Genoa is the capital city of the northwestern Italian region of Liguria. Over decades, it has gained a reputation for being an important trading city in the maritime field. It’s a great place to hire a boat and go on a cruising adventure. With authentic Italian vibes, small and colourful streets, it’s a must-see if you plan on sailing in Italy. The Ligurian region is also an incredible snorkelling or scuba diving destination, with some of the best seafloors to explore and fascinating sea life, make sure you hire a boat and take a dive in the crystal clear waters. Genoa also makes a great starting point for a sailing adventure as it is next to other nice hotspots.
Italy is full of sunshine and great weather most of the year. If you are looking for the best weather you might want to rent a boat in Liguria in July or August during the summer. These are the months with the highest temperatures and with the least rainfall.This period of the year also is the high season in Genoa, meaning a lot of tourists like to visit the city and its surroundings.
We strongly suggest that you visit at other times of the year, in spring or in fall as you prefer. These seasons also have good weather with nice temperatures, in the air as well as in the sea. The convenience of visiting off season is without a doubt the fact that there will be a lot less tourists and therefore, better prices, availability and more space for relaxation!
The prices for hiring a boat In Genoa depend a lot on the type and the size of the boat. You can rent a motorboat for a starting price of around 300€ per day and a sailboat for around 730€ for an entire week.
If you plan on visiting Genoa during summer in July or August, make sure you complete your reservation well in advance as the prices increase a lot during the high season.
If you decide to rent a boat in Genoa, national laws and boating regulations will apply to you. This means that you will need a licence unless you don’t go further than 6 miles from shelter and unless the engine of the vessel is less powerful than 40HP.
If you want to go faster on a motorboat or if you want to go further, you might be asked to provide an adequate boating licence. Keep in mind that you should always have a nautical CV explaining the previous experiences that you have had.
With warm weather, crystal clear water and amazing culture, Italy is known to be an amazing place to visit. In Genoa, you will find everything you might expect from Italy, including fascinating historical sites and monuments, incredible Italian cuisine and some of the most stunning coasts and sea floors to explore on a cruise by hiring a boat.