YACHT CHARTER IN THE WEST MEDITERRANEAN
Choose your pace and set sail around a spectacular coastal area for your Mediterranean charter yachting adventure. You’ll quickly appreciate why the West Mediterranean has a deserved reputation for a stylish way of life, experiencing sophisticated dining and beautiful architecture; always awash with warm seaside charm.
Enjoy tranquil, crystal blue waters and a gentle Mediterranean Sea breeze. Then drop your anchor at a fashionable stop-off for high-end shopping, energetic culture and outstanding cuisine. You can’t resist such a unique fusion of experiences.
From the comfort of your charter yacht, soak up the sheer variety of the West Mediterranean. Enjoy high-summer heatwaves or opt for slightly cooler climates in late spring and early autumn. You’ll want to savour every single moment of your journey.
Bask in the glamour and glow of the sunny French Riviera
The south of France needs no introduction. Cradling the glamorous lifestyle of the international Jet Set, many a visitor are spell-bound by the Mediterranean dream that comes alive in sophisticated St Tropez, Nice, Eze, Cannes and the small but perfectly formed principality of Monaco. Sail on through its crystal waters and you’ll discover the wonderful retreat of Cap d’Antibes with its scenic creeks and coves. No wonder the world’s greatest artists from Picasso, Cezanne and Matisse sought and found inspiration here for their masterpieces. The shimmering light that bathes everything in a romantic golden glow really is a sight to behold.
The French Riviera altogether makes for a truly wonderful destination on and off season, not to mention its unique reputation as host of the legendary Cannes Festival, Monaco F1 Grand Prix and many international congresses and events.
As you wind you way along rugged coastline you will find your piece of Mediterranean magic around every corner.
Chic cultural Corsica
Often referred to as a French island that basks in glorious Italian sunshine, Corsica is famed for having both French and Italian culture coursing through its veins. There are many ways to enjoy all of what this diverse chic island has to offer. You may have the urge to explore the history behind the medieval citadels of Calvi and Bonifacio. For a spot of quiet seclusion, anchor off Saint Florent and Porto Vecchio and bask in their glorious beaches. Or simply make the most of the region’s micro-climate and swim in the warm turquoise waters surrounding the uninhabited granite Lavezzi Islands.
Sardinia: simply unspoilt
The rugged natural beauty of Sardinia instantly wins the hearts of those seeking unspoilt Mediterranean landscapes. Sprouting from the island’s rocky landscape is lush green vegetation and completing the picture-perfect scene, there is of course the backdrop of the inviting blue sea. It beckons visitors with a variety of water sports including windsurfing, kitesurfing and snorkelling. From the magnificent rocky headlands and secluded coves of Cala Luna to the beguiling turquoise waters off Spiaggia del Principe beach, the panoramic views here are unrivalled.
For more breath-taking views and pristine beaches drop anchor in Cala di Volde in the heart of Costa Smeralda.
If you love exploring towns, the cobbled streets of Porto-Vecchio will surely appeal, bustling with great eateries and luxury shops. In the harbour of Porto Cervo, you can enjoy a relaxing afternoon of laid-back glamour that the Italians do so well. After dusk, with its extensive night life, you can get a true taste of the Sardinian passion for enjoying life to the full.
Discover the true ‘dolce vita’ in the Italian Riviera
The crescent shaped Italian Riviera, essentially the coast of Liguria, is a narrow coastal strip that lines the Maritime Alps. There’s plenty to keep you snap-happy here, like the very picturesque colourful and charming Portofino fisherman’s village – the jewel of the Italian Riviera. You may strike it lucky and spot dolphins on your approach into the harbour.
The neighbouring maritime village of Portovenere where the buildings are also decorated in a vibrant palette, looks stunning against the blue sky. Renowned for the Porto Venere Regional Natural Park, a protected area with trails and dive site, it is also located in a region where you can discover Italian gastronomy at its best.
Head to the south of this Mediterranean paradise and you will come across the island extension of Tuscany, the famous island of Elba. Presided over by the 1018-metre-high Monte Capanne and flanked by vineyards, the island beholds wondrous beach coves and excellent local sea cuisine. Or you could decide to commune with nature as you are guided by scenic trails through Cinque Terre national park in the vibrant heart of Liguria. Whatever you decide, Elba is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the simple things in life whilst appreciating the finest.
Sail away to Amalfi and coast along to its peaceful way of life
Who can resist the romantic charms of Southern Italy and the Amalfi coast? Your charter here will take in beauty in abundance, from the glamorous hotspot of Capri to the exquisite jaw-dropping sight of Positano.
Enjoy vertiginous village vistas at Positano. Nestling on southern Italy’s Amalfi Coast, houses in distinctly Mediterranean hues appear to cascade like a waterfall down the steep hillside. Although it is well-known holiday destination, rustic charm is well evident here. Time will fly by as you amble along the pebble beachfront and wind you way up steep, narrow Wisteria-lined streets, and stop off boutiques and cafes. Another unmissable attraction, the Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta, features a majolica-tiled dome and a 13th-century Byzantine icon of the Virgin Mary.
The Sentiero degli Dei (God’s Pathway) is a wonderful hiking trail along Monti Lattari that links Positano to other neighbouring coastal towns. By day, you get to marvel at the colourful hillside town in all its vibrant glory.
Looking for a hidden gem? Ponza is just that.
The place where true Italians are said to choose to go to on vacation, Ponza has a low-key modest vibe and an untamed landscape.
Meanwhile, the natural splendour of volcanic island Ischia with its mineral-rich thermal springs that bubble up from Maronti Beach will leave you feeling refreshed.
Venture to volcanic and historic Sicily
The largest island of them all in the Mediterranean is Sicily, bestowing a spellbinding mix of characteristic rocky coastline, ancient sites, art and food. No visit here is complete without a pilgrimage to Taormina and its ancient Greco-Roman theatre, which sits near to the dramatic looking Mount Etna volcano and overlooks the azure sea. If you are feeling energetic, spend your time hiking in this contrasting landscape, soaking in the undisturbed views.
Wherever you decide to spend your Mediterranean Charter, you’ll be in the best hands with Princess Charter. Discover our West Mediterranean charters here.