Renting a boat in Sicily & discovering the Aeolian’s, Milazzo’s, Palermo’s Coasts? We will find the perfect boat for you. Wide selection – Get your offer! Sicily is Italy’s largest island, in the direct neighbourhood of the boot-shaped peninsula. The island is full of mountains and lowlands and it is a gem of the Mediterranean. You can find lots of smaller or bigger islands around Sicily, which can serve as excellent destinations for those sailing there.

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Location of Sicily

Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and the seventh-largest island in Europe. It lies at the bottom of the boot of Italy. Its territory is 25, 700 km2 and the island has about 5 million inhabitants. Europe’s largest volcano Etna (3370 m) can be found here not far from the city of Catania. The following islands also belong to Sicily: Lipari-islands (north), Ustica (northwest), Egadi island group (at the western coast), Pantelleria and Pelagie islands (southwest).

Sicily – the island of the Sun – has beautiful landscapes to offer. The view of the island is determined by wonderful baroque towns, fantastic beaches with cliffs and pebbles and the enormous Etna volcano. The mountains and valleys of natural beauty, almost hidden towns, the rich historical past and the pleasant sea air are all very attractive. You make a good choice, if you spend your holidays here. Everyone will be charmed by the Mediterranean lifestyle, old palaces, original houses on narrow and crooked streets and the hospitality of locals.

Can you rent a yacht in Sicily – do I need a license?

Small boats (under a certain horsepower or length), electric boats, crewed yacht charters and gulet charters may not require a license. Larger boats or those with more powerful engines need a skipper’s license. Before you confirm your sailing trip to Sicily, please send us a copy and we will check it for you. You need to have the original copies on board, so don’t forget to take them.
To sail in Italy, one of the following qualifications is necessary: • ICC (International Certificate of Competence), International, with valid Navigational and VHF licenses, Prerequisites: RYA “Day Skipper Course” or complete the ICC Assessment form to prove competence from previous experience.• IPC (International Proficiency Certificate), America, Prerequisites: ASA 104 or US Sailing “Bareboat Cruising Course” OR: • NauticEd SLC (International Sailing License and Credentials), International, • UK – RYA Day Skipper practical, • USA – US Sailing “Bareboat Cruising Course”, ASA “104 Bareboat Cruising Course” or above, • Germany – “Sportbootführerschein See“ or above, • Belgium – Algemeen Stuurbrevet/ Brevet de conduite général, • France – LE PERMIS PLAISANCE
If you do not have a skipper license, it is also possible to rent a boat with a skipper

Boat rental Sicily – the main ports

The sailing season may be as long as March to November in Sicily. During the main season, the sea wind arrives from the northwest, will blow in the morning with medium power and will stop by the night. The open water surface around it is so huge that there is great water moving even in a light breeze. The sea surface is more influenced by the presence and strength of winds than actual high or low tides, which make a difference of max. half a meter everywhere. Almost every town has a port, so you can stop to relax almost everywhere.

Capo d’Orlando Marina

The port’s total extension is about 183, 000 square metres including quays and indoor places. There are 553 berths for yachts with a length of 7, 50 – 40 meters. Moreover, this modern and multifunctional complex provides full service. After arrival, the purpose is to create a friendly atmosphere for the members of the crew through different services in the local Wi-Fi bar, restaurants, or boutiques

Port of Marsala

Marsala is an Italian town located in the province of Trapani in the westernmost part of Sicily. It is a popular stopping-off point for yachts heading to Tunisia. The depth range of the port is 3-3, 5 meters. There are water and electricity supply. The port is occasionally subject to the phenomenon of the marrobio. Basically, it is a tidal wave that can raise and lower the water level by as much as a metre in the space of 10-15 minutes. Marsala yacht charter

Marina del Nettuno

The port is known for its proximity to the Aeolian Islands, a popular destination for boaters. It is located near the center of Milazzo, making it easy to reach the city and its historical attractions. It can accommodate more than 140 boats with a maximum length of 50 meters, with no depth limit. Milazzo yacht charters

Port of Trapani

The historic port of Trapani on the west coast of Sicily offers a fascinating mix of history and culture. It has about 50-60 seats. The maximum length of the ships can be 30 meters. yacht charter in Trapani

Port of Palermo

The bustling port of Palermo, the capital of Sicily, offers a lively atmosphere and a rich historical heritage. A busy port with several docks for cargo ships, ferries, cruise ships and yachts. Palermo is a great starting point for exploring other parts of Sicily or the Aeolian Islands. boat rental Palermo

Marina di Ragusa

Located on the southern coast of Sicily, Marina di Ragusa is a small charming port known for its calm atmosphere and proximity to beautiful beaches. Discover the historic center of Ragusa, protected by UNESCO, the labyrinth of winding streets. boat rental Ragusa

Marina di Portorosa

The port is located in the northern part of the island, along a 4,000-meter-long quay. It is a really elegant and modern harbor in the neighborhood of Fumari. It is properly secured and protected from the wind. The Aeolian Islands are only a few kilometers away. The seabed here is 3.5-5 meters, while the depth of the harbor pool is 2.5-3.5 meters.

Main sights of Sicily

It is very difficult to highlight some sights of Sicily, as there are so many wonderful ones. However, you shouldn’t miss these places by any chance, if you happen to be on the island.

Taormina:

This place’s special location has attracted tourists for thousands of years. It is high above the Mediterranean Sea and just opposite the volcano Etna. Masses of tourists visit it each year, especially from May to September. The calmer period of the year lasts from October to March. This place has inspired many international writers and artists, mainly the Greek theatre dating from the 3rd-century b. C., the Isola Bella nature protection area, the ruins of Naxos and San Nicolo basilica.

Palermo:

Palermo is Sicily’s capital. It is an exotic city with an African atmosphere, but mostly a chaotic city with a thousand faces and many sights. Walking in the streets you can be amazed by the beauty of cupolas and churches, but in some districts, you are astonished by the sight of ghettos. Each place in the city talks about something that you should experience yourself. Palermo has many architectural sights, especially Norman buildings that are worth noting. The variety of street food and markets is also typical for Palermo.

Siracusa:

Cicero has already said that „it is the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of all”. Perhaps this saying has also contributed to making Siracusa join UNESCO’s World Heritage list. The city is connected to the mainland by bridges. The cultures and peoples that had got settled here all marked their heritage in the city leaving various churches and buildings behind. The city’s architecture is characterised by the Sicilian baroque style. Besides the baroque palaces and crooked tiny streets, the most pleasant part of Siracusa is the coastal promenade. Here you should drink a glass of excellent wine watch the sunset and admire the breathtaking view.

Cefalu:

Cefalu is only an hour away from Palermo, therefore you should make a trip here by all means. The town is small enough to be discovered on the walk. Fishermen’s boats will frequently follow each other in the small port. The coastal promenade called „Lungomare” was created for evening walks. This is when streets and houses are illuminated and lights also shine on the mountain above the houses. One of the greatest sights of Sicily is the Arabic-Norman cathedral, in which you can see ancient Byzantine mosaics.

Turkish stairs – Scala dei Turchi:

It is one of the most special natural sights of Sicily, a building white cliff with stairs that is hundreds of meters long. The mildly steep cliff is easy to walk and the neighbourhood is suitable for swimming. It is an excellent spot to watch a fantastic sunset.

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More information about Sicily

Sicily’s weather is classically Mediterranean with a hot summer and a mild winter. You should visit it from May to October when you have real summer weather. If you plan a more active holiday, you’d better choose May, June, September or October, because during this period the daytime temperature usually reaches 24-26 degrees, which makes sightseeing a lot more pleasant than doing the same in the heat of July of August.

Weather in Sicily

The climate diagrams are based on 30 years of hourly weather model simulations. They give good indications of typical climate patterns and expected conditions (temperature, precipitation, sunshine, and wind). The “mean daily maximum” (solid red line) shows the maximum temperature of an average day for every month for Sicily. Likewise, the “mean daily minimum” (solid blue line) shows the average minimum temperature.

Wind rose in Sicily
Wind speed in Sicily

The wind rose for Sicily shows how many hours per year the wind blows from the indicated direction. The diagram for Sicily shows the days per month, during which the wind reaches a certain speed.

Day 1. Milazzo – Vulcano Porto 35, 21 km (21, 88 mi), Day 2. Vulcano Porto – Filicudi Porto 39, 19 km (24, 35 mi), Day 3. Filicudi Porto – Santa Marina Sailina 28, 71 km (17, 84 mi), Day 4. Santa Marina Sailina – Stromboli 41, 63 km (25, 87 mi), Day 5. Stromboli – Panarea 22, 72 km (14, 12 mi), Day 6. Panarea – Lipari 21, 85 km (13, 58 mi), Day 7. Lipari – Tono – Milazzo 40, 64 km (25, 25 mi)

boat hire Sicily

Day 1. Marsala – Isola Grande 11.47 km (7.12 mi), Day 2. Isola Grande – Favignana 16.33 km (10.15 mi), Day 3. Favignana –Marettimo 23.49 km (14.59 mi) , Day 4. Marettimo – Isola Levanzo 23.38 km (14.53 mi), Day 5. Isola Levanzo – Trapani 14.87 km (9.24 mi), Day 6. Trapani – Mozia 17.54 km (10.90 mi), Day 7. Mozia – Parco – Salinella 14.10 km (8.76 mi)

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