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Rent a boat with or without skipper in Sicily, Italy

with SamBoat. Choose from a wide selection of sailboats, motor boats, RIBs, catamarans, yachts and canal boats. We offer a huge range of boats to hire from 50€/day. With the best offers, SamBoat helps you to find the ideal yacht charter in Sicily for the perfect vacation.



Renting a Boat in Sicily


Being the largest islands in the Mediterranean, Sicily is a place with a very distinct history and culture. Due to its location on the map, Sicily has experienced very unique periods in time that have beautifully shaped the island. Just like its history and people, Sicily offers some of the most diverse landscapes and sights. 


The beautiful coastlines of Sicily make it a prime location to rent a boat and explore the island endlessly. It became a very popular sailing destination as there are multiple different itineraries and sailing routes available around the beautiful cities of the island. 


Choose from a huge selection of boats in Sicily and set sail to explore this stunning Mediterranean island and discover the cities from a different perspective from the sea. Sicily is a perfect destination for various different travellers such as families, groups of friends or couples. 


How much does it cost to rent a boat in Sicily?


The cost of renting a boat in Sicily is changing throughout the year. When there is the high season on the island from June to August, the prices are generally higher. If you want to charter a yacht in Sicily expect to pay around 150€/day for a sailboat and from around 300 €/day for a catamaran. These prices can change depending on the city you visit in Sicily. Rent a boat in Catania and explore the rich coastlines of the island.


If you rather rent a motor boat for a day, the prices depend on the size and type of boat you rent. There is a huge selection of boats available in various price ranges, so the choice is yours which is suitable for you. We recommend planning your holiday activities in advance, whether you want to try out water sports or go on an adventure along the coast to discover hidden spots. You will certainly find the most ideal boat for you dream holiday in Sicily. 


Boat availability in Sicily


Sicily offers a wide range of boats available to hire both at the north and the south side of the island too. Depending on which part of the island you want to discover, you will have a huge selection to choose from. 


The best season for a yacht charter is generally from the end of April to the end of October. The climate is usually very enjoyable with winters not falling below 10 degrees and hot summer days normally cooled by the nice sea breeze. Expect to find most of the tourists during summer, but keep in mind that the sailing conditions are excellent at spring and at autumn too. 


We recommend booking a few months in advance if you want to charter a yacht and a few weeks for day boats. This case you can guarantee to find the most suitable boat for your dream holiday in Sicily. 


Do I need a licence to charter a yacht in Sicily?


If you rent a boat in Sicily, keep in mind that you might need to have a valid boating license to present. If you rent a sailboat that is beyond 6 miles from shelter, it is mandatory to have a license. Otherwise, there is no need to worry, because you can rent without too. However, if you’d like to rent a motorboat, you can only rent without a valid license if the power of the boat is less than 40hp. If it’s beyond, you will be asked to present your license. 


Don’t worry if you don’t have a boating license and you still want to rent a boat, because there is an option to rent with a skipper. There are many benefits of a skipper, not just their technical expertise about driving a boat. They are local people that have knowledge about the area, it means that they can navigate you to secret spots that are hidden from tourists. It can highly increase your adventures and create an unforgettable holiday. 


Overview of Sicily


Sicily is an island on the central of the Mediterranean sea and located southern Italy. Sicily is rich in stunning cities, beautiful landmarks across the island and one of the best beaches in Europe. The combination of nature, history, culture and gastronomy makes it an ideal holiday destination. One of the most well known landmarks on the island is the volcano Etna, which is still active to this day. 


When sailing, there are bays and ports all throughout the island that are highly recommended. The north of the island offers very different experiences than that of its counterpart. The more common voyage is that of the north, stopping at Palermo and the historical cities of Cefalu and Portarosa. In fact, starting your yacht charter from Palermo is the most common port of destination. From here, it is a very short voyage to the Aeolian Islands, which presents an incredible, distinct world. If you're looking for a longer holiday, you can rent a catamaran in Sicily.


In the south of the island, make it a point to stop and see the Greek ruins in Syracuse. What was one of the largest cities in the ancient world, is now one of the greatest archaeological sites in Sicily. It is obvious that Sicily is a land full of wonderful landscapes and destinations. The number of islands and the diversity presented makes it best to see the island by boat. On the southwest coast, you'll also be able to sail to Trapani. Rent a motorboat or sailboat and make sure to experience as much as Sicily as possible. You can also go to the west part of Sicily, rent a boat in Milazzo and sail around the coast to Taormina. You could also start south by hiring a boat in Syracuse.

A 5-star service appreciated by users
Samboat is rated 4.87/5 •Based on 113660 reviews

The boat was pretty nice. Francesco was very helpfull and friendly.


Nice boat and good experience.