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Palermo Yacht Charter


On the northwest coast of Sicily, Palermo is a place where Roman, Greek, Arab and Norman cultures meet.. Palermo is the capital of Sicily and is located in a marvelous inlet by Monte Pellegrino, self-described as 'the most beautiful promontory in the world'.  Sicily is well known for its unique natural beauty and the highest active volcano in Europe 'Mount Etna'. The coast offers a landscape of fascinating beauty, with smaller islets scattered all around the coast.

From Sunsail's base, sail between history and nature and uncover the Aegadean Islands – Favignana, Marettimo and Levanzo. From here, you could head towards the heart of the Tirreno in the direction of Ustica – paradise on earth, with many diving opportunities, and a very beautiful natural reserve. Alternatively, you could sail southwards to where Pantelleria, Lampedusa and Linosa islands wait to be discovered and where the sea is as old as the world. Set sail from these islands and the coasts of Malta and Tunisia are easily reachable.

A Sicily sailing holiday takes you to the stunningly beautiful Egadi Islands west of Palermo, and to the picturesque harbors of the Sicilian coast. Both the islands and the coastal cruising grounds are enchanting. They blend the bustle of chic ports such as Palermo with the quiet ambience of small fishing villages on remote and scenic islands. Swimming, snorkeling, and sunbathing on pristine beaches is delightful. Palaces and cathedrals, fascinating archaeological sites, and historic islands and coastal towns with fine restaurants serving exquisitely prepared local cuisine are among the many pleasures you will enjoy on a Sicilian Yacht Charter.

  • Stunning Palermo
  • Easy flight access
  • The Egadi Islands and Ustica
  • Unrivalled cuisine
  • Longer cruises to Malta and Tunisia


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Sailing in Palermo

An Italian bareboat yacht charter from Sunsail’s base at Palermo is suited to more experienced sailors.  These seas offer something for everyone - gentle cruising around the coast and between the various Egadi (Aegadian) islands as well as the excitement of open-water passages further afield , to Pantelleria, Ustica and beyond.

In summer, winds are generally north-westerly, 8 to 12 knots (8 -14 Mph), and temperatures average 25 – 32ºC (77 - 89ºF).

What's included ?

To make sure that you get the most out of your Palermo Yacht Charter, we have equipped all of our yachts with the highest specification kit to help provide comfort, performance and fun onboard; so all that’s left for you to do is relax and enjoy your sailing holiday with family and friends.

Palermo Highlights

A Sicilian sailing holiday promises swimming and snorkelling from beautiful beaches, picturesque waterfront harbours, Roman ruins, Renaissance art and – of course, this is Italy after all! – truly excellent eating, all with a back-drop of stunning volcanic scenery.

  • Palermo Base

    The vibrant city of Palermo - the starting point of your Palermo boat charter – has plenty to interest those keen to explore its fascinating Arab-Norman history and architecture. Marvel at the extraordinary mosaics in the Palatine Chapel, roam the city’s bustling street markets and enjoy the exceptional food for which the island of Sicily is renowned.

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  • Positano

    A Positano boat charter gives sailors the opportunity to indulge themselves in more than a little glamour, with smart shopping, smarter restaurants and some of the smartest nightlife in Italy available along the beautifully scenic Amalfi Coast. Don’t forget your camera – Positano is seriously photogenic! Add in the opportunity to visit Naples and Pompeii on a stopover at Positano is not to be missed.

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  • San Vito Lo Capo

    A San Vito Lo Capo boat charter allows you to explore the beautiful coastline of Sicily that lies to the west of Palermo. Nature lovers will be drawn to the flora and fauna of the Zingaro Nature Reserve, while the swimming and snorkelling in crystal clear turquoise waters will appeal to everyone. Be sure not to miss the exquisite hill-top town of Erice or the ancient temple at magical Segesta.

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  • Ustica

    For divers and snorkelers, the island of Ustica and the national marine park which occupies much of its waters, is an alluring prospect as these crystal clear waters are home to an extraordinary variety of fish and other marine life. On land, walkers will enjoy the spectacular scenery of the coastal paths and everyone on board an Ustica yacht charter will appreciate the excellent eating prospects to be investigated in the harbour town.

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