Sailing boat rentals in Italy

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Beneteau - Oceanis 34 | 7 people (10.77m)

Nettuno
7
Without a skipper
 6

From $287 per day

Jeanneau - Sun odyssei 43 | 10 people (13.32m)

Elba
4
With a skipper
 16  · Private · Super owner

From $447 per day

Special offer

KRITER - a sailing legend | 16 people (21.03m)

Porto Corallo
8
With a skipper
 1  · Private

From $829 per day

Lagoon - 560 S2 | 10 people (17.07m)

Cugnana Verde
10
With a skipper

From $2,392 per day

Elan - Impression 45 | 10 people (13.85m)

Castellammare di Stabia
9
With a skipper
Private · Super owner

From $636 per day

Special offer

Jeanneau - Sun Odyssey 410 | 8 people (12m)

Marina Di Portorosa
8
With or without a skipper

From $461 per day

Beneteau - Oceanis 37 | 8 people (11.48m)

Porto Ercole
6
With or without a skipper
 20

From $239 per day

Beneteau - Oceanis 46 | 10 people (14m)

Bari
10
With or without a skipper

From $381 per day

Beneteau - Oceanis Clipper 331 | 8 people (10m)

Varazze
6
Without a skipper
 27  · Super owner

From $238 per day

Bavaria - Cruiser 50 | 12 people (14.99m)

Punta Ala
10
Without a skipper

From $367 per day

Special offer

Beneteau - Oceanis 38.1 | 7 people (10.45m)

Salerno
7
With or without a skipper
 1

From $287 per day

Special offer

- Dufour 430 Grand Large | 10 people (13m)

Palermo
10
Without a skipper
Super owner

From $431 per day

Special offer

Dufour - D 390 | 8 people (11m)

Palermo
8
Without a skipper
Super owner

From $287 per day

Dufour - 430 GL | 10 people (14m)

Naples
10
With or without a skipper
 13  · Super owner

From $399 per day

Elan - Impression 444 | 10 people (14m)

Genoa
10
With or without a skipper
 18  · Super owner

From $383 per day

Dufour - New 360 Grand Large | 8 people (10.35m)

Naples
8
With a skipper
 11  · Super owner

From $399 per day

Special offer

- Dufour 430 Grand Large | 10 people (13m)

Furnari
10
Without a skipper
Super owner

From $447 per day

Beneteau - Beneteau oceanis 40 | 8 people (12m)

La Spezia
4
With a skipper
 24  · Private · Super owner

From $670 per day

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All about sailboat rentals in Italy 

Italy is the land of saints and sailors! But also the land of tourists, hoteliers, artists, inventors, cooks and athletes! Italy has always been a fantastic place full of treasures and diversity. Many of these treasures are famous all around the world, while others are more hidden and wait for some intrepid to discover them and enjoy them in peace. For these reasons, come and discover the most paradisiac and wild corners of the Italian coasts. But how can you do that? Renting a sailboat is definitely the most natural and adventurous way to explore. With wind in the stern, let the adventure begin! 

What to do in Italy

Renting a sailboat remains one of the most common choices for sailors that are looking for an adventurous and liberating holiday. Taking advantage of the winds to reach the most hidden corners of famous locations and being able to enjoy them in peace is an incredible experience. 
One of the favourite destinations for sailors is certainly Tuscany, appreciated for the beauty of the Argentario promontory, the Tuscan archipelago and the Island of Elba are real paradises for those who are looking for coves accessible only by boat.
Sicily is another destination that is worth sailing on a sailboat. The classical culture and the rich gastronomy that make it famous are present not only along the entire coast of the island, but also in the numerous groups of islands that surround it, such as Le Eolie and Le Egadi.

Climate in Italy

Italy is characterized by a great variety of climates and temperatures, which vary not only between the north and south of the country, but also between the Tyrrhenian coast and the Adriatic coast. In general, the temperate climate of the peninsula makes it an excellent environment for navigation; above all, the center and the islands are perfect for those who decide to spend their holidays on a boat, due to the fact that there is a good weather all year long. Those who decide to rent a sailboat or a catamaran, can be sure that the winds will take where they want to go: the Mistral and the Grecale will impetuously push your boat to new destinations.

How to get to Italy

Reaching the port where you decide to rent the sailboat is not going to be a hard task. Italy has the advantage of being in the center of Europe and is therefore easily reachable. If you come from Italy and you prefer to move by train, the Frecce of Trenitalia will take you easily to the main Italian cities. On the other hand, if you want to get there by flight, the airports of Roma-Fiumicino, Milano-Linate, Napoli-Capodichino and Catania Fontanarossa are probably your best options. 

How much does it cost to rent a sailboat in Italy?

A sailboat charter will vary based on the boat and the type of charter experience you wish to create. The time of year, length of rental, and more will affect the price.

It is possible to find a sailboat for $200 or less per day in the low season without a skipper. In general, you can expect to pay $500 to $1,000 per day. Hiring a skipper or choosing a sailing yacht charter with more amenities will increase the price.

There may be additional fees not included in the final rental price, such as fuel or skipper fees. You can reach out to the boat owner through Nautal to ask about the price details.

When is the best time to go?

If you're seeking warm and sunny weather, the ideal time to set sail is during the summer months, from June to September. During this period, temperatures are between 75°F to 85°F, providing the perfect conditions for basking in the sun, taking refreshing dips in the azure waters, and indulging in endless seaside delights.

For those who prefer a milder climate and fewer crowds, the shoulder seasons of spring and fall are also great options. From April to May and from September to October, temperatures range from 60°F to 75°F, offering a comfortable sailing experience. During these months, you can enjoy the beauty of blooming landscapes and quieter harbors and savor authentic local experiences without the summer rush.

Where to sail to in Italy

Italy is filled with miles of coastlines, beautiful islands, and world-famous sailing destinations. Whether you're seeking vibrant nightlife, secluded beaches, or historic landmarks, Italy has it all. Here are some of our favorite places to set sail to:

  • The Amalfi Coast: Sail along the Amalfi Coast, where dramatic cliffs meet the sea. Explore the towns of Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello, each offering its own unique charm and breathtaking views. Don't miss the chance to visit the iconic Blue Grotto, a natural sea cave known for its mesmerizing blue-hued waters.
  • The Tuscan Archipelago: Set sail to the Tuscan Archipelago, which has seven islands. Discover the beauty of Elba, home to picturesque beaches and historic sites, including Napoleon's former exile residence. Immerse yourself in the pristine waters surrounding Giglio Island and explore the history of Capraia.
  • Sardinia: Venture to the island of Sardinia, renowned for its pristine beaches and azure waters. Sail along the Costa Smeralda, visit the vibrant town of Porto Cervo, and immerse yourself in the island's rich cultural heritage.
  • Sicily: Experience the allure of Sicily, an island filled with ancient ruins, vibrant markets, and mouthwatering cuisine. Explore the historic city of Syracuse, marvel at the architectural wonders of Taormina, and indulge in the charm of the Aeolian Islands. Don't forget to witness the sight of Mount Etna, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Cinque Terre: Discover the colorful charm of the Cinque Terre, a collection of five fishing villages perched along the rugged Ligurian coastline. Immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture, hike scenic trails offering panoramic views, and savor delicious seafood delicacies.

Rent with or without a skipper

Nautal gives you the flexibility to charter a boat with or without a skipper on your sail vacation.

A bareboat charter provides the ultimate freedom and control over your sailing experience. If you have the necessary experience and possess the required certifications, you can take charge of the sailboat, plot your own course, and embark on a personalized adventure.

If you prefer a more relaxed and carefree sailing trip, renting a sailboat with a skipper is a great choice. By having an experienced skipper onboard, you can sit back, relax, and fully indulge in the beauty of the surroundings. Your skipper is knowledgeable about the local waters and hidden gems and can guide you to the best spots.

What can you see and do in Italy?

  • Wander through the romantic canals of Venice and visit St. Mark's Square and the Doge's Palace.
  • Explore the fascinating archaeological site of Pompeii, frozen in time by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.
  • Indulge in the culinary delights of Italy, from authentic Neapolitan pizza in Naples to fresh seafood in Sicily.
  • Immerse yourself in the historical charm of Sicily's vibrant cities, such as Palermo, Taormina, and Syracuse.
  • Take a dip in the water of the Aeolian Islands, a volcanic archipelago off the coast of Sicily.
  • Hike along the scenic trails of the Cinque Terre, stopping in each colorful village to savor local delicacies.
  • Explore the stunning coastline and vibrant nightlife of the Amalfi Coast, visiting Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello.

The harbors in Italy

Here are some of the harbors you can rent a boat during your sailboat adventure in Italy:

  • Portofino, Liguria
  • Portovenere, Liguria
  • Porto Santo Stefano, Tuscany
  • Palermo, Sicily
  • Capri Marina Grande, Campania
  • Porto Cervo, Sardinia
  • La Maddalena, Sardinia

How to get to Italy

Reaching the port where you decide to rent the sailboat is not going to be a hard task. Italy has the advantage of being in the center of Europe and is therefore easily reachable. If you come from Italy and you prefer to move by train, the Frecce of Trenitalia will take you easily to the main Italian cities. On the other hand, if you want to get there by flight, the airports of Roma-Fiumicino, Milano-Linate, Napoli-Capodichino, and Catania Fontanarossa are probably your best options.

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