Find the ideal Mediterranean island for your summer charter

Dreaming of the ultimate yacht charter in an idyllic setting? Then we have the perfect yacht pairing for you…

Charter holidays are all about choice. There’s no need to compromise when it comes to your luxury holiday, so if you want your ideal location, an itinerary to suit your mood, plus somewhere to stay that suits your needs? Then a charter yacht can deliver on all fronts.

And if you’re looking for a charter destination, then the Mediterranean has it all, from the well facilitated marinas and ports of the French Riviera, to Greece and Turkey’s sites of antiquity, and myriad islands to explore in between.

This year, if you’re heading to the Mediterranean, then let us help you find the right yacht for you, whatever you’re looking to get out of your holiday and wherever you’re planning to visit.

Glamorous charters in the Mediterranean

Nothing shouts glamour like your own private yacht, so if you want to make the most of your indulgent set-up then head to one of the most fashionable places in the Mediterranean.

Island? Visit the island of Capri, where the coastline is peppered with grand villas, and the elite gather on their yachts at anchor amid the Faragoloni. Or perhaps you would rather the sugar-cube villages of Santorini, home to arguably the most sensational sunsets in the Mediterranean. A couple of restaurant ideas would be L’Olivio in Capri and Petra in Santorini.

What yacht? With supermodel looks and some of the best amenities on the water – including that Imax cinema – LADY S charter yacht is the height of on-the-water opulence and in available in the West Mediterranean this summer.

PARILLION charter yacht has availability in the West Mediterranean this July and August and her vast sun deck, which includes a 3.5m pool with its own waterfall, is the perfect backdrop to glamorous gatherings.

RESILIENCE charter yacht has remaining high season availability in the West Mediterranean this August and comes with a raft of amenities that will keep even the most demanding of guests satisfied, including a cinema under the stars and an oversized sun deck.

Though she’s most known for her green credentials SAVANNAH charter yacht is one of the most spectacular vessels afloat and among her many standout features is an incredible underwater observation lounge.

With her Art Deco inspired interiors, PHOENIX II, available from mid-August in the East or West Mediterranean, would be a luxurious choice for either island, while for a true throw-back feel for your charter to Capri, try MALAHNE, a yacht rich in old-school sophistication, which has high season availability in the West Mediterranean this summer.

After a sunset dinner in one of Santorini’s excellent sea-view restaurants such as Vezené, Mavro or Therasia, then retreat to the stylish surrounds of MARIU, a yacht designed by Giorgio Armani no less, and delve into the 200-bottle wine cellar.

Mediterranean food charters

The Mediterranean is renowned for its incredible food and drink, from the haute cuisine of France to homemade pasta, the freshest seafood, fine wines, olive oil and hand-kneaded bread.

Island? Though in essence the food of Sardinia borrows much from the typical Italian diet, there is nothing typical about the food here, where the rustic dishes will stay with you long after you’ve left. Similarly, Corsica has a unique diet of cured meats and slow-cooked stews and sheep cheese that is quite unlike anything you have tried before. Try

What yacht? Available from 6-13 July from Corsica to the South of France, NORTHERN ESCAPE’s main deck infinity pool is the perfect place to rest after a heavy afternoon’s grazing.

SILVER FOX charter yacht, also available from early June in Corsica or the South of France, has the largest sun deck in her class, and there’s plenty of space on deck for a sunrise yoga session or work-out to balance out all that eating and drinking.

Want to sample the best local ingredients from the comfort of your yacht? Then LADY BRITT, which has availability in both the East and West Mediterranean this summer comes with her own Michelin-starred chef, while on ATLANTIC yacht, available in the West Mediterranean from early July, the classic mahogany dining room is a sophisticated setting for a fine-dining feast.

Party charters in the Mediterranean

Looking to entertain a VIP guest list on a decadent yacht charter? Then here’s where you should head.

Island? Ibiza has long been considered the ‘party isle’ thanks to its legendary clubs and night-through-to-dawn beach bars. Meanwhile, over in the East Mediterranean, since the 1960s, Mykonos has been the place to party for the jet-set and it shows no sign of letting its crown slip. We would recommend the Ushuaia club in Ibiza and the Alemàgou beach bar in Mykonos.

What yacht? The 28m sleek Ferretti ALEGRIA II charter yacht is an intimate base for those who want to party with friends before retiring to their own quiet sanctuary and is available in the Balearics this July with no delivery fee.

Meanwhile, on a DIANE charter yacht, the large fold-down beach club is the place for lazy waterside afternoons beneath blue Balearic skies to recover from the night before.

Don’t want the party to stop once you step back on board, then HELIOS charter yacht comes with everything you need for the ultimate after party, including a 100ft sun deck with oversized Jacuzzi, a foam machine, and a full nightclub setup.

Family charters in the Mediterranean

There are few places as geared up to family charters as the Mediterranean, with plenty of places for shore excursions, mile upon mile of sandy beaches to enjoy, and excellent snorkelling.

Island? Mallorca is a firm favourite with families, thanks to its on-shore attractions and blue-flag beaches, while both Corfu and Crete are famously welcoming when it comes to children.

What yacht? The family-friendly yacht CHRISTINA G, which comes with a full-beam Master, two doubles and two twins (plus two extra Pullman berths) and is available in the West and East Mediterranean, has everything you need to a laid-back family charter, including a sun deck Jacuzzi and top-notch crew.

The flexible accommodation offered by DEEP BLUE II charter yacht, in which the VIP suite can either be full beam, with an adjoining lounge area, or converted into two cabins, makes it ideal for multigenerational holidays, while families love to spend cosy evenings on board GRACE charter yacht with cinema nights in the full-beam sky lounge and two main deck doubles means they can enjoy privacy at other times too.

Adventure charters in the Mediterranean

Two kids playing piano on a family yacht charter in the Mediterranean

If you are looking for a bit more action to your holiday, then we have just the place (and the yacht) for you.

Island? Lefkada in Greece and Menorca in Spain are both great islands for those who want a little fun on their charter and to maximise use of all those water toys.

What yacht? The high-tech, high-performance sailing yacht SHAMANNA, available in the West and East Mediterranean, comes with a wide variety of water toys, from SUPs and kayaks for exploring caves and secret coves, to water-skis and wakeboards for when you want to up the ante. MYSTIC charter yacht, available in the West Mediterranean, comes with an 18ft RIB and a twin-powered 36ft tow-behind tender, plus a packed toy box, which includes wave runners, inflatable paddleboards, Seabobs, water-skis and a water slide.

PERSEUS, available from mid-June in the West Mediterranean, also comes with a trio of Seabobs, a Lift e-Foil, two Jet skis, a pair of Jet surfs, water-skis and towables.

Want to be a little intrepid on your charter and find a beach that you can have all to yourself? JAGUAR charter yacht, available in the West Mediterranean, has lots of water toys, two tenders, plus a full beach set-up, that will allow you to linger on your paradise beach a little longer.

Cultural charters in the Mediterranean

Historic cities, world-class galleries and mythological sites mean culture can be enjoyed pretty much wherever you go in the Mediterranean.

Island? Athens, home to the Parthenon, is a great launchpad for Greek islands such as Hydra and Spetses, while at the intersection of the East and West, a charter amid the islands of Turkey will be revelatory. For a lesson in Croatian history, try Hvar, which lies off the Dalmatian Coast.

What yachts? Though she is perfectly capable of long-distance cruising, the sailing yacht CROSSBOW is just as happy inshore cruising, so is ideal for a little Greek island hopping this summer. With her 160 square metre sun deck, SEVERIN*s charter yacht, which is available from 6th to 20th July in Athens this summer, is another great option for the Greek isles, while SUNRAYS with her three Jacuzzis and pool is available between mid-May and mid-June in Turkey.

For the utmost privacy on your charter, the 90m Oceanco yacht DAR is available in the Adriatic this year from early July onwards.

Laid-back charters

Not all of us want to see and do everything on holiday, sometimes we just want to kick back and relax.

Island? One of the lesser-known Croatian islands, Mljet is a great place to escape the crowds and soak up the silence, Ithaca is one of the Greek Isles where you won’t be rudely interrupted, while Formentera is like the antitheses to Ibiza.

What yacht? On BINA charter yacht, available in the East and West Mediterranean, the oversized sun deck with its Jacuzzi circled by sunpads, sun loungers, bar, dining area and attachable inflatable water slide is the perfect place to spent long, listless days.

Charter guests will love ARROW charter yacht’s sun deck, with its partially transparent Jacuzzi with sunpads forward, and the C-shaped sofas aft with more infinity views.

On VENTUM MARIS’s large sun deck, guests can choose between a Jacuzzi tub fanned by sunpads and a contraflow pool with a swim-up wet bar or clear their head in the enclosed steam room midships.

Looking to do little more than practise your dive technique while away? Then ELA charter yacht’s extendable diving platform, a rarity on a charter yacht, could be for you.

SOLO charter yacht has an oversized swim platform for guests to enjoy that which connects to a beach club with a massage room, sauna, and Hammam, while your alfresco dining will never be interrupted aboard ROCK.IT as the dining table is sheltered from the breeze by sliding glass panels.

And finally, ASAHI charter yacht’s Zen-like atmosphere with a large, cushioned lounge area aft with an on-deck Jacuzzi is the perfect place to do absolutely nothing.

Contact us to start planning your summer charter now.


29 March 2023

Written by:

Caroline Munier