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Rental Boat without license  ASCARI 19 OPEN PRESTIGE Castellammare del Golfo
Castellammare del Golfo
5.0
 (1)

ASCARI - 19 OPEN PRESTIGE | 8 people (2023)

8
Super owner
With or without a skipper

From $135 per day

Rental Boat without license  Tancredi 19 PRO Castellammare del Golfo
Castellammare del Golfo
4.5
 (1)

Tancredi - 19 PRO | 7 people (2021)

7
Super owner
With or without a skipper

From $135 per day

Rental Boat without license  Tancredi Blumax Castellammare del Golfo
Castellammare del Golfo
4.9
 (10)

Tancredi - Blumax | 7 people (2021)

7
Super owner
With or without a skipper

From $135 per day

Rental Boat without license  Altamarea Wave20 Palermo
Palermo
5.0
 (1)

Altamarea - Wave20 | 6 people (2023)

6
Super owner
With or without a skipper

From $112 per day

Rental Boat without license  Aquamar open Taormina
Special offer
Taormina
New

Aquamar - open | 6 people (2020)

6
Without a skipper

From $416 per day

Rental Boat without license  Car Off Shore Start Up Innovativa S.R.L car off shore 500 Giardini Naxos
Giardini Naxos
New

Car Off Shore Start Up Innovativa S.R.L - car off shore 500 | 3 people (2024)

3
With or without a skipper

From $1,710 per day

Rental Boat without license  ALTAMAREA WAVE 20, 40CV Trapani
Special offer
Trapani
4.6
 (17)

ALTAMAREA - WAVE 20, 40CV | 8 people (2022)

8
Super owner
Without a skipper

From $225 per day

Rental Boat without license  ALTAMAREA WAVE 20, 40 CV Palermo
Palermo
4.9
 (13)

ALTAMAREA - WAVE 20, 40 CV | 8 people (2020)

8
Super owner
With or without a skipper

From $169 per day

Rental Boat without license  Selva Marine D540 Porto Empedocle
Porto Empedocle
New

Selva Marine - D540 | 6 people (2012)

6
With or without a skipper

From $247 per day

Rental Boat without license  Gruppo Mare Pholas18 Marina di Ragusa
Marina di Ragusa

Gruppo Mare - Pholas18 | 8 people (2015)

8
Super owner
Without a skipper

From $259 per day

Rental Boat without license  Tancredi Bluline 19 Marzamemi
Special offer
Marzamemi
4.8
 (2)

Tancredi - Bluline 19 | 7 people (2022)

7
Super owner
With or without a skipper

From $214 per day

Rental Boat without license  Scar GS 190 Palermo
Palermo
New

Scar - GS 190 | 8 people (2020)

8
Without a skipper

From $258 per day

Rental Boat without license  Trimarchi 57S Marzamemi
Marzamemi
4.9
 (17)

Trimarchi - 57S | 7 people (2023)

7
Super owner
With or without a skipper

From $245 per day

Rental Boat without license  Red Sea Medusa 190 Marzamemi
Marzamemi
4.8
 (8)

Red Sea - Medusa 190 | 7 people (2023)

7
Super owner
With or without a skipper

From $245 per day

Rental Boat without license  Noah Noah 55 Isola delle Femmine
Isola delle Femmine
5.0
 (2)

Noah - Noah 55 | 6 people (2022)

6
Super owner
With or without a skipper

From $169 per day

Rental Boat without license  FREEDOM RS 58 Cefalù
Cefalù

FREEDOM RS - 58 | 8 people (2016)

8
Without a skipper

From $247 per day

Rental Boat without license  Saver Mg 580 Cefalù
Cefalù
4.6
 (3)

Saver - Mg 580 | 8 people (2015)

8
Without a skipper

From $247 per day

Rental Boat without license  Euromarine 17 Cefalù
Cefalù
4.9
 (2)

Euromarine - 17 | 6 people (2015)

6
Without a skipper

From $225 per day

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Rent a boat in Sicily

You can find boats available to rent with or without a skipper in Sicily on the Nautal website. Search for sailboats, catamarans, motorboats and more in Sicily and/or in the world. Flexible cancellation or date changes up to 15 days before check in is allowed on selected boats. 

Sicily is located in the central Mediterranean Sea, south of the Italian Peninsula, from which it is separated by the narrow Strait of Messina. You may have heard of Mount Etna; it’s most prominent landmark and the tallest active volcano in Europe! Whatever your passion is, here you can cultivate it deeply and simply move around with your boat! Rent a boat in Sicily and savour its unique gastronomy, explore the wonders of the volcanic territories and evoke past atmospheres while admiring the Greek and Roman ruins that still stand on land and under the sea, unaware of the passing centuries. Sicily is notorious for its outstanding gastronomy and delicious vino so if you’re a fan of Italian food then Sicily is the perfect holiday for you!

How much does it cost to rent a boat in Sicily?

Renting a boat in Sicily costs from 141 $ per day in low season and from 448 $ for a week. In high season, the price of renting a boat in Sicily begins from 154 $ per day and from 1075 $ for a week. To this, you have to add other extras and consider factors such as the year of construction of the boat, the length, the date you want to sail, etc. 

Depending on the type of boat, the prices might be:
The price of motorboat rentals in Sicily 
  • 1 day: from 166 $ in high season
  • 1 week: from 887 $ in high season
  • Skipper: from 141 $ per day

The price of catamaran rentals in Sicily
  • 1 week: from 2,838 $ in low season and from 10,879 $ in high season
  • Skipper: from 201 $ per day

The price of sailing boat rentals in Sicily
  • 1 day: from 331 $ in low season and 2,365 $ in high season
  • 1 week: from 3,430 $ in low season and from 5,321 $ in high season
  • Skipper: from 177 $ per day

The price of rib boat (gommoni) rentals in Sicily 
  • 1 day: starting from 153 $ in high season
  • 1 week: from 828 $ in low season and from 1,159 $ in high season

Is it possible to rent a boat in Sicily with or without a skipper?

If you have a suitable sailing license you can rent a boat without a skipper in Sicily. A bareboat charter in Sicily is a great option for those who want to be in charge of the technicalities of sailing. 

You will also find boats available to rent in Sicily with a skipper on the Nautal website. If you rent with a skipper, you have to add from 141 $ per day of the additional cost. 

What to do in Sicily?

Sicily is an ideal tourist destination for lovers of the ocean. Rent a boat in Sicily and easily reach beaches and coves only accessible by sea. Visit curious ruins – the Valley of the Temples and the Greek Theatre of Taormina or explore the magnificence of Mount Etna, an active volcano. A boat hire in Sicily is a beautiful way to enjoy the island. 

Nightlife ranges from eating your way through the Palermo street markets to live performances at Italy's largest opera house, Teatro Massimo. Sicilian cities are very different and offer attractions for all tastes. In their surroundings, you can find natural wonders that still remain intact today. 

We suggest you visit Palermo with its gothic architecture and baroque basilicas, as well as the cathedrals of Cefalù and Monreale that are declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Taormina is located on a hill 200 metres above sea level and is the destination of the international Jet Set during the summer months. 

Mondello is regarded by many people as the seaside resort of Palermo's inhabitants, characterized by splendid villas that surround the fishing village. Sailing Sicily in charters is the perfect way to enjoy the view of the seaside resorts and villas and maybe even fish. 

From Milazzo, you can sail with your Sicily boat charter to the Aeolian Islands, and if you are sailing you can admire beautiful white sandy beaches overlooking the gulf. What is stopping you from your Sicily boat hire?
Other destinations not to be missed during your boat holiday are Stromboli (the black island), the beautiful Panarea and Cefalù, which are all characterized by charming bays where you can anchor. Let's not forget, of course, the Egadi and Favignana Islands, which are home to dreamlike and undisturbed landscapes. 

Of course, we must also remember the beautiful architecture of Syracuse and the Naxos Gardens, near Messina, where you can dive and swim in crystal clear waters directly from your Sicily boat rental. 
Make your trip unforgettable and visit the Cyclops beach near Aci Trezza, a perfect place to stop and look at the stars at night with your boat charter in Sicily. In front of the bay, there are five basalt stacks which, as the legend goes, are the boulders thrown by Polyphemus towards Ulysses' ship. 

Which type of boat to choose for renting in Sicily?

In Sicily, you can find catamarans, sailing boats and rib boats in their different ports. 
The variety and intensity of the winds, combined with the infinite possibilities of exploration, make Sicily perfect for renting a sailboat or catamaran! The advantage of renting a catamaran in Sicily is that you can admire the beautiful coasts of the island on board a comfortable and reliable boat! The catamaran is perfect for those who want to enjoy both the fun of sailing in Sicily and the comfort of a luxury charter boat. Any boat you choose will make your Sicily boat trip an unforgettable experience. 

How is the weather in Sicily?

Sicily is famous for its hot and dry summers, appreciated by those who love to rent and sail on the boats, with the rest of the year characterized by mild temperatures in most of the region. The coasts, however, have very different climatic characteristics: the southern one is influenced by African winds, while the Tyrrhenian one by the perturbations coming from the continent.

The sailing season in Sicily typically begins in April and ends in October. It has a typically Mediterranean climate, the summers are hot and dry and the winters are mild and wet. The average temperature in coastal areas is around 26 °C in summer and 10 °C in winter. Rent a boat in Sicily and make the most of perfect sailing conditions for more than half of the year!

What are the most popular ports in Sicily?

With over 1600 km of coastline, Sicily offers a huge variety of places to visit by boat for rent. Several archipelagos of different origins also make every corner of this region special enough to deserve a thorough visit.
You can rent boats of any type throughout the island, the main ports where we have boats are:
  • North Coast: Marina di Portorosa, Palermo Marina, Milazzo Marina, San vito lo Capo Marina, Lipari, Marina Arenella, Termini Imerese, Capo d'Orlando, Pignataro Marina, Terrasini, Vulcano, Salina, San Leone, Patti.
  • East Coast: Syracuse, Port of Taormina, Marina di Riposto, Messina, Nautical Club Catania Marina, Marzamemi, Brucoli
  • South-West coast: Trapani, Marsala, Marina di Ragusa, Favignana Marina, Porto di Castellammare Del Golfo, Pantelleria, Mazara del Vallo, Scoglitti

The whole list of ports where you can rent a boat in Sicily:

How to get to Sicily?

Getting to Sicily is simple as pie as the island has two major airports, Palermo and Catania, connected to many European cities with direct flights and to most cities in the rest of Italy. You can also get there by train or by boat from the mainland. 

If you plan to take the ferry to reach your rental boat, Sicily is connected to the main Italian ports of Naples, Genoa, Cagliari, Civitavecchia, Livorno and Reggio Calabria. From abroad, Malta and Tunis offer sea connections.
Inside the island, the train service connects all the main cities. For short distances or to reach smaller towns or villages, we recommend the bus network. 

Your Sicily sailing experience is waiting!

How much does it cost?

If you’re considering renting a boat in Sicily, the price will differ depending on the time of year, the number of passengers on board, and the size and type of boat you choose. Of course, additional amenities or services could also affect the price, such as having a skipper on board. Below are the average prices of a private charter in Sicily by boat type.

Sailboat: Set sail in style for just $675 per day.

Motorboat: Enjoy a smooth ride on the waves for $810 per day.

RIB: Zoom along the coast on a RIB for only $465 per day.

Catamaran: Explore Sicily’s waters in comfort for $1,290 per day.

Gulet: Experience the ultimate luxury for $2,680 per day.

Yacht: Sail like a VIP on a yacht for $3,930 per day or $27,510 per week.

What does this include?

When you rent a boat with Nautal, you can expect a fully equipped vessel with all the necessary safety gear, navigation equipment, and amenities to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable sailing experience. Our boats are well-maintained and regularly serviced to ensure the highest standards of safety and reliability.

Best port or dock to keep your boat

Port of Palermo: This bustling port offers water, gas, electricity, and wifi facilities, as well as a selection of restaurants and rental equipment. With over 600 berths, it can accommodate boats up to 150 feet in length.

Port of Catania: Located on the eastern coast, the Port of Catania provides water and electricity hook-ups, along with limited wifi access. Visitors can enjoy dining options at nearby restaurants and find rental equipment readily available. The port offers approximately 400 berths and can accommodate boats up to 120 feet in length.

Port of Siracusa: This historic port provides water and electricity facilities, along with limited wifi access. Nearby restaurants offer local delicacies, and rental equipment can be easily arranged. The port boasts around 300 berths and can accommodate boats up to 130 feet in length.

Where to sail in Sicily?

  • Aeolian Islands: Discover this stunning volcanic archipelago, where you can anchor in secluded coves, swim in crystal-clear waters, and experience the unique charm of each island.
  • Egadi Islands: Sail to this group of unspoiled islands, perfect for snorkeling in turquoise bays and relishing the tranquility of nature.
  • San Vito Lo Capo: A paradise for beach lovers, this picturesque coastal town offers beautiful sandy shores and excellent conditions for sailing.
  • Syracuse: Rich in history and culture, this ancient city's harbor provides a fascinating glimpse into Sicily's past.
  • Taormina: Set sail to this chic coastal town, renowned for its stunning views, charming streets, and vibrant atmosphere.
  • Cefalù: Admire the impressive medieval architecture and relax on the sandy beaches of this charming coastal town.
  • Favignana: Known for its striking turquoise waters and limestone cliffs, this island is a paradise for divers and snorkelers alike.

What can you see and do in Sicily?

  • The Valley of the Temples in Agrigento: Wander among the remarkably well-preserved ancient Greek temples, including the stunning Temple of Concordia.
  • Mount Etna: Take an adventurous trip to Europe's most active volcano, where you can hike through otherworldly landscapes and witness breathtaking views.
  • The Ancient Theatre of Taormina: Immerse yourself in history at this ancient Greco-Roman theatre, offering panoramic vistas of the sea and Mount Etna.
  • Stroll through the streets of Palermo's Old Town: Delight in the blend of Arab, Norman, and Baroque architecture as you explore vibrant markets and historic sites.
  • Beaches of San Vito Lo Capo: Unwind on the soft sands and enjoy the crystalline waters of this popular Sicilian beach resort.
  • Tour the Baroque towns of the Val di Noto: Marvel at the ornate Baroque architecture in towns such as Noto, Ragusa, and Modica, all designated UNESCO World Heritage sites.
  • Roman Villa del Casale in Piazza Armerina: Admire the stunning mosaics that adorn this ancient Roman villa, providing a glimpse into the island's past.
  • Ortigia Island in Syracuse: Wander through charming streets, visit historical landmarks, and savor delicious seafood in this enchanting island district.

Rent a boat with or without a skipper

Many of our boat charters in Sicily come with the option of sailing with a skipper and/or crew. Although this may come at an extra cost, having a skipper on board can, no doubt, provide you with an even more enjoyable experience! Your skipper can adapt the sailing route so that your voyage best suits the desires of you and the rest of your party.

Additionally, setting sail with a skipper will make your voyage even more comfortable! The skipper will take care of all the technical aspects of sailing, so all you need to do is sit back and relax.

If you would like to take charge of your boat charter in Sicily, then bareboat charters are the way to go. Enjoy a bareboat charter if you have a license and set sail at your own pace. You need a valid boating license to enjoy a boat this way so check with the boat owner beforehand to see that your license is valid.

When is the best time of year to rent a boat?

During the high season, which spans from June to August, Sicily experiences warm and sunny weather, with average temperatures in the 70s°F. This makes it the perfect time to enjoy boat rentals and explore the breathtaking coastline of Sicily, indulging in various water activities and soaking up the Mediterranean sunshine.

In the months just outside of the high season, specifically May and September, average temperatures in Sicily range from the mid-60s°F to low 70s°F. The weather during these months is pleasant, providing comfortable conditions for boating activities while avoiding the peak tourist crowds of the high season.

What type of boat is best for a Sicily boat charter?

Before choosing the right vessel for your boat rental in Sicily, you first have to think about the duration of your holiday. If you’re only going to sail for a few days, it is best to opt for a daily charter such as a motorboat or a RIB. With the speed of these vessels, you’ll be able to see everything on your wish list in no time. If you’re planning a longer charter of a week or more you should choose a vessel that includes amenities you’ll need during your stay. Catamarans and yachts have the space and accommodations on board to ensure a comfortable stay on the water. For a more luxurious holiday, you might consider a gulet, and for an authentic sailing experience a sailboat.

If you’re unsure about whether or not a vessel suits your needs, feel free to contact the boat owners to get a better sense of what is included on board. With our large fleet, you’ll have no problem finding the perfect boat for your Sicily boat charter!


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