Mediterranean Yacht Charter: The Best Companies

by Paul Joseph  |  Updated April 22, 2024

The myriad of destinations amid the shimmering waters of the Mediterranean are jumping- off points for some of the world’s best private yacht charters.

A sailing yacht at Kleftiko on Milos Island, Greece (Photo: Falco Ermert via Flickr / CC BY 2.0 )

One of the most alluring yachting regions anywhere on the globe, the Mediterranean entices sea-faring visitors with its calm, warm waters, majestic natural scenery and array of land-based stop-offs on secluded beaches, in small fishing coves and at oceanside tavernas. Catering for them are a wide choice of companies offering Mediterranean yacht charters – and we’ve picked five of the best below.

Ritzy Charters

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.

Book at RitzyCharters.com


Established in 2014, SkipperCity have served as a one-stop shop for yacht charters across the Mediterranean and beyond for many years and are our number one recommendation for both crewed and bareboat charters in Europe. Best known for their services in Croatia, they also cater to destinations across the continent and beyond, offering everything from catamaran charter to luxury yacht to sailboat charter opportunities, and plenty more, with vessels of various size and spec available to rent either skippered or bareboat at ports across the region. They also offer a best price guarantee, as well as ensuring no hidden fees, so you know exactly what you’ll be paying up front.

Book at SkipperCity

Boatsters Black

Since launching in 2015, Boatsters Black have been pairing charter guests with exceptional yachts in both Europe and the Caribbean. In the Easter and Western Mediterranean region they have hundreds of crewed yachts available for charter, with prices starting at €12,850 per week for a 20-metre motoryacht that sleeps up to 8 guests and can be rented out of Montenegro. The company also provides a wide range of suggested itineraries for each destination to help inspire clients for their sea-faring adventure

Book at BoatstersBlack


Click & Boat is a peer-to-peer platform that invites boat owners post  listings for their vessels along with pictures, spec and price. Renters can then contact them directly via an online messaging service to ask any questions, as well as view feedback from previous renters. Bareboat rentals are the cheapest option, but you can also have a captain onboard for an additional cost. When we searched for boat rentals in the Mediterranean, there was a huge choice of vessels available, with the cheapest option a  5.6-metre motorboat that can accommodate up to 6 people, available bareboat in Greece and priced at just €30 per day before fees. No licence is required to helm this boat, either.

Book at Clickandboat.com