destination.
1. Island hopping: The Aeolian and Aegadian Islands
The UNESCO-listed Aeolian Islands are an archipelago of islands with wildly diverse terrain. From the beaches of Salina, to the lava formations and hot springs at Panera. Volcanic in origin, a particular highlight is seeing Stromboli from the sea, one of the world’s continually active volcanoes.
Popular with tourists in the high season, the Aegadian Islands (Egadi Islands) are excellent places to visit by private yacht for diving and swimming. The islands have picturesque coastal fishing villages, prehistoric caves and some truly beautiful beaches.
2. A Portal To The Past
Sicily’s history spans the millennia and its architecture and monuments have origins in the distant past. Yacht charter guests can dive into wonderful cultural phenomena such as the Neolithic cave paintings at the Grotta del Genovese. Also the famous medieval cathedral of Monreale is a must see. As well as the Archaeology Museum in Tyche or the Valley of the Temples at Agrigento with towering Doric columns. There is an undeniable magic in the Sicilian waters, and an historic prestige that permeates Island air.
3. Port life and beyond
There are a few wonderful Sicilian ports in which to berth, that offer a gateway to relax on land, see the sights and purchase provisions to fuel your explorations. There is an abundance of exciting opportunities to occupy you on your charter, from shopping in Portorosa, exploring Greek Theatres or fishing in the Strait of Messina.
4. Volcanic attractions
Sicily and her islands are rugged and volcanic. Explore the extinct volcano Filo dell’Arpa on Alicudi or walk the crater rim of Fossa di Vulcano. You can also admire the hulk of Mount Etna as you cruise along the coast to Catania. Stromboli is the main fiery attraction of Sicily and you can take guided walks to the summit or admire the volcanic activity from afar on the comfort of you yacht. An unforgettable moment on your Sicily yacht charter!
5. Nature and wildlife
The seabeds surrounding the volcanic island of Ustica are protected as a natural marine reserve and fantastic for snorkeling and diving. Try diving at Punta Castagna at Lipari in the Aeolian Islands. Or swim in the clear blue sea at Torre Salsa where you may chance a sighting of a sea turtle.
The Riserva Naturale dello Zingaro, Sicily’s first nature reserve, offers an unspoiled coastline. With walking trails and well known for its beaches with clear water and rich fishlife. We suggest Cala Della Disa, Cala Marinella or Cala Beretta. Ideal for a day’s swimming, paddle boarding or using your private yacht’s water toys.
Because much of Sicily is mountainous, time ashore can encompass land activities such as rock climbing and hiking. All wonderful opportunities to discover Sicily, before enjoying a Negroni and heading back out to your yacht!
When to visit Sicily on yacht charter
As with most Mediterranean destinations, the warmest months are July and August. May and October are still pleasant temperatures and ideal months for a Sicilian yacht charter as prices for restaurants and beach bars can be higher in peak season, especially at the Aeolian Islands.
Sicily yacht charter : Book a private yacht or crewed boat
Sicily is one of the top charter destinations in the Mediterranean and you won’t be disappointed. With amazing history, stunning architecture, beautiful beaches and superb cuisine, contact 212 Yachts to arrange your Sicilian yacht charter with a large portfolio of yachts available for charter in the Mediterranean.