The myriad of countries surrounding the glistening waters of the Mediterranean are jumping- off points for some of the world’s finest private yacht charters.
One of the most desirable yachting destinations anywhere on the globe, the Mediterranean entices sea-faring visitors with its calm, warm waters, magnificent natural scenery and array of alluring land-based stop-offs on secluded beaches, in small fishing coves and at oceanside tavernas. Needless to say, there are a huge number of companies offering Mediterranean yacht charters – and here are our top five.
Founded in May 2012 and based in Florida, Ritzy Charters is a trusted community marketplace for arranging yacht rental charters in the Mediterranean and beyond – particularly for crewed yachts. The company offers hundreds of vessels in the region across several categories, including motorboats, sailing boats, and catamarans, and even caters to super yacht charter clients. The booking process is easy too – you simply fill in a query form with some necessary details, including number of guests, dates, itinerary and special requests, then you ask for a quote and wait for the company to send back a list of available yachts that fit your criteria.
With peer-to-peer experts SamBoat, you search for your ideal boat according to price, size, dates of travel and other requirements, then when you’ve found an available vessel that fits the bill you send a booking request to the owner. If the request is accepted, you pay your rental fees online, with the amount deposited to the owner on the first day of your rental. When the day comes, you board the boat and make sure it corresponds to the descriptions before signing on the dotted line and embarking on your charter adventure. When we searched for charters in the Meditteranean, we found almost 100 vessels available (both crewed yacht charters and bareboat) across Croatia, Greece, mainland Spain, Ibiza and Malta, with the majority being motorboats and sailboats.
Sailo are a highly regarded international yacht rental company that allows boat owners and renters to search for charter companies and their vessels via their platform. Users can pick from thousands of crewed and uncrewed yachts based on date, location, price, size, and former guest reviews, and you can also create custom searches crafted around your particular trip preferences. When we looked for luxury yacht charter options in the Mediterranean, we found a total of 297 available, with rates starting at $187 per week for a 14-metre sailing boat. What’s more, if you’re looking specifically for a catamaran, then Sailo also has a large number listed too.
PlainSailing are experts in yacht and catamaran charters across the Mediterranean, with bareboat, skippered and fully crewed options available all the way from the Canary islands across to Turkey, and all ports in between. They only work with the best professional charter companies in each country, that offer 24/7 technical help, have beautifully maintained boats, and have a similar focus on customer service. They have had thousands of happy customers, and their Feefo rating is 5 out of 5 stars after 350+ online reviews, which proves their attention to detail, and making it as simple and easy as possible for customers.
Dream Yacht Charter
Offering sailing opportunities across the Mediterranean, Dream Yacht Worldwide has one of the largest and most diverse sailing, yacht, and boating fleets in terms of models and manufacturers in the world, making vacations at sea more accessible to all. Founded in 2000 by Loïc Bonnet based in the Seychelles, the company has grown to become one of the world’s leading ocean tourism providers, offering trips to 50+ stunning sailing grounds and a diverse fleet of monohull and catamaran yachts to suit any on-water experience. Whether it’s an action-packed or relaxing adventure, they provide the freedom of a tailor-made vacation at sea: secret hideaways, must-see hotspots, hidden gems, or just places to meet new people.