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Rent a Boat in Palermo

September 9, 2017 by Chiara

Palermo is a must visit when in Sicily or Southern Italy. As the Greeks had rightly named it ‘Panormus’ meaning “complete port”, Palermo is indeed replete with the busiest ports in this part of the Mediterranean region. Lying close to the Tyrrhenian Sea, the coasts give a marvellous preview of the ancient European heights surrounded by the azure blue Meds. Experience these ecstasies with our reliable Skippered or Bareboat services. We offer exclusive yacht charters in Palermo that allow tourists to explore the exotic culture of this 2700 years old abode. The tropical warmth and calm sea makes it an ideal destination to escape the rigorous daily routine and freezing winters of the North. Making Palermo your base, you can explore the Aegadian Islands to the west or the Aeolian Volcanic beaches to its North or even sail to the mainland of Italy- all while you relax on a grand deck! Are you ready to rent a boat in Palermo?

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MOTOR YACHT

Exclusive access to the biggest assortment of high-end motor yacht charters and destinations in Palermo.

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CATAMARAN

Palermo makes the ideal location to sail without being bored, and catamarans are a great way to see it.

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SAILBOAT

Sailboats come in all sizes and the larger ones boast all the amenities of the most lavish super yachts.

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CREWED CHARTER

Crewed (Captain, Hostess and Chef) and Skippered Charters (just Skipper) are the ideal strategy to relax with friends and family.

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BAREBOAT CHARTER

Captain your own boat with a bareboat charter! This sort of rental doesn’t include any crew or additional service aboard.

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DAY CHARTER

The highest quality day Palermo boat charter and we are pleased to assisting you plan your time onboard.

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Crewed & Bareboat Catamaran in Palermo

Catamarans are the go-to boats for any nautical journey. We have exclusive collection of Crewed or Bareboat Catamarans . With their parallel hulls and ideal base support, they allow tourists to sail to the rockiest of regions. Catamarans are also preferred for their wide decks that host a vast space for dinning, partying or relaxing. The ideal strategy to fully enjoy your sail is by booking a Crewed or Skippered Catamaran. Having a full crew on board, including a chef and captain, will allow you to lay back and sip into your favourite Italian wine. However, if you are a seasoned sailor who enjoys solitude, feel the thrill of steering a yacht with our Bareboat Catamarans!

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Crewed Motor Yacht in Palermo

For the free adventurous soul, motor yachts are a great option. We offer fully crewed motor yachts that can sail at a speed of 40 to 50 knots. This gives you the freedom to feel the buzz of speed and watery bumps. We recommend motor yacht charters in Palermo as ideal for one day sails, as it can cover larger distance in short time. While you plug in your ear pods and listen to European classics, let the chef prepare you some exotic Sicilian delicacies. At night, you might prefer to anchor your vessel on the spectacular beaches and enjoy the sound of soft waves crashing on the shore. The clear starry sky reflected in the azure blue water is something you shall cherish forever!

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Skippered & Bareboat Sailing Boat Charter Palermo

If you wish to ditch the mainstream routes and sail to the lesser explored parts of the Meds, Bareboat Sailboats can be your choice. The wide hulls and compact size is ideal for sailing to places where the wind is strong and the thrill is more. However, we also have Skippered Sailboats if you want to set out on a languid voyage in a sailboat. Our skippers are trained and experienced and know exactly how to handle the sail in alignment with trade winds. Going with the wind over a calm blue surface is the finest experience a seasoned sailor would want to gather!

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Top Palermo Yacht Charter Destinations: Ustica

Ustica Yacht Charter: A few hours sail from Palermo, Ustica is a natural marine park with tourist spots galore! Its crystal clear waters are home to a large variety of marine flora and fauna. During summer, it becomes a hotspot for tourists from all around the globe. Large sections of these marine parks have spots for snorkelling, scuba-diving and swimming. Even the wild coast line has a large network of footpaths, the most scenic of which goes through the pinewoods, up to the summit of Guardia di Mezzo. You can also anchor your yachts on the coast to take a stroll through this ancient city of 10,000 BC. Be it the sparkling water or off-coast heritage sites, Ustica can offer you an indolent weekend getaway from the mainland of Sicily!

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Marine Protected Area of Ustica | Cala Sidoti | Punta Maggiore | Villaggio di Tramontana | Villaggio della Rocca Falconiera |

Top Palermo Yacht Week Destinations: Mondello

Mondello Yacht Charter: If you want a taste of rich Sicilian culture and customs, the Mondello beach can be your first option. Located only about an hour’s distance from the main port of Palermo, motor yacht charters in Palermo appear to be the ideal option. It would be a day’s journey to the most flamboyant beach in Sicily, with a historic pedigree! Bask in the glory of the tropical sun or shop from the boat pedlars, Mondello will give you some everlasting summer memories!

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Riserva Naturale di Capo Gallo | Isola delle Femmine | Bagheria | Castellammare del Golfo | Scopello | San Vito Lo Capo |

Top Yacht Rental Palermo Destinations: Lipari Islands

Lipari Islands Yacht Charter Lipari is easily accessible from the port of Palermo. It is the largest landmass of the Aeolian Islands and the window to this islet group. Lay back on your deck as the Yacht sails through a pastel blue ocean, by a coastline covered with silent, windswept highlands and cliffs. Being a volcanic island, the coastline is pretty indented; thus catamaran can be your ideal option. You can easily space one day touring the city, enjoying at the bars by its coast and collecting souvenirs for people back at home!

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Spiagge Bianche | White Beach | Lipari Stacks | Lipari Marinas | Canneto | Acqualcalda | Pumice Queries |Vallemura Bay | Cala Fico | Canneto Beach | Ristorante da Aurora | Ristorante Filippino |

Top Palermo Boat Charter Destinations: Alicudi

Alicudi Yacht Charter A very less visited place among the Aeolian Islands, Alicudi is a small port city with scarce population and a peaceful ambiance. You can sail around the island, anchoring at few places to stroll through this Agrarian civilisation. The place is far from what one finds in modern metropolitans; still dwelling in the archetypal rural culture. That is the speciality of this place. Instead of booking hotels inside the town, you can halt in your yachts, near the coast and enjoy a bright blue sky changing into soft purplish evenings!

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Contrada San Bartolo | Contrada Sgurbio | Filo dell’Arpa |

Top Palermo Islands Sailing Charter Destinations: Aegadian Islands

Egadi Islands Yacht Charter: Most guide books quote that the island group consists of three islands: Favignana, Levanzo and Marettimo; however, in addition, it contains both small islands of Maraone and Formica. Dating back to prehistoric times, the caves on the islands of Levanzo and Favignana display wall paintings, and the more determined tourist can still venture inside to see examples of both Palaeolithic and Neolithic art. In 241 BC, the islands witnessed the defeat of the Carthaginian fleet from the Romans, led by C. Lutatius Catulus, which put an end to the First Punic War (264 to 241 BC). After the end of Roman supremacy, in the first millennium, the islands succumbed at various times to control under the Saracens, Vandals, Normans and Goths. In the 17th century, the islands belonged to the Genoese family Pallavicini-Rusconi until 1874, when they were offered to Palermo’s Florio family, who helped to create the prolific tuna fishing industry that exists today.

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Favignana | Levanzo | Marettimo | Formica | Maraone | Stagnona | Galera | Galeotta | Preveto |

Top Palermo Yacht Week Destinations: Favignana

Favignana Yacht Charter:  The largest of the three main islands, Favignana, with its butterfly shape which locally earned it the title of La Farfalla, is just a 20 minute ferry trip from Trapani. This island which featured in Homer’s Odyssey is genuinely worthy of a day trip and is renowned as being the ideal destination for lovers of white, sandy beaches, including the popular Cala Rossa, frequently remarked upon as the island’s most beautiful bay. The rocky outcrops that rise from crystal clear water supply sunbathers tranquil spots to soak up the sun. Be aware though that the trail down to the beach isn’t really suitable for small children or people with restricted mobility. More accessible is Lido Burrone located on the south coast, heated by the jet stream coming from Tunisia, 80 kilometers away. It has a clean white beach suitable for families, as does Cala Azzurra, which also has an easily accessed bay, with, as its name suggests, a magnificent blue sea. The waters around the island provide excellent swimming opportunities and are popular with scuba-diving fans who come to swim inside the sea caves like the Lovers’ Grotto (Grotta degli Innamorati), the Blue Grotto (Grotta Azzurra) and the one that locals say could be heard moaning throughout the winter, the Grotto of Sighs (Grotta dei Sospiri). The main town is dominated by the Arab built fort and watchtower of Santa Caterina and has two major squares, where markets can often be found; however, the once vibrant community market is now often marred by traders selling cheap Chinese imported goods, but the low built houses that surround the piazza are worthy of a photographic opportunity. The influence of the Florio family can be found in Palazzo Florio near the harbour, and the skeleton of the abandoned Florio tuna fishery. If you’re trying to soak up the sun on Favignana, my advice is to travel from high season, as the shores during August in particular can be crowded.

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Aegadian Islands | Levanzo | Marettimo | Formica | Maraone | Stagnona | Galera | Galeotta | Preveto |

Top Palermo Yacht Charter Destinations: Levanzo

Levanzo Yacht Charter: Levanzo is the smallest of the three islands and its rocky coastline gives it a more rugged appearance, however what it lacks aesthetically, it makes up for with play, making it an ideal spot for photography enthusiasts. Much of the island is formed by hills, with its highest peak being only 278m; the byword for the island is, little. Everything, even the inhabitants, is minimal and concentrated in Cala Dogana, the island’s only village. But as they say, size is not everything. Levanzo has a handful of sandy beaches which are less crowded and is a great retreat for anyone wanting to escape the excesses of modern living; here, you can unwind and enjoy the relaxed pace of life. After a morning sunbathing, why not escape the heat of the day inside the Grotta dei Genovesi, where you can study the early etchings of Prehistoric man; the artworks are a record of early life and depict scenes of farming, fishing and animal husbandry, giving us an insight into the lives of a people long since gone. The island has two shops, two restaurants that sell excellent fish dishes and two resorts, meaning it is not some desolate outpost in the sea; even if, occasionally, there’s nothing better than being at a place where simple pleasures like walking, swimming and taking it easy are all a body requirements.

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Favignana | Egadi | Marettimo | Formica | Maraone | Stagnona | Galera | Galeotta | Preveto |

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MOTOR YACHT

Exclusive access to the biggest assortment of high-end motor yachts to rent a boat in Palermo.

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CATAMARAN

Palermo and Sicily make the ideal location to sail without being bored, rent catamaran in Palermo is a great way to see it.

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SAILBOAT

Palermo boat charter: Sailboats come in all sizes and the larger ones boast all the amenities of the most lavish super yachts.

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CREWED CHARTER

Crewed (Skipper, Hostess and Chef) and Skippered Charters (just Captain) are the ideal strategy to relax with friends and family.

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BAREBOAT CHARTER

Captain your own boat with a bareboat charter! This sort of rental doesn’t include any crew or additional service aboard.

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DAY CHARTER

The highest quality daily Palermo yacht charter and we are pleased to assisting you plan your time onboard.

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