We offer a free booking service by dealing directly with the charter company you select on this website. We will get you a great deal from one of the Hundreds of Mediterranean Yacht Charters sailing holidays that are happy to work with us. You can rent a boat for a day, week or month. Please ask for more information even if the booking form indicates restrictions.
We select boats and Yachts from hundreds of Mediterranean Yacht Charter companies. Video on pages will help you plan your next boating holiday. See what others say about an area. Most video’s we display are made by visitors to the Mediterranean who recorded sailing holidays and adventures for each area. We are based in Barcelona and have our own fleet of yachts. Certainly, we recommend Barcelona as a top holiday destination. The choice is yours.
We have added historical information about many of the destinations. Follow the video links to get more page information from Utube. Please comment in the comments box directly on the video you liked. If you have any information about sailing in the Mediteraininan, we would love to hear about it.
The Mediterranean sea is a vast area supporting many cultures. Be assured a friendly welcome awaits in every port. During a Mediterranean Boating Holiday, the only problems you are likely to encounter is a lack of time to enjoy all the magical moments you will discover.
Time to enjoy your holiday might be more of a problem if you are on a bareboat charter. This problem is especially true if you are the skipper. We discovered booking an experienced skipper is a great option. He or she will take all the stress and much of the responsibility away from you, giving you more time to relax even if they are not needed to operate the boat. You’ll get so much knowledge from a local skipper that you’ll wonder why you even considered going it alone.
The Sail Majic Carpet team discovered historic ruins on a recent sailing holiday when they visited the Balearic Islands off Spain’s coast. Discovering ruins about 2,500 years old is described in some detail in the video below.
If you are taking a boating holiday, our advice is to spend lots of time ashore visiting historic and interesting locations that you might not discover on an ordinary holiday tour.
Popular Med destinations are Languedoc in the South of France, mainland Spain, the Balearic Islands, and Greek islands, including dozens of bases in Croatia and less well known is the tax-free zone of Montenegro. Arguably the foundation of culture in the west is Italy. It’s a place that has some of the most interesting and historically preserved places on earth. They are just waiting to be discovered by adventurous sailing tourists. Suppose you have time to Cruise the Italian coastline. You will discover beautiful Tuscany and the Valencian area where Venise and boats form an everyday way of life and have done for hundreds of years. Corsica and Sardina are situated close to the Italian coastline, whereas Malta is some distance away to the west of Italy.
With an enormous choice of places to start your boating holiday, the first thing to do is pick a country! Check your sailing ability and look for the area most suited to you.
For beginners or experienced sailors, a sailing holiday on a Mediterranean Yacht Charters offers everyone something.
You only have one problem as the Mediterranean, without a doubt, offers more world-beating locations than you will find anywhere in the world: where to start looking for your charter?
Below are some taster paragraphs about sailing locations in the Mediterranean.
Turkey is where you can enjoy a Mediterranean holiday to its full extent, fabulous sunshine, great beaches and no end of cultural pleasure. If you are from the way out, West Turkish delight awaits! Few countries on earth have such cultural diversity.
For decades Turkey was the chosen place to sail. However, the 2008 crash and global economic difficulties did, for many years, result in diminishing numbers of Charter companies operating in Turkey. We are delighted to report that Yacht Charter holidays in Turkey are very much alive and well again, with great deals on offer all along the amazing Turkish coast.
Split and Dubrovnik are globally famous yacht charter holiday destinations. Probably one of the most popular destinations in Croatia is Dubrovnic. It is hard to believe that much of the town was devastated by war in years gone by. Tourism is the primary industry. Although you are not going to find endless solitude in this place, you will be surrounded by a fascinating history that you can reflect on when you do find time to think about how it must have been like to endure life in this place during troubled times.
The reality is that there are many Mediterranean Charter locations.
South of France
Part of France’s south coast is often known as the French Riviera. The golden beaches of the Mediterranean stretch from Cassis’s town to the Italian border. The area has always been associated with glamour, celebrity, sophistication and superyachts.
It is also known as the Côte d’Azur. It is a must-visit place if you are into yachting or boating for pleasure. It even works as a sweetener if you are entertaining clients. We can think of no better place to do business than aboard a beautiful superyacht charter in this perfect Mediterranean Yacht Charter setting.
Places of interest
The Mediterranean coastline includes towns with names that shout exclusivity. Visit the South of France; you will find Nice, Cannes, Monaco, and Saint Tropez are all ports for yacht charterers and can provide every luxury that money can buy.
Nightclubs, casinos, boutiques, five-star hotels and Michelin-starred restaurants are everywhere. However, nothing looks out of place next to the fishing villages and local markets’ quaint appeal despite the riches on offer.
Nice International Airport is the place to fly into for easy access to the French Riviera. There are even convenient helicopter transfers to both St. Tropez and Monaco for those wishing to avoid the traffic.
The Principality of Monaco tucks in between France and Italy along the Côte d’Azur. It is split up into districts, the most famous being Monte-Carlo.
Considered by many as the epicentre of luxury yachts, it hosts the Monaco Yacht Show each year in September – a show exclusively for large, lavish vessels. It is also the world-famous Formula 1 motor race and other internationally recognised sporting events.
Mediterranean Yacht Charter bookings are available, but such a popular destination gets very busy. Remember to book ahead, especially for charters in the peak summer season.
This is a busy French city located on the Mediterranean Riviera. It is a community located in the Alpes-Maritimes district. It has become famous as the host city for the annual Cannes Film Festival and the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.
The harbour town of Saint-Tropez is the main port of call for many visitors to this part of the Mediterranean. Innovation and top quality services have made the marina at Saint-Tropez one of the world’s most visited marinas for superyachts and yacht charters.
It is hard to walk around town for very long before spotting someone you have seen in a magazine. A-list celebrities pack the restaurants and nightclubs during the summer months. Famous players and spectators frequent the many sports events held here, such as International Polo tournaments.
The Mediterranean is bounded by three continents: Europe, Asia and Africa. This deep, watered ocean affects weather patterns in the enormous area.
Storm Gloria with massive swells hit Portocolom in Spain’s Balearic Islands, and Platja de la Mar Bella, in Barcelona. The deep-water buoys located off Valencia’s coast registered a record-breaking significant wave height of 8.44 meters (27.69 feet). Storm Gloria – Borrasca Gloria produced an estimated maximum wave height of 13.5 meters (44.29 feet). In Port Valencia, the tide gauge reached a top wave height of 3.28 meters (10.76 feet). In recent years, Spain has been troubled by intense meteorological phenomena. However, powerful swells and big waves are still rare in the Mediterranean region.
The Scirocco – a dry stormy wind from the Sahara Desert picks up moisture as it blows across the Mediterranean to become a lesser damp wind by the time it reaches Europe.
The Mistral from Southern France is a strong North wind that can reach up over 100 mph, bringing storms that can devastate the south coast. By the time it reaches Languedoc, it can feel like a west wind with half the velocity and accompanies clear warm sunny Mediterranean weather.
Experienced yachters will understand that the difference in temperature between sea and land can form a localised breeze. Often this is northerly in the morning, changeable at noon, and strong southerly by afternoon. However, nothing is ever for sure in the Mediterranean.
All that aside about the weather, there are plenty of areas in the Mediterranean which are ideal for beginners.
Many of these are close to superb resorts with well-serviced marinas in glorious places in Europe. A summer spent sailing in the Mediterranean is never a wasted summer.
Please take a look at our map, research places you want to visit. Most pages have great historical details. There are so many to choose from in the Mediterranean; you’ve got the pick of the whole of Europe.
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